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"You can set my jeep on fire and roll it down a hill,
But I still wouldn't trade it for a Coupe DeVille."
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!
Originally Posted by AKIQPilot
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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