Before the Jeep JK four-door Wrangler became available in 2007, Jeep enthusiasts who loved to take on tough trails with family and lots of gear, had no better choice than the Jeep Cherokee. Even though the four-door JK is a very popular model, the XJ Cherokee has seen a resurgence lately, as these vehicles are inexpensive, easy to modify, and offer plenty of off-road capability, especially with the abundance of new components that are now available for this model.
As the popularity for the Jeep XJ increases, off-road enthusiasts are wanting to outfit the vehicles with a variety of components that will increase ride height, improve articulation over obstacles, and provide lots of body protection. Here are some of the essential items that avid Jeep XJ owners are installing on these vehicles to make them more off-road capable.
Increasing Ground Clearance With A Suspension Lift
|Trail Master's Jeep XJ lift kit PN J4270SSV|
When Just A Little Lift Will Do
|3" Body Lift Kit For '75-'82 early Cherokees|
Protection That Can Pull You Out Of A Mess
OR-Fab's three-piece winch bumper, is made from 3/4-inch diameter, .120 wall tube so it's incredibly strong. It's lightweight design can clear up to 37-inch tall tires, and it also provides 16 mounting points for high-stress winch pulls.
Watch Your Rear
Steep departure angles can destroy your Cherokee's bumper, as well as mess up the tailgate alignment and sheet metal. So XJ owners always toss the factory bumper for a lightweight design like OR-Fab's rear tube bumper. Made from two-inch, .120-wall tubing, the bumper wraps around the body to protect the rear lower quarter panels from damage. It also comes with two heavy-duty D-ring mounts and D-rings.
Save Those Quarters
OR-Fab make rear quarter armor for these vehicles, that protects the area, as well as the factory rear taillights. The armor is manufactured from 3/16-inch steel plate and is available with a 1.5-inch diameter rail bar. The armor also works with factory or aftermarket fenders.
Of course, there are many more accessories available for the Jeep XJ that allow you to customize it any way you like. These are just several products that serious rock crawlers use to protect and improve the vehicle's off-road capabilities. For more information, visit www.P-A-G.net to see all of the Trail Master, OR-Fab and Performance Accessories products available for the Jeep Cherokee.
By DS Media Relations