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2000 Jeep Cherokee Build
04-18-2014, 05:07 PM
Post: #11
RE: 2000 Jeep Cherokee Build
yea were cutting them out now. I got new leaf springs with new bushings anyway so I guess that would have been easier to cut them out at first.
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04-18-2014, 05:14 PM
Post: #12
RE: 2000 Jeep Cherokee Build
That happens on pretty much every XJ . Usually after you cut you have to cut open the unibody to get the old bolt and nut out. The other problem is it is an oddball size bolt. You can get a pack of 50 from fastenal or get them from dealer.

Mike
2000 XJ Cherokee - 3.5'' lift / 32'' Tirerecapper Pizza Cutters / Front Locker
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04-18-2014, 07:54 PM
Post: #13
RE: 2000 Jeep Cherokee Build
all of the bolts broke loose, they're just pulling the sleeves out as they come out and Therein opening up the hole on the mount on the unibody. Got them all at least unthreaded, but still stuck inside. Going to cut them out early tomorrow and then hopefully everything else goes smoothly. On a more positive note the banks exhaust sounds great, and I painted the plastics too. Having some trouble finding a mount for the led bar, so that might wait a few weeks until I have a real front bumper..
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04-21-2014, 07:41 PM
Post: #14
RE: 2000 Jeep Cherokee Build
How did the leaf spring bolts come?

Mike
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04-22-2014, 11:38 AM
Post: #15
RE: 2000 Jeep Cherokee Build
got them all in except one. Had to buy a tap to fix the threads on the passenger rear mount, but we should have done the same to the front passenger mount. once we put the new bolt in it went in really hard and broke the nut free. Everything else in the rear is set, just need to cut a access hole to get a new nut on that one.

The front didn't go very well either. Track bar bolt sheared off, sway bar end links on the axle won't press out either. Did get the LCA mount cut off and all control arms disconnected. I'm back at school now so my dad was going to try to finish it up this week hopefully. Still don't know what I'm doing for a rear driveshaft either, and the sye still needs to be installed. Also the rims are on backorder. But other than that it's going great haha
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04-22-2014, 12:28 PM
Post: #16
RE: 2000 Jeep Cherokee Build
Ha! Nice! What route are you planning on going for the rear Driveshaft? Would it be cost effective to get one from the junkyard, have fleetpride extend/rebuild?

When I removed my junkyard axle, the bolt didn't shear, but the captive nut disappeared. Rafael and I found that out when we were swapping the front axle haha. Ended up getting a grade 8 bolt and nut and using that.

Front endlinks are a pain on these after they have been in for a few years. Speaking of endlinks, mine are pretty well shot. Likely going to go to the junkyard this weekend or next to get another set. If you disconnect the stock end links and let them dangle around off road, they get caught up in the coil spring and bend.

How are you trying to remove them? Take the bolt off (inside of the mount) and hammer it out. It's impossible to get them out by turning the torx side of the bolt at the bottom of the end link ... as I have discovered.

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04-23-2014, 08:38 AM
Post: #17
RE: 2000 Jeep Cherokee Build
Not sure yet for the driveshaft...I was thinking a front one from a v8 zj would work but I'd need to measure it before I buy something. Rough country told me the driveshaft should be 34.5" at running length, so hopefully I can find something close. From what I've read, certain zj shafts will work. As far as the end links I have quick disconnects to install, I took off the link from the body, and got the nut off the back of the torx, but cannot pound the torx bolt out of then mount on the axle. Probably just going to drill it out. We started to do that on Sunday, not sure if he's gotten farther with it since I came back to cuse though.
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04-23-2014, 08:52 AM
Post: #18
RE: 2000 Jeep Cherokee Build
Yeah - some ZJs have a 1310 U Joint style double cardan front shaft and 1310 yoke. Others have a CV shaft that mounts to a flange instead of a yoke.

Or maybe flange/CV shaft is a WJ grand Cherokee thing.

I don't know too much about Grands. Other than they have electrical gremlins, like to drop control arm brackets off of the unibody, have transmission problems and pop ECUs.

If I can find a tape measure, I'll see if I can find a v8 ZJ grand and measure the front driveshaft fully extended.

TJ Front driveshafts use a double cardan, but I believe they are a flange. Might be too long, though. Engine on a TJ is quite a bit farther back than a Cherokee. In fact, the engine (I6) is behind the front axle. On a Cherokee, the axle is under the engine.

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04-23-2014, 09:30 AM
Post: #19
RE: 2000 Jeep Cherokee Build
Yea that would be great if you could get the length of v8 xj shaft. I have seen tj shafts being mentioned on some forums, but never heard of anyone using one for the rear of an xj. Hoping my front DS will still be fine in the front too...
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04-23-2014, 11:54 AM
Post: #20
RE: 2000 Jeep Cherokee Build
I wouldn't be concerned with the length so much as the angle. I had a pretty extreme angle on the front DC joint with 3.5'' of lift and the LP30 axle. With the amount of money you're putting into it, I really think you should pull a HP 30 axle from a 99 Cherokee, give it new ball joints (the originals on yours are going to be shot) and throw your wheel bearings/brakes on. It'll hold up to 33s better than the LP30.

I had MORE angle in the front with 3.5'' of lift and LP axle than I have on my rear drivehsaft now with 3.5'' of lift.

However, I still have quite a bit left in my front driveshaft. I don't plan on going any bigger until I can fabricate leaves (so we're talking 3-4 years when I get a house/garage/welding equipment) but I don't see front DS length being a problem. I'll see if I can swing by Harbor freight to get a tape measure.

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