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jeep grand Cherokees

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by Nitronick, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. Oct 28, 2010 at 11:50 AM
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    Nitronick

    Nitronick [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Is it just me or are theses like the dumbest jeeps to have and to lift. My buddies sister has one and she has spent way to much money on lifting it and everything else, and she thinks its the shit. it has a 5 inch lift with 33's and my taco only has a 3 inch with 33's and mine still has better clearance and still is bigger. :D

    I mean im not a complete jeep hater but she is one of thoses people that wont shut up about it and wont stop saying how much better it is than tacoma's. But i always say well, its funny how jeep compares there WHOLE line of products that are specifically ment for offroad to toyota's 2 main offroaders the tacoma and 4runner, and they still manage to be just as good if not better.

    She always says that her is straight axle, and i response well i have no freaking clue why they would be a straight axle on a soccer mom car! I dunno, if this is a basis opinion but it seems like people with jeeps are usually real douche bags.

    At one point i kind of wanted a cherrokee or maybe a hard top wrangler but after listening to her bitch about how cool her jeep is, i dont if wanna think about getting one ever!
     
  2. Oct 28, 2010 at 11:55 AM
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    TacoCat

    TacoCat Look away, I'm hideous!

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    my sister in law has a grand cherokee :anonymous:

    I liked my 95 wrangler back in the day, but that was a totally different vehicle.
     
  3. Oct 28, 2010 at 12:09 PM
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    Nitronick

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    yea wranglers are totally different vehicles.
     
  4. Oct 28, 2010 at 12:16 PM
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    Fat Bob's 2.75'' lift, on Cooper ATR 30x9.5x15, AFE Pro Dry S Filter, Secondary air filter removed, no mud flaps, cut exhaust, armor lid tonneau cover.
    My wife has a grand Cherokee 4x4 dual lockers Hemi this all comes stock pretty capable ride. I know we are all Toyota bias here in TW but I think some of have to admit you have to put alot of many into a tacoma to get dual lockers 300+ HP. I've had 85 toyota rock crawler it was awsome but I had 10k to 12k in it. I also had a Jeep CJ7 i only had about 6K in that they performed the same its all about your perference. Bigger doesn't mean better go climb some off camber stuff with a grand cherokee with lockers you will be surprised what they can do. I love my yotas but Jeeps been doing things alot longer. I don't think I'm a doche bag but I've been called worst, again a straight axle is far superior to IFS flexing and strength. Don't talk shi* on her Jeep you might be on the trail one day with her and your IFS might break something, her Straight axle problay won't.
     
  5. Oct 28, 2010 at 12:24 PM
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    Jeeps are very capable, but just wait till they start breaking and your dumping money into they all the time. I've had 2 Jeeps and my family have had many. They are great when everything is working but rarely does that happen.
     
  6. Oct 28, 2010 at 12:26 PM
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    yea but she has the 4.0l. but is it really worth it with all the problems the jeeps have? i mean, she has had wayy to many problems with that thing, since she has had it, and ive had my yota longer and ive no problems what soever!
     
  7. Oct 28, 2010 at 12:33 PM
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    I agree with some problems in jeeps, but I only had a few minor ones with mine it's all about preventitive maintance. I do agree yotas are less prone to problems and easier to work on. But there something about the sound of a v8 and having the power espeically in the sand dunes or mud
     
  8. Oct 28, 2010 at 12:37 PM
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    i agree with you on that one, the v8 would be nice for mud..but is the v8 needed for any other reason? i mean its not like you can tow anything big anyways..
     
  9. Oct 28, 2010 at 12:38 PM
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    steve o 77 braaap

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    Well all I know is they failed miserably with this thing.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Oct 28, 2010 at 12:46 PM
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    x2222222..... Mine was a 96 GC w/ the 318 V8. I loved the power but after dumping thousands of $$$ into it and then having the transmission go out. I was done. There was something about the sound/power of the V8 that made that thing a beast!
     
  11. Oct 28, 2010 at 12:47 PM
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    Failed how explain? Is that just a comment because you don't like the styling? Jeep hater? Toyota Bias? again explain?
     
  12. Oct 28, 2010 at 12:48 PM
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    i agree, not a big fan of the new one at all..
     
  13. Oct 28, 2010 at 12:52 PM
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    My sister had a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee and traded it in after 3 years and 40,000 miles. She said the damn thing just made too many noises for her plus the fact that it just stopped on her twice on the highway.
     
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    I want to see a pic!
     
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    steve o 77 braaap

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    Mostly the styling. I can't really comment on the performance since I have never seen one in person, but the IFS & IRS are not promising.
     
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    My reason why I would never get a Jeep is plain and simple, its made by Chrysler, and that there is the reason I would never get one.
     
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    Why? They're finally going back to their 2000ish roots. My wife has a 2001 Grand Cherokee and it's the shit. 4.7L V8 300ft/lbs torque, full time 4WD. And if you get the Quadra Drive it's pretty much ATRAC. Front and back, side to side power distribution to the wheels.

    Not bad for 2001. All it's needed so far is oil changes, spark plugs and a new fuel filter since it was bought.

    And they look badass lifted.

    [​IMG] Not ours but same year, colour and configuration, minus the lift, tires and rack.
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    Yes Please!
     
  18. Oct 28, 2010 at 1:31 PM
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    Wife had a 04 Limited with the V-8. It was one of the most luxurious vehicles I ever owned. Power everything, the Infinity stereo was amazing Heated leather with memory seating. I love the Taco, but I miss some of those features.
     
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    I had one and wheeled it pretty hard. J.E.E.P. Just Empty Every Pocket.
     
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    That looks badass man. That 2011 looks badass too but i think I would want a 2000 or something
     
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