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post #16 of 19 Old 04-23-2013, 05:19 AM
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Yeah, it was successful because they changed damn near everything about it other than the styling. Pre-Renix XJs didnt make the vehicle a success, the 4.0 did.

Sales dropped off sharply before the 4.0 came out and AMC had planned on replacing it with the Grand Cherokee until sales shot up in 87.
I know what the sales numbers are, and I wouldn't call it a sharp drop in sales. Similar drops in sales happened between 89 & 90, 91 & 92, 93 & 94, 97 & 98. Yeah, I know the sales numbers. I mean, maybe consumer feedback back then was painting an unpleasant picture, but looking back on sales numbers alone does not imply to me that the XJ was ever struggling.

Back on topic: I'd stick to a 3.4 myself due to the ease of swapping then I'd shift my focus toward restoring and/or improving other areas. I mean, I'd drive the 2.8 for as long as it lives. It may be weak compared to a 4.0, but it still does the job.


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post #17 of 19 Old 04-23-2013, 01:43 PM
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I know what the sales numbers are, and I wouldn't call it a sharp drop in sales. Similar drops in sales happened between 89 & 90, 91 & 92, 93 & 94, 97 & 98. Yeah, I know the sales numbers. I mean, maybe consumer feedback back then was painting an unpleasant picture, but looking back on sales numbers alone does not imply to me that the XJ was ever struggling.

Back on topic: I'd stick to a 3.4 myself due to the ease of swapping then I'd shift my focus toward restoring and/or improving other areas. I mean, I'd drive the 2.8 for as long as it lives. It may be weak compared to a 4.0, but it still does the job.
I think sales numbers dropped off some, because when they first came out they had no competition. It was the only made in america small four door suv. Thats how they were marketing it in the ads ive seen from like 1984. Then the competion got there act together. Ie explorer, 4 door s10 blazer etc.
Thats why they continually improved the xj imo.
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post #18 of 19 Old 04-23-2013, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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Back on topic: I'd stick to a 3.4 myself due to the ease of swapping then I'd shift my focus toward restoring and/or improving other areas. I mean, I'd drive the 2.8 for as long as it lives. It may be weak compared to a 4.0, but it still does the job.
Yep that's my plan. The 3.4 will swap in easy and ill figure out the fuel injection part, I have plenty of experience with camaros so ill pick one up,as a doner car. I wasn't planning on this motor running well but I'm going to run it am see how it goes.
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post #19 of 19 Old 04-23-2013, 09:26 PM
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I wish I could find a car from 1984 in NY in that good of shape. I think that thing is awesome and would of also picked it up for that price.
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