KJs are pretty capable. I've seen them do some pretty nifty ****. IFS, sure, but solid axles aren't the be-all and end-all of wheeling. For that matter, lifting a bendy axle suspension isn't much more difficult than lifting a 5-link solid. Pickup guys do it all the time. I give it just a couple more years before the WK2 has a lift kit out. I've seen Pathfinders go where XJs wouldn't dare, and those have a bendy front axle. I wouldn't hesitate to own another IFS 4x4 and given some of the IRS on the market these days, I'm not averse to that either. The new Cherokee is really intriguing and I'm even impressed by the New York Auto Show unveiling. I'm sure I'll get a lot of flak for this, but I like the new Cherokee. I think it is exactly what the original Cherokee was for the market, 30 years ago.
Moving back on topic, you know you own a ZJ when your buddy buys an Orvis and you hope he decides a V8 uses too much gas, so you can swoop in and take it off of his hands, even if it means you have to sell the ZJ you already own.
Seriously, if he ever decides to sell it, I'm taking the lift off of my ZJ, selling her, and buying that Orvis. I love you, Cheyenne, but I can't turn that down.
1997 Grand Cherokee Orvis Edition
1998 Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited
FUEL ECONOMY IS FOR LOSERS