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View Poll Results: Your Pick for Grand Cherokee of the Year 2012
85IrocZ-28 34 57.63%
jager00 5 8.47%
Mud Crazy 10 16.95%
biggoofy 5 8.47%
sadass 2 3.39%
BLACK04WJ 2 3.39%
BamaWJ 1 1.69%
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Unread 01-08-2013, 11:49 AM   #1
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Grand Cherokee of the Year 2012! VOTE NOW!

This is the “Official Unofficial Grand Cherokee of 2012 Thread.” There are some changes with who is managing the GCOTM threads, and a few that won in 2012 have expressed that they/we would like to have a 2012 thread even though there isn’t an entry from each month. I was one of the monthly jeeps, so I will take the liberty of creating the thread for the 2012 group.
I just copied and pasted info from the past GCOTM thread, If anyone wants to change to an updated pic or info let me know.

January - 85IrocZ-28

Year: 1999
Model: Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
Drive Train: 4.7L with the 545RE, Quadradrive II, Yukon 4.56 gears
Suspension: Rockkrawler 6.5" Long Arm Kit (three link front) with Johnnie Joints
Wheels/Tires: 315x75x16 Goodyear MTR’s on 16x8 MB TKO’s
Other Notable Modifications: Iceland Offroad Fiberglass front bumper and flares, Iceland rock sliders, Protofab rear bumper and tire carrier, SuperChips, Transgo, JKS quicker discos and BPE's, Surco rack with HID's, KOR transfer case skid, K&N, Flowmaster, LED tail lights, LED rock lights, CB
Favorite Modification: It is about to be the Smittybuilt 8k Synthetic Winch, currently sitting in the living room.
Least Favorite Modification: Chrome headlight reflectors - I should have stayed with orange
Favorite Trail: Hells Revenge
Best Trail Damage: Paint removed from passenger side of the rear bumper: Thank you Golden Crack
Build Thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...le-wj-1125665/

Devils Crack on Moab Rim:




Golden Crack on Golden Spike:


February - jager00

Year 2005
Model Jeep Grand Cherokee Lerado
Drive Train 4.7l QTII
Suspension Jeepin By Al 8" lift
Wheels and tires JK Moabs with 33x12.50 Cooper Discoverer stt
Other notable modifications Saguaro 4x Components rear bumper/tire carrier + t.case skid. 4x Guard front skid+ belly guard + rear diff guard
Favorite modification jba 8" lift and s4xc rear bumper
Favorite trail Rausch Creek PA
Best trail damage front fender faught a tree and lost
Build thread http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/p...hread-1258136/







March - Mud_Crazy

Year: 2002
Model: Grand Cherokee (WJ)
Drive Train:4.7L H.O, 545RFE with 231 SYE T-Case
Suspension:6” Clayton long arm with 2” BB
Wheels/Tires: 37x12.5x17 Nitto trail grappler MT’s on Creeper locks powder coated red and black
Other Notable Modifications: Iceland front bumper and flares, protofab rear bumper tire carrier, 35spline HP D60 front with ARB locker and 5.13 gears and a D60 rear to match, ARB HO compressor, Warn XD9000! With synthetic line, Kevins clayton belly skid, HID headlights, flowmaster exhuast, K&N FIPK, Cobra 29NW with firestick
Favorite Modification: combination of the locked 60’s with 37’s
Least Favorite Modification: fender flares
Favorite Trail: Carolina back woods in NC
Best Trail Damage: not on a trail but wife backed into a mail box..lol…ripped a flare off I guess.
Build Thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...l#post12830094







April - biggoofy

Model: ZJ
Drive Train: 4.0, Built 42re, 242, Hp44, 9", front and rear lockers.
Suspension: 6" coils, Clayton sub frame and belly skid, Ironman4x4fab Front and rear long arms, no name shocks, ECGS extended brake lines
Wheels/Tires: Pacer D windows , 35" Goodyear Wrangler MTR with Kevlar
Other Notable Modifications: Front and rear bumpers, interior roll cage, Skid row gas tank skid, FCZJ steering box brace and tow points
Favorite Modification: Long arms!!
Least Favorite Modification: none Im happy with everything currently
Favorite Trail: Daniels trail at uwharrie national forest
Best Trail Damage: 2 broken windows, 1 ds u joint, and 1 ripped off LCA mount on the first trail of the day
Build Thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...inside-906054/



