Joe Turnbach

Titusville, Florida

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Year / Model 1996 Cherokee Sport
Engine 4.0 HO Inline Six
Transmission 4-speed Automatic
Transfercase New Process 231J Transfer Case w/ Rubicon Express Slip-Yoke
Eliminator Kit and CV-type driveshaft
Rear Axle Dana 30 front axle
Front Axle Chrysler 8.25 in.
Wheels / Tires 15X7.5 "Shadow" American Racing Wheels w/30x9.5 Pirelli Scorpions
Springs / Shocks 2 in. Rubicon Express Lift with add-a-leaf rear. (4 degree shims added to angle pinion up for CV type driveshaft.)
Misc: Skidplates: all factory, found at local salvage yard; except for X-fer case...I had to pay full price for that one! Tow Hooks: designed my own brackets and installed 4 tow hooks. Off-Road Lights: used factory fog light switch and existing in dash wires for lights. A/C Inverter: installed under back seat; used factory fog light switch, placed switch in pre-HO 4.0 "power/comfort" position switch position in dash and ran power through a relay to inverter. It can run drills, saws, computers, among other A/C items. Radio: Pioneer CD player.
Current / Future Projects: "Sure-Grip" limited slip differential. (Chryslers' version of Danas' "Trac-Lok") limited slip differential.
Trails: no big name trails, just local stuff. Fire trails, etc.
Events Attended:
Clubs: joining the "Legendary Jeeps Club," of North Brevard
Previous or Other Jeeps owned: it must be in the blood, I personally am on my third Jeep. The first was a '90 Comanche Pioneer (should have kept it), the second was an '89 Cherokee Pioneer (should have kept it too). now here is the fun part...
Other: Interesting Facts: my immidiate familys' Jeep ownership history. 1962 Willis Overland Pickup, 1978 Wagoneer , 1981 Wagoneer Limited, 1983 CJ7, 1986 Cherokee Laredo, 1988 Cherokee Pioneer, 1990 Cherokee Limited , 1990 Comanche Pioneer,1994 Grand Cherokee, 1995 Grand Cherokee, 1996 Cherokee Classic, and finally my 1996 Cherokee Sport. Now telll me if that aint a Jeep thing!!
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Mon, Nov 29, 1999