I'll post some specs on each rig on the following posts. I get the most questions about the trail rig so I will start with it. I bought the XJ 3 years ago with 180k on the clock. It had been partially built with a RE4.5 SF lift, 32" MT's and the snorkelfor $1500. Being the anal mechanic I am, I took the Jeep apart and started over!
Here is where I am at with it;
1996 Cherokee Country, 4.0/AW4/NP 231, 180k
Stock, w/Firepower ignition system
Stock, I have a Hayden tranny cooler and a B&M tranny temp guage on it to pro-long its life.
D-30 front w/Aussie Locker, Longfield birfs/shafts and 4.10 gears. Chryco 8.25 rear w/Detroit Locker and Yukon shafts, 4.10 gears. RuffStuff covers.
Rubicon Express 4.5 superflex springs, ACOS, Currie Johnny joint LCA’s, Currie HD JJ track bar, JKS quicker disconnects, Rockman JJ adjustable UCA’s, RE Drop Brackets and braces, home made bumpstops, OME NitroCharger shocks.
Rubicon Express 4.5 superflex springs, homemade DPG style adjustable bump stops. OME Nitrocharger shocks, raised shock mounts. H.D. Off Road Engineering shackle relocation brackets.
NP 231 with Advance Adapters HD SYE and Tom Woods shaft.
OEM front engine skid, Warn T-case skid, Tomken tank skid, Detours sliders/stiffeners. RuffStuff covers.
Logans Metal Products bumper and WARN xD9000i winch, receiver hitch.
Tires and wheels;
35x12.5 BFG MT’s, Craiger soft 8’s.
All stock. Custom tool/parts box in the rear for the gear. UltimateAir CO2. Uniden CB/Firestick antenna., GPS and Nav system. iPod hooked to amp for my tunes.
New front and rear axles both locked with Aussie lockers and geared to 4.88. The front axle will be a “trussed” D-30 HP housing and the rear will be a “trussed” 8.25. All parts are purchased. The rear axle is built and ready for install, I’m setting up the front right now. A new NP231 w/Advance Adaptors HD SYE, Tera 2-low is waiting to be installed as well.