So I saw that at my local small town used car lot. Now with a 4 month old daughter and the gf and I wanting more kiddos in the future, im looking for more of a "dad waggon" as my wheeler/commuter.
Anyway its a 1997 ZJ, with only 60,000 miles!!!!!! It is the V8, not sure if its the 5.2 or 5.9, can anyone tell me? Its a limited...I believe. Crawled underneath, everything looks good and damn near in perfect condition for being a 97.
What are the axle options with these ZJ's? Im more of a Wrangler guy and know very little about the cherokee family.
Anywho, I am very excited about making this purchase if my loans application gets accepted at my bank. ALlL info regaurding these ZJ's is much appreciated!!
Ohh my big problem was...the TC. Do these have the full time tansfercases? NV249 i believe?.
Do you do your own wrenching? I say that because inevitably an old ZJ will need much tender loving care. If you are at the mercy of a mechanic, you future kids may suffer from your empty wallet syndrome.
What if I find a np231 from 97+? Than is it a simple bolt up?
Don't even bother. That rig with only 60k on it is a great find for that price. Even though many here malign the 249 case, it is actually a VERY good case and with any amount of reasonable use and care, will go another 60/100k with no issues. It is even a good case for mild wheeling. You have a great find there. Leave it as is for now and use the money for the fam or some other more useful mod.
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The swap to the 231 or 242 wont be immediate by any means. A majority of my money nowadays goes torwards to 4 month old daughter anyway
What is the difference between the 231 and 242. Is the 242 the roc-trac with 4:1 low range that they stick in the Rubi's?
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