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Those using Cherokee's to plow with read

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by green frog, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. green frog

    green frog Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    I loved my 2000xj with 5 inches of lift and a western 7'2" plow. But after 3 seasons I realized the jeep can handle it but not some stuff. I had to replace tranny pan due to salt eating through it and am now doing my oil pan. From plowing in 4wd it just threw salt up on these items and actually rusted and rotted through. I also had to do both wheel bearings at 60,000 miles. I had large mud flaps and fender flares and kept everything clean as possible. Just wanted to let you guys know !!!
  2. AbsoluteH&L

    AbsoluteH&L Senior Member
    Messages: 573

    I would guess with 5" of lift you likely run bigger tires in the summer. That is just as bad for the bearings too. I would say 60k with big tires and a plow is fair. As for the salt eating away the pan, that can happen to anything. Mine doesn't look that great either. And a buddy had it happen on 2 of his trucks.