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My New Cherokee Add-Ons

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by whitelite, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. whitelite

    whitelite Member
    Messages: 82

    Just thought I would post my latest changes to my 99 XJ.

    1. Labaron Hood Vents: XJ's are notorious for over heating when worked hard four wheeling or heavy snow plowing and will vapor lock until they cool down. This has worked wonderfully. --gets the heat out from under the hood.

    2. Sno-Wings: Looked at quite a few wings and went with Sno-Wings by Ace Equipment. Super heavy duty (100 lbs), thicker steel and 1 1/2" thick rubber edge,--don't know why it took me so long to get wings--amazing.


    3. Air Bags: I've got air shocks all around, plus OME heavy duty springs, but with the ABR Front Bumper, and the additional 100 lbs. Sno-Wings, I wanted more suspension help. So with the air bags and the air shocks it only squats 1/2" when I pick up the plow. :) ---and the ride is much, much better--love it!!!

    4. 1 1/2" Wheel Spacers: Broke some snow chains last season when the chains rubbed on the edge of the rear leaf springs. Checked around and this is what I came up with. Also--haven't tried it yet and really don't want to get into a situation that would require it----but the manual says not to put chains on the front and for good reason; there just isn't the room--they will hit the coil springs. With the spacers they won't.

    Anyway, that's it and hopefully--that's it. :)
     
  2. cjshloman

    cjshloman Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    Pics of the wings??
     
  3. whitelite

    whitelite Member
    Messages: 82

    I'll take some tomorrow and see if I can post it.
     
  4. whitelite

    whitelite Member
    Messages: 82

    Hope these pictures come out OK. Sno-Wings use 1/4" steel and 1 1/2" rubber blade, my plow is a 6.5' Meyer.

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  5. cjshloman

    cjshloman Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    ok. they look just like pro wings....what do those run $$ ?
     
  6. whitelite

    whitelite Member
    Messages: 82

    Yep--- none of the "wings" look that much different. I was going to go with Pro-Wings, but after reading threads on them and some that had issues with bending and rubber edges wearing out fast. I wanted something more heavy duty.

    These run about $350 or so for a Western and more for the Meyer because of the extra brackets. Sno-Wings were originally made for large County plow trucks in Colorado and people liked them so well they decided to fabricate them for smaller residential and commercial plowers.