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Three-Wheel Motion
Dan McPherson of Meriden, Connecticut, built his '00 Jeep Cherokee to be a four-wheeler, but who ever thought it would also work as a three-wheeler? He told us while at Rausch Creek Off-Road Park he tore off a rear 39.5-inch IROK and folded the wheel over on his TrailReady beadlock. Since he didn't have a spare, Dan drove out of the park on just three wheels while getting some funny looks. His XJ is built for rockcrawling and is equipped with 41⁄2-inch coils and a three-link up front moved the axle forward 4 inches. In the rear it has 31⁄2-inch Rubicon Express leafs and 1-inch JKS Boomerang shackles relocated 21⁄2 inches toward the rear. The front axle is a Dana 60 with a welded diff and 5.13 gears, and the rear axle is a Dana 70 with a Detroit Locker and disc brakes.

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