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ScottD16 9 9.78%
4x4xjCREW 2 2.17%
egodfrey 29 31.52%
Biggn235 3 3.26%
LandRover 9 9.78%
srmitchell 28 30.43%
b16gsr 12 13.04%
Voters: 92. You may not vote on this poll

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Unread 01-04-2012, 02:24 AM   #1
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VOTE! Januarys Cherokee of the Month

I've been really sick so this is behind,

I'm also changing how you enter the contests, instead of messaging me entrys they are going to go right in a thread. So much easier than sorting my inbox. The thread for that will go up in a week or 2.

So here ya go pick a winner



ENTRY 1 ScottD16


My dad bought this jeep for me from a friend when I was 16 on the terms that I would have a job and get a B average so I got all that and every pay check went right to the jeep! T-Bird is her name she was once small and black now big and yellow! My dad got me into jeeps, wheeling, wrenching, and I love it!

Year: 1996
Model: SE
[B]Drive Train: I6 4.0, Magnaflow, flexalite tranny cooler, Dana 30 HP Chromoly shafts lockright locker 760x U-joints, Chryser 8.25, 4.56 ring and pinion.[ B]
Suspension: 4.5” Rough country short arm full pack, Iron rock HD tie rod, Rustys HD steering stabilizer, JKS quick discos, Hockey Puck bump stop.
Wheels/Tires: Cragar D-Windows/33x12.5r15 KM2
Other Notable Modifications: Warn diamond plating, Sucro roof rack, eBay winch bumper, hitch, trimmed fenders, Hula girl!, YELLOW
Favorite Modification: used to be black
Least Favorite Modification: roof rack keep getting hung up on it
[B]Favorite Trail: Rausch creek yellow jacket[ B]
Best Trail Damage: Smashed rear quarter panel on a winch only trail
Build Thread: none soon though


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Entry 2 4x4xjCREW

MY name is Louie I own a 1998 cherokee classic that i purchased bone stock about 3 years ago and it has come quite a long way. My jeep has step by step worked its way up to where it is now. Started with a rough country budget boost and 30" tires to a 3" rustys lift and 31" tires to a 4.5" rustys lift, cut fenders and 33" tires to a Clayton 6.5" pro series 3 link conversion which actually sits at about 7.25 due to a spacer and shackle. I have aussie lockers front and rear, with axles D30 and CHRY8.25, 33" KM1 bfg mud terrains, surco roof rack with hilift mount and axe and shovel mount aswell. custom made front bumper and rear hidden hitch that comes through the stock bumper for a clean look. warn m8000 winch and CB radio. I work at EVB in Danbury ct and I cant ask for a better team to help me along the way, Ive worked paycheck by paycheck to build this thing and like every other cherokee it will never be done but I enjoy every minute of it. Theres nothing better than wheeling with your buddies and having a good time and thats why i dedicated the time, effort and money into my cherokee.

[B]Year:[ B] 1998
Model: Classic
Drive Train: 4.0, aw4, np231
Suspension:Clayton 6.5 Pro series 3 link
Wheels/Tires: 33" BFG KM1 mud terrain on D-window steelies
Other Notable Modifications:Front bumper, Roof rack, Winch, PIAA lights, Rear reciever,
Favorite Modification:Doorless mod in the summer
Least Favorite Modification:aussie lockers, worked great for about a year and its time to do ARB air.
Favorite Trail:Camels back at RC offroad park, PA
Best Trail Damage: Caught between 2 trees banged up my rear hatch, quarter panel and ripped my rood rack completely off one side.
Build Thread:dont have one unfortunately









ENTRY 3 egodfrey
Year: 1995

Model: Cherokee Sport

Drivetrain:
4.0l w/ brown dog mounts and Ford Injectors
Aw4 tranny-- Np231 w/ HD SYE
D30 HP front w/ Chromo Shafts 760x u joints, Aussie Locker
D44 rear w/ Spartan Locker
4:56 Gear Ratio

Suspension:
Total= 4.5"
RC coils, Rear bastard pack.. 1.5" rear shackle, upper and lower flex joint control arms, no swaybars

Wheels/Tires:
33x12.5 Baja Claws on 15x8 Soft 8's

Other Notable Modifications:
3 core radiator w/ dirtbound triple electric fans, Front and rear recovery bumper w/ custom fabbed front winch mount, warn m8000 winch, JCR tie ins, hi lift, OTK steering, Double Sheer Trac Bar, CD player w/ Sattelite Radio

Favorite Modifications: Lockers! And trail rash.

