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Unread 01-02-2011, 12:26 PM   #1
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Anyone have a loaded XJ Wagoneer?

A rare beast....there was a guy on the old XJ Forum / NAXJA that had one years ago but he de-contented it over the years and basically made it into a base model for simplicity and reliability.

The early XJ's had some unique and cool features. electronic System Sentry, automatic load leveling, wood grain all over the place; even on the door switch panels. Keyless entry way back in the 80's. Seats with leather and fabric and embroidering.

I never saw an XJ with all the features just some here and there, I even have an almost complete System Sentry system that I plan on retrofitting onto my 86, but was wondering if anyone has one of these Jeeps that he is preserving....would be a shame to bash one offroad since they are so rare....If I remember correctly a totally loaded XJ Wagoneer cost almost $20k when new....so it was not too many people that would buy one....that was as much as a Cadillac or Benz.



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Unread 01-02-2011, 12:47 PM   #2
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Wow that looks cool! I always wondered what that open spot was for in the older XJ dashboards.
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Unread 01-02-2011, 02:22 PM   #3
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My parents had one about 8 years ago, it was very nice, not without the usual XJ problems, but still very nice. It was actually my first jeep and i learned to drive in it. My parents sold it to a friend for a ridiculously low amount of money and the guy proceeded to trash it, he sold all the parts he could off of it and abandoned it somewhere in central Alabama.
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Unread 01-02-2011, 02:31 PM   #4
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Now thats luxuary.
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Unread 01-02-2011, 07:43 PM   #5
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Wow that looks cool! I always wondered what that open spot was for in the older XJ dashboards.
+1, in the '94!
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Unread 01-02-2011, 08:55 PM   #6
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abandoned it somewhere in central Alabama.
Let me know where it is, because I'm located in central Alabama. I'll rape that thing.
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Unread 01-02-2011, 11:31 PM   #7
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I've been hunting for one for a good price. My family loves restoring classic cars and I'm the only guy in the fam not to have one.. My dad has a HUGE garage with every tool you could think of. Perfect place to do something like that..
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Unread 01-02-2011, 11:39 PM   #8
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Wow that looks cool! I always wondered what that open spot was for in the older XJ dashboards.
switches i think.. i guess they just didn't care to re-design the dash when they stopped putting stuff there.
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That thing on the dash, System Sentry, may look cool to you guys but it was a huge POS and problem for us at the dealership when these things were under warranty. The sensors would trigger the warning light when nothing was really wrong. Customers would have the Jeeps towed in if any of those lights came on. IIRC, the system was influenced by something Renault used on their cars in Europe. Very unreliable and finicky.
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That thing on the dash, System Sentry, may look cool to you guys but it was a huge POS and problem for us at the dealership when these things were under warranty. The sensors would trigger the warning light when nothing was really wrong. Customers would have the Jeeps towed in if any of those lights came on. IIRC, the system was influenced by something Renault used on their cars in Europe. Very unreliable and finicky.
It still looks Badass though, but I agree for any practicality it would probably be a pain in the ***.
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How would you like to wire it and install all the sensors? I'm sure the wiring for the diff level sensors would last about one four wheeling trip before they were torn off.
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I thought I had one but I dont have those at top HMMMMM maybe not fully loaded Not trail ridden



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Unread 01-03-2011, 02:18 PM   #13
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That thing on the dash, System Sentry, may look cool to you guys but it was a huge POS and problem for us at the dealership when these things were under warranty. The sensors would trigger the warning light when nothing was really wrong. Customers would have the Jeeps towed in if any of those lights came on. IIRC, the system was influenced by something Renault used on their cars in Europe. Very unreliable and finicky.
Yeah all my sensors are made in France. I am missing the brake pad sensors
(which are easy to make or take off a Benz, just grounds when pads are worn) and the engine oil level sensors. I have the brain, all the other sensors and the wiring harness.

Seems that people just didn't know how to read the thing, since you were to regard it either when starting up or at a stand still or whatever else.

I heard the only sensor that really worked well was the brake pad sensor, it was also the simplest.
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I thought I had one but I dont have those at top HMMMMM maybe not fully loaded Not trail ridden



Nice color combo. Up until recently you could still buy the replacement exterior wood trim from the dealer. You might still be able to, someone has to have some left over. The earlier models had a vacuum switch where the coin holder is that you would slide over to engage the Selectrac 4wd.
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Nice color combo. Up until recently you could still buy the replacement exterior wood trim from the dealer. You might still be able to, someone has to have some left over. The earlier models had a vacuum switch where the coin holder is that you would slide over to engage the Selectrac 4wd.
Thanks its def unique jeep. I love it.
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