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Unread 07-30-2009, 12:58 PM   #1
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96 ZJ vs 01 XJ

My G/F has a 2001 Cherokee sport, It has increadable get up an go compared to my 96 ZJ. Is my ZJ that much more weighed down? Are the I6's so differant? Gearing? I am just shocked at the differance.


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Unread 07-30-2009, 01:09 PM   #2
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ZJ's are heavier than xj's by a decent amount. I don't know the exact ammount but I would guess it is 500-1000 lbs. The grearing is probally also 3.55 in your zj, I don't know what the gearing in a cherokee is. The engine should be almost the same

edit: cherokee weight 3480
grand cherokee weight 3805 - probally closer to 4000 if you have a hitch and other stuff

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