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    Thread: I have an XJ addiction.

    1. Member 42green's Avatar
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      05-24-2012 02:09 PM #1
      I'm waiting on a used car dealer in PA to receive the title on what will be my 7th Jeep Cherokee. So to inagurate this milestone might as well post up some of the past ones.

      1. 1990 $1500


      2. 1991 $300


      3. 1997 $3000


      4 and 5. COMBO 1996 $750 and 2000 $1550


      6. 1997 $1100


      7. 1999 $1138
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    2. 06-01-2012 11:15 PM #2
      Wow. Ok I have to bite, how do you get such great deals on these XJs?
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      06-02-2012 12:16 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by $teve View Post
      Wow. Ok I have to bite, how do you get such great deals on these XJs?
      Just lots of time searching.
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      06-04-2012 01:43 PM #4
      A nice addiction to have, IMO
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      06-04-2012 05:29 PM #5
      i will sell my 1991 xj tow package and 4 wheel drive. 180k miles and runs great. pm me if serious. located in the central valley california.
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      06-04-2012 09:47 PM #6
      I don't see anything wrong with this.

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      06-05-2012 08:59 PM #7
      You have an illness...

      How many have rust holes above the muffler?
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      06-06-2012 12:03 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by deucestudios View Post
      You have an illness...

      How many have rust holes above the muffler?
      well those other have been in the past. number seven will be the only one currently owned.

      1. had rust issues and NSS, which finally made be get rid of it. 2. had a salvage title and some rust off that one went., only other one with some rust was #4

      bad rust on number one, plus it had rust through in the front floors so if i went through big puddles fast enough i would get water spraying up on both sides in the front.


      i do have an illness. i love finding deals and buying and selling cars. here's the list so far of cars i've owned.

      71 super beetle (yellow one)
      71 super beetle (blue one)
      96 jetta
      90 cherokee
      03 jazz blue 20th anniversary gti
      83 rabbit
      71 beetle
      91 cherokee
      97 golf k2
      91 jetta coupe vr6 swap
      01 new beetle 1.8t
      94 land rover discovery
      97 cherokee
      98 jetta gt
      87 ford taurus
      79 lincoln continental
      89 Chevy Astro van
      96 Jeep Cherokee Sport
      00 Jeep Cherokee SE (Gov't build)
      94 plymouth colt
      71 beetle
      97 Jetta Trek
      97 cabrio highline
      99 cherokee sport
      85 jetta gl
      95 jetta
      95 ford e350
      01 cabrio
      99 jetta gt
      96 jetta
      99 cherokee se
      Last edited by 42green; 06-06-2012 at 12:06 AM.
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      06-12-2012 11:02 AM #9
      That's exactly what my floor pans look like.
      I'm taking a step back from jeep shenanigans for the summer while I figure out what I'm gonna do with 2 POS's.
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      06-12-2012 01:09 PM #10
      Thats some serious rust!


      for torrington

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      07-01-2012 02:28 PM #11
      I know the feeling! Though I've only owned 3 XJ's, I'm on my 8th "Cherokee" of some sort:

      1. '87 MJ 2.5L 4spd (yes... stupid HS photo)


      2. '90 XJ 4.0L AX-15
      no picture... it was rusted out and didn't last long.

      3. '90 XJ 4.7L (stroker) AX-15


      4. '93 ZJ 5.2L Limited


      5. '98 ZJ 5.9L Limited


      6. '08 WK 3.0L Overland Diesel


      7. '10 WK 5.7L S-Limited


      8. '98 XJ 4.0L Classic


      7 and 8 are my current Jeeps... the XJ is becoming the DD and the WK is getting bigger

      Not only is it an addiction... its a serious health problem. Oh well back to huffing paint and solvent fumes in the garage
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      07-01-2012 02:34 PM #12
      Hey dano :d

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      07-04-2012 02:55 AM #13
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      07-11-2012 10:28 AM #14
      Nothing wrong with this

      I'm addicted to my '96 two-door with a five-speed, magenta from the factory. Anyone else have a magenta XJ? I can't find any other ones anywhere.
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      08-22-2012 04:16 AM #15
      wow great deals you find... Easy profit, and easy to sell. wish i found deals like this haha
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      08-22-2012 04:18 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by USN_JeepWK View Post
      I know the feeling! Though I've only owned 3 XJ's, I'm on my 8th "Cherokee" of some sort:

      1. '87 MJ 2.5L 4spd (yes... stupid HS photo)


      2. '90 XJ 4.0L AX-15
      no picture... it was rusted out and didn't last long.

