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post #1 of 20 Old 01-26-2018, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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1996 5.2 Limited vs 2000 4.7 Limited

So im getting my first Jeep. (Dam youtube)

Sorry for my bad English..
Been looking for cheap Jeep in my area.
But not a chance, these two has come up located far from me.

1996 has done 200kmiles, the same for the 2000
1996 has some rust, the 2000 might have more. (No rust on body panels on both)
1996 might have some weak breaks.
But it's here I dont know more about the 1996.
Owner is not a Jeep guy. He just got in a trade.
It's been sitting in his garage for a couple of years. He started it up for me today and sent me a short clip of it running.

The 2000 has just taken the EU test, did not pass.
Some rusty breaklines, bad bushings all over, leaking stearing gear, bad cv joint on one side...
It's alot...

So what to do..
Both will be a shot in dark.
Both cars are located far from me.
So I've have to deside on one of them and go for it.

Want to do a light offroad build aswell.

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post #2 of 20 Old 01-26-2018, 06:19 PM
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How each one was maintained is very important. Does one seem better maintained than the other? Rust is never good however, so if theyre both in the same mechanical condition, maybe consider the less rusty one.

As far as if the 5.2 is a better engine than the 4.7, that is subjective. Some argue that the 5.2 is a more durable, slightly less complicated motor, and bit easier to find parts for. The 4.7 does not take heat very well, so watch out for headgasket failure. But the 4.7 is very reliable.

Pics always help. I'm a fan of ZJs, but theres a lot of factors to take into consideration, including what type of transfer case each has.

The 96 sounds like it's a better Jeep to me

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post #3 of 20 Old 01-26-2018, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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I will post some pics of both soon.
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post #4 of 20 Old 01-26-2018, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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https://www.finn.no/112888497

This link is for the 2000.. Lots of pics that the owner has put on the sales site.



https://www.finn.no/112242185

This is the add for 1996.
Not great pics
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post #5 of 20 Old 01-26-2018, 07:16 PM
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That 2000 looks like the one to get. Clean shape and definately cared for. It might need work but looks like a great place to start. The 96 doesnt look cared for with its mismatched seats and different color bumpers.

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post #6 of 20 Old 01-26-2018, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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I agree on that. I think the 1996 was a two seater at one point, because of very high tax here. It's imported from US.

Im guessing this is a no brainer..

I know at least what I get out the 2000.
(Alot of youtube, diy how to fix a Jeep)?
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post #7 of 20 Old 01-26-2018, 10:10 PM
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I would normally go with the 96 if it were in good condition, but that 2000 is much nicer. 4.7s are good, lots of power. You'll like it.

Plenty of videos on youtube on how to fix 1999-2004 4.7 jeeps

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post #8 of 20 Old 01-27-2018, 08:03 AM Thread Starter
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What would these cost in US?

The price here is 2000usd.

Waiting for the seller on the 4.7 to call me back.
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post #9 of 20 Old 01-27-2018, 11:16 AM
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That question is difficult to answer, because prices vary depending on where in the U.S you look. Jeeps in decent condition sell for much more in states that has very snowy winters, and where many have disappeared due to rust.

Prices can range from $1500us to $4000 for a good 4.7 jeep Gr.C. So $2000 seems to be a good price no matter where you live. Where live in Canada, you would have a difficult time finding a jeep like that cheaper. It's a good deal

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post #10 of 20 Old 01-27-2018, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Ok..

New car pricess here are totaly hopeless.
Grand Cherokee 3.0crd starts at 182 000 CAD


Canada is nice. Been there.. Witby and Toronto. Fishing in Lake Ontario..
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It's nice here. I like it...except in the winter. I'd rather be in California in the winter haha.

That jeep is a real bargain compared to a new one, plus you can actually work on it, unlike a new one. Wow are they expensive. Grand Cherokees start at $40,000CAD now, just like they did 20yrs ago. Only difference is 20yrs ago, there were no $115k Track hawk editions

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post #12 of 20 Old 01-28-2018, 07:40 AM Thread Starter
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Update.. the car been sold. And not to me.
So I'll have wait until next thats comes along.
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post #13 of 20 Old 01-28-2018, 08:08 AM
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Im sorry to hear that. Good deals never last long. Are these hard to find in your area? If so, maybe go drive the 96...see how it works just for fun

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post #14 of 20 Old 01-30-2018, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah..
It's about 10 hour drive to the 1996.
But not many 5.2 in Norway.
Not many Jeeps that are projects at all.

It's some 3.1 diesels around. Im guessing it's headgasket in the two projectcars.. not sure I can do a headgasket jobb.

I can post some links to diffrent cars and so on.

And video og the 1996 running
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post #15 of 20 Old 01-30-2018, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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This is the 1996 running
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