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We are now accepting entries into Modified Cherokee Of The Month.

Provide us with some pictures of your Jeep and as much information as you can. We will add the poll after we have received (5) entries.

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Cherokee Of The Month Rules for the Modified Category:

* To qualify for modified class Jeeps must have 2.5" or more lift and 31" or Bigger tires.

* Mods will announce and open up a new thread for submissions each month

* Must be an active member of CT to participate with at least 25 posts.

* Must include a minimum of 2 photos and a maximum of 5 photos and info as listed below

* Entries may be closed early if there are too many entries for the current month

* There will be a maximum of five (5) entries to be voted on per month

* Mods will open up a poll so that members may vote for their favorite Jeep

* Winners to be announced on the 1st of the following month

* Any Jeep not selected as a winner is free to enter again in following months.

* In case of a tie the moderators will decide the winner.

* Rules may be changed, modified, added or removed as deemed necessary by the moderators of this forum

* Winners must wait 1 year from date of winning before entering again

*The winners of each month will be put into a COTY (the year) poll- At mods discretion


Mods will choose up to five (5) Jeeps of those nominated below to be voted on by board members

To nominate a Jeep, please supply the following information:

* Year:

* Model:

* Engine:

* Mods/Custom Stuff:

* Other Info:

* Photos:

Good Luck!
 

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Year: 1990
Model: Cherokee Laredo
Engine: 4.0 L
Mods/Custom Stuff:
ENGINE Mods: 4.0 L stroked to 4.6 L with 3.895" 4.2L crankshaft and rods. Bored .030 over and new 3.905" pistons, rings, rods were weighed & matched, and with the crank, were spin balanced at a local engine shop. The cylinder head was surface ground 0.005". New intake and exhaust valves installed with new springs, retainers, keepers, and stem seals. A MOPAR Performance (P4529229) cam was installed with new lifters, sprocket and timing chain. MOPAR PERFORMANCE High Volume Oil Pump (P4529243) was installed. We port matched the stock EFI Intake manifold to the cylinder head and installed 24lb/hr injectors with an adjustable fuel regulator. The stock throttle body was bored out about 2mm and a new butterfly installed. A High Performance Engine Control Unit was installed. A high flow water pump was installed to use Evans water-less coolant in a custom built, all aluminum radiator. Tube headers with new O2 sensor and new exhaust system (with new cat) installed to improve breathing.
I powder coated the intake manifold, fuel rail, heat shield, thermostat housing, pulleys, all accessory mounts and brackets, rocker cover, and oil pan.
SUSPENSION: Trail Master 4 inch lift kit, with new polyurethane bushings, (I powder coated the kit and the control arms with Silver Vein textured powder.) Added ACOS spring adjusters to get another 2 inches of lift for a total 6 inch lift. Long travel Trail Master off-road shocks. Added an adjustable axle truss rod with heavy duty skid plate to the Dana 30, Trail Master steering Stabilizer shock with a relocated track bar and sway bar disconnects. Long braided stainless steel brake lines.
Upgraded U-Joints on both front and rear drive shafts. The transfer case cross member was dropped with a 1 inch spacer kit to help with U joint alignments.
Added a axle truss rod with heavy duty skid plate to the rear Dana 35. The stock leaf spring pack has a Trail Master add-a-leaf, 2" block and angle shim. New polyurethane bushings installed in the spring eyes and in the longer shackles. Long travel Trail Master off-road shocks. Braided stainless steel brake line added to keep the brake line in one piece with full droop.
10 x 15" alloy Z Racing wheels with 33-12.5-15 Goodyear Wranglers. ARB "Bull Bar" front bumper with a Warn M8000 winch, off-road lights and marker lights. Large tube Hooker side step rock rails. Bushwacker cut-out pocket fender flares.

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You have some cool gogodies there. Where is that mine shaft?
 

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You have some cool gogodies there. Where is that mine shaft?
The mine is in the Harquahala Mountains, East of Salome, AZ. Not far from the Harquahala Peak Observatory. The mountain range is riddled with mine shafts.
At one location there is a vertical shaft on a small clearing that you could not see until you drove right up to it. No signs. The shaft was big enough and deep enough to swallow a Cherokee. Gotta exercise caution when driving up to some of these places.
 

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We have some of those vertical shafts in our area too. One I almost walked into was in a thicket. Another did have a vehicle in the bottom. Lowered my son on a winch line to check it out
 

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Think he scared everyone away
 

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Earl’s got some nice work there, surely gets my vote this month!
 

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Congratulations to Earlsworkshop for winning Cherokee of the month
 

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Congrats buddy. You definitely scared the competition away....lol...that's a bad as ride, nice work!
 

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Congratulations to Earlsworkshop for winning Cherokee of the month
Thanks.
But, I really don't qualify for the honor. I've only posted 3 or 4 times.
And I no longer own this Cherokee.
I built it for my little brother and I inherited it when he died. I have since sold it.

I'm now working on a 1924 Buick Opera Coupe for my Dad. He's 90 year's old and the first car he ever bought at 16 was a '24 Buick Coupe, so he's re-living his High School youth with this Buick.
But that's a story for a different forum. :cool:
 

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