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post #1 of 21 Old 08-29-2010, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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A little help from the xj guys..

Hey all! Just sold my 94 toyota pickup (sad day) and Im still working on my CJ7 but now I want a 2dr Xj to take the place of the truck (Jeep is one hell of an addiction). Anyway was wondering if anyone knew of someone selling one? or has seen one around were they live! im willing to travel (south mostly) to get one. Any help is greatly appreciated
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post #2 of 21 Old 08-30-2010, 03:44 AM
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Getting rid of a Toyota truck is a happy day!

Hah bump for ya -- I'd recommend craig's list. I used to check every craig's list within a few states of me, particularly if you're willing to travel! It took me a few months to find the right onw, but I'm on a 20-mile wide island, so you should have some better luck than I - good luck!
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Much appreciated... Im searching as we speak! Still antone have a backyard treasure lol
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post #4 of 21 Old 08-30-2010, 08:26 AM
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Why do you want a 2 door?

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post #5 of 21 Old 08-30-2010, 08:58 AM
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Why do you want a 2 door?
Why would you not want a 2 door?
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How far south you willing to travel?

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post #7 of 21 Old 08-30-2010, 10:28 AM
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Why would you not want a 2 door?
The top 3 reasons:

4 doors allows easier access for passengers and cargo.
The shorter doors are lighter and have fewer door pin issues.
The bodies are stronger on the 4 door due to the additional pillar on each side.

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The top 3 reasons:

4 doors allows easier access for passengers and cargo.
The shorter doors are lighter and have fewer door pin issues.
The bodies are stronger on the 4 door due to the additional pillar on each side.
BUT.. the 2 door looks good



I LOVE my 2 door

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_trucker if its a solid truck id drive 350 or 400 miles. And 2dr is just my preference.. I think they look a little more rugged, idk just my 2 cents

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And if it was a good deal id do a 4dr... so if anyone knows of anything let me know please!!!

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post #11 of 21 Old 08-30-2010, 01:06 PM
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The top 3 reasons:

4 doors allows easier access for passengers and cargo.
The shorter doors are lighter and have fewer door pin issues.
The bodies are stronger on the 4 door due to the additional pillar on each side.
Top 3 reasons

Let's face it, 2-doors are sexier
4-doors are a dime a dozen - a good 2-door will make you look twice
Because I've owned 3 2-doors, and have never had a bar-pin issue, and my body is just fine
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post #12 of 21 Old 08-31-2010, 02:19 PM
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Strings, where about in PA do you live? I just put a search into Kiladelphia and got some good results: philadelphia cars & trucks - by owner classifieds "jeep cherokee -(grand)" - craigslist

The -(grand) part makes it ignore Jeep Grand Cherokees.

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post #13 of 21 Old 09-04-2010, 07:37 AM
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A note about two door XJ's.

Dog's (well my dogs) don't like the two door layout. It only gives them one an a half windows to hang out of.

Nothing like sitting at a light when the person next to you looks over and sees a German Sheppard with a set of arms playing air drums to "In the air of the night. From Phil Collins" and to hear her LOLing over the song.

Plus my pack (of eight) really don't like getting in through the doors. They either use my seat as a paw wipe getting in or sit at the hatch. Giving me that "Well you have the thumbs, use them to open the door" look.


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post #14 of 21 Old 09-04-2010, 07:52 AM
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The XJ is a solid choice for a wheeling machine. The 4 door is more versatile but not nearly as cool as the more rare 2 door models. I like the later models, 97 and up due to the beefier axles and the steel liftgate. The 4.0 motor is excellent and can be modified with a stroker kit to be a real screamer at 4.6 or 4.7 liters. There are lots of performance mods and tons of spare parts at reasonable cost. Shop carefully and avoid rust and front end collision vehicles. I bought one just South of Hagerstown, Maryland about two years ago and I love it. Good luck.
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post #15 of 21 Old 09-04-2010, 08:07 AM
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The top 3 reasons:

4 doors allows easier access for passengers and cargo.
The shorter doors are lighter and have fewer door pin issues.
The bodies are stronger on the 4 door due to the additional pillar on each side.
First, I just got my 90 XJ like 2 months ago. It has 240,xxx miles and is 20 years old. There is no issues with the doors sagging. I took my doors off and they feel considerably lighter than the TJ doors.

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The XJ is a solid choice for a wheeling machine. The 4 door is more versatile but not nearly as cool as the more rare 2 door models. I like the later models, 97 and up due to the beefier axles and the steel liftgate. The 4.0 motor is excellent and can be modified with a stroker kit to be a real screamer at 4.6 or 4.7 liters. There are lots of performance mods and tons of spare parts at reasonable cost. Shop carefully and avoid rust and front end collision vehicles. I bought one just South of Hagerstown, Maryland about two years ago and I love it. Good luck.
97+ dont have stronger axles, in fact 00 and 01 have a Low Pinion Dana 30. Some had the 29 spline 8.25 rear which is stronger than the 27 spline found in earlier models but you can get a D44 in earlier XJs too. You still have the possibility of getting a turdy-five all years though. However, I wouldnt mind a steel lift gate just incase I smack it on a tree so it doesnt crack but it doesnt matter to me that much.


I personally would look for a 91+, just so you dont have to deal with the crappy cooling system like I did. Hold out and look for a 2 door like I did.

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