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xjjeepthing 26 27.66%
Jeepster425 6 6.38%
JustAnotherJpr 4 4.26%
Red88MJ 37 39.36%
jdbwrx 21 22.34%
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post #1 of 18 Old 06-24-2009, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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vote for the July 2009 Cherokee of the Month

Entry #1

2001 XJ / 4.5" lift / 32" Kumho KL71's / 15x8 Soft 8's /Surco / Hi-lift / Hella / Bad Apple Fab Diff Gaurds / Midland CB / Wilson Antenna / Front and rear receiver hitches / Rusty's LCA's / Magnaflow Cat Back / T B Spacer / Jet Stage 1 / Pioneeer & Fusion Sound / AJ's Super rails / Warn T Case Skid / Big Daddy Tie Rod / Rubicon Express HD Trac Bar and Brace / Mores Offroad Gear Box Brace / Trimmed Fenders / Bedlined Rockers and Quarters / Tsunami OBA

Entry #2

2001 Steel Blue Jeep Cherokee Sport 4x4 4.0 liter
Chysler 8.25 rear
Dana 30 front
Electric Windows/Doors


(5)BFG All-Terrain 32x11.50-15 on black Rockcrawler wheels
Rubicon Express Extreme Duty 5.5" lift with drop brackets
DPG Offroad front and rear Trailgunner springs
Old Man Emu shocks
JKS rear shock tower
JKS upper and lower control arms
JKS front/rear bump stops
Currie HD Steering
Currie Steering Brace
CRok Steering Brace

ARB front winch bumper
Durango 4X4 rear bumper with tire carrier
Skid Row engine skid plate
Skid Row T-case skid plate
Skid Row gas tank skid plate
RRO rock rails

Defender Roof Rack

4 Wheel Disc Brakes with Powerslot rotors
Front and Rear ARB Air Lockers
4.10 gears
High Angle Driveline
Alloy USA front axles
Banks Torque Tube header
EDGE performance module
Safari Snorkel
K&N Apollo filter canister
Gibson Exhaust

Mean Green HD Alternator

Heavy duty battery cables

Wrangler NW dual battery system
Dual Optima red top batteries
IPF driving lights

KC long Range lights
Full under body rock lights
Upgraded stereo with subwoofer and JL Audio sub amp


T-Max 9000lb winch
Bushranger X-jack
Warn winching kit
Tow and tree straps
10-lb Source CO2 tank
Tuffy metal security box with roll out drawer in rear cargo

Entry #3

2000 XJ Sport 4.0L

Rear Suspension: Rubicon 3.5" springs with 1.5" shackles and .5" block, 1" BPE's. Monroe Sensatrac shocks

Front Suspension/Steering: Rubicon 3.5" springs, 2" spacer, super-flex short lowers, control arm drop brackets TNT 6+ track bar and bracket. RE TwinTube shocks. IRO tie rod.

Rear axle: 29 spl 8.25 w/Yukon 4.56 gears, Yukon alloy shafts, No-Slip locker, ZJ disc brakes, diff guard. "Custom" rear driveline and CV

Front axle: 91 HP 30 non-disco w/ Yukon 4.56 gears, Aussie locker, LCA skids

Armor/bracing: AJ's bumpers front/rear, AJ's super sliders (3/16"), TNT frame stiffeners, ZJ t-case and gas tank skid, C-rok inner and outer steering box bracing.

Tires: 33" Interco TrXus on cheapie D-windows.

Other: MAD-XJ style hi-water intake, rear cargo tray. LeBaron hood vents, front TJ flares, Rampage h4 conversion w/harness. Cheapie Pioneer CD player with Pioneer 6.5" all the way around

My Cherokee isn't really all that 'special', I guess, but it's the one I built. It's solid on the freeway at 80mph and can crawl with anything else in it's 'Class'. It's not the biggest or the baddest, but with the armor and bracing, it's tough as nails. It goes anywhere I point it, and has never let me down. I love it to death, sometimes I love to hate it. It's a great Jeep and I couldn't part with it.

