Jeep Cherokee XJ 1984-2001: Advanced Performance Modifications
by Eric Zappe (Mar 15, 2014)

This book is for the advanced Jeep builder, or for the XJ enthusiast that wants to learn how to take his Cherokee beyond the bolt-on, cookie-cutter accessories and build it into an extreme Jeep. This book details what axles to swap for tires up to 42", how to design your own 3-link and 4-link suspensions, roll cage design and more. Also included is detailed information on how to build a stroker motor by Chris Margiotti. Several custom builds are featured to give you some ideas on how you might want to build your own ultimate Jeep Cherokee.

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High-Performance Jeep Cherokee Builder's Guide 1984-2001
by Eric Zappe (May 11, 2006)

I've written this book with the beginner in mind, to show how to turn your stock XJ into a highly capable off-road machine. It will explain what the basics are and progress to some of the more advanced modifications. It will show you how to build it right, answering all your questions that everyone has: from tire fitment, to gear ratios, to axle swaps. Even if you already have a built XJ, you will want this book on your shelf to add to your cool XJ memorabilia and to serve as a helpful reference tool. This is truly a book that every XJ owner should own!

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High-Performance Jeep Cherokee Builder's Guide is currently out of print. It is now a collectors item. I have a very limited quantity of these books in full color, new condition. You might be able to find them used online but you will likely pay more for a used book than what I am offering here. Plus they will be autographed.

one copy, new, autographed: $34.95 + $4.95 shipping/handling

Once these are gone, they are gone. Please email me at to make sure I still have them and that the price is correct (it may go up when I reach the last few copies). Extra shipping costs will apply to Alaska, Hawaii, or overseas.

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