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Old 01-07-2007, 06:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Full size or XJ a little input from you folks

Folks, hello.

Some history I've owned in my life 3 cj's and a J10. So when I was pressed to get an new family vehicle for me. I hunt/fish back roads and pipelines but not to hardcore. My vehicle duties will also include to and from work and picking up the childern. 3 time a weel. It will still be my second vehicle but my main one. I have a 65 for f250 for fun.

SO I've been looking at toy 4runners and xj's and one 86 full size wagon. I'm leaning against the 4runner. So Xj or FS . Locally there is a 98 with 5 speed plain jane xj 4 door(rare???). my thoughts lift 33's and maybe gears. Or the same for the 86 thats lifted already. I've tried to pro's cons thing but I'd like some help from you guys/gals. both will come in at about the same price.

98 parts-o-plenty everybody owns one.

86 cool factor +10


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Old 01-07-2007, 11:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I’ve got an XJ, and I like it. It’s good on gas, (14 in town), easy as hell to park and will run forever. Add a lift, 33’s, gears and a locker and you’ll be good to go. But, it’s small. Squeezing a lot of kids or gear in there might be tough.

On a side note, I just got rid of my ‘78 IH Traveler (to make room for the XJ), and I really miss it. Full size rigs are cool, and I kick my self in the ass every time I see a Scout.
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Old 01-07-2007, 01:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I thought of the size thing also. That's kinda why I'm here now. I had plans for a 77 3/4 burb. but the state kinda shut me down . It's right on the emmissions line.

I have 3 kids 11,5,and 2. So yes it would be a squeeze. but It's my ride and the mini van is the wifes DD and trip machine. Seating on a full size would be the same with a little more room.

Thanks but, I'm still on the fence.

Any thoughts auto vs Standard.???



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Old 01-09-2007, 05:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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One vote for the XJ. Fuel injection is the only way to go. My XJ ,a 91 has NO smog equipment other than a cat, and I'm pretty sure the newer ones are the same way. Parts are readily available, both OEM & performance (lifts,etc.)
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XJ - cheap, super reliable, and its gonna fit down the trail a hell of alot easier. Not sure where all you wheel, but I know many trails a FS couldn't begin to get on.

check out www.naxja.org

the 5-speed is more rare, but its a fine tranny, the AW4 auto is a great tranny. make sure it has a 8.25 rear (not a d35) add a 4.5" lift, 33s and 4.56s/locker(s) and go. Tooons of after market also for bumpers/armor, etc.

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Old 01-09-2007, 11:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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my buddy had an xj before he bought his yota. that thing was fun as hell on 35s. go xj
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Old 01-10-2007, 10:05 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Full Size all the way!

Aftermarket support is increasing every day
XJ's are everywhere... not unique at all
Unibodys suck
plenty of room for the whole family
Much cheaper to get into and upgrade
IFSJA.org if you decide to go fullsize.
EDIT: Less insurance
Depending on what year... no emissions requirements
I have seen my buddy's STOCK '74 wag (only trial mod is rear add a leafs to combat spring sag) go places that only the $70K TJ/YJ crowd would dare go.
95% of wags are automatic. IIRC the '60s wags were the only ones that came stock with T176. Fairly easy to swap if you wanted to.

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I've been a member of IFSJA for a few years now. great community.

thanks for the boost.

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