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Well got the new jeep all lifted with a 2" lift on it and a full round of Rancho RS5000 shocks and a new stabilizer shock. Also replaced several bushings with the newer poly style. She sure looks much better now.. Now I just have to wait for the tax return to get the tires. The settlement cash left over payed for the jeep and all the much needed lift parts and suspension stuff. After all is said and done I will have around 3200 spent total and fully operational. Over all will gain around 3.5" of added clearance.

Once I get the new tires I'll post a picture just cause I am pretty darn happy with the outcome so far.

Next this summer will be a new Track bar, tire rod ends, and ball joints and a few other tweaks.
 

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The RS 5000 are those the same as mine with the adjustable Gas shock,There's a kit you can get for those for about $100 bucks and adjust them from inside the Jeep...Cool,Glad you is happy,I love the Gas adjustable shocks,but I was to tight and not to lazy that I have to get on my a$$ to adjust them,from very soft...Like Craig's Deal,to really stiff like say...Mine.hehehehehehe If there not the adjustable ones then there a 3 out of 1-5,which is where you run them most of the time any how,You can bust one of those puppy's in 1/2 and they'll give you a new one.
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Gotta luv them new toys. Glad you got a vehicle that'll make ya smile.
 

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Sounds like you have a real hunting rig in progress ;D One of those racks that fit into the receiver hitch to put that old bloody deer on might be pretty handy too ;)
 

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Kele nah those are the RS9000 shocks and they cost way to much for me. Those are for some serious off roading and not anything I will be doing.

ELIP no it's a Cherokee..I'd have loved to get CJ or a Wrangler but having kids I wasn't to confy with them riding in it with a soft top and what not in car seats. I decided to get something a tad more family friendly and cheaper...A CJ or Wrangler in the condition the cherokee is in would have cost $5000 or more. So I went the cheaper route and more family friendly..

Dennis I plan on it for sure. Harbor Freight sells em with a 500 lb limit for around $50 out the door. So that's gonna happen before deer season hits.

I still have a few more things I wanna do to get it in better shape but for now it's looking good and rides pretty solid. New tires and a front end alignment and she'll be golden. She runs pretty smooth after the tune up and a new thermostat. Will definitely make a good hunting rig. No more relying on other folks to haul my butt around, now I can haul them around some..:)

After the lift I had to relocate the tail pipe a tad since the longer shackles sorta got in the way..;) On the front coils I replaced the factory coil spring isolator as well to help stabilize things and it along with a 1/2" block welded to the axle gave me a tough more clearance the 30" tires will look mighty sharp.

Anyways once I get the basics done I'll post some pics and probably post more as the changes progress..Plan on having it painted later this year. Next year I am going to put a crate motor in so she'll be good for 200k+...
 

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Nice rig okchunter.
 

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I don't get my Butt on the ground and use them that much any how,and your right,they where the 9000's
I almost always have them on 3,thats what the ones you have are set at.,I'll put them on 5 to get a good firm push down in the Mud & snow,or 1 if your going over some rough terrain with a lot of undulations,like rocks,logs,people,what ever when you need them to give more. Those ones you have are fine and will last for ever and are second to none,I've had mine 6 years with out a problem,if you ever tare a boot replace it,and like I said they are both life time warranty.So we need pic's...Here's my beast.74,000 original mil. Original warren winch,snow plow bumper.I just need to get it out of Ca. so I can get a way from all the smog crap,though it's classified as a Federal Vehicle so that helps with less smog parts,Like it has Headers,NO smog pump and open intake with Flo-Master Mufflers and 2&1/2 inch pipes all the way down from the headers only a PVC valve,but 8 Miles to the gal,ain't much fun,I need to get a 2 barrel Carburetor,The High performance
360 motor will still run fine,just better millage.

 

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Thats a good price on those racks. I speak from experience about those racks. I had a new 82 Ford Bronco(that I just sold two weeks ago) with the lariat interior package. My first deer hunt was a total disaster to the interior. The blood stains were still in the carpet 26 years later. Kinda stunk that first hot summer too. :eek:
 

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Oh yeah a tarp and one of those rear carrier racks and some tie downs is a must have for deer and hog hunting..Bird hunting it's no biggy I have a plastic tub for the back to handle that..:) Kele that's definitely a nice rig there but to big for me and my gas mileage is way better..:) I get around 15 for normal driving and a touch more on the highway...I am looking at a new 32 gal gas tank..:) It's only $300 which I can't afford atm but down the road I may take the plunge and buy one...Gotta build my front and rear bumpers first. Can't seem to make sense of spending $400+ on a bumper when I can buy the steel and weld em myself for way less..
 
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glad your all fixed up, okchunter! My,MY what a new toy will do for a "upset" boy, LOL! Sure helps tho, huh? I do like the way your going with it.
 

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Thanks wayawatsi...Main goal is hunting and still be able to use it as a daily driver. So 2' lift was plenty for added ground clearance and nice MT tires.

Kele you could always get a nice edelbrock carb that allows you to manually switch to just a 2 barrel but still be able to go 4 barrel if need be.
 

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Na,all I really need is the two barrels so I can get close to 15...Maybe 12-14,there's plenty of power as it's all opened up from the intake to the exhaust. It has a nice RV cam and like 10-1 Compression in it,so it would do fine,I have plenty of power with out opening up those other Two Barrels,The problem is it has one of those old crap Quadrajets in it and loads it up to much,Factory Junk. I'm only the second owner and the guy before me was filthy rich,so for 1976 it has all the bells and whistles they had,like Front Disc Brakes,they weigh about 150 Lb's each...There nice,has electronic Ignition,I also agree with you,that if you got up close and looked at this Factory Snow plow-Winch bumper on the front of my rig,it's just heavy gage steel welded together hooked straight into the frame,I've puled out 50 year old Stumps with the bumper hook and a chain before,Three Quick tugs and snap goes the tap root and down the road I go with this 500++ LB stump.You could probably build a better one. Best of luck to you with it ;)
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That should get you thru the mud really well! ;D
 

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Good choise in tires.
 

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Those will work just fine,jeep man. How many inches are they,33? they look a lot like mine as far as the tread go's,mine are a little wider but they are Firestone's none the less-33 inches. Mine are older by a few years,I only drive it about 400-500 miles a year so there still new,a couple trips to the snow or some mudding,If I could get it out of smog and do what I want to it,I'd use it hunting more. The nice thing about those tires your looking at is there plenty aggressive enough to get'er done,and don't screem to laud going down the road.
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Not sure the size in the pic but I am only going with 30" tires. I opted not to go to aggressive on the lift and what not.
 

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So they make them in a 30" then.
 
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