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post #1 of 2 Old 07-30-2008, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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I'm looking at a 1990 Cherokee Sport 4.0 manual 5 speed. It's seems to be in super good shape. It has 179,000 on it. The guy is asking $1,800 for it and I see in Kelly it's worth around $1,100. What do you all think it's worth, and what should I check? Is 179,000 a lot of miles for this engine?

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post #2 of 2 Old 07-30-2008, 04:39 PM
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Waaaaay too much. Keep shopping. I'd highly suggest that you look at '91 and up XJs as they have the newer H.O. (High Output) engines, open cooling system, and a number of other improvements. If you're interested in safely, '95 was the first year to have an air bag and better dual diaphram brake booster. In '97 Jeep redesigned the interior and exterior a bit--those will likely be outside of your budget. I wouldn't want more than $6-700 in the '90 you're looking at, assuming no rust and good running engine.

The miles all depend upon upkeep. The 4.0 will go 300K IF taken care of. It can also be destroyed in under 100K if neglected. I'd personally look for something with under 150K if you plan to drive it for a few years w/o engine work. Just my .02, YMMV.

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Engine: 4.0 HO, Sealed canister filter, 3 core CSF steel radiator, CatCo cat, Dynomax Turbo Flow muffler.
Electronics: Remote start/locks, Pioneer DEH-P7800MP w/XM, Polk Audio speakers, Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS, Cobra 148 GTL P&T w/Wilson 1000.
Suspension: Old Man Emu 3" lift+OME AAL, JKS adjustable trackbar, QDs, LCAs UCAs, A.C.O.S., DPG Offroad adjustable bumpstop plate, Daystar poly bumpstops.
Steering: Currie HD steering, C-ROK steering box reinforcement, OME stabilizer.
Armor/Recovery: T&T Custom belly skid, Mopar gas tank skid, JKS LCA mini skids, Rock Lizard Super Skink Sliders, Mopar 2" receiver, ARB Bull Bar/Ramsey REP 8.5 winch.
Drive train: D30 front axle w/Superior Chromo D30 axles & outter seals, D/S 4.56 R&P, ARB locker, Ruff Stuff cover. Ford 8.8 rear axle w/Superior Super 88 kit, Ford Motor Sports 4.56 R&P, ARB locker, SOLID cover, Russell stainless lines. Front and rear Tom Woods HD drive shafts, 242 x-fer case w/Tom Woods SYE.
Tires/Wheels: 33x10.5x15 BFG Mud Terrains on Alcoas.
Misc: Garvin Wilderness rack, Safari Snorkel, Redline Tuning hood lifts.
Awaiting installation: Autometer A pillar gauge pod, oil, water, & tranny temp guages, PIAA driving lights, Goferit tie-rod flip bushing, '95 Brake booster and M/C, M.O.R.E. Motor mounts, TnT Custom 1.5" Shackle.
Stroker Project: HO Block, '99 intake manifold, bored TB, 1" TB spacer, Dynomax Blackjack Header, Permacool electric fan.
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