So, who knows about Jeeps? - Page 2 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Insert BS here A place to discuss anything you want

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-09-2012, 10:47 AM   #21
Newb
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: metro detroit
Posts: 39
Total Cats: 0
Default

i second the reliability of the cherokee, but go with the auto if you will ever be using it to tow. I have a 2k classic I bought last year, and have never looked back. Just make sure to throw on a tranny cooler for some cheap insurance. mileage has been pretty decent at about 22-24mpg, but mind you it's basically stock and im 95% highway
twistytime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2012, 11:39 AM   #22
Hear me Meow
iTrader: (3)
 
skidude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Outside Portland Maine
Posts: 1,993
Total Cats: 13
Default

I drove a '93 cherokee sport for a year and it was great! It is the only automatic transmission that I have ever actually liked. I bought it for $550, put another $500 in it, and it was bomb proof. I sold it for $950 a year later when I bought my outback. They are great because they are incredibly simple, so there is nothing to go wrong. Mine had 225k miles when I bought it, and it ran rough, but new plug wires fixed that and it purred like a kitten for the whole time I owned it. I got about 16mpg in it I think.
skidude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2012, 11:58 AM   #23
Senior Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: misery
Posts: 1,130
Total Cats: 9
Default

i have a zj with some front end issues. but the car is seriously awesome.
parts are fairly cheap. there are a million jeep forums too
phillyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2012, 06:55 PM   #24
Junior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 384
Total Cats: 1
Default

I passed on the white 2wd one, found an awesome deal on a 4x4 2-door. I'll be sure to post pics when I pick it up on Sunday!
_spyder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2012, 07:49 PM   #25
Hear me Meow
iTrader: (3)
 
skidude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Outside Portland Maine
Posts: 1,993
Total Cats: 13
Default

Good choice! 5-speed?
skidude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2012, 08:41 PM   #26
Junior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 384
Total Cats: 1
Default

Nope, after hearing about how awesome the automatic is, I opened up my search. Plus then I don't have to worry about swapping a clutch.
_spyder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2012, 10:31 AM   #27
Elite Member
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Springfield IL
Posts: 2,750
Total Cats: 24
Default

That would be a smart choice.
chpmnsws6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2012, 01:14 PM   #28
Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Beckley, WV
Posts: 868
Total Cats: 36
Default

Reading this thread has reinvigorated my want for a cherokee.
Tekel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2012, 03:07 PM   #29
Newb
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Near the canyons, Socal.
Posts: 9
Total Cats: 0
Default

I have been looking for one for a wile. Great vehicles.
nubskillz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2012, 10:58 PM   #30
Elite Member
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Overland Park, Kansas
Posts: 5,382
Total Cats: 43
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by phillyb View Post
i have a zj with some front end issues. but the car is seriously awesome.
parts are fairly cheap. there are a million jeep forums too
----. Yeah. "Death Wobble." How the hell did I forget about that? Even though it's a POS Chrysler I really do love my jeep.. but seriously, bad tires can actually cause the wobble. Every time it happens I want to punch a Chrysler engineers face in.

Replaced track bar, Outer tierod, drag link, and stabilizer. Checked control arm bushings which looked acceptable for age, balljoints are rock solid, didn't really find ANYTHING that'd cause it except maybe a .5mm lateral movement on the steering box output. Replaced front tires and performed a measuring tape alignment, hasn't done it in months.

Consider the 5.2 Magnum is the same basic motor as the 5.9 Magnum which came in the 98ZJ-Limited. Off the shelf crank, rods, pistons and you've got a 408 starting with the 5.9 block, which was also found in mid-90s 1500 Dodge trucks. Yeah, I'm going to megasquirt it, too.

elesjuan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2012, 11:20 PM   #31
Senior Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: misery
Posts: 1,130
Total Cats: 9
Default

it's getting to much worse...
and it's mainly when turning left. the jeep sounds like ----.
it's not that bad when going straight or turning right, so it's not death wobble. luckily, i haven't had that issue.
phillyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2012, 11:35 PM   #32
Elite Member
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Overland Park, Kansas
Posts: 5,382
Total Cats: 43
Default

Dang, sorry to hear that. I've a strange "click" sometimes when I'm turning wheels while stationary.

