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post #1 of 13 Old 06-20-2013, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
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NEW to Jeep. Hello Forum.

Hi Forum,

I am on another automotive forum in the UK, but after purchasing a Cherokee I thought I would join up. Interesting that this one you have the option to pay for an upgrade...do may people do this?

Anyway, I LOVE IT... Never had a big 4x4 before and after one week of absolute bliss, I have a problem.... I will talk about this in tech area instead, don't want to get told off by the mods on first post..

What ever the problem is, I am going to pay whatever it takes as its excellent.... my god it drinks some fuel (UK prices not like the US) but blow it.... You only like once...

I will post up some photos, once I get around to it, but its dark blue, with part camel leather / cloth interior.

One thing I am looking for though, and i have seen them on fleabay is a roof rack, which is open (or a cage with no top) if you know what I mean. Any ideas.

Also, was their an option / part to have a cover over the boot, to hide what you have in the boot ?

Anyway good to be on here.

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post #2 of 13 Old 06-21-2013, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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Some photos.



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post #4 of 13 Old 06-21-2013, 09:08 AM
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nice XJ mate

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'00 XJ Locked on 35s

Previous:
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'00 XJ 6.5" on 35" KM2s
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Welcome to JeepForum nice looking xj
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post #6 of 13 Old 07-03-2013, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys, I must admin I never really noticed how many there were until I got one... mind you, you often find this when you get a car...

Quite a lot of XJ's in and around my area, and got followed by a year older one in same colour the other day, with me following the newer shaped one in front, can't remember the type, by the rounded style.... bit of a cherokee sandwich..

To date I have not seen a better one... but sure I will.... Want to tint the glass on boot (sorry Trunk !!) and rear windows, UK prohibits, more than 20% sunlight reduction to front screen and driver / passenger windows which seems no point to change, as likely to get "The old bill" pulling me over.

Any ideas on a way to hide whats in the boot, on estate cars I have owned you get a type of roller that could be pulled out from top of rear seats and clip in to left / right coners to hide whats in boot.... I think nothing exists like this.... any ideas or is it just a blanket job ???

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They do have them, but I have no idea how common they actually are.

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'00 XJ Locked on 35s

Previous:
'00 TJ 2" on 33" Grabbers
'00 XJ 6.5" on 35" KM2s
'96 ZJ 2" on 31" Baja Claws
'93 ZJ - Stock, Totaled
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post #8 of 13 Old 07-03-2013, 11:53 AM
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Thanks guys, I must admin I never really noticed how many there were until I got one... mind you, you often find this when you get a car...

Quite a lot of XJ's in and around my area, and got followed by a year older one in same colour the other day, with me following the newer shaped one in front, can't remember the type, by the rounded style.... bit of a cherokee sandwich..

To date I have not seen a better one... but sure I will.... Want to tint the glass on boot (sorry Trunk !!) and rear windows, UK prohibits, more than 20% sunlight reduction to front screen and driver / passenger windows which seems no point to change, as likely to get "The old bill" pulling me over.

Any ideas on a way to hide whats in the boot, on estate cars I have owned you get a type of roller that could be pulled out from top of rear seats and clip in to left / right coners to hide whats in boot.... I think nothing exists like this.... any ideas or is it just a blanket job ???
Some 80s and early 90s Cherokees had pull-out cargo covers. If finding one is difficult, it wouldn't be hard to use some vinyl or canvas or nylon or something and some strategically-placed hooks to cover.

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post #9 of 13 Old 07-03-2013, 08:11 PM
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Welcome to jeepforum and the XJ family.
Fine looking specimen you've got there.
Feel free to discuss whatever problems or thoughts about it you have in this thread.

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But I still wouldn't trade it for a Coupe DeVille."


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post #10 of 13 Old 07-16-2013, 02:46 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys, I think a window tinting option might be best.

One of the fog lights is a bit grubby and not as bright as the other one which is clear, sure it just needs a new lens. is this something you can buy or is it a complete unit ?


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post #11 of 13 Old 07-16-2013, 03:00 AM Thread Starter
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Welcome to jeepforum and the XJ family.
Fine looking specimen you've got there.
Feel free to discuss whatever problems or thoughts about it you have in this thread.
Thanks Chris, a few tweeks are needed but its a working project to make it perfect. Things that need doing:

Repair to a small hole in rear cloth seat
Repair to small split in leather section of driver seat
Speakers in rear need sorting out.
Passenger speaker blown as crackling at vol: 14 +
Want new mats and boot mat
Window tint to boot (trunk) and rear windows - not too dark mind.
Sort out the indicator which does not turn off when indicating - which is really annoying, as I forget.... And I hate people that do that in front of me. !!!

Think the cloth ands leather work I can sort out through my contact www.dclass.co.uk and speakers I will just have a play and replace.
Window tinting - I have been dared to do it myself, so it will either be a mess and be off as quick as it went on, or it will be excellent.
Car Mats and Boot mat sorted through www.ukcarmats.co.uk

I actually work for Mercedes-Benz Owners (MBO) a club for Mercedes-Benz owners in the UK so quite handy for motoring contacts www.mercedesclub.org.uk

All the best.

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post #12 of 13 Old 07-16-2013, 09:54 AM
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Welcome to the forum and Great looking XJ. I would love to find one that clean over here.

Here is a couple examples of the rear cover you are looking for. Looks to be reasonably priced although shipping could get expensive. IF nothing else it gives you an idea what you might be able to do to make one yourself.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jeep-Cheroke...2410c4&vxp=mtr

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jeep-Cheroke...c41827&vxp=mtr
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post #13 of 13 Old 07-17-2013, 05:55 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info will look into this, been asked if its for sale twice already..
See your Jeep is fully prepared for your state terrain, I only have to cope with crater pot holes as our roads are rubbish in the UK.

The cost of fuel in the UK is the only bad thing about owning one fo these, but hah ho.


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