Don't know if you guys do introductions around here, but figured I'd say hi since I'll be lurking around for the foreseeable future.
Anyhow, I recently picked up a '90 Cherokee Laredo (4.0, 2-door) mostly as a utility vehicle (I renovate my home alot and restore classic sportscars) and occasional beater. It only has 166k miles on it and has alot of replaced items (radiator, alternator, water pump, belts, exhaust, etc) since the P/O was a girl whose parents own a car dealer.
Anyhow, she only had it for a couple years and didn't do much to it herself. The owner before her did a few things - 3" (or so) lift, 31" tires, some other suspension stuff. Nothing crazy, but I'm new to the 4wd scene so might be posting up some pics eventually to get some input on "what exactly do I have?"
My background is in:
1. Classic british sportscars - I'm currently restoring a 1970 Triumph GT6 - with a TWO (2.0) Liter inline-six engine, lol.
2. I'm a moderator on the Maxima.org forums and one of the few people wierd enough to autocross and road race a 3300lb 4-door sedan. My 2000 maxima has about everything done to it that can be done (outside of boost/engine internals)...even welded-on frame stiffening. I do all my car work myself.
So as you can see, I know RWD classic sportscars and FWD japanese sedans. I know jack about Jeeps or 4wd setups, but am hopefully a quick learner. Not planning to do much to the Cherokee right now (new house, baby on the way, other car projects ongoing already), but eventually....
Still trying to get over how getting stuck and having your vehicle full of muddy water is a "badge of honor" around here, it seems
Anyhow, hello to you guys and see you around.
Josh (Burke, VA)