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View Poll Results: Who do you think deserves June COTM honors?
VegasGT 9 15.25%
ibjeepin95 23 38.98%
rugsucka 3 5.08%
JeepN4KC 6 10.17%
Modstock 18 30.51%
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Unread 06-17-2013, 12:10 PM   #1
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Vote for the June 2013 Cherokee Of The Month!!!

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If your entry makes it to the final poll you have one opportunity to vote for yourself if you choose to do so.
A minimum of 25 technical posts are required to participate in the voting process.
If you are found cheating in anyway, you will be disqualified from the contest and not be allowed to enter again. In some cases you may also be banned. The following would be considered cheating:

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5. Slander will not be tolerated under any condition or reason. This contest is intended to be fun so keep the discussion positive natured.
6. Do not post extra pictures of contestant rigs in the voting thread. There is a three picture limit for entries.

This contest is for the members of JF to decide. The only advertising you are allowed to do for yourself is in your JF signature but please do so in a tasteful way, just keep it in line with other JF signatures. Let’s have good clean poll thread here thanks.

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Unread 06-17-2013, 12:18 PM   #2
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Here are your entries!

Alright now, on to the good stuff. It’s time to get the June Cherokee Of The Month poll thread started and kick off our summer of 2013.
We have 5 notable XJ’s for your viewing pleasure this month and I’d be happy rocking in any of them. It's up to you to help decide who will be this year’s JeepForum June Cherokee Of The Month. Take the time to check these rigs out 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 June 2013 COTM entries in the order received. Let’s get this started and see where it goes!

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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, boomerang), 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

Favorite Modification: The Dirtbound bumper has really gotten a lot of compliments, as well as saved my header panel on numerous occasions. The H4 upgrade was also a massive improvement.

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 mid-length one so I will be swapping that out.

Best Trail Damage: my diff covers have taken a huge beating, about time to upgrade that before the rocks win.

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.





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Originally Posted by ibjeepin95

Year: 1999

Model: Jeep Cherokee Sport

Drive Train: 4.0, AW4, NP231 w/ JB Conversions SYE, HP Dana 30 w/Lock Right, Chrysler 8.25 29 spline w/Lincoln Locker

Suspension: 3" RC coils, 3" AAL in stock pack, HD Engineering shackle relocations, 2" shackles, Clayton track bar w/ double shear bracket, IRO OTK steering, Rock Krawler 3 link, 10" Bilstein 5100's front, 12" 5100's rear via hoops, bumpstops at every corner

Wheels/Tires: 35x12.50x15 Pro Comp M/T's wrapped around 15x8 black steel w/ 3.75 BS

Other Notable Modifications: Rusty's steering box brace, ORS stubby bumper, Currie LCA mini skids, JCR gas tank skid, completely flat cross member w/ trans pan and transfer case skid built in (built by me),HD Engineering frame stiffeners, exhaust tucked up tight against the floor, 2x6 steel rockers (built by me)

Favorite Modification: All of them, they all work together nicely...

Least Favorite Modification: 3:55 gears

Best Trail Damage: Dents throughout passenger side body panels where I have pivoted off a big rock through a certain section in Crozet, VA

Build Thread: ibjeepin95's 99' XJ Build

Optional: From the beginning I wanted to build an XJ that could be driven to a trail or park, beat on hard, and then driven back home. I have put a pile of time and money wrenching and fabbing up stuff to get it where it is, and I can say I am almost happy with it. It has treated me well and I can say I have beat the snot out of it and it never misses a beat!






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Originally Posted by rugsucka

Year: 2000

Model: sport

Drive Train:- AW4, 231, D30 w. Chromo and Super joints and Lockrite, 8.25

Suspension: 5.5" FrankenBrew

Wheels/Tires: 33" MTZ's on 10" Wagon Wheels

Other Notable Modifications: Home brew bumpers, Rear cut and Fold Quarter Guards, HD Crossmember w. built in Tcase and Catalytic Skid

Favorite Modification: Quarter Guards w. removable mud flaps - better than landing on your tail lights

Least Favorite Modification: OEM hitch w. Dring Mounts - I give myself a prostate exam every trail run.

