Originally Posted by Turcsi_Wheeler
I found a 1998 white xj with 115k miles. 4x4 with a positive traction read end. I'm going to check it out this weekend. Power options, leather.
If everything checks out I'm considering it, he's asking 3500.
Anything I should know or be aware of before looking at it?
I am trying to avoid 00-01 for the cracked head issue.
If I get it, it will be a DD and weekend wheeler. I'll be putting a 3 inch lift and I already have a set of cragers with 31's. For a 3 inch lift what am I looking at rough estimate cost? Would I need sye and driveshaft for a 3 inch lift?
Don't let people scare you away from 00 and 01 XJs. My 1999 Jeep Cherokee with a 0630 head just cracked.
Do not think for one second that just because you don't have a 00 or 01 that you're head will not crack. They crack, trust me.
If i found a nice looking 00 or 01 XJ with not a lot of miles, no rust, etc etc, and it was for a good price, i wouldn't even hesitate for a second to buy it.
Just calculate a headjob into the cost of the jeep. It normally costs around $500-700 if you do it yourself, and honestly, it's not that hard to do. People just make it out to be this huge job.
Mind you the 00 and 01s have the LP D30 in the front, the coilpack ignition system, the weaker head, etc etc, but they are not bad jeeps. Everything can be swapped out for a reasonable price.