Before the Jeep SRT8 there was.....

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 1 week ago '10        #1
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Flex Luger 255 heat pts255
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Before the Jeep SRT8 there was.....
 

 
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Here's something you may not have known: Before the sporty Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8 came screaming into our lives with giant wheels and insane performance numbers, there was another high-performance Jeep: It had a 5.9-liter V8, it was one of the quickest SUVs of its day and it was only made in 1998.

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Dubbed the Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited, the late-'90s high-performance Grand Cherokee doesn't have very impressive numbers by today's standards: 245 horsepower, 345 lb-ft of torque, zero to 60 in 7.1 seconds. But placed in context, the 5.9 Limited was a brute: It debuted before the BMW X5, before the Porsche Cayenne, before Ford Explorer Sport (the high-performance one, not the 2-door one), before the Mercedes ML55 AMG... placing it in a league of its own among high-performance SUVs.

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Surprisingly, sales were fairly brisk. Even though the 5.9 Limited came fully equipped, debuted in the original Grand Cherokee's final model year, and returned something like 12 miles per gallon, Jeep managed to unload nearly 15,000 examples before retiring the vehicle -- and the engine -- altogether. A Grand Cherokee with a larger engine wouldn't return for nearly a decade, when Jeep finally came out with the SRT-8 model. Even Jeep's "Hemi" V8 -- at 5.7 liters -- wasn't quite as large.

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My favorite thing about the 5.9 Limited wasn't its luxury appointments or its final-year rarity, but rather its subtle enhancements over a normal model: Aside from new wheels, some badges and hood louvers, you'd never know you were looking at anything other than a regular ol' Grand Cherokee. Unless, of course, you monitored the fuel gauge.

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These days, 1998 Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited models are tremendously difficult to find; there are only a handful listed on Autotrader at any given time. You're more likely to see one on the street, where you'll notice the hood louvers and instantly know: This is the original high-performance luxury SUV.


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 1 week ago '15        #2
ChoAssUp 61 heat pts61
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An uncle of mine had this Jeep. Thing fell the fu*k apart.
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 ChoAssUp said:
An uncle of mine had this Jeep. Thing fell the fu*k apart.
Damn, I would've took that motor out and dropped it in some else.
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 Flex Luger said:
Damn, I would've took that motor out and dropped it in some else.
I'm not familiar with that 5.9L so idk what sorts of issues they have but I know that he blew the headgaskets twice, indicating the heads probably warped which is wild cause it uses a cast iron block and heads. Whoever worked on it probably didnt torque the heads down properly. Suspension squeaked like a mouse getting stepped on, seats ripped. Dude didn't take care of that truck.


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 1 week ago '14        #5
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I own a 1889 grand cherokee 4X4 original parts. Its almost as old as me.
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Love them sh*ts.
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 R3A50N said:
I own a 1889 grand cherokee 4X4 original parts. Its almost as old as me.
Damn a 1889 Jeep
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 R3A50N said:
I own a 1889 grand cherokee 4X4 original parts. Its almost as old as me.
That thing come with a carriage ?
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 RevolverLuciana said:
Damn a 1889 Jeep
n*gga got the Jeep prototype n sh*t
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 ChoAssUp said:
I'm not familiar with that 5.9L so idk what sorts of issues they have but I know that he blew the headgaskets twice, indicating the heads probably warped which is wild cause it uses a cast iron block and heads. Whoever worked on it probably didnt torque the heads down properluly. Suspension squeaked like a mouse getting stepped on, seats ripped. Dude didn't take care of that truck.
Was gonna say that motor probably was trash anyways. That bi*ch look good tho
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They really gonna act like the GMC Typhoon wasn't an earlier performance SUV

Good find though
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Had a 95 Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2 in 2003 & that sh*t was a GAS GUZZLER
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 ChoAssUp said:
An uncle of mine had this Jeep. Thing fell the fu*k apart.
My high school girlfriend did to, sh*t had more electrical gremlins than a little bit
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Ain't even know about these.

Crazy how 4 cylinders make that much power these days.
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5.9 Magnums are based on the old school Chrysler Dodge 360.

Solid engines except the heads have issues. They warp and crack easy if you overheat them. Upgrade the heads and do some other mods and they can put 400 to the wheels.


I have a Dakota R/T with the 5.9 as a work truck currently. Im prolly gonna dump it and get another chevy tho lol
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Build A 500HP Capable 360 Magnum Short-Block On The Cheap!


its a good budget Mopar swap
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I had this car. It was a champion
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 RevolverLuciana said:
Damn a 1889 Jeep

Lol does dude have the original horses too?

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 ExNihilo said:
They really gonna act like the GMC Typhoon wasn't an earlier performance SUV

Good find though

Major Props


The Cyclone was dope too
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