Hey, My name is Darryl and Im from the UK. Cant seem to find many XJ enthusiasts over here and this forum is a good place to see what others are doing to their XJ's.
Since being a kid, I have always loved the XJ. I finally bought my first Jeep in April 2011 when I got a black lab. This is a daily driver so I don't want to make a full on monster out of this, but Im pretty sure that the Jeep has never seen any mud before. Since i have had my 97 for a few months now, i ought to make a build thread.
Specs of (Charlie) the Cherokee:
1997 Jeep XJ Limited
Goodyear tyres 225/70R15 with hardly any tread at all
Stock Radio and Speakers
Grey Leather Interior
71,000 miles on the clock
Purchased for £1,350
Full service history
Bringing Charlie home
2 inch lift at the back as the current ones are sagging like hell.
Then a 2 inch budget lift at the front.
Some bigger all terrain tyres
Refurbish the alloys.
Upgrade the sound system.
Magnaflow exhaust (help me on this, I'm rather confused on what to do)
Clear blinkers/side markers
Find new front seats, they're pretty cracked.
Full respray in Black.
Hopefully a few more things
Taking Charlie to some mud for the first time. And yes that was a Land Rover that had to pull us out in the end. Can I blame the tyres with little tread??
The original front speakers had blown so I installed some Alpine speakers for £30 each
I had to cut the wires as the original plug didn't fit in.