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Unread 11-03-2008, 12:59 PM   #31
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They are cheaper up north because the bodies/floor pans don't hold up to the road salt very well. Down here the bodies hold up better and the jeeps tend to last longer.


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You need to lift the 2wd so you can get taller tires for better fuel milage.


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Unread 11-04-2008, 01:19 AM   #32
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You need to lift the 2wd so you can get taller tires for better fuel milage.

What would it be that bad of a no no to lift a 2wd because I was thinking pf throwing a 2" spacer up front and 1.5" shackle in the back to lift a little and level it out.I know it wont help my MPG but it will make the thing look a lot tougher

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96 XJ 4.0 Auto 140xxx fairly clean jeep and runs like a top. Im happy with it thus far
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Unread 11-04-2008, 07:57 AM   #33
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not bad at all, i was just saying don't expect better fuel milegae.
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Unread 11-04-2008, 08:27 AM   #34
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I'm now onto my third XJ, and my sister's Hubby had a '93 ZJ.

I wouldn't own a Grand - I like the look, size, and simpleness of the Cherokee.

You don't need a V8 when you have I6 Torque and durability.

Your will be have more equipment options as well.

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Unread 11-04-2008, 11:38 AM   #35
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I'd love to see the under side of your CJ, granted it is probably in better condition than my 88 XJ was in after it was brought down here from Michigan. May have more to do with the previous owner and the fact he only used it in the winter or to launch his sail boat.

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not bad at all, i was just saying don't expect better fuel mileage.
He is right you should not expect better mileage, but some people like me do get better mileage. Beside we all know it will look better with a BB or OME lift kit.
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Unread 11-04-2008, 03:56 PM   #36
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dude... you posted this in the CHEROKEE TECHNICAL FORUM!

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU'RE GONNA END BUYING!?

XJ FTW!
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Unread 11-04-2008, 05:08 PM   #37
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dude... you posted this in the CHEROKEE TECHNICAL FORUM!

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU'RE GONNA END BUYING!?
Yeah I know. I knew it would ne a little biased in here.But I kinda already knew I wanted an XJ but I just wanted to hear how great XJs are
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Unread 11-04-2008, 06:47 PM   #38
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HAHA he has a point... I have both though, a 91 XJ and a 03 WJ.
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Unread 11-04-2008, 07:31 PM   #39
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Any thoughts on the BB. I like that the shackle is adjustable and Im hoping it would level my XJ out.I dont know about the shocks though. Is anybody running these shocks?Thanks

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/84-02...mZ140278650738
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Unread 11-06-2008, 09:57 AM   #40
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im on my 2nd xj and they are amazing. xj all the way
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Unread 11-06-2008, 07:37 PM   #41
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Umm in the XJ section, you are probably going to get a biased XJ opinion.

XJ.
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Unread 11-07-2008, 08:00 AM   #42
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your on a xj forum....i think we all like our xj's=]
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Unread 11-07-2008, 11:57 AM   #43
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XJs are darn near bulletproof and fun to drive. I loved my '92. When I sold it at 205k miles it still ran new.

I now have a WJ Overland, and it's a blast to drive as well. The 4.7HO plain rips. But, the damn thing is almost too luxurious to be a true Jeep.

You'll enjoy either one. The only thing to consider is if you have kids, the WJ is a much safer vehicle. (Especially the back seat as the XJ bench has no head restraints).
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Unread 11-09-2008, 08:28 AM   #44
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Those bench seats

what he said ^^^^^

I don't like the fact that my son's head sits above the level of the back seat either - he's 8 now and out of a booster - high back or not.

I was wondering if I could put the head rests from my wife's '08 KK on the back if I opened up the Upholstery and mounted/welded in a couple of sleeves to slide them into. We put in dual headrest DVD's for the chillin's and now I have spare parts.

I only wonder if because they are front seat headrests and are a bit taller than a typical rear seat style.

Maybe I could poach a set from an old style XJ front seat like my '88 - I just don't want it too look too ghetto.
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Unread 11-09-2008, 08:57 AM   #45
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Nice find with the dd xj, where is pictures of this trail rig that you picked up?
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