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Unread 04-10-2011, 08:58 AM   #1
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Need opinions

Hey guys,
I have a 1990 Jeep Cherokee that is lifted 3.5'' with 31's that I've been trying to trade for a small truck, only because I got in to motocross and I need a truck.
Anyways, a guy offered me a 2000 s10 ZR-2 with 107,xxx miles on it, seems to run pretty good, but it has some body issues. The drivers door was peeled off backwards so it's been replaced, and it was rear ended and has no bumper. The frame looks like it was a little tweaked but nothing past the shackles.

Also, when I was driving it, the steering wheel has some play and the driver side wheel seemed to have some play in it, thinking maybe wheel bearing?

Heres a video of the truck.
http://youtu.be/iqL3mvy56lo

I really need help with this, I don't want to get into a serious project but it seems like a pretty good deal. Whattya think?





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Unread 04-10-2011, 11:24 AM   #2
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Why not buy a trailer and just haul it
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Unread 04-10-2011, 12:56 PM   #3
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Because I get 10 mpg with the jeep. And it's not fun hauling a trailer with it.
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Unread 04-10-2011, 01:27 PM   #4
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that 4.3 vortec aint much better...and at 10mpg..something doesnt sound right..

Its your choice man and if it runs good and is solid enough i say do it to it..
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Unread 04-10-2011, 01:31 PM   #5
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It runs pretty good, nothing really wrong there that I can see.

It seems like a good truck, just needs some cosmetic work done to it.

I was told they have a pretty solid drivetrain, you know anything about that?
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Unread 04-10-2011, 01:36 PM   #6
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not to much, had a blazer with the 4.3 in it. Used it as a beater, and it had horrible looking rusty anitfreeze in it but never overheated and always ran fine. Its a snappy engine with decent power..other than that i have no clue about there tranys or axles..
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Unread 04-10-2011, 01:52 PM   #7
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Do you have any clues on why I could be getting such bad mileage in my Heep? Cause I wanna keep it, I just can't afford to take it ANYWHERE and it sucks.

see this thread-http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/rough-idle-stalling-horrible-mpg-exhaust-smell-cab-1190574-new/
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Unread 04-10-2011, 02:06 PM   #8
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i had an 88 waggy and hated the renix and all of it vacuums. i would spend the 20 dollars and get a fuel pressure gauge..then test the O2 sensor with a meter... something else i ran into was brittle vacuum lines anything with cracks in it will suck unwanted air that could cause issues...

Freshen up your ground wires as well. Replace the braided wire at the rear of the block thats attached to the firewall with a thicker battery ground wire..scrape off the paint from te firewall before you put it on.

Clean up the throttle body and the TPS...hows the airfilter..its the little things like that that can add up..
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Unread 04-10-2011, 02:25 PM   #9
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I will go freshen up all grounds now.

The throttle body is clean, air filter is good. I just replaced the distributor cap and rotor, plugs, plug wires, fuel filter. Idk what else to do really. I'm also going to replace the o2 tomorrow, just to do it.

I really would like to keep this Jeep, if I can figure out how to squeeze out a few more MPG's I will. I just got a trailer and a hitch hauler, so I CAN get my bikes around, I just keep going broke trying to do so.
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Unread 04-10-2011, 02:30 PM   #10
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ive been there man..hang in there cause when you get them running good, they run forever..
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Unread 04-10-2011, 02:42 PM   #11
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Could this just be an issue with tires? I've got 31'' Mud terrain retreads, on some steel wheels. That would be alot of extra weight.
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Unread 04-10-2011, 02:47 PM   #12
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could be some but you shouldnt notice those low MPGS on 31s in my opinion..when you start hittin 32-33-35s..now thats when you should notice low mpgs unless you regear..
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Unread 04-10-2011, 02:53 PM   #13
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That's what I thought, I just know that the retreads are pretty heavy, along with the steel wheels. Idk.

I guess I'll put an o2 sensor in there and see what that does.
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Unread 04-10-2011, 02:58 PM   #14
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id say between renix grounds and the 02 sensor..you should see an increase
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Unread 04-10-2011, 03:32 PM   #15
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Work out the mileage issue and get, or build a trailer hitch motorcycle carrier for the XJ.

http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CD0Q8gIwAA#
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