2000 Cherokee

2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport

The XJ is my daily driver.  I have kept this build budget minded, and not let things get out of hand like I sometimes do with my Talon.

This is the first Jeep I’ve owned.  I bought it used from the dealer with 99,000 miles on it.
Besides a seized AC compressor I have had zero problems with, they are built very well.
The only thing I don’t like is the open rear differential, it sucks in the rain.

My first upgrade was a 3″ Lift and some 31″ All Terrains.
If I could do it over again, I wouldn’t have used the Add-A-Leafs.
They are way to stiff and ruin the other wise comfortable,  stock like ride.
I would have gotten some beefer rear shocks, also.  The Comanche shocks can’t keep the Add-A-Leaf under control.
And the 31″s sometime rub in the front.  A 3.5″ Lift or 30″s would have been smarter.

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AfterMarket Parts

  • 3″ Budget Lift
    • Front CarQuest Coil Springs plus extra Spring Isolator
      • Grand Cherokee Monroe SensaTrac Shocks
    • Rear Rubicon Express 2.5″ Add-A-Leaf
      • Comanche Monroe SensaTrac Shocks with Bar-Pin-Eliminator
  • 31″ BFGoodRich All-Terrains on Crager Soft 8 15×7″ Rims
  • TeraFlex Adjustable TrackBar
  • JKS Quicker Disconnects
  • Rear Sway Bar Removed
  • Warrior Products Rock Crawler Front Bumper
  • 1″ Transfer Case Drop Spacer
  • Brakes
    • Crown Industrial Extended Front & Rear Brake Lines
    • Front – EBC YellowStuff Pads
    • Rear – Stock Shoes
  • Recovery
    • Front Tow Hooks with OEM Brackets
    • Rear Hidden Hitch Receiver, Class 3
    • D-Ring Shackle Hitch

Stock Parts

  • 4.0 I6 HO
  • AW4 Transmission
    • 23 spline output
    • Gear Ratios
      • 1st 2.8:1
      • 2nd 1.52:1
      • 3rd 1:1
      • 4th 0.75:1
      • Reverse 2.39:1
  • Dana 30 Low Pinon Front Axle
    • 27 spline
    • 297/760 series U-Joints, 1-3/8″, 1.188″ Cap
  • Dana 35C Rear Axle
    • 27 spline
    • c-clip
  • 3.55:1 Ratio
  • NP231 Command Trac Transfer Case
    • 2.72:1 Low Range
    • 23 spline input