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2tsnon
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2005 8:06 am    Post subject: More newb questions Reply with quote

Hi
new to the Jeep game. Have been driving a Samurai that I built up. Kid got big and it's time to go bigger.

I've been through the list and have seen that I should be looking at a 92-99.

Could you tell me the issues with lifting the 00-01s

Also I'm looking at towing. Any issues with towing?

I like to do the Moab thing so thinking 33's for the lift. sounds like 5.5 inch will take care of that.

I have my eye on a 96 with 105k miles for about 4000. Seems reasonable.

Any other help would be appreciated.

Thanks
Brett

One other thing what would be the pros & cons of a Grand Cherokee vs. a Cherokee?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2005 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The main issue with the 00-01's is the low pinion front axle. 99's and prior all have high pinions.

If your going to tow make sure you install a tranny cooler (if the XJ has the towing package, it already has one).

Check to see what rear axle is in it. The D35 is marginal if your gonna run 33's. I'd try to get one with an 8.25...either that or find an XJ D44 or a Ford 8.8, etc. to slap in there.

Grands have coils in the rear as opposed to the leafs in XJ's. Grands also had an option for a V8, XJ's didn't. Both are unibody and I believe they both have the same wheelbase as well.
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