High-Performance Jeep Cherokee XJ Builder's Guide 1984-2001

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CarTech, Incorporated, 2006 - Transportation - 144 pages
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Ready to turn your Jeep Cherokee XJ into a trail-worthy machine? Why not? With two available 4-wheel-drive systems, solid axles front and rear, and a torquey 4.0-liter straight 6, the Cherokee is a very capable machine, especially when it's modified the right way. This book isn't about cutting apart your Cherokee to build an over-the-top, off-road-only rock crawler (though you can take it there), and it isn't about building a jacked-up, chrome-covered show rig either. This book is about building a useful, capable Cherokee for mountains, the mud, the desert, the street, and everywhere in between. With the modifications explained on these pages, your Cherokee can take you and yours just about everywhere you want to go - and get you back safely. Author Eric Zappe explains how to upgrade your Cherokee's suspension, axles, differentials, engine, transfer case, wheels and tires, skid plates, and more, using aftermarket and salvage yard upgrades. Zappe even has special sections covering basic driving and recovery techniques, and a number of built-up Jeeps to give you ideas for your own Cherokee. Also included is a detailed account of a group of XJs making a run through the famous Rubicon trail.

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User Review  - dlc18 - LibraryThing

Very informative, the information that my husband and I read could be applied to our S10 Blazer and other vehicles. We already used it as a reference book. Right now upgrading is not something we are ... Read full review

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User Review  - jenngv - LibraryThing

I was lucky enough to get this book from the early reviewers for my son who has our 1990 cherokee. He is a very good mechanic and young (19) and he loves this book. Normally he would have to search ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Eric Zappe is a long-time dedicated Cherokee enthusiast. He uses his heavily modified Cherokee for rock crawling and other off-road activities. He is a member of NAXJA (North American XJ Association) and is president of the Sierra Chapter. Zappe has written one other book for CarTech: "High Performance Jeep Cheroke XJ Builder's Guide 1984-2001".

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