G'day from the land Down Under

Discussion in 'Just registered? Post here to introduce yourself!' started by Power67, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. Power67

    Power67 New Member

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    Hi All

    As of 5 days ago, i bought my first Jeep :), 2004 KJ (Cherokee in Aus) 3.7 Limited 180kms, had plenty of 4wds in the past but all free-wheeling hubs. Heard from a couple of mates that these are underated little buses and with the right mods can pretty much go anywhere.
    I hope to enjoy the 'its a Jeep Thing' so i'll probably have loads of questions & hopefully some advice along the way.

    Cheers
     
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    Welcome! Great wealth if advise here on this site. And we like pictures.
     
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    LibertyTC Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome, we have a few members from AU in here. I also have an 04 KJ (Cherokee)
    Yes please post a photo, we do indeed like pics!
     
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    Thanks guys,
    At the moment, its stock as but looking forward to getting this little bus modded up & teaching my daughter to experience car stuff & this great wide land of ours.
    FFS 2004 Bluey resized.png
     
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    LibertyTC Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Power67 New Member

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    Gday L-TC
    I like your thinking, i'll get around to changing the headlights to have Philips Extremes or something one day, but at the moment I probably dont need to change the foggies, where we live its sunlight 5.30-8.30p for 4-5months of the year & not much fog or snow.
    Thats a neat rig setup you've got there, i like the front bar unit on it.
    I'm hoping to get a lift kit done, either 32 or 33'' tyres, do some cam work & advance timing, rooftop tent, side awnings & reserve tank added.
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Sorry never do 33s
    31s or so and 4.10 gearing does great
    For 32s you need 4 inches of lift which really isn't feasable with the lifts available today
     
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    Gday Tom,
    thanks for the advice on the tyres, much appreciated.
    I went to my local ARB store yesterday & you've confirmed his advice, he was recommending Old Man Emu 2.5" lift with 31s.
    He mentioned that i can stay with my 3.73 gearing, but advised that I should go with adjustable coilovers and probably look into clevis spacers as I've yet to decide on what front bar/winch setup.
    Also will i need to cutdown the front cv axles for 2.5" lift.
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    You do not need cut down CVs at 2.5 inches
    I ran 4.5 inches over 100,000 miles and yes should of had them at that height but never did
    One of my KJs is at 2.5 inches, 265-70-16s and 4.10 gearing, does great
    You do not need clevis spacers at 2.5 inches if using 927/948 springs
    I've done over 60 Liberty lifts and yes even though you were at ARB, they gave you some wrong information
     
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    Thanks again Tom,
    I'll be looking at doing the lift in a couple of weeks, I might have a bit more of a chat with you later on.
    Cheers mate.