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Unread 08-29-2003, 09:37 PM   #1
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XJ or ZJ for mild off-roading

I am in the market for a competent off-roader to do some mild weekend wheeling. As soon as I sell the Vette that is (sick of pavement, gimme rocks and mud any day). My wife has a stock wrangler and I have to be able to out-do her and am looking for a XJ or ZJ. Which vehicle is better for offroading and more economical to modify. I have seen pictures of each and like both of them once they have been built up a little and like the thought of a V8 vice I6, but think either cherokee would be an excellent choice. Before I go out and spend the money only to learn of the little problems I didn't know about, I thought I would ask around. I realize that posting here I will probably get a majority of the readers telling me the ZJ is the way to go regardless, but I would greatly appreciate a little input as far as which one to choose, what to look for when buying, and why. Any information I receive would be greatly appreciated. I have read through the boards and gotten some good info already, just looking for a little more specific information. Thank You

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Unread 08-30-2003, 05:20 AM   #2
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