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Jeep Forums: XJ/MJ Cherokee Non-Technical Forum   09-05-2019, 07:07 PM
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Posted By Kettles
Drove to a friends house last weekend and after...

Drove to a friends house last weekend and after that 10 minutes on the highway realized I either needed ear plugs or to mess with the exhaust. The drone was intense.

So as soon as I got there I...
Jeep Forums: XJ/MJ Cherokee Non-Technical Forum   08-31-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,677
Posted By Kettles
I was going to get a super 40, but I am too cheap...

I was going to get a super 40, but I am too cheap :)
Jeep Forums: XJ/MJ Cherokee Non-Technical Forum   08-29-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,677
Posted By Kettles
Thanks. I replaced the muffler last week,...

Thanks.

I replaced the muffler last week, out with the straight through glass-pack and in with a 2.5" cherry bomb pro. I had a rusty's catback years ago that had a cherry bomb pro and I remembered...
Jeep Forums: XJ/MJ Cherokee Non-Technical Forum   08-16-2019, 04:54 PM
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Posted By Kettles
Alright, after a clusterf**k of finding the right...

Alright, after a clusterf**k of finding the right fittings, I still had to machine the inlet port fitting so it would work. But hey it works so its all good. And I now think AN stuff is the bomb and...
Jeep Forums: XJ/MJ Cherokee Non-Technical Forum   08-16-2019, 04:36 PM
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Posted By Kettles
Just made my 2-door so much more fun in a parking...

Just made my 2-door so much more fun in a parking lot...
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Jeep Forums: XJ/MJ Cherokee Non-Technical Forum   08-09-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,677
Posted By Kettles
Teaser for what is to come. ...

Teaser for what is to come.
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Jeep Forums: XJ/MJ Cherokee Non-Technical Forum   07-23-2019, 05:02 PM
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Posted By Kettles
Took a picture yesterday on the way out of work...

Took a picture yesterday on the way out of work of the 2-door (shh, this wasn't just an excuse to test my phone's wide angle lens)
Then tried to do donuts and decided the Spicer Trac-lok in this one...
Jeep Forums: XJ/MJ Cherokee Non-Technical Forum   07-04-2019, 07:29 AM
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Views: 3,966,160
Posted By Kettles
You can do it with a hammer if you are determined...

You can do it with a hammer if you are determined enough, that's how I did all my control arm bushings on my '01. I did remove the front axle though to get room to beat the axle side UCA bushings...
Jeep Forums: XJ/MJ Cherokee Non-Technical Forum   07-02-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,677
Posted By Kettles
Couple more pics. You can see there isnt much up...

Couple more pics. You can see there isnt much up travel front or rear before bump stops, and there isnt much more than that between the steering stabilizer and the oil pan, so any more lowering than...
Jeep Forums: XJ/MJ Cherokee Non-Technical Forum   07-02-2019, 04:55 PM
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Posted By Kettles
Pictures? Sent from my iPhone using...

Pictures?


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I'll take some not in the garage when I get home. Otherwise my build thread has one

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Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   07-02-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,657
Posted By Kettles
I installed 1996 zj discs on my 01 XJ Dana 35 a...

I installed 1996 zj discs on my 01 XJ Dana 35 a number of years ago. Both were abs vehicles. I pulled the abs sensors from the donor at pull a part when I got the backing plates and calipers.
...
Jeep Forums: XJ/MJ Cherokee Non-Technical Forum   07-02-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,677
Posted By Kettles
OK. Spring removal is fairly straight forward....

OK. Spring removal is fairly straight forward. Disconnect sway bar, lower shock bolts, and spring retainer tab, then stomp on the rotor/wheel hub until the axle is at full droop (when the LCA...
Jeep Forums: XJ/MJ Cherokee Non-Technical Forum   07-02-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,677
Posted By Kettles
Alrighty then. Finishing up the rear was fairly...

Alrighty then. Finishing up the rear was fairly straight forward, set axle and perches on springs, pop some bolts in, jack it up so its at ride height and check the pinion angle, then weld the...
Jeep Forums: XJ/MJ Cherokee Non-Technical Forum   07-02-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 91,816
Views: 3,966,160
Posted By Kettles
Finally finished up the lowering of my 2-door and...

Finally finished up the lowering of my 2-door and took it for a test ride. Handles amazing for a solid axle vehicle on old hard AT tires.
Jeep Forums: XJ/MJ Cherokee Non-Technical Forum   07-02-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By Kettles
I had a stripped caliper bolt on my 4-door for...

I had a stripped caliper bolt on my 4-door for probably 5 years. I had loc-tited the second bolt in, and it disappeared at some point. I bought a caliper bolt kit and this off-brand helicoil set...
Jeep Forums: XJ/MJ Cherokee Non-Technical Forum   06-23-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,677
Posted By Kettles
Yesterday I tackled the rear brakes and the...

Yesterday I tackled the rear brakes and the springs/shackles.
I have IRO's full length AAL, and their boomerang shackles. Figuring that those combined with a spring under configuration should have a...
Jeep Forums: XJ/MJ Cherokee Non-Technical Forum   06-23-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,677
Posted By Kettles
The next project on the docket was the rear end,...

The next project on the docket was the rear end, and lowering. This would be my first time removing a carrier from an axle and I was anxious about setting up gears, which is why I did not get new...
Jeep Forums: XJ/MJ Cherokee Non-Technical Forum   06-15-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,677
Posted By Kettles
So yesterday after work I decided to fix this...

So yesterday after work I decided to fix this seat problem. Thankfully I could un-bolt the seat.

I removed the seat, and cut off the bracket. I few of the welds I had to torch off because I...
Jeep Forums: XJ/MJ Cherokee Non-Technical Forum   06-15-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,677
Posted By Kettles
So I drove it to work the next day and despite...

So I drove it to work the next day and despite how much lower this seat is mounted, the seat is so firm It seemed like my head wasn't actually any further from the roof. And I was off center to the...
Jeep Forums: XJ/MJ Cherokee Non-Technical Forum   06-15-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,677
Posted By Kettles
Well, I have all my parts in a pile in the...

Well, I have all my parts in a pile in the garage!
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