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Unread 07-10-2009, 12:11 PM   #1
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Need info, looking at getting an XJ

Hey all,

I'm from the TJ side, I may be having to get a new vehilce for the wife, and we're considering an XJ. She wants a newer body style one (1999 + ??).

Anyway, which years are better than the others? Also, I really don't care if its 4x4 or not. She won't be doing any wheelin' -- we have the TJ for that. I need want to know if the newer XJ's are as durable as the older ones, I have a 96 XJ with close to 300K and still rides like new. (It's a farm vehicle, so that is why she can't have the 96).

THanks guys.

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Unread 07-10-2009, 12:36 PM   #2
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The 99 is the best of the newer body style years. The 00-01 have the dreaded 0331 head casting and the low pinion d30 up front. The 99 has the best of all equipment and none of the bad. I know you don't plan to offroad it but I would still look for one with the chrysler 8.25 rear and not the d35. Good luck.
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  3. Sold '00 TJ, 4" lift, rusty's adjustable control arms, skyjacker shocks, rock krawler adj. trac-bar,rugged ridge SYE and RE driveshaft, soft 8's, 35" mud king xt's,XJ HP D30 w/aussie locker, 4:88 yukon gears, hella 500's, rock crusher diff covers
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Unread 07-10-2009, 12:58 PM   #3
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Yeah, I know about the D35, that is what is on my TJ. THanks for the heads up, now I'll narrow my search for 99's. Also, how is the auto tranny on those newer style XJ's?
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Unread 07-10-2009, 01:10 PM   #4
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The aw4 is a very reliable tranny and is the same one used in all models.
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  1. '95 XJ country edition, 4" coils/3/4" spacers, HD leafs with extra main added in, Ironman adjustable control arms, rough country shackles, aussie locker, JK rubicon shocks, 35" mudder's, soft 8's, cobra cb
  2. Sold'99 WJ limited, 4.7L, 3" IRO lift. Bilstein shocks, JK rubicon wheels, 255/70/17's, carolina driveshaft, IRO adjustable control arms, IRO adjustable A-arm
  3. Sold '00 TJ, 4" lift, rusty's adjustable control arms, skyjacker shocks, rock krawler adj. trac-bar,rugged ridge SYE and RE driveshaft, soft 8's, 35" mud king xt's,XJ HP D30 w/aussie locker, 4:88 yukon gears, hella 500's, rock crusher diff covers
4. 04 Dodge ram 1500 quadcab, yes, it has a hemi.
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Unread 07-10-2009, 01:28 PM   #5
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99 is ideal, but if you can't have that 97-98 are also good.
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Unread 07-10-2009, 01:48 PM   #6
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Hehehe my 99 might be for sale soon, I just posted a thread about it:

What is my Jeep Cherokee Worth?
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Unread 07-10-2009, 04:50 PM   #7
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Hehehe my 99 might be for sale soon, I just posted a thread about it:

What is my Jeep Cherokee Worth?
I just replied to your other thread.
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Unread 07-10-2009, 07:07 PM   #8
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Aw.... No love for the renix in this thread? Sad.
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