It is currently Thu May 24, 2018 3:36 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 317 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 12, 13, 14, 15, 16  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: 2000 XJ (work in progress)
PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:03 am 
Offline
Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:54 am
Posts: 5818
Location: 7,000 feet, Zuni Mountains, New Mexico
Time for a new power steering pump.

PSC Motorsports 97-06 Jeep 4.0
High Performance Replacement Pump w/ Reservoir

Image

Image

_________________
2015 Ram Ecodiesel/Big Horn/4x4/Quad Cab
2016 Arctic Fox 22G/Onboard 2500 LP Cummins Onan Generator/160 Watt Solar Panel

I took the road less traveled. Now I'm LOST.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2000 XJ (work in progress)
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:40 pm 
Offline
Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:54 am
Posts: 5818
Location: 7,000 feet, Zuni Mountains, New Mexico
I will be increasing the amount of towing and towing capacity. Additionally, I will now be towing on road and at higher speeds. I have no choice but to add a stronger hitch mounting point for the increased capacity and safer towing.

Image

Image

Image

Image

_________________
2015 Ram Ecodiesel/Big Horn/4x4/Quad Cab
2016 Arctic Fox 22G/Onboard 2500 LP Cummins Onan Generator/160 Watt Solar Panel

I took the road less traveled. Now I'm LOST.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2000 XJ (work in progress)
PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:24 pm 
Offline
Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:54 am
Posts: 5818
Location: 7,000 feet, Zuni Mountains, New Mexico
dieselenthusiast wrote:

JKS shackles
* Specifically designed for the Cherokee.
* Specifically designed to optimize rear suspension travel (The extended length and boomerang design allows full compression and extension of the leaf springs)
* Increases rear ride height by approximately 1” inch
* Rigid one-piece construction prevents premature bushing fatigue, a common problem on Jeep Cherokees with inferior shackle designs.
* Greasable Dura-Thane™ bushings and hardware are included for the chassis end of each XJ Shackle for smooth, quiet operation and easy lubrication.
* A durable powdercoat finish is applied for corrosion resistance.

Image

Image

Image


It was time to level the Jeep.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

_________________
2015 Ram Ecodiesel/Big Horn/4x4/Quad Cab
2016 Arctic Fox 22G/Onboard 2500 LP Cummins Onan Generator/160 Watt Solar Panel

I took the road less traveled. Now I'm LOST.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2000 XJ (work in progress)
PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:56 pm 
Offline
Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:54 am
Posts: 5818
Location: 7,000 feet, Zuni Mountains, New Mexico
dieselenthusiast wrote:
Image


I'm happy with the chassis mounted hitch. I replaced the 11" inch drop for a much shorter drop. Now I can get back to work!


Image

The shackles helped bring up the rear.

Image

_________________
2015 Ram Ecodiesel/Big Horn/4x4/Quad Cab
2016 Arctic Fox 22G/Onboard 2500 LP Cummins Onan Generator/160 Watt Solar Panel

I took the road less traveled. Now I'm LOST.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2000 XJ (work in progress)
PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:21 pm 
Offline
Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:54 am
Posts: 5818
Location: 7,000 feet, Zuni Mountains, New Mexico
dieselenthusiast wrote:
Time for a new power steering pump.

PSC Motorsports 97-06 Jeep 4.0
High Performance Replacement Pump w/ Reservoir

Image

Image


The steering pump is installed! For those who are considering a remanufactured pump vs. a new steering pump, my suggestion is to go with the NEW PUMP. Trust me, I went through 3 pumps in less than one year.

Image

_________________
2015 Ram Ecodiesel/Big Horn/4x4/Quad Cab
2016 Arctic Fox 22G/Onboard 2500 LP Cummins Onan Generator/160 Watt Solar Panel

I took the road less traveled. Now I'm LOST.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2000 XJ (work in progress)
PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:44 am 
Offline
LOST Addict
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:59 pm
Posts: 2132
Location: Navarre FL
I'm still watching your build. Making me jealous. :(

Got rid of my XJ and all my spare projects and bought a house. :5SHOTS:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2000 XJ (work in progress)
PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:00 am 
Offline
Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:54 am
Posts: 5818
Location: 7,000 feet, Zuni Mountains, New Mexico
DirtyKK wrote:
I'm still watching your build. Making me jealous. :(


Don't be jealous. You can always buy another one. They are pretty affordable!

DirtyKK wrote:
Got rid of my XJ and all my spare projects and bought a house. :5SHOTS:


At least you have a house! I'm still trying to build mine!

