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Gonzalo Medina
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:36 am    Post subject: Help buying new grand Reply with quote

Hello I originaly came in with an xj but want to own both kinds, please don't hate me. Ive been going over the grand forum to research which year and modle to buy. Definatly loyal to the 242 after having my xj but wanted to know if there just as good in the new years 99 0ver. My 94 4.0 is just about to hit 3000k and still run good. I hear alot of trash talk in the xj forum about grands being lemons but can't belive it personaly. I have noticed alot of electrical problems and transmission/trasfer case issues. I LOVE grand shape and interior, definetly a runner up for my next jeep. Can anyone help me choose a grand 99+ thanks
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swamp boy
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally I would go with a 98 or older grand if you want a V8 but thats just becasue I dont like the 4.7 engine.. But if you are getting a 4.0 then it doesnt matter...

The grands have alot of extra wires and such (power seats, mirrors, blah blah blah..) so you are bound to have some electrical grimlins to work out eventually.. But they are overall good vehicles..


Tell those XJers to come to me and tell me how crappy my Grand is... Finger


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Bluestrobes
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are 2 major known problems in the '99 Grand... the Brake Rotors and the Power Window Mechanisms..I have a '00, bought used, in which problem #1 was fixed under warranty, but got hit with problem#2 which i had to pay for
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viper24242
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dosen't the 99-02 have problems with cooling with the addition of an aftermarket bumper like a bull bar. I think I remember reading about it somewhere on this forum.
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swamp boy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ARB has changed thier design to solve that problem..
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Gonzalo Medina
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2006 11:44 am    Post subject: thanks Reply with quote

That's good because there reasonably priced compared to 4 runners and I love the strait six 4.0 engines, are they rocks just like the old ones? Anyways I like the grands features and kind of figuired the xj's and grands had the same drive train just diffrent trims. I really am sirious about buying one it's just I don't want some lemon that's going to keep taking my money. My 94 xj and 93 grand earned there spot's in my driveway....
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Bishops Finger
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got a 98 Grand owned it 1 1/2 weeks think its the dogs watsits ...heard rear diffs can be an issue tho....
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