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Unread 07-18-2013, 07:03 PM   #16
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5.2 ZJs are rated to 6500. 5.9s are rated 5000 because of the electric cooling fan. apparently it doesnt have as much cooling capacity or something i dont know. also 98s didnt have an external trans cooler because chrysler decided it was unnecessary.
I did know that. And I need one BAD! The FAQ section for both the ZJ and XJ sections say that they're all rated for 5000 lbs. Mods? A fix maybe?

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Unread 07-18-2013, 07:28 PM   #17
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I did know that. And I need one BAD! The FAQ section for both the ZJ and XJ sections say that they're all rated for 5000 lbs. Mods? A fix maybe?
FAQs just list the capacity for the 4.0 ZJ. all it says about the 5.2 is 220 horsepower. mods should update that
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Unread 07-18-2013, 08:38 PM   #18
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Well you guys have some mixed feelings on this I see. Thanks for the input so far more is welcome. After asking the ZJ and XJ guys I find that everyone is going to mostly just defend their model. But what I think it comes down to is do I want an easy ride to work on and better MPG with the xj or do I want to pay a bit more in repairs but have the comforts and a bit more power in the ZJ.

I am a cheep guy so it's looking like xj is winning on my end.
I think you'll get better MPGs with a V8 while towing.


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Unread 07-19-2013, 12:37 AM   #19
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FAQs just list the capacity for the 4.0 ZJ. all it says about the 5.2 is 220 horsepower. mods should update that
Yep. Might not be a FAQ, but obviously it comes in handy in some situations, this thread included.
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