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Old 06-10-2011, 11:18 AM   #1
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Looking to buy Jeep for back country

Hi, we are hoping to buy a jeep wrangler this summer to use in Tahoe area for back country fun. Any suggestions for what to look for in a jeep that will be used mainly on mountain 4wd trails? Anyone out there have some good Tahoe areas to explore?

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When looking for a jeep you should of course check the obvious signs of abuse, rust, leaks, body damage, torn up interior, etc... Then look under the hood and check the fluids, a well maintained jeep will always have its fluids up to par. Underneath check things like u-joint and driveshaft play, check the pumpkin for leaks or anything that may be out of ordinary. If you find a lifted jeep these things become more of a common issue. If it is lifted make sure you ask what kind of lift, if it was regeared, if anything was done to help the driveshaft angle (wether it be a mml, sye kit, cv driveshaft or transfer case drop) and what kind of rearend it has. Oh and make sure the 4wd works Im sure someone will give you more info as im sure i missed something

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When looking for a jeep you should of course check the obvious signs of abuse, rust, leaks, body damage, torn up interior, etc... Then look under the hood and check the fluids, a well maintained jeep will always have its fluids up to par. Underneath check things like u-joint and driveshaft play, check the pumpkin for leaks or anything that may be out of ordinary. If you find a lifted jeep these things become more of a common issue. If it is lifted make sure you ask what kind of lift, if it was regeared, if anything was done to help the driveshaft angle (wether it be a mml, sye kit, cv driveshaft or transfer case drop) and what kind of rearend it has. Oh and make sure the 4wd works Im sure someone will give you more info as im sure i missed something

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All of what old blue said, and look for a later model 4.0 with fuel injection over the earlier ones that have a carburator, that way you don't have to mess with jets or fuel problems..
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