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Robert Engelhart
Ivory Coast
61 years old
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a sinner saved by the grace of God, enjoying immensely serving Christ

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Join Date: 08-05-2004
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RLE'S JEEP
Year & Model  
1998 XJ Cherokee
Engine  
Toyota "2L" diesel (2.4L non-turbo)
Transmission  
AX-5 from a junkyard 4cyl, with a Toyota input
shaft, Toy bellhousing, clutch and external slave
cyl
Transfer Case  
the original NP-231 with an input shaft/gear for
an AX-5.
Front Axle  
Dana 30 from a junked 93 XJ, with the 98 shafts
Rear Axle  
8.25 limited-slip from a junked 93 XJ
Gear Ratio  
4.10
Suspension  
added two rear leaves, Sensa-Tracs
Tires  
235-75-R15, a Dunlop AT22, one BFG AT, one BS
Dueler, and a big Chinese mud tire, all bought
used
Wheels  
stock Cherokee Sport
Recovery  
tow rope used many times, phone number of a guy
in the bush who has a tractor
Armor  
front brush guard, rear bar with spare tire
carrier mounting
Accessories  
3 core radiator, homemade roof rack, cable
speedometer and cluster from a 70s Japanese
compact
Future Mods  
get a 4-Runner bellhousing and adapt my AX-15
 
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JEEP HISTORY
I bought this used in 2002. The VM 2.5 TD
was powerful but had overheating problems.
Changing heads, sleeves and gaskets never
solved the problem. After a rebuild, the
lower bearings disintegrated and we gave
up on it. We tried a Mitsubishi 2.5l
turbo diesel in 2007 but could not get it
to line up with the AX-15 transmission.
It sat until we got the idea to out the
Toy engine in it. It now has a Toyota
"2L" with a Jeep AX-5 gearbox
from a junked XJ. It tops out at 65mph
but gets 23 mpg, starts everyday, and is
simple to fix and to get parts for here.
It has about 36,000 miles on it since the
conversion.

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