Should I buy a XJ or a WJ? - Page 3 - JeepForum.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #31 of 50 Old 11-03-2008, 01:59 PM
danw77
Registered User
1994 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Phillipsburg
Posts: 1,369
Quote:
Originally Posted by JTM1 View Post
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.


Quote:
Originally Posted by JTM1 View Post
You need to lift the 2wd so you can get taller tires for better fuel milage.



1983 CJ7 & 1998 ZJ
Hello, my name is Dan, and I have a Jeep problem.
danw77 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #32 of 50 Old 11-04-2008, 02:19 AM Thread Starter
Fiend101
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Dallas
Posts: 245
Quote:
Quote:
Originally Posted by JTM1
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

Also here it is


96 XJ 4.0 Auto 140xxx fairly clean jeep and runs like a top. Im happy with it thus far
Fiend101 is offline  
post #33 of 50 Old 11-04-2008, 08:57 AM
danw77
Registered User
1994 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Phillipsburg
Posts: 1,369
not bad at all, i was just saying don't expect better fuel milegae.

1983 CJ7 & 1998 ZJ
Hello, my name is Dan, and I have a Jeep problem.
danw77 is offline  
post #34 of 50 Old 11-04-2008, 09:27 AM
rugsucka
Web Wheeler
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sumware Inn
Posts: 3,000
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.


Last edited by rugsucka; 11-09-2008 at 09:29 AM.
rugsucka is offline  
post #35 of 50 Old 11-04-2008, 12:38 PM
JTM1
Registered User
1988 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: W.Houston, TX
Posts: 254
Quote:
Originally Posted by danw77 View Post

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.

Quote:
Originally Posted by danw77 View Post
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.

Justin
88 XJ-Lifted, Locked, and on Jackstands
69 CJ5-In peices
JTM1 is offline  
post #36 of 50 Old 11-04-2008, 04:56 PM
89SAFARIXJ
Registered User
1989 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,022
dude... you posted this in the CHEROKEE TECHNICAL FORUM!

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

XJ FTW!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
89SAFARIXJ is offline  
post #37 of 50 Old 11-04-2008, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
Fiend101
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Dallas
Posts: 245
Quote:
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
Fiend101 is offline  
post #38 of 50 Old 11-04-2008, 07:47 PM
T baggin98
Registered User
1991 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Edmond/Duncan, Ok
Posts: 85
HAHA he has a point... I have both though, a 91 XJ and a 03 WJ.
T baggin98 is offline  
post #39 of 50 Old 11-04-2008, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
Fiend101
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Dallas
Posts: 245
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
Fiend101 is offline  
post #40 of 50 Old 11-06-2008, 10:57 AM
Gregg17
Registered User
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Thomaston
Posts: 34
im on my 2nd xj and they are amazing. xj all the way

.,=====,oooo
//__l_l_,\____\,__
l_---\_l__l---[]lllllll[]
(o)_)-o-(o)_)-o-)_)
Gregg17 is offline  
post #41 of 50 Old 11-06-2008, 08:37 PM
myriad360
Registered User
2008 WJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Moscow, ID
Posts: 551
Umm in the XJ section, you are probably going to get a biased XJ opinion.

XJ.

Great XJ Troubleshooting/mod sites list:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2001 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 L Limited, White. Bought in Grangeville, ID 06/11/08. Stock everything.
1998 Jeep Wrangle 4.0 L, Green. Bought in Nampa, ID 02/21/09
1988 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 L, White. Bought in Vancouver, WA in 2003. 1st Jeep, White. Bought with 3" lift, added Pacesetter header and 40 series Flowmaster
myriad360 is offline  
post #42 of 50 Old 11-07-2008, 09:00 AM
aleydic
Registered User
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: granby ma
Posts: 211
your on a xj forum....i think we all like our xj's=]
aleydic is offline  
post #43 of 50 Old 11-07-2008, 12:57 PM
xmonger
Registered User
 
xmonger's Avatar
2003 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 287
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).

2003 WJ Overland 4.7 H.O.
xmonger is offline  
post #44 of 50 Old 11-09-2008, 09:28 AM
rugsucka
Web Wheeler
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sumware Inn
Posts: 3,000
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.
rugsucka is offline  
post #45 of 50 Old 11-09-2008, 09:57 AM
wannabexj
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bozeman, Montana
Posts: 285
Nice find with the dd xj, where is pictures of this trail rig that you picked up?

Firefighters Jeep Club

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
wannabexj is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome