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1998 Jeep Cherokee XJ Build

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Started prepping the Chrysler 8.25 axle for primer and painting. I’m hoping to install the leafs and new axle at the same time to avoid double work!

 

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where you running any angled shims in the rear to get the pinion angle where you want it? i wonder how the RE springs will affect that.

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where you running any angled shims in the rear to get the pinion angle where you want it? i wonder how the RE springs will affect that.

 

Yeah the Rough Country springs come with preinstalled shims (I’m assuming it’s 4° shims). Im interested too to see how it will be affected. A SYE and Tom Woods driveshaft is on the list already, so I will be able to determine then

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Took the Jeep for its maiden voyage today after doing some minor alignment myself. It’s difficult to dial it in perfectly with the eye and tape measure, but once the upper control arms and new steering rod is installed I’ll get it done at the shop. Pleased to say there were no major flaws.

 

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Also made up a plate for my back cubby hole. Decided to install a fire extinguisher, as well as replace my 4ft FireStik with a 3ft one for everyday city driving. The 4ft struggles to fit into the garage.

 

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Also took off my door panel to add some insulation, install new panel clips and repair my dry solder joints on the master control switch. My passenger side window was very intermittent when trying to open from the passenger side switch. Opened up the board and resoldered all the connections. 2 of them were visibly cracked, but I decided to do all of them just in case.

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I had the 4ft firestick for a while. It would smack the side of my jeep on the trail & drive me nuts. I ended up with a 4ft whip and I also have a baby 2 foot antenna for city cruising.

Nice work on the master control switch. Mine used to cut off completely at times and I could tell when the little green lights went out. Luckily I was able to crack the door open and things would work again until I replaced mine but it sure was expensive.

Now there's replacements from Amazon for $20:(

 

Did you run into any tire rub issues out on the trail?

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I had the 4ft firestick for a while. It would smack the side of my jeep on the trail & drive me nuts. I ended up with a 4ft whip and I also have a baby 2 foot antenna for city cruising.

Nice work on the master control switch. Mine used to cut off completely at times and I could tell when the little green lights went out. Luckily I was able to crack the door open and things would work again until I replaced mine but it sure was expensive.

Now there's replacements from Amazon for $20:(

 

Did you run into any tire rub issues out on the trail?

 

Yeah the 4ft is just too much, would also smack the sides of my Jeep.

 

I did yes - my first time I took it out to Bulldog Canyon while I was still running my stock fenders without bumpstops. I ripped off every fender, which then made me decide to take the stock ones off and bumpstop correctly. I will soon get a pair of Napier V2's

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Rubicon Express 3.5” springs and CavFab adjustable upper control arms have arrived! Will hopefully get it in by the weekend

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Had some free time today so I installed the rear leafs, CavFab adjustable upper control arms and IRO steering rod! Whilst I had the springs out I thought it would be appropriate to install the boomerang shackles I bought a while ago. Went for a quick ride and must say there is quite a vast improvement of ride quality in the rear. It sits slightly higher than I anticipated, but I’m sure it will still settle. Plus when loaded with gear and a bumper etc it’ll weigh it down too a little.

 

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