Before we start the build posts, I want to talk about why I went with a WJ and what my goals for it are. I sold a 2006 Xterra to buy my WJ. The Xterra was lifted with a few other mods and it was a great rig. It went places and did things it was never intended to do, but its lack of lockers or LSD's and my growing family made it impractical to continue modifying it any further. If I spent the money to install a locker and the other things I wanted to do it would have been a sizable amount of money and it still wouldn't have fit my family. So I am now the proud owner of a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee aka WJ, it fits car seats better, has more usable cargo space and tows more than my Xterra did. I sought out a model with the Quadra Drive 4x4 system, its full time 4x4 with Vari-Lok LSD's front and rear and a 4Lo option. The Var-Lok axels are not perfect but they will add enough traction when I need it in my mostly mild off road use. The WJ I bought is bone stock, single owner and well maintained making it a good starting point. My goal is to make it more off road worthy, better to secure cargo and work out a solution to sleep in it. My goal is to accomplish as much of this as I can using just the money I sold my Xterra for. Below is my bone stock WJ ready for mods.