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Pete said I should post something about my Cherokee. Well here she is in all her beaten glory. Got it back in 2013 bone stock. Now it has a 5.5” lift with RE coil springs, IRO leafs, Boostwerks shackles, and HD offroad no lift shackle relocation boxes. 4.6 stroker, bored TB, 4 hole injectors. XO-fab cage with extra tubes. 2x6 sliders which hold the air from my viair 444c compressors. PRP harnesses with stock Cherokee seats for now. Locked front and rear, d30 8.25, 4.56 gears front is sleeved and c gusseted. Probably missing stuff because I’ve done so much. Anyone want to know anything specific?

 

 

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that cage is awesome :D  what did you tie into inside the front fender?

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that cage is awesome   what did you tie into inside the front fender?

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The slider and the firewall

 

 

 

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nice tie-in spot!  :L:  you do some great work.

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nice tie-in spot!  :L:  you do some great work.

I don’t get the credit for the welds, I had the idea to tie it to the fire wall, to move some of the tubes and add tube to the inside, and to use the clamps on the a pillar, but I didn’t weld it. I can weld, but I had Tommy Glenn weld the cage for me. He’s a local fab guy who builds the ultra 4 chassis for Chris May.
A) he knows what he’s doing as he’s been welding longer than I’ve been alive.
B) I don’t have a welder strong enough for structural work
C) if I had messed some angles up or spaced something wrong I would know about it and it would drive me crazy forever.
It was very reasonable to have it all welded up, tube added and have some 2x6 added to my bumper80f7a82e57c2c5afb70a2984b97a8495.jpg


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I did the same.  I prefer a pro doing the work that keeps me alive. :D 

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I’ve been really wanting some tube fenders so I can keep trees away from the body and keep some mud off the windows. I also want to do some more tube work in the front. I’ve been thinking tubes under the fender and out the headerpanel to a stinger or grill hoop of sorts so if it goes over the radiator doesn’t get smashed.


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steel flares are never a bad idea :D 

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Great toy. I also like the cage. 
 

Where did you get the Stroker done at, or did you do it yourself? And are you happy you did it?

 

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Great toy. I also like the cage. 
 
Where did you get the Stroker done at, or did you do it yourself? And are you happy you did it?
 

I had the machine work done at Dover cylinder head and I put it together. Used the clegg stage 1 stroker with stage 1 cam. I’m not super thrilled with the performance. There’s definitely more power, but I feel like there’s something that’s not quite right. Everyone says their strokers scream and make tons of power and mine seems marginally better than the 4.0 with a blown headgasket and 200k. My Comanche has a HO head, 99+ intake, volvo injectors, and comp cam and it seems like it boogies a whole lot better. It’s also comparing apples to oranges since my Cherokee is lifted, 35s, cage, auto, and weighs 4800 lbs and my Comanche is 2wd stick shift stock height street tires.


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I here a lot more people say that they have issues with their strokers motors than I hear it’s great. I have always like to have one, but I don’t know with the lack of positive reviews :dunno:. I talk to an engine rebuilder that does a lot of the 4.0s and asked him if I should do a mild cam etc when I have him rebuild it. He was I don’t think I should. Going to be more than enough with the rebuild and dependable. It was the first machine shop did not push me towards performance this and that. That had me sold. I am now at a point in my life that I just want simple and reliable. 

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I here a lot more people say that they have issues with their strokers motors than I hear it’s great. I have always like to have one, but I don’t know with the lack of positive reviews :dunno:. I talk to an engine rebuilder that does a lot of the 4.0s and asked him if I should do a mild cam etc when I have him rebuild it. He was I don’t think I should. Going to be more than enough with the rebuild and dependable. It was the first machine shop did not push me towards performance this and that. That had me sold. I am now at a point in my life that I just want simple and reliable. 

The Comanche motor with a mild cam and just the “best” of the 4.0 combo (HO head, renix block, 99+ intake). The goal was a little kick, but still super simple and super reliable. I would recommend that, I don’t know if I’d recommend a stroker yet. Still up in the air on that. I used the comp cam SK68-115-4 kit in my Comanche and I’ve had 10,000 trouble free miles (at least cam related, had some Renix electrical stuff but that’s to be expected).


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