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View Poll Results: Who should hold the JF August Cherokee Of The Month honors?
ibjeepin95 24 23.76%
dagr8tim 3 2.97%
JeepN4KC 26 25.74%
MagicNelson 10 9.90%
Tom95YJ 10 9.90%
slickfreeze 28 27.72%
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Unread 08-13-2012, 11:14 AM   #1
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VOTE for the August 2012 JF Cherokee of the month!!!

It's that time again so vote your pick for the JF August 2012 Cherokee Of The Month.
We have another great selection of interesting XJís for your viewing pleasure. Take time to check them out and when you find the one that keeps bringing you back for yet another look, show your support and approval by casting your vote.
Also please click the button just under the poll to help keep this thread up all week in the top five voted/crawled threads on the JF homepage.
Feel free to post up with positive comments or discussion and bump this thread as needed. This poll will close one week from today.

Here are your August COTM entries in the order received. Letís get this started and see where it goes!


Quote:
Originally Posted by ibjeepin95

Year: - 1999
Model: - Jeep Cherokee Sport
Drive Train: - 4.0L, NP231, D30 w/ Lock Right, welded 8.25
Suspension: - About 3 inches of lift all around, 3" RC coils, AAL in stock pack, Clayton TB, shock hoops in the rear, bump stopped all the way around
Wheels/Tires: - 35x12.50x15 Pro Comp M/T's wrapped around 15x8 black steelies
Other Notable Modifications: - Cut out rockers and replaced with 2x6 steel, JCR gas tank skid, JKS mini LCA skids, ORS stubby bumper, doorless, IRO OTK steering, waiting on SYE to go in, dents and scratches
Favorite Modification: - Lockers
Least Favorite Modification: - None yet
Best Trail Damage: - My mint rocker becoming beat to nothing after a few Crozet runs.
Build Thread: - http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/...build-1326312/

Optional: - My goal with this XJ is to build one I can drive to the trail, beat the snot out of it, and be able to drive home. It's not a DD, but itís fun to drive to work, school, to the mall occasionally. Still got some work to do, but it's getting there.






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Originally Posted by dagr8tim

Year: - 1997
Model: - Cherokee SE
Drive Train: - 4.0/AW4/231
Suspension: - 3" RC Series II
Wheels/Tires: - 31x10.5 Kelly Safari TSR AT's
Other Notable Modifications: - AJ's Rock Rails, HiCountry Front Recovery Points, Swapped Interior, Swapped to Factory Tinted Glass, Swapped Factory Skid Plates, KC Lights on A-Pillar Mounts
Favorite Modification: - Lift Kit
Least Favorite Modification: - Front Recovery Points
Best Trail Damage: - Ripped my passenger tail light off and had to glue it back together with some parts from another broken tail light I had.
Build Thread: - http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/d.../#post13988525

Optional: - I had always wanted a Jeep and after some research, an XJ was the perfect rig for my budget. I was looking for a 97 - 99 with manual locks & windows, and completely stock. I found my 97 SE on CL with no power options. It was a bonus that it was from Ky, so rust was very very minimal for an XJ of its age.
From there I started building out, trolling CL and JY's for upgrades and bought a wrecked 98 XJ Sport for spare parts. I'm currently at 280,000+ miles and wouldn't think twice about driving it anywhere.

Not brave enough for this hole.


It's not that deep they said....


Right after I got it on a weekend trip in Toledo, Ohio.

Quote:
Originally Posted by JeepN4KC

Year: - 2001
Model: - Sport
Drive Train: - 4.0 I6/AW4/NP231/D30/Chrysler 8.25 29sp
Suspension: - Rough Country 4.5" AAL
Wheels/Tires: - 33x12.5x15 BFG KM2's on Unique Series 252 steelies
Other Notable Modifications: - rust abatement/rattle-can two toned; fenders trimmed; rear quarters cut&folded; Solid Axle Ind. diff covers f/r; installed hitch for rear shackle recovery; Aussie locker out back
Favorite Modification: - everything I've done
Least Favorite Modification: - none of them
Best Trail Damage: - none yet - still itching to put this Jeep to the test
Build Thread: - My Other Build Thread

Optional: - I've only owned this since the beginning of June 2012. The XJ is the project/toy Jeep of the fleet and was bought for the purpose of "saving" the WK from trail damage. It sat on jackstands in the garage for over two weeks while I planned how to fix the cracked welds in the rear internals from the PO. The pics I linked were from right after I installed the Aussie locker.






