Trail Riding 2000 Jeep Cherokee

by Jerry Huber
(Ottawa Lake, Michigan)




After being involved in the Jeep Cherokee since its launch in 1983 until it went out of production in 2001, it seemed appropriate that I should build an off road Cherokee to enjoy in retirement.

Mine is a 2000 Sport without a lot of electrical options and no ABS to "Keep it Simple".

Suspension mods include a Rubicon Express 5.5" long arm lift with full spring packs in the rear. Yukon 4.56 gears and locked rear with the front differential still open.

Pre-runner front bumper, Warn winch, custom rear swing down tire carrier and rocker sliders provide the exterior armor. Roof basket rack with light-bar and rear storage boxes with built in tool box complete most of the other modifications.

It is surprisingly capable on the trails with the MT Classics and 33" MTZ tires giving great traction.


Larry's Comment: Your XJ is a beauty Jerry. I really like the way you have it set up. I have always been partial to the last 4 or 5 years of the Cherokee XJ's run. Thanks!

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by: Larry A.H.

I now own my 4th Jeep. I prefer Jeeps before anything else. Yes I have had Ford 4x4, but I am impressed with Jeeps.

My 1st Jeep was a '48 Willys Overland Jeep truck. Fast forward, got my 2nd Jeep in '11. It was an '88 Cherokee Sport. Then my 3rd was a '98 Cherokee Classic. Just last month I got a '00 Cherokee Limited Jeep. The Willys was grey, '88 was black over original red, and the '98 was red. This '00 is a white Jeep.

I don't go banging around in the woods, or mud runs, or rock climbing. I use it on the main roads and 4x4 if and when I have to in the winter. The '88 I used only 2x in 4x4, '98 only 3 times in 4x4. I haven't had a chance to test the '00 in snow as of yet. Now I know what it means (it's a Jeep thing) and it IS a Jeep thing.

That is a nice looking white Jeep you have there.

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