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Old 02-20-2019, 08:05 PM
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This is my 4th Jeep. I keep coming back to the brand.
So far, I've had a 2004 TJ Rubicon, a 2003 WJ Overland, 2011 JKU Sahara
and now - a 2000 XJ Classic.

Just picked it up a few weeks ago.
Looking forward to fixing it up and customizing it somehow. Still searching for that right inspiration.
Planning on using more for a daily driver than an off road beast...(don't hate me)

I'm new to XJ and tinkering so I'm learning a LOT by watching videos and reading posts I find on here.
Gained a lot of info from this forum so I thought I would sign up.

I can tell someone already has done work on the jeep - I just don't know what all or the details.
It has a lift, but I don't know what or how high
It has bigger wheels - but I don't know how big.
I /think/ they've swapped the tc (has command trac)
and the seats have been swapped for leather seats from a limited?

Right now - it's at the local garage to check it over - said there were quite a few things so we'll see what they say later
Maybe I'll start a "build" thread - we'll see.

Anyway - hi all - and we'll see where this ends up.
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Old 02-21-2019, 02:13 AM
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Originally Posted by iamdgw View Post
This is my 4th Jeep. I keep coming back to the brand.
So far, I've had a 2004 TJ Rubicon, a 2003 WJ Overland, 2011 JKU Sahara
and now - a 2000 XJ Classic.

Just picked it up a few weeks ago.
Looking forward to fixing it up and customizing it somehow. Still searching for that right inspiration.
Planning on using more for a daily driver than an off road beast...(don't hate me)

I'm new to XJ and tinkering so I'm learning a LOT by watching videos and reading posts I find on here.
Gained a lot of info from this forum so I thought I would sign up.

I can tell someone already has done work on the jeep - I just don't know what all or the details.
It has a lift, but I don't know what or how high
It has bigger wheels - but I don't know how big.
I /think/ they've swapped the tc (has command trac)
and the seats have been swapped for leather seats from a limited?

Right now - it's at the local garage to check it over - said there were quite a few things so we'll see what they say later
Maybe I'll start a "build" thread - we'll see.

Anyway - hi all - and we'll see where this ends up.
First welcome.
Second go here and get the build sheet for your Jeep:

https://fcacommunity.force.com/RAM/s/equipment-listing

I want to say that a Classic could come with a Command Trac but not sure.
Looking up your build sheet will confirm one way or the other.
Same with the leather.

Don't feel bad. I have spent the last 6 years sourcing factory options for my '00 XJ Sport
that she did not come with. She is just a DD herself and all she will ever be while I own her.
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Old 02-21-2019, 07:29 AM
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I had previously run across that link and received my build sheet yesterday via email. I had no idea you could even do that kind of thing - very cool of Jeep. I'll copy it below
It does list Selec-Trac - and the cloth "agate" seats - but I'm still processing through the rest of it.

Me thinks I was a little hasty in getting it - I've learned quite a bit more about the different styles / options / etc this last week.
I had no idea there was even a Selec-Trac transfer case - (as my TJ had Command Trac) Thinking I'd rather have had the full-time 4wd - as I think it should help one off the line quicker - but maybe not. Seems there is more support / options for the 231 - and the mechanic says he prefers the simpler / less complex version that I have.

I see it lists the California Emission package - I'll have to see how much of that is still in there - and if I can get rid of it.
Supposedly, a previous owner has done some exhaust modifications to it - but it was the guy before the guy I got it from - and he didn't have a lot of details. It sounds pretty throaty - and the exhaust tip is straight out and a flattened oval shape. (so I'm hoping it's legit - and not just shot)

I looked at the local CL ads and even salvage yard listings (copart)
Went and looked at a couple - and picked this one because it had the least rust! (Michigan)
Rocker panels still look fairly solid. SO I'm hoping the rest isn't too bad.

I'll know more when I get the call back from the shop today - hopefully this morning time
We'll see how bad or good of an investment I made.


