I guess I'm an outsider, but improving. This summer I bought and built up a nice XJ, and now that I'd driving it I realize just how small the thing is. I'm a dog handler with a volunteer search and rescue team, and I have to carry people stuff and dog stuff; and three dogs during the workweek. This ain't gonna work much longer when the pup gets bigger.
So I was thinking of selling the XJ and getting something bigger to build, like guess what?
What I need are a couple of dimensions for both ZJ and WJ, if anyone is so inclined to go out to their driveway with a tape measure...
I need the floor width between the wheel wells, and the length of the floor from the folded-down rear seat back top to the closed rear hatch.
I removed the rear seat's bottom so the back would lay flat. I assume the same would be true on the bigger cousins?
Also, I've had the 5.9 ltr in my old Durango (rear seal leaked at 20,000 miles -- was that way when I sold it at 85,000). This may cause an explosion, but I'd like to get opinions on the 5.2 vs. 4.7 -- like for towing a bass boat in hilly country.
Help me make my decision!
Dave P., Southbury, CT