Go Back  Jeep Cherokee Forum > Technical Discussion > Jeep Builds
Bought My First Jeep 1989 Cherokee Laredo Xj >

Bought My First Jeep 1989 Cherokee Laredo Xj

Jeep Builds Make your own jeep build thread here, discuss and view jeeps here. All Jeep models are welcome here.

Bought My First Jeep 1989 Cherokee Laredo Xj

Old 08-05-2015, 11:35 PM
  #1  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Hunt_U_Down's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
Posts: 72
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Year: 1989
Model: Cherokee
Default Bought My First Jeep 1989 Cherokee Laredo Xj

As you probably already can tell from the pic it has already been given a few accessories. It has a 1.5" RC suspension lift with the nitrogen shocks. And about 1k miles on the at tires. Looking for suggestions on what to do first. I'm not wanting a mud bogger or rock crawler. But more to the tune of an expedition vehicle / BOV / Outlander.. Any tips and suggestions are welcome. Btw interior is immaculate for an 89. Has 206k miles and everything is original except for the accessories. Paid 2300 for it. I felt good about the price here in Tuscaloosa. Thanks in advance!
Attached Images  
Hunt_U_Down is offline  
Old 08-05-2015, 11:46 PM
  #2  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Hunt_U_Down's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
Posts: 72
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Year: 1989
Model: Cherokee
Default

The app crashes if I try to add more than one image 😑
Attached Images  
Hunt_U_Down is offline  
Old 08-05-2015, 11:48 PM
  #3  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Hunt_U_Down's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
Posts: 72
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Year: 1989
Model: Cherokee
Default

Interior is just amazing for this old of a car. 2 owner. I'm the 3rd.
Attached Images  
Hunt_U_Down is offline  
Old 08-05-2015, 11:50 PM
  #4  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Hunt_U_Down's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
Posts: 72
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Year: 1989
Model: Cherokee
Default

Guy I bought it from had it for 3 years and used as his occasional hunting truck. 3k miles total in three years he owned it.
Attached Images  
Hunt_U_Down is offline  
Old 08-05-2015, 11:55 PM
  #5  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Hunt_U_Down's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
Posts: 72
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Year: 1989
Model: Cherokee
Default

Not too shabby. Sorry for all the posts, the app just crashes when I try to add multiple images on a single post. Let me know what yall think.
Attached Images  
Hunt_U_Down is offline  
Old 08-06-2015, 01:02 AM
  #6  
CF Veteran
 
93XJeeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,528
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Year: 1993
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0
Default

Looks really clean! $2300 seems like a good deal for what you got. Any rust?
93XJeeper is offline  
Old 08-06-2015, 01:27 AM
  #7  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Hunt_U_Down's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
Posts: 72
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Year: 1989
Model: Cherokee
Default

Originally Posted by 93XJeeper View Post
Looks really clean! $2300 seems like a good deal for what you got. Any rust?
None what so ever. I crawled over and under to make sure. I got lucky for sure. It's in amazing condition. Only thing that doesn't work is the rear windshield wiper. I haggled him down from 2700. He didn't want to budge cause of the condition but cash talks..
Hunt_U_Down is offline  
Old 08-06-2015, 07:17 AM
  #8  
CF Veteran
 
jay_sco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: IE (SoCal)
Posts: 1,080
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Year: 1994 SE
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0
Default

Seems a tad steep to me, but it's super clean and if you're happy with it then that's all that matters. Congrats and welcome.
There are numerous "top 10" lists on general XJ upgrades, I've been looking because I'm building mine with about the same guidelines, general all-around, fun type vehicle.
jay_sco is offline  
Old 08-06-2015, 07:28 AM
  #9  
CF Veteran
 
Desertfox1023's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Burlington, NC
Posts: 2,333
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Year: 1994...mostly...
Model: Cherokee (XJ)
Engine: 4.0L I6 HO, Lot's of Bolt Ons
Default

Looks Real Clean.
Since it's an 89 it's a Renix XJ.
Read Cruiser54's tips on what to do...

https://www.cherokeeforum.com/f51/cr...x-tips-153657/
Desertfox1023 is offline  
Old 08-06-2015, 01:17 PM
  #10  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Hunt_U_Down's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
Posts: 72
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Year: 1989
Model: Cherokee
Default

Originally Posted by jay_sco View Post
Seems a tad steep to me, but it's super clean and if you're happy with it then that's all that matters. Congrats and welcome. There are numerous "top 10" lists on general XJ upgrades, I've been looking because I'm building mine with about the same guidelines, general all-around, fun type vehicle.
ok thanks I give those a search!
Hunt_U_Down is offline  
Old 08-06-2015, 01:18 PM
  #11  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Hunt_U_Down's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
Posts: 72
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Year: 1989
Model: Cherokee
Default

Originally Posted by Desertfox1023 View Post
Looks Real Clean. Since it's an 89 it's a Renix XJ. Read Cruiser54's tips on what to do... https://www.cherokeeforum.com/f51/cr...x-tips-153657/
Perfect! Thanks!
Hunt_U_Down is offline  
Old 08-06-2015, 01:39 PM
  #12  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Hunt_U_Down's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
Posts: 72
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Year: 1989
Model: Cherokee
Default

I'm thinking with what I've read so far I'm going to do some cheaper power upgrades first. Cold air intake and a throttle body spacer. I'll send pics after I find a good deal and install.
Hunt_U_Down is offline  
Old 08-08-2015, 01:29 AM
  #13  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Hunt_U_Down's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
Posts: 72
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Year: 1989
Model: Cherokee
Default

So I've found out a buddy of mine bought a plastidip kit. Since you can peel it off when you're tired of the color I figured I might as well pay 200 bucks for 3 gallons and dip the jeep camo green. If you're unfamiliar with dipping your vehicle check out dipyourcar.com . It appears from watching videos that it's quite easy. So I'll post pictures after she's all od green!!
Hunt_U_Down is offline  
Old 08-10-2015, 03:21 PM
  #14  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Hunt_U_Down's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
Posts: 72
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Year: 1989
Model: Cherokee
Default

Picked up a new valve cover gasket, transmission fluid filter, transmission fluid, and a thermostat. It was sticking today and overheated on the way home from grocery store. It was expected when I bought this 89 that I would be replacing a lot of things. because literally every thing but new battery cables, spark plugs, and belt is original. It's crazy how much of a time capsule this xj is. Also bought herculiner to roll on all my plastic. I'm going to plastidip the jeep within the month hopefully. And install the lift and new tires near October.
Hunt_U_Down is offline  
Old 08-10-2015, 03:22 PM
  #15  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Hunt_U_Down's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
Posts: 72
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Year: 1989
Model: Cherokee
Default

Also pulled my optima yellow battery out of my old ride and slid it into the xj.
Hunt_U_Down is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Bought My First Jeep 1989 Cherokee Laredo Xj


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: