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View Poll Results: vote for the June 2008 Cherokee of the Month
Sierra Drifter 84 58.33%
millhousenator 32 22.22%
bigred99 4 2.78%
ddeadserious 11 7.64%
dude in an xj 13 9.03%
Voters: 144. You may not vote on this poll

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Unread 05-25-2008, 02:30 AM   #1
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June 2008 Cherokee of the Month - vote here

Entry #1

Sierra Drifter
2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport - Patriot Blue
4.0L Inline 6 HO
AW4 Auto transmission
RocTrac NV241OR 4:1 transfer case from an 04 TJ Rubicon
Tom Woods rear CV drive shaft

Front Axle:
Dana 44 high pinion full width 8 lug from a 1978 Ford F250 68” wide
4340 chromolly alloy inner and outer shafts
Yukon super ujoints
ARB selectable locker
Yukon 5.13 ring and pinion gears
Warn Premium Locking Hubs
Ford 1-ton dual piston disc brakes
JKS over axle trackbar relocation bracket
Custom made sway bar brackets located above the high-steer tie rod
JKS Quick Disconnects

Rear Axle:
Dana 60 full width from 1979 Ford F250 66” wide
Bored spindles to accommodate 1.5” shafts
Yukon alloy 1.5 inch 35 spline alloy shafts
ARB selectable locker
Yukon 5.13 ring and pinion gears
Disc brake conversion using Cadillac Eldorado calipers
JKS shock mounts

Lift:
Rubicon Express 5.5” Extreme Duty suspension lift
T&T Customs Y-Link Long Arm upgrade kit
JKS Adjustable Coil Over Spacers (ACOS) set to minimum height
Two-inch lift shackle on rear leafs
About 7+ inch total lift and a lot of fender trimming

Steering:
Ford flattop knuckles
Harsh Terrain high steer arms
Foothill Offroad heavy-duty tie rod and draglink.
Chevy 1-ton tie rod ends
Waggoneer pitman arm
C-Rock steering box inner and outer reinforcing plates
Steering box brace

Protection:
Custom 4x4 front winch bumper with brush guard and recovery points
Kevin’s double square tube Rock Sliderz
T&T Customs full belly skid
Stock XJ gas tank skid
Custom made differential guards
Plated lower control arm mounts

Other Misc:
37" x 12.50 x 17 Goodyear MTR's
Cragar black steel wheels
Bushwhacker fender flares
Rubicon Express heavy-duty track bar, drop-bracket, and brace
T&T Customs Frame stiffeners
Warn M8000 winch
Lokar cut-to-fit emergency brake cables
Extended stainless steel brake lines
Thule roof rack gutter-mounts and crossbars
Yakima Load Warrior roof rack with extension
Cobra 29wxst CB
Firestick 4ft CB antenna
ARB Air compressor for lockers
Viair 400 Air compressor for tires
Off road lights
Red Top battery
Cut and folded rear quarter panels
Custom made switch box for ARB lockers
Custom made IPod dash mount
4 new JBL Speakers
Two fire extinguishers mounted inside
Highlift jack, tow strap, tree saver, snatch block, d-rings, cable weight etc.

I’ve done every modification myself except the ring & pinion setup, and welding on the front axle brackets. I do my own welding now. After 4 years of modifying I am almost done, well as done as any rig can be. My XJ has been through some of the toughest trails in the west, including the Rubicon, Fordyce, Dusy, Swamp, and two trips to Moab. It has performed well, a couple very minor trail breaks but it has always brought me back home.








Entry #2

millhousenator

Intro: Yeah some may call this a brown nosing attempt to get into the COM this month, but it is tough for a guy like me to keep up with my jeep's wants and needs. Being an active High School Student, i don't have time for a job, or to work on the heep as often as I would like. Thankfully, my parents supplied me with my jeep. Originally I wanted a TJ, but after owning and driving an XJ, i can actually say that the XJ was a good decision. We got it from an older couple, and since then i have put about $2000 into it. I worked all summer at minimum wage just to pay off the lift and tires. Most of the add-ons that you can see came from my pocket. While my buddies may have nicer jeeps, or bigger lifts and bumpers, their parents bought it all for them. I am proud to say that i actually work for this jeep with little parent help. Just a 17 year old (bad teenager!) trying to get by with school, get off to college, and most importantly, have some fun!

Specs:
Year & Trim: 1999 XJ Sport
Engine: Stock HO 4.0L
Transmission: Stock AW4
Transfercase: 231, Rubicon Express Hack 'n Tap
Axles: Dana 30, Chrysler Corp 8.25, 3.55 gears
Suspension: Rubicon Express 3.5" Superflex, stock shackles, actual height about 4"
Tires: Cooper Discoverer STT 31x10.50
Wheels: Cragar Soft 8, Stock 5 spoke center caps painted black and mounted
Recovery: Cell Phone, a buddy, or Smittybilt D-ring mount for hitch
Armor: Curt Hitch, not much, but good enough for me so far
Other:
- Surco 45x60x5 Roof Rack, Surco Gutter mounts, Surco Rack Tire mount
- Polk Audio 5.25 Speakers in rear
- 130w KC Slimlites on roof rack (X2)
- Rectangular Baja (Wally World) Lights on roof rack (X2)
- Trimmed Front Bumper, removed OEM fogs
- Expensive Bosch Wipers (you know the ribless ones)








