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chris87xj 10-21-2013 01:59 PM

VOTE for the October COTM!!!
COTM Voting Rules and Guidelines

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 any way, 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:

1. Making multiple accounts to vote for yourself or asking anyone else to create new accounts to vote for you.
2. Asking your friends to register on so they can vote for you. Excessive new member votes could be not counted.
3. Posts or threads anywhere within asking for votes.
4. Promoting your entry on any other website asking people to vote for you - this includes threads, signatures, or anything hinting at the fact that you are competing.
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.

chris87xj 10-21-2013 02:03 PM

Here are your entries!!
These months just keep flying by. It’s fall harvest time and Halloween is nearly upon us. The time is here to get this month’s COTM contest underway. This month we have seven, yes count em, 7 great XJs to choose from and it's up to you to decide who will be our October Cherokee Of The Month.
Look over these rigs over and when you find your favorite, show your support and approval by casting your vote.
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 October 2013 COTM entries in the order received… 


Originally Posted by DunmerBoy

Year: - 1998

Model: - Cherokee Sport

Drive Train: - 4.0 I6, AW4, np231, HP Dana 30, C8.25

Suspension: - Front: 3 inch Rusty's coil springs, Rear: 2 inch Rubicon Express AAL and 1 inch JKS shackles

Wheels/Tires: - Stock/31/10.5R15 Yokohama Geolander AT-S

Other Notable Modifications: - JCR Prerunner bumper, Curt Roofrack, Lights on bumper and rack, ZJ front seats, Warn T-case Skid and Factory front Skid.

Favorite Modification: - ZJ seats

Least Favorite Modification: - None now, was the brushgaurd I had

Best Trail Damage: - Managed to keep her safe so far

Build Thread: - Terra/Terror the Magnificent XJ college build

Optional: - The whole reason I bought my XJ was I had a 2wd Tacoma I got stuck in a wash, ever since I knew i wanted a 4x4 and I fell in love with my XJ the minute I took the test drive


Originally Posted by DezertTJ

Year: - 1998

Model: - Cherokee Sport

Drive Train: - 4.0L, AW4, NP231 w/ H&T SYE, Tom Woods shafts

Suspension: - 5.5 F RE Coils, 3.5 RE full leafs, 1.5 shackles, Bilstein 5100s, RE Superflex control arms, RE Gen 2 Discos

Wheels/Tires: - 33x12.50 BFG KM2s, 15x7 Alloys, 255/75/17 KM1s on JK Moabs w/ Synergy Suspension 1.50" adapters

Other Notable Modifications: - Surco Aluminum 45x60 Roof Rack, 30" Cree LED light bar, Hella 500s, SAT Radio, Hood prop, CB with 3' antenna and custom mount

Favorite Modification: - Cree LED light bar

Least Favorite Modification: - SF arms

Best Trail Damage: - Fell sideways into a rock ledge, damaging both drivers side doors

Build Thread: - 98 XJ -The TJ's brother build

Optional: - Built this XJ to be my DD. It has been so much fun to wheel that I always contemplate building it bigger with stronger axles. It goes everywhere I take it and with 200k+ miles on it, it has been the most reliable vehicle I've ever owned. I'm proud to have this and would never want to get rid of it!


Originally Posted by DNFJ

Year: - 200

Model: - Cherokee Sport

Drive Train: - 4.0L, AW4, D30/C8.25

Suspension: - 6.5" IRO Coils, 5.5" IRO leaf packs, RC 1" drop shackles, Sway-bar quick discos, Stainless steel extended brake lines, IRO adjustable arms (lower and upper), Bilstein 5100s

Wheels/Tires: - 33x12.50x15 BFGoodrich A/T K/O on Recoils[/B]

Other Notable Modifications: - Snorkel, winch bumper, monstalined, LED light conversion, H4 upgrade

Favorite Modification: - Monstaliner or H4/Putco Harness

Least Favorite Modification: - None so far!

Best Trail Damage: - Cracked header panel, broken headlight bezels

Build Thread: - Thundercracker Build Thread


Originally Posted by Muddy97Cherokee

Year: - 1997

Model: - 4 dr Sport 4x4

Drive Train: - 4.0 I6, AW4, np231 with SYE, HP Dana 30, C8.25, 3.55 gearing

Suspension: - Pieced together 6.5" lift. 6.5" Rough Country coils, Iron Rock Offroad adjustable Long Arms, RC sway bar links made into disco's, 3.5" Old Man Emu leafs, 1"-2" RC adjustable shackles, Rough Country shackle relocation brackets, RC brake lines, Bilstein 5100 shocks, shock stem eliminators, front and rear bar pin eliminators.

Wheels/Tires: - American Racing 767 wheels, 31/10.5R15 Mickey Thompson Baja Claws

Other Notable Modifications: - ZJ tie rod, mossy oak wrapped sound bar, cb with custom antenna mount with firestik II 4' antenna

Favorite Modification: - Long Arms

Least Favorite Modification: - Any mod that breaks on the trail

Best Trail Damage: - Crushed crossmember after falling on rock climbing over hill

Build Thread: - Muddy97Cherokee's Build Thread

Optional: - This jeep has given me pains on every install. Have spent numerous nights staying up past midnight fixing it to get it road worthy to get home. Have spent more time putting mods on and fixing my jeep than actually wheeling it. Haven't done any real wheeling with the long arms yet, because college takes all my time and money, but they will get abused!


