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    Quote Originally Posted by Stal1878 View Post
    Looks like a weird car, but I don't not like it...

    Why are the tow hooks red, and are they factory?
    What engine does it have and power?
    What is your job?

    I like those light bars I am going to get one for me rover when its on the road

    What happened about your door did you find out who did it/get any money?
    It grows on you. At first I was totally anti this vehicle but once I drove it, it all changed.


    1) The Red tow hooks are for factory and are red to follow the black and red theme over the trailhawk (the trim level of the Cherokee). It also comes with factory skid plates underneath and a webbing strap to pull people out with (or yourself).

    2) There are two engines you can get. The 2.4L Inline 4 (the one I have) has 184hp and the 3.2L V6 has 271hp. In hindsight the 3.2L is the better engine to have but I got a stinking deal on this one. As for a DD the 2.4L does the trick. If I were to be an avid off roader then the 3.2L is the one to go with in my opinion.

    3) I am a Business Development Manager in a Chrysler Dealership. I run the Business Development Centre (glorified name for a call centre lol) for a bunch of car dealerships (Chrysler being the main one) that are under a company called the Grande Prairie Auto Group (part of Auto Canada).

    Make sure you get a good quality light bar, the Chinese knock off ones are cheap but they don't last half as long. Eep if you use the bar for off roading. Then there are different strength ones (brightness), flood or spot beam, double row or single row and straight/curved.

    Never caught the swine who did it to my door. I'm waiting for the winter to be over here before getting it fixed. I wish it were just a buff out solution but some of the scratches are deep! So I'll have to get the door re-painted... yay...

    Thankfully the fleet manager at the Chrysler Dealership (good friend of mine) has a customer that he deals with that does this kind of repair work. I'll get it at cost. Thank god.
    Last edited by E36Meerkat; 27-02-2016 at 23:29. Reason: Didn't answer the questions properly :)

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    Ah right, factory skid plates is a good idea!
    185hp is pretty good and as you say if your just using it as a road vehicle its more than ample.
    Oh right, sounds fancy
    I was going to get a cheap light bar, but maybe not after your comments, do you know any brands that are decent?
    Thats a shit about the door, but the good thing about working in the motor trade is you can save a bit of money on these things, not going through insurance then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stal1878 View Post
    Ah right, factory skid plates is a good idea!
    185hp is pretty good and as you say if your just using it as a road vehicle its more than ample.
    Oh right, sounds fancy
    I was going to get a cheap light bar, but maybe not after your comments, do you know any brands that are decent?
    Thats a shit about the door, but the good thing about working in the motor trade is you can save a bit of money on these things, not going through insurance then?

    My job sounds fancy... but it's just words. The only real tough part of my job is that my department is full of woman.... *insert pistol to head emoji here" ... the things they fight about are soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo petty... it dumbfounds me to no end.

    The issue with the smaller engine is that the Cherokee is a heavy vehicle, so having that extra push from the V6 would really help. But hey, can't complain when it's a DD

    Rigid are the best brand out there for light bars that flood the road. There is also KC HiLiTES, really really powerful lights. PIAA are another good brand to look into as well and HELLA

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    Light bar looks cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by watty View Post
    Light bar looks cool
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    It was a nice addition as the main issue I have with this Cherokee is the headlights. Being that they are situated so low, they get covered in road grime very easily. They aren't super bright to begin with so having the light bar for those ice fog days or snow storms really helps.

    Next will be HID's but the light bar was actually cheaper

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    I work with all blokes so it sounds nice to me you being surrounded by women! They only seem to employ pretty ones in dealerships as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stal1878 View Post
    I work with all blokes so it sounds nice to me you being surrounded by women! They only seem to employ pretty ones in dealerships as well
    Ummm.... in the show room they hire the good looking ones lol I get stuck with the runts (pray to god they never see this post).

    It's the never ending petty arguments that I can live with out...and they al cycle up (if you know what I mean)... dear god...

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    Sounds like you need to get yourself a bit of puss from the show room then!
    Then you can hear the ones you work with bitch about that behind/in front of your back

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    She is fiiilllllltttthhhhyyyyy

    I know Jeeps are supposed to be dirty....but I'm a sucker for a shiny vehicle

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    Hopefully get her all shined up this weekend. (praying for good weather )

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    You don't wash the monster by hand do you and what's all that white stuff ??

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