Entry #3

bigred99
1999 Jeep Cherokee XJ
Mods-4.5 full lift kit by rough country, 33x12.5 runway tires, 15x8 cragar soft 8's, quick disconnect bar, sway bar, track bar, bushwhacker 5in fender flares, safari roof rack, 4 maxtel light bar, custom bumpers, tow hitch, tinted windows, neoprene red/black waterproof seat covers, sunroof, aiwa cd player, dog gate, banners








Entry #4

ddeadserious

1992 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer

Drivetrain:
4.0 Liter
Optima Yellow Top
Raised Air Intake
Flowmaster 40 Muffler
AW4 Transmission
NP231 Transfer Case
**** SYE
Stock Front Driveshafts F & R

Axles:
Dana 30
4.10 Gears
Open Diff

Ford 8.8
4.10 Gears
Powertrax No-Slip
Disc Brakes
RuffStuffSpecialties Diff Cover

Suspension/Steering:
Rock Krawler 3-link Long Arms
5.5" RE Coils
Rough Country Front Shocks
JKS Trackbar
JCR 1-ton Steering
Rusty's 3.5" Rear Leafs
Stock Rear Shocks w/ raised mounts

Tires:
33x12.50x15 Interco trXus M/T's
15x8 Steelies w/ Cragar Center Caps
or
285/75/R16 BFG A/T's
16x8 AR Mojave Teflon Coated Wheels

Interior/Audio:
Leather Seats
97+ Center Console
Soundbar behind front seats
Herculined Interior
Pioneer Head Unit
Stock Tweeters
5.25" Pioneer Speakers
6.5" Kicker Speakers
Radioshack CB w/ 3 ft. Firestik

Exterior:
TJ Rear Flares on the front
Custom 3/16" Front Bumper
Hella 500 Fog Lights
Delta Xenon Headlight Kit
Custom Hood Louvers
97+ Mirrors and Door Decals
Lower Door 3/16" Diamond Plate
1/8" Rear Quarter Panel Protection
Custom 3/16" Rear Bumper/ Tire Carrier
TNT Frame Stiffeners








Entry #5

dude in an xj

Suspension

Front: 4-wheel Customs 2.25" Spacers
Rear: RE 2.5" Long AAL
Skyjacker Hydro Shocks
JKS Quicker Disconnects


Tires/Wheels

31x10.50 BFG Mud Terrain
15x8 Summit Racing Series 50 wheels / 3.75" backspacing

Skids/Recovery

OEM T-case Skid
ZJ Gas Tank Skid
Nates 4x4 Rear bumper
C4x4 Tow Hooks / Rock Rails
Rusty's Offroad HD Crossmember

Other

Cobra CB
Hella 500s
Custom Tail Lights
Gen-Right Hood Vents
Cherry Bomb Turbo Muffler
C-Rok Inner Steering Box Plate
Homemade Rear Brake Line Ext. Bracket
CSF 3-Row Radiator
Hesco Hi-flow Thermostat Housing
Mr. Gasket Performance Thermostat




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Unread 05-25-2008, 02:39 AM   #2
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They are all great looking Jeeps...but I got give props to my hard working high school student. Awesome rig on a high school budget...go Millhouesenator!!!
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Unread 05-25-2008, 07:28 AM   #3
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They are all great looking Jeeps...but I got give props to my hard working high school student. Awesome rig on a high school budget...go Millhouesenator!!!


Seeing as I'm a 16 year old high school student as well, I know what your talking about. You definitely got my vote, congrats on one BAD XJ!
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Unread 05-25-2008, 07:34 AM   #4
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Millhouesenator for being and fellow ohioian and nicely rig on a high school budget
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Unread 05-25-2008, 08:10 AM   #5
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Millhousenator too, i know what its like to be on a high school budget. everything ive done has come from my pocket too, and its a good feeling to know that you worked hard for what you have.
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Unread 05-25-2008, 09:13 AM   #6
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Yes, a high school budget is hard to make a nice rig with. Im 16, I know.

I voted millhousentor
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Unread 05-25-2008, 12:13 PM   #7
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i voted millhouse because 1) i am a 17 year old in hs as well 2) 1999 Cherokee Sport!!!! 3) i know the feeling of a limited budget and having friends whose parents but them anything and everything.
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Unread 05-25-2008, 12:45 PM   #8
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mi voted for mil. i still like your jeep eventhough im seventeen and have highschool budget every penny goes into my jeep thats why its as big as it is
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Unread 05-25-2008, 01:08 PM   #9
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They are all nice rigs and worthy to be in the COM contest. With that said, I don't think you should vote for someone because of their age, it should be for the rig.
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Unread 05-25-2008, 01:13 PM   #10
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They are all nice rigs and worthy to be in the COM contest. With that said, I don't think you should vote for someone because of their age, it should be for the rig.
i think there doing it because hes in high school and pays for it on his own, and it is a nice rig also. just my $.02's
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Unread 05-25-2008, 01:18 PM   #11
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i actually think the first rig up there has a lot of stuff done to it
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Unread 05-25-2008, 01:44 PM   #12
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Vote cast. Best of luck to all of th entriees this month.
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Unread 05-25-2008, 02:29 PM   #13
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They are all nice rigs and worthy to be in the COM contest. With that said, I don't think you should vote for someone because of their age, it should be for the rig.


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Unread 05-25-2008, 03:06 PM   #14
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Drifter..that things nice
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Unread 05-25-2008, 04:01 PM   #15
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i think there doing it because hes in high school and pays for it on his own, and it is a nice rig also. just my $.02's
So, because I have a family, FT job, FT college and I pay for my **** myself puts me below a high school student who doesn't have the responsibilities I do??
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