View Full Version : N00b question.

05-16-2008, 07:19 PM
I'm new to the 4x4 trucks and relatively new to learning about cars in general.
I'm looking to ditch my car and pick up a 4.0l Cherokee, leaning towards a 98, and I need something cheap and reliable, it will be a daily driver as well as a slow weekend trek project, my question is, what would be suitable KMs for this engine and still be around the 2-3G mark? What is the higher end of these engines? Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

Lego Racer
05-16-2008, 09:02 PM
that 4.0L is a strong motor!! my 2cents. I guess for your price range it all depends on what you come across. I picked up my 1996 Cherokee for $19.. no rust and a new trany, it only had 147km's.... Then again I'm a car dealer so it isn't hard to find something for me.

I would say you would be looking at the 250 + km range.

05-16-2008, 09:36 PM
I sold my last 98 XJ with 281,000 on it. I've seen lots over 300,000

05-16-2008, 11:52 PM
mines an 88 and has 330kms, and still runnin strong

05-17-2008, 12:13 AM
Ok great, mostly I see around 240,000 in my price so that sounds fine then, thanks alot for the help, APPRECIATE IT!

05-21-2008, 09:03 PM
a xj with 240000 k on it is still plenty strong, mine has 312000 and 36`s on it and its still hits 150/160km no problem the newer, 95+ you will be spending more than $5000 on one, 91+ you get the 4.0HO and you can get them cheaper, around 1200 to 2000 bucks,

05-21-2008, 09:34 PM
I've got an 86 with the 2.5L and over 427 000 km on it.. still runs strong, looks like amc DID build them right :D

05-21-2008, 10:24 PM
I've got an 86 with the 2.5L and over 427 000 km on it..


05-22-2008, 03:53 PM
ya my 86 2.5 has 302 000 and still has balls but ill be up grading to a HO as soon as possible

05-22-2008, 04:15 PM
I wouldn't spend too much time with any other motor than the 4L in these things..

Explorer guy418
05-22-2008, 04:15 PM
i ran a 88 cherokee 4L with no oil filter at like 6000rpm for 10 mins. and it was still givin her shit.

05-22-2008, 04:31 PM
i have a 88 thats been sittin for a few years i go out and start it up fires right up 250,000 km just rips yes its for sale 1200.00 obo

05-22-2008, 08:44 PM
Wow I got my 98 2 years ago with 95 000km on it for $6000. Now its got about 135 000km on it now.

05-22-2008, 08:47 PM
I just sold my 98 with 138000 on it for $3000