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Re: 91 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #25 on: October 03, 2011, 12:30:28 PM »
My neutral safety switch does the same thing once in a while, I think its just an adjustment issue.
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Re: 91 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2011, 06:57:13 AM »
Your tacona is sitting at my place here in Bagdad.   You interested?
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Re: 91 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #27 on: October 15, 2011, 08:34:48 AM »
Your tacona is sitting at my place here in Bagdad.   You interested?
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Re: 91 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #28 on: October 15, 2011, 09:11:53 AM »
Your tacona is sitting at my place here in Bagdad.   You interested?

I agree with Clint.  Funny, but no thank you!! :lmao:
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Re: 91 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #29 on: October 21, 2011, 08:58:00 AM »
All i've been doing on the Jeep is pretty much Maintenance stuff. Changed the Radiator hoses, Installed new fan Clutch, I added some 4 degree shims to the rear end cuz when i installed the new Trans mount i started getting vibration at 50 MPH. I also added the Warn Diff Protector i got ftom Lee, and have been tinting the windows.

Today im getting a new Gearbox, and will be installing it probably tomorrow. So far this Jeep has not needed too much. After the Gearbox it really only needs the Power Booster for the Brakes cuz mine is dead, and i really want to chane out the gears. Looking at Probbably 4.88's since im running 33's.
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Re: 91 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2011, 09:14:15 AM »
nice work ruben, you knocked that thing out in no time.  what gears does it currently have?
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Re: 91 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #31 on: October 21, 2011, 09:59:57 AM »
Im not sure what gears are in it. I believe 3.73 or 3.55 came in it stock. My MPG is at 13, and its supposed to be at 16. I think the 33's are sapping up the 3 mpg. Anyway even with my Suburban i needed at least 4.56's with 33's and an Automatic Trans. I plan on 4,88's just for a little extra torque.
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Re: 91 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #32 on: October 21, 2011, 10:15:31 AM »
Nice work Ruben, let's get that thing on the trails!
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Re: 91 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #33 on: October 21, 2011, 06:43:13 PM »
I knoe Tony, I was just telling someone today how i wish Watson Rd. was still open. If it was i would have taken it out already.
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Re: 91 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #34 on: November 07, 2011, 01:04:49 PM »
Picked up the Booster and installed it already. Saturday a guy that i talked to awhile finally brought me his truck to work on and paid me up front so i was able to get the booster Saturday night and install it Sunday.

So now there are only 2 major things really keeping me off the dirt. #1. is extended brake lines. i lifted the rear of the Jeep last weekend to add shims to the rear axle and when the axle drooped it was being held up by the brake line so i had to loosen the brake line to allow the axlle to fully drop and give me room to install the shims.

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Can you tell what the pic shows? Well the P.O. cut up the fenders so much they are open to the cab. When i drive on a dirt road i get all the dust, mud and water ( when it rains) in the cab. SO before i go teking on any dirt roads i need to get those sealed up. I hate not having a welder :punchballs:
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Re: 91 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #35 on: November 08, 2011, 06:43:00 PM »
my brother-in-law filled his with expanding foam till he can get it welded
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Re: 91 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #36 on: November 08, 2011, 07:17:05 PM »
That's a good idea. Think I'll try that thanks.
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Re: 91 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #37 on: November 09, 2011, 01:43:16 PM »
Ruben you might want to consider how hard it will be to clean that stuff up just so you can weld it when it's time.
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Re: 91 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #38 on: November 09, 2011, 02:11:44 PM »
sawzall  :hack:
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Re: 91 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #39 on: November 09, 2011, 03:23:29 PM »
sawzall  :hack:

He's trying to fill holes in not make them bigger. Duh. :spin:
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Re: 91 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #40 on: November 09, 2011, 03:34:23 PM »
well if you cut the whole back half off is there really a hole??

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Re: 91 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #41 on: November 09, 2011, 05:20:46 PM »
Well I used the expanding foam today. With as hard as that stuff is when it dries I may not have to weld anything.

