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Discussion in 'General Jeep Discussion' started by COroamer, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. Feb 12, 2020 at 2:00 PM
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    COroamer

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    I’m currently looking at buying a 95 XJ. I don’t know a ton about them I’ve only owned wranglers. My lady unfortunately feels differently about the lack of a normal roof and I want her to start coming out on the trails with me so it’s time to change. It’s appealing because it’s been built using quality parts and just had a new engine professional installed as with all the other work done. I’m wondering what know issues with these and things to be aware of while looking at it? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Feb 12, 2020 at 2:05 PM
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  3. Feb 12, 2020 at 2:06 PM
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    And the parts list

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  4. Feb 12, 2020 at 2:31 PM
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    Floorboard rust is a common problem.
    Cracks in the "frame" where the steering box mounts.
    Upper door hinges pulling away from the A-pillar.

    I'd be curious to know what they did to lift the rear suspension as it's not noted and from the picture the back doesn't flex very much so either they are running a rear sway bar (not likely) or the rear suspension is pretty stiff.
     
  5. Feb 12, 2020 at 3:53 PM
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    I’ll definitely keep an eye out for that and ask him about the lift in the back but I like to do long trips when I wheel so the stiff springs in the back might not be a bad thing when it’s loaded up. Could I daily something like this too?
     
  6. Feb 12, 2020 at 4:40 PM
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    A long arm front suspension would also help it ride smoother and flex better.
    Sure you can DD it, I know many people that do.
    What size tires? 35"s?
     
  7. Feb 12, 2020 at 8:14 PM
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    Ok sweet and yea 35s
     

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