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Re: Thinking of buying a XJ
« Reply #50 on: July 15, 2018, 07:55:06 PM »
Which is more desirable in these automatic transmission or manual?


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Re: Thinking of buying a XJ
« Reply #51 on: July 15, 2018, 08:36:19 PM »
Pretty clean looking Jeep, for the age.

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Re: Thinking of buying a XJ
« Reply #52 on: July 15, 2018, 08:54:34 PM »
If I had to admit a secrete vehicle crush it has to be the two door version of these jeeps


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Re: Thinking of buying a XJ
« Reply #53 on: July 15, 2018, 09:55:13 PM »
I've always like them

And I am really wanting a "car" to drive sometimes since I'm tired of sounding the mooring horn in my supertanker when coming about in parking lots where I don't fit anywhere

I thought of buying a new Silverado 1/2 ton, but the pollution crap and the low rider look turns me off

I thought of buying a Toyota Taco, but the engine has less than no power and it's close to $40K of my hard earned cashola which turns into 20K before you can pay the registration fees

So I was looking over old used stuff

I just don't like the JK's and wranglers in general, but I have always loved those cherokees and have owned two grand cherokees with the 4.0 engine in them, one with like 200K+ and runnin like a top!

Then when I get to thinking, if I can find a nice one reasonably priced, I might be able to build it and still have it worth a good percentage of what I paid should I ever can it

But frankly, considering my age and how I take care of things mechanically (good!) if I bought one, I'd drive it forever, no matter the mileage. Like jets, I'd just keep replacing parts and keep it running.

So yea, I want one, and another for the pre-ranger.
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Re: Thinking of buying a XJ
« Reply #54 on: July 16, 2018, 11:07:07 AM »
BUY THE GREEN ONE. Sub 32" you'll never break an axle or damage diffs unless you're pulling out heavier vehicles in reverse and uphill. Reverse dana 30 high pinion w/ better ground clearance runs on the drive side of the ring gear teeth, 40%+ stronger than 1999+ w/ standard rotation, low pinion front diff. 8.25chy rear = mo betta butta than the m35. M35-7.562" w/ 8 ring gear bolts, 27 spline axles. 8.25chy is well, 8.25", 10 bolts, 29 spline axles. Manual is great asin/warner ax15, close ratio trans, good crawling gears. Autos are fine too, not overly complicated like the Grand Cherokees.  if it doesn't already have one, get a slip yoke eliminator kit for the rear driveshaft and call it a day.
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Re: Thinking of buying a XJ
« Reply #55 on: July 16, 2018, 11:09:15 AM »
BUY THE GREEN ONE. Sub 32" you'll never break an axle or damage diffs unless you're pulling out heavier vehicles in reverse and uphill. Reverse dana 30 high pinion w/ better ground clearance runs on the drive side of the ring gear teeth, 40%+ stronger than 1999+ w/ standard rotation, low pinion front diff. 8.25chy rear = mo betta butta than the m35. M35-7.562" w/ 8 ring gear bolts, 27 spline axles. 8.25chy is well, 8.25", 10 bolts, 29 spline axles. Manual is great asin/warner ax15, close ratio trans, good crawling gears. Autos are fine too, not overly complicated like the Grand Cherokees.  if it doesn't already have one, get a slip yoke eliminator kit for the rear driveshaft and call it a day.
OK, I'll go look at the green one...TODAY!
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Re: Thinking of buying a XJ
« Reply #56 on: July 16, 2018, 02:46:42 PM »
So, Bobby...being the calculating trained warrior NCO that you are.  Take the appropriate action, Execute!

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Re: Thinking of buying a XJ
« Reply #57 on: July 16, 2018, 07:38:50 PM »
Can someone tell tate to type in English for the rest of us hillbillies!!
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Re: Thinking of buying a XJ
« Reply #58 on: July 16, 2018, 07:51:59 PM »
Green one = Don painting a star on front doors in pearl white to keep the theme going!
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Re: Thinking of buying a XJ
« Reply #59 on: July 16, 2018, 08:23:12 PM »
Green one = Don painting a star on front doors in pearl white to keep the theme going!

Noooooo!!

After the first oil change it will never run again... :popcorn:
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Re: Thinking of buying a XJ
« Reply #60 on: July 16, 2018, 08:46:11 PM »
...I'm discouraged by your lack of confidence ;-))

Or in Vadar's immortal words,

"I find your lack of faith, disturbing."
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Re: Thinking of buying a XJ
« Reply #61 on: July 16, 2018, 08:53:35 PM »
OK, am talking to a very nice owner of the green one. See if I can make something happen.

