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Old 10-17-2007, 08:03 PM   #31
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you dont need to remove any bolts to take the seat out???
unless you mean the littel brackets?
but those dont get in the way

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Old 10-17-2007, 08:28 PM   #32
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also forgot to add my tj has full doors and hard top. It also came with a soft top but its missing the windows.

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Old 10-17-2007, 09:42 PM   #33
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my 00 tj is 4.0 5 speed and i got it with 40k miles at $12750 from the stealer...
Depending on location prices will vary. OUt here in Arizona, you'll pay a premium. If I were to sell mine, I don't think I'd have a problem getting $11-12k for it.
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Old 10-18-2007, 12:16 AM   #34
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Well im going to check this car out tomorrow or early next week.
Its got everything I was looking for and a little more.

I have a mp3cd changer and XM setup ive got to stealthily install somehow but ill work that out.
Seems like a good deal to me. Hate to go back as far as 2001 but the miles are good. Carfax says its had one 'moderate damage' wreck to the front which maybe why they put that big front bumper on.
Anything to look for with this in mind? Carfax says frame is ok.
Hard AND soft tops with this one, soundbar, 4.0 engine, manual. Looks like a winner, we will see soon! Ill let you know
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Old 10-18-2007, 12:56 AM   #35
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Pop the hood and check the fender mounts to see if anything was replaced. If the frame is tweaked you should be able to spot it pretty easy. I see no problem with going "back to" 2001 for a Wrangler as they will last a looong time. Mine is a 97 with only 58k on it and I expect it to last well into 200K (if it remains the way it is for that long). The 4.0L is good, solid, strong motor that will LAST. Just be sure to look everything of and don't be afraid to nit-pick stuff.
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Old 10-18-2007, 01:16 AM   #36
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Thanks for your help everyone. Ill definately be making this place my home. Its not hostile like most other sites and you put up with my noob questions that have been asked 1000 times before lol

Im not much of a mechanic, i dont really know what im looking for underneath a car. I figure id just look for leaky stuff, bent stuff, dented and scratched stuff. I dont know what that metal plug is posed to look like in the rear axel.
I cant imagine ill be lifting it really but you never know, im a addicted car modder now.
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Old 10-18-2007, 04:36 AM   #37
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On the back side of the rear axle cover there is a fill plug. If its made of metal, it will have a 3/8" square in it for a ratchet to attach so that it can be removed. Really easy to see once you get under it.

Good luck!!
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Old 10-18-2007, 05:51 PM   #38
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well, that car was a piece of crap
Ive seen less scratches on an ice rink. Less dents in a tin roof after a hailstorm. Caked mud underneath, rusty as hell exhaust, big hole cut in the side for a CB antenna, gum on the seats. Shame.
This wasnt a regular car it was a work truck I guess, oh well back to Autotrader.
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:56 PM   #39
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Im looking at two tomorrow.
Both are what im looking for, good price, reasonable miles.
First one im not sure about because its automatic
http://autos.yahoo.com/usedcars/deta...YW1wOw--#image

Second one is perfect but no soft top - how much are they?
http://autos.yahoo.com/usedcars/deta...YW1wOw--#image
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Old 10-19-2007, 02:10 AM   #40
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I wouldn't be too worried about the auto, unless you really hate them. They are sometimes a pain to get to kick down a gear when climbing hills though.

Soft tops aren't too awfully expensive. Check Quadratec.com or even craigslist for a deal.
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What do you think of this one?
Seems alot of extra cool stuff for a nice price.....

http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.js...e=&cardist=333
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Old 10-26-2007, 04:26 PM   #42
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I'd go check it out if you can. The tires it has look like Khumo M/T's... looks like the wheels are 16's on 32's(?). But definitely go check it out. You won't learn anything by looking at pictures.
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Old 10-26-2007, 05:59 PM   #43
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Smeghead, congrats man, i'm glad youre looking for the addiction As AzTJ said, go check it out. From the pics it looks good, seems like it has some red shocks on it (skyjacker bb?) and 32s w/ 16s sound about right.
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trouble is I know nothing at all about suspension/shocks/springs etc only that this one seems have aftermarket stuff. Worries me a little how abused it will have been, but then its cheap.
This one seems nice because everything id want to do it is already done pretty much.
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Whatcha think about this one oh Jeep Gods...


http://www.thejeeptrader.com/details.php?id=5548
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Old 10-30-2007, 10:26 PM   #46
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And i freakin LOVE this one but its 800miles away lol

http://cosprings.craigslist.org/car/440520371.html

Still, it looks great I might still go
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Old 10-30-2007, 10:36 PM   #47
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http://www.thejeeptrader.com/details.php?id=5548
Front suspension is either shot or that is a terrible photo
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Old 10-30-2007, 11:06 PM   #48
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Its on grass you never know it might be in a hole
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Old 10-30-2007, 11:40 PM   #49
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Heres some more pics - does it still look wierd?


PS - is there a way to edit your own posts? I hate having to make new ones
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Old 10-31-2007, 12:40 AM   #50
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If you have not purchased the jeep yet mine is for sale check it out
http://www.wranglerforum.com/sale/20...-tx-11927.html
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Old 10-31-2007, 01:10 AM   #51
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Its on grass you never know it might be in a hole
I think he is talking about how angled the front tires are.
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Looks like a busted hub unit or ball joints.
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really? I just figured it was the way its sitting on the uneven ground
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Old 10-31-2007, 10:27 AM   #54
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what didnt you like about Clifford's Jeep? It has all top-notch mods at a decent price.
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I agree but its like 3-4 grand more than I will have before I sell my car.
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I think he is talking about how angled the front tires are.
That is what me (SHE) was talking about . That is not due to sitting in a hole, something is wrong with that jeep. The tires should still be vertical.
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That is what me (SHE) was talking about . The tires should still be vertical.

Oh i'm sorry please accept my apologies. And yep, they should be vertical. With my understanding you cannot adjust the Camber on a solid axle vehicle with the control arms mounting from behind the axle instead of along the axle...

(tj control arms)



VS Double wishbone control arms

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Thanks for the headsup, I dont wanna buy a big problem
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WHOOPS! I WAS WRONG!

Its an air-bag shut off for the passenger side.
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hmmmm, I think ill have to convert that into something

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