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    Project Chericon

    Well, as some of you know I have been gathering parts to build a TJ rubicon front axle for the front of my 97 Cherokee
    Here are some of the parts so far

    Diff housing



    Ring, pinion, seals and all other little stuff

    and the carrier unit.



    The ring and pinion are getting set up now and I will be bringing it back home this week.

    I will post more pics of the process as it come along.
    If all goes well it should be under the jeep before the beginning of may.
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    Adam, bring that thing by anytime and I'll box in the lower control arm mounts for you. Better yet, if you are still running stock control arms I'll box them in too.

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    A Rubi axle in a Cherokee? Don't they plow the malls out that way?
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    Rubi axle in a cherokee theres a good use for that axle. lol
    keep up the good work and info man
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chevy YJ View Post
    Adam, bring that thing by anytime and I'll box in the lower control arm mounts for you. Better yet, if you are still running stock control arms I'll box them in too.
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    Sounds good buddy, I have RE fixed arms upper and lower, so they should be good. I will give you a shout when I bring it home.

    Quote Originally Posted by LugNutz View Post
    A Rubi axle in a Cherokee? Don't they plow the malls out that way?
    Just because your jeep is a mall crawler/snow plow, and has "Rubicon" on the hood does not mean every other Jeep is the same.

    Quote Originally Posted by CheapJeep2000 View Post
    Rubi axle in a cherokee theres a good use for that axle. lol
    keep up the good work and info man
    I thought it was a good "keep me busy" project.

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    Looks like you are coming along nicely
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    ^ thanx bud, everytime I look at the parts filling up my garage I get the urge to go wheeling.
    BTW how is your project comming along now with the little one in the house.
    I have not sen any updates on your thread.

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    Well, gears are set up ready to go, now all that is left is to install it into the Jeep.
    If all goes well I will have install pics next week.

    Last edited by Mud_Pig; 03-19-2009 at 03:10 PM.

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    Just an update.

    Installed the control arm drop brackets, locker pump, and axle.
    Had some issues with the front diff so it is getting re-built this weekend and as soon as I get some time at home I will post pics of the install.

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    Well after some repairs by Race Car Services the front axle is set and ready to go.
    Just rolled into the shop

    partly torn down

    Here it is out


    New 44 going in

    Pump wired and mounted


    I have pictures of the switch and the diff cover (after fill plug was moved up to acomidate more fluid) but they are on my phone that is now dead so I will snap some more pics and post them up when I get a sec.
    Last edited by Mud_Pig; 03-26-2009 at 11:22 AM.

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    Here are a couple more shots.

    Here is a shot of the diff cover with the fill plugs moved up about 2"


    And here is one with the switch in place.


    All that is left now is to paint the diff cover and install the front drive shaft,
    then it is time for a shake down run.

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    Nice work, and thanks for posting.

    Did you source the housing from a salvage yard, or? Is the locker a stock Mopar part, or? As far as the axle mounts go did it bolt in with no problems?
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    This is a all new set up (housing and all). All parts, (locker housing ect) are for a 03-06 Rubicon. I re-used my knuckles, wheel bearings and brakes, and yes it was a complete bolt in.

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    what do you figure you have in to it? 2g's? where did you get the axle? if from the junk yard why didn't you grab the rear axle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLSXJ View Post
    what do you figure you have in to it? 2g's? where did you get the axle? if from the junk yard why didn't you grab the rear axle?
    The cost is in that area, and if you look at the post above yours, you will see that it is all new parts (including the housing).


    Thanx pinners, I hope it works well this year, I am getting the itch to get out there.
    All that is left now is the front drive shaft needs to be shortened (should be done tuesday night.
    Than it's test time.

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    Looks great Adam!

    The 35's give it a nice stance!

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    that cherokee is looking SWEET
    that's all i can say
    keep up the good work man

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    Just finished up the install on my 1000w inverter.

    Here is the unit itself.


    Wires run to under ther passanger side of the rear seat.


    Opening up the inverter to move the plugs to the rear.


    Inverter mounted and wires run to the rear.


    Power switch and outlet boxes mounted.


    And open and ready to use.


    This unit works great with a grinder, drill and even electric impact gun.

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    What 1000w inverter cost you? Thats a nice clean look for plugs
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    I don't remember what the inverter cost (think it was around 100.00 us)
    And thanx for the compliment.

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