I owned and modified my WJ for a couple years and got to know it pretty well. I was ignorant at the time and didn't realize it was burning oil and it eventually spun a bearing and that's when I got rid of it. I definitely miss it from time to time and it was awesome off road.Can anyone with some familiarity/personal experience give me some insight on the WJ? For the past few months, I've been doing some local searches on CL for 4Runners in my area. Choices seem to be sparse for decent Toyotas right now so I started looking into Jeeps. I found a pretty nice one about an hour from me. 2002 Grand Cherokee with 152k on the clock. It's eqipped with the 4.7L Power Tech V8 with a Selec-Trac NV242 transfer case. Seller is currently asking $5k for it. It does have some modifications done to it but nothing that would throw up any red flags. I emailed the seller to get some more information but in the meantime I wanted to see if I can get some suggestions from current or pervious owners about any shortcoming or things to watch out for from this generation. Pics for the actual WJ.
Off raoding is something I have always wanted to do and it seems the XJ is the one to do it in! Awesome pictures and an awesome rideHaha, Jdubya stuck in a rut. Thats okay, I was able to pull him out with this: 7.5" w/ 33's Warn Front Bumper, custom rear, looking for a D44 rear and 35's next.
Then I got stuck.
But I had to have a Unimog pull me out.
Notice the VW shirt I am wearing
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Modified by Power5 at 3:22 PM 10-11-2006
I will say, I was never able to kill my XJ. So I let my friend drive it... Right into the side of a bluff. He killed it for me, brand new motor we built by hand, poof.Off raoding is something I have always wanted to do and it seems the XJ is the one to do it in! Awesome pictures and an awesome ride
So tires and a lift, that's the gateway drug that leads to emptying your bank account, cashing in the 401K, and hocking your tvThis thread dead?
We took our totally stock JKU, chrome side steps and all on some easier trails with a Jeep club this weekend. The fiance had more fun than she thought she would, and is already talking tires and a lift.
We're not going crazy with this one. Before we bought the JKU, I was throwing around the idea of buying a 2 door for myself. I'm waiting for the JL 2 door to start hitting the dealers before deciding. Might just pick up a TJ or JK to play with off road.So tires and a lift, that's the gateway drug that leads to emptying your bank account, cashing in the 401K, and hocking your tv
I'm guessing you have a JKU Sport, so you're probably looking 2.5-3in lift and 35s without regearing and altering the factory geometry too much to require track bars and control arms. What options are on the Jeep now trans/diff ratios/open or LSD in the rear?
Still twins after all these years.