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Old 02-26-2014, 02:30 PM   #1
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Hey everyone! Today is exciting for me. I purchased my first jeep wrangler. Its a 2014 unlimited sport. I will be lifting it shortly. however I wanted some input as far as how good the market for the wheels tires shocks struts etc is ... thoughts?

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Old 02-26-2014, 02:33 PM   #2
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The shocks are worthless, there are no struts , If you have the 32" GY SRA's on the 17" wheels you might be able to get $600 for them.

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Old 02-26-2014, 02:37 PM   #3
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Congrats on your new Wrangler. Selling wheels here in Austin (18" Sahara rims) has been weak at best. Probably easier to sell with tire on the rims. You won't get much for shocks and bumpers removed, at least not in the Austin market.

Lots of places to shop for aftermarket parts. I did my wheels at Discount Tires, they're local and stand behind their stuff. Free mounting with purchase. As far as other parts, A good place to start looking is Jeep Parts & Jeep Accessories From The Jeep Parts Experts - Quadratec. 4 Wheel Parts as some store location nationally and can be a source. Many more places to find stuff that will most likely be found via this forum.

Good luck and fun with your new Wrangler.
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The shocks are worthless, there are no struts , If you have the 32" GY SRA's on the 17" wheels you might be able to get $600 for them.
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Old 02-26-2014, 02:53 PM   #5
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Congrats on your new Wrangler. Selling wheels here in Austin (18" Sahara rims) has been weak at best. Probably easier to sell with tire on the rims. You won't get much for shocks and bumpers removed, at least not in the Austin market.

Lots of places to shop for aftermarket parts. I did my wheels at Discount Tires, they're local and stand behind their stuff. Free mounting with purchase. As far as other parts, A good place to start looking is Jeep Parts & Jeep Accessories From The Jeep Parts Experts - Quadratec. 4 Wheel Parts as some store location nationally and can be a source. Many more places to find stuff that will most likely be found via this forum.

Good luck and fun with your new Wrangler.
Thanks for the advice!
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Old 02-26-2014, 02:55 PM   #6
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Oh I I gotcha. Georgetown ma? I have a buddy from there. Who is into jeeps haha. ironic
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:38 PM   #9
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Got two sets of 17's here in South Carolina; been on CL for 3 mths at $125 with no calls
Good Luck up in snow country...ya'll ought to be thawed out by the 4th of July
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:41 AM   #11
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If you have a 2 door do not buy a lift without adjustable lower front control arms at least....if you can swing it do all 8 control arms.

This will alllow you to still like your jeep after the lift assuming you go 3" or higher.

Selling your stock parts can be tricky...generally people keep them or get rid of them...I see stock bumpers, shocks etc,,, for months on cragislist here not selling.
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:47 AM   #12
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BTW....be prepared to spend $$$....a good lift isnt cheap...or anything else for a jeep
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Welcome! In case you haven't heard, Jeep stands for
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:53 AM   #15
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Got two sets of 17's here in South Carolina; been on CL for 3 mths at $125 with no calls
Good Luck up in snow country...ya'll ought to be thawed out by the 4th of July
125 ea wheel? Or the whole set?! Wow that's not much at all. The dealer who I purchased from may buy them back from me. He hasnt yet made an offer though.
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:37 AM   #17
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I just sold my front bumper for 50 on CL and I think I was lucky, some guy crunched his and is waiting for his aftermarket. Stock jeep parts in the PNW are hard to unload. Sold my stock sahara 18" wheels with tires unmounted for 350. They had roughly 17k miles on them and I was happy to get that.

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