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Unread 02-02-2014, 11:51 PM   #1
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I'm in the market to buy a jeep Grand Cherokee after selling my dear rubicon wrangler(wanna bring my excessively large doberman along, not enough space), however I had some questions. I want to get the 02-04 overland edition or maybe limited(yours thoughts on the limited?) put a claytons or IRO 6" long arm lift kit with 35s. Is the 4.7 HO that much better than the reg 4.7? Would I necessarily have to regear/d44 swap when putting on the lift/TIRES with 4.7 and 4.7HO? I plan on throwing gears/d44's as my second upgrade but would plan on doing it alittle after more cash flow. I figure as long as I didn't go on more than fire access roads I should be fine, but please correct me if I'm wrong.

MORE IMPORTANTLY, what mileage is to high for my initial vehicle purchase assuming all are well maintained(obviously opinion).

Options thus far:
00 red limited 4.7 with 103,000 for 4k
02 maroon/red overland 115,000 for 5.5k
04 silver overland 136,000 for 5900

Are all these too many miles? Can't find low miles on a wj in my area.

Please help me out brothers, or point me to a section that could.

Thanks dudes.

Georgia Born, Georgia Raised, and when I die, Ill lie in a Georgia Grave.
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Unread 02-06-2014, 07:49 AM   #2
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IF you assume that all are well maintained, then look for the one that has fewest problems. Jeeps usually will last (again, well maintained by the book) for 200k and more miles. Will need timing chain at around 150k miles as well as valves, lifters, etc. somewhere above that. I have no expertise on year model problems/benefits, so maybe someone else can give some info on one vs. the other.

Good luck.
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Unread 02-06-2014, 08:06 AM   #3
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All of the gc you listed are not bad on mileage considering they are 10-14yrs old.
As far as problems, they have some issues (as all vehicles do). Just do a search on them, if your a DIY guy then it's nothing too bad.

As far as 35's, I'm not sure on the gear ratio stuff. the limited's do come with a rear D44, and I'm sure the overland's do as well.

There's not much of a difference between the 4.7 and 4.7 HO IMO.

Hope any of this helps!
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