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post #16 of 56 Old 05-15-2011, 02:23 PM
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Yep 99 is, even though you cant go wrong 91-99, the 00-01 are eliminated due to the LP d30s and 0331 heads.


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post #17 of 56 Old 05-15-2011, 03:18 PM
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Yep 99 is, even though you cant go wrong 91-99, the 00-01 are eliminated due to the LP d30s and 0331 heads.
i dont know about the 91-99 idea. 91-96 have 27 spline axles in the rear and 91-95 have the smaller 260 u joints in the front shafts. 91 also had the cad dana 30. best bet it to stick with 97-99 xj
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2000 - 2001 yeah they had the lp 30 so what i have a 6" lift on mine no problems, they have a freeier flowing exaust compaired to the 99 other then that and the coil pack upgrade there is nothing different.
if you get a 2000-2001 make sure the pcm was reflashed by chrysler (i think they should all have it done anyways)
nothing wrong witht the 97-99 eather i personally just like the coil packs better and the exauset is a plus too.
no matter what year you go with make sure you get one with a 8.25 rear axle.

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post #19 of 56 Old 05-15-2011, 03:34 PM
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LP30s have a 30% weaker ring gear over the reverse cut hp
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i dont know about the 91-99 idea. 91-96 have 27 spline axles in the rear and 91-95 have the smaller 260 u joints in the front shafts. 91 also had the cad dana 30. best bet it to stick with 97-99 xj
Yea 91-99 are the best all around when they started H.O. heads and such, dependable, simplicity, cost, some things got better later on some got worse, and they only had the smaller u joints if they were non ABS, i didnt say that all 91-99 are the best i said you cant go wrong, all those years are great years to buy....

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post #21 of 56 Old 05-15-2011, 03:44 PM
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most didnt have abs
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post #22 of 56 Old 05-15-2011, 04:01 PM
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I am not sure if the year matters as much as the condition and options. Yes 00 and 01 had head problems but if you do not over heat them they seem to hold up. I would get smart on axles, probably mainly an issue if you are going to install tires much over 31" Look at the transfer case. Do you want to have 2 wheel drive as an option? Full time 4X4 or is only having part time 4X4 OK for you. Older Cherokees did not have cup holders in the console which some people find annoying. Condition and price would be more of a deciding factor for me.

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most didnt have abs
There is probably more non abs then abs models out there but there is still alot of them, mine has abs, if i had to guesstimate id say 60% didnt have abs 40% did.

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another thing to take into consideration the abs models came with a dana 35 in the rear
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post #25 of 56 Old 05-15-2011, 04:28 PM
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Yea all the xj stock axles suck anyways, every1 gonna take them out for 44s 60s 8.8s anyways if there serious about it lol.

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only reason i stepped up to a hp44/60 combo is because i wanted to run a 37" tire. a well built hp30 and mild 8.25 will handle 35s thru lots of abuse and still have great ground clearance. my rig followed the big dogs with a 30/8.25 on 35s
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post #27 of 56 Old 05-15-2011, 04:49 PM
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either 84, 91, 96, 99 or 01 each for there own reasons.... but rust is a ***** man
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lol 84 had a 105hp 4cylinder or a 115hp v6. both were totally unreliable. trans and transfer cases were garbage as well
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