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View Poll Results: PICK A WINNER
VegasGT 23 26.14%
GtiKyle 19 21.59%
METRO55 7 7.95%
Durt_Diver 27 30.68%
XJ-Tim 3 3.41%
Howard92XJ 3 3.41%
Pinkfuzz 6 6.82%
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Unread 03-24-2012, 06:22 PM   #1
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VOTE! for March's Cherokee of the month

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I dont really think mine is ready for this at all, still have a long way to go for my build. But since no one seems to be posting and I dont want March to go without a COTM, Ill be the first and hopefully the others will post up.

Year: 1999
Model: XJ Sport
Drive Train: NP231 with tcase drop, HP D30 and 29 spline 8.25
Suspension: Rough Country 4.5" X-Flex front, New HD leaf springs with two s10 leafs per side out back. RC double shear adj trackbar
Wheels/Tires: Cragar Soft 8s 15x8 4" BS, 33x10.50 BFG KM2's
Other Notable Modifications: "Baby flares" up front made from rubber pipe insulation. Angle cut front bumper with two HF 100 watt lights mounted in the center
Favorite Modification: My RC X-series stuff. Ran RC products for a long time with great results, and this setup is no different.
Least Favorite Modification: The only modifications I dont like are the ones I dont have yet. Armor is my next thing.
Favorite Trail: Three Step at The Wishbone Ranch in Bowling Green, KY
Best Trail Damage: Dents in drivers doors, tree got a little too close.
Build Thread: Click Click







And how it all started:



Like I said, Im not really at the level I wanted to be to enter, but I mainly feel like putting it in just because of how far its come. It was owned by a moronic high school kid and was doomed to be hauled off as scrap in time. Ive been nurturing it into the shape of a good daily/weekend warrior, but still soooo much to do.

Now, lets get some other people in here posting up.
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What the hell, can't let Vegas take the Red cherokee award.:

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Year: 1998
Model: Cherokee
Drive Train: 4.0 AW4 NP231 8.25 D30
Suspension: RE Long arm/ Skyjacker mix
Wheels/Tires: 35" MTRs
Other Notable Modifications: Zombie proof window cages, Custom front bumper, storage box, DIY JCR rear bumper, Warn VR8000, stereo, Cowl intake, Lowes special hood vents ...blah blah
Favorite Modification: Front bumper. PITA to build, but happy with results
Least Favorite Modification: Al's liner (total fail)
Favorite Trail: Evans Creek
Best Trail Damage: Busted out window from tree branch
Build Thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/...t-1-a-1272741/





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METRO55

Model: 2000 Jeep XJ Sport
Drive Train: 4.0L/AW4/NP242/D30(open)/C8.25(open)
Suspension: 4.5" RC Short Arm
Wheels/Tires: 235/75R15 Kelly TSR's on Ecco's (Soon to be 33" Trxus MT's)
Other Notable Modifications: JCR Front Bumper, RockHard 4x4 Rear Bumper/Carrier, Engine/Steering Skid, T-Case Skid, Gas Tank Skid, Rock Sliders, 4.5" Full Coils, 4.5" Full Leafs, SYE w/ shaft, SOLID/Rockcrusher Diff Covers, THOR Cowl Intake, Homemade Hood Vents, Fire Extinguisher, Extended Brake Lines
Favorite Modification: Skids/Sliders & Cowl Intake (Water Security Issues)
Least Favorite Modification: None, to be honest
Favorite Trail: Rennie, Manitoba
Best Trail Damage: Body kinked/creased above rear passenger cargo window
Build Thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/...build-1278109/

*** I have now owned my Jeep for 11 months, and after buying it bone stock, I feel like it has come a long way and has really proven itself already! I may only be on 29's and open diffs, but this XJ has been A LOT of places. I take pride in creating clean and tasteful looks to it, and making it very functional. It still has a ways to go, and I have a lot of future plans, but for only owning it for 11 months, I am proud of how far it's come. ***










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Red Cherokee award? I better enter let's see if I can get any votes.


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Year: 1998
Model: Jeep Cherokee Sport
Drive Train: 4.0, AX-15, Np231, HP D30, C 8.25
Suspension: v8 zj coils, hd lead springs, rough country budget boost, about 2.5" of lift
Wheels/Tires: cragar d windows 4" of backspacing, 30" cooper stts
Other Notable Modifications: rola roof rack, nates4x4 front bumper, 2.5" catback exhaust, 100w lights
Favorite Modification: exhaust, not a mod but I love the 5 speed
Least Favorite Modification: 30" tires instead of 31s
Favorite Trail: forest lake, American fork canyon. Will be hells revenge this summer
Best Trail Damage: front passenger tire picked up a large rock and pushed up my fender.
Build Thread:




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Unread 03-24-2012, 06:23 PM   #2
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Year: 1996
Model: XJ Cherokee
Drive Train: 4.0, NP231 SYE, HPD30, C8.25
Suspension: 4" LIFT
Wheels/Tires: ZJ CANYONS, 31" Kuhmo M/T
Other Notable Modifications: custom rear bumper[/URL], armor, and front bumper
Favorite Modification: cup holder
Least Favorite Modification: sliders (could have made them look better)
Favorite Trail: Dusy Ershim trail
Best Trail Damage: bent TC crossmember and driveshaft (at same time)
Build Thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/9.../#post12821189
Bought it in 09 with 200K on the motor. Took good care of it. Did all the interior/electrical mods first (LED lighting, cup holder, gauges, audio system, CB, etc..). Then i lifted it 2" so i could fit my 31s, once i could afford it i went to 4". In the process of installing an SYE. Picked up welding as a hobby and made my own sliders, reinforced a stock TC crossmember, roof rails, and a rear bumper/swing out.



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Year: 1992
Model: Cherokee Laredo 2 door
Drive Train: 4.0 AW4 C8.25
Suspension: 3.5" lift, fat bob's LCA's
Wheels/Tires: 32x11.50 m/t's on soft 8's
Other Notable Modifications: trimmed fenders, cut and fold rears/lower quarters, jcr bumpers
Favorite Modification:Bumpers and new floor (the rust belt got to her.)
Least Favorite Modification: none. no complaints yet
Favorite Trail: Wheel on private land.
Best Trail Damage: Smashed the factory bumper on a tree at the top of a hill (gave me a good excuse to buy the JCR)


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Year: 2000
Model: Cherokee Sport
Drive Train: 4.0L, Dana 30, np 231 with sye, Chrysler 8.25
Suspension: 4.5inch Rough Country X-Flex
Wheels/Tires: 33x10.50 KM2's on stock steelies
Other Notable Modifications: K&N, Pioneer stereo, T-case skid
Favorite Modification: Slip Yoke Eliminator
Least Favorite Modification: Pioneer stereo
Favorite Trail: Daniel Trail at Uhwarrie
Best Trail Damage: Crushed rockers
Build Thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/deja-blue-1343060/



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Unread 03-24-2012, 11:59 PM   #3
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pick the little guy!
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Unread 03-25-2012, 07:43 PM   #4
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pick the little guy!
U got my vote. U don't have a huge jeep and wheel tiny stuff. And u built it yourself. I respect that.

Vegas is my Close second!!!
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Unread 03-25-2012, 08:53 PM   #5
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Vegas gets my vote!
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Unread 03-25-2012, 10:32 PM   #6
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pick the little guy!
I voted for you as well. Only on 30s, yet you wheel on stuff some guys with bigger jeeps wont touch.
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Unread 03-25-2012, 10:42 PM   #7
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can i get in on this too?,,,,
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Unread 03-25-2012, 10:58 PM   #8
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U got my vote. U don't have a huge jeep and wheel tiny stuff. And u built it yourself. I respect that.

Vegas is my Close second!!!
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I voted for you as well. Only on 30s, yet you wheel on stuff some guys with bigger jeeps wont touch.


i try and keep up with locked wranglers on 35's
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Unread 03-26-2012, 05:24 AM   #9
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i try and keep up with locked wranglers on 35's
Dream big! When I had 245 on my last jeep I did pretty good. Mud ruts were only real limiting factor.
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Unread 03-26-2012, 03:49 PM   #10
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Sorry guys but I had to vote for the red one....
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Unread 03-26-2012, 05:25 PM   #11
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Sorry guys but I had to vote for the red one....
I would have totally done the same.

Im blown away that I have so many votes. Ive got so much more to do. Been a long road so far and Im nowhere near done.

And love the Jeep, Durt. Always loved the rig, a lot of the breakages and other problems that arise with larger lifts and bigger tires arent even a factor for you, and for that I am jealous.
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Unread 03-26-2012, 06:05 PM   #12
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I would have totally done the same.

Im blown away that I have so many votes. Ive got so much more to do. Been a long road so far and Im nowhere near done.

And love the Jeep, Durt. Always loved the rig, a lot of the breakages and other problems that arise with larger lifts and bigger tires arent even a factor for you, and for that I am jealous.


Don't worry, it still gets beat up except for the axles. I bump it up everything.

Love your jeep too, 4.5" on 33x10.5 is a great look. Lots of great rigs this month.
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Unread 03-27-2012, 12:56 PM   #13
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I voted for the RED one.
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Unread 03-28-2012, 11:04 AM   #14
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Yea the red one is boss
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Unread 03-28-2012, 11:24 AM   #15
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I voted for you as well. Only on 30s, yet you wheel on stuff some guys with bigger jeeps wont touch.
Agree! Got mine!
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