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


  • 99 Dana 50
  • Ballistic Fab Diff Cover
  • 2004 Sterling 10.5
  • 5.13 Yukon Gears F/R
  • Advanced Adapters 1350 SYE
  • Adams 1350/1410 Rear Shaft


  • IRO Stainless Steel Extended Brake Lines
  • Copper Nickel Lines
  • PowerStop Front Calipers
  • Dodge 2500 Master Cylinder

wheels & tires

  • 40x13.5r17 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ P3



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


  • JCR offroad Mauler
  • JCR Steering box brace
  • IRO Frame Stiffeners
  • bumper delete and hitch flipped for ground clearence
  • Fender Removal
  • Custom roof rack


  • Monstalined tub
  • colormatched dash
  • Ultraguage
  • 3D Printed switch panel
  • Rear seat removal
  • Rear seat safe
  • Paracord grab handles made by @fiona.jk


  • Full undercoat
  • 7/8" Heim 1.5" DOM Steering
  • Homemade S-pod
  • 5% tint on side windows
  • Kenwood Speakers
  • Kenwood KDC-BT368U
  • Removable Front doors

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