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8.8 Swap, Jeep Cherokee Expedition Rig, plasma cutter -

Jeep guys are always looking for new ways to get better performance or strength out of their setups. Axles are a very big deal when looking at upgrade consideratons, and for an XJ and TJ, the Ford 8.8 rear axle is a very good upgrade. It's super strong, readily available (for cheap), and they are near a bolt in! The track width is a little less than the Dana 35 that they come with from the factory, about an inch per side. No big deal. Another cool thing is they can be found with a limited slip from the factory,...

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Expedition, Jeep, Jeep Cherokee Expedition Rig, XJ -

Like human beings, vehicles must purge unwanted gaseous fumes from time to time. 100% of the time they are running, to be more accurate. As with human fumes, we do not want to inhale the unwanted aroma in which is associated with vehicle fumes. Well, at least the majority of us. The exhaust system is what takes care of this process by providing a safe path for the gases to follow the length of the vehicle, from the engine, to the rear of the vehicle and out of Harm’s way. Unfortunately for this Jeep, the exhaust system was lacking…. in...

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CJ, Expedition, Jeep Cherokee Expedition Rig, plasma cutter, rig -

As previously stated, the Jeep Cherokee was produced for a long time. 1984-2001, to be exact, in the US anyway. Though they were all extremely similar, there were some years that were better than others for various reasons. There was a face-lifted second generation that was introduced in 1997 and ran until the Cherokee was eliminated from production in 2001. These are typically better models to look for, since they have better injection systems, the unibody has been stiffened, stronger axles, and better looking inside in out (of course this is our opinion). The Cherokee came with a few different...

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Expedition, Jeep, Jeep Cherokee Expedition Rig, XJ -

Tegan and I were discussing how we wanted to see the world one day. Not the places you can get to by a paved road, but the places you can reach with a four wheel drive vehicle. Old mining towns, natural landforms not seen by the typical tourist’s eyes, and good memories are just a couple reasons to pursue such an act. After much research, searching, and more searching, we decided on a Jeep Cherokee as our expedition vehicle to carry out this activity. Why a Cherokee? Well, let me tell you. The Jeep XJ (Cherokee) has been built since the 80’s,...

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