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View Poll Results: Who most deserves September 2012 COTM honors?
JeepN4KC 19 22.89%
DezertTJ 12 14.46%
joshrad 7 8.43%
Tom95YJ 16 19.28%
PhilipJ 29 34.94%
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post #1 of 54 Old 09-17-2012, 07:13 AM Thread Starter
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Vote for the September 2012 JF Cherokee of the month!!!

It's time to vote your pick for the JF September 2012 Cherokee Of The Month!
This month brings another great selection of interesting XJís to choose from. Good luck making up your mind which one to vote for. Take time to check them out and when you find the one that keeps bringing you back for yet another look, 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 five voted/crawled threads on the JF homepage.
Feel free to post up with positive comments or discussion and bump this thread as needed. This poll will close one week from today.

Here are your September COTM entries in the order received. Letís get this started and see where it goes!


Quote:
Originally Posted by JeepN4KC

Year: 2001
Model: Sport
Drive Train: 4.0 I6/AW4/NP231/D30/Chrysler 8.25 29sp
Suspension: Rough Country 4.5" AAL
Wheels/Tires: 33x12.5x15 BFG KM2's on Unique Series 252 steelies
Other Notable Modifications: Aussie locker out back; TnT Customs XD belly pan; Solid Axle Ind. diff covers f/r; installed hitch for rear shackle recovery; rust abatement/rattle-can two toned; fenders trimmed; rear quarters cut&folded; p/w's cut&folded
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: I've only owned this since the beginning of June 2012. The XJ is the project/toy Jeep of the fleet and was bought for the purpose of "saving" the WK from trail damage. It sat on jackstands in the garage for over two weeks while I planned how to fix the cracked welds in the rear internals from the PO. The first pic is from right after I installed the Aussie and the other two are from it's maiden voyage under my ownership.






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Originally Posted by DezertTJ

Year: 1998
Model: Cherokee Sport
Drive Train: 4.0L AW4, 231 TC w/ SYE
Suspension: Re 3.5 Coils, 2" spacers, Full RE 3.5 Leaf packs, 2" shackles, RE Superflex Lower arms, Rusty's Offroad upper arms, Rancho Shocks, Hockey puck extended bump stops
Wheels/Tires: 33x12.50 KM2s for offroad w/ Cragar Soft 8s, 32x11.5 Bigfoot A/Ts for street w/ Aluminum 15x7s
Other Notable Modifications: Cut front fenders, Propped hood, Homemade CB mount + firestick antenna, HF reverse lights, super awesome custom trail pin striping
Favorite Modification: Cut fenders and NHL certified bump stops
Least Favorite Modification: RE Superflex arms
Best Trail Damage: Crushed my fender in on one trip, and the body flexed so much that the quarter panel dented in on the back window from another trip

Optional: I've got my TJ as a trail rig, but this is just as much fun! It is my DD and was meant to stay on 31s, but that didn't happen did it....






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Originally Posted by joshrad

Year: 1997
Model: Cherokee Sport
Drive Train: 4.0, AW4, NP231, D30, C8.25
Suspension: 3.5" IRO Full Leaf Lift Kit
Wheels/Tires: stock wheels, 30" Goodyear Wrangler MT/R's
Other Notable Modifications: Rock sliders, winch bumper w/lights, roof rack w/lights
Favorite Modification: Lights on the Roof Rack
Least Favorite Modification: CB radio antenna placement
Best Trail Damage: none yet
Build Thread: Joshradís XJ Build Thread (slow)

Optional: This is my 2nd XJ after my 1st one got totaled when someone ran a red light. I was able to swap most of the parts over, but had a chance to skip a budget boost and do a full lift kit and use what I learned from the 1st one to make this one better. It's a slow build due to being a full-time student, but it's coming along quite nicely.







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Originally Posted by Tom95YJ

Year: 1999
Model: Cherokee Classic
Drive Train: 4.0L, Aw4, 231, HpD30/ 29 spline 8.25
Suspension: 3.5" Rubicon Express with Full leafs & Bilstein 5100 shocks
Wheels/Tires: *new* 33x10.50 BFG km2s on 15x8 Rockcrawlers
Other Notable Modifications: Rigidco Winchbumper & Sliders, JCR Offroad Gas Tank Skid, Spartan Locker in Rear Axle, Smittybilt XRC8 comp winch
Favorite Modification: Sliders
Least Favorite Modification: None
Best Trail Damage: Dented Frame rail from climbing a waterfall
Build Thread: Tom95YJís 99 XJ ďBlack BettyĒ

Optional: The XJ is a build in progress, I wanted something that was safe for the wife to haul around the kid, Yet strong enough for me to play with






Quote:
Originally Posted by PhilipJ

Year: 1999
Model: Sport
Drive Train: 4.0L, AW4, NP242, D30 & 8.25 with 4.56 gears, Tom Woods SYE
Suspension: Old Man Emu 3", JKS ACOS, TnT Y-link long arms, Blistein 5150 shocks, IRO track bar, JKS discos
Wheels/Tires: Cragar 342, 33x12.50 BFG KM2
Other Notable Modifications: AJ's rockers and bumpers, Warn 9.5ti winch, TnT unibody stiffeners, THOR cowl intake, IRO OTK steering, OR-Fab rear quarter armor, Dirtbound e-fans
Favorite Modification: AJ's bumpers
Least Favorite Modification: Bushwacker flat flares...look good, but not very durable against trees
Best Trail Damage: Exploded factory radiator
Build Thread: í99 Sport Build Thread: Grocery Hauliní With Panche

Optional: After my YJ was stolen, I didn't know what I wanted to replace it with. Bike, car, pickup, another Wrangler...saw the XJ one night while browsing craigslist. I didn't know any of the technical differences between the years, but after 6 hours of bus rides and transfers I made it to the dealer and picked it up. Lucky me, it was a '99. Daily-driven 55 miles a week to work and back.





Thanks to everyone who entered this month and good luck to all!!


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But I still wouldn't trade it for a Coupe DeVille."


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post #2 of 54 Old 09-17-2012, 07:33 AM
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Wow tuff competition this month all of the rigs are looking great

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ChiliPalmer gets my vote. I dig low XJ's on big tarz!
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Good luck everyone!

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Yeppers !!! All kickarse lookin rigs! Good luck everybody!!


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Wow a 3 way tie for first !

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The minimalist got my vote!

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Up again! May just be me, but this thread was hard to find
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first bump of a new day bump.
the choptop has taken a lead and lots of jostling around going on here for other positions. poll numbers have been all over the place...

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