Entry #4

Specs - My names Justin, I used to work for Rock Krawler Suspension and this is my 2000 XJ, 4.0 I6, AW4, Dana 30 High Pinion reverse cut front, Chrysler 8.25 rear, 4.56 gears, Aussie locker in the rear, OrFab front winch bumper, Smittybuilt XRC8 winch, custom rear bumper w/ swingout tire carrier and JK rear tow hook (made by my brother), Tranny cooler, Mean Green duel battery setup, bored throttle body and spacer, Air Intake, 6.5" Rock Krawler X-Factor long arm kit, Deaver leaf springs in the rear, Rock Krawler steering kit, 305/70/16 Mickey Thompson MTZ's, 06' Rubicon wheels, 1" wheel spacers, SYE, smoked front corner lenses. It's NEVER finished!
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Entry #5

I picked up my white '99 Cherokee a little over 4 years ago. At the time, it was cherry with only about 72K miles on it. My original intention was to use it to see more back country areas near where I live (Avon, CO) and to access remote hiking areas. Well, while it did do that, I also got bit by the wheeling and building bug and it took on a life of its own. So far the Jeep has been a GREAT learning experience and I have done and seen things I never imagined myself doing. I love fabricating and building things, and this has proved to be an excellent platform for whatever I can dream up. Probabaly the best thing about the XJ has been the community and some of the people I have met since getting into this hobby/sport. No doubt this is a work in progress, and I enjoy where I've been and where I think of going with it. I have put a lot of effort into my XJ, so I hope everyone likes it!

1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport

Drivetrain, axles and steering:
-4.0L I6
-NP231 T-case, Advanced Adapters SYE, Tom woods rear DS
-Dana HP 30 front, 4.56 Superior gears, Aussie locker, JKS lower control arms skids, SOLID diff cover, Ten Factory Ally shafts w/ full circle clips, Alloy USA axle seals
-WJ front knuckle conversion, WJ brakes, Ford Explorer Sport Trac Rotors
-Ballistic Fab steering, 1.5" x .25" DOM tubing with 3/4" heims on draglink, Teraflex offset TRE's on tie rod,
-Custom made track bar with Ballistic fab brackets and 3/4" heims
-Durango steering box, Iron Scorpion inner steering Box brace
-M.O.R.E. steering brace
-Chrysler 8.25 Rear, Alloy USA shafts, 4.56 Yukon gears, Powertrax No-Slip locker, Rusty's rear diff guard
-Custom 2.5" exhaust w/glass pack muffler
-ZJ Rear Disc Conversion
-Stainless brake lines

-4.5" BDS front coils, 1" spacer
-TNT Customs adjustable upper arms, Rock Krawler adjustable lower arms
-RE Drop brackets and braces
-JKS Sway Bar discos
-OME heavy duty rear leaf pack + few extra bastard leaves, TNT Customs 1.5 Boomerang shackles
-JKS BPE's, Edelbrock IAS shocks, upper shock conversion
-JKS cross over rear shock conversion, 2" raised axle side shock mounts, Edelbrock IAS shocks
-33x12.50 Truxs M/T's, 15x8 Cragar street locks rims, 1.5" wheel spacers

Exterior and protection:
-Trail Ready Front Bumper (ends customized), JCR offroad frame tie-ins, Harbor Freight 8000lb winch with 5/16" Amsteel Blue
-TJ front fender flairs
-TJ hood vents
-clear corner lamps
-C4x4 2" square rock rails
-Custom Rear bumper with 2" receiver and swing down tire carrier (built by me)
-Custom Exo Cage (built by me), 1.75" diameter .12" wall HREW, removable upper
-plated frame rails with 3"x3"x3/16 angle
-Homebrew cross member and t-case skid (currie look alike)
-Removable front doors
-small Hella lights on front bumper, rock lights underneath

-Carpet removed, Herculined interior
-import style front "race" seats with custom brackets
-Custom rear cargo rack/cage (built by me)
-spare front and rear shafts and front hub assemblies
-lots of tool, supplies and recovery gear
-12V air compressor
-2000 Watt power inverter

