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Old 06-05-2011, 03:08 AM
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I am about to buy my first jeep by about to buy I mean in the next several months and I have decided that it will either be a Cherokee or a comanche. It will be the first 4x4 vehicle that iv owned and wheeled with. Iv been around 4x4s a lot and it seems jeeps usually perform better than most. I would like if some of you experienced guys would help me decide between the xj and the mj now I know this site is for Cherokees but I think I can still get some unbiased advice I hope. Thanks
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Old 06-05-2011, 06:38 AM
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Cherokees are pretty sweet. I've typically been an import car guy and not a 4x4 guy, but I love my Cherokee. Bit of advice, find one without a bunch of rust. Crawl under it and make sure the floors are solid.
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Old 06-05-2011, 07:22 AM
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Can't go wrong either way! Do your homeworkon the 0331heads used on 99's and 2000's before you jump!
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Also check the bottom of doors for rust. Really look over it because it will be an older jeep.
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Old 06-05-2011, 03:17 PM
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Cherokees are pretty sweet. I've typically been an import car guy and not a 4x4 guy, but I love my Cherokee. Bit of advice, find one without a bunch of rust. Crawl under it and make sure the floors are solid.
Iv always have had cars also I got a lot of friends at college really wanting me to get a rig of some kind
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I am looking at 2 door Cherokees I have fount three that I'm interested in the year models are 90 96 91. So maybe no homework needed about the heads then since neither year model you listed is up there? I am al so looking at a 91 Comanche it has a little rust on the bed both side wheel wells and on the pass side cab it has rust at the bottom. There all automatics which I guess is better for wheeling??? All but the 91 cherokee are stock the 91 has a 4inch lift of some kind don't know the specifics yet about the lift
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same here, ive had all import sports cars and bmw's before but I love my heep, cough, I mean jeep.

As far as between an xj or mj its totally on what you need it for. The xj is for hauling people or having a nice enclosed cargo area and the mj is, well, a truck.

I would love to own a mj one day with my xj

How much are you looking to spend? that will let people know what kind shape stuff should be in.
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Unfortunately I'm only going to have about 2 to 2.5k for one so there not I. Perfect shape by any means I would also like to build a rig into a recovery style so that way I can pull all the yota and rangers and stuff out when the get stuck lol but that's a good point in being able to carry people in the xj
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Don't know how good you guys can see it but this is the main one that looking at I don't know if I want to buy one already lifted or not cause it would save me money but don't know how it's been drove
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I can probly only see cause im on a 42" lcd, but that doesnt look too bad youd just have to drive it and go over everything, its already got some mods so that could be a good or bad thing.

I only paid $240 for mine and theres never been anything major wrong with it. If you dont mind and older jeep you can get one cheap then have 2 grand to play with on mods
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Ya I can't find any around here for that price tho that are any good I did find one for 900 with a few things wrong with it that would be easy to fix but it has no title
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I would get a stock XJ. Thats me though. I like to make sure everything was put on right. If I do it and it breaks, Its my fault. Know what I mean Vern?
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