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Members' Rigs: Mike Fissel's XJ "Coupe"

Mikes 91 2 door XJ Limited

1991 Cherokee Limited 2 door (the last year they made the 2dr model with the Limited package. I like the XJ Limiteds. They have all the options and are easy to sell when you are ready for another. I have owned 6 XJs of which there were 2 Laredos that were loaded and 4 Limiteds. All of them but one were set up the way you see this one. The other had a 4" Rubicon extreme flex lift.

I've always felt the the XJ Cherokee made for a great budget overeland Jeep, only with XJ prices gone crazy in the past few years, not sure if they can be consdered budget builds anymore.

4.0L I6 with Automatic Transmission (190 Horsepower @ 4600 RPM, 235 Ft-LB Torque @ 3200 RPM) Dana 30 front (open), Dana 35 rear (TracLoc) NP242 Transfer Case (2hi, 4hi part time, 4hi full time, N, 4lo) Tan Leather Heated Seats & Mirrors

One of the many Jeeps I purchased on Ebay. This one came from Long Island, NY and was owned by an NYC Cop.


This was another of my XJ Budget Builds. I really got to like the 3" budget lift from JC WhipMe. For $100 I got new front springs and a combo block/add-a-leaf for the rear. Add some new shocks and a set of 31s and you are there. An XJ that has great road manners and can do any trails that we enounter in our Expeditions. Light bar with CB antenna and notice the high gain cellular antenna towards the rear. Top it off with a gutter mount light bar with some 7" KC HighLiters

In "true expedition" style, I try to mount spare tires on the roof on FSJs, Cherokees and Grand Cherokees, it not only gives you more cargo space but it makes for a great place to mount. The tire mount on this rig is actually a Jeep part number from the dealer. a flag.

The XJ does have one big downfall, the same downfall as all modern Jeeps other than the Wrangler have and that is a unibody frame. Pretty much fine for moderate overland travel but with any of the more difficult rock crawling, the frame has a tendency to crack and rigs from the rust belt almost always have serious frame rot.

This picture was taken near the crash site of United 93 near Somerset, PA shortly after September 11, 2001


Jeep Expeditions is the PREMIERE Jeep Exclusive Expedition/Overland Adventure CLUB Anywhere!

Jeep Expeditions is a non-profit corporation registered in the State of Arizona.  

The state recognizes us as a fraternal organization,  we prefer to say we are a club.  Our members and volunteers are dedicated to the exploration of   this great land  for the educational value, historical value,  scenic beauty, the geology, paleontology, the camaraderie of people who share the same interests and to escape the confines of civilization if only for a few days. Our organization and members adhere to the standards of "Tread Lightly" and "Leave No Trace".

Jeep Expedition Members enjoy adventures that vary in length from one day, a weekend, long weekend, week long, two weeks and like our Arctic Expedition in 2011, a full month. Don't worry, most of our trips are one day and two day trips. We are Family Friendly and we have a number of members who bring their friendly "Jeep Dogs".

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