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Unread 08-06-2008, 11:21 AM   #1
connor31092
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New and have some questions

Ok looking into buying a Cherokee anything i should be looking for anything i shouldnt hear.... are the I6 better on gas than the V8??? also anything i should know about them

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Unread 08-06-2008, 11:49 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. There are no (stock) V8 Cherokees, so no worries there ;-) It's either the I6 or I4 (staying far away from the first couple years with the crappy V6). Do a search on the Cherokee Tech forum--there have been at least two or three questions identicle to yours in the last couple of days.

PS Auburn, ?
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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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Unread 08-06-2008, 11:53 AM   #3
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the cherokee didnt come with a v8 ever in its time. the i6 is a great engine, reliable, low end torque, and will last u forever if kept in good condition. it all depends on ur budget cus u could get a "newer" one like me nd probly have less problems but u would spend more for the jeep itself. get an older xj nd u might have more problems off the bat but u would be paying dirt for xj. either way u go xjs usually are cheap to buy overall, ul eventually start to dump money into it like the rest of us tho for all the amazing jeep goodies
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Unread 08-06-2008, 12:24 PM   #4
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something you should know about cherokee's is unfortunately they are just amazing =]
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Unread 08-06-2008, 01:35 PM   #5
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auburn nh and sorry for the confussion i am in the wrong forum i am looking at a grand cherokee
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Unread 08-06-2008, 02:25 PM   #6
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auburn nh and sorry for the confussion i am in the wrong forum i am looking at a grand cherokee
Ah, there is an Auburn, ME, too. LOL!

For a pavement pounder, I would LOVE to have a '98 Limited with the 5.9.

You can't go wrong with the 4.0, but for the heavier GC, I can't help but think the 5.2 would be a better power plant (or the 5.9, but it was only offered in '98).
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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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Unread 08-06-2008, 07:35 PM   #7
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x2 ^ grandparents bought 1 new. all wheel drive like 70,000 orginal miles. sits under a shed and in perfect condition.

Would love to buy it and just a small lift and some 31s. Bad a my friend hehe
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