NAXJA Forums -::- North American XJ Association  

Go Back   NAXJA Forums -::- North American XJ Association > NAXJA Unibody Jeep Technical Forums > Jeep Cherokee XJ (1984 - 2001) > Modified Tech Discussion
HOME Member FAQ Sponsor Info Rules Bylaws E-Mail

Modified Tech Discussion Forum for Tech related discussion for Modified XJ's and MJ's.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31  
Old June 24th, 2020, 05:27
whitexj98 whitexj98 is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Fraser, MI
Posts: 2,186
Re: JK 44s and other Fun Stuff

So with all the fab done time to clean and paint...







One thing I wanted to address was carrier preload, It pretty much fell out with the caps off. I was able to get .003" shims on both sides, carrier went in nice and tight.



Put in Dynatrac ball joint rebuild kits, neat setup.







Charged the bumps up to 150 PSI





All in









Drove it around and all seemed pretty good but I still felt like there was more play in the gear box then there should be. I have a PSC HD OE style box but deiced to upgrade to the big bore box tapped for Hydro assist for any future upgrade. PSC claim 30% increase with just the box. It definitely made a difference.





Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old June 24th, 2020, 07:58
IslanderOffRoad's Avatar
IslanderOffRoad IslanderOffRoad is offline
NAXJA Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 9,004
Re: JK 44s and other Fun Stuff

looks great. love the extra width from these axles, its about perfect.
__________________
John V.
RRC VP
01 XJ Sport 2 door 5spd/4WD- 4" lift, Rubi wheels/tires JCR bumpers/sliders, armor, Rubi 44, Ford 8.8, 4.56's, ARBs.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old June 24th, 2020, 14:26
techno1154's Avatar
techno1154 techno1154 is online now
NAXJA Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: In the islands
Posts: 2,497
Re: JK 44s and other Fun Stuff

What is the ride like with those Bilstein's up front?

Great XJ builds are always a turn on for me.
__________________
Patrick

#594
1996 XJ; 4.0L; AW4; NP231; SYE; D30 and D44; ECTED; 4.10 gears; 30X9.5 -15 BFG/AT/KO; 3" lift; Rusty's LCA; JKS ADJ UCA; Kevins ADJ Track bar; Drawtite Front Receiver; Dual Electric Fans; Dual Battaries.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old June 24th, 2020, 16:31
whitexj98 whitexj98 is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Fraser, MI
Posts: 2,186
Re: JK 44s and other Fun Stuff

Quote:
Originally Posted by techno1154 View Post
What is the ride like with those Bilstein's up front?

Great XJ builds are always a turn on for me.
Ride is good. Not sure its all that much different then the 5100s I had before. I have taken it out through some go fast and no complaints really.
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old June 24th, 2020, 16:54
techno1154's Avatar
techno1154 techno1154 is online now
NAXJA Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: In the islands
Posts: 2,497
Re: JK 44s and other Fun Stuff

Quote:
Originally Posted by whitexj98 View Post
Ride is good. Not sure its all that much different then the 5100s I had before. I have taken it out through some go fast and no complaints really.
I ask because I will be buying a set of the 5160's for my XJ. The 5165 rode very well but those I have are too long for my 4" lift XJ. The adopter at the top did not help either. I will try to get some 255/70 valving with stem at the top and eye at the bottom instead of eye top and bottom.
__________________
Patrick

#594
1996 XJ; 4.0L; AW4; NP231; SYE; D30 and D44; ECTED; 4.10 gears; 30X9.5 -15 BFG/AT/KO; 3" lift; Rusty's LCA; JKS ADJ UCA; Kevins ADJ Track bar; Drawtite Front Receiver; Dual Electric Fans; Dual Battaries.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old June 25th, 2020, 16:50
ShoeterMcgav's Avatar
ShoeterMcgav ShoeterMcgav is offline
NAXJA Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Colorado
Posts: 585
Re: JK 44s and other Fun Stuff

Quote:
Originally Posted by techno1154 View Post
I ask because I will be buying a set of the 5160's for my XJ. The 5165 rode very well but those I have are too long for my 4" lift XJ. The adopter at the top did not help either. I will try to get some 255/70 valving with stem at the top and eye at the bottom instead of eye top and bottom.
Sooooo... you have some eye to eye 5165s for sale?? Lmk collapsed and extended lengths if so-

Sorry to thread jack.



