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Jeep Cherokee - Lifted and Locked

Make: Jeep
Model: Cherokee
Trim: Country
Year: 1994
Mileage: 202,500
VIN: 1J4FJ78S9RL215520
Color: Black
Engine: 4.0
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: 4WD
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

1994 Jeep Cherokee Additional Info:

I bought this XJ in 2005 to be my go anywhere, do anything adventure rig and it has served me well. Unfortunately, with an expanding family, it’s time for it to go. The Jeep has been garaged ever since I bought it. I purchased it from a guy in Georgia who was basically flipping it. The owner before him did many of the mods and lived in Virginia (I think) so it used to reside in a bit of a rustier area. Many of the mods were already done to the XJ when I got it, but I further modified it and improved on it over the years.

As a whole the Jeep works well and looks sharp even after years of trail use. And because I have wheeled it, it is fully dialed in and ready to go. You don’t have to worry about the driveshaft hitting a control arm, a control arm hitting the body, the tires tearing off the flares, etc. I have wheeled this XJ hard, but I never beat on my rig. I’ve never broken a u-joint, an axle shaft, or anything like that, even running harder trails. I always crawl over the obstacle staying off the gas pedal as much as possible.

It has a few small rust spots: one small one on the roof, one in the driver’s side rear corner underneath near the fuel fill up, and another one above the frame side mount of the passenger leaf spring. But you can see from the pictures, that there is no large rust problem. The head liner is sagging. A rock bit off a chunk of the driver’s side rear flare. It has some high speed drive line vibrations (from the rear, as the front doesn’t spin because of the Warn hubs). The engine is a bit tired, it burns some oil between oil changes. The engine runs hot sometimes (it’s a Cherokee), especially climbing grades out here in Colorado. I have the stock electrical fan run to a switch in the cab so that I can flip it on whenever. If the efan is running the temp will stay in check. The speedometer is not correct, it’s 10% higher than it should be and this also throws off the mileage, so actual mileage isn’t known. It currently sits at 202,500 miles. I’ve had it since 158,000 and it has been off that 10% the whole time I’ve owned it.

Even with its issues, I would consider it a reliable vehicle. It always fires right up and runs great. Last September I drove it to Moab (400+ miles) wheeled it and drove home without a problem. If you want a rig that’s ready to hit the trails, this is it. Below is a full list of all the mods and goodies:


5”-6” of lift

Rusty’s coil springs

BDS Long Arms

Rock Krawler Track bar & bracket

Big Offroad 4” Leaf springs (Alcan) with JKS shackles – these are great, heavy duty leaf springs that also flex well, full anti-friction liner has been placed between all of the leaves

JKS sway bar quicker disconnects up front

Rear sway bar has been removed

Bilstein 5100 shocks up front, Ranchos in the rear


Iron Rock Offroad Heavy Duty 5/8 OTK steering

Heavy Duty Steering gear from a 99 Dodge Durango

C-Rok Engineering Inside Frame Plate kit

Replaced the steering intermediate shaft with one that wasn’t worn out

Tires and Wheels

American Racing AR767 Black D Window wheels – 15x8

Goodyear Wrangler DuraTracs 33x12.50, less than 5,000 miles (purchased 5/2014)

Full height spare (33x9.50 BFG AT)


Stock 4.0 engine

Stock AW4 transmission – NSS has been replaced, no problems there

241OR RockTrac transfer case – 4:1 Low range! (just like in the Rubicon’s)

The 241OR has a fixed rear output

Upgraded Driveshafts, front and rear (Tom Woods rear shaft)

Rear Currie Ford 9” axle, 4.56 gears, ARB Locker, disc brakes

Front Dana 30 axle, 4.56 gears, ARB Locker

Front Warn Hub conversion kit with high-strength alloy outers

Bumpers and armor

BPI Fab Trail Tuff front winch bumper

BPI Fab Trail Tuff rear bumper with swing out tire carrier and hi-lift mount

Starr-X bottle opener mounted to rear bumper, powder coated to match

AJ’s Offroad Armor Super Rockrails

BDS Transfer case skidplate

Gas tank skid plate

Front LCA skids welded to the mounts

The bumpers and rockrails are all powder coated with the same Black Wrinkle Semi-Gloss (Cardinal C081-BK176)

The rockrails currently have plastidip sprayed on over the powdercoat


Warn 9.5ti winch

Large 7/8 front D Ring shackles powder coated to match the bumper

Warn Receiver Shackle in the back, powder coated to match


97+ Side view mirrors with working electrical adjustments

97+ electrical fan

97+ Dual Diaphragm brake booster

Hella Rallye 4000 Xenon HIDs mounted to the front bumper. These are very nice, very expensive lights

Roof light bar with LED lights - 2 Rigid Dually Floods and 2 Rigid Dually Diffused, lights are mounted to a stock cargo bar

Back up lights mounted to the rear tire carrier swing out arm

Car alarm/keyless entry with two remotes (the power locks are pretty stiff and usually require the key)

Optima Red Top battery

Tantrum LED Rock Lights with remote, mounted with rare earth magnets, can be moved as needed

Viair Heavy Duty 42045 air compressor mounted in the rear cargo area

Air pressure gauge and locker switch panel

Swing away front license plate mount

Amplified PA Horn

CSF HD 3-Row Radiator

Tinted Windows


Bushwhacker fender flares (old style)

Fire extinguisher mounted next to driver’s seat

Pioneer Bluetooth head unit (MXT-X366BT)

Tuffy lock box center console/arm rest

Ram Mount cupholder – never spill your drink even over the roughest terrain

Rear awning

Factory service manual

Wired for a CB, but there isn’t one currently installed

Aluminum cargo pan in the back


Many gaskets have been replaced

oThe transmission pan oozes a bit, the steering pump/reservoir ooze a bit

The steering damper needs to be replaced

The rear main seal has been replaced and there is no leak there

Transmission fluid changed 8/2015

Front and rear diff fluid changed 8/2015

Replaced both pinion u-joints 9/2015

Replaced the steering rod ends 9/2015

Replaced the front lower control arm bushings 9/2015 (uppers are still good, so are the flex ends)

New water pump 6/2015

New idler pulley 6/2015