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Old 09-24-2012
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Icon6 Project Cheap HEEP

Finally bought me another 4x4. Its a 1989 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer. Has the 4.0/twin stick. Plans are to lift it and turn it into a trail rig. Only has a 196k miles on it which is low for the year so it runs great.

This will be a long term project, but I am hoping to have most of what I want done in a year.

I will be starting off with a rusty's offroad 3" lift I scored off CL for 50 bucks. Only thing its missing is new shocks. Gonna try and find a decent set of used wheels/tires for it. The ones on it now are warn/cupped/dry rotting.

List of future mods long term:
3" lift for now and slowly upgrade to more lift.
wheels/tires
regear
front and rear bumpers(rear with tire carrier)
Roof basket with lights
winch
and when the time comes refresh the engine/trans

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Here's where it starts. I will hopefully have the lift and new tires on in the next couple of weeks!
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Going to be a good project. We started my bro-in-law's XJ with a 3" kit and it's evolved into a 6.5" BDS long arm kit and a cage in no time. lol
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I hope you keep those wheels, they make it
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Going to be a good project. We started my bro-in-law's XJ with a 3" kit and it's evolved into a 6.5" BDS long arm kit and a cage in no time. lol
lol I dont doubt it. I know I will eventually do a long arm kit. Just not any time soon.

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I hope you keep those wheels, they make it
They will be on there until I need a tire that is to wide for the wheel or I get a damn good deal on wheels/tires. They will go to the garage once they come off.
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Idk why but those wheels are awesome, they just fit it so well
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Idk why but those wheels are awesome, they just fit it so well
because they are classic and will look awesome with some mud tires
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Looks good man...my boss has a 1978 (I think) Golden Eagle Jeep he is restoring. Should be interesting to watch the progress of both.
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make the doors pop on and off with clips! so sick riding in an open cab Cherokee!
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Idk why but those wheels are awesome, they just fit it so well
Those wheels remind me of the general lee's rims for some reason.

Paint it orange and put a confederate flag on the roof. Then wheel the **** outta it!
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Well cheap heep is a no go. Found some issues I didn't want to mess with. So I sold it. I will be on the hunt for a different one. So this can be deleted.
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what were those issues?
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what were those issues?
Motor started to crap out on it and clutch wasn't wanting to engage. So I decide just to sell it and find another in a month or so.
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Those are just the signs of an awesome powertrain swap!
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Those are just the signs of an awesome powertrain swap!
the 4.0 that was in it is a perfect motor, but I am going to aim for a newer model. They improved on some things in the 90's.
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the last generation xjs had much better axles from what I am told
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the last generation xjs had much better axles from what I am told
Pretty sure they had dana44 rear and dana35 front if I recall. I think mine had the chrysler 8.25 and dana30.
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It would be a dana 30 no matter what but the 44 is correct. dana 35 is a ranger front end
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