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Old 10-28-2014, 01:58 PM   #21161
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Old 10-28-2014, 02:05 PM   #21162
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Wow, 2 door cherokee, never saw that before. Or at least, not since I've started paying attention to Jeeps.

How much did that cost you? What's your typical fuel mileage in an older jeep like that?

Ohhh dat lux

2 door Cherokees themselves aren't REAL uncommon, but this isn't really an "older" one as far as XJs go.

What makes THIS one extremely uncommon is that it's a 98, 5spd, 4.0, 4x4..... and 2 door. I don't have dat lux interior. Just grey cloth.

I paid $2500 for it. The blue one is mechanically identical, except less man pedal and more doors. We paid $3000 for it a little over 4 years ago. Prices are going up on these things.

As for mileage, Crystal drives the blue one, and her commute is about.... 7 miles of 40mph speed limits. So she gets about 15mpg on a good tank. I've done 22mpg all highway with it before. Typical mixed driving for me on the blue one is about 18mpg.

The red one i'd expect to be about 1-2mpg better with the 5spd. It's a little lighter as well. The auto trans in these things is a huge beast.
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My old 00 Wrangler had the exact same shifter. Probably the same tranny too.

Probably. I think it's an Aisin-Warner AX15.
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Old 10-28-2014, 03:05 PM   #21164
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Jeeps always have gotten lousy mileage. My Liberty got 18 at best.
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so someone on facebook showed this weird *** thing, I have never seen it before at all-- our theories are pretty broad, but my theory is it's some silly, stupid way to relieve crankcase pressure/gasses/blow-by in a sealed block...

...or some ****** decided to be a evil bastard and mate a random valve to a random piston.




The other theories are its a 2 stroke, or compressor piston
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Old 10-28-2014, 03:14 PM   #21166
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except less man pedal
This is something I don't quite get with Jeep owners, and the vast majority of wranglers being manual. If you want a badass rock crawler with your winch/lift kit/brush guards/bigass tires, wouldn't an auto be the way to go?
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Looks to me like some sort of pressure relief for a compressor.
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Old 10-28-2014, 03:21 PM   #21168
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This is something I don't quite get with Jeep owners, and the vast majority of wranglers being manual. If you want a badass rock crawler with your winch/lift kit/brush guards/bigass tires, wouldn't an auto be the way to go?

For me personally? Yeah. I think i'd rather have an auto.

I'm not honestly entirely sure i understand the point of the manual in these trucks. The auto is a VERY good and strong unit.

It's just more quirky than anything in this case. Kinda fun.

I'm also not big into slow-speed crawling, so when i do this..... it'll be better.

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Old 10-28-2014, 03:33 PM   #21169
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I totally helped...

You did help. You photoshopped it.

Also you hammered.

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Jeeps always have gotten lousy mileage. My Liberty got 18 at best.
My 4.0L TJ got 14 stock.

Added a full 2.5" exhaust, custom intake, bored out throttle body, a set of 35x12.5s and a 6.5" kit and ended up at 17mpg. Go figure.

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This is something I don't quite get with Jeep owners, and the vast majority of wranglers being manual. If you want a badass rock crawler with your winch/lift kit/brush guards/bigass tires, wouldn't an auto be the way to go?
Because 3 speed tranny and large tires for street driving is a dog.

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My 4.0L TJ got 14 stock.

Added a full 2.5" exhaust, custom intake, bored out throttle body, a set of 35x12.5s and a 6.5" kit and ended up at 17mpg. Go figure.
Yeah our 2000 seems to have improved on MPG a point or two after the lift, bigger tires, and exhaust.



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Because 3 speed tranny and large tires for street driving is a dog.
Eh, that's what re-gearing is for. I'll be re-gearing this thing once i go to 33s. Kits are cheap enough i don't know why you wouldn't. Gearing with the 5spd is already atrociously long to begin with, i wouldn't want to make it worse. I'll probably even go a little shorter than stock.
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Eh, that's what re-gearing is for. I'll be re-gearing this thing once i go to 33s. Kits are cheap enough i don't know why you wouldn't. Gearing with the 5spd is already atrociously long to begin with, i wouldn't want to make it worse. I'll probably even go a little shorter than stock.
Even after regearing the 3 speed is just bad. Should have been a 4 speed minimum. I drove an automatic and it was a disaster, the rpm range between gears is huge.
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31's and whatever the stock ratios on my YJ with the 5 speed was absolutely stupid. I can't imagine NOT regearing if going any larger.
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Even after regearing the 3 speed is just bad. Should have been a 4 speed minimum. I drove an automatic and it was a disaster, the rpm range between gears is huge.
Really? Are we talking about the Aisin AW4? Because that's a 4spd. I don't know what a 3-speed would be like. I like the AW4 in the Cherokee. Crisp-shifting unit, though lockup happens a little early, leaving it trying to accelerate from 45mph in overdrive which isn't great unless you're hammering it a bit. Super reliable and plenty strong for the 4.0, though.
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Really? Are we talking about the Aisin AW4? Because that's a 4spd. I don't know what a 3-speed would be like. I like the AW4 in the Cherokee. Crisp-shifting unit, though lockup happens a little early, leaving it trying to accelerate from 45mph in overdrive which isn't great unless you're hammering it a bit. Super reliable and plenty strong for the 4.0, though.
TJs have a 3 speed auto RH30 or RH32 for the 4.0L. Very high first and second ratio and then third gear ratio is crazy low. Agreed the Cherokees have a great tranny.
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Oh that sounds AWFUL. o_O
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Especially for a vehicle with the aerodynamics of a barn.
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**** yes.

I'm going to go broke with this damn thing. Might sell off red Miata to fund this jeep.

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...Cherokee of Rarity...
Lol, might as well be a Miata. Here's a rare "Cherokee".



We got a warning from the city for operating a chop shop when I moved my lift kit from my 4dr xj to my mj.



I was a Jeep nut long before I knew miatas existed. My mom had an XJ when I was a little kid and it was such a good car that at one point every member of my immediate family had one. I'll have to look for the picture of us with all of them.
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