1989 XJ – The Red Jeep

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January 2007, John Bull Trail, Big Bear, California

This is my first Jeep…

September 1998, Palos Verdes, California

Since then the Jeep has gone through a few different transformations to end up how it sits now.  The current specifications are:

1989 Jeep Cherokee Laredo

  • 4.0 Liter I-6, under-powered for the current build
  • Original intake.
  • Old-pattern BORLA header feeding 2.25″down pipe leading to catalytic converter.
  • 2.5″ cat back exhaust with beat up Magnaflow muffler.
  • Stock 21 spline Asin Warner AW4 Transmission with upgraded cooling.
  • NP231 transfer case with Tom Woods slip yoke eliminator and drive shaft.
  • High pinion 27 spline Dana 30 front axle with 4.88:1 gears, alloy shafts, and an ARB air locker.
  • Low pinion 30 spline Dana 44 rear axle with 4.88:1 gears and an ARB air locker.
  • 5.5″ – 6″ of lift using Tomken coils in front with spacers and a custom hybrid leaf pack with a mix of Tomken and Mopar leafs.  The front suspension is linked with a TNT Customs Y-Link radius style long arm kit.
  • Currie Enterprises Inverted Y steering.
  • Stock disc/drum braking with upgraded 1995 XJ dual diaphragm master cylinder / power booster.
  • 35×12.50 15 Goodyear MT/R tires on ProComp aluminum wheels.
  • TNT Customs bellypan / crossmember (part of Y-Link kit), Mopar gas tank skid, JKS Manufacturing SuperNerfs, Loose Nuts front winch bumper, and Custom 4×4 rear bumper with tire carrier.
  • Warn M8000 electric winch, universal aluminum CO2 tank, regulator, and bracket for air needs and Mobi-Arc 200X mobil welder for when the fit really hits the shan.
  • Raingler cargo net.

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