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Old 06-19-2014, 07:19 PM   #1
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Stock wrangler on trail

Hi Everyone,

I just bought a 95 wrangler, it has 202k on it. Now I know nothing about how their lifespans except for the fact that if kept well it can last a while. The car drives nice but obviously it has a major amount of wear due to the mileage. Would the engine be powerful enough to handle a a muddy/slightly rocky trail or should I not take it? As well as if the stock shocks and tires are able to cope with that kind of pressure.

Thanks in advance!

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Old 06-19-2014, 07:28 PM   #2
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I too own a 95, short answer is yes of coarse, that being said don't go alone your wheeling an old jeep that your not familiar with so don't get too far out. Make sure you take proper equipment and supplies there's a thread for that if you search. And don't make the same mistake I did my first time out and drive into the mud in 2wd thinking if I got stuck then I could go into 4wd and get out. That was a 4 hour mistake.

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Old 06-19-2014, 07:30 PM   #3
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Lol wow that sucks man but thanks for the advice. I want to put 33" tires on it a 3.5 lift and some spacers. What do you think that will run me?
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I want it to look like this
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Old 06-19-2014, 07:58 PM   #6
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V6 or straight 6 whatever it's called 4.0L
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Just took my stock wrangler through some hairy stuff last night. The kinda situation where you are down too far and can't climb back out.

I took it low and slow and made my way out. I was positive I had broken something and can report that only a bump stop came out. That's an $8 part at quadratec so all things considered I would say stock wrangler can do a hell of a lot.

Mine is an 09 with 60k not a 95 with 200 k. I would look it over or have it looked over very closely.
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V6 or straight 6 whatever it's called 4.0L
That's a great engine. It's an inline six cylinder, been around for a long time in one form or another and is well respected in the Jeep/4x4 community.

It's got a few quirks, but in short, yes, if it's running good it has plenty of power (torque) for off-road use.

Get to know your vehicle. Pop the hood and you'll see that it's not a V6, all six cylinders are in a nice long row on your 4.0 liter motor. Learn your Jeep a bit and take care of it. It will take care of you.

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Old 06-23-2014, 12:21 AM   #9
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I want it to look like this
lift about 1000 installed on the low end. no telling how expensive it can get.
tires 800 for 33x1250x15 goodyear duratracs, again the cost only goes up depending on brand.
the bumper on the image is a smittybilt SRC the same one I have, you can get for 350 - 450
rock sliders, 150 - 400 depending on brand.
those fenders I found similar ones for 300 to 450

so you're looking at 2600.00+
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:26 AM   #10
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AND, if I may,
Learn your way around a set of wrenches, and tools. You will be using them quite frequently to adjust, build, and repair the things you will be wanting, and needing to do.
Then....join a club, or regional group, and go find a mentor who will show you the ropes. The family on here is GREAT, but are a computer connection away, and you may need advice, and help out in wild wonder! JOIN a group going out in your area, and listen to what they advise as to what your vehicle is capable of. Go on a couple of "Newby" type runs with the folks, and see how they handle stuff.
Also, don't be in a hurry to extensively mod out your vehicle. The stock YJ, ( yours is a YJ), is a very capable trail machine. DO NOT get in over your head as one has said, and do not go alone, unless there is no other way to explore.

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Old 06-24-2014, 12:38 AM   #11
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Thanks so much! You guys are great!
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By the way, the photo of that white wrangler I posted earlier in the thread is for sale, the guy is asking for 5500, it's a 98 with 100k on it and a 6 speed manual, not sure which engine though, does the price sound right?
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By the way, the photo of that white wrangler I posted earlier in the thread is for sale, the guy is asking for 5500, it's a 98 with 100k on it and a 6 speed manual, not sure which engine though, does the price sound right?
You mean 6 cylinder, 5 speed manual? The first 6 speed was in the 2005/06 models.

