Originally Posted by severous01
Explorer 4.0's had head gasket issues but mine was fine. With 275k on it,Hard miles too. No trans issue's at all. No bearing issue's either. I have an 01 Explorer sport with the SOHC 4.0 which is rock solid and will smoke the Jeep 4.0. Yes I myself prefer a solid axle but I have had these problems with the 6 XJ's I have owned
Rotted floors on all of them, Tcase chains imploding. Severe oil leaks from many areas.(Valve covers,Oil filter adapter o rings,Pans etc) Control arms breaking off. Bad or clogged oil pump issue's. Death wobble on about 3 of them I had.
Now I love Jeep over ford but your trashing it because of the 1 bad experience you might have had. Do not forget either,The explorer has a real frame too. The XJ is a flexible box. They both have strong and weak points as any USED car or truck will have. I am done with any Jeep besides CJ's. I am hoping to find a decent project to work with soon.
If it is for wheeling,Definatly an XJ.
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Originally Posted by kairo