My first experience with death wobble was probably the scariest moment of my life. Had NEVER heard of such a thing prior to that.
elesjuan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2012, 02:37 AM   #33
Elite Member
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Springfield IL
Posts: 2,750
Total Cats: 24
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by elesjuan View Post
Dang, sorry to hear that. I've a strange "click" sometimes when I'm turning wheels while stationary.

My first experience with death wobble was probably the scariest moment of my life. Had NEVER heard of such a thing prior to that.
Tires, stabilizer, and low caster numbers all attribute to the fun death wobble. Lots of trucks get it, not just Jeeps.

That ZJ sounds like poo, but its badassness more then makes up for it!
chpmnsws6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2012, 03:47 AM   #34
Elite Member
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Overland Park, Kansas
Posts: 5,382
Total Cats: 43
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chpmnsws6 View Post
That ZJ sounds like poo, but its badassness more then makes up for it!
You ARE hearing it with basically open headers... I like the choppy cam, myself.
elesjuan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2012, 04:02 AM   #35
Elite Member
iTrader: (24)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cypress, TX
Posts: 3,778
Total Cats: 35
Default

I already knew my GFs Cherokee with the 4.0 was relatively quick, but had no idea they put a 5.9 in the Grand Cherokees. Holy crap!
Bryce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2012, 07:19 AM   #36
Junior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Eire
Posts: 113
Total Cats: 3
Default

We had a '96 Sport VM 2.5lt Turbo Diesel for a while, great fun. It had its moments... oil leaks (new catch can), rear spring sag (gave it a 2 inch lift over the stock diesel 2 inch lift), rear brakes binding when wet (went sideways at stop signs), rear bearings, rear axle (due to bearing wear), clutch slave goes soft (needs removing and pumping up again to remove air), heads cracked twice (common VM diesel issue), EGR replaced, 2 injectors, a piston + bearings + rings, rear taillift struts, headlight tilt switch burned out dramatically (had to jump out, was choking), fuel lines split, rocker bolts stripped (helicoiled) + more, but still loved it ;-)





Most of the big issues were related to the VM Diesel and sorted in the end ;-) Would buy another.
Stevo11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2012, 04:17 PM   #37
Elite Member
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Overland Park, Kansas
Posts: 5,382
Total Cats: 43
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bryce View Post
I already knew my GFs Cherokee with the 4.0 was relatively quick, but had no idea they put a 5.9 in the Grand Cherokees. Holy crap!
You bet your *** they did..

Stock they were rated at 245hp/345tq AWD and weighed around 4000#. Best friend bought one in 98 when they first came out and we discovered how easy it was to troll highschool kids in the 5.0 mustangs and pretty much everything else on the streets with it. Damn thing did 0-60 in upper 6 second range and clicked off 14 second quarter runs..

Only available in 3 colors:



Attached Thumbnails
So, who knows about Jeeps?-1998_jeep_grand_cherokee_4_dr_5_9_limited_4wd_suv-pic-3670725852853124970.jpeg   So, who knows about Jeeps?-jeep1.jpg   So, who knows about Jeeps?-9802_01z-1998_jeep_grand_cherokee_limited-front.jpg  
elesjuan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2012, 04:57 PM   #38
Senior Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: misery
Posts: 1,130
Total Cats: 9
Default

gonna have my engine builder source me a new axle...
second axle in like 3 months.
phillyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2012, 11:27 PM   #39
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Little Rock, AR
Posts: 3,109
Total Cats: 127
Default

If anybody is interested in cheap but good led lights I've been testing these fo a year with good results.



I have two of these up front

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...id=12034887279

Both 12v plug and play

And two of these in the rear

http://www.ledssuperbright.com/3w-hi...9-module-p-274
jacob300zx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2012, 11:38 PM   #40
Elite Member
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Overland Park, Kansas
Posts: 5,382
Total Cats: 43
Default

Speaking of Jeeps...



Received that in a txt today. Guess my buddy was having a little too much fun in his yard.. lol
elesjuan is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Toyota Pickup Engine Swap B.S. Monk Build Threads 24 12-11-2016 03:21 PM
Help multi issues here! ReallyRottenTurbo MEGAsquirt 4 09-22-2015 01:49 PM
Jeep soft top help aidandj Insert BS here 1 09-15-2015 09:09 AM
2010 Grassroots Challenge Turbo Jeep Cherokee Pseudosport Build Threads 41 12-20-2013 04:08 PM
1999 Jeep wrangler sport - $13000 OBO mighty mouse Cars for sale/trade 0 11-13-2009 03:06 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:16 PM.