Finished result looks SEXY!! Nice work Op
__________________
97 XJ lift lockers 35s mid arms 9"/hp30 trussed warn hubs wj brakes 1ton OTK 4.56s etc work in progress..
93zj BEAST 35s Claytons LAs 44/hp30 lockers bumpers headers etc $old
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old June 26th, 2020, 09:07
XJEEPER's Avatar
XJEEPER XJEEPER is offline
NAXJA Member # 13
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Wasatch Range
Posts: 9,076
Re: JK 44s and other Fun Stuff

Quote:
Originally Posted by whitexj98 View Post

Arms were not going to work, I made a bender setup for my press but the arms were still not long enough after bends so I ordered up longer ones from Currie.




Digging the build. My son is in the process of prepping JK axles for XJ truss/mounts for his swap. He picked up a pair of never-installed Rancho Hi-steer JK knuckles for $150.00

Make sure that you gusset your Anti-Rock arms......mine tweaked at the bends and I had to add gussets.



__________________
Speak the Truth-Question with Boldness
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old June 26th, 2020, 15:33
techno1154's Avatar
techno1154 techno1154 is online now
NAXJA Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: In the islands
Posts: 2,497
Re: JK 44s and other Fun Stuff

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShoeterMcgav View Post
Sooooo... you have some eye to eye 5165s for sale?? Lmk collapsed and extended lengths if so-

Sorry to thread jack.



Finished result looks SEXY!! Nice work Op

Bilstein B8 5165 25-187717
Collapsed Length (IN) - 16.14
Extended Length (IN) - 27.4
Mount Type - Eye-to-Eye
Upper Mount Type - Eye 5/8in
Lower Mount Type - Eye 5/8in
__________________
Patrick

#594
1996 XJ; 4.0L; AW4; NP231; SYE; D30 and D44; ECTED; 4.10 gears; 30X9.5 -15 BFG/AT/KO; 3" lift; Rusty's LCA; JKS ADJ UCA; Kevins ADJ Track bar; Drawtite Front Receiver; Dual Electric Fans; Dual Battaries.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old June 28th, 2020, 12:26
ShoeterMcgav's Avatar
ShoeterMcgav ShoeterMcgav is offline
NAXJA Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Colorado
Posts: 585
Re: JK 44s and other Fun Stuff

Pmed
__________________
97 XJ lift lockers 35s mid arms 9"/hp30 trussed warn hubs wj brakes 1ton OTK 4.56s etc work in progress..
93zj BEAST 35s Claytons LAs 44/hp30 lockers bumpers headers etc $old
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old June 28th, 2020, 13:31
techno1154's Avatar
techno1154 techno1154 is online now
NAXJA Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: In the islands
Posts: 2,497
Re: JK 44s and other Fun Stuff

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShoeterMcgav View Post
Pmed
I installed today a set that was/is for the JK. Amazing ride. The el-cheepo were as useful a worn out bicycle pump.

I will crunch some numbers and PM you.
__________________
Patrick

#594
1996 XJ; 4.0L; AW4; NP231; SYE; D30 and D44; ECTED; 4.10 gears; 30X9.5 -15 BFG/AT/KO; 3" lift; Rusty's LCA; JKS ADJ UCA; Kevins ADJ Track bar; Drawtite Front Receiver; Dual Electric Fans; Dual Battaries.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Non-XJ Stuff (2014-2018 Chevy Silverado Stuff) 4xpete SoCal For Sale 3 December 29th, 2019 10:15
stock bilstien rear shocks, dana 30 pinion yoke, other random stuff 8.8 stuff blondejoncherokee Sierra Chapter For Sale 0 September 28th, 2012 23:45
Sprng break/moving sale, Jeep stuff/Other stuff ebxjbob For Sale: Private Party Only. XJ ITEMS ONLY 5 March 8th, 2007 20:13


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 13:41.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
NAXJA and NAXJA logo's Copyright NAXJA. All content/images Copyright NAXJA 1999-2014