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Old 10-21-2011, 12:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Been a Ford man all my life until last weekend....picked up my very first wrangler..a '95 with tons and can't wait to get started on finishing this other dude's project that he had no more time for....

Bear with me, I'll be on here quite a bit asking some silly questions I'm sure but it's just that the jeep brand is completely foreign to me and will need some help and insight...

I hear alot about people using a chevy astro van steering box, what's the advantage?
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Old 10-21-2011, 01:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The astro van box is only used for stretching the front axle more than 6 inches.. You need to focus on getting some stronger axles, gears and lockers for bigger tires. Then body armor and recovery and of course a cage as your wheeling gets more technical with your new mods.. Pick up a couple jeep books at Barnes and Nobel and some issues of JP off ebay..
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Old 10-21-2011, 01:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ok, he has already put in an older dodge d60 up front with xj springs but are badly de-arching so I'm thinking about cherokee springs, he cut off the steering knuckle to allow for H-1 two piece wheels to fit so I need to fabricate off of high steer kingpin arms and such....just thought now would be the time to swap boxes if needed....thanks for the input!
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There are a few manufacturers of high steer arms that are made to clear stock H1 wheels, if that is the plan. Check the vendor section here and see if there are any sales going on now.

What other stuff has been done to the jeep? Rear end? Rear suspension? Drivetrain?

And PS, an Xj and a cherokee are the same thing
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Old 10-22-2011, 12:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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There are a few manufacturers of high steer arms that are made to clear stock H1 wheels, if that is the plan. Check the vendor section here and see if there are any sales going on now.

What other stuff has been done to the jeep? Rear end? Rear suspension? Drivetrain?

And PS, an Xj and a cherokee are the same thing
Pretty good base..14 bolt rear, dodge 60 front, xj leafs all around, 4.0,auto, 300 twin sticked...sorry, I meant to say wj leafs?
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WJ's (which are 99-04 Grand Cherokee's BTW) do not have leaf springs.

It does sound like a good start. What in all do you have planned? Maybe post up some pics and we can let ya know what we think or notice that you maynot have.
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Old 10-23-2011, 06:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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WJ's (which are 99-04 Grand Cherokee's BTW) do not have leaf springs.

It does sound like a good start. What in all do you have planned? Maybe post up some pics and we can let ya know what we think or notice that you maynot have.
Again, sorry for the "not knowing my jeeps" comments...but having a dilema deciding on keeping xj leafs all the way around or at least 3 link front, leafs out back? Definately on a budget type of build until I can sell my old ford stepside crawler and free up some cash...

This dude actually acquired and put true H-1 2 piece wheels on with junky rollers so I 've got the beadlock/runflat part covered, right? You can air down to practically nothing with the H-1's, correct?

I'm going for a 4.88 gear set and only about a 38" tire, prob. spool out back, detroit in front after I figure out the best way to get rid of the old style "selectro" hubs on the dodge front axle....I'll have to post up a pic or two soon to let you jeep guys see it over, I couldn't pass up this deal even though it took up a whole weekend driving up to mass. to get her....
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