Rumson, New Jersey
1978 Chevrolet Monza 2+2 Hatchback
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport
Head to Head
About “Monza 1”
This was my first car at the age of 14 years old that I bought myself. It had no motor or transmission and I bought it from my best friend for $200.
FOR YOU OFF-ROADERS AND WHEELERS - READ IT BEFORE YOU CRITICIZE:
I have a mildy lifted 1994 Jeep Cherokee Sport as well, so please do not think I am some kind of ricer. I have taken much pride to be a part of the off-road community, as well as the street performance community. I am a member of JeepsUnlimited.com, JeepForum.com, and NAXJA.org, all 3 of which are heavily patrolled by off-roaders and wheelers like yourself and they all have accepted me and enjoyed my Street Jeep and what I have brought to the Forum. I have recieved way too many compliments from people for any of you to ruin my perspective or to regret my decesion for a Street Jeep.
I found it very easy to modify my XJ for speed. I have taken much advice from you off-roaders and wheelers to build a tasteful Street Jeep. I believe it is evident by all the quality brand products I use ranging from Gale Banks and K&N, to Cibie, to Flowmaster and Gibson. So for all of you hardcore off-roaders and wheelers, keep your smart-ass comments to yourself unless they are positive.
A JEEP IS A JEEP... NO MATTER IF IT'S STREET, ROCK CRAWLER, OFF-ROADER, OR GROCERY GETTER...
NOT ALL JEEPS WERE MEANT TO BE TAKEN OFF-ROAD!!!
SOMETIMES A CLEAN JEEP JUST DRIVES BETTER... BUT THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH A LITTLE MUD ONCE IN AWHILE
Specs for “Monza 1”
No motor or transmission when I bought it.
Specs for “23”
2000 JEEP CHEROKEE SPORT (Patriot Blue / High-Output 4.0L I-6)
Factory Options for “Monza 1”
7.5" 10-Bolt rearend with 3.08 gears. Had a 2.8 V6 with a metric 250 automatic transmission. 4 on 4 lug wheels that were 13" in diameter. Floor shifter, 80 MPH speedometer, power steering, ands power brakes.
Factory Options for “23”
Mods for “Monza 1”
WHEELS -- Rare deep 13" x 8" diameter ET slot mags in the rear and 13" x 6" front slot mags up front.
TRANS -- Turbo 350 automatic trans with a shift kit. Chrome transmission pan.
BODY -- 8" snorkel hood scoop.
INTERIOR -- Autometer tach. RCI racing seats and covers. 5pt harnesses. Pioneer speakers, Audiovox AVX210 stereo, Grant steering wheel, and battery relocated in the spare tire hole in the hatch.
MOTOR -- 307 SB Chevy with 11-1 forged pistons, 2.02/1.6 cast iron heads custom built, Hydraulic .447/.447 lift Duntov 30/30 hydraulic cam, Holley 600 CFM carb, Weiand X-cellerator intake, Melling HV oil pump, Hooker Super Comp headers, Thrush turbo mufflers, Accel Super Coil, Dual point distributor, Accel wires, roller rockers, aluminum short water pump, custom alterator bracket, Pete Jackson Gear Drive, and a chrome dress up kit with tall valve covers. All outer bolts were allen bolts with anodized cups. Braided hose covering on some of the hoses. For a air cleaner I used a Mr Gasket chrome scoop that had the red butterflies. I found factory motor mounts and a 4 core radiator.
The motor was eventually blown up so it ended up having two better built 355's in it before i twisted it all up and parted it out so the salvage yard could have the remains.
Mods for “23”
2000 XJ SPORT (Patriot Blue / High-Output 4.0L I-6)
- Gale Banks Stainless Steel Header - Jet Hot Ceramic Coated
- Gibson Stainless Steel 2.5" Cat-Back Exhaust System
- Angelus Plating Stainless Steel Dual Exhaust
- Flowmaster Super 40-Series Muffler
- K&N Generation II FIPK Air-Intake System
- 60mm Bored Throttle Body
- Jet Chip Stage II ECU
- Jet 180* Degree Thermostat
- Optima Red Top Battery
- 17" TSW Apex Wheels
- 255/60/17 Toyo Proxes S/T Tires
- Premium White Dual 7" + 7" Racing Stripes
- Eurostyle Antenna
- Auto Ventshade VentiVisors
- Cibie H4 Head Lamps
- XD5 90/100W H4 Bulbs
- Upgrade H4 Wire Harness / Relay
- Hella Optilux 1450 Fog Lamps
- Hella Optilux XP Xenon H3 55W Bulbs
- Clear Turn Signals &
- Clear Front Corner Lights
- Clear / Red Tail Lights
- Super White 194~3157 bulbs
- EuroMesh Grille
- Mopar Locking Gas Cap
- Custom Interior Wood Trim
- 5-Star Genuine Dual Sheepskin Seat Covers
- 3-D MagLite
- ABC Fire Extinguisher
- DVD Player
- 7" Screen
- Crimestopper SuperRage CS2011 Remote Starter / Security Alarm
- Escort Passport 8500 X50 Blue Radar / Laser Detector
- PNI Wayfinder V7000 Compass / Temperature / Barometer / Altitude
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