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Old August 17th, 2004, 06:49
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best year

i did the seach on threads but seems is not here any more, i planing to get a xj newer i currently have a 90 xj limited and i really love them, but is rusted from the bottom and i prefer to sell it and get a newer one whit ho, open cooling system, my questions is what year is the best to get, i planing to lift it and use for hardcore offroad
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Old August 17th, 2004, 07:19
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Re: best year

i've had a 94 and a 99 and the 99 definetly feels more solid. i have read on here a few times that 99 was the best year but i dont remember the reasons given.
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Old August 17th, 2004, 07:21
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Re: best year

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i did the seach on threads but seems is not here any more, i planing to get a xj newer i currently have a 90 xj limited and i really love them, but is rusted from the bottom and i prefer to sell it and get a newer one whit ho, open cooling system, my questions is what year is the best to get, i planing to lift it and use for hardcore offroad
91'+ had open cooling system and 4.0L HO motors. A lot of 87's had a dana 44 rear axles if they had the towing package. Get a 91'-96' for the HO motor and the older body style then if you need parts you can get them from an 84'-96'. 97'-01' was the newer body style with the more rounded edges and updated interior.
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Re: best year

i read somewhere that the 2000 is not really good as the older models
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Old August 17th, 2004, 08:25
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Re: best year

main reason being is the lp d30 and the 35 in the back. gonna need to replace the axles if you plan on doing moderate wheeling with any kind of tires or lockers.
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Old August 17th, 2004, 09:09
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Re: best year

Most 99's came with the hp30 and 8.25, 2000 up all have the lp30.
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Re: best year

I've heard that the chrysler 8.25 in the later models is nearly on par with a Dana 44 while the Dana 35 is much weaker. Also when they updated the body they significantly stiffened the unibody.
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Re: best year

i was searching the net and i think i just going to get a 97 which is tne new style from outside and inside
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Old August 18th, 2004, 05:51
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i'd recommend a 98 or 99, being a new design it is bound to have some kinks that would be worked out hopefully the following years.
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thanks for your help now i need to find a 98 o 99
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