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Old December 18th, 2012, 22:34
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Budget prerunner build

I figured i would start a half ass buil thread. I have wanted to build a cherokee for a long time and this one fell into my lap.

I knew I wanted the full traction kit so I ordered it minus the springs and shocks



The original plan was to use a 4" deaver coil in the front but after I put it together I didn't like the way it sat so i put a 5.5" rubicon express spring in.
Next was the shocks I put a 2.5x12" sway-away triple bypass on the front connected to a t&j upper shock mount

The picture was taken before I welded it in.
For the rear I did deaver springs and made a longer shackle.

I have 2.5x16" sway-away triple bypass for the rear that will tie into the roll cage. The plan is to put the t&j prebent cage in this weekend and mount the rear shocks. This is how the jeep sits now


The front axle is a dana 44 out of a South American xj that I put 4.56 gears in and chromoly shafts from ten factory.
The rearend is the stock 8.25 that I regeared to get me by till I build a 9"
I also did the Tom woods sye and a Tom woods driveshaft
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Old December 18th, 2012, 23:23
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Re: Budget prerunner build

IF you don't mind me asking what all did you end up spending so far?
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Old December 19th, 2012, 15:33
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Re: Budget prerunner build

How in the world did you come across a dana 44 from a South American XJ?
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Old December 19th, 2012, 15:46
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Re: Budget prerunner build

Those SAW bypass's, are those factory bypass? or did someone customize them? Also that FT trackbar is a known weak link, i remember hearing about a team who broke 2 in 1 race, and I have personally been given one free of charge while buying other parts from a complete stranger, because he had enough problems with it.


Nice build youve got going, I cant wait to see more of the build!
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Old December 19th, 2012, 15:50
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How in the world did you come across a dana 44 from a South American XJ?
and with all aftermarket brackets on it, too..
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Old December 19th, 2012, 16:54
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How in the world did you come across a dana 44 from a South American XJ?
We got one from Currie years ago. I don't recall the back story on how they got them or how many they got.
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Old December 19th, 2012, 18:50
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I think this one came from currie in early 2000s I got the housing from a buddy. Chris when are you going to sell me your 9" housing cheap?
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Old December 19th, 2012, 22:01
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Jeez this makes me wanna build mine more towards a prerunner than a expo rig!
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Old December 20th, 2012, 10:01
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I think this one came from currie in early 2000s I got the housing from a buddy. Chris when are you going to sell me your 9" housing cheap?
Ha!!! It's already cheap! PM me to discuss if you are serious and I'll cut you an extra good deal.
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Old December 21st, 2012, 10:24
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I think this one came from currie in early 2000s I got the housing from a buddy. Chris when are you going to sell me your 9" housing cheap?
hmm I don't suppose they have any left after 12 years...

Chris what stuff do you still have left from the part out?
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Old December 24th, 2012, 19:06
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I got the cage in and the rear shock mounts almost done


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Old December 24th, 2012, 19:07
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Old December 24th, 2012, 21:16
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looks pretty good for budget..keep at it.
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Old December 25th, 2012, 13:33
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what leafs are those? those look like they might be a bit stiff?
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Old December 25th, 2012, 13:55
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They are deavers I told them what i was using it for and had them tune them for that. I have only driven it on the street so i will see how they are in the dirt.

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what leafs are those? those look like they might be a bit stiff?
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