Jeep Cherokee Forum

Go Back   Jeep Cherokee Forum > General > Cherokee Chat
Register Forgot Password?
Search

Welcome to Cherokee Forum!
Welcome to Cherokee Forum,

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
 
 
submit to reddit
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-04-2013, 09:15 PM   #1
CF Veteran
 
Cherokeekid4x4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kansas
Posts: 2,626

View Cherokeekid4x4's Photo Album My Photos
1994 Cherokee
Default Jeep Cherokee and Baja 500? Possible right?

Hey guys im sure were all interested in 4wheeling but not sure if anyone is into offroad racing. Ive been looking into alot more recentely. Looked at Jeepspeed, Short track, Baja, KOH and others. Well my dad used to wanna run in the Baja 500 on a dirtbike and i also want to but we would rather take our jeeps. Ive looked into the classes and my jeep is classified under 4 different classes. Which i think is pretty bada@@. Anyways do you guys think it would be worth chasing after? Any Advice or if you just wanna talk about it thatd be cool too!
__________________
You cant climb every hill, but you can sure try
Cherokeekid4x4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 09:34 PM   #2
Seasoned Member
 
Unknown XJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Ronceverte WV
Posts: 389

View Unknown XJ's Photo Album My Photos
1998 Cherokee
Default

My boys have this desert racing video and the first thing I wondered is why there were no XJ's there.......
One thing that I would look into is a definite deep look into the cooling system. I would look into the overall health of the drive train since it is really the trip from hell lol.... Before I go on any long trips from home I look over everything. Hell I give her an oil change even if its got another 1000 miles till its due. The longer the trip the harder I look at her.
Those races look rough but fun as all get out though. I bet it would be EPIC in an XJ for sure.
__________________
What do you do when drive and ambition is not enough?

Four low.

Just because the hoods up doesn't mean she's broke down.


This country was built by men in denim with sweat, blood, and steel......
And it's being killed by men in suits with paper, ink, and words......
Unknown XJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 09:36 PM   #3
Member
 
2doors's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 223

View 2doors's Photo Album My Photos
94 Cherokee
Default

Maybe but not with a 4.0... LS1 and a 6 speed tranny would probably compete very well. Also 33s with a 3" lift, bumpstops, no fenders, and 1" backspaced rims.
2doors is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 10:22 PM   #4
CF Veteran
 
Cherokeekid4x4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kansas
Posts: 2,626

View Cherokeekid4x4's Photo Album My Photos
1994 Cherokee
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2doors
Maybe but not with a 4.0... LS1 and a 6 speed tranny would probably compete very well. Also 33s with a 3" lift, bumpstops, no fenders, and 1" backspaced rims.
Class motor can't succed 6 cylinders. It all depends on the class. People do the baja 1000 on 125 dirtbikes lol. Its not just about the competition but more the experience and getting to have a great time! Most offroad racing jeeps have the stock motor actually if not they have a 4.7 stroker. And all depends on class with taking fenders off and all that lol
__________________
You cant climb every hill, but you can sure try
Cherokeekid4x4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 10:23 PM   #5
CF Veteran
 
Cherokeekid4x4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kansas
Posts: 2,626

View Cherokeekid4x4's Photo Album My Photos
1994 Cherokee
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unknown XJ
My boys have this desert racing video and the first thing I wondered is why there were no XJ's there.......
One thing that I would look into is a definite deep look into the cooling system. I would look into the overall health of the drive train since it is really the trip from hell lol.... Before I go on any long trips from home I look over everything. Hell I give her an oil change even if its got another 1000 miles till its due. The longer the trip the harder I look at her.
Those races look rough but fun as all get out though. I bet it would be EPIC in an XJ for sure.
Ya there have been xj's out there before but you just don't see it too often mainly cause its the trophy trucks that are popular and they really don't televise this stuff too much which I really wish they would.
__________________
You cant climb every hill, but you can sure try
Cherokeekid4x4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 11:21 PM   #6
CF Veteran
 
Bustedback's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Oroville, CA
Posts: 10,420

View Bustedback's Photo Album My Photos
1995 Grand Cherokee
Default

Bone stock VW Beatles have raced in the Baja races, I don't see why an XJ couldn't do it.
__________________
Steering stabilizers will not cure or cause death wobble, they only mask the real problem that is causing death wobble. Oil pumps do not make pressure, they create flow. Bearing clearence and restrictions make pressure. It's the crank sensor.
Bustedback is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 02:48 AM   #7
Seasoned Member
 
basegrinder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cali
Posts: 494

View basegrinder's Photo Album My Photos
1993 Grand Cherokee
Default

story about the 94 Zj that was the only one to even finish in its class

http://www.jpmagazine.com/featuredve...e/viewall.html
basegrinder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 10:17 AM   #8
CF Veteran
 
Cherokeekid4x4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kansas
Posts: 2,626

View Cherokeekid4x4's Photo Album My Photos
1994 Cherokee
Default

That is very cool! But is it nessecary even in the stock class to run with a cage?
__________________
You cant climb every hill, but you can sure try
Cherokeekid4x4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 11:21 AM   #9
CF Veteran
 
I Leak Oil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Frisco, Tx
Posts: 3,254

View I Leak Oil's Photo Album My Photos
1994 Cherokee
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cherokeekid4x4 View Post
That is very cool! But is it nessecary even in the stock class to run with a cage?
Is that something you want to risk. Hitting a wash at 50 and flipping could be deadly without one. Id say chech out the petty cash racing xj. You would have to reinforce almost everything. Its hell on an xj. Ive been thinking about building a short course xj or baja spec xj for a couple years now. Its going to take a lot of work just to keep the xj together. Good luck of you do try it man. Overbuild and haul ***
I Leak Oil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 10:30 AM   #10
CF Veteran
 
93XJLI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: LI, NY
Posts: 3,661

View 93XJLI's Photo Album My Photos
1998 Cherokee
Send a message via AIM to 93XJLI
Default

jeepspeed guys have run baja. im pretty sure a few have finished. check out the SCORE forums.
__________________
98XJ... 3/4 Ton JeepSpeed Wannabe

93XJLI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2013, 06:52 PM   #11
CF Veteran
 
Cherokeekid4x4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kansas
Posts: 2,626

View Cherokeekid4x4's Photo Album My Photos
1994 Cherokee
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 93XJLI
jeepspeed guys have run baja. im pretty sure a few have finished. check out the SCORE forums.
Will do, thanks
__________________
You cant climb every hill, but you can sure try
Cherokeekid4x4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2013, 06:52 PM
 
 
 
submit to reddit
Reply

Go Back   Jeep Cherokee Forum > General > Cherokee Chat



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:04 AM.


This site is in no way affiliated with Jeep or Chrysler.

Emails Backup