Quote:
Originally Posted by MagicNelson

Year: - 1999
Model: - Cherokee Sport
Drive Train: - 4.0L, AW4, NP231, HP Dana 30 & 29 Spline 8.25
Suspension: - 3" Rough Country w/ full leafs, JK Shocks
Wheels/Tires: - Moabs wrapped with Goodyear MTRs
Other Notable Modifications: - JKS discos, ARB Bull Bar with winch, JCR rock sliders, gas tank skid, t-case skid
Favorite Modification: - ARB Bull Bar and winch
Least Favorite Modification: - None
Best Trail Damage: - Bent the stock bumper up and crushed my fender... replaced with ARB






Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom95YJ

Year: - 1999
Model: - Cherokee Classic
Drive Train: - 4.0L, Aw4, 231, HpD30/ 29 spline 8.25
Suspension: - 3.5" Rubicon Express with Full leafs & Bilstein 5100 shocks
Wheels/Tires: - 31x10.50 Dick Cepek Mountain Cats on 15x8 Rockcrawlers
Other Notable Modifications: - Rigidco Winch Bumper & Sliders, JCR Offroad Gas Tank Skid, Spartan Locker in Rear Axle, Smittybilt XRC8 comp winch
Favorite Modification: - Sliders
Least Favorite Modification: - None
Best Trail Damage: - Dented Frame rail from climbing a waterfall
Build Thread: Ė http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/t...betty-1288848/

Optional: - The XJ is a build in progress, I wanted something that was safe for the wife to haul around the kid, yet strong enough for me to play with.






Quote:
Originally Posted by slickfreeze

Year: - 1995
Model: - XJ
Drive Train: - D30 locked, 8.25 locked, SYE
Suspension: - RC 6.5 longarm
Wheels/Tires: - American Racing wheels, BFG KM2 tires
Other Notable Modifications: - Lots of KC lights, On board air, Snorkel, Warn Winch, Durango steering box, High flow PS pump, mean green alt.
Favorite Modification: - On board air
Least Favorite Modification: - Snorkel, cost lots of money for a few pieces of plastic.
Best Trail Damage: - tipped her on her side





Thanks to everyone who entered this month and good luck to all!!

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Unread 08-13-2012, 11:39 AM   #2
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Great looking rigs this month everybody!
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Unread 08-13-2012, 12:02 PM   #3
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good luck everyone!
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Unread 08-13-2012, 12:42 PM   #4
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I just realized that none of the poll pictures posted this month are on pavement.
Lots of beautiful scenery here from around the country. Nice work guys.
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Unread 08-13-2012, 05:48 PM   #5
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Damn I didn't see the entry thread. o well. Great rigs!
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Unread 08-13-2012, 10:24 PM   #6
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ibjeepin for best wheeler
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Unread 08-13-2012, 11:52 PM   #7
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Some stiff competition here! I voted slickfreeze. Nice rig!!
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Unread 08-14-2012, 06:34 AM   #8
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ibjeepin for best wheeler
Nah, it's just a mall crawler....
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Unread 08-14-2012, 07:45 AM   #9
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Nah, it's just a mall crawler....
Your mall has some large gravel in the parking lot
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Unread 08-14-2012, 09:14 AM   #10
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my vote is in!
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Unread 08-15-2012, 08:00 AM   #11
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The wide spread across the board here shows how tight the competition is this month, nice work peoples. Need some more votes eh.
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Unread 08-16-2012, 08:09 AM   #12
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It's been a long time since I've seen a 3-way tie for the lead, but it looks like we could.
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Unread 08-16-2012, 06:27 PM   #13
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oh man it happened!
Half of our August contestants are now in a three way tie for the lead with 20 votes each.
ibjeepin95, JeepN4KC , and slickfreeze are all riding the crest here. I've not a clue how this is going to turn out, but good luck gents!!
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Unread 08-16-2012, 08:26 PM   #14
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JeepN4KC, that is one sweet Jeep. You got my vote, and now I know exactly what lift/tire combo I want to run.
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Unread 08-17-2012, 08:57 AM   #15
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this is gonna be close!
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