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As I continue on with the 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee installing the IRO Lift kit it comes time to bite the bullet and chop off the front lower control arm mounts. I also mount up the new tires and have to clearance the front bumper a tad...for now... -Enjoy!
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50 thoughts on “Jeep wj: lca’s chop it off, tires some bumper trimming”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rick Ptak says:

    I'd check w/Iron Rock to see if they have longer replacement brake cable and hoses.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Swanie_64 says:

    What an awesome build…!! Well Done…!!

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jeff r says:

    your crazy

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brett Davis says:

    It looks sweet fella clean lines 👌 that's the way I'd go

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Robbins says:

    Jeep looks good. My Cooper STT Pro’s are getting noisy and rough. They have about 15,000 miles in them.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don Rainier says:

    I think u have voided any warranty 🤣🤣

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars itsme2369 says:

    Hey Steve I enjoy watching your videos man you have the coolest tools , and the Jeep is looking nice. I have a question maybe you can help me out. I have a 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.7 and check the gas cap came up should I buy a new cap ? And another thing what can cause my car to eat up so much gas? I'm putting $35 every 3 days I would really appreciate your feed back.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Doug Kubash says:

    It sure is looking good but now you need a Flow Master or another brand exhaust and make a little racket.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rex Arthur says:

    It is my understanding that you can replace the washer bottle with an earlier Grand Cherokee bottle for any clearance issues.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rex Arthur says:

    I started on my IRO 4" Rock Link on a 2000 WJ two days ago. I really appreciate the videos that you are doing and like your idea on the cutting of the lower control arm mount at the body. I am going with braided brake lines from IRO. They probably had not started manufacturing them for the WJs when you did this. I am doing mine in my driveway but so far on the rear A-arm and control arms it hasn't been bad. I have saved several of your videos and as I move to that section I watch the video first. Thank you for posting them!!

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars dave g says:

    Looks awesome

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Jitters the tripods shaking like a cat pooping rusty razorblades

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Check with the power block sema 2016,17 they have a outfit that has the cutting guides to manufacture your own bumpers via the cnc index for a plasma cutter if you know some one who has one it has potential for making bumpers on the cheap I wish I could find the link I think it was for 4×4 with Scot and jessy

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Yeah you'll want her dialed in and soon be careful getting to your brothers shopp new ride height can be a bit squirrely being in tried and un tested especially with the front end

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joe Vreeland says:

    Dont worry about destroying anything…. it's just a Jeep, so there's that ya got going for ya.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Martin Kucic says:

    My god man! You are cutting up your Jeep!😱

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donnie Robertson says:

    Second time watching 5/27/2020

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars P Dinardo says:

    Like what u did on the jeep today. Gets the 👍

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jerry Shaffer says:

    Please update us on the jeep

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Larry Fry says:

    Aaaarrrrgghh! You didn't show the most satisfying sound in the garage: the POP of the bead seating on the wheel!! Shame on you!
    Oh, and kudos to you for NOT painting the wheels black.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars B. R. says:

    Looks nice!
    It's the underside.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steven hill says:

    Wheres the finished product on this build?

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars scott McIntosh says:

    I had a 1970 Caprice that had double universal joints perhaps this would stop the pinion angle changes use Spicer u joints

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Larry Gaggin says:

    “What do you want me to do? Chop it off?”
    Yes Eric. Chop it off.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TheBenjammin5150 says:

    White lettering out always looks cooler.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shaun Adams says:

    Okay it's been a bit. How are you liking the tires?

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gearhead Ted says:

    wow,32 ppl who dont use brakleen,sad..

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Kohut says:

    Nice!!

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wes Hawkins says:

    Now get some good metal fender flares and cut the originals off and add some after market bumpers for added clearance for the tires. Plus a set of electric locking diffs work really good. I’ve got all that and more on my 88 Cherokee. I don’t have the V-8 but I do have a stroked 4.0 that I built. Ya it looks good. Yep, wench, bumpers and fender flares.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars danrandle 65 says:

    till ya get the new bumper, the small plastic coffee cans can make pretty good fog light protection at the rear of lite

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill says:

    I know you have been cutting with a wheel for years. Call it bad luck or whatever. You want to wear full goggles when doing that. Ask me how I know, but I had safety glasses like you, plus my regular glasses behind them. Lo and behold, I got a shard into my right eye that put me into the Veterans hospital AE for a doc to use a needle to pluck it out. Just a tip so you don't end up like my dumb a&*!

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jdelbrid says:

    WOW! Very nice job.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kaye Wortman says:

    Can't even tell there ever was a bracket….Nice Job !!!

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Notten says:

    R.I.P. brackets..bump stops maybe

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wayne Johnson says:

    Great job. Very enjoyable!

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lao Han Tun says:

    Vibration need to smoothen…? Because of beefy tire…?

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lao Han Tun says:

    Very beefy suv…

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Papa Jon says:

    A lot of the fellas just hammer over the spot weld tabs, welding the spaces mostly closed will help regain strength and make it look cleaner and get them out of the way.  Just make sure there is some opening remaining for drainage.  You'll want to reinstall those transfer case spacers and maybe add some washers, a drop is required over 4 inches. 
    -just sayin'…

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Gantry says:

    I can't help but to wonder if you're planning on changing the diff gear ratio, or if you're just going to wait until you blow out your diff carrier bearings and THEN change them….?

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Carlos Moreira says:

    Nice rig. I'm jealous.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JT says:

    Other than some rear driveline vibration that you had to deal with later – how does this long arm feel overall regarding solidness of the wheels when going over bumps, railroad tracks, potholes, etc.?

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bkon says:

    The ears looked great. Little primer & paint by the time the Jeep is down and your looking down it's going to look factory.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars SuperSharpBlue says:

    When you lift your WJ over 2-3in, you need to install a new double-double cardan driveshaft, as the factory repezza shaft cannot handle the angles and causes vibrations

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars SuperSharpBlue says:

    There's a lot of people who install an XJ jeep's washer tank in the engine bay. I actually installed a universal tank in my tire spare spot, and put my spare on the roof.

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Edward Rowback says:

    looken good eric o you going to play with the computer rpm & toque

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dennis Straight says:

    Hi Eric, I have and did the change over lift springs and all that to a 98 ZJ with the 5.9. Don't put a slip yoke kit on that transfer case get a 242 and then slip yoke that.

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Charles Amaral says:

    Buy some Stainless brained brake lines for a 6'5 inch lift.