Sup guys, bout that time, me thinks. We have SEVEN (damn you Vegas, you beat me!) XJs this month for you to choose. Let's get started!
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Year: 1994 Model: Base XJ Drive Train: 4.0/ Aw4/ NP231 SYE clocked Suspension: Ruffstuff panhard 3 link, 1.25" heims all around
5.5" deaver coils/ chevy 56" leaf springs
custom relocation brackets/ 106" wheel base Wheels/Tires: 37x12.5" kevlars/ H2 wheels Other Notable Modifications:
Front Axle: rock jock KP D60/ yukon lockouts/ chromos/ super joints
grizzly locker/ 5.38's/ reid C's/ parts mike histeer arms/ heims crossover steering
Rear Axle: shaved 14 bolt/ spooled/ 5.38's/ chromos/ UBE's/ T&T truss/ ballistic diff cover/ disc brake conversion
Armor/Fab: raised 2x6 rockers/ ruffstuff middle plates/ HDO front,rear plates
tucked gas tank/ custom front,rear bumpers/ custom xmember Favorite Modification: rock sliders, deep gears, added stability Least Favorite Modification: departure with the shackles Best Trail Damage: not much yet I just built it. couple scrapes, a window, 2 mirrors Build Thread:http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/...j-37s-2457545/
Originally Posted by DunmerBoy
Year: 1998 Model: Sport Drive Train: 4.0L with AW4 Suspension: 3 inch Rusty's Coils with 1.25 inch Teraflex Spacers, 2.25 OME Leafs with JKS dogleg Shackles Wheels/Tires: Canyon's with 31x10.50 Yokohama Geolanders Other Notable Modifications: ZJ seats, JCR gas tank skid, Warn T-case Skid, Rusty's rear trail bumper, JCR Prerunner bumper, Curt Rack Favorite Modification: ZJ seats Least Favorite Modification: Rusty's flimsy Trail Bumper Best Trail Damage: backing into a pole at a gas station near the trail and wrecking the Rusty's bumper Build Thread:http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/...1/index11.html Optional: Found her sitting on the side of road with a for sale sign after i sold my 2wd Tacoma and have never looked back. I still remmeber the exact parking spot she was parked in.
Originally Posted by nolanbalzarini
Year: 1998 Model: xj Drive Train: stock (+ the rear locker) Suspension: three and a half inch rubicon express super-flex short arm kit Wheels/Tires: tires = 33x10.50-15 BFG KM2. Wheels= MB chaos black Other Notable Modifications: rustys off road fenders Favorite Modification: rear Detroit locker Least Favorite Modification: MB chaos wheels Best Trail Damage: i took care of body protection first, so all i have is gnarly scratches in powder coat Build Thread: no Optional: i bought my jeep from my dad for a crazy low price, and built it up from there.
future plans for a detroit tru-trac in the front and a re-gear to 4.56's!
Originally Posted by aroundincircles
Year: 1983 Model: Cherokee Pioneer Drive Train: 4.0L 4x4 command track Suspension: Stock with budget 2" lift Wheels/Tires: Stock wheels with Hercules All Trac 31x10.5r15 Other Notable Modifications: AZ pinstripes Favorite Modification: Tires Least Favorite Modification: I bought the dang money pit! Best Trail Damage: AZ Pinstripes Build Thread: Don't have one yet... Optional: Had a 2012 patriot I bashed on the trail (link to youtube channel in sig) and after deciding it wasn't smart to beat up a new vehicle, decided to pick up a $500 cherokee, which has cost me nearly 5x that to get it running the way I want for now, I now have something I can take out and not care if it gets some scratches or dents, I just have to care about having fun (and getting home at the end of the day)
Originally Posted by M35A2
Year: 1995 Model: Jeep Cherokee Country Drive Train: 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. Suspension: 3.5 RE SuperRide, JKS Quicker Disconnects Wheels/Tires: 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. Favorite Modification: 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. Build Thread: Don't have one. Optional: - 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
Originally Posted by DNFJ
Year: 2000 Model: Cherokee (XJ) Drive Train: ATK+ 4.0 longblock, 784 injectors, IRO SYE Suspension: 6.5" IRO Springs, 5.5" leafs with 1" shackles, Clayton's DS Track Bar and Bracket, JKS sway bar links, Bilstein 5100s, Wheels/Tires: 33x12.50x15 BFGoodrich A/Ts on American Racing Recoils Other Notable Modifications: LMP front bumper, Monstalined exterior, Bushwacker flat flares, safari snorkel, H4 upgrade. Favorite Modification: Monstalining the exterior Least Favorite Modification: New Engine Best Trail Damage: Hitting a tree and losing one of the headlight trim pieces so that the XJ looked like it had a black eye Build Thread:http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/...hread-1807113/
Originally Posted by Spokes
Year: 2000 Model: XJ Drive Train: 4.0, AW4, NP231, HP30, 8.25 Suspension: 4.5" RC, IRO trackbar, BDS Long Arms Wheels/Tires: 33x12.5x15 KM2 Other Notable Modifications: Removable Doors, WJ Knuckle Swap, L&L Fab Bumper, Lights, JCR Steering Box Brace, ZJ V8 tie rod, Sound System, Cowl Intake, Etc Favorite Modification: Removable Doors/BDS Long Arms Least Favorite Modification: RC Products Best Trail Damage: Smashed Fenders, Dented Bumper, Dented Rear Hatch On Side, Bent Wheels, Normal Stuff That Happens When You Wheel Them lol Build Thread:http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/...hread-1280981/ Optional: I love this Jeep so much that I decided to name it Monty.
Well guys, here are your SEVEN awesome XJs to vote from! A few shoutouts:
1. aroundincircles and DNFJ, thanks for using imgur. Way better than photobucket.
2. DNFJ, for finding a way around the three picture limit.
3. M35A2, for the longest use of the "optional" section that I've ever seen.
4. Spokes, for finally entering after months and months of me bugging him to enter.
5. Our LORD and Savior, chris87xj, for letting me host this month.