This poll is closed. The voting members of jeepforum have spoken and the time is here to announce our 2012 Cherokee Of The Year
We had a great field of COTMs this year with many of our senior XJ-section supporters making an appearance, and several different leaders throughout the course of this poll. We saw some great competition, but in the end only one can be the JF Cherokee Of The Year.
With great pleasure I welcome 2doorxj
into the Hall of COTY Winners where only the best of the best appear.
Many have followed the evolution of this rig since the early days before its driver even had a license and when the jeep bug really set in, we enjoyed hundreds of show and tell pictures documenting the progressions. I know it's a well deserved win.
2doorxj, as a COTY now it's up to you to remember the journey and look back over your shoulder to extend a helping hand where you can, to the next generations of XJ drivers following in your footsteps. Proudly honor this event in your signature to inspire others.
Keep the Cherokee spirit strong my friends.
Everyone please join me here and now in congratulating 2doorxj as the
JeepForum 2012 Cherokee Of The Year
Originally Posted by 2doorxj – COTY 2012
4.0, ax15, np231, Dana 44s out of an 89 wagoneer, spools front and rear, 4.88 gears, tenfactory chromo shafts up front, milemarker locking hubs.
All custom mid arm 3 link, 2x.250 wall upper and lowers, Ruff Stuff heims, and johnny joints, ballistic fab bracketry, 12 inch travel bilstein 5100s front and rear, shock hoops going through the rear floor.
35x12.50x15 MTR/ Kevlar, 15x8 cragar soft 8's with copperhead fab rim stiffeners
Other Notable Modifications:
Front and rear JCR bumpers, custom high clearence rocker replacement with outriggers to the frame, frame stiffeners, OTK steering with GM 1-ton tie rod ends
Mid arm 3 link
Least Favorite Modification:
Ruffstuff heims. (way too noisy, wish i had gone with JJs)
Best Trail Damage:
Rear driver 1/4 panel bashed in on Otters trail Rausch Creek PA (luckily the glass survived)
Build Thread: Custom 3 link and Waggy 44 swap into my XJ or 2doorxj's98 Cherokee build up
Thanks to everyone who participated in the contest, we had a good time. But most of all, thanks to everyone who voted.
I see votes from all realms of the jeep world and lots of crawls this month. We couldn't have done it without you.