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Unread 02-15-2013, 01:59 PM   #1
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1998 XJ Police Package Advice $500Worth it

I found this for $500, the guy says the push rod is bent...

Body is good, interior good, police package 4x4..125k on engine and tranny
It has been sitting for 2 years...

Should I snag this up? I already have a 2000Xj w/ 230k


Does the police package have a super charger? Any upgraded engine specs?

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Unread 02-15-2013, 02:27 PM   #2
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book value on a good 98 cherokee is over 2k...if you have the time to do the rehab, why the hell not? Then you'll have 2 vehicles to help you get away from zombies, cher, and cockroaches.
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Unread 02-15-2013, 08:40 PM   #3
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Unread 02-16-2013, 10:49 AM   #4
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What the hell is the police package?
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Unread 02-16-2013, 11:21 AM   #5
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Since the XJ was never widely adopted as a police vehicle, there really isn't a set standard police package. There was an array of options given to the police purchasing an XJ:
  • 125 MPH speedo
  • A-pillar spotlight
  • Extended idle switch (raises idle by 250 RPM)
  • Police style dome light
  • 10" rear drums
  • NP242 xfer case
  • Heavy duty suspension
  • Tow package
Basically, there's nothing really unique to them other than that idle switch, slightly bigger rear drums (still piss-poor braking), the spotlight, and many have rubber/vinyl flooring instead of carpet. Obviously the fun trivia and bragging rights of having a police XJ are factors as well.

The extended idle switch is a neat feature for enhancing the cooling and amperage at idle for running accessories like lights, but this can be done on any other XJ as well with just a switch and some wire.
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Unread 02-16-2013, 01:33 PM   #6
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I'd buy it in a heart beat!! 500 bones for a 98' model clean body XJ, hell yeah!!
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Unread 02-16-2013, 08:53 PM   #7
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Since the XJ was never widely adopted as a police vehicle, there really isn't a set standard police package. There was an array of options given to the police purchasing an XJ:
  • 125 MPH speedo
  • A-pillar spotlight
  • Extended idle switch (raises idle by 250 RPM)
  • Police style dome light
  • 10" rear drums
  • NP242 xfer case
  • Heavy duty suspension
  • Tow package
Basically, there's nothing really unique to them other than that idle switch, slightly bigger rear drums (still piss-poor braking), the spotlight, and many have rubber/vinyl flooring instead of carpet. Obviously the fun trivia and bragging rights of having a police XJ are factors as well.

The extended idle switch is a neat feature for enhancing the cooling and amperage at idle for running accessories like lights, but this can be done on any other XJ as well with just a switch and some wire.
Column shift, too
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Unread 02-17-2013, 01:59 AM   #8
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I would spend the $500 just to get the 125mph speedometer.
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Unread 02-17-2013, 03:03 AM   #9
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You could make it work. Get a 125mph gauge an change the speedo gear accordingly.
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Unread 02-17-2013, 11:04 AM   #10
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Some have the police divider as well. Either way, it's a clean 98 in pretty good shape for $500, buy it.
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Unread 02-20-2013, 08:34 AM   #11
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How come nobody has addressed his question about if it has a supercharger yet?
No, it doesn't have a supercharger.
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Unread 02-21-2013, 07:01 PM   #12
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Perfect, thanks for the replies. I really am just buying this for the parts...I may part it out... Any takers ? The motor has a bent piston rod Ive been told
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Unread 02-22-2013, 09:12 AM   #13
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Yeah, I will take the supercharger....
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Unread 02-22-2013, 09:25 AM   #14
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Does it have the divider?
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Unread 03-06-2013, 07:51 PM   #15
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Divider...where would I look for that at? Im buying it tomorrow...

The roof is rusted pretty bad...but everything else is solid!
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