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Old 11-03-2012, 02:53 PM
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Hi im new to this website and i was wondering what to look for in an XJ like axles
transfer cases and tannys, I will be lifting it once i get it so its gonna be a daily and a play rig also
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I'd say anything '87 to '99

87-90 will be a Renix with the closed loop coolant system but that's a easy swap out.
91' to '99 will all be great H.O. motors..

00'-01' have known head issues and I really wouldn't buy one myself...
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I have a 99, and I consider this the best of the years.
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I have a 99, and I consider this the best of the years.
x2 you get the better intake manifold, still have a distributor, the bigger d30 shafts and an hp30, the higher splined 8.25, the better looking charcoal interior, cleaner badging and paint matched trim
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^ I agree thats what I have. I had a 95 and my 99 is WAY BETTER
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95 is the best year cause that's what I've got! lol But in all seriousness any of them with a 4.0L and 4 wheels is the best except for the 00-01s which had crappy heads and low pinion D30s up front. If I had to be picky I'd say 96-99 is the best just to get OBDII electronics.
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88 for Renix era, 96 for pre-97, 99 for 97+
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