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chris87xj 07-24-2013 04:48 PM

Vote for the July 2013 Cherokee Of The Month!!!
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Letís have good clean poll thread here thanks.

chris87xj 07-24-2013 04:52 PM

Here are your entries!
Alright now, on to the good stuff. Summer is in full swing and the time is here to get the July Cherokee Of The Month poll thread underway.
This month we have 6 awesome XJís for your review and it's up to you to help decide who will be our JeepForum July Cherokee Of The Month. Take your time scoping these great rigs and when you find your favorite, 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 voted/crawled threads on the JF Forum homepage.

Feel free to post positive comments or discussion and bump this thread as needed. This poll will close one week from today.
Here are your July 2013 COTM entries in the order received. Check em out! :2thumbsup:


Originally Posted by AKIQPilot

Year: 2001

Model: XJ Sport

Drive Train: 4.0, AW4, HP D44, Corp 14, 4.10 gears, Locked front and rear.

Suspension: 8.5" Custom built long arm using 2.5" flex joints and 7/8" heims. Custom leaf springs and perches.

Wheels/Tires: 38.5X15X16 Cut Boggers on Steel 16x7 wheels

Other Notable Modifications: 1.5" DOM and 7/8" heims for all steering components and track bar. JB Conversions Super Short SYE with Custom built CV shafts front and rear. RAD Design Manual Shift Controller for AW4. OR-Fab rear Bumper. Warn M8000 Winch

Favorite Modification: Cut Boggers

Least Favorite Modification: Wheels at this time.

Best Trail Damage: Took an 8' chunk of 5/8" rebar in the rocker last week. Left a hole the size of a quarter.

Build Thread: I bought my first Jeep this week, and it's an XJ

Optional: We use our XJ almost exclusively off road. My wife and I wheel and camp with this Jeep several times per month all summer long. Every time we go out I find something I want to improve. This little hobby is almost an obsession.


Originally Posted by Modstock

Year: 99

Model: Sport

Drive Train: 4.0, Auto, 231, D 30-35

Suspension: RC 3" w/ disconnects

Wheels/Tires: went back to stock wheels and 31" BFG a/t's

Other Notable Modifications: Super 35 Kit-Yukon axles and OX Locker, 4.10 gears

Favorite Modification: All

Least Favorite Modification: None

Best Trail Damage: RF flare fell off and got scraped up on the freeway.

Build Thread: ModStock's XJ 99 Sport


Originally Posted by VegasGT

Year: '99

Model: XJ Sport

Drive Train: 4.0/AW4, Open 8.25 29spl, Aussie locked HP30

Suspension: 4.5" RE/RC hybrid lift (RE coils, RC LCA's, 11"/10" travel f/r shocks, AAL and OE Ford Ranger shackles (1" lift), redrilled trackbar te center axle, no swaybars 90% of the time

Wheels/Tires: 32x11.5 Hankook Dynapro MT's on 15x8 Cragar D Windows w/ 4" backspacing

Other Notable Modifications: Dirtbound Offroad Mojave front bumper, IRO HD tie rod, Autopal H4 Housings, Hella 80/100w bulbs, Putco harness, Pioneer headunit, 20% tint, Thrush Welded muffler tucked up close to underside.

Favorite Modification: Aussie locked D30. Its absolutely incredible how much of an improvement it made pulling up on the big rocks.

Least Favorite Modification: 3" budget boost I started with. I had plans to make it super clean "bigger stock" looking but shoulda just said to hell with that and went straight to this. That and my AAL is more of a midlength one so I will be swapping that out.

Best Trail Damage: my diff covers have taken a huge beating, ripped stock exhaust off.

Build Thread: VegasGT's "TastefullyCheap" Build - '99 XJ

Optional: Picked the Jeep up off an old man who kept it well maintained and after some time and putting my purse down I began to tear into it. It has turned into a nice weekend warrior. My wife and I load up for a weekend of wheeling, drive the 45 mile trip down, wheel and camp out of it the whole weekend and drive it back home. It will never be done but Ive been very happy with the setup so far.


Originally Posted by JeepN4KC
Year: 2000

Model: Sport

Drive Train: 4.0 I6/AW4/NP231/D30/Chrysler 8.25 29sp

Suspension: Rough Country 4.5"

Wheels/Tires: 33x12.5x15 BFG KM2's on Unique Series 252 steelies

Other Notable Modifications: Aussie locker out back; TnT Customs chassis stiffeners; TnT Customs XD belly pan; Tomken fueltank skid; Solid Axle Ind. diff covers f/r; installed hitch for rear shackle recovery; rust abatement/rattle-can two toned; fenders trimmed; rear quarters cut&boxed; p/w's cut&folded; zj fan clutch; hood spacers

Favorite Modification: everything I've done but the Aussie and the chassis stiffeners rank high

Least Favorite Modification: none of them

Best Trail Damage: the usual pinstriping and "lovetaps" here and there

Build Thread: My Other Build Thread

Optional: The XJ is the project/toy Jeep of our fleet and was bought for the purpose of "saving" the WK from trail damage. I find myself wanting to drive it more and more.


Originally Posted by rubiprime

Year: 1998

Model: Cherokee

Drive Train: 4.0, aw4 transmission,231 t-case w/ sye

Suspension: rough country 6.5 sa with control arm drop , shackle relocate, and 1.5 coil spacer

Wheels/Tires: 35 " km2s, procomp steel wheels

Other Notable Modifications: iron rock hd tie rod and trac bar with drop bracket
hp dana 30 front, dana 35 rear,4.88 gears, arb front and factory limited slip rear
rough country front stinger bumper with r/c 9500 lb winch, custom rear bumper

Best Trail Damage: ripped off rear bumper side plastic. reason for rear bumper

Build Thread: 98 xj build


Originally Posted by VTEK1

Year: 1999

Model: Cherokee Sport

Drive Train: 4.0L, AW4, Dana 30/Chrysler 8.25, 3.55 gears

Suspension: 3 inch hybrid lift, Iron rock offroad, Rough Country, Crown OEM

Wheels/Tires: Pro Comp 3.75 BS Wagon Wheels, 31x10.5 General Grabbers

Other Notable Modifications: LED headlights, LED interior lights, Nate 4x4 bumpers, Monstaliner ROOF and Bumpers.

Favorite Modification: LED Headlights & Remote start.

Least Favorite Modification: I don't really have one

Best Trail Damage: Typical smashed tail lights, working on 3rd set.

Build Thread: A Mass/Maine XJ

Optional: Was suppose to just get me back and forth to work and then, I got bit by the bug. Love Jeeping!

Tom95YJ 07-24-2013 05:21 PM

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Tough decision I'll have the mull over the choices and vote after work.

Tom95YJ 07-24-2013 09:51 PM

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bump 4 votes

rubiprime 07-24-2013 10:06 PM

Bump. Lets get the voting started.

Anticanman 07-24-2013 10:34 PM

There's something about lockers front and rear that gets me every time. The trailer was tempting but I'm partial to axle swaps.

Nice group all around though. I would be proud to own (not just wheel) any jeep here!

Give yourselves a hand! Then come vote for some more square headlights.

AmmitOsiris 07-24-2013 10:44 PM


yellow_snocone 07-24-2013 10:54 PM

Great looking Xjs :D

Show some support to the weird round headlights :laugh:

aw12345 07-24-2013 11:36 PM

Some nice XJ's in the contest

Bumpin it

VTEK1 07-24-2013 11:45 PM

voted! Good looking wagons!!

AZdEvilYJ 07-25-2013 12:12 AM


DNFJ 07-25-2013 07:51 AM

Oh man, don't know who to vote for, nice rigs!

ibjeepin95 07-25-2013 08:31 AM

Hard choice, but I voted!

JeepN4KC 07-25-2013 09:19 AM

Voted and crawled. Time to go check out these other Jeeps of the month. Good luck all!

AKIQPilot 07-25-2013 02:59 PM

Lots of nice rigs in this months poll. I'm partial to Red so VegasGT got my vote. Being all locked up I suspect his XJ gets around pretty good. Good luck to all.

The time now is 09:30 PM.

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