I bought my XJ because I wanted 4 wheel Drive, and my brother and Step Dad both had TJ's I also wanted somthing that was more than 3inches off the ground, The car before was a lower Vw. I miss my VW but Im glad I bought the XJ. Most of all I wanted a vehicle that I would be able to drive Anywhere in Anything.
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5inch lift: Rustys XD 3inch Full Pack. IRO UCA and LCA. 2in Coil spacer and RC Leaf Shakle in Rear. IRO SS Brake Lines and RC 5in shocks. IRO Double Shear Track Bar and SBL. Tenneco Steering Stabilizer. Rugged Ridge SYE XJ Front D/S, AR Outlaws and Some 33x10.5 BFG AT
liked the look of it over a zj and didnt want a wrangler as a dd
hit it with a hammer
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My first "car" was an 85 S-10 4x4 and I've had the bug ever since then. I dumped a ton of money into it over the few years I had it. A local shop botched a transmission rebuild so bad I had to sell it. I stepped up to an 87 Silverado with 4" of lift and 35s. I will probably always have it. It's setup for almost anything and has been an amazing rig.
In 2005 I bought an ATV. I was also doing a lot of around-town driving so I decided to buy something small, cheap and new. I wound up with an 05 Corolla and a $300 trailer from Harbor Freight that I towed my ATV on. Last year around this time, things got a little stirred up at work and people started getting laid off. I wanted to be prepared for the worst so I sold a great little car to eliminate $400 worth of monthly payment and insurance and went back to driving the Silverado and enclosed my HF trailer to haul tools, materials and ladders.
Earlier this year, my girlfriend bought an ATV as well. Things smoothed out at work and I wanted another affordable daily driver. What I missed most when driving the Corolla was having four wheel drive on tap. There was just too much I enjoyed doing that would or may need a 4x4. Also, the car handled one ATV fine but two would have been pushing it, especially since it would require a bigger, heavier trailer.
I started a thread on GlockTalk.com to find suggestions on what would suit my needs. I came to realize that I wanted a 4-door 4x4 SUV that could tow both ATVs. I shopped and priced and test drove and figured and wound up with my XJ. I was seriously eyeing a TJ but I realized the XJ gave me more space, more towing capacity and virtually the same powertrain for about $6000 less! So far it's given me a fit with little repairs but the body and interior are in about 95% condition so I still think it's a winner.
My build thread has pics again. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/kevin108s-2000-xj-build-867428/
Because driving my matrix on the weekend after sitting in it for 50+ hours during the week would push me over the edge, and I had an XJ in college, which was actually newer than the one I own now, haha, I just realized that.
Also because I owned a TJ, and the one thing I learned. TJ's can go pretty much anywhere, but you just can't take shiiite with ya. So I added an XJ, to go camping, and whatnot. Then sold the TJ. Now the modded XJ is perfect for me. Can keep up with my buddies TJ's all day.
This answer. Word for word.
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My friend has a 87 944... it is the most complicated jigsaw puzzle I could ever imagine.. We are trying to replace the rear main seal.. according to the book it is 16 hrs labor from a shop.. so yeah. That means its real fun to do in a cramped garage with no lift and no air tools (yet.. both sound like a good investment now, lol). He bought another car so he could fix the rear main on the porsche... So be happy with your good ol xj..
Yeah I'm def. happy that I got my XJ. But I was so dead set on a 944 or Supra. My dad had 2 late 80's Supras, they were really great cars. 944s can be a pain in the *** to work on but when they're rolling fine, man, they're incredible cars for being so old. I'm still amazed at my dad's '79 911. That thing has over 140k miles on it and aside from regular maintenance all we've had to do is rebuild the brakes, put in a new alternator, and put in a new fuel pump. The Porsche flat 6's are the European equivalent of our Jeep straight-6s. Pretty damn solid. My dad's starting to let me take the 911 out (with him riding shotgun of course lol) when I'm home from college so I'm getting my Porsche fix haha. I do love my Jeep to death though. So versatile, extremely capable offroad, lots of room inside, great motor. Sure this thing has more little electrical gremlins than I can count on one hand and makes noises that make my passengers cringe but hey, it's an XJ. lol. Not to mention, I love scaring the hell out of everyone in the Jeep when we're driving along and I yank the key out of the ignition and nothing happens. The looks on their faces
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