Originally Posted by cbenez1

Year: -1991

Model: - XJ Laredo

Drive Train: - 4.0/5spd/D30/8.8

Suspension: - 5.5 in. ACOS & BDS coils with RE Trac bar and Tie rod up front. Rustys 4.5 leafs in back.

Wheels/Tires: - 32in Durango M/T's on ugly soft 8's (at least I painted em' camo)

Other Notable Modifications: - Removable doors, KM safari rack, ORF frt bumper. BW Flat flares. Upgraded 4 hole injectors. Custom cat back exhaust.

Favorite Modification: - Flat sand camo paint.

Least Favorite Modification: - Lack of 38's

Best Trail Damage: - Ripped off my XM antenna once.

Build Thread: - Jeep was started before membership so not yet.

Optional: - I had a few Jeeps prior including an 85 2dr 4 cyl auto which was a DAWG but would not die and rarely got stuck sooooo.... Saw this little beauty sitting on a used car lot driving home from work one day and had to have it. The rest is history.


Originally Posted by Modstock

Year: - 99

Model: - Sport

Drive Train: - 4.0, Auto, D-30,35

Suspension: - RC 3" w/ disconnects

Wheels/Tires: - XJ wheels w/ 31" BFG AT's

Other Notable Modifications: - Super 35 kit w/ Yukon axle (non c-clip) and OX Locker with 4.10 gears, Roof rack, Pro comp lights (fogs and spots), Cobra CB, Warn winch but not installed yet.

Favorite Modification: - All

Least Favorite Modification: - None

Best Trail Damage: - Small rocker damage and rear bumper damage from rockcrawlin.

Build Thread: - Modstock 99 XJ

Optional: - Had a YJ for 10 yrs but got tired of the 4 cyl and picked this up last year.


Originally Posted by Callelle

Year: - 1997

Model: - Cherokee Country

Drive Train: - 4.0 w/ APN header, AW4, NP231 w/ Novak cable shifter and SYE. D30 w/ Aussie Locker, Chrysler 8.25 w/ Aussie locker and Yukon alloy shafts[

Suspension: - Superlift Springs and rear shocks, Rusty's front shocks, TnT Long arms

Wheels/Tires: - 35x12.5 Goodyear MTRs on 15" procomp steel rims

Other Notable Modifications: - Tomken gas tank skid, 2x6 rockers, Hanson Pre Runner front bumper, WJ Leather seats, LeBaron hood vents.

Favorite Modification: - Aussie lockers

Least Fave Modification: - WJ seats (I'm 6'9" and they sit to high)

Best Trail Damage: - Self Clearancing factory rear bumper


DezertTJ 10-21-2013 02:36 PM

Alright here we go! Good luck everyone!

DunmerBoy 10-21-2013 03:00 PM


Originally Posted by dezerttj (Post 17025826)
alright here we go! Good luck everyone!


JeepN4KC 10-21-2013 03:15 PM

Man, this one is gonna take time to decide.

I'm leaning towards one but then I get drawn back to a couple others.

Good luck all. Pretty sweet rigs in here.

Crawled..............not voted, yet...........

VegasGT 10-21-2013 05:11 PM

I started to think about who gets my vote and then my mind went all...

Im gonna have to do some more thinking, good lineup.

DezertTJ 10-22-2013 08:05 AM


JeepN4KC 10-22-2013 08:30 AM


Originally Posted by DezertTJ (Post 17046770)

So I was lookin through the TJOTM thread - couple nice rigs you've built. That spot seems to gobble you up no matter the Jeep you're in. :-P

DezertTJ 10-22-2013 10:32 AM


Originally Posted by JeepN4KC (Post 17047498)
So I was lookin through the TJOTM thread - couple nice rigs you've built. That spot seems to gobble you up no matter the Jeep you're in. :-P

Thanks! That spot is my nemesis. I've done it before many times, but recently rock has broken off it and made it much harder. One day I will get up it without either almost rolling or destroying my panels

cbenez1 10-22-2013 01:45 PM

:mad: Damn it, I was hoping I'd be up against all mall crawlers ! :mad: Good luck everybody. :thumbsup:

Tom95YJ 10-22-2013 05:10 PM

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There's a nice group of rigs in here , Now I will have to mull over my decision for a few hours.

JeepN4KC 10-23-2013 08:28 AM


Finally made up my mind and voted........

DNFJ 10-23-2013 10:32 AM

vote vote vote

chris87xj 10-23-2013 10:44 PM

30 votes on the board so far.
...bumping for some more here so we get a good sampling.
click a name and then "VOTE NOW"!
just do it.

DunmerBoy 10-23-2013 10:52 PM

Its your patriotic duty!

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