_________________
2015 Ram Ecodiesel/Big Horn/4x4/Quad Cab
2016 Arctic Fox 22G/Onboard 2500 LP Cummins Onan Generator/160 Watt Solar Panel

I took the road less traveled. Now I'm LOST.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2000 XJ (work in progress)
PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:50 pm 
Offline
Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:54 am
Posts: 5818
Location: 7,000 feet, Zuni Mountains, New Mexico
Here's my first update since spring! The Jeep worked hard all summer and surpassed 190,000 miles on the odometer! It spent most of it's time at low speeds hauling logs, brush, stumps, firewood, duff, etc.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

_________________
2015 Ram Ecodiesel/Big Horn/4x4/Quad Cab
2016 Arctic Fox 22G/Onboard 2500 LP Cummins Onan Generator/160 Watt Solar Panel

I took the road less traveled. Now I'm LOST.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2000 XJ (work in progress)
PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:09 pm 
Offline
Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:54 am
Posts: 5818
Location: 7,000 feet, Zuni Mountains, New Mexico
We're going to need new tires sometime next summer, but before we buy new tires, I want to change the rims to a different size. I'm wanting a taller rim that will accommodate a taller tire without any clearance issues. In this picture, I'm test fitting the rim of choice. It's very utilitarian looking and fits my overall wants/needs.

Manufacturer: Chrysler/Dodge
OEM part#: 04782466AC or 04782466AD. According to mopardealerparts.com, 04782466AC is not available any longer and has superseded to 04782466AD directly at Mopar. In other words, it's a direct replacement.
Rim Size: 17" X 7"
Bolt Pattern: 5X114.3
Backspacing: I believe it's a 20mm offset (4.5" inches of backspacing)

Image

Image

_________________
2015 Ram Ecodiesel/Big Horn/4x4/Quad Cab
2016 Arctic Fox 22G/Onboard 2500 LP Cummins Onan Generator/160 Watt Solar Panel

I took the road less traveled. Now I'm LOST.


Last edited by dieselenthusiast on Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:08 pm, edited 6 times in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2000 XJ (work in progress)
PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:36 pm 
Offline
Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:17 am
Posts: 305
Location: Tucson, AZ
That's a great looking wheel! Classic, but unusual for a steel wheel in that it's not painted.

_________________
2003 Liberty, ARB bumper w fogs and KC SlimLites
Front Franky II HD, rear OME948 w Rancho RS9000/XL shocks
LT245/75R16C Duratracs on Moabs
4.10 gears, front & rear ARB lockers, Boulder Bars, AFE Stage 2 intake
Surco rack w BajaRack jerry can holder
Cobra 75 WX ST

06 LJ Rubi, 3.5" RE SA and 33" BFG KM2s, GenRight tank


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2000 XJ (work in progress)
PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:11 am 
Offline
LOST Junkie

Joined: Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:08 pm
Posts: 868
Location: Charlotte, NC
Looks great! I'm working on a XJ build myself.

_________________
2009 Jeep Liberty Sport Deep Water Blue
Skyjacker Coil Lift * 16x8 Cragar Soft 8s * 245-70-16 Cooper Discoverer HTP * Hypertech Econ Tuner * Renegade Headlights * RRO Roof Rails * Oscar Mike Decals


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2000 XJ (work in progress)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:41 pm 
Offline
Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:54 am
Posts: 5818
Location: 7,000 feet, Zuni Mountains, New Mexico
Draco wrote:
That's a great looking wheel! Classic, but unusual for a steel wheel in that it's not painted.


Thanks! I'm hoping to have them painted soon.

LKWJeeper wrote:
Looks great! I'm working on a XJ build myself.


You should start a build thread. 8)

_________________
2015 Ram Ecodiesel/Big Horn/4x4/Quad Cab
2016 Arctic Fox 22G/Onboard 2500 LP Cummins Onan Generator/160 Watt Solar Panel

I took the road less traveled. Now I'm LOST.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2000 XJ (work in progress)
PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:51 am 
Offline
Moderator / Lifetime Member
Moderator / Lifetime Member

Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:49 pm
Posts: 27683
Location: Central Ohio/ Tanzania
I keep looking at those wheels and really like them but still keep coming up with Metric: 5 X 115
Standard: 5 X 4.52

Read more: Wheel Bolt Pattern Cross Reference Database and Conversion Guide: CHRYSLER 300C RWD AWD SRTS http://www.roadkillcustoms.com/hot-rods ... z3Q6lfxfbR

_________________
MUDD'S MOTORSPORT'S We do IFS lift installs ,
03 OVERLAND EDITION /Kilby-Skidrow-Mopar-4XGuard skids/ 2.5 inch TOTAL CONTROL JBA coilovers -JBA Arms/MOABS-31 Goodyears/ 4.10's etc, 04 Kilimanjaro Edition loaded


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2000 XJ (work in progress)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:02 am 
Offline
Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:54 am
Posts: 5818
Location: 7,000 feet, Zuni Mountains, New Mexico
tommudd wrote:
I keep looking at those wheels and really like them but still keep coming up with Metric: 5 X 115
Standard: 5 X 4.52

Read more: Wheel Bolt Pattern Cross Reference Database and Conversion Guide: CHRYSLER 300C RWD AWD SRTS http://www.roadkillcustoms.com/hot-rods ... z3Q6lfxfbR


Some part numbers list them as 5x114.3 and other part numbers list them as 5x4.5. Mopar discontinued all the part numbers and now offers one wheel to cover all previous part numbers: 4782466AA, 4782466AC, 4782466AB, 4782466AD

I found them listed like this:
•Steel Road Wheel
•Black
•Dimensions: 17x7
•Primary Bolt Pattern: 5x114.3/5x4.5

Replaces OE#:
•4782466AA
•4782466AD

If I didn't know others who have actually mounted tires and ran the wheels, I would be hesitant also. But the guys I have talked to on the XJ and Wrangler forums said they have wheeled them and put a lot of miles on the rims without any problems. At this point, I'm pretty comfortable with my decision, especially after test fitting them.

