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post #1 of 28 Old 05-15-2006, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
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A book for all Cherokee (XJ) owners!!

I'd like to introduce to you the newly released book



I've written this book with the beginner in mind, to show how to turn your stock XJ into a highly capable off-road machine. It will explain what the basics are and progress to some of the more advanced modifications. It will show you how to build it right, answering all your questions that everyone has: from tire fitment, to gear ratios, to axle swaps. Even if you already have a built XJ, you will want this book on your shelf to add to your cool XJ memorabilia and to serve as a helpful reference tool.

It is 144 pages with over 300 color photos. It also includes several special features of built XJs (and one MJ) most of which are members of JeepForum and NAXJA. This will give you some additional ideas of what some other guys have done with their build-ups.

If you would like to read my editor's introduction to the book click here, or you can order it straight from the main page of CarTech Books

You will also find this book at any major bookstore, including Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com, etc however at this time, they may not be immediately available from those sites until they receive their orders from CarTech.

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post #2 of 28 Old 05-15-2006, 03:33 PM
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just ordered my copy!! congrats on getting publised!!!!


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Autographed copies available??
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Autographed copies available??
Hehe... you make it sound like I'm some sort of celebrity or something.
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I'm gonna go right to his house and make him autograph mine

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Sent in an order for one also. Looks to be a great book!

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post #7 of 28 Old 05-16-2006, 07:42 AM
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hey man glad to hear its out .can't wait to see a copy


i'm going to toss this on a few other forums i'm on for you.











ps don't forget to sign mine,hehehe
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post #8 of 28 Old 05-16-2006, 03:28 PM
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I'm gonna go right to his house and make him autograph mine
you slacker, you should have gone wheeling with Eric more, so I could have gotten pics of "my" Cherokee in the book.
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you slacker, you should have gone wheeling with Eric more, so I could have gotten pics of "my" Cherokee in the book.
I believe there's pics of "our" cherokee in there??? perhaps?

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I believe there's pics of "our" cherokee in there??? perhaps?
hint-hint... Remember your cracked hatch?

As far as your XJ, it is in one of the pics but its at a distance. Denis is right... I think you missed almost all our runs last year!

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i'm going to toss this on a few other forums i'm on for you.
Thank you!

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not a problem do what i can to help
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post #13 of 28 Old 05-24-2006, 04:00 PM
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just finished flipping through it looks good.i did notice one thing chapter 6 page 92 the first picture inthe top left corner is missing the "T" in the.hehehe

p.s. i don't remember saying it was ok to show my jeep taking a nap,hehehe just kidding
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I've updated my site with some reviews from some of the people who have gotten it already. Check it out and send in your own, I am looking to add more! http://www.ericsxj.com/book.htm
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BTT

Added more reviews, theres some good ones on Amazon as well, see here --> http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/193...083950?ie=UTF8

Also the book is shown in the newest issue (Oct '06) of 4 Wheel Drive & Sport Utility Magazine!!!
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