My Red Jeep
Created 16Oct10

Jim's second '96 Cherokee - "Red"

Go here for build info on the first one

Red is For Sale! Check out details here!

2inch Rubicon Express Budget Boost Dana44 Rear Axle 4.5inch Rubicon Express lift Rubicon Express Control Arm Drop Brackets BPI Front Bumper Thule Crossbars, Bike and Snowboard carrier My Big Ol Storage Box RE Transfer Case spacer drop RockRash Step-Rails Slip-Yoke Eliminator and rear Driveshaft Rubicon Express Trackbar Brace Extended Rear Brakeline See what my future plans involve... Rear Wiper Fix Air-Conditioned Rear-Seat Cupholders CD/Radio Relocation Fuel Injector Replacement Exhaust Manifold Cheap Oil Sender Fix Dana44 Rear Axle Changing the Starter RE6130 4.5 inch lift

Yeah, not even close to an original name for this one . After an absence of fourteen months, I finally own a Jeep again. Once again, I'm starting with a '96 Jeep Cherokee, but with a few differences. This one's stock and staying that way for awhile... I've never owned a 2-door Cherokee, although I had a blast driving the Rubicon Express 2-door across the Rubicon Trail a few years back. Both Jeeps started with 235/7R15 BFGoodrich All-Terrains.

My initial setup:

1996 Jeep Cherokee SE 2-Door

  • 4.0L I-6 "High-Output" engine
  • AW-4 4-speed Automatic transmission w/OD
  • NP231 "Command-Trac" transfer-case (2.72:1 lo-range)
  • Dana30 High-Pinion front axle, 3.55 gears
  • C8.25 rear axle, 3.55 gear
  • 235/75R15 BFGoodrich All-Terrains
  • Unknown model American Racing rims

The axles are in good shape, and I have already changed the oil in the engine and rear axle. I don't know the maintenance history of this Jeep, so it's always a good idea to get a look at things after buying it. I still need to drain the transmission and transfer case and refill with fresh fluids, and thankfully this weekend looks like it will be a good one for that. Inside the Jeep, there are a few changes I'd like to make as well. When I bought it, it had a big amp and subwoofer in the back - I'm not a big fan of that and it took up valuable cargo space so that had to go. I traded it for a soundbar that will put two speakers and a cargo light over the cargo area. The stereo that's in there has some really odd features and quirks, so I think that's going to be replaced as well. The dash is going to have to see some upgrades as well, as it's dull of idiot lights - there's no tach and no temperature or oil pressure gauges.

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created: Oct 16, 2010
Modified July 23, 2012

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