Am buying an XJ...NOT!!!!! Revised

Discussion in 'Cherokee & Comanche' started by DougBenn, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. DougBenn

    DougBenn Full Access Member

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    I missed my old 97 so much I have struck a deal on another 97.

    4.0 L
    Auto
    4.5" Rubicon Express lift
    Lot's of other goodies.
     
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    hyde Moderator KJ Supporting Member

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    these XJs never ever get old, They always look great!

    how much?
     
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    Ended up getting a really good deal with all of the gear on it. Umm we'll jusy leave it at that. It is slightly over KBB and less than what the dealers want in this area for one with way more miles stock. (whistle)
     
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    That XJ is pretty tight. So does this mean the Libby is gone?
     
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    hyde Moderator KJ Supporting Member

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    You mentioned Lot's of other goodies, that's why. It is hard to determine KBB or any other estimation. Anyway, no problem. Enjoy.
     
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    It looks really good for 10 years old. A little over KBB seems reasonable considering it's other goodies. Congrats.

    The xj is a nice jeep.

    What were the other goodies besides what's evident in the picture??

    Dave
     
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    Yeah, no problem Hyd.

    It also has a SYE Kit,
    new CV driveshaft
    4.10s,
    JKS Quick Disconnects,
    Ramsey REP8000 winch
    and a few interior goodies.
     
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    Will still have the Libby. My daughter will be driving it after August.
     
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    Those ole XJ's are tough as nails. Sometimes I wish I had one just to throw around some...

    Nice Jeep!
     
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    Well, after 24 hours of driving and leaving MS with no Jeep I am looking again. This thing needed a ton of work and was not as advertised. Bummer, but we will go on. #-o
     
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    Dave Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Looked good in the picture!! So much for looking at pictures.

    Consider looking for a stock one - maby a country with selec-trac - 99 was a good year. With a stock one with mostly road miles if it was reasonably maintained it should be good and then you can do what you want to it. I say a 99 because I think in 2000 they changed the head or intake or something on the 4.0 - not sure. You could research it. Hope there's someone on here with an XJ that can give better info.

    Dave
     
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    Yeah, lots of hidden things. I feel bad for who ever gets stuck with this thing. Most likely will be some kid not knowing what he is getting.
     
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    99 They changed the intake to a better flowing one, and supposedly makes a difference on performance. I've seen the intake on a 99 and on a 98, and they are noticeably different.

    You're right about the heads, they changed them in 2000. The newer heads are more prone to cracking, especially if overheated...and they're much more sensitive to cracking when even slightly overheated. However, on the research i've done, i'm starting to think that maybe it was just a "bad batch" and not all of them are crap.

    IMO, stick with 99. You can get some decently equipped Sport models (cruise, PW, PL, Keyless entry, Selec-Trac, automatic) for a good price.