Jeep Cherokee XJ 1984-2001: Advanced Performance Modifications

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Jeep Cherokee XJ 1984-2001: Advanced Performance Modifications
Jeep Cherokee XJ 1984-2001: Advanced Performance Modifications
Jeep Cherokee XJ 1984-2001: Advanced Performance Modifications
Jeep Cherokee XJ 1984-2001: Advanced Performance Modifications
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The Jeep Cherokee XJ 1984-2001: Advanced Performance Modifications how-to book, written by Eric Zappe, is a Jeep Cherokee performance guide that will show you how to modify your Cherokee XJ the right way.

It?s a great time to own a Jeep Cherokee. This rugged sport utility vehicle is the most popular in auto history with over three million units on the road. The newest generations have seen all the latest tech modifications and redesigns that make it as sleek and racy as any sports car on the road. The same cannot be said for the classic and popular models that came off the assembly line between 1984 and 2001, pique years for the Cherokee. While these SUVs are still impressive, they are subject to what is now outdated technology.

The Jeep Cherokee performance guide, Jeep Cherokee XJ 1984-2001: Advanced Performance Modifications, offers DIY-ers and professional builders the opportunity to take those unibody models and match their potential to anything fresh off the showroom floor. The book provides all the information on upgrades and modifications you need to maximize the older Jeep Cherokee model. The dedicated aficionado will be able to put their classic vehicle to the test on trails, rocks and terrain through the installation of frame stiffener panels and rocker panel placements, better suspension and frame builds for utilizing 35 inch and larger wheels. Use this book for building a tougher, more capable off road SUV with solid plans, appropriate execution at the most affordable costs.

Contents

Jeep Cherokee XJ 1984-2001: Advanced Performance Modifications reveals both the basics and advanced information for modification. Even the most seasoned mechanic will find a wealth of new information about the Cherokee?s crankshaft, valvetrain, engine assembly, pistons, rods and ancillaries. For a broad understanding of the suspension system, this is the Jeep Cherokee performance guide you want in your library. There is a comprehensive guide on the unibody. The chapter approaches the challenge of taking your vehicle doorless. It looks at sheet metal replacement, repair and even asks if you need to upgrade in To Repair or Not To Repair?.

The book closes every chapter with a profile highlighting a prominent Cherokee being used by the likes of professional drivers like Matt Salyers, Geoff Marshall and Chris Niemeyer.

The Author

Eric Zappe is far more than the author of the new Jeep Cherokee performance guide. He is also behind the High Performance Jeep Cherokee XJ Builder's Guide 1984-2001, another comprehensive study for DIY projects. Zappe uses his modified Cherokee for rock crawling and other numerous off road adventures. President of the North American XJ Association?s Sierra Chapter, when he wasn?t behind the wheel of a Jeep or writing Jeep Cherokee XJ 1984-2001: Advanced Performance Modifications, he spent his days working at the Washoe County Sherriff?s office.


Subject: 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 Jeep Cherokee XJ Advanced Performance Modifications Guide. ISBN-10: 1613250797 | ISBN-13: 9781613250792 | CarTech SA259

Specifications
  • Publisher: CarTech Books
  • Author: Eric Zappe
  • Pages: 144 - Hundreds of b&w photos and illustrations
  • Binding: Paperback - 8.5 x 11 inches
  • ISBN: 9781--61325-079-2
  • Years: 1984 - 2001
Table of Contents
TABLE of CONTENTS:
  • Acknowledgments | Introduction
  • Welding and Your XJ

  • Processes of Welding | Welding Machine Choices | Safety & Welding | Cast Axle Housing Welding | Jeep Cherokee Profile: 7 Year Update
  • Unibody Strengthening

  • Repair/No-Repair Decisions | Doorless | Stiffen Frame Rails | Replace Stock Rocker Panel | Sheet Metal Replacement | Quarter Panel Repair | Matt Salyer's Team M.A.D. XJ, A Cherokee Profile
  • Stroker and Inline Buildup
    Rods & Pistons | Crankshaft | Block & Heads | Camshaft & Valvetrain | Oiling System | Engine Assembly | Tuning, Prebuilts, Ancillaries | Eric Zappe's Project Rubicon Version 2.0, A Cherokee Profile
  • Front Axle Swaps

  • Dana 44 | New-Generation (JK) 44 | Dana 60 | Hybrid and Aftermarket Axles | Chris Niemeyer's Sasquatch XJ, A Cherokee Profile
  • Rear Axle Swaps

  • New-Generation (JK) 44 | Ford 9-Inch | Dana 60 | Sterling 10.25 & 10.50 | GM14-Bolt | Rear Axle Narrowing | Tim Burn's Big Red XJ, A Cherokee Profile
  • Front Suspensions

  • Radius Arms | Front Three-Link | Front Four-Link | Rod Ends, Bushings, and Flex-Joints | Link Material & Hardware | Team NAXJA/Petty Cash Racing XJ, A Cherokee Profile
  • Rear Suspensions

  • Leaf Springs | Traction Bars | Shackle Reloc Brackets | Rear Four-Link Details | Coil Overs | Dean Murray's High Intensity XJ, A Cherokee Profile
  • Steering

  • Hydraulic Assist | Full Hydraulic | Geoff Marshall's Rok-Jeep XJ, A Jeep Cherokee Profile
  • Roll Cages

  • Roll Cage Design | Material Selection | Tube Bending | Tips on Construction | Matt Emmons' Great White XJ, A Jeep Cherokee Profile
  • Appendix A: Source Guide
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