The morning of Monday January 18th 2010 was one of the worsts for me. As I went to the "secure" parking garage where I kept my 2001 Cherokee and noticed that it had been stolen. I, like most of us here, spent a lot of time building this XJ to my standards along with the money. This Jeep had a RE 3.5" SF lift, 31x10.50 BFG KM2's, Bilstein Shocks, AJ's "Phat XJ" custom winch bumper w/ Warn 9.5ti winch and viking synthetic winch line. I am also a U.S. Army Veteran and I like to help people out when I can so I had quite a bit of "search and rescue" equipment in the back. I live in Renton, Washington which is just South of Seattle. If anyone knows or hears of anything please let me know. Thanks in advance.
Sorry to hear about your loss. Hopefully it will be found without damage.
'95 XJ country edition, 4" coils/3/4" spacers, HD leafs with extra main added in, Ironman adjustable control arms, rough country shackles, aussie locker, JK rubicon shocks, 35" mudder's, soft 8's, cobra cb
Sold '00 TJ, 4" lift, rusty's adjustable control arms, skyjacker shocks, rock krawler adj. trac-bar,rugged ridge SYE and RE driveshaft, soft 8's, 35" mud king xt's,XJ HP D30 w/aussie locker, 4:88 yukon gears, hella 500's, rock crusher diff covers
4. 04 Dodge ram 1500 quadcab, yes, it has a hemi.
5. '08 BMW X3, Mods in progress.
I am in Red Deer Alberta. I have a cherokee much like yours, same color and very similar. I notice Jeeps that look like mine and I will keep an eye out. I am on the good side of local officials and would be happier than hell to pin down the turds who took your ride (I know I'd be looking for blood if it were mine).
Is there any features unique to yours that would be apparent should it roll by?
PS, god bless you for serving my friend.
Thanks for the consideration guys. It really pisses me off that some people act the way they do. It's been about a week now and there is no sign of das jeep. Insurance said I have to wait 21 days until they will cut me a check. I loved that XJ so much it would be hard for me to build another realizing every second that I am only trying to get back to where I was. That is why I have made the decision that if it doesn't show up I will be purchasing a 05/06 Unlimited Rubicon.
Gramreaper, thanks for the consideration. I did have military plates on it, which I am sure by now are taken off, I hope they felt at least some guilt in doing that means that people like me are the ones who fight for their freedom. It had the stock stereo, also had some yellow speckles of road paint on the outsides of the fenders do to driving over fresh paint. Other than that the body was in real good shape had only 92,000 miles.
Keep a eye out on the local craigslist and free classifieds for cherokee parts for sale....
Nice looking rig.....sorry that happened.
__________________ Currently own 93 XJ 33's on 4" lift....01 XJ stock,will replace my 93 after mods are done..... 1994 ZJ V8, BB w/31's........99 XJ stock....97 XJ 2wd 5 spd stock.... and just p/u a 98 XJ 4wd/5 spd and a 01 XJ
bump... nice lookin XJ. Sorry to hear its missing. Are there any local wheeling spots by you? Maybe some punkass kids stole it to wheel and left it. Just a thought. It happens here more often than not. GL in finding it, and PLEASE, PLEASE for the love of god don't join the barbie jeep club. J/K
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