The Build Plan
So now that you're on the path to crafting your own new-to-you XJ, how should you build it? Well, that's up to you, but we do have a few words of advice before you dive too deep in on the project.
The most important step is determining whether this is a primary or secondary vehicle. XJs can make for a great daily driver and a weekend wheeler, but be prepared to spend a little extra dough on the purchase of a model that's been well kept.
For us, we think the Cherokee is a great secondary vehicle for the simple fact that they are cheap. We'd look for a '91-'96, toss on a small lift, a set of 33s, and maybe a lunch box locker or two, and then wheel the doors off-literally. For under 4K you could have a completely capable and modified XJ that can provide years of wheeling fun for the entire family.
|OUR BUDGET BUILD PLAN
|•'91-'96 XJ, auto, non-ABS
|•Lock-Right front and rear lockers, www.richmondgear.com
|•Rough Country 4 1/2-inch lift, www.roughcountry.com
|•32- to 33-inch mud terrains on black steel wheels
|•Kevin's Off Road rock sliders, www.kevinsoffroad.com