The Evolution of The Coyote Engine (Explained)

As you probably know, the ford Coyote is a powerhouse. There simply is no debating the fact that it’s an advanced engine that outputs a huge amount of power for its given displacement. Since the announcement of the Coyote in 2010, the Ford performance world has obviously been happy to enjoy something better than the … Read more

Cummins-RAM: Everything You Need to Know

Back in 1981, Dodge unveiled the first-generation Ram trucks and vans. Everything was fine and dandy until Chrysler realized the need for something to increase sales in Dodge Ram lineup. Competition in the truck market was very stiff between Ford and General Motors, and it was hard for Dodge to carve out a name for … Read more

AMC/Jeep 4.0L: Everything You Need to Know | Specs and More

Typically when you overhear somebody talking about a super reliable inline-6 engine, they’ll refer to the 2JZ, RB26, or Ford Barra. While those engines are awesome and reliable as we’ve discussed in other articles, there is another ultra-reliable inline-6 engine out there, which is the AMC but there is another awesome inline-6 which is often … Read more

Cole’s Mean Green XJ Cherokee

XJ Cherokee

Dust Runners Automotive Journal is proud to present our first vehicle feature. Cole Bruns and his XJ Jeep Cherokee! Cole comes from a family of Jeepers, when Cole was a child, his father bought old Jeep’s and restored them. The Jeep “Bug” caught onto Cole when he bought his XJ Cherokee. He fell in love with it, and made it his baby. Modifying it to his style and needs, also with some flare on his interior.

XJ Cherokee

His XJ has a full spring 4″ Rubicon Express lift with upgrading shackles and spacers giving it a total of about 5″ inches of lift. It also has 32″ tires on 16″ rims, custom bumpers, a rear swing-away tire carrier, custom rock sliders to protect his Jeep’s body. He also has a Super Winch “Tiger Shark” 9500 lb. winch tucked away inside the bumper, to get him out of sticky situations. All of his fender flares have been coated with heavy duty bed-liner, as well as the rocker panels on all four doors.4.5

The sound system is three Rockford Fosgate P1’s, 1500 watts total, the sub box is sealed and custom built by Cole himself, all the door speakers are 5.5″ inch Pioneer speakers, he also has green LED light strips throughout his interior the give it a fresh and cool new look. “I rarely use my side mirrors, because they’re vibrating to much.” Cole said.

Rockford Fosgate P1 12

He likes to take his XJ Cherokee to the local car shows and hang out with the local off-road groups, and show off his XJ.

Car show xj cherokee

Cole’s future plans for his XJ Cherokee are to add a roof rack, LED lights, a bigger lift, and a bigger tires. Eventually upgraded the weak factory axles, to something much beefer to handle larger tire sizes.