Considering Jeep Cherokee 2,5 as BOV

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Considering Jeep Cherokee 2,5 as BOV

Post by Leckie » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:10 pm

I'm considering to buy myself a new truck for outdoor pleasures and I've been looking at the Jeep Cherokee 2,5 1998.. But, I don't know anyone that owns one.. Maybe someone here could give me some advice?
What I should make sure is intact, in place or maybe someone could tell me how it handles?
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Re: Considering Jeep Cherokee 2,5 as BOV

Post by BubbaGump » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:36 am

the rear leaf springs tend to sag, look under the jeep for excessive rust typically around the rocker panels on both sides. also if you plan on doing your own work to it, the rear shocks bolt to the body using a nut welded into the frame rails, they are infamous for snapping.

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Re: Considering Jeep Cherokee 2,5 as BOV

Post by congochris » Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:09 am ... 45&t=58823" onclick=";return false;

Swunk's is a 4.0 instead of a 2.5, but eh. Still a 98 cherokee.

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Re: Considering Jeep Cherokee 2,5 as BOV

Post by GentryMillMan » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:36 am

A 2.5 in a Wrangler is one thing. However my personal opinion is that the Cherokee is just too heavy for that small of an engine. Of course gearing is different and it would get better gas mileage then the 4.0 but that all really depends on what is most important.
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Re: Considering Jeep Cherokee 2,5 as BOV

Post by Manliest » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:49 am

Go with the 4.0. I've had great experience with all of mine.

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Re: Considering Jeep Cherokee 2,5 as BOV

Post by jhumes » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:22 pm

I have a 1989 XJ with the old Renix 4.0. I like the Renix cuz its easy the work on and they are everywhere so parts are easy to find.

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