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Old 07-19-2007, 01:33 PM   #1
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hey, i'm new here

i'm going to be a wrangler owner in the next few days and was wondering if you guys could give me some advice?

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Old 07-19-2007, 01:51 PM   #2
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cliche comment for the newbie is...

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Old 07-19-2007, 01:51 PM   #3
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lets see what kind of advise, wheeling or everyday

i guess my advise is to be more specific in your posts

for wheeling i would say you need to join a club, for everyday driving i would say leave your doors unlocked if you dont have a hardtop and full doors, becasue people will just cut the top or doors to get in if they want to
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Old 07-19-2007, 02:01 PM   #4
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i was actually thinking more detailed advice, such as whether or not this is a good jeep for the money.



125,000 miles
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YES stereo
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WRANGLER...4X4..HARDTOP..A/C...6CYL..NEW B.F GOODRICH 32" TIRES ALLOY WHEELS...

for $4800
thanks guys.
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Old 07-19-2007, 02:15 PM   #5
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try to do some bargaining...... but $4,800 sounds alright to me
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Old 07-19-2007, 02:17 PM   #6
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well i already used my elite bargaining skills to get him to come down from 5500, but i'm trying.
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Old 07-19-2007, 02:47 PM   #7
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dont do what I did n settle for one with a d35 in the back

that is if you wanna wheel it
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Old 07-19-2007, 04:13 PM   #8
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what's a d35 (i know little to nothing about jeeps)
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Old 07-19-2007, 04:36 PM   #9
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It's the lighter-duty rear end. If this is going to be a daily driven, play-a-little on the weekend vehicle, you will be just fine. The D-35 gets into trouble when you start getting hard core with huge tires (35+ inches.) For most of us folks, it's good enough (heck, it's made it at least 10 yrs hasn't it?) BTW Welcome to WF!
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Old 07-19-2007, 04:41 PM   #10
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thanks
it's definitely gonna be a daily driver, i'm getting rid of my pick up. Definitely some slight off roading on the weekends though
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Old 07-19-2007, 04:44 PM   #11
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There are a couple of regular off roaders here with D-35's that are still healthy. When I say Hard Core, it's not just playing around, ya generally have to go WAY outta your way, and spend a lot of money to get into that kind of trouble
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Old 07-19-2007, 05:43 PM   #12
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also, this is a yj right?
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Old 07-19-2007, 08:10 PM   #13
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yeah, i would say that the price i s a tad high, up here in nh i can get a TJ with 100,000 miles on it for around 5500, but then again it is rusty, lke any other car up here, but idk wha tthe market is like down in florida, the price just seems a tad high

and the d35 will be fine if you dont go bigger than 33's and dont doa rear locker, and u can always upgrade to the ford8.8 for around 1k
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Old 07-20-2007, 11:27 AM   #14
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4800 might be a tad high, but it looks like a nice Jeep and is already set up for a little off road action. If the price is in your budget git-r-done. There is $600 worth of brand new BFG rubber there.
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Old 07-20-2007, 01:37 PM   #15
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yeah def a good price, but not a steal
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Old 07-20-2007, 02:47 PM   #16
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about how much mpg would you estimate that thing gets?
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Old 07-21-2007, 04:44 PM   #17
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anyone?
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Old 07-21-2007, 05:54 PM   #18
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It depends on a couple of factors, for one, how hard you are on the skinny pedal, and another is what rear end set up you have, I would estimate maybe somewhere around 13-16 actual mpg.
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Old 07-24-2007, 08:17 PM   #19
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So did you purchase the jeep from the pictures the other day or what?
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Old 07-24-2007, 10:37 PM   #20
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Prices in Florida are higher. They are basically a year around open air vehicle down here. Also the rust factor needs to be taken into consideration. I would check out Xtreme Jeep Sales to really see a wide selection in Tampa Fla. if you are in that area.
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Old 07-24-2007, 10:42 PM   #21
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So did you purchase the jeep from the pictures the other day or what?
i'm having the guy bring it to my mechanic for a full check up tomorrow, and if it's good, i'll be following him back to his office to sign the papers
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Old 07-24-2007, 10:48 PM   #22
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Old 07-25-2007, 07:21 AM   #23
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Welcome to the forum..

My advice: Read everything you can and make an educated decision. Take your time and be patient. If you have a question, ask away. We are all here to help.

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Old 07-25-2007, 07:55 AM   #24
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13-16 actual sounds about right, driving nice, untill ya go wheeling or put bigger tires on it. Also, putting the top down(or off in your case) will lower it. probably 12-13 actual w/ it off.
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Old 07-25-2007, 01:29 PM   #25
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hey, thanks for the help everyone.
the jeep i was originally looking up ended up having multiple oil leeks and was kinda rusty.
Also, not fuel injected so being as i'm mostly engine-illiterate, i decided not to go for it.

But...
I bought this an hour ago
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Old 07-25-2007, 01:51 PM   #26
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cool man have fun spending your money...looks kinda like mine.
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Old 07-25-2007, 01:53 PM   #27
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Very nice looking jeep, that top looks almost brand new, and I really like those wheels. Good find!
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Old 07-25-2007, 01:55 PM   #28
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oh, i will.
First thing i'm looking at is getting something for the bottom, being as it's bare metal.
Rhino Lining?
Liner?
Spray kit from AutoZone?
what do you guys think?
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Old 07-25-2007, 02:03 PM   #29
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What bottom is bare metal? You talking about the floor pan or underneath the jeep?

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Old 07-25-2007, 02:10 PM   #30
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sorry, floorpan. Just 2 jeep floor mats.

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