Best Trail Damage: Pulled my entire exhaust back 6" on Lavant Lookout trail - replaced everything from manifold to tailpipe

Build Thread: Scampy the XJ - Wagon Wheelin'

Optional: Scampy is named after a pony my mother had when I was very young. He was black and white, and a bit rough. My Scampy is a home brew labour of love and I've put every modification into it. Truly Built, not bought.






Quote:
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 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

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.




Quote:
Originally Posted by Modstock

Year: 99

Model: Cherokee

Drive Train: 4.0, auto, D-30-super 35

Suspension: RC 3"w/ disconnects

Wheels/Tires: Had some 15x8's but went back to stock wheels and 31's

Other Notable Modifications: D-35 non c-clip w/ super 35 kit and OX Locker , 4.10 gears, Tnt SYE running front D.S. /front an

Optional: Any story on how jeep came to be, so if you got something sweet let us know what d back.

Favorite Modification: All

Least Favorite Modification: I dont do those.

Best Trail Damage: not yet

Build Thread: ModStock's XJ 99 Sport





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Unread 06-17-2013, 12:35 PM   #3
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Lots of nice rigs, It was a hard vote for me but I had to do with the local guy
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Unread 06-17-2013, 12:39 PM   #4
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Aaaand the 1st vote is cast!
Everybody else get in here and put one on the board too!!
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Unread 06-17-2013, 07:15 PM   #5
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Voted. Even though Im in the running, Ive been pulling for JeepN4KC for many months now and that hasnt changed lol. Great rigs all around though, what a tough call!
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Unread 06-17-2013, 07:22 PM   #6
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I never enter because I never have any pictures of my Jeep that I didn't take. I need more friends with cameras.

(semi)local guy got my vote this month
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Unread 06-18-2013, 06:18 AM   #7
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Voted. Even though Im in the running, Ive been pulling for JeepN4KC for many months now and that hasnt changed lol. Great rigs all around though, what a tough call!
With both you and ibjeepin in this month I don't know what to do. Great rigs gentleman.
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my vote's in! Good luck to the candidates!
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Unread 06-18-2013, 10:11 AM   #9
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With both you and ibjeepin in this month I don't know what to do. Great rigs gentleman.
Thanks man!

Looks like we got a good battle for 1st place here!
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Unread 06-18-2013, 11:06 AM   #11
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Honestly surprised how well modstock is doing so far, well done man.
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Voted. Even though Im in the running, Ive been pulling for JeepN4KC for many months now and that hasnt changed lol. Great rigs all around though, what a tough call!
Thanks bud I appreciate that. I'll reciprocate. Gotta hand it to the entry that figured out how to get 4 images of his XJ with 3 pics

I do like the Red/Black combo plus wonder how mine would perform w/ a locked D30 open C8.25.

BTW - great bunch of XJ's to be competing against!
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Thanks bud I appreciate that. I'll reciprocate. Gotta hand it to the entry that figured out how to get 4 images of his XJ with 3 pics

I do like the Red/Black combo plus wonder how mine would perform w/ a locked D30 open C8.25.

BTW - great bunch of XJ's to be competing against!
Haha Im pretty schneaky.

I went with front locker first because my ebrake is strong enough to use for a brief locker effect to get me going but that open 30 killed me trying to get up certain rock faces. Ill be testing out the locked front at WBR this weekend.
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Haha Im pretty schneaky.

I went with front locker first because my ebrake is strong enough to use for a brief locker effect to get me going but that open 30 killed me trying to get up certain rock faces. Ill be testing out the locked front at WBR this weekend.
Yeah - I've been in spots where I thought, "a locked front would pull me over this easier than the rear is pushing me."

My Aussie went in the back as a no brainer. PO had welded the spider gears and the welds had cracked. Carrier was still solid - so in went the lunchbox.
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