Yes, Lee I did think about how hard it would be to clean when I want to weld it up, but my need to seal it outweighs the work it will take to clean off later.

Besides this cherokee will probably end up as a toy in a few years.
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Re: 91 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #42 on: November 22, 2011, 01:30:02 PM »
Picked up my extended steel brake line for the rear brakes today.  As soon as my wife's foot is free to bleed the brakes I'll install it.

One issue Chuck helped me realize is my Trac Bar. With the XJ being lifted and having a stock Trac bar it is pulling my front axle to the Drivers Side. So my Axle is not center and that seems to be my steering and wandering issue. With my front suspension fighting the Trac Bar all the geometry in the Front End is off. So next is probably the Steering brace, cuz its fairly cheap than the Trac Bar. Then I'll be able to get some dirt under its tires.
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Re: 91 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #43 on: December 11, 2011, 07:50:25 PM »
Ordered my Track Bar today. Should have it in the next few days. I'm not used to owning a vehicle I don't have to do a lot too so my updates seem few and far between. Anyways I ordered a Kevin's Offeoad Unit which is in town. I'll post pics when I get it. At least I'll get my Axle center now.
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Re: 91 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #44 on: December 14, 2011, 10:45:31 AM »
removed the old trac bar at the axle and this is where the bar sat. Looks like 1" off. I had to use my Come Along to get the old bolt out, it was jammed to the driver side that much.


Heres the Kevins Offroad Track Bar when i Picked it up


Installation was easy all i had to modify was enlarge the bolt hole where the bar attaches at the Axle to 1/2". So far WOW what a diffference in how the Vehicle drives. Alot more stable OnRoad.




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Re: 91 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #45 on: December 14, 2011, 02:56:38 PM »
removed the old trac bar at the axle and this is where the bar sat. Looks like 1" off. I had to use my Come Along to get the old bolt out, it was jammed to the driver side that much.


Heres the Kevins Offroad Track Bar when i Picked it up


Installation was easy all i had to modify was enlarge the bolt hole where the bar attaches at the Axle to 1/2". So far WOW what a diffference in how the Vehicle drives. Alot more stable OnRoad.




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Re: 91 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #46 on: December 14, 2011, 08:43:50 PM »
removed the old trac bar at the axle and this is where the bar sat. Looks like 1" off. I had to use my Come Along to get the old bolt out, it was jammed to the driver side that much.






When you install a standard lift kit they tell you to drill a new hole 3/4 of an inch over for the track bar. When I read that I was like what!? I did like you and put in the right stuff. Looks good Ruben. :thumbup:
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Re: 91 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #47 on: December 19, 2011, 10:47:40 AM »
Today Ordered my Steering Box Brace from Kevins Offroad. Why KOR again? Their Brace mounts to both Frame rails instead of just the Pass Side. So a little more stable in my opinion. Not done yet though. Decided to add some Frame Bracing for the Gearbox area being that the XJ is a Uni-Body and im running 33" tires. Overkill maybe, but piece of mind for me. Might be going to 35" tires someday. You never Know.

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http://www.c-rok.com/sb.html

Then from there ill most likely get Sway Bar Dis-connects and add longer Stainless steel brake lines for the front to get it to flex out more. So slowly but surely the XJ is geeting what it needs to be even more dependable offroad.
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Re: 91 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #48 on: December 19, 2011, 04:48:34 PM »
looking good Ruben hope you make it in aprilwould like to see it in person and meet you.
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Re: 91 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #49 on: December 28, 2011, 11:14:06 AM »
Ok i added this Steering Box Brace from Kevins Offroad last week. Have to say again a great product. One piece, easy install, bolts up to the frame where the Sway Bar bushings bolt up. The difference as far as driving goes is night and day. I cant believe Steering Box Flex was that much of my steering. I guess the 33's really put some stress on the steering components. Anyway heres some pics.

One problem with Kevins Offroad is they still havent refunded my shipping charge and i picked this up on Dec 19th, and you cant call them its only thru Email. Might be because of the Hoildays so we will see where this goes.







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