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Convince me to not trade for a cherokee

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by maximilian55, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. Mar 24, 2013 at 10:56 PM
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    maximilian55

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    Ya cherokees are cheap as dirt. i would only buy one that was already lifted and had most everything i wanted. Only problem with that is alot of people ghetto-rig their lifts and break stuff.

    But my truck is in pretty good shape. the paint is a little scratched from thick brush but thats about it. and a little rust on the tailgate. and i lost one of my damn AC/Heater knobs
     
  2. Mar 24, 2013 at 10:58 PM
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    I'd highly recommend doing the suspension work and mods yourself and buying stock purely because there's a LOT of factors that can go wrong if done incorrectly. Nice part is, parts are plentifully available and cheap
     
  3. Mar 24, 2013 at 11:00 PM
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    Hey now, I gave excellent advice. And posted a picture:D
     
  4. Mar 24, 2013 at 11:01 PM
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    One of the main reasons im so interested in jeeps is because of the body. i think they can look dang sexy. and i could use the extra room.

    but as far as wheeling/offroading goes, i take my truck off road quite often, however ive rarely had the need for a vehicle that had better offroad capabilites then my stock tacoma.
     
  5. Mar 24, 2013 at 11:03 PM
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    how much would it cost to lift a stock cherokee about 4 inches? for the lower end kits. I was looking online and found kits for like 1,500 or so. which is much more expensive compared to some lifts for the tacoma (like the bilisteins and aal)
     
  6. Mar 24, 2013 at 11:05 PM
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    cmack

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    You posted the wrong one :p

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    Honestly, it comes down to your preference then. You will have a decent decrease in MPGs...I average about 14-15 mixed, and when I wheel it's about 10-12. BTW if you are planning on sleeping in the back at all, it is NOT as big as it looks :laugh: I am 6ft tall and it is a very tight squeeze for me. The BIGGEST thing is they do like to rust also if you aren't careful.

    Here's mine.....
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  7. Mar 24, 2013 at 11:06 PM
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    cmack

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    nooooooo you can do a decent 4.5" lift for 5-600.....just don't do long arms. they are amazing for crawling but pricey and unnecessary if you don't do that kind of wheeling
     
  8. Mar 24, 2013 at 11:09 PM
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    Just ask yourself this how many jeeps do you see around the world being used by people off road not in america
     
  9. Mar 24, 2013 at 11:09 PM
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    Thanks for your help, im definitely going to think about it for awhile. If i could sell my tacoma and have enough extra money to add a lift then i would possibly do it.
     
  10. Mar 24, 2013 at 11:11 PM
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    keep the tacoma! post up a pic of your rig, im sure ill recognize it from around town
     
  11. Mar 24, 2013 at 11:11 PM
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    Plenty.....
    PM me if you have any questions or also feel free to post in my build thread. There's some other Jeep guys on here that hang in there too.
     
  12. Mar 24, 2013 at 11:17 PM
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    There is a huge ORV park ten minutes from my house, and 90% of the vehicles headed up there everyday are lifted cherokees, the rest are heavily modded SAS bobbed toyotas on trailers lol
     
  13. Mar 24, 2013 at 11:17 PM
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    thanks man ill definitely send you a message if i have a question

    i might post one in the next few days if I make a build thread. But i got a white single cab with a black toolbox, black emblems. and a red mt si lax sticker in the back. And i got the exhaust cut off right after the cat haha so that makes my truck stick out
     
  14. Mar 24, 2013 at 11:22 PM
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    I have a '97 Cherokee, and if I fold the rear seat down it fits a mattress very well. The 4.0 is an awesome engine, has a ton of low-end torque. Gotta love that factory solid front axle too :D
     
  15. Mar 24, 2013 at 11:22 PM
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    standard north bend, mine and chases (the red long travel one) both rocked that until i just picked up a muffler a few months back
     
  16. Mar 24, 2013 at 11:29 PM
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    haha ya steinburg cut off his muffler too. its insanely loud. i bought a raptor exhaust to throw on, but i had troubles with the clamps and just gave up.
     
  17. Mar 24, 2013 at 11:29 PM
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    I was able to stack lift kits on my XJ for 6.5 inches of lift. Total cost was around $750-800. Also has 28 inches (could go more with some other mods) of susp travel. I'd like to see a 4X4 IFS setup with that kind of flex.
     
  18. Mar 25, 2013 at 10:24 AM
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    I gave advice to Cmack regarding his Cherokee. I've had two in the past, and would still be driving one, had I not totaled the last one.

    I love my Taco, but I loved and miss my XJ's!
     
  19. Mar 25, 2013 at 1:50 PM
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    Looks like to me that there isnt a lot of hard core wheeling to be had in his area and or hes not really interested in it. It this case the SFA is a moot point, and IMHO SFA is the ONLY reason to consider a Cherokee over a Tacoma.

    OP.... Keep Your Taco.
     
  20. Mar 25, 2013 at 1:57 PM
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