Project: Lesson Learned...ish!
Let the games begin! This may be real interesting, or maybe not.
BACK STORY: back 2003 I bought a 1979, CJ-7 and over the following 8 years I went a little wild. After a pair of locked Currie 9 inchers, AMC 360, 36" TSLs, fender cutting and lots of other goodies, It had gotten to the point where I was pulling the CJ 2-3 hours each way to offroad parks, of course that led into a diesel truck and then it hit me... I am sick of lugging my toy for hours just to go play with it. So I listed in on the Craig's List, sold it and bought a motorcycle and a boat.
As things go, I have decided I need a Jeep again, but this time a Cherokee. I listed the boat for sale and of course after a few weeks and no luck this gentleman hits me up for a trade offer. Problem is he didn't have the Cherokee I wanted, what did I do? What any overzealous gear head would do... Trade the boat the XJ. Now the plan is to fix a few things on the Cherokee, flip it and then use the money to buy the Cherokee I want.
THE GOAL: get a 1991-1999 XJ with a 4.0L/AX15 and of course 4 wheel drive, put a few inches on it, 31s and some other goodies and have a reliable daily driver that can at least get out of its own way on the dirt so that when I retire from the Army in about 5 years I can drive cross country to partake in an Easter Jeep Safari then drive it back home.
Proving daily that I have gears for brains!