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Old 01-02-2012, 03:49 PM
Tyler01 Tyler01 is offline
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Default Ranger vs Cherokee

I wanna try to keep my Ranger but by this Summer I wanna try to buy me a 4x4. This is what I personally would want.

90/92 Ford Ranger 4.0L V6 4x4 Stock Manuel
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Square Body (Not sure what year) Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 5 Speed Manuel


This is how I would love them to look but they most deff wont but this is like full all out 4x4 the way i want it

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Old 01-02-2012, 04:23 PM
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Default Re: Ranger vs Cherokee

Form my experience, 5speed Cherokee's are almost impossible to find. You would have a way easier time finding a nicer ranger for much cheaper than a cherokee that is in worse condition.
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:39 PM
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Default Re: Ranger vs Cherokee

Had a cherokee and its sucked on gas and was a POS. Only thing I miss was the power.
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:41 PM
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Default Re: Ranger vs Cherokee

buddy of mine had a 5spd 4.0 cherokee...thing was a torque monster!
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:22 PM
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If you can find a decent shape Jeep Cherokee 5spd for a decent price get that, those motors (4.0 I6) last forever and they are not gona lie way better then a Ranger, my Dad's 97 has 202,000 miles and she still runs like brand new, and that one you posted looks like a 97-01 bodystyle you posted but they had that style from 93-97and changed them very little from 97-01
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:31 PM
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i personally like the way rangers look better
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:32 PM
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i love to have an XJ...not gonna lie
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:34 PM
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i like more the ranger's look then the cherokee in the pics you posted
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:34 PM
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i love to have an XJ...not gonna lie
Iv'e tried getting my Dad to sell me his cause he doesnt need 2 SUVs but he wont...gonna try again when he gets this 06 FX4 F-150
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:36 PM
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Well I know its nearly impossible to find a manuel Cherokee but Iv always liked the way they had so much room plus i can seat 2 more extra people....But the Ranger I personally like cuz there really light and if the 4.0 is any better than my 2.9 I just cant imagine..

So idk I work at a restruant and I have about $200 every month after bills considering im 16 so I still got a good bit of time before I have to decide. Ima try to finish my Ranger and Ill save from there cuz plans for Ranger are (In Order)

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Old 01-02-2012, 06:39 PM
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Well I know its nearly impossible to find a manuel Cherokee but Iv always liked the way they had so much room plus i can seat 2 more extra people....But the Ranger I personally like cuz there really light and if the 4.0 is any better than my 2.9 I just cant imagine..

So idk I work at a restruant and I have about $200 every month after bills considering im 16 so I still got a good bit of time before I have to decide. Ima try to finish my Ranger and Ill save from there cuz plans for Ranger are (In Order)

Ranger:
Tint Windows/Taillights
Finally Paint
Mustang Wheels
Finish Exaust
Lower (Maybe)


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Craigslist can be you best friend...found a jeep a couple of weeks back with a 5spd and it was only 900 bucks, nothig wrong just had shit loads of miles
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:47 PM
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Default Re: Ranger vs Cherokee

Well I truly dont know what i want.... They both will be about the same price being 4x4 around 1500/2000 (where I live anyway) They wont look nowhere that great when I first buy it. They both have pros/cons.

I havent owned Neither 4.0 Liter Ranger Nor Jeep so i really dont know much about there pros and cons
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:54 PM
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Default Re: Ranger vs Cherokee

i have a 4.0 ranger on 33's and had it on 30's and they are great all around motors and reliable i racked 5xxx miles worth of beating it and still runs great

4.0 jeep my buddies runs great and has a little more torque than my ranger. he did the 5 speed swap and it has plenty of power and around 14 mpg

boath are reialable and boath are easy to get parts for. personal preferance is usually the biggest factor
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:58 PM
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Default Re: Ranger vs Cherokee

i use my 94 ranger as a DD and my 98 grand cherokee as my 4x4 so id personally say get the jeep for offroading.
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:53 PM
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Default Re: Ranger vs Cherokee

Jeeps are a great off road vehicle. If you get a Cherokee, don't get a Grand Cherokee. Anyone I've known who had one hated them, mainly because of their unreliability.

If you go with a Ranger, try to get an FX4 Level II. They have a lot of those nice "little" extras that you would want in an off road vehicle.
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