After wheeling with with a few import club, in 07 decided I needed my own rig again. Started with a 4-runner that I ended up hydro locking so moved on to look for a new project. a friend on Long Island found a clean slightly lifted 92 Jeep Cherokee out on long island on Feb of 08. Went down and looked at it on a Thursday night, bought it for $1000, had it on a trailer the next day headed to RC to go wheeling. Wheeled the XJ with a few hours of sleep. The name stems from wheeling with imports and not really liking the TJ driven jeep world so the Black Sheep of the Family was born.
Before I bought it,
Ribucon exprerss 2in BB and 30/9.5 15 goodyears
First wheeling trip 2/16/08 found a few flaws in it. the tires were bald, t-case wouldn't stay in 4wd low power seats were bad and a lack of front recovery points. Made for a great time on the trails needing to get pulled out a few times.
Stuck on trail 11
On the trailer after the run
3-7-08 First on the list was to replace the bald 30in tires. I had a set of 32-9.5 15 TSLs from my old 4runner project (hydrolocked and sold the rig for more then I paid for it) so had them remounted on new crager soft 8 wheels. Pulled off the fender flairs and stuffed the 32s under the jeep. the ricer side vents stem from needing 3 trucks to pull it up an ice covered hill 2 blow tires and 4-lo not staying engaged.
3-8-08 second trip to RC much better on the trails
3-30-08 brought the jeep home. after spending 2 months at a buddys place in PA
4-6-08 installed a set of front tow hooks
5-17-08 to allow some flex room cut the front and rear fenders
8-18-08, teraflex 1.5in lift shackle JCR roof rack, JL audio sub and box, pioneer head unit and a few other little things installed or painted
10-18-08 little wheeling again, the need for sliders and some armor became apparent
11-22/23-08 North Jersey Jeep Club competition and trail ride. Placed 3rd in under 33 unlocked class
3-14-09 replaced the front tow hooks with D ring mounts
10-2/3-09 installed JCR offroad winch bumper with bulldog 9500# winch
10-22-08 had new rustys offroad 3 in lift springs installed with JKS t-case skid
10-25/26-08 RC wheeling
1-16-10 JCR Stage 3 rock sliders installed, current state.
Plans for spring, RE trac bar and new LCAs (both waiting for warmer weather for install.