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Mr Car Guy 10-01-2016 11:23 AM

My 6.0L Cherokee project
Look what followed me home!

Just thought I would share my latest project.

A cheaper sleeper

To make it go fast, light weight (2wd Jeep Cherokee), big engine (6.0L LS engine), low gears (4.10 limited slip).

With a minimum of "hotrod" parts, this should still be quick.

Here she is, waiting for the donor to give up its engine.

Mike 10-01-2016 12:18 PM

Well that's different.

tofunater 10-03-2016 08:36 AM

What trans are you going to use? Gonna be interesting!

Mr Car Guy 10-03-2016 12:05 PM

The truck has a 4L80E, should be bullet proof for my project considering the Cherokee should weigh about 3200 lbs.

tofunater 10-03-2016 12:36 PM

Custom driveshaft then and keeping the stock diff?

Mr Car Guy 10-03-2016 01:43 PM

I have an aluminum drive shaft I'm using, and using an Explorer 8.8 rear diff, 4.10 limited slip.

Mr Car Guy 10-05-2016 01:30 PM

First start up out of the truck. I wanted to make sure my harness alterations were OK before I wrapped up the harness.

Make shift engine stand and fuel system, but it runs.

tofunater 10-07-2016 01:10 PM

Cool! Down and dirty but gets the job done. "going to be a little loud" lol

Mr Car Guy 10-13-2016 11:42 PM


2wd front axle installed, much lighter than the 4wd one.

Engine set in place, first test fit. I'll have to "adjust" the firewall lip where the driver side head hits. The oil pan contacts the steering damper and the carbon canister has to be relocated, but overall it looks good in there,

Now to pull the engine and make some adjustments and try again. The 4L80E trans fits with lots of room to spare.

Mike 10-15-2016 04:49 PM

Nice! Gonna finish this project quickly?

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