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Old 06-17-2009, 05:06 PM   #1
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grand cherokee v8 reveiws needed

Im lookin at a few car now to daily drive and the grand cherokee v8 is one option. I need something to be able to pull my boat(which my jeep did fine) but also pull my jeep on my buggy trailer. I need to know how reliable these v8 engines in the cherokees are and how much power they have if anyone has delt with these before. Im lookin at one with 122,000 miles. does that seem high for that motor, cause from my experience with the jeeps striaght 6 thats nothing. thanks

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What year and what motor?

What does it have for the rest of the drive train?
Trans case???? 247, 249???
2 or 4 wd?

I never cared to use a unibody vehicle as a tow rig but I've use my 04 V8 WJ to pull my TJ and really wished I had trailer brakes and some overload springs. Mine is rated to tow 6500 lbs...the highest of any grand.

Let me know the year and motor option...also the t-case ....there are many for the grand cherokee...I'll let you know what it is rated to tow.

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its a 2000 4wd. 4.7 litre grand cherokee. dont know the t-case or tranny.
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I have a 95 Grand with the 5.2 and use it to tow my jeep on the trailer. It does well enough for what it is. I would highly suggest air bags in the back and a brake controller. After that it's good to go. I've had no problems with mine and am in the process of trying to sell it.
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Jeep Grand Cherokee WJ - Trailer towing

^^^^^ link to tow rates.....also a great webpage for WJ info.
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trailer brakes are not an option for towing a vehicle with a grand cherokee, they're mandatory.

4.7 is a good motor, it has some very small oil passages with screens inside, that can get plugged up and ruin everything, if you change the oil regularly it isn't an issue. i think they're nice vehicles

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