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    modernsavage cherokee trailhawk trail rig build

    ok so the KL platform is way out of my element.
    ive build a ton of tj, yj, xj and jk rigs. I was intrigued
    by the nee cherokee platform and wanted to build something
    more than a mall crawler. ive yet to see some heavily modified KL's that
    do some legitimate crawling. ive seen some intermediate
    stuff but everyone seems so standoffish. so im starting a thread
    for the '19 KL trailhawk i bought and am going to build for crawling.

    here it is day one.......more to come. lift coming in in a few weeks. deciding on tire
    size and route this week.
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    Crawling that will be interesting with IFS/IRS. I know there is one company that makes a long travel rear suspension for them but that will only do so much


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    It will never compare to a wrangler. Never. But it will look neat.


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    Looks like it will be really hard to up your tire size with the little room in those front fender wells.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jkjon View Post
    Looks like it will be really hard to up your tire size with the little room in those front fender wells.


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    It’s actually surprisingly easy to get a set of nice 33s on these. Not huge tires but not tiny either.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jkjon View Post
    Looks like it will be really hard to up your tire size with the little room in those front fender wells.


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    Just toss a live grenade under it. Same result, temporarily lifted and everything f’d up.

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    I had a 2015, went through the whole spacer lift and pinch weld grinding shenanigans.

    Frankly, as much fun as it was, it wasn't worth it.

    The ride quality plummeted, and the off-road capability was marginally increased.

    The 19s are a different beast with the new transmission, but your suspension is the same.

    Ditched mine because of continuous transmission and driveline failures over 3 years of ownership.

    Oh, and avoid that MFC Offroad place. You can buy most of their junk on Ali-Express for a fraction without their stickers plastered on it.

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