Jeep Cherokee Off Road: The Real Thing or..?

29 May 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Jeep Cherokee Off Road: The Real Thing or..?
Jeep Cherokee

Taking The Jeep Cherokee Off

The Jeep Cherokee off road in various configurations has been for some time now.

At since the XJ’s inception in

Initially underpowered the Cherokee XJ got the near bullet proof straight six cylinder engine in which stayed the preferred until the XJ’s demise in when by 2002 all Cherokees became Grand. with the XJ going bye-bye.

Jeep XJ vs. All Other

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The XJ Cherokee is most often with the production automatic mated to the 4.0L six, there are a good number of using the 5-speed manual and some 2.5L 4-cylinders can be as well.

The front and rear on the 4×4 XJ’s were Dana 30’s and Dana respectively.

Initially designed as a SUV-type vehicle (the SUV hadn’t been coined the Jeep Cherokee was produced in and 4-wheel drive models both selling quite over the years.

All Cherokee XJ’s are of the unibody which simply means don’t have a full frame to which the body separately. Instead the body and are integrated as one. unlike the and all other universal Jeeps sit on full frames.

Comparing the Wrangler’s or early CJ’s the Cherokee XJ would be apples to especially in the category of trail and off road prowess. however is where the XJ shines through head and shoulders above the Jeep styles.

Whereas the and CJ’s are out-of-the-box designed as off Jeeps. they inherently a significant amount of functionality in space and street manners.

Don’t get me wrong here. the Wranglers have received improvements in both of these especially with the longer Unlimited models.

However, up these recent improvements in the Jeep line compared to the XJ’s ability to transform a great street daily a weekend off roader..to an all out desert machine..and often back to a driver again.

Now that’s in a nice neat little

The 4×4 Jeep Cherokee off setup can be as simple as maximum tires (no lift), heavy shocks, cb radio, and a couple of driving lights.

Jerry’s Built 2000 XJ. Click Photo to Read

Now the beauty is that the XJ can be taken as far as wallet and off road expertise take you. all the way to:

a super lift kit,

bigger aggressive tires,

bead wheels,

body and undercarriage (especially for rock crawling),

roof racks,

spare tire carriers,

off road bumpers,

heavy-duty winch,

full interior cage, and.

Engine from free flow air) intake systems and systems to all out high performance swaps with beefier transfer cases and axles/differentials.

. The Jeep Comanche MJ pickup most of the same platform and parts as its sister the XJ. So the Jeep off road potential applies to the Pickup (1986 thru as well.

Below I have compiled action videos of Jeep off road machines ranging mostly bone stock to racing rockets. and various in between. including those rock crawling rigs.

I know how you will react, but I viewed these videos I to myself. these Jeep off road rigs can do anything a can do !

See if you agree. enjoy!

May not be a Wrangler but XJ Can Do some of the Same Stuff (16

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