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Function Over Form - 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Rock Crawling
Pete Trasborg
| Brand Manager, Jp
Posted July 1, 2010

Marc's Huge Grand Cherokee

Hard Facts
Owner: Marc Lacasse
Hometown: Mont-Laurier, Quebec, Canada
Wheeling Experience: 15 years
Favorite Wheeling Spot: Moab, UT
Vehicle: '00 Grand Cherokee
Engine: 4.0L inline-si
x Transmission: '74 TH400
Transfer Case: Flipped Dana 300
Front Suspension: Home-built double-triangulated four-link and 14-inch Fox coilovers
Rear Suspension: Double-triangulated four-link with 14-inch Fox coilovers
Axles: '05 Ford Dana 60 (front), '05 Ford Sterling 10.5 (rear)
Ring and Pinion: 5.38
Differentials: Detroit Locker (front and rear)

Wheels: ProComp Series 9B with weld-on beadlocks by Copperhead Fab
Tires: Nitto 40x13.50R17 Mud Grappler
Other Stuff: Oil bottle used to replace windshield washer bottle, back seats tossed in favor of tools, 126-inch wheelbase, Unitbody plated with 3/16-inch steel front to back, full hydro steering, Bestop seats on custom risers for better visibility, 4:1 Klune-V reduction box, and green '03 Nissan-colored PPG paint applied by wife
Estimated Value: $20,000 (Canadian)
Favorite Mod: Wheelbase stretch
Least Favorite Mod: Lack of rollcage
If I Built It Again: Pay more attention to the location of the rear liftgate and rear window

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