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Grand Ambitions - 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Posted in Project Vehicles on July 1, 2010 Comment (0)
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Hard Facts
Owner: Mike DeMarco
Hometown: Orem, UT
Wheeling Experience: 10 years
Favorite Wheeling Spot: Moab, 5-Mile Pass, Price, Delta
Vehicle: '98 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Engine: 5.9L V-8
Transmission: 44RE four-speed auto
Transfer Case: ORD Dana 203/205 Doubler
Front Suspension: Homemade four-link with wishbone upper and Summit Jimmy Joints, Foz bumpstops, BDS coils
Rear Suspension: Homemade four-link with wishbone upper, QA1 rod ends, BDS springs
Axles: High-pinion Dana 60 (front), GM 14-bolt (rear)
Ring and Pinion: 5.13
Differentials: ARB Air Locker (front), Detroit (rear)


Wheels: 17x9 TrailReady beadlocks
Tires: 39.5x13.50-17 Super Swamper Irok
Typical Fuel Economy: "Ha, ha, ha!"
Other Stuff: Triple-stick T-case shifters, Longfield alloy front axleshafts, fully-built engine (218/228 @ 0.050, 0.544/0.544 cam, Eagle rods, 0.020-over forged pistons, fully-ported heads with 2.02 valves, ported throttle body and intake, roller rockers, and more for estimated 400hp/425lb-ft), fiberglass center console, both half and full doors (depending on weather), boat-sided with 1/8-inch steel, integrated roll bar, poop-pipe bumpers, integrated Warn winch
Estimated Value: $14.63 (We think he's joking)
Favorite Mod: Doubler T-case setup and 400hp Magnum engine
Least Favorite Mod: 5,700lb weight

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