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Old 05-30-2011, 04:52 PM   #1
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Hi all, the name is Stoff. New member to the website and hoping to join the jeep community real soon. I have been hunting for a Jeep and think I might have found one. Real quick background information. I am living in Gainesville, FL looking to move to the Colorado mountains as soon as I get a Jeep. The perspective sellers are work friends of mine leaving for the peace corps soon and looking to sell one of their cars. Here it is....

Asking $10,000-12,000
2002 Jeep X (4wd, used extensively mudding and rock crawling)
Automatic 5 speed, 6 cylinder
NEW engine w/ 2,500miles on it, with 10yr, 100,000 warranty
Soft top (might be interesting in the mountain winter)
Black

After Market adds:
K&N high performance air filter
K&N throttle body spacer
Banks exhaust system
4” Pro-Comp suspension lift (make sure to highlight the lift being a suspension lift and not some dinky body lift)
33” BF Goodrich All-terrain tires with matching black wheel rims
4 KC headlamps mounted on the hood
Leather seats
Aftermarket grill guard and caged head/tail light guards

Things that could use some fixing:

A/C only works on high setting (but it still gets very cold or very hot)
Sub woofer in center console is blown out
Fender flairs were taken off and are missing
The two front tires will need replacing soon but the back two were added brand new about a month or so ago.
Front right turn signal is out.

Anything I should look out for in particular? Anything to check when inspecting the car? Anything I should try to notice when test driving? What can i expect to go wrong next/how much money might I have to sink into it relatively soon?

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Old 05-30-2011, 04:54 PM   #2
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If the price is right, sounds like a solid rig. Good luck on your search and welcome to the forum.

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Old 05-30-2011, 04:56 PM   #3
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Sorry they are asking for somewhere between 10,000-12,000
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Old 05-30-2011, 04:58 PM   #4
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sounds like a good rig. don't worry about the soft top in the winter...the heater is enough to roast you out. the only time it can be annoying is if you don't have a garage to park it in overnight in the winter.
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Old 05-30-2011, 05:12 PM   #5
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Welcome!

I'll yield to the opinions of others on the mods (you can always expect to get pretty good advice from knowledgeable people in here), but I will concur on the heater. I've never seen better heaters in any vehicles...ever!

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Being that it has been beaten up offroad to the point that it sounds like it has and being an 02 X, sounds like you might like lockers in the future and will be inclined to regear being heading to the rockies means inclines and grades that will not be good news for stock gearing on 33's or bigger. I sense a new rear axle in your future.. I recomend to keep on looking.. Your best to find a stock TJ/LJ and start from there, Ideally with a factory D44 rear.. Or buy something at 8k and take the other 4k or so and do a rear axle swap, lift, tires, regear, and at least the rear locker (if you were to go with a ecgs F8.8) all at once.
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Sounds like it's been beat to hell. Go find a stock one that hasn't been thrashed on and do the mods so you get to know your Jeep.
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:51 PM   #11
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Hi all, the name is Stoff. New member to the website and hoping to join the jeep community real soon. I have been hunting for a Jeep and think I might have found one. Real quick background information. I am living in Gainesville, FL looking to move to the Colorado mountains as soon as I get a Jeep. The perspective sellers are work friends of mine leaving for the peace corps soon and looking to sell one of their cars. Here it is....

Asking $10,000-12,000
2002 Jeep X (4wd, used extensively mudding and rock crawling)
Automatic 5 speed, 6 cylinder
NEW engine w/ 2,500miles on it, with 10yr, 100,000 warranty
Soft top (might be interesting in the mountain winter)
Black

After Market adds:
K&N high performance air filter
K&N throttle body spacer
Banks exhaust system
4” Pro-Comp suspension lift (make sure to highlight the lift being a suspension lift and not some dinky body lift)
33” BF Goodrich All-terrain tires with matching black wheel rims
4 KC headlamps mounted on the hood
Leather seats
Aftermarket grill guard and caged head/tail light guards

Things that could use some fixing:

A/C only works on high setting (but it still gets very cold or very hot)
Sub woofer in center console is blown out
Fender flairs were taken off and are missing
The two front tires will need replacing soon but the back two were added brand new about a month or so ago.
Front right turn signal is out.

Anything I should look out for in particular? Anything to check when inspecting the car? Anything I should try to notice when test driving? What can i expect to go wrong next/how much money might I have to sink into it relatively soon?
sounds like a good buy, only thing im going to say is make sure it will pass CO emissions, they are alittle tougher out here (not like cali). and ya you will want to re-gear it for the hills. what part of CO you thinking of moving to?
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sounds like a good buy, only thing im going to say is make sure it will pass CO emissions, they are alittle tougher out here (not like cali). and ya you will want to re-gear it for the hills. what part of CO you thinking of moving to?
But remember don't regear the D35 in it unless u do a super 35 kit and even then still way better off with another rear axle. Im still gonna go with keep looking
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Old 06-02-2011, 03:06 PM   #13
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sounds like a good buy, only thing im going to say is make sure it will pass CO emissions, they are alittle tougher out here (not like cali). and ya you will want to re-gear it for the hills. what part of CO you thinking of moving to?
I might be in Denver for a little while but I am just trying to get a job at a ski resort again. I worked at Beaver Creek a few years ago for one season then came back to Florida to finish college. I just graduated so I am looking to get back up in the mountains. Do you live out there?
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