Least Favorite Modifications: Having to park it next month for a year while i deploy.

Favorite trail: Honestly: All of them!

Best Trail Damage: Broke my old winch leg and shorted it, backfeeding catchign my map sensor on fire, then fire extuinguisher didnt work, ended up having to rewire the entire engine







ENTRY 4. Biggn235

2. Bought the Jeep stock, broken, used, abused, and neglected. The Jeep has come a long way in just 7 months, and has a lot more coming.
Nickname: Atlas
Year: 1999
Model: Sport
Drive Train: AW4, NP231, 30/8.25
Suspension: RC 4.5” coils, fixed LCAs, RC 3” leaf packs, 1” Daystar greasable shackles
Wheels/Tires: 15x8 Cragar Soft 8s, 33x12.5 BFG ATs
Other Notable Modifications: Roof rack, recovery points, flat flares, some armor
Favorite Modification: Power window fix
Least Favorite Modification: Lifted without an adjustable/longer track bar
Favorite Trail:Richland Rd, NC
Best Trail Damage: Numerous scratches and dents
Build Thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/...build-1212527/


3. Currently






How it began


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Unread 01-04-2012, 02:26 AM   #2
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Entry 5 LandRover

Year: Vin says 99, Title says 98
[B]Model :XJ
Drive Train:AW4, NP231, D30, 8.25, 3.55's, PowerTrax rear locker
Suspension: Rubicon Express 3.5" superflex kit (full leafs) with RE Gen 2 disconnects.
Wheels/Tires:Allied FakeLocks, Maxxis Bighorn 32"s
Other Notable Modifications:It's RIGHT HAND DRIVE. Bushwacker Flat Flares, Rocky Road Rockrails, Or-Fab bumpers, KC Apollo lights, Surco Rack (replaced the Yakima in the pics), Rusty's 1" drop T-Case crossmember skid, Iron Rock RHD double shear adjustable track bar, steering box brace, Pioneer deck, Kicker 6.5" speakers in doors/soundbar.
Favorite Modification:The steering wheel in the passenger seat
Least Favorite Modification:The glove box in the driver's seat
Favorite Trail:Grand Canyon trail @ JRTS
Best Trail Damage: Dented rear hatch/front right fender
Build Thread:http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/...ve-xj-1141523/







Entry 6 Srmitchell


-Year:2001
-Model:Cherokee (Like it should have come stock)
-Drive Train:4.0L-AW4 W/rail shifter- RE SYE, Tom Woods front shaft-4.56 gears-Dana 30 High Pinion/Lockrite, LCA skids, goferit tie rod flip, solid diff cover- Chrysler 8.25, ZJ disk brakes, Ruff stuff cover
-Suspension:3.5 inch Rubicon Express springs, Rough Country Long arms, IRO solid stock track bar/welded drop mount- bumpstopped f/r, OME shocks-Custom built DOM tie rod
-Wheels/Tires: 255/85/r16 BFG KM2's-And Rubicon Moabs, painted metallic grey.
-Other Notable Modifications: Rock Hard 4x4 Full interior roll cage, along with HD Offroad frame stiffeners-Rigidco FBG front Bumper-C4x4 Rear bumper/tire carrier, custom mounts, modular with a hitch/gas tank skid, held on with 21 bolts and a hilift mount. Aj's offroad super rails- XJ limited Overhead Console-Lebaron Vents- Cowl Snorkel-4 hole injectors-IRO exhaust
-Favorite Modification:The roll cage/suspension
-Least Favorite Modification:The tires
-Favorite Trail: Deer Valley, CA
-Best Trail Damage:Rear of unibody is tweaked from landing on the rear bumper so hard, it hit the bottom of the hatch.
Build Thread:http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/m...letrap-668339/







ENTRY 7. b16gsr


2. This is Jeep number 6 or 7(hard to remember) for my wife and I. We have always had an XJ, one ZJ over time, for her to drive in the winter and to haul our boxers around, and the occasional trail ride. This one is special, as we bought it from the original owners who lovingly maintained it religiously. We have stacks of paperwork that came with it when we bought it. We had always wanted a Limited, and had never found one in what I considered great condition. Well this was the one, and with 178k miles on it when we bought it, it did need some cosmetic work. I always life the Jeeps we have owned, but my wife requested that this one stay close to stock as out eldest boxer is getting a little older, and less nimble. So I pieced together what you see here today.

