190 HP
225 LB-FT
Curb Weight
3349 LB
Four Wheel Drive
Engine Size
4.0 L
Transmission Type
MPG (City/Highway)
18 MPG

Purchased on my local Craigslist, this one-owner 1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport grandpa Jeep is beautifully clean given the 230,000 mile odometer and came with a wealth of service records from the original owner. From the factory, this example boasts the reliable AMC 4.0L i6 engine, an AX15 5-speed manual transmission, and an NP231 transfer case. It is endowed with a front Dana 30, and a rear Dana 35 axle, factory geared to 3.07. When I purchased the Cherokee, it only had one major issue: sagging, tired suspension. A full tune-up with a new ignition coil, distributer, wires, spark plugs, and fuel injectors made the Jeep much smoother. A lift kit from Rough Country, and new wheels & tires fixed the rear squat and gave the Jeep a mean stance. This rectangle on wheels has been my outstanding daily-driver since October of 2016 and I will (hopefully) never let it go! MODS: - 3" Rough Country suspension lift - Mickey Thompson SideBiter II wheels (15x8) - 31" Cooper Discoverer A/T3 tires (31x10.5R15) - Chrysler 8.25 rear axle swap - Grand Cherokee (ZJ) rear disc brake swap - Differentials re-geared @ 3.55 - 4 Hole Bosch injectors - Flowmaster Super 44 muffler - High-flow catalytic converter - Optima Yellow Top battery - Grand Cherokee (WJ) F & R leather seat swap - 5 Switches in overhead console w/ custom built relay box - Full LED lighting conversion - Rampage H4 headlight housings - Auxbeam F-16 H4 LED headlight bulbs - Auxbeam 20" LED light bar - Clear & tinted front turn signals with amber LEDs - Tinted rear & center tail lights with color-matched LED bulbs - Custom flasher relay for blinkers/hazards - LED license plate lamps - LED dome lights - RGB LED instrument cluster backlighting - RGB LED A/C & T-case shifter backlighting - RGB LED footwell lighting - LED visor mirror lighting - Cobra CB radio - Fully custom audio system - Joying 8 inch Android head unit - JBL GTR-7535 5 channel amplifier - 4x Infinity Kappa 50.11CS 5-1/4" component speakers - 10 Inch JL Audio 10W6v3-D4 subwoofer - Custom headliner (Out of necessity!) - Avitol security system w/ 2-way long-range keyfob More photos to come! FUTURE MODS: - Stroke motor to 4.5 ~ 5.0 liters and turbocharge OR LS swap - Differential lockers - Roof Rack - Aftermarket front bumper & winch?? - Aftermarket rear bumper & tire carrier?? - Tinted front windows - Would love to find MoonVisor

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