2000 JEEP CHEROKEE CLASSIC 4X4 SPORT UTILITY 4-DR
VIN: 1J4FF58S2 YL123184
*XJ Cloth Low-back Bucket Seats
-AZ Agate
AA5 Classic Value Group
ADAP Light Group
APAS Monotone Paint
AWHP Power Equipment Group
AWS Smoker's Group
A20P 4.0L Engine(ERH)/4Sp Auto Trans(DGS
BASS 124 Amp Alternator
BCDS 500 Amp Maintenance Free Battery
BGAS Power Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes
CACP Low Back Bucket Seats
CBWS Highline Door Trim Panel
CDBS Reclining Front Seats
CFMS Rear Fold w/Removable Cushion Seat
CGGS Traveling Inboard Seat Belt Buckle
CGWS Next Generation Front Air Bags**
CKAS Carpets - Floor and Cargo Area
CKNS Cargo Compartment Carpet
CKTS Cargo Tie Down Loops
CKXS Plastic Liftgate Trim Panel
CLES Front & Rear Floor Mats
CSAS Spare Tire Cover
CSRS Passenger Assist Handles
CSSS Lift Gate Assist Handle
CUFS Full Length Floor Console
CUN Overhead Console
CUXP Front & Rear Ash Trays
DGB All 4-Speed Automatic Transmissions
DGSS 4-Speed Automatic AW4 Transmission
DHAP Lock-Up Torque Converter
DHP Selec-Trac Full Time 4WD System
DHSP Floor Mount Automatic Shift Lever
DJKS Dana 30/181MM Front Axle
DMDS 3.55 Rear Axle Ratio
DRAS Corporate 8.25 Rear Axle
EAAC All Engines
ERH 4.0L I6 Power Tech Engine
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GBBS Tinted Windshield Glass
GCBS Front Door Tinted Glass
GEEP Deep Tint Sunscreen Liftgate Glass
GFAS Rear Window Defroster
GNAS Rear View Day/Night Mirror
GNCP Sun Visors w/Illum Vanity Mirrors
GTS Power Heated Mirrors, Fold-Away
GVBC All Vehicles W/Power Mirrors
GXMP Remote Keyless Entry
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JAYS DO NOT USE - See JP, KA classes
JBFS Instrument Panel Black Bezel
JCDS 100 MPH Primary Speedometer
JHAS Var Intermittent Windshield Wipers
JHBS Rear Window Wiper/Washer
JJAP Cigar Lighter
JJBS Dual Note Electric Horns
JJJS 12V Auxiliary Power Outlet
JPAP Power Windows
JPBP Power Locks
JPS Power 6-Way Driver Seat
KFPS RADIANT SILVER MET. C/C - BADGE - CH
KGPS RADIANT SILVER MET. C/C - BADGE - JE
KRPS RADIANT SILVER MET. C/C - BADGE - 4
KTPS RADIANT SILVER MET. C/C - JEEP
KYPP RADIANT SILVER MET. C/C - 4.0L
K2LS Silverstone Met. C/C - Molding - Bod
K3LS SILVERSTONE MET C/C - FENDER FLARES
LAJS Headlamps On Warning Chimes
LBBP Courtesy Lamps
LDAP Underhood Lamp
LHDP Headlamp Off Time Delay
LMAS Halogen Headlamps
LNJ Front Fog Lamps
LPSS CHMSL Lamp
MBLS Body Color Front Bumper
MBMS Body Color Front Bumper End Caps
MBTS Body Color Rear Bumper
MBWS Body Color Rear Bumper End Caps
MCAS Front Bumper Guards
MFBS Body Color Headlamp Bezels
MFKS Body Color Grille
MHAS Black Windshield Moldings
MMCS Rear Qtr Solid Window Insert
MMGS Belt Moldings
MMKS Body Color Drip Trough Molding
MNAS Black Door Handles
MNNS Body Color License Plate Brow
MWGS Roof Rack
NAEP California Emissions
NBKS EVAP Control System
NBN Northeastern States Tracking
NBVP Low Emission Vehicle (LEV)
NFAS 20 Gallon Fuel Tank
NHM Speed Control
PS5 Silverstone Metallic Clear Coat
QS5S Silverstone Metallic Clear Coat
RAAC All Radio Equipped Vehicles
RAZ AM/FM Cassette Compact Disc Radio
RCG 6 Speakers
RDDS Fixed Long Mast Antenna
SBAS Power Steering
SCGS Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
SDAS Normal Duty Suspension
SHAS Front Stabilizer Bar
SHCS Rear Stabilizer Bar
SUAP Tilt Steering Column
TBBP Full Size Spare Tire
TBLS Inside Mounted Spare Tire
TRQS P225/70R16 BSW Wrangler HP Tires
TZAP Goodyear Brand Tires
WKBP Matching Spare Wheel
WNLS 16X7.0 Alum"Icon"Quartz Wheels
XCYS Upgraded OBD-II Connectors
XJFS Tethered Fuel Filler Cap
XPFS Protective Coating and Remover
YAAS Build To U.S. Mkt. Specifications

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Old 02-21-2019, 07:42 AM
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So as I suspected you have many options I thought you might.
It Being a Classic.
To me low back buckets mean removable headrest ones.
But I think the build sheet would indicate leather. They do come in a cloth version too.
So that swap might have been done.
Overhead, Icons, all the stuff I have already installed in my Jeep or am trying to source to do so.
Mine is just an '00 Sport. More basic but with some stuff.
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Old 02-21-2019, 07:51 AM
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yeah - those wheels are long gone
I haven't looked up what's on there now - but they require a wheel spacer
Only thing I've done to it so far is the rear breaks. Lugs were on so tight I had to get a new break bar from cheap tool store.
Then a few days later - driving on the highway with the family - long story shortened - after emergency exit - stopping at the gas station
when my dad arrived with the jack - the back driver wheel spacer lugs had all come loose and there was nothing holding the rim on!!
Fortunately - it did not come off while driving - and I was able to just put it back together - and torque the crap out of all the lugs after that.

SO - already a fun time in the jeep.
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Old 02-21-2019, 09:01 AM
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I didn't know what the Icon wheels looked like - so I did a search
and found an old thread on here - someone selling a 2000 classic that had a boat load of pictures and their build sheet
so pretty much a twin to mine in most areas
https://www.cherokeeforum.com/f70/20...ic-4x4-233436/

mostly minor differences - smoker's group, power seat, fog lamps, full size spare, etc.
Different TC listed.

does anyone know what this is?
NBN Northeastern States Tracking

And if there is a difference between NAEP and just NAE California Emissions?



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Originally Posted by iamdgw View Post
I didn't know what the Icon wheels looked like - so I did a search
and found an old thread on here - someone selling a 2000 classic that had a boat load of pictures and their build sheet
so pretty much a twin to mine in most areas
https://www.cherokeeforum.com/f70/20...ic-4x4-233436/

mostly minor differences - smoker's group, power seat, fog lamps, full size spare, etc.
Different TC listed.

does anyone know what this is?
NBN Northeastern States Tracking

And if there is a difference between NAEP and just NAE California Emissions?
There are the cloth removable headrest seats that I was talking about.
I am going to assume the tracking thing is just a delivery to the dealer thing
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Old 02-28-2019, 07:27 PM
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FWIW - picked up the jeep from the garage - and looked again at the transfer case shift level - and I totally have the Selec-Trac 231
I feel like such a noob.
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