I love my kj but

Discussion in 'Other Jeep Models' started by O5berylgrnrenegade, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. O5berylgrnrenegade

    O5berylgrnrenegade Full Access Member

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    Now dont get me wrong I love my renegade but miss being able to hit some tougher trails like my old ZR2 sonoma and even with 400,000km on the original 4.3L v6 and 5spd trans it never let me down what happened to being made to last? I realize to most people if doesnt appear like more than an s-10 but it truly was a wolf in sheeps clothing with a track 3.9" wider and 3" more ground clearance than a s-10 4x4 a 8.5 rear ring gear and 7.25 front running 31x10.5x15 tires stock it really held its own on the trails
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  2. tommudd

    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I'll take the KJ over any 4x4 I have owned due to the overall way it handles, runs etc for me.
    NOW WITH THAT SAID
    The ones I would like to have back ;
    a.79 FORD F150 SHORTBED STEPSIDE built 351, 4 SPEED 4X4 bought it new
    b.77 DODGE VAN 4X4, BUILT 360, AUTO, DANA 60S ETC bought new and kept adding
    c.76 FORD BRONCO, V8, AUTOMATIC, P/S, P/B, AFTERMARKET A/C ETC
    d.74 FORD BRONCO V8 AUTOMATIC
    e.97 CHEROKEE AUTO AIR P/S, P/B ETC ( OWNED 3 ALL BOUGHT NEW BUT THE LAST ONE WAS BEST )
    all were fully built , lifted, regeared, etc

    All of them sold after many miles and lots of fun
    Know where the first 4 are ,
    a was stolen from new owner and frame found 3 years later
    b. hasn't been out of a garage in over 30 years
    c. was totaled by the owners kid
    d. owner let it sit and rust away
    e. last seen leaving Ohio for parts unknown in WVa LOL
     
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  3. HoosierJeeper

    HoosierJeeper Gold Supporter/Admin Staff Member Administrator

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    What year XJs did you have?

    KJ is one of my fav 4x4s, so is the LR3. Love XKs too. The XJ is pretty cool now, although now kind of a nostalgic thing.