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Unread 01-20-2009, 07:16 AM   #1
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what is xj?

I have a 94 2 door jeep cherokee sport 4x4 4.0 motor. Im new to this forum and was curious? WHat is the difference from an fsj cherokee or xj cherokee? I have had my jeep since 99 and flooded it with miles. good strong motor and trans.

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Unread 01-20-2009, 07:21 AM   #2
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FSJ is a full size jeep made between 1974 and 1983. The XJ is like the new FSJ Cherokee. Think the YJ wrangler being a new version of the CJ-7

XJ is a Cherokee made between 1984 and 2001.

FSJ Cherokee:
http://www.wagoneers.com/FSJ/rigs/80...ief-norway.jpg (link since its a HUGE pic haha)

XJ Cherokee:



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeep_Cherokee_(SJ)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeep_Cherokee_(XJ)

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Unread 01-20-2009, 07:23 AM   #3
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XJ body style:

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Unread 01-20-2009, 09:32 AM   #4
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The letter code designates different Jeep designs. Because model names get re-used from time to time the letter code helps keep things organized. An FSJ has a full frame and removable body. They were available with 360 cu V8 engines and were made until 1991. This page -http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f2/ - helps tell the differences.

The XJ is not a new FSJ because it has a unibody design and an Inline 6 cylinder engine.

No girly YJ Wrangler with square headlights will ever be a CJ Jeep.
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Unread 01-20-2009, 09:38 AM   #5
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FSJ is a full size jeep made between 1974 and 1983. The XJ is like the new FSJ Cherokee.
The FSJ (or more correctly just SJ) was actually made from 1963 to 1992. The XJ is most definitely NOT the new FSJ. That's like saying the Ranger is the new F150. Completely different vehicles aimed at completely different markets. The XJ was to the Grand Wagoneer (FSJ) what the Ford Explorer is to the Ford Expedition. Sorry for all the Ford analogies, they've just got a product mix that makes for good analogies.

Through out most of the product of the SJ model it was called the Wagoneer. Starting in 1974 a new 2-dr model was introduced called the Cherokee Chief. In 1977 the Cherokee model was also offered in a 4-dr. When the XJ came out in 1984, the SJ Cherokee name was stopped, and the Wagoneer was renamed to Grand Wagoneer to signify it's luxury SUV status. To make things even more confusing, the plain Wagoneer badge was also applied to the XJ.

So, not only do we have the SJ Cherokee and XJ Cherokee, but also the SJ Wagoneer and XJ Wagoneer. Typically though when people refer to a "Cherokee" they're talking about an XJ, and when they say Wagoneer they're talking about the old full size vehicle not the XJ Wagoneer.

Oh, and when the ZJ Grand Cherokee came out in 1993, there was also a Grand Wagoneer model, but only for 1993. So there's also an SJ Grand Wagoneer and a ZJ Grand Wagoneer!
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Unread 01-20-2009, 04:46 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info ever since i joined this forum i had no idea if my cherokee was a xj. One thing i gotta say this inline 6 is on strong motor.
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Unread 01-20-2009, 04:57 PM   #7
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The letter code designates different Jeep designs. Because model names get re-used from time to time the letter code helps keep things organized. An FSJ has a full frame and removable body. They were available with 360 cu V8 engines and were made until 1991. This page -http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=2 - helps tell the differences.

The XJ is not a new FSJ because it has a unibody design and an Inline 6 cylinder engine.

No girly YJ Wrangler with square headlights will ever be a CJ Jeep.
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I love how people think the yj is some little ***** jeep and the cj is so tall and mighty when they have so many similarities its rediculous. Not trying to say they are all like this, but most cj owners i have met are stuck up and act like their AMC is so much better than my chrysler even though they would never keep up on the trail.
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Unread 01-20-2009, 05:04 PM   #8
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ep191 i completely agree! i have a wrangler too and always find myself going around a cj on the trail
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Unread 01-20-2009, 05:36 PM   #9
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Man you guys missed the mark here an XJ is a way of life!! lol
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Unread 01-20-2009, 05:47 PM   #10
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And I had a wrangler too no issues and more comfortable than my dads CJ but still liked his more for the man factor
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Unread 01-20-2009, 09:23 PM   #11
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xj stands for xplosive jeep
mostly because from time to time they xplode

fsj stands for full size jeep
they also some times xplode
there you go
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Unread 01-21-2009, 05:51 PM   #12
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ive got the same thing
94 2dr sport 4x4 but i got a 5speed u prolly got a automatic
and mines red wats urs?
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Unread 02-01-2009, 12:12 PM   #13
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mine is automatic and its black paints all dulled and worn out. but after some work it runs strong again
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