_________________
2015 Ram Ecodiesel/Big Horn/4x4/Quad Cab
2016 Arctic Fox 22G/Onboard 2500 LP Cummins Onan Generator/160 Watt Solar Panel

I took the road less traveled. Now I'm LOST.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2000 XJ (work in progress)
PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:31 pm 
Offline
Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:54 am
Posts: 5818
Location: 7,000 feet, Zuni Mountains, New Mexico
Now that summer is soon approaching, it is time to get the Jeep in good working order. The Jeep needed new tires, so I decided on a set of 5 Goodyear DuraTrac SL 245/70/R17 tires. I had them mounted to the new rims that were painted grey.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

_________________
2015 Ram Ecodiesel/Big Horn/4x4/Quad Cab
2016 Arctic Fox 22G/Onboard 2500 LP Cummins Onan Generator/160 Watt Solar Panel

I took the road less traveled. Now I'm LOST.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2000 XJ (work in progress)
PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:16 pm 
Offline
Moderator / Lifetime Member
Moderator / Lifetime Member

Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:49 pm
Posts: 27683
Location: Central Ohio/ Tanzania
Wheels and tires look really good Rhett!

_________________
MUDD'S MOTORSPORT'S We do IFS lift installs ,
03 OVERLAND EDITION /Kilby-Skidrow-Mopar-4XGuard skids/ 2.5 inch TOTAL CONTROL JBA coilovers -JBA Arms/MOABS-31 Goodyears/ 4.10's etc, 04 Kilimanjaro Edition loaded


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2000 XJ (work in progress)
PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:36 pm 
Offline
Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:54 am
Posts: 5818
Location: 7,000 feet, Zuni Mountains, New Mexico
tommudd wrote:
Wheels and tires look really good Rhett!


Thanks, Tom. I'm very happy with how everything turned out. I went from a 30/9.5/R15 (29.9” tall) to a 245/70/17 (30.6” tall). This is about the maximum height that I would want to go.

_________________
2015 Ram Ecodiesel/Big Horn/4x4/Quad Cab
2016 Arctic Fox 22G/Onboard 2500 LP Cummins Onan Generator/160 Watt Solar Panel

I took the road less traveled. Now I'm LOST.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2000 XJ (work in progress)
PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:19 pm 
Offline
Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:17 am
Posts: 305
Location: Tucson, AZ
Looks good and functional! Not a look you're going to see every day.

I have an appointment to have some Duratracs installed on my KJ on Saturday morning. My BFG TA/KO tires still have life in them and drive better now that they're worn in. But I want to try the Duratracs. Won't look as cool as yours.

_________________
2003 Liberty, ARB bumper w fogs and KC SlimLites
Front Franky II HD, rear OME948 w Rancho RS9000/XL shocks
LT245/75R16C Duratracs on Moabs
4.10 gears, front & rear ARB lockers, Boulder Bars, AFE Stage 2 intake
Surco rack w BajaRack jerry can holder
Cobra 75 WX ST

06 LJ Rubi, 3.5" RE SA and 33" BFG KM2s, GenRight tank


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2000 XJ (work in progress)
PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:51 am 
Offline
Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:54 am
Posts: 5818
Location: 7,000 feet, Zuni Mountains, New Mexico
Draco wrote:
Looks good and functional! Not a look you're going to see every day.


Thanks. Even though it's my ranch vehicle, I still use it as a daily commuter and occasional grocery getter. I want it to look good and be functional.

Draco wrote:
I have an appointment to have some Duratracs installed on my KJ on Saturday morning. My BFG TA/KO tires still have life in them and drive better now that they're worn in. But I want to try the Duratracs. Won't look as cool as yours.


Our KJ will be getting DuraTracs once the Firestone Destination A/Ts are ready to be swapped out. I still have a lot of tread on the Firestones, though! As a matter of fact, I'm about to turn 50,000 miles on the KJ. :mrgreen:

_________________
2015 Ram Ecodiesel/Big Horn/4x4/Quad Cab
2016 Arctic Fox 22G/Onboard 2500 LP Cummins Onan Generator/160 Watt Solar Panel

I took the road less traveled. Now I'm LOST.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2000 XJ (work in progress)
PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:00 am 
Offline
LOST Addict
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:00 pm
Posts: 3344
Location: Jersey
I dig your wheel and tire setup. Looks like a great and capable Jeep.

_________________
2008 Black Jeep Liberty Sport
4.7L throttle body
Old Man Emu lift
Sky Slider
Hypertech Max Energy
K&N CAI
Gibson stainless steel exhaust
Blacked out
ScanGauge2
BFG All Terrrain 225/75/16
JBA upper control arms


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 317 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 12, 13, 14, 15, 16  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group. Color scheme by ColorizeIt!
Logo by pixeldecals.com