Originally Posted by RogueFab
Do you want to be able to bolt on anything ever made for a 4x4 and have 38 companies to choose from? Better get the Wrangler.
Yeah, you'll only have 20 companies to choose from with the XJ.
XJ has a great auto trans as well as great axles front/rear - HP30 front and the Corporate 8.25" rear are a good axle combo. There aren't any real dog transfer cases either, most are NP231s. They made almost 3,000,000 XJs so getting parts is never an issue. And a lot of the aftermarket support transfers over from TJ parts as the front suspension & steering is so similar.
Add in the fact that you can hold more stuff, they don't leak, breaking in is a little harder than slitting the top with a pocket knife... I like the wagons. We're also comparing golden delicious apples to red delicious apples here, not like comparing a YJ to a Ram 3500 pickup. The XJ is slightly larger in wheelbase/length but not so much so that it falls into a different class of vehicle or can't be wheeled because it doesn't fit on the trail.