Vader XJ

A 1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport build by @vader_xj

Ever since my dad got me into Jeeps when I was young I've wanted to build an insane rig. Especially after I learned how to drive stick in his '79 CJ-5. After many years with quite a few Jeeps I finally found a great base to start my build. And then so it began. Project Darth Vader was started with the hopes of having a father and son adventure traveling the country and hitting as many trails as possible after my time in the Navy

1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport

Build Details


  • Champion aluminum 3 core radiator
  • Three 10" electric fans


  • Thor intake


  • Ceramic coated and heat wrapped Banks header
  • Flowmaster Super 10 muffler
  • Flowmaster high flow catalytic converter
  • Went up to 3" pipe all the way through.


  • Front Dana 30 HP - 4.56 Revolution Gears, truss, heavy duty lower control arm mounts, ARB diff cover
  • Rear Chrysler 8.25 - 4.56 Revolution Gears
  • Front & rear Adams driveshafts
  • Advanced Adapters NP231 SYE
  • Currie Enterprises Currectlync Steering System
  • Ironman 4x4 steering brace
  • Dodge Durango steering box
  • JKS sway bar quick disconnects


  • Extended Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines

wheels & tires



  • Custom RGB lighted CB antennas from @jaybird99xj
  • Truck Lite LED taillight kit
  • Hawkeye LED headlights
  • Smoked front blinker housings
  • Rigid Industry SR-Q flood beam


  • Rusty's front stinger bumper
  • Smittybilt XRC tire carrier
  • Rusty's steel fender flares/body armor
  • JCR Classic rock sliders
  • JCR steel taillight housings
  • Custom roof rack


  • Removable doors

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