May - sadass

Year: 1998
Model: 5.9 ZJ Jeep Grand Cherokee
Drive Train: 360 V-8, 3" exhaust with supper 44 and turn down.// Rebuilt water proofed via proper vent 46re transmission// Rebuilt 242 transfer case swap, None trash loc Dana44A rear with 4.56 Yukon gears and Aussie Locker/// Front Dana 30,4.56 with Aussie locker. all u-joint up grades.
Suspension: 4" spring Plus 1.5BB on top, with 8 adjustable control arms including 4 Sky Jacker flex joints up front and the New style RC control arms in the rear/. JKS quicker discos and adjustable track bars.
Wheels/Tires: 33 supper swamper tsl
Other Notable Modifications: ARB/Safari Snorkel//Protofab winch bumper with 9500S.lb RC synthetic winch line and wireless remote. //2 100w KC Daylighters// Heavy duty aftermarket rusty's cross-member and transfer-case skid's plate. gas tank skid
Favorite Modification: Lockers F/R/and or ARB/Safari Snorkel
Least Favorite Modification: Rough Country first gen 4" lift. Nothing left
Favorite Trail: Mikeys Property Near Orange County Choppers
Best Trail Damage: Really to numerous to list. I might say the time my power steering box ripped off the unibody rail. or the time I destroyed my transmission under water prior to my waterproofing it
Build Thread: None







October – BLACK04WJ

Year: 2004
Model: Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
Drive Train: 4.7L HO, 545RE, stock gears..for now, Quadradrive
Suspension: 6.5" Iron Rock Offroad Critical Path Long arms
Wheels/Tires: Soft 8's with 35x12.5x17 KM2's
Other Notable Modifications: Custom tire carrier, Home made quick disconnects, Mopar roof rack and lights, IRO TC skid, hood stripes? :laughing:
Favorite Modification: Tire Carrier.
Favorite Trail: Hells Revenge (at night)
Best Trail Damage: Only trail damage.. bent pinch seem on "pickle" in Moab.
Build Thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...hread-1350118/





November – BamaWJ

Year: 2001
Model: WJ
Drive Train: 4.0/42RE/242/D30/D44a
Suspension: KOR 2.5" BB on factory UC springs
Wheels/Tires: 245/70R17 Goodyear Silent Armor on factory wheels
Other Notable Modifications: D44a swap, tank tuck
Favorite Modification: Aussie Locker
Favorite Trail: Orange Trail at Badlands
Best Trail Damage: Broken D35
Build Thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...thread-747214/





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Unread 01-08-2013, 11:53 AM   #2
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Reserved if needed for more pics or changes to the post above.
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*Project Yeti* 99 JGC Limited 4.7 w/6.5" Rockkrawler LA & IRO A-arm, Goodyear MTR 35's on MB TKO's, 4.56 Yukon's, Iceland Offroad Bumper/Flares/Sliders, Protofab Rear Carrier, SuperChips, Uniden/Firestick, Flowmaster, Smittybilt 8k Synthetic Line Winch.

My Jeep is Organic - Undercoated in 100% all natural Utah Dirt --- Utah Jeep Crew #49 ~Will
2012 JeepForum GCOTY --- [URL=http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/project-yeti-abominable-wj-1125665/]Project Yeti Build Thread[/URL]
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Unread 01-08-2013, 12:42 PM   #3
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Unread 01-08-2013, 01:38 PM   #4
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Unread 01-08-2013, 02:02 PM   #5
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Thanks Jones!
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Unread 01-08-2013, 02:47 PM   #6
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Unread 01-08-2013, 05:18 PM   #7
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Unread 01-08-2013, 10:26 PM   #8
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tough! everyone deserves it..
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Unread 01-08-2013, 10:56 PM   #9
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I wish there were more photos. Im sure all of em have more and more badass pictures
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Unread 01-08-2013, 10:57 PM   #10
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Biggoofy needs more than one photo
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Unread 01-08-2013, 11:46 PM   #11
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Talk about a landslide , Way to go Will !

I had a hard choice to make , There are so many nice Grands in here !
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Unread 01-09-2013, 01:33 AM   #12
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Biggoofy needs more than one photo
I agree.

That was the only pic on the page announcing he won gcotm or else I would have added more. I will add more if he will send in two more, or if you know of two I should add.
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My Jeep is Organic - Undercoated in 100% all natural Utah Dirt --- Utah Jeep Crew #49 ~Will
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Unread 01-09-2013, 02:09 AM   #13
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Unread 01-09-2013, 08:10 AM   #14
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I've definitely got more pictures, just not in its current form. A majority of my picutres still have both bumpers, winch, lights, etc.

Good luck folks.
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Unread 01-09-2013, 06:45 PM   #15
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I crossed party lines a little bit and voted for the WK.
Nice GCs though everyone.
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