If it has zero mechanical issues, 5500 is a great price. I got my 99 same engine bone stock for 8500... Roughly same miles.
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By the way, the photo of that white wrangler I posted earlier in the thread is for sale, the guy is asking for 5500, it's a 98 with 100k on it and a 6 speed manual, not sure which engine though, does the price sound right?
Chaimchalouh I know what wrangler you are talking about. 4 cylinder and i think it's only a 5spd. I stopped and drove it. It's a pos. tires don't match and were painted to hide the dry rot, air bag light was on, frame at body mounts are rusted or gone, ran like absolute garbage (I almost left it at the gas station next door it was that bad) drives like crap, major front end issues, and the soft top is done. Those guys are kind of shady there also. If it's truly only has 100,000 on it and is in that shape you can bet it wasn't taken care of. Oh yea the windshield is also toast and I think there was a hole in the floor.
I checked it out because it's cool looking and the price wasn't bad after looking at it not a chance.
Good luck in the hunt.
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Old 06-24-2014, 07:35 PM   #15
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Wow that just saved me a 2 hour trip. I was so close to going to take a look at it and most likely end up buying it. I want a good nice lifted wrangler but they're all so damn expensive! Every time I find one I think to myself, damn am I about to spend 10k on a 95 wrangler the car is 20 years old. I gotta get that negativity out of my head
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Chaimchalouh I know what wrangler you are talking about. 4 cylinder and i think it's only a 5spd. I stopped and drove it. It's a pos. tires don't match and were painted to hide the dry rot, air bag light was on, frame at body mounts are rusted or gone, ran like absolute garbage (I almost left it at the gas station next door it was that bad) drives like crap, major front end issues, and the soft top is done. Those guys are kind of shady there also. If it's truly only has 100,000 on it and is in that shape you can bet it wasn't taken care of. Oh yea the windshield is also toast and I think there was a hole in the floor.
I checked it out because it's cool looking and the price wasn't bad after looking at it not a chance.
Good luck in the hunt.
WOW they did a good job dressing up a POS. glad someone knows more about the ride and was able to help a forum member
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My first day on the forum and I have seen all manner of cool people doing all manner of awesome.
Glad I came.
And yes they are expensive .i kept telling the dealer "but I can get a new one for 5000 more".
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Yeah I know I am very thankful for all the good welcoming ppl on this forum! Thank you all. I am on the hunt for a good wrangler if any of you want to sell yours or know of any, pm me thanks guys
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My '95 with 178k miles 3" lift and 31" tires isn't afraid of much and it's a 2.5!!!
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Keep the RPMs low on the old 95 and it should be fine.

Plan on replacing the radiator hoses, distributor cap, rotor, spark plugs, plug wires, fuel pump, fuel filter, battery, etc.. PREEMPTIVELY. I.E. before it breaks.

Be sure to change the diff and tranny lube too. Bleed the brakes, inspect the pads.
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I got a 02 stock with 100k for 7500. Obvious it's got some uses. But it's bed lined and everything. I found her through auto traders/Craigslist. And put some 31's on
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Oh right! And it's an I6 and does magical things on trails. So yes stock still can
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Oh right! And it's an I6 and does magical things on trails. So yes stock still can
dude that car looks badass! its gorgeous,how much did those tires run you?
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Hi Everyone, I just bought a 95 wrangler, it has 202k on it. Now I know nothing about how their lifespans except for the fact that if kept well it can last a while. The car drives nice but obviously it has a major amount of wear due to the mileage. Would the engine be powerful enough to handle a a muddy/slightly rocky trail or should I not take it? As well as if the stock shocks and tires are able to cope with that kind of pressure. Thanks in advance!
Ok first is not a car, it's a jeep!
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dude that car looks badass! its gorgeous,how much did those tires run you?
Thanks man!! I got then from discount tire it was about 1500 (with full insurance on all) for all five and it had a 100$ rebate. The rims are the discount tire brand but they look like rock stars so pretty sweet!!
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Thanks man!! I got then from discount tire it was about 1500 (with full insurance on all) for all five and it had a 100$ rebate. The rims are the discount tire brand but they look like rock stars so pretty sweet!!
1500 for rims+ tires or only tires? how much do only rims cost?

Thanks!
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1500 for rims+ tires or only tires? how much do only rims cost? Thanks!
it was about 100 or 95 per a rim so
Not to bad at all
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it was about 100 or 95 per a rim so Not to bad at all
Who sells such a rim?

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