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post #1 of 11 Old 06-16-2008, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
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Just bought a Cherokee

A few hours ago I agreed to buy a 98 Cherokee for a grand. I am picking it up tomorrow! It is for the GF so I wont be driving it much. The ad said that it had 160000 miles and I got there checked the odometer and saw it only had 121000! It is an inline 6 auto green with tan interior. Now I wont feel like an idiot when posting on the Cherokee forum!

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post #2 of 11 Old 06-16-2008, 06:00 PM
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No I am not going to get rid of the TJ
Yeah right

Congrats! So what rear end did it have?

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post #3 of 11 Old 06-16-2008, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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I think it had the 35, but not 100% positive. The bottom was flat, but it had the rubber drain plug like my 35. When I get it home what is the best way to tell?

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Same rubber plugs on both, but the flat bottom is a 8.25, so yeay! I smell a swap....

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post #5 of 11 Old 06-16-2008, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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WOW So I told her it would get terrible milage and when the guy said it gets 12-14 she was not so happy and now is already complaining about it! With a tune up what can I expect to get for mpg on stock 30's? (I don't care she does)

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1957 CJ5 - restoring back to stock http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showt...54#post5168554
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30's arent stock, 225/75/15 are, so that could be some of the loss in MPG. I am sure you would pick up some with a full tune up. Dude must have had a heavy foot, maybe the GF will do better.
For reference with my tire/gear combo I get 15-16 city(if I dont drive like an Ahole) and 20-21 at reasonable speeds freeway, and probably about 3 on the trails

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post #7 of 11 Old 06-16-2008, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry I was assuming 30's where stock like my wrangler. I was going to bring one of my old ones to put on it (it has the donut on it) but this could be bad if I went ahead and just threw my 30 on there. I would go check my old ones just to be sure, but it is raining and the light is in the jeep.

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1978 international scout - being built
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1957 CJ5 - restoring back to stock http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showt...54#post5168554
Bikes:2000 Ducati Monster 900: 2001 CBR 600 F4i: 1980 CB 900
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A 30 would be slightly over sized, but not nearly as bad a ratio as the donut. Its not locked so it should be fine until you get a proper replacement tire.

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Thanks would it be best to put 2 30's on the back? I have 5 I take it it has a 19 gallon tank like the jeep? I plan on illegally attaching plates to drive the thing home and have her follow me. I hope she likes this thing. I appreciate the warm welcome from all one person lol

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1999 wranger 2.5 - it gets used for something
1978 international scout - being built
1998 Cherokee sport 4.0 auto
1957 CJ5 - restoring back to stock http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showt...54#post5168554
Bikes:2000 Ducati Monster 900: 2001 CBR 600 F4i: 1980 CB 900
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post #10 of 11 Old 06-16-2008, 06:54 PM
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Hell go 30's all around those should have been stock in the first place... probably doesnt matter much in the rear unless its for a extended period of time, same as a donut.
20 gallon tank on the XJ...
If she doesnt like it now, lift it and take her wheeling! Then you will love it

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post #11 of 11 Old 06-18-2008, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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Well I found out my tires where the stock size and not 30's like I thought. I got the jeep home yesterday and hope to have it on the road Monday. On the way home with the illegally attached plates I was at a light about a mile away. It was a one lane straight one lane turn only I was in the straight lane. Light turns idiot in the turn only lane driving a Mercedes goes straight and starts coming into my lane I flip him off and he gets behind me. I pull into the driveway and they guy stops right at the end of the driveway. (It was straight from the light to the driveway so I did not know I was being followed) He is on his phone when I get down there and I wait he hangs up and puts down the window and starts saying in a heavy european accent "you wanna **** me? he kept saying that as I stayed very polite. He said I have your plates now we will see who ****s who and drives away. What an idiot I did nothing wrong and he got that mad if I was legal I would of torn him a new one!

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1999 wranger 2.5 - it gets used for something
1978 international scout - being built
1998 Cherokee sport 4.0 auto
1957 CJ5 - restoring back to stock http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showt...54#post5168554
Bikes:2000 Ducati Monster 900: 2001 CBR 600 F4i: 1980 CB 900
my build http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=550786
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