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Old 05-11-2013, 09:33 AM   #31
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2.5 - AX5 - 231J - 4:88s - 33"s. I run Moab quite a bit and stay on the tougher trails, I dont try to keep up with buggies of course, but I also like walking up climbs where the 4.0 guys are just spinning. The 2.5 has plenty of power for serious off-roading / crawling, it comes down to driving style to fill the gaps.

If you believe that 'powering out' of any given situation is the only way to go, then a 2.5 is not for you, if you like the more technical side of off-roading, then a 2.5 will give you precisely what you need.
Awesome post, thanks for that info
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My yj was set up very similar and had no problem handling moab many times.

I will agree that a 6 would have been nice at times.

My thought is why not keep an eye open for an older cj7? there are times some really nice ones pop up within your price range (in my area anyhow). If its just going to be a 3rd vehicle why not a classic jeep that will get the same job done?
Im open to anything in my price range so I'll definitely keep an eye out

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Old 05-11-2013, 10:11 AM   #32
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personal experience, craigslist of big cities

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Old 05-11-2013, 10:15 AM   #33
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How capable are you to do repairs? maybe one that needs work.I bought mine for 1500.00 but it needed a frame.Swapped a frame and some other mechanical work and I have a sweet Jeep.Not saying you should find one that need a extensive repair as mine,but if you want to keep the purchase price low you might look into something that needs some love.
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personal experience, craigslist of big cities
always have more wrangler deals, whereas places closer to trails there is way less, where everyone wants to hold on to their money pit.
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:50 PM   #35
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How capable are you to do repairs? maybe one that needs work.I bought mine for 1500.00 but it needed a frame.Swapped a frame and some other mechanical work and I have a sweet Jeep.Not saying you should find one that need a extensive repair as mine,but if you want to keep the purchase price low you might look into something that needs some love.
Very capable to do repairs, which is one of the reasons I toyed with the idea of swapping a lsx into one. Finding a roller and going from there. Still an idea of mine
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always have more wrangler deals, whereas places closer to trails there is way less, where everyone wants to hold on to their money pit.
You know this makes sense and I never thought about it.. I dont mind driving for a deal so I'll definitely have to look into this thought

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