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Good idea or waste of money

I have a 2001 XJ 4.0L 4x4 with auto trans. It has 238k miles. It runs ok but plagued with misfires and leaks everywhere. I know these go "forever" but I would like to hold on to this jeep and thinking about rebuild / partial rebuild of the Engine, trans and t-fer case. I also want to re-gear the differentials and probably replace wheel bearings and ball joints. I don't want to take the Jeep off the road for all of this.

I found engine, trans, t-fer, case, Chrysler 8.25" rear and Dana 30 high pinion. Asking price is $1,080. First, is the price fair? Second, is it a waste of money for convenience sake. I argument for doing it is that I can 1) take my time and still drive Jeep and 2) it'll be a lot easier to re-gear the diffs and replace wheel bearings and ball joints with the diffs out from under the Jeep.
I figure I can recoup at least some of the costs by selling my current parts once removed.

The other option I have is that I found a wrecked 2001 Cherokee with all the parts I need and then some. It can be had for $600. I figure I can more than make my money back by parting out whats left after I take what I need and then selling my current drive train. The real downside to this is having a wrecked vehcle in my driveway which home owners Assoc may frown upon and the hassle of tearing it down.

When I look back at what I've written I'm leaning toward the wrecked Jeep because I can also use the windshield, bright lights switch, rear passenger side door (though it will have to be painted) and probably other part as well.

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I have a 2001 XJ 4.0L 4x4 with auto trans. It has 238k miles. It runs ok but plagued with misfires and leaks everywhere. I know these go "forever" but I would like to hold on to this jeep and thinking about rebuild / partial rebuild of the Engine, trans and t-fer case. I also want to re-gear the differentials and probably replace wheel bearings and ball joints. I don't want to take the Jeep off the road for all of this.

I found engine, trans, t-fer, case, Chrysler 8.25" rear and Dana 30 high pinion. Asking price is $1,080. First, is the price fair? Second, is it a waste of money for convenience sake. I argument for doing it is that I can 1) take my time and still drive Jeep and 2) it'll be a lot easier to re-gear the diffs and replace wheel bearings and ball joints with the diffs out from under the Jeep.
I figure I can recoup at least some of the costs by selling my current parts once removed.

The other option I have is that I found a wrecked 2001 Cherokee with all the parts I need and then some. It can be had for $600. I figure I can more than make my money back by parting out whats left after I take what I need and then selling my current drive train. The real downside to this is having a wrecked vehcle in my driveway which home owners Assoc may frown upon and the hassle of tearing it down.

When I look back at what I've written I'm leaning toward the wrecked Jeep because I can also use the windshield, bright lights switch, rear passenger side door (though it will have to be painted) and probably other part as well.
You know the answer... Buy the junker, sell the parts, retire on the earnings.

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