BigBs XJ

A 1996 Jeep Cherokee XJ Sport 4D build by Brian Blessing

Picked this up from a DMFWD Club member in the fall of 2021 and began working on it. It was in dire need of some love and attention. Almost a year into it and it come a long way from the stock axles with lunch box lockers on a 3 inch lift to its Dana 60 rear and Dana 44 front with 5.38 gears and Grizzly lockers. I've done way to much to list right now but most of it was fixing what was already there plus some custom metal work on the bumpers and skid plates.

Build Details


  • Stock 4 Liter


  • Stock but not the original, it's the curved one.


  • Has one.


  • Stock automatic trans, NP 231 with SYE, Rear Dana 60 with 5.38 gear Grizzly Locker, Front Dana 489with 5.38 gears and Grizzly Locker on order.


  • Stock front new rear disc on Dana 60

wheels & tires

  • 37 inch Mile Star Patagonia MT and some inexpensive steel rims to get it going.


  • 8" IRO 3 link long arm in the front and leaf springs in the rear. Will score 1000 points on the index ramp.


  • Has Lights


  • Dented with custom bumpers and rock sliders, fender wells have been cut to fit the 37s with no rubbing.


  • Pretty much stock except for rubber flooring


  • 6000 pound winch

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