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Logan got a Jeep
August 4, 2014
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So Logan got a Jeep yesterday. It was given to him to get running again and do with what he wants... He wants it lifted, He wants 35's, He wants, He wants, He wants...

1996 Cherokee with 340K miles... He gave the lady $100 just because he felt he had to give her something. Been sitting for the past 6 months after someone tried to change the starter, and never got the new one in correctly. After a good bath, we will check out the starter situation and start a list of things to do. Was told the Power Steering pump is bad. Window switches on 3 passenger do not work. Rear drivers side door only opens from the inside. Lots of little things to keep him busy for the next year before he gets his license.

I did find this lift that looks like a good deal...

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Let the fun begin...

August 4, 2014
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Congratulations. It should be a fun project.

August 4, 2014
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Awesome project! Congrats! Small fixes are easy and fun to do.

August 4, 2014
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Looks like a fun project.

I used to wheel a lot. . .

August 4, 2014
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Have Fun Logan, Get in touch With Tom Dove. He has a lifted Cherokee, Might save you some steps.

If I can't build it, then it's something that should be bought.

August 4, 2014
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Sweet!!

Um...what?

August 6, 2014
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Congrats Logan! Have fun fixing it up.

Semper Fi

August 9, 2014
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Logan Larson
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Thanks everyone!very-happy

August 9, 2014
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Nice post #1

August 10, 2014
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Nice.. I hope to see lots of details.





September 5, 2016
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Logan Larson
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Testing flex before the lift

 

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September 5, 2016
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so does this mean there's a lift in the future?

September 5, 2016
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Perfect start for a build. 96 was the last year of the old body style but did have the unibody bracing upgrades like the newer ones. Lots of junkyard upgrades available for cheap. Front is already a high-pinion Dana 30. Go to pick-and-pull on a half off day and grab a 8.25 rear end out of a 97+ and you are ready for 35s.

September 5, 2016
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Looks good I've always liked the xj's slap a long arm in front and some good chevy 63" in the rear and look out

September 5, 2016
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good for him!  I see some build parties in the future 

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September 6, 2016
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Mike G said
Looks good I've always liked the xj's slap a long arm in front and some good chevy 63" in the rear and look out  

X2 on the long arm (especially since you need 5.5"+ of lift for 35s and the stock control arm angles get rough over 4"),  

 

Google "bastard pack" for some junkyard s10/dakota/xj rear spring recipes that are bolt in.  Wont be as flexy as the 63s but wont require fabbing spring hanagers.

September 8, 2016
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I have a Rubicon Express 5.5 Long Arm kit sitting in the garage. smile

September 8, 2016
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Logan Larson said
I have a Rubicon Express 5.5 Long Arm kit sitting in the garage. smile  

Nice I can't wait to see it on there. If you need a hand just say so

September 9, 2016
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Logan Larson said
I have a Rubicon Express 5.5 Long Arm kit sitting in the garage. smile  

Must have been one hell-of-a summer job for those deep pockets.  Swing by roughstuff in loomis and pick up some unibody stiffeners.  Will add a bit more fabrication to the install but the XJ long arm kits already require plenty of welding and grinding.

September 9, 2016
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kris_olof said

Must have been one hell-of-a summer job for those deep pockets.  Swing by roughstuff in loomis and pick up some unibody stiffeners.  Will add a bit more fabrication to the install but the XJ long arm kits already require plenty of welding and grinding.  

kris_olof said

Must have been one hell-of-a summer job for those deep pockets.  Swing by roughstuff in loomis and pick up some unibody stiffeners.  Will add a bit more fabrication to the install but the XJ long arm kits already require plenty of welding and grinding.  

They do?

the one i installed was pretty easy.  It required a hole saw and some spot welding from what I remember.  It was easier than when I installed mine on my 'TJ.  

September 9, 2016
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BKGM Jeepers said 

They do?

the one i installed was pretty easy.  It required a hole saw and some spot welding from what I remember.  It was easier than when I installed mine on my 'TJ.    

Interesting. I had the complete opposite experience.

TJs just had to optional 6(?) plug welds on the slugs that had to be ground smooth.  The XJ I worked on had factory underbody coating that took a few hours to grind off and then the differences in floor stampings during the XJ production meant there was some hammering and grinding down of tabs required.  I find getting the correct weld temperature for rosette welds on thin metal to be a pain compared to the TJ frame material.

That said, its been over a decade since I helped with that project and nearly that long since i put on my LJ long arm so I might not be remembering things unbiasedly. 

September 9, 2016
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kris_olof said

Must have been one hell-of-a summer job for those deep pockets.  Swing by roughstuff in loomis and pick up some unibody stiffeners.  Will add a bit more fabrication to the install but the XJ long arm kits already require plenty of welding and grinding.  

This ?

 

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September 9, 2016
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This ?

 

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Yep, gives the rig something more like a frame than the factory beer can material.

September 9, 2016
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Hey Logan I don't know what kind of budget you have but I ran into this today and thought I would pass it along to you. 2 cherokee's for the price of 1 they are asking $1500 but I think you could get them down to $1000 without trying to hard20160909_101704.jpgImage Enlarger20160909_101653.jpgImage Enlarger20160909_101749.jpgImage Enlarger20160909_101710.jpgImage Enlarger20160909_101814.jpgImage Enlarger20160909_101821.jpgImage Enlarger20160909_101825.jpgImage Enlarger20160909_101831.jpgImage Enlarger

September 10, 2016
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kris_olof said

BKGM Jeepers said 

They do?
the one i installed was pretty easy.  It required a hole saw and some spot welding from what I remember.  It was easier than when I installed mine on my 'TJ.    

Interesting. I had the complete opposite experience.

TJs just had to optional 6(?) plug welds on the slugs that had to be ground smooth.  The XJ I worked on had factory underbody coating that took a few hours to grind off and then the differences in floor stampings during the XJ production meant there was some hammering and grinding down of tabs required.  I find getting the correct weld temperature for rosette welds on thin metal to be a pain compared to the TJ frame material.

That said, its been over a decade since I helped with that project and nearly that long since i put on my LJ long arm so I might not be remembering things unbiasedly.   

Mine didn't have any extra work like the coating you had to deal with.  It was an RE long arm front with leaf springs out back. The back is what made it easier.

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