ARB Competition Differential Cover for Dana 30 Axle Assemblies
OMIX-ADA S-52018009 Front Sway Bar Skid Plate for 84-01 Jeep Cherokee XJ
Audio & Electronics
Rugged Ridge 11503.95 CB Radio Mount for 07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK
Kicker MFK-XJF9701 Factory Replacement Front Speaker Kit for 97-01 Jeep Cherokee XJ
Kicker MFK-XJR9701 Factory Replacement Rear Speaker Kits for 97-01 Jeep Cherokee XJ
AMI Stubbie Antenna with Black Finish for 76-95 Jeep Wrangler YJ, CJ-5, CJ-7 & CJ-8 Scrambler
Mopar Touch Up Spray Paint 5 oz Can
Bushwacker 10922-07 Flat Style Flares for 84-01 Jeep Cherokee XJ
Quadratec Premium Vinyl Hood Blackout Decal for 84-01 Jeep Cherokee XJ
Rusty's Offroad RA-BM20-XJ Products Rear Trail Bumper for 84-01 Jeep Cherokee XJ
OMIX-ADA 16590.31 Front Drive Shaft for 89-01 Jeep Cherokee XJ with 4.0L Engine & Automatic Transmission
(Used in Rear w/ SYE Kit)
Dana Spicer Spicer Life 1310 Driveshaft U-Joint
G2 Axle & Gear 98-2031-002 30 Spline Front Axle Kit for 87-06 Jeep Wrangler YJ, TJ, TJ Unlimited & Cherokee XJ with Dana 30 Axle
Crown Automotive 52002393 4.1" Rear-End Axle Snubber for 87-01 Jeep Cherokee XJ (Bump Stop)
JKS Manufacturing JKS1100 Adjustable Bump Stops for 84-14 Jeep®kee XJ, Grand Cherokee ZJ, Comanche MJ, Wrangler TJ, TJ Unlimited, JK & Unlimited JK
Rusty's Offroad RCTB225UV Front Adjustable HD Track Bar for 84-01 Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ & Cherokee XJ with 5-8" Lift
Rusty's Offroad RC-TB160-UV Front HD Track Bar Mount for 84-01 Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ & Cherokee XJ
Steering & Brakes
Power Stop K2152 Front Z23 Evolution Sport Performance 1-Click Brake Kit for 99-06 Jeep Cherokee XJ, Wrangler TJ & Unlimited
Crown Performance Products Crown Industrial 5 Layer Custom Extended Brake Lines for 84-89 Jeep Cherokee XJ with 4-6" Lift
The search for this Cherokee started out as a replacement for a current XJ (at the time) that lived a long hard life and eventually started showing early signs of the notorious 0331 cracked cylinder head problems, which were common for late-year 99-01, when the Cherokee XJ platform was sadly discontinued. I scoured Craigslist, eBay, AutoTrader and several local dealerships for weeks until I came across this gem in a private seller listing on AutoTrader. After talking with the seller I had a good feeling about the condition of this vehicle, so my friend/colleague Rob Jarrell (some of you may know him as Rob from Quadratec—our video host) and I took an hour and a half drive to check it out.
What I found was a VERY clean 2000 Jeep Cherokee XJ Sport 4 Door 4.0L in Sienna Pearl; to be honest, I wasn't to excited about the color, but it was a very clean and very well maintained with only 78K miles on it! Aannnnd it was the only one I've ever seen with a working sunroof. Well, long story short, we looked over it quickly took it for a spin and was impressed enough to buy it, so I did. Then the fun started!
When I first get a "new" Jeep, it's most likely already been someone else's used vehicle, so I like to start making it MY Jeep with a few simple cosmetic and audio enhancements: A.) Audio/Video Upgrade - Pioneer Flip Out DVD/CD/Tuner w/iPhone/iPod connections. B.) Window Tint - Rear Windows must be tinted to keep UV rays & heat out. C.) Black Wheels/Accents - I just can't rock any other color but black wheels, to me, Jeeps just don't look right unless their sitting on big black wheels and tires. At this point I wasn't ready to purchase new wheels & tires, so I went with the quickest, most cost effective way to black out my wheels and a few other body components on the front end. Plasti-Dip. Done.
Now when I park my Jeep and get out, I moonwalk away from it never breaking eye contact until it's completely out of view because it's starting to look like mine. Now, the urge to continue modifying it to be more capable and more accommodating to my lifestyle is becoming irresistible...