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Old 08-18-2006, 12:10 AM   #1
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my dad is thinking about buying a 97 with 100,000 great condition 4.0 v8
how are these reliability wise?
any performance parts?
anything i should watch for?
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my dad is thinking about buying a 97 with 100,000 great condition 4.0 v8
how are these reliability wise?
any performance parts?
anything i should watch for?
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*clears throat*

Well, 100K is pretty good for a 97.

There is no performance aftermarket for that Aurora 4.0. Bolt ons from manufacturers are...well, non existant. You can do things on your own. Typical mods are airbox gut/K&N, aftermarket exhausts, electrical grounding kits, 80mm TB'*, 2nd Aurora gen injectors and STS strut tower braces.

The 32V DOHC is a decent mill, suits me, even power distribution, and a decent 250HP/260 tq. With the mods above, 280 bhp is achievable.

Common breaks, FPR, hub bearings, multifuncition switch and some of the earlier 4.0s leaked from the oil pan. By 97-99 that problem was fixed. The 97 did get upgrade brakes, compass in the mirror and tilt down mirrors.

Good luck with your choice.
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