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Unread Yesterday, 11:30 AM   #1
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Is this XJ worth the money or should I pass? (Pics inside)

As some of you may know I am searching for a Cherokee and came across this one. I want something that I can drive around with no death wobble and according to the seller this one's lift has been done right and he says 80mph there is no shimmy or shaking going one. He said it rides just as good as a stock jeep would even at speed. Only concern I have is it has some rust on it but most jeeps that spend their lives in snow country do. He said the lower drivers side door is the only rust spot that is really noticeable.

Here is what he states in the ad..
1999 Jeep Cherokee Limited
$7000
68K Miles
This jeep is ready to go anywhere you dare!!! Built by Jessie at Rick's Muffler in****. Almost 10k in aftermarket parts...rough country long arm 6" lift with monster tera flex joints, custom rock sliders, detour off road tire carrier(frame mounted)on bumper, custom front bumper with warn 8000 winch, hid lights $150 a piece, flow master exhaust, slip yolk eliminator with yukon gear, custom drive line built by six states, skid plates, completely new cooling system with hd radiator,ect... engine is the legendary bullet proof 4.0 straight 6....tires are 265 70r 17... pictures will follow also Kicker ZX350.4 amp and infinity Kappa series 6 1/2 2 way speakers 270 watts mx that still need to be installed brand new in factory boxes...THIS WILL NOT LAST SO HURRY Oh cb with whip antenna

Here is a photo. I will post some more as he sends them.












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Unread Yesterday, 12:42 PM   #2
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Based on the description and pictures it doesn't sound awful. Keep in mind though that the seller is trying to make it sound like they have the best thing for sale. You'll have to go check it out in person to really find out.

The rust isn't a huge issue. If it was on the frame of the body then you wouldn't want to deal with it but he says it's only the door so that's fine. When you look at in person really get under it and look at everything. More rust more problems.

Buying a Jeep that has already been lifted usually isn't ideal. If you just like the look of it, have no intentions of off-roading and have plenty of money to blow on the Jeep then by all means buy a previously lifted Jeep. Although, he does say that he got it done by a professional so if that' true then that's pretty good.

All in all you really have to go look at it yourself. Search any questions you have and post any detailed questions you have.

You live in Utah so a Jeep seems perfect. Good luck.
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I ended up making an offer for $6500. I felt it was worth the $7k he was offering but it was above the $5800 budget I had. (That's the money I made when I sold my motorcycle). He accepted and I will be giving him the cash next week when the banks open.. I figure for whatever has been done already I would have done anyways and this one is basically turn key. Only thing I will add right away is a Rola Roof rack and maybe and LED light bar. Also I want to PlastiDip the wheels black. Should be a fun jeep...

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If you plan on wheeling it in the Utah rocks your going to want more protection underneath. Diff, lower control arm mount, skids if it doesn't have any. He did a good job with the stuff you can see but underneath looks to have a little surface rust which tells me the lift has been on it awhile. Might need to replace some bushings in the near future but nothing bad. The inner wheel looks really dirty but that could be the picture. Take it for a good test drive and pay particular attention to the undercarriage.
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Seems like a good XJ with some decent parts for a fair price.

Do something about the sway link brackets on the axle.
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Seems like a good XJ with some decent parts for a fair price.

Do something about the sway link brackets on the axle.
What needs to be done to the sway link brackets? Sorry I'm new at all of this and still learning. I'm sure I will be asking a lot of stupid questions but I love to learn..
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Both are bent, and poorly butt welded. They need to be reinforced and gusseted.
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I asked owner about any oil or fluid leaks in this 99 Cherokee and he said that it will use about 1/2 Quart ever 4k miles or so. Is this typical for a 165k 4.0 motor? Just curious..
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I asked owner about any oil or fluid leaks in this 99 Cherokee and he said that it will use about 1/2 Quart ever 4k miles or so. Is this typical for a 165k 4.0 motor? Just curious..
Yes, 1/2 qt. every 4k mi isn't bad at all, I believe most manufactures spec. that up to 1 qt. every 750 mi - 1,000 mi is acceptable.
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