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Offline firebane

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« on: December 22, 2017, 07:54:09 PM »
Found you guys just by a quick google. I picked up a 97 Cherokee XJ a few weeks back and enjoy the quirkyness of a Jeep.

4.0 / AW4 / D30 / 8.25

Will be looking to do a AW4 to AX15 in the New Year sometime.


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Re: New to the Forum
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2017, 08:06:56 PM »
Welcome to the forum, you find quite a few members with XJ’s built from mild to wild.
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Offline MattMan

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Re: New to the Forum
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2017, 10:09:27 PM »
Nice to see someone new from the ‘hood’... welcome!
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Offline firebane

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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2017, 09:43:36 AM »
Thanks guys. I'd like to think I could move pretty quick with this as I sometimes do but unfortunately its a slow boat for this little jeep. My main focus at the moment is just ensuring its running good.

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Re: New to the Forum
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2017, 10:04:47 AM »
Thanks guys. I'd like to think I could move pretty quick with this as I sometimes do but unfortunately its a slow boat for this little jeep. My main focus at the moment is just ensuring its running good.

I assume by "hood" you know where the pic was taken  ;D

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Re: New to the Forum
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2017, 12:05:00 PM »
Your Xj is a good platform to wheel and build off of. If everything is working properly don't be afraid to get out on a trail run with us. Make sure you have solid tow points front and rear and you're ready to go.
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Offline firebane

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Re: New to the Forum
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2017, 12:08:53 PM »
Your Xj is a good platform to wheel and build off of. If everything is working properly don't be afraid to get out on a trail run with us. Make sure you have solid tow points front and rear and you're ready to go.

Yah working on that. Front is a bit more difficult but the rear I may have a hitch lined up.

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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2017, 12:34:44 PM »
Yah working on that. Front is a bit more difficult but the rear I may have a hitch lined up.

You could use a set of YJ tow hooks and bolt them on using the existing front swaybar attachments, just need longer grade 8 bolts.
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« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2017, 05:38:21 PM »
Another XJ brother!! You'll enjoy the extra room in a "wagon". Don't let these fools razz you about the lack of frame. The unibody is good for another 30% flex.
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Offline firebane

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Re: New to the Forum
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2017, 06:25:09 PM »
Another XJ brother!! You'll enjoy the extra room in a "wagon". Don't let these fools razz you about the lack of frame. The unibody is good for another 30% flex.

Yah I was looking at a tj/yj but having a dog I wanted something with better comfort so got the Xj. I know all about the flex and if it really becomes an issue I will put stiffeners on.