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88 Cherokee Mounting point

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by simpass, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. simpass

    simpass Junior Member
    from Montana
    Messages: 3

    I want to mount a 6' 6" plow on my 88 Cherokee(Plow was free and had the Jeep). It already has a lift kit on it.
    The plow is an older Meyers ST-78 and came with some frame mounts, looks likes it could have fit a Wrangler. I know I need to modify the mounts but was wondering where would be the best place to tie into the frame? Could you tie into the frame in the front and use some U bolts around the front axle for the rear mount?
    Also anyone with a wiring diagram?
     
  2. JeepTJ

    JeepTJ Senior Member
    Messages: 225


    :nono: You're kidding---right??
     
  3. simpass

    simpass Junior Member
    from Montana
    Messages: 3

    No, I am not kidding. That was a method used by someone else I asked and I was verifying it's validity. Apparently you didn't think it was a good idea, but didn't offer another idea, which is why I was asking.
     
  4. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

  5. Hubjeep

    Hubjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    I just modded a Wrangler bracket to fit on my 1999 XJ Cherokee.

    The Cherokee needs extra reinforcement since it does not officially have a frame like a Wrangler does. Basically, use decent sized plates to distribute the load.

    The XJ has three bumper bolts on each side, and a 5/8" sleeved hole on each side about 12" back from the bumper bolts.

    Here is the factory XJ Western mount (I based mine on this and added some bolts), not much to it, three bumper bolts, then it reaches back to those 5/8" sleeved holes.
    http://www.westernplows.com/pdf/13637_011193.pdf

    Here is what I made, it uses the three bumper bolts on each side, three steering box bolts, 5/8" sleeved holes, and two sway bar bolts too (15 in total).

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  6. simpass

    simpass Junior Member
    from Montana
    Messages: 3

    Thanks that was great help, looks like a good fix