Im looking at selling my ZJ, the 3.5" kit I have and my ARB bumper and then buying a built XJ. I just want to know how good this thing is, how it does offroad and what I need to look for. The guy wants 3k for this, I was gonna offer 2.5k and go from there.
1996 Jeep Cherokee HO, 150k
4.5 inch ProComp lift
33 inch Super Swamper TSL tires on aluminum mags
Bushwacker fender flares
upgraded cd player
I would be adding an aftermarket bumper to it so I can mount my lights and winch, putting my new rock sliders on it.
Milage is always helpful, as well as pictures. What kind of lift(what it consists of)? Drivetrain? Basically anything you can get, give us. All of this will play into how much you think you should spend.
For wheeling purposes, an XJ on 33's is a very capable rig when set up properly. With one or two lockers you can easily run blacks with the proper armor. I own both an XJ and a ZJ and I can say with quite certainty I enjoy wheeling my XJ much more. It seems lighter and more nimble with plenty of wheelbase, and the 4.0 has plenty of torque with the proper gearing. Not to mention there is more aftermarket support IMO for the XJ crowd, as well as being much easier and less expensive to mod.
As for daily driving purposes, the ZJ is going to have more creature comforts and be slightly more comfortable. The XJ with a 4.0 is very similar in power to a ZJ with the 5.2 (slight edge to the 5.2) but my ZJ is just plain and simple a nicer ride on the road. The ZJ also has more leg room all around, and slightly more cargo area.
that sounds like a good rig.....i paid $3k for my old '99 that had a 3" Rough Country AAL kit with some 30's, then i paid $5k for my bone stock '96.....then i paid $300 for my POS '91 trail rig project (bone stock)
that being said i think its a good deal for $3k or $2.5k for that rig as long as it isnt beat to **** (check it over real well, you cant always trust some one else's trail rig)
-Max Black 1996 XJBuild Thread: My Maine-iac XJ part deux
4.5" lift of assorted brands, 33x10.5 KM2s on D-Windows, JCR rear bumper, Nates Slimline w/Champion 8k winch, custom half doors, roof rack, and tire carrier, Maine Woods dents and pin striping, and various other cool things. www.maine4x4.org Maine Jeep Club Member #1 Firefighter Jeep Club Member Black Jeep Society Member #163Survivalist Jeep Club Member #14