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Old 01-28-2014, 10:23 PM
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Default Om617 96 Jeep Cherokee build thread

1984 om617 in 1996 jeep Cherokee. 4.5" BDS long arm lift, Ford 8.8 LSD disc rear, NP231

New here, here's my build. Questions welcome.

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Ok, pictures didn't post?

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Old 02-02-2014, 10:19 AM
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Motor pulled

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Sanden 510 bracket in progress

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Old 02-02-2014, 10:55 AM
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Looking like a tasty project. I like the "square-o-kee"
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keep it coming!
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I've got so many pictures, is there anything people might want to see specifically?

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I don't have the fastest connection and it takes a long time to load the pics to photo bucket.

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have you got some pics of the engine/motor mounts? What Rubber mounts did you use?
Also what about your track bar and steering? and steering stabilizer? What adapter did you use? what transmission are you running. Pics are always good
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Old 02-03-2014, 10:04 PM
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Might be a good idea to post what I've done to the Jeep this far.

Body:
1996 Jeep Cherokee Classic. 97+ side mirrors. Hide-A-Hitch. Homemade sound deadening undercoating.

Interior:
New Carpet. Custom leather back seats made from WJ seats. Boost and EGT gauges. Digital volt meter in dash. Pioneer AVH4300 7" screen DVD, navigation blah blah touch screen, 8" bass tube. Auto dimming ZJ rear-view mirror. Some switches.

Suspension:
BDS 4.5" long arm lift. Front end HP Dana 30 with 4.56 gears. Rear end Ford 8.8 limited slip disc brake with 4.56 gears. Tires are 31" Firststone AT.

Drive train:
1993 Chevy 700R4 out of an Astrovan rebuilt by Kevin's Performance Transmission in Orlando, 1800rpm stall torque converter. Jeep NP231 transfer case with Advanced Adapters SYE.


Engine and accessories:
Engine: 1984 Mercedes OM617.95 with KKK turbo and MW injection pump. Bosch 115AMP alternator. Diehard 880CCA AGM battery and upgraded cables. 9 blade cooling fan with matching clutch. 3 row all aluminum radiator with aux electric fan.

I couldn't have done most of this without forums like this one, so now I feel like its time to give back some. Feel free to ask questions regarding any of the above mods.
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what engine to trans adapter? And what are you doing with the flex plate/converter, and mb flywheel?
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I've got an old Linde welder and as you can see from the welds on the frame I couldn't get the damn thing set right, by the time I got to the upper mounts I had worked it all out.

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Nice work.
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