Meanwhile, while in Cincy today, McClusky Chevrolet had a 2001 Black XJ for sale, $7995 with 32,000 miles!

So I went to see what a low mileage example looks like

32,000 miles my second left foot!

Underneath, it had four new shocks. The straps holding the rear U-joint were new (recently replaced, as was the U-joint itself. The pinion seal was leaking, it was covered with rust and the driveshaft looked as if it may well rust in half. Up front rust everywhere and both front doors were rusted through. The paint was awful, like just remove it, no chance of repairing it. THe trans was a solid cake of grease as was the bottom of the engine.

That thing accumulated quite a bit of wear for 32,000 miles! (Or 132,000 miles, or 232,000 miles)

I told them straight up the speedometer has been turned back, it was a $2,200 Jeep best case. I started to request they reimburse me for my fuel for the drive, then I got all interested in this double cab "Alaskan Edition" 2500 HD...
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Re: Thinking of buying a XJ
« Reply #62 on: July 16, 2018, 09:04:04 PM »
I told ya we looked at 20-30 xj?s right? Lots of junk.....
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Re: Thinking of buying a XJ
« Reply #63 on: July 16, 2018, 09:41:50 PM »
Pics of the 3/4 ton?

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Re: Thinking of buying a XJ
« Reply #64 on: July 16, 2018, 11:26:08 PM »
Pics of the 3/4 ton?

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...in the driveway...

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Re: Thinking of buying a XJ
« Reply #65 on: July 17, 2018, 09:04:49 AM »
You complain about parking a CC/SB duramax?

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Re: Thinking of buying a XJ
« Reply #66 on: July 17, 2018, 11:30:40 AM »
You complain about parking a CC/SB duramax?

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DD the duallly for 5 years, it?ll make that truck feel like a sports car....




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Re: Thinking of buying a XJ
« Reply #67 on: July 17, 2018, 07:11:10 PM »
but my new sissy truck sure is smooooooth  :wink
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Re: Thinking of buying a XJ
« Reply #68 on: July 17, 2018, 07:25:00 PM »
but my new sissy truck sure is smooooooth  :wink
How is that truck sale going ?  Ya wanna help Ken move up north? You can look at land while you are there and drop the RedSled off on you way home. Catch a plane


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Thinking of buying a XJ
« Reply #69 on: July 17, 2018, 08:41:02 PM »
just need to get the windshield replaced so I can seriously start trying to sell it. When I pulled it out of the shop Monday to drive home it looked goooooood!

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Re: Thinking of buying a XJ
« Reply #70 on: July 17, 2018, 10:04:10 PM »
That thing looks good man...and I don't even like red.

Don wants a Xj?  I will trade ya one for Square D=P  its rustfree...already rhino lined. Already has a small lift. Also already has a rod knock so no need to fret that becoming a problem =)

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« Reply #71 on: July 17, 2018, 10:16:24 PM »
I think that right there is a smart deal ^^^^


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Re: Thinking of buying a XJ
« Reply #72 on: July 18, 2018, 08:40:05 AM »
That thing looks good man...and I don't even like red.

Don wants a Xj?  I will trade ya one for Square D=P  its rustfree...already rhino lined. Already has a small lift. Also already has a rod knock so no need to fret that becoming a problem =)


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« Reply #73 on: July 18, 2018, 08:40:39 AM »
I think that right there is a smart deal ^^^^


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Re: Thinking of buying a XJ
« Reply #74 on: July 18, 2018, 04:26:37 PM »
It?s not even been in your position for almost a year now.  What do you have to loose


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Re: Thinking of buying a XJ
« Reply #77 on: July 31, 2018, 02:00:09 PM »
I thought maybe I missed a new toy while I was gone.

Just missed the discussion. My boys like these things, good info on the years.
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Re: Thinking of buying a XJ
« Reply #78 on: July 31, 2018, 05:25:49 PM »
I thought maybe I missed a new toy while I was gone.

Just missed the discussion. My boys like these things, good info on the years.
I had something going on a really nice green one nearby, but that deal seems to have fallen apart

So, I'm back to scanning the classifieds. No hurry...
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Re: Thinking of buying a XJ
« Reply #79 on: July 31, 2018, 06:18:44 PM »
Hey Don, take a look thru the LA ads for what your looking for, some are pretty clean I plan on making a trip back that way soon.

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« Reply #80 on: July 31, 2018, 07:33:38 PM »
Lots of clean ones out here.
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Re: Thinking of buying a XJ
« Reply #81 on: July 31, 2018, 09:09:44 PM »
Hey Don, take a look thru the LA ads for what your looking for, some are pretty clean I plan on making a trip back that way soon.
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