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Hello CTalkers,
I am having a some confusing issues with my Cherokee...I come from a background of custom show cars/trucks,all I know is how to make cars/trucks go fast and look good.I bought a Jeep because it was something different and having a 4x4 is really neat and nice for the Chicagoland weather.My confusion comes in what direction do I wanna head in with my Cherokee,I am thinking a more of a show Jeep kinda like the off-roading version of the SRT-8 Cherokee...Kinda like the pic I've posted below!What do you guys think?
 

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I think that's cool. Most of us are wheelers but we encourage people to do what THEY want to do, not what others are doing. If you feel like making it a show truck that looks badas$ then go ahead. I'm sure it'll be a sweet rig. Besides, a lifted Grand that never wheels but looks sick is better than a stock Grand that never wheels. ;)
 

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Thanks for the advice but I never said it was gonna see the trails:D lol Just limited trail time and more driving because I drive a lot for work and if something major happens from wheeling...I am out of a Job!
 

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go for it,, I think it would look good, plus on your way to work maybe there is a snow storm and you need to make your way threw, maybe even help some people out.. it never hurts to look good and be ready for any probs. on the road
 

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Welcome to the neighborhood....

Aren't our snow removal crews simply the greatest in the world...(where did I place that sarcasm button)

If you want a pretty Jeep that has some goodies on it.. go for it.. its yours and unlike the custom car circuit there is room in our hobby for a person who wants to do things different. I used to build classic cars and show them. The off-road hobby is ALOT more relaxing. No more hours and hours looking for paint imperfections or polishing every single nook and cranny three times before a show, or freaking about someone putting prints all over the car right before the judges pass.

Just be aware that the trails here in the Mudwest are tight, woody and have LOTS of things that will tear apart alot of body cladding. There are pieces of body plastic laying all over down at the Cliff's(closest off-road park to the South Side). Heck there is a Chevy truck bumper hanging in a tree down there....
 

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The best thing about owning a Cherokee (Grand or XJ) is that if there are imperfections in the paint...cover it with mud. No-one will ever notice and it adds "charcter".

That and you save alot on car washes.
 

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I was building and showing Low Rider Mini Trucks, I still love them. Some of that has spilled over to the XJ(Interior and sound system. I like to trail ride but still keep it clean.
 

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I was building and showing Low Rider Mini Trucks, I still love them. Some of that has spilled over to the XJ(Interior and sound system. I like to trail ride but still keep it clean.
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Just be warned...if you DO build a rig for show, but hit the odd trail here and there...the addiction to the trail side will grow, until it becomes the main focus.

All I'm saying is, don't spend a whole lot of time/money on paint for a while. Focus on the interior of your show Jeep first, until you know if you can beat this "Off Road Addiction" most of us seem to be afflicted with!:thumbsup:
 

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X2.

Just be warned...if you DO build a rig for show, but hit the odd trail here and there...the addiction to the trail side will grow, until it becomes the main focus.

All I'm saying is, don't spend a whole lot of time/money on paint for a while. Focus on the interior of your show Jeep first, until you know if you can beat this "Off Road Addiction" most of us seem to be afflicted with!:thumbsup:
Words to live by right there:thumbsup:
 

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X2.

Just be warned...if you DO build a rig for show, but hit the odd trail here and there...the addiction to the trail side will grow, until it becomes the main focus.

All I'm saying is, don't spend a whole lot of time/money on paint for a while. Focus on the interior of your show Jeep first, until you know if you can beat this "Off Road Addiction" most of us seem to be afflicted with!:thumbsup:
Exactly right.
The XJ almost 2 years ago


The XJ today. It is an addiction. LOL
 

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X2.

Just be warned...if you DO build a rig for show, but hit the odd trail here and there...the addiction to the trail side will grow, until it becomes the main focus.

All I'm saying is, don't spend a whole lot of time/money on paint for a while. Focus on the interior of your show Jeep first, until you know if you can beat this "Off Road Addiction" most of us seem to be afflicted with!:thumbsup:
Truer words never spoken lol...I know that I will catch the trail bug and I am not worried as much with the paint anymore but it does give me a chance to build some custom body armor for my WK,great now you guys really got the wheel turning in my head :D
 

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xjjeepthing,I really like your rig!I can definitly see your Mini-truck skills coming out in your jeep,I think your style of rig is the style I am looking for Mean,Clean(and by clean I mean cleanly done)and ready for mud!

Do you have any more pictures that you can send me,either email or on here?
 

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Im a picture whore LMAO
 
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