Year: 2000
Model: Cherokee Limited
[B]Drive Train:[ /B] All stock
Suspension:
2.5" Rough Country 4 cyl TJ coils
2" OME DR22X AAL
JK Rubicon shocks
Rancho RS5000 Stabilizer
Zone BPE for rear
Wheels/Tires:
16" TJ Rubicon MOABS
255/70/16 Goodyear Wrangler MT/R
Other Notable Modifications:
Jeep Cherokee Tent
Autopal H4 Conversion
Surco Roof Rack 50"
Detours Offroad Hardware "Tailbone" (being built)
Husky Liners
Exterior LED's
Lots and lots of paint polishing (I am a detailing nut)
Favorite Modification: HID's are my favorite mod on Cherokees, as the stock lighting sucks
Least Favorite Modification:
Favorite Trail:N/A
Best Trail Damage: N/A
[B]Build Thread:http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/...ed-up-1199881/




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Unread 01-04-2012, 05:07 PM   #3
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Glad too see you feeling better!

Good luck guys
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Spidertrax, Yukon, rustys, warn, branik, PSC, advance adapters, Bad wheels, interco, essentially off-road. And many more

Most of all thanks too Ian Johnson and the xtreme off-road crew for all their work, and 4 wheel to heal for their part in it too.
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Unread 01-04-2012, 05:28 PM   #4
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All these XJ's are nice but you got my vote Erik.

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Unread 01-04-2012, 08:35 PM   #5
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Gotta vote for Erik. I love Jeeps that can jump haha. Good luck to everyone.
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Unread 01-04-2012, 08:40 PM   #6
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Gotta vote for Erik. I love Jeeps that can jump haha. Good luck to everyone.
Thanks!

PS: This advice might be a little late for you, but you should try to land on more then just one wheel!!
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Spidertrax, Yukon, rustys, warn, branik, PSC, advance adapters, Bad wheels, interco, essentially off-road. And many more

Most of all thanks too Ian Johnson and the xtreme off-road crew for all their work, and 4 wheel to heal for their part in it too.
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Unread 01-04-2012, 08:41 PM   #7
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And lets crawl this thread guys.
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So many people to thank here's a start to the list
Spidertrax, Yukon, rustys, warn, branik, PSC, advance adapters, Bad wheels, interco, essentially off-road. And many more

Most of all thanks too Ian Johnson and the xtreme off-road crew for all their work, and 4 wheel to heal for their part in it too.
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Unread 01-04-2012, 11:35 PM   #8
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scottd for some real wheeling!
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Unread 01-05-2012, 08:47 AM   #9
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I voted LandRover. He managed to get the steering wheel on the other side.
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Unread 01-05-2012, 11:14 AM   #10
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Srmitchell ftw.
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Unread 01-06-2012, 04:28 PM   #11
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Unread 01-06-2012, 05:17 PM   #12
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I want to let everyone know, this was one of the hardest JOTM Decisions I've ever made.
It was a real close toss-up between LandRover and srmitchell..... BOTH great looking and well built rigs.
But the vote goes to srmitchell.....
Keep up the great write ups, and pics comin my friend! (btw.... if it wasn't for the recent addition of the KM2's, the vote may have swung the other way....)
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Unread 01-06-2012, 07:50 PM   #13
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Thanks man!

I've had my jeep since before I got my license. (4 years ago.)

I've wasted every summer since, working, and not vacationing to pay for the parts on my rig.

I love it to death.
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Thanks man!

I've had my jeep since before I got my license. (4 years ago.)

I've wasted every summer since, working, and not vacationing to pay for the parts on my rig.

I love it to death.
You got a nice rig man

Shes got good upgrades and is pretty too!

Mine has seen to many rouge rocks and trees, lol, i feel you on sacrifices though, i practically built mine in my college parking lot!
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Spidertrax, Yukon, rustys, warn, branik, PSC, advance adapters, Bad wheels, interco, essentially off-road. And many more

Most of all thanks too Ian Johnson and the xtreme off-road crew for all their work, and 4 wheel to heal for their part in it too.
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Unread 01-07-2012, 07:49 AM   #15
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Erik ftmw!!!
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