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Old 05-16-2012, 06:35 AM   #1
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Question New noob lookn for some helpn

Hey yall im new to this forum, and im glad i found it. Im selln my toyota 4runner for a jeep. Im gettn maybe $10,000 or $11,000 for it. Im lookn at 2 jeeps and this is what i need yalls help on. There is a 04 rocky mountain edition, l6 4.0L, 5 speed manual that has 90,000 miles for $9995. Ive been readin that it definitly has the dana 44 which is good. It is also about 60 miles away.The other jeep is a 2001, sport utility, 4.0L l6, and i think a 5 speed im not sure, but it is a manual. It has 32,000 miles and comes with a winch and hitch for $10,950. It is 244 miles away. i asked the guy if it has a dana 44 and he said he's not a techical guy, and he'll check this weekend, and i sent him info about about the different dana's.

The big thing that seperates the 2 for me is the first jeep has the dana 44 for sure and the other is a maybe. But the other one has 32,000 miles and a maybe a dana 44.
I will be offroading with this jeep with no doubt about it, and lookn to get a 6 inch lift for it.


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Wow, some good questions. Personally, I'd go for the '04, sounds like you'll know more about what you are getting.

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Old 05-16-2012, 10:48 AM   #3
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Rocky! Its got higher miles but the other is really low for that year so kinda fishy if you ask me. Plus the 6 speed is nice to have.
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:30 AM   #6
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Have an '04 with I6 5spd Dana 44 and 155K miles no issues except normal wear items.

IMO I would get the '04.....miles on the I6 are not that big of a deal. If a vehicle sits a lot seals dry out and they are more prone to leak later IMO.........
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I had a 97, which was the first year the TJ came out. Ran strong. But, as far as which to get between the 04 & 01.. I'd get the 04. Going big for a 6" lift is a must have for the D44... Good choice getting rid of that Toyota and welcome to the forum.
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BTW, don't be discouraged about the 01 with low miles. Does sound fishy, but I also had an 07, with 20,000 miles until last year. I didn't drive it much cause I only used it for offroad purposes. But still, I would look into that 04..
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BTW, don't be discouraged about the 01 with low miles. Does sound fishy, but I also had an 07, with 20,000 miles until last year. I didn't drive it much cause I only used it for offroad purposes. But still, I would look into that 04..
There is an eight year difference there. A 11 year old vehicle with a bout 3000 miles a year. The average is 15000. It could be a great vehicle but in my experience low miles on older vehicles can be bad. Plus the 04 is closer
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Alright im thinkn about the rme, but what about a rubicon with over 100,000 miles?
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Alright im thinkn about the rme, but what about a rubicon with over 100,000 miles? It just depends on the condition i guess?
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