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post #1 of 6 Old 07-26-2008, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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Just bought a 1991 Xj 5spd

I just bought a 1991 cherokee xj with the 5spd, what kind of milage should I expect. Alos thinking about a 3-4 inch lift whats a good lift for the money, it wil not be a serious off road vehicle , just something to have a little fun with and drive to and from work, can't afford to drive my duramax to work.

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-27-2008, 07:36 PM
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A stock XJ in good shape can get around 20mpg stock. Now lifting is a different story. It will drop to like 16ish depending on lift, tires, gears, and stuff. If its a dd and not an off road toy shoot for a 3inch lift and 31 inch tires.

A good lift? The RE kits are really nice. If you plan on wheeliing at all get the superflex kit. If its a street jeep only then get the super ride. With any kit go with new leafs and avoid blocks, shackles and add a leafs.

Old man emu makes a nice lift. I like my skyjacker.

Alot people run rustys and rough country, but I'd go with something better.

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if you got the money go with the rubicon express, if your on a tight budget under 350 go with the rustys
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post #4 of 6 Old 07-28-2008, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info
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post #5 of 6 Old 07-28-2008, 08:05 PM
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I know someone with the 3 inch rusty's kit, he likes it alot.

There aren't many horrible kits out there, its all about what you want to spend, and the brand you want.

I work on Mopars
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post #6 of 6 Old 07-28-2008, 10:50 PM
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After a tune up. Plugs,wires,cap,rotor,fuelfilter,K&n Air Filter,o2 sensor and injector cleaner i get between 25 and 27 with my 95. I filled it full and took it to new jersey today. 293 miles on a half tank. Lots of traffic and the rest cruised at 75mph. Very happy with that milage and the speedo and odometer are in tune with the GPS. The gas guage is right on the money too. So if you do a full tune up you should get around that with a 5-speed.

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