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Old 06-07-2010, 03:45 PM   #616
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hmmm...interesting that the 1992 Jeep Cherokee 4wd was ineligible. Wonder why? It's on WIki so it must be true.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cash_for_clunkers
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Old 06-07-2010, 06:57 PM   #617
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hmmm...interesting that the 1992 Jeep Cherokee 4wd was ineligible. Wonder why? It's on WIki so it must be true.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cash_for_clunkers
It probably got too good of gas mileage to qualify for the program, there was a note about a list of vehicles were made ineligible at the last minute for that reason.
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Old 06-08-2010, 04:35 AM   #618
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My 1997 was originally excluded from the program but was added toward the end from appeals. Cherokees were right on the edge of the EPA mileage limit. So there were some years that were not on the original list of eligible vehicles.
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Old 06-08-2010, 01:51 PM   #619
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AEV Jeep coversions.

Anybody have experience with this place? Quality outfit? Is the 3.8 enough in one of these? Looking for my first vehicle with real offroad capability but also highway worthy.
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Old 06-08-2010, 02:17 PM   #620
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I have no experience with AEV but they do seem to have well designed products.
As far as the 3.8 goes, I think it depends on what you have and what you're wanting to do.
I've got an unlimited Rubicon with a 6 speed. This is the second slowest vehicle I've owned. In reality, I don't really need any more power but an extra 100hp would be great.
I tow a 1600lb trailer for camping and it handles it OK.
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Old 06-08-2010, 02:20 PM   #621
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Anybody have experience with this place? Quality outfit? Is the 3.8 enough in one of these? Looking for my first vehicle with real offroad capability but also highway worthy.
They have worked on a few Mopar/Jeep Concepts. If you can afford it, I wouldn't hesitate. They did a Hemi conversion for one of my friends.
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Old 06-08-2010, 02:29 PM   #622
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Thanks guys. A 6 speed manual would probably be the way to go then.
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Old 06-08-2010, 03:40 PM   #623
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Anybody have experience with this place? Quality outfit? Is the 3.8 enough in one of these? Looking for my first vehicle with real offroad capability but also highway worthy.
here's a whole thread on AEV from folks with first hand experience. Some YouTube video of a Hemi converted Rubicon too (not the TJ but the abortion they have now).

http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ad.php?t=38217
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Old 06-08-2010, 03:44 PM   #624
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personally, I'm trying to research an LS1 into an XJ. There are some adapters out there but nobody offers a turn-key kit that I know of. It won't be an easy swap but how can you argue with losing 100 lbs and gaining at least 100 hp?
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Old 06-08-2010, 04:32 PM   #625
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I was very, very happy after I ditched the GM four banger in my CJ5 for a 305HO. Too much turned out to be just enough. It was crazy fun. I looked into doing that when I blew up my 4.0. But it looked like too much hassle in an XJ. Especially since I have to do emissions testing. The damn emissions testing here is what cost me the rocket CJ5.
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Old 06-08-2010, 04:50 PM   #626
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here's a whole thread on AEV from folks with first hand experience. Some YouTube video of a Hemi converted Rubicon too (not the TJ but the abortion they have now).

http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ad.php?t=38217
Thanks-that is a good site. You don't like the newer Rubicons? (I'm in the learning phase of these type of vehicles).
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:06 PM   #627
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Anybody have experience with this place? Quality outfit? Is the 3.8 enough in one of these? Looking for my first vehicle with real offroad capability but also highway worthy.
IMHO, all Jeeps are anemic on the highway. My 06 LJ is great cept for
gutless highway performance, I do have the auto though.
The 3.8 is no improvement in that area. Off road they work great, rock
crawling anyway.
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:29 PM   #628
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:39 PM   #629
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Old 06-08-2010, 06:49 PM   #630
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me too. reminds me of my old man's '77 quadra-trac with 401. In the summer we would lock in the transfer case and take out the front drive shaft (the only way to "shift" a quadra-trac into 2wd). that thing was fast as fuk and would do a one legged burnout for ....let's just say pretty far

mileage went up about 25% when in "2wd". Why didn't we take out the rear drive shaft and run in fwd? We never thought of that...
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