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Old 11-12-2008, 03:43 PM   #1
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Old age...

I got 97,000 miles on the jeep and my question is, is there a point where you stop adding to the old, as much as I hate to say it, and save for the new?

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Old 11-12-2008, 04:11 PM   #2
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97K on a jeep is not really all that much. i had a 96 zj and when the transmission fianlly went on it it had 209k. the I6 was still going strong and i never really took care of it. i inherited it form my dad at 160k. he used to tow 3000lbs behind it everyday for his business and he would go about 100mi per day. neither of us really did any of the sceduled mainenance. if we did the tranny would probably still be good. it's ultimately oyur call, but imo i think it is still young. has it given you any probs thus far?

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Old 11-12-2008, 04:28 PM   #3
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97K on a jeep is not really all that much. i had a 96 zj and when the transmission fianlly went on it it had 209k. the I6 was still going strong and i never really took care of it. i inherited it form my dad at 160k. he used to tow 3000lbs behind it everyday for his business and he would go about 100mi per day. neither of us really did any of the sceduled mainenance. if we did the tranny would probably still be good. it's ultimately oyur call, but imo i think it is still young. has it given you any probs thus far?
Nope, no problems. The tranny is new after a slight pond mishap.
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:39 AM   #4
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just depends on hard hard its been rode i guess 97k rock and dirt roads trail riding is alot worse than 200k mall crawler
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Why stop adding to the old? Buy a commuter, and keep the Jeep forever! That way, you don't have to start over on your build, and can just use it as a toy whenever you want, instead of all the time!
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108k here.. in the last 1k miles ive swapped both front and rear axles.. and in the last 8k miles ive lifted it and added 33s

when it gets old.. its the perfect time to replace crappy stock parts with the must needed aftermarket parts =D hey.. they call it restoration for a reason.. =D
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Hey, if you have the disposable cash to go out and buy a replacement...more power to you.

Otherwise, you can drive the wheels off these things. You simply won't find a cheaper or easier vehicle to service.
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Hey, if you have the disposable cash to go out and buy a replacement...more power to you.

Otherwise, you can drive the wheels off these things. You simply won't find a cheaper or easier vehicle to service.

other than a bicycle
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Old 11-13-2008, 02:16 PM   #9
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Wise guy.....

Is a bicycle technically considered a vehicle? I guess it depends on the state. I had a friend in NJ that got a ticket for DUI on a bicyle. I think he could have beaten it with a better lawyer.
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Old 11-13-2008, 02:50 PM   #10
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Why stop adding to the old? Buy a commuter, and keep the Jeep forever! That way, you don't have to start over on your build, and can just use it as a toy whenever you want, instead of all the time!
That's funny. I've been thinking about getting a DD just so I can work on the jeep, and get it the way I want without putting the miles on it.
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mine has 187k, you've just begun to put miles on it. i have no trouble out of mine, but i'm a bit anal on scheduled maintenance. i expect to get at least 250k out of it, and then i'll just put it back together and drive it some more.
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Old 11-13-2008, 04:42 PM   #12
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mine has 187k, you've just begun to put miles on it. i have no trouble out of mine, but i'm a bit anal on scheduled maintenance. i expect to get at least 250k out of it, and then i'll just put it back together and drive it some more.

To be honest it's great to hear that yours is a year behind mine and close to 100 thousand miles over. I don't want to give mine up, it's my first jeep.
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To be honest it's great to hear that yours is a year behind mine and close to 100 thousand miles over. I don't want to give mine up, it's my first jeep.
i just bought my a dd 2 months ago to keep both of my jeeps from getting high milage.. my tj is at 108k and my xj is at 106k
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Old 11-14-2008, 02:16 AM   #14
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I have 90,000 on mine just got that this past weekend
I started driving the wifes car every day instead of putting the miles on the jeep

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