Last edited by MGrobe; 06-26-2009 at 02:04 PM. Reason: Corrected red X's in Jeepster425's listing
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post #2 of 18 Old 06-25-2009, 06:24 AM
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this is a tough one guys all great looking rigs

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6.5" TnT Customs Longarm Kitl Ford HP D60 l 6.5" Rock Krawler Coils l TnT Customs HD Trac Barl Omix Ada HD SYE l 1" UBEsl CV Driveshaft l39.5" IROKsl 17x9" Pro Comp 98sl High Clearance Shock Mounts [COLOR="red"] l Hidden Hitch l AJs Custom Front Bumper l SONY Xplod stereo l Alpine Speakers l TnT Frame StiffenerZ l 22" RE SS Brake Lines l 1.5" TnT Customs Boomerang Shackles l Sterling 10.25 *FULL WIDTHS* l JKS Mini Skids and Sway Bar Brackets l 7/8" Heim Joint High Steer
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post #3 of 18 Old 06-25-2009, 10:00 AM
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wow this is going to be a good COTM. good luck to all
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post #4 of 18 Old 06-25-2009, 11:13 AM
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red88mj FTW!!!
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post #5 of 18 Old 06-25-2009, 11:26 AM
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Jeepster425's Rig. For some reason the pictures aren't working. So here ya go.

2001 XJ, 32 BFG T/A, or 33TSL's. Front/Rear ARB's,
5.5"Rubicon Express Extreme Duty
D30 front/ D44 rear
"my jeep burns the gas your prius saves"

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Leather makes me sweat like Kanye West at a David Allan Coe concert...

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post #6 of 18 Old 06-25-2009, 12:38 PM
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Wow, tough choices this month, they're all BA rigs!

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post #7 of 18 Old 06-25-2009, 03:35 PM
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to Red88MJ because it's 1 BADA$$ rig

99 XJ 4.0 D30 29sp 8.25, IRO TB & HD Tie Rod, Kellys WIP main 5 wires 1AWG, Banks header, Stainless Magnaflow catback, cat, 2" OME lift, JC1B Leafs, OME sports, JKS discos, 30X9.5X15 BFG AT's, Fastman 62mmTB, Cibie E-codes with 55/60 Osram bulbs, Putco harness=JUNK!!, Alpine 7563 Deck, PWX 10" Cubby, JBL GTI 180.2 400wX1 rms, 6.5 Infinity Perfects , front PWX 6.5, Infinity ref amp 111wX4 rms, Optima Yellow, 100 sqft of
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post #8 of 18 Old 06-25-2009, 06:00 PM
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Jeepster425, because steel blue is beautiful.

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4.5 Rustys +BB , 4.56 gears Ironscorpion/custom bumper, 35x12.5 Goodyear MTRs on Cragars,Dana 44 w/ Crown Vic Discs-H4+goJeep Harness, TNT Stiffners, ZJ steering, SYE waiting on driveshaft
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post #9 of 18 Old 06-25-2009, 06:22 PM
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Two they have to be off road shots or something, I sent some in yesterday and they were just driveway shots?

Also. red88mj. Where did you get your clear lenses?
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post #10 of 18 Old 06-25-2009, 08:36 PM
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Voted for my Fellow Cherokeetalker xjjeepthing ;-)

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post #11 of 18 Old 06-25-2009, 08:51 PM
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This is a very tough one, they are all so awesome.

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post #12 of 18 Old 06-25-2009, 08:53 PM
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well i was gonna vote for red88MJ cause i thought it was gonna be an MJ. good thing i looked at the pics! haha

jdbwrx got my vote
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2000 XJ - traded in

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post #14 of 18 Old 06-26-2009, 08:56 AM
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xjjeepthing FTW

I caught the jeep thing..........
now my wife wont give my wallet back
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post #15 of 18 Old 06-26-2009, 11:40 AM
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very nice xj's...all are equally worthy of the july award.

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