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Old February 5th, 2009, 16:14
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CrazyJim's Jeepspeed/Prerunner XJ build

Current Specs as of Feb. 5th, 2009

2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport, A/T, 4.0, 4wd.

Suspension:
  • JKS Acos Pro's with 2" Air Bumps
  • Full Traction front coil springs
  • 4.5" Alcan built Deaver stretched rear leafs
  • 1.5" JKS Boomerang Shackles
  • 12" Stroke Fox 2.0 8 way adjustable reservoir shocks (front)
  • 10" Stroke Fox 2.0 8 way adjustable reservoir shocks (rear)
  • RE HD Trac Bar and Drop bracket
  • Full Traction LCA's
  • RCX Drop Brackets
  • Custom Fabbed Energy Suspension poly rear bumps
Chassis/Drivetrain:
  • TNT 3/16" frame stiffeners
  • TMR 1/8" front frame plates
  • T&J/Currie tubular subframe connectors/stiffeners
  • OTRFabwerks Front & Rear tube prerunner bumpers
  • OTRFabwerks Rock Rails (rocker replacement version)
  • Np231 Advanced Adapters SYE installed by XJJeeper19
  • Dumped Exhaust
  • HP D30 open 3.55
  • C8.25 open 3.55
  • Centerline Telstar 15x7 aluminum wheels
  • BFG Baja T/A 33x10.50x15
Other:
  • AutoPal E-Code h4 Headlight housings
  • Hi/Lo HID conversion
  • BajaDesigns Soltek LaPaz 8" offroad lights w/ Bajahid.com HID conversion
  • Glassworks 4.5" flare fiberglass fenders

Ok so with that out of the way, here's a little background on my Jeep. I bought it in January of 2008, and in less than a year it's made quite a transformation. I can only hope it'll continue it's progression in the year to follow!


















Some Video:


Ocotillo Wells New Years 2009 Compilation Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=in9l2pUsCHw


Shell Reef Double Jump Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pNGDdYzMQs






As of right now, the Jeep is about to go down for some serious surgery. I've reached the point of no return, and I have no real weekend projects for it anymore. Anything and everything I need to do from here on out is going to take some time. Therefore things will slow down a bit, but the plans on the waiting list are as follows:

  • Full DOM 1.5" roll cage
  • Custom built upper and lower control arms with heims, possibly long arm
  • 2.5" bypass shocks in the rear, through the floor, 16" travel
  • Deaver Spring under conversion
  • 2.5" bypass coilovers up front w/ engine cage
  • Trussed front and rear axles
  • DOM heim steering


Anyway! That's her so far! Stay tuned for more!!!

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Old February 5th, 2009, 16:28
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Re: CrazyJim's Jeepspeed/Prerunner build

all i got to say is....sick!!!!
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Old February 5th, 2009, 16:37
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Re: CrazyJim's Jeepspeed/Prerunner build

You're going to bend your D30
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Old February 5th, 2009, 17:10
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Re: CrazyJim's Jeepspeed/Prerunner build

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Current Specs as of Feb. 5th, 2009




  • Full DOM 1.5" roll cage


Anyway! That's her so far! Stay tuned for more!!!
I would go 1.75 on the cage. My buddy did the math at the steal yard and it was like a 14 pound difference when he did his cage. It is the wall thickness that really adds the weight on.
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Old February 5th, 2009, 17:15
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all i got to say is....sick!!!!
Thanks man! Hope you can stick around and we can sway you to the darkside of go fast

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You're going to bend your D30
Where were you 6 months ago :illegalflipoffsmilie:

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I would go 1.75 on the cage. My buddy did the math at the steal yard and it was like a 14 pound difference when he did his cage. It is the wall thickness that really adds the weight on.
I've considered it, but 1.5 from what I've seen will hold up well... and my main reason is weight, but also the ability to tuck. I dunno, I've thought about doing the main section out of 1.75 and all support bars and braces at 1.5".
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Old February 5th, 2009, 17:21
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I've considered it, but 1.5 from what I've seen will hold up well... and my main reason is weight, but also the ability to tuck. I dunno, I've thought about doing the main section out of 1.75 and all support bars and braces at 1.5".
Most of mine is 1.75 but I did do a few cross bars in 1.5. I am 6' tall and bout 200 pounds and have plenty of room everywhere.













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Old February 5th, 2009, 17:42
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Re: CrazyJim's Jeepspeed/Prerunner build

Schweeettt!!!

-Frankie
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Old February 5th, 2009, 20:45
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Re: CrazyJim's Jeepspeed/Prerunner build

Wow, nice pics, and finnally a prerunner forum, now that I have sold mine.. hahah
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Old February 5th, 2009, 22:47
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Very nice , how does it handle the landings ? I like the Glassworks fenders , my MJ needs a pair.
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Where were you 6 months ago :illegalflipoffsmilie:


I'm just bitter because I bent one doing a hell of alot less.
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Re: CrazyJim's Jeepspeed/Prerunner build

Keep up the work Jim! Your jeep is schweeeeet!
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Old February 6th, 2009, 11:08
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Re: CrazyJim's Jeepspeed/Prerunner build

hows the 3.55s & the 33s ??
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Very nice!
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Old February 6th, 2009, 11:38
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Wow, nice pics, and finnally a prerunner forum, now that I have sold mine.. hahah
Muahahaha, it was all a scheme!!!

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Very nice , how does it handle the landings ? I like the Glassworks fenders , my MJ needs a pair.
Handles the landings GREAT! Air bumps are FTW. And the glassworks have been good to me, have held up great. The fitment was horrible though at first, and still isn't great... but I suppose that's just life with glass.

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Schweeettt!!!

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Thanks, looking forward to seeing your next build here as well

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I'm just bitter because I bent one doing a hell of alot less.
Hahaha it's definitely not hard. Mine actually isn't that bad, it's my C's that are effed.

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Keep up the work Jim! Your jeep is schweeeeet!
Thanks! Feel free to hang around the jeepspeed section more

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hows the 3.55s & the 33s ??
Not bad at all for me, but my motor also only has 90k on it, vs. the 200+ most guys have. Eventually I'll regear, but the 3.55's keep me moving just fine, and in low for crawling I have absolutely NO complaints... not the sheepish dog some would have you believe.

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Very nice!
Thanks... it'd be way nicer with a certain leduc built HP D30 so I can just run my coilovers finally
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Old February 7th, 2009, 16:09
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Re: CrazyJim's Jeepspeed/Prerunner build

Hey Jim.... You need a sticker that says "My Jeep is faster than your Jeep".
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