      3. '90 XJ 4.7L (stroker) AX-15


      4. '93 ZJ 5.2L Limited


      5. '98 ZJ 5.9L Limited


      6. '08 WK 3.0L Overland Diesel


      7. '10 WK 5.7L S-Limited


      8. '98 XJ 4.0L Classic


      7 and 8 are my current Jeeps... the XJ is becoming the DD and the WK is getting bigger

      Not only is it an addiction... its a serious health problem. Oh well back to huffing paint and solvent fumes in the garage
      that WK is effin awesome dude, nice work
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    17. 08-22-2012 11:47 AM #17
      42green: how do you sleep at night knowing that you've stole most of those XJ's

      GLI Stee: I think the MJ is one of my all time favorites, yours looks in really good shape
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      08-22-2012 01:16 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Mishimoto View Post
      42green: how do you sleep at night knowing that you've stole most of those XJ's

      GLI Stee: I think the MJ is one of my all time favorites, yours looks in really good shape
      yeah MJ's look amazing when they're lifted... rough country has a 6.5'' lift kit for then now for like $1000... if i ever find a stock MJ in mint condition for cheap it'll be my next project, they're hard to find these days
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    19. 08-22-2012 01:49 PM #19
      I've been drooling over the MJ's since 1987 when the "sport" package with 6 cylinder and 5 spd (2wd) could beat a 87 vette in the 1/4. There was a guy I used to see running around in one with a 2 or 3" lift and hurricane rims, it was one bad mamajama
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      08-23-2012 06:44 PM #20
      I had an 88 MJ with the Metric Ton package when I lived in Seattle. Really liked that truck but it wasn't worth bringing it down to Texas. I also thought the lack of AC would be a huge issue but now I often drive around in an LJ with just a safari top The MJ was decarpeted though and had a lot of heat coming up through the floor. It had a lot of rust around the fenders but other than around one of the drain plugs the floor was completely solid. Oh and the fuel tank was partially rusted out so the first time I filled it up all the way it started leaking. $40 replacement tank off Craigslist fixed that.

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      08-24-2012 08:33 AM #21
      I've never been the biggest fan because I find them super-cramped up front for my big body, but people who own them seem to love them and you can find some great deals on them, that's for sure.

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      08-24-2012 08:38 AM #22
      I will play....my future addiction just started

      86 MJ 2.5 5 speed 2wd no rust $575
      first day -first jeep(about 3 weeks ago)
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      after last night, took eldorado trail as far as I could with some friends at work-when he told me to put it in 4 lo is when he learned that was not an option-he wondered how I got as far as I did only casualty was a d/s outer mirror and the tire clearancing the fender at full (stock) articulation

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      84 XJ 2.5 904 4wd with hell of a rod knock but 4.56 front and rear $300 (delivered tp my house) full of parts I need-only rust is in the doors..after last night I now want to make it the crawler toy-have to figure out how to get title here in Nevada (supposedly a pita ) but still can be used to make the Comanche 4wd daily, as the dana 30 probably wont last in real off road stuff

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      I see some of the projects people take on to fix rust......ouch
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      08-27-2012 10:38 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Sporin View Post
      I've never been the biggest fan because I find them super-cramped up front for my big body, but people who own them seem to love them and you can find some great deals on them, that's for sure.
      It's been too long since I've been in a Cherokee but at 6'4" 270ish I was plenty comfortable in my Comanche. The bench seat might have had something to do with it.

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      09-18-2012 07:39 PM #24
      3 in 3 months....
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    25. 09-19-2012 10:11 AM #25
      Looking good!
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    26. 09-22-2012 11:49 AM #26
      well ive got connections with a machine shop. i work 60 hours a week at least as a tech at a local shop. so i guess i just want a brand new engine you know? + the 96 has a better front axle setup as opposed to the 89. i was almost thinking of building the 96 the same as my 89.

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      10-10-2012 08:50 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by vdubinsd View Post
      3 in 3 months....
      looks cool
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      12-10-2012 01:07 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by USN_JeepWK View Post
      6. '08 WK 3.0L Overland Diesel
      I honestly had no idea jeep had a diesel option WK.

      Might PM you to ask how you liked it.

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      12-20-2012 11:49 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by 42green View Post
      7. 1999 $1138
      I go through cars quick looking at an AWD replacement for the Cherokee tomorrow. Then this one might be up for sale.

      Hints, it's AWD and it can tow more, seat more, gets about the same gas mileage as a cherokee.
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      12-21-2012 02:54 PM #30
      And it's now getting replaced. Off to the next vehicle.
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    31. 01-05-2013 06:53 AM #31
      I like 87 toyota

    32. 01-07-2013 09:49 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by 42green View Post
      And it's now getting replaced. Off to the next vehicle.
      What do you have planned for the next one?
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      01-08-2013 03:27 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Mishimoto View Post
      What do you have planned for the next one?
      Here is the next vehicle. Although I have been waiting on selling the Jeep since I have a family member interested.

      Just about the same MPG, more cargo and passenger space, and more towing capability.

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    34. 01-08-2013 03:34 PM #34
      Very nice! LSX swap?
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      01-08-2013 03:37 PM #35
      No this one will stay stock, it's AWD so I nice replacement to the Jeep (since it's pretty much only been mall crawling).

      If it was a RWD Astro I would consider a swap.
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