Jeep Cherokee Country
D30 w/LockRite locker and Currie Ent LCA skid plates/D35/AW4,Stock t-case skid plate, Stock front skid plate, Woods SYE and DC rear shaft.
3.5 RE SuperRide, JKS Quicker Disconnects
Steel stock XJ wheels and Falken 30x9.50 Wildpeak tires
Other Notable Modifications:
Go Rhino grille guard, DIY sliders, DIY rear swing out 3 jerry can holder, DIY front shackle mounts. Dual, XDMA450 head unit w/4 poly speakers, Cobra 40ch cb, Lund roof rack, DIY luggage rack stave Hi-Lift jack and base plate mt. QuickFist recovery tool mounts. FlowKooler w/p, CSF all metal radiator, e-fan override, Ca Police/Gov model XJ PCM with factory high idle installed. 703 injectors.
beer....er cup holder! High idle function.
Least Favorite Modification:
None, they all are done for a reason.
Best Trail Damage:
None, skid plates do their job, lotsa tree and creosote bush marks. I try and be careful so my ride gets me home and be easy on the terrain. We mostly do 500+ round trips into the Ca. deserts, so some/most of the trails are in Nat'l Parks, like DVNP and MNP.
Don't have one.
- Been in So Cal my whole life. Off roading since I was 10 years old, still remember my first experience, a Kawasaki KD100 at El Mirage, I was hooked! Had 4 or 5 full size Chevys over the years, still have a 2006 Silverado with a Duramax to tow the toys. Lotsa dirt bikes too. I came uopn a 1968 Kaiser/Jeep M35A2WW about 10 years ago. I found a website called SteelSoldiers, I am still a mod over there, a bunch of military vehicle owners. There are a bunch of them out here in So Cal, so, I took it upon myself to organize an event that took place twice a year out in the desert for the locals, It was dubbed "Camp Dirtbag", because, that's what we are! Those big POS, 14.000 lb trucks can go almost anywhere! Lots of 6 wheeling and other activities. 5 years later, the event turned from a small gathering to a very large gathering, 20 + vehicles and 75+ people, too much work, not enough play. I stopped hosting the event and sold the deuce and a half and trailer. I started lookin' for another off road capable vehicle. The people I am involved with like to explore old mines as much as I do. I decided on a short wheelbase Jeep. Didn't want a CJ because I like to stay out of inclimate weather when in the dez, so I chose a Cherokee. Looked long and hard over 6 months. All the trucks I looked at that were "clean" to the current owner, were no better than pick-a-part vehicles. Finally found one that was truly clean, but had 260k on the odo and ran ratty. I am a mechanic, no biggie! Bought it, a '95 Country. Fixed the way it ran, it now has 285k on the clock and runs great with no oil usage and 21 mpg on the hwy! 1st trip out showed its weaknesses. The next 6 months were used to install the lift and locker, wheels and tires and some other mods. It has taken me all over the Ca desert, never left me. It has close to 3000 miles in the dirt. I am truly impressed with this toy! It has been a constant evolution to get to the place the truck is now. I am looking fwd to finding a take out engine and building it. My girls love it, my wife hates it almost as much as she hated the deuce, but that's OK, that's part of the fun of it