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12-25-2004, 01:43 PM #1
Ok...Here's my choices...my dad wants to give me a new car for xmas...basically incentive to keep me from buying a Mustang before im done with college, and give me something more fun then my Shadow.
He has a 90 Cherokee 200k on the body which needs a repaint, rebuilt engine, tranny is showing signs of wear. Runs very well with rebuilt engine, gets 22-24mpg. Planning on lift and 31's.
He recently bought a 95 Grand Cherokee, 175k, everythings stock. Leather, power everthing, red, ect. Engine is tired, gets 16-18mpg.Planning on lift and 31's.
Which would you take?
Im planning on going with a Rusty's lift, but he's funding me, 3.5 inch on either one, whichever i take. Does Rusty have good prices, or could I find cheaper kits elsewhere?
I'd like to put Jerry Can's on whichever one i take, any ideas how or any kits?
12-25-2004, 02:01 PM #2
Easy for me. I'd take the 90 Cherokee - just never cared for the Grands, although all the goodies are nice (if that's what ya want). If you don't take it, can I have it?? I've got a '95 Mustang convertible in my driveway (not running - not sure what's wrong) - we could work a deal!
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12-25-2004, 02:39 PM #3
If the XJ has the 4.0L I'd take that one since it's rebuilt. If it is the 2.8 I'd get the grand cherokee.
12-25-2004, 02:44 PM #4
RE: Cherokee or Grand Cherokee? Choices? Questions ECT...
both have I-6's...
Anybody have any info on lift kits? Rusty's looks promising simply because for 300 some odd bucks you get the lift, brake line extension, and shocks, all of which the XJ needs...
12-27-2004, 09:44 AM #5
well as far as lifts go, you dont need 3.5 on the zj for 31's. i have a 1996 zj with a 2" bb and 31's and it runs fine. so that could save you some money.
as far as which to go with, the tired engine would scare me away from the zj, and you'll have a much easier time finding parts for the xj. so even as a grand owner myself, i'd probably have a hard time turning down the xj in this situation.Jack Bauer kills for Jesus: 10
12-27-2004, 12:43 PM #6
dana 30 w/ ARB and 4.10
Hey bchcky, is it just me, or does the guy in the far left of your sig pic look like he just dropped a load in his britches.
As far as which Jeep to get, I'd take the Cherokee because of the lower cost to build and repair. Or.....I'd take the one worth the most, then sell it, and buy a SWB. :)America: the land of the free, because of the brave. Please support our troops.
12-27-2004, 01:06 PM #7
The ZJ will ride better, has fewer miles, and the 4.0L HO engine. The XJ has the Renix 4.0L, a little more problematic, less aftermarket support, less HP, and overall less desirable engine.
The ZJ is usually a little more costly when it comes to aftermarket suspensions, due to the rear being coil springs and more costly than the XJ's rear leaf springs.
Rusty has some good lifts at great prices, you won't be disappointed. Also check out Rough Country if you want to save some cash on a decent lift.
12-27-2004, 08:33 PM #8
RE: Re: RE: adding a 2" lift to frontOriginally Posted by Junkpile
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12-28-2004, 01:21 PM #9Originally Posted by JunkpileJack Bauer kills for Jesus: 10
12-28-2004, 03:42 PM #10
ZJ all the way.. much smoother ride and you can get 31's with the 2" life like BCHCKY says... The ZJ is also much more flexy than the XJ because of the rear coils... Don't let the 175k scare you.. its just getting broken in.....When I Die, Bury me in my JEEP. 'Cause it's never been in a hole it couldn't get out of!
1995 Grand Cherokee w/ swaybar disconnects and 30" tires and a 2000 Grand Cherokee stock.
12-28-2004, 04:20 PM #11
RE: yj partsOriginally Posted by graewulfJack Bauer kills for Jesus: 10
12-29-2004, 06:14 PM #12
If you're worried about fuel economy, get neither. :P
But since I myself love Jeeps (and don't want to get flamed off this board ), I'd choose the XJ Cherokee. I used to get 19.1 to 20.5 miles per gallon in my Cherokee. It has a manual transmission, which is more efficient than an auto would be. Though, I don't think 22 - 24 miles per gallon is possible in an Inline 6 Cherokee (at least, as hard as I tried, I could never achieve that).
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