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Old April 29th, 2012, 11:44
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Renix Yes or no?

I'm new to this forum and I was hoping that someone could provide me with some advice. I am thinking about buying a 4.0 Jeep Cherokee of '89. What are the experiences with the Renix system, intelligent buy or not?
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Old April 29th, 2012, 12:39
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Re: Renix Yes or no?

Renix if fine. The difference in horse power is more in the way it is measured than in reality.
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Old April 29th, 2012, 12:39
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Re: Renix Yes or no?

all depends of condition and price. i have only had the renix stuff so i am not one to answer your question. but i am starting to really understand the system and it's complex simplicity.
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Old April 29th, 2012, 12:56
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Re: Renix Yes or no?

I think the price is fair, its 2250 Dollar. The Jeep has a 3" lift, 31" tires(6 of them), warn winch, snorkel, 120 000 miles and a very clean interior.
Over here, this is a reasonable price.

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Old April 29th, 2012, 13:20
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Re: Renix Yes or no?

Where is here?

Not a horrible price here.
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Re: Renix Yes or no?

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Where is here?

Not a horrible price here.
He's from Genk, of course...says so right up top. Everyone knows where Genk is...no?!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genk

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Old April 29th, 2012, 14:38
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He's from Genk, of course...says so right up top. Everyone knows where Genk is...no?!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genk

Sorry, Genk is in Belgium, Europe
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Old April 29th, 2012, 15:09
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Re: Renix Yes or no?

Depends on what you want to do with it. If it is a second car and a hobby, why not.

Parts are getting a bit scarce in Europe.

One Euro fifty to one Euro eighty a liter for gas is gonna make you cry, if you drive it very much (around $8 a gallon).

Going price for them around here is about half that, they are not sought after because of the price of fuel.

Make sure the modifications are approved, you may have some issues with inspection.

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Old April 29th, 2012, 15:13
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Re: Renix Yes or no?

nevermind
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Old April 29th, 2012, 22:48
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Depends on what you want to do with it. If it is a second car and a hobby, why not.

Parts are getting a bit scarce in Europe.

One Euro fifty to one Euro eighty a liter for gas is gonna make you cry, if you drive it very much (around $8 a gallon).

Going price for them around here is about half that, they are not sought after because of the price of fuel.

Make sure the modifications are approved, you may have some issues with inspection.

I have two and two in parts in the garage, don't listen to me I'm a hypocrite.
Every thing is listed in the fahrzeugbrief, and it will be used as a 3th car, play only.
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Old April 29th, 2012, 22:50
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nevermind
What do you meen by that?
Is it nevermind as in leave it be? Or as in no worry's?
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Old April 30th, 2012, 08:37
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Re: Renix Yes or no?

RENIX.., lol, hmmm... Yes I have a RENIX! If it were not for the experts on this site I would be hard pressed to diagnosis my XJ's electrical system. Very few scan tools remain in the world which can be "plugged in" to a RENIX system for diagnosis. Therefore for those of us unlucky RENIX owners.., we are left to the standby volt/ohm meters, of which.., both digital, and analog models are necessary. So far with 200,000 plus on the engine.., it's been very dependable. Renix was only available for the years between 1987--1990, I believe.

Therefore it is probably prudent to find other XJ's around, i.e., either get a second one for parts, or.., a long shot perhaps where you live.., find them in a junk yard. Yes you could find most of all the parts you need to maintain one from sources in the U.S.A., and elsewheres on the internet.., and too from some members on this site, (as well as other sites), that might be willing to kick some across the pond to you. I'd help on that, but I have great problems finding parts for my own rig in Alaska.

The lift, winch, snorkel, six wheels/tires, etc., are expensive additions so you probably are getting a good price. The price is a moot thing, as in 'relativity', lol.

One thing to consider is to inform everyone on this site more information about the XJ you are looking at. Is it a 2X4, or 4X4? Is it, (kind of an apple, and organge thing)' an automatic, or manual transmission? The tranny is a big issue as many would say that the Puke manual is prone to failure, especially when hard running with big heavy tall tires, etc., as well as hard on that year's narrow wheel bearings My '89 manual tranny is holding up just fine, but I do 'baby' it; such as maintaining steady rpm running through snow, or mud. I chose not to go above a 2" lift in order to maintain driveline angles of degrees within 'stock' allowances of variance so as to not prematurely destroy propeller shaft 'u'-joints, and also not to have to expensively modify the transfer case. In other words, you can more easily gain more efficient, stronger, less expensive to maintain, and ease of modifications if you go to a 'newer' model. Seems '99 is the most prized.., but even 'it' has it's issues.

I chose '89 simply because it was available, and I had a deparate need for a 4X4, and it has been very dependable for me, again through deep snow, and heavily rutted mud/water filled one lane country trail type roads. With this XJ, I would never take on highly articulated rock climbing, nor balls-to-the-walls mud churning contests. However, if you are dead-set on the '89 for fun, consider taking out the rear stabilizer bar, (cut it in two), and obtaining front stabilizer bar disconnects, (such as JKS), which will allow you to disconnect for trail issues, gaining an additional 3"-4" of axle articulations, (but remember to reconnect for highway travel). There are many other modifications that will enhance an '89 XJ that you can find to turn your rig into a competant one, (be sure to check the "Modification" section of ). Since the radiator coolant system is a 'closed' type, you might want to go to an 'open' type. However, if you mess with any aspect of the '89 closed coolant system just remember to evacuate air in the system by pointing the vehicle down hill and allow the air to escape by temporarilly removing sending unit close to the firewall. Other than some of the above issues with the '89 year model, you get what you pay for.., lol, and then some... Sort of like a boat where you toss money into a hole in the water, (in order to float, and motivate). Since the '89 is old you might want to use phosphoric acid to make all rust inert, and then paint over all such areas. If your windshield is pock-marked with tiny microscopic craters, you might want to find a replacement. The braking system can be modified by learning from the modification section to this forum, as the '89 XJ brakes are lackluster in performance, (keep your distance, i.e., anticipate).

BTW: Dzjens.., I am looking for a battery tray from a diesel XJ, and am prepared to deal with you if you can find one from some junk yard over where you are at. Please "pm" me if you are interested in helping me, and ofcourse there will be others on this site who would also be interested in that item, as a lot of us want dual battery setups and do not want to fabricate them for various reasons. Also, there is some more info. that is not often shared on any forum due to some reason, or another that you will want to know about the '89 XJ, should you buy it.

LOL--Welcome to 'our' world of XJ's.., erhh.., ahhh.., good luck!?!
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Old April 30th, 2012, 13:20
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Re: Renix Yes or no?

update: it's a 4X4 automatic. I don't know what type off axle
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Old April 30th, 2012, 17:02
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Re: Renix Yes or no?

Note from DJ
Best Photos on Axle Differential Identification
From Truck Parts Specialists
http://truckparts-specialists.com/catalog/differentials/axle-and-differential-picture-guide.htm
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Old May 1st, 2012, 11:30
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Best Photos on Axle Differential Identification
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http://truckparts-specialists.com/catalog/differentials/axle-and-differential-picture-guide.htm
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