A 1996 Jeep Cherokee XJ Sport 4D build by @Jonathan_Karcher

Well it all started back when I was seven and my older brother got his first jeep (WJ) and then onto his TJ. Soon it became my time to learn to drive and I came across a low mileage stock XJ, which was a deal I couldn't pass up. I originally was going to make it for overland use but that quickly changed as I soon realized I like more difficult trails. The current goal is to get it on tons and 40's while still having the equipment on board for the occasional camping trip hence the name Rocklander

1996 Jeep Cherokee XJ Sport 4D

Build Details


  • HO 4.0L I6
  • Summit racing distributor and wires
  • Aluminum Racing radiator
  • HPS Performance silicone radiator hoses


  • Flowmaster 40 series muffler
  • Flowmaster High Flow cat


  • Stock for now


  • Rubicon Express stainless steel extended brake lines

wheels & tires

  • 31" Cooper STT Maxx
  • Pro Comp D window steelies


  • 3.5" Rubicon Express Short arm


  • Rough Country 50" curved
  • Rough Country pods
  • Lifetime LED 12" single row
  • Altitude Lighting Hawkeyes


  • Front: JCR offroad Mauler
  • JCR Uni Body tie in brackets
  • JCR Steering box brace
  • Rear: bumper delete and hitch flipped for ground clearence
  • Fender Removal
  • Front Fender Trimming


  • Monstalined tub
  • colormatched dash
  • Ultraguage
  • 3D Printed switch panel
  • Rear seat removal
  • Rear seat safe


  • Full undercoat
  • Felpro Oil pan Gasket
  • Felpro rear main seal
  • Crown Oil filter adapter O-Rings
  • Homemade S-pod
  • 5% tint on side windows
  • All new Kenwood Speakers
  • Kenwood KDC-BT368U
  • Removable Front doors

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