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Jeep Cherokee (1999)

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Owned since 2012

My former XJ Cherokee lifted 3.5" Rubicon Express suspension lift. Found this poor Cherokee needing work. It had the lift but, needed the bushings replaced. Replaced a cracked header with a Banks Torque Tube and Monster exhaust. This was a very clean Jeep, worth several grand more now than when I sold it.

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  • American thrift. I've seen plenty of this era Cherokees getting around Australia with very high mileages.

    The 4.0 litre straight six is one of the most sensible things to emerge from the American engine scene.

      1 year ago
    • That’s a fact. The 4.0l I-6 is indestructible. Loved mine. Relatively quick too! Never felt like it was low on power. I’ll buy another one someday. Ran into a 89’ XJ at work the other day that was really clean - I’d consider a pre-97 if i found in a...

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        1 year ago
    • There's a handful of cars with mid sized OHV 6 cyl engines that I would like to restore .

      Anything that was fitted with the Buick 3800 V6, The Chrysler slant six, the mid 70s Ford Log head , and t' 4.1 litre cast iron cross flow.

      They were all...

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        1 year ago
  • I love the XJ Cherokee, it’s probably one of the two SUVs that I’d consider over a Range Rover.

    I nearly went for one a while ago, but rust had pretty much taken over and I’m not into welding.

    Maybe I’ll get one in the future, as I still think they look great and can really go far off road.

      1 year ago
    • I’ve had two. Easy to work on and parts are cheap. I had a crack in the exhaust manifold and with basic hand tools I replaced the entire exhaust system to all Banks products. Better get one soon, they’re getting more expensive everyday.

        1 year ago
    • Well I’m having a break from SUVs for my next car purchase, as I’ve had nothing but SUVs so far. Sort of getting same-y, my own fault but oh well. I’ll definitely consider one though. My problem is I want the i6, but with a manual transmission as...

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        1 year ago
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