My Jeep
Updated 16Oct10

Jim's first 96 Cherokee - "Stinky"

Go here for info on the second one

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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

I bought this Jeep on Nov 30, 2000 with 68,000 miles on it. She was a stock 96 Cherokee Sport, and I traded my 178,000 mile-young '89 Cherokee Pioneer for it. The first mod I made was to have the dealer remove the worn generic tires that were on it and mount my 235/75R15 BFG ATs on the '96 factory 15x7 rims. In the nearly nine years I owned 'Stinky' I put almost 220,000 miles on the Jeep until I sold it in Aug '09 and she was still running strong.

My 96 Cherokee Sport a few days after buying her.  That is stock with 235/75R15 BFG All-Terrains on factory 15x7 rims
Blurry, but stock...

After driving around like that for the better part of a year, I decided it was time to go higher; inch-itis had struck. I found a good deal on a Rubicon Express 2" Budget Boost, and ran that for awhile with 30" BFG All-Terrains.

No, I wasn't harming the tree. 2-inch RE Budget Boost and 30-inch BFG All-terrains

That worked for awhile, but two years down the road I had a recurrence of that bad case of inch-itis along with some worn tires so I used that tax refund from Uncle Sam to buy an RE6130 4.5" Rubicon Express lift from Jason at JeepinOutfitters.com as well as some used 32x11.50x15 BFG ATs. Since then I was given a great deal on some 32" Dunlop Mud Rovers and ran those from May 2004 until Feb, 2008 when I replaced them with 33x10.50 BFG Mud-Terrains.

My final setup:

1996 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4-Door

Future plans

Things I used to have:

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