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post #1 of 10 Old 03-15-2012, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
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Durango Vs Jeep

Just curious to have opinions on what is a better truck in terms of reliabilty and durability. Also, ZJ's have common issue's like govenor pressure selonoids and crankshaft sensors, what seems to go on these durango's in comparison? (I know this is a Jeep forum but it never hurts to compare)

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post #2 of 10 Old 03-15-2012, 10:04 PM
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essentially the same thing drivetrain wise so yes, same problems

durango is body on frame, ZJ has a solid front axle and coils all around, durango is bigger, ZJ looks better (IMO)

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is the 3.9 v6 as good as the 4.0?
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is the 3.9 v6 as good as the 4.0?
no not even close, its pretty terrible actually, its a 5.2 with 2 cylinders missing, yet far worse.

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In a Durango you won't have to worry about the 3.9L; there were only about 40 of those made, all 1998 models. (Several people at Chrysler have stated definitely that "no Durangos were ever actually built with the 3.9L", but I have seen pictures of at least one, and some insiders at the old Newark DE plant gave me the 40 number)

The folks over at durangoclub.com will tell you everything you need to know about Durangos.. we have several members with over 200K miles..

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95% of durango's are driven by soccer moms. I'd get a jeep just to stay away from that stereotype.
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95% of durango's are driven by soccer moms. I'd get a jeep just to stay away from that stereotype.
Dunno, some of these folks might disagree

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In a Durango you won't have to worry about the 3.9L; there were only about 40 of those made, all 1998 models. (Several people at Chrysler have stated definitely that "no Durangos were ever actually built with the 3.9L", but I have seen pictures of at least one, and some insiders at the old Newark DE plant gave me the 40 number)
So most of them were built with the 4.7 and 5.2 v8's?
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98-99: 5.2L or 5.9L
01-03: 4.7L or 5.9L
04-09: 3.7L/4.7L/5.7L

2014 WK2 Overland 5.9L
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gotcha, doing a little more research and found out that these trucks are f***** heavy. In addition, have you guys with the 46re heard of problems with tranny seals when your car was produced? That seems to be a common problem with the durango's with that tranny.
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