The Rat Trap XJ

A 2000 Jeep Cherokee Xj build by @jcsteg

Just a beat up XJ built by a couple of friends in their driveway. It would still be close to stock if it wasn’t for my best friend Zack, the owner of ZKD Customs. She’s wheeled to the best of her abilities if not harder than an 18 year old Jeep should be. She has come far, and has farther to go. Can’t wait to see where this thing goes

2000 Jeep Cherokee Xj

Build Details


  • Stage 2 Injectors
  • Upgraded Fuel Pump
  • Mild Cam
  • Custom spec K&N filter
  • High Flow Radiator Fan


  • Custom Cowl Setup


  • Pacesetter Long tube headers
  • High flow cat
  • 8” cherry bomb
  • Custom 2.5” stainless piping


  • 231D HD transfer case-
  • 1.25” chain
  • 6 pinion planetary
  • RT off-road SYE Kit
  • Ford 8.8 with disc brakes-
  • 3.73 gears
  • Mini Spool
  • Solid Diff Cover
  • Dana 30-
  • 3.73 gears
  • Sylvan ratchet locker
  • Solid diff cover


  • OEM Replacement Everything
  • Rubicon Express Extended Rear Brake Line
  • Rough Country Extended Front Brake Lines

wheels & tires

  • 35x12.50r15 Kumho Road Venture MT71
  • D-Window Steelies (15x10)
  • TMI Sharp Star Rock Rings


  • CavFab CrossOver Steering
  • Trail Logic OTA Trackbar
  • PSC Hydro Assist Ram
  • 4.5” PSC Billet PS Pulley
  • Rubicon Express 5.5” Coils
  • Quadratec 8.0 Hydro Shocks
  • Iron Rock Off-Road 3-link Kit
  • Rubicon Express 3.5” Leaf Springs
  • Rusty’s .75” Shackles
  • Modified RC Shackle Relocation
  • Rough Country Drop Pitman Arm


  • H4 Halo Conversions
  • RGB Rocklights


  • 12” 4D light bar
  • DBM quarter armor with rub rails
  • ZKD Customs Grill Insert
  • ZKD Customs Prototype Bumper
  • SmittyBuilt Winch


  • Corbeau CR1 Racing Seats (Blue)
  • Corbeau XJ Seat Brackets
  • Ultra Gauge Dash Monitor
  • Blue LED Gauge lights

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