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Old 07-22-2013, 10:46 PM   #1
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No budget jeep, help!

So my buddy at work got in a car accident and is getting alot of money from it, around 75 thousand dollars, and he wants it all to go towards a jeep. He doesn't have one yet, but I recommended a 4 door rubi, and completely poison spyder it out, 3.5 inch lift, on 35s. Anyone have any suggestions? Money is no issue

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Old 07-22-2013, 10:48 PM   #2
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Brand new rubicon-40k 470hp Hemi -25k the rest for lift/ tires/ bumpers. That would be my setup if I had the money.

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Old 07-22-2013, 11:21 PM   #3
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Brand new rubicon-40k 470hp Hemi -25k the rest for lift/ tires/ bumpers. That would be my setup if I had the money.
Why not spend 50 grand on a jeep and invest the other 25. We know a JEEP is not an investment. Or use 25 grand towards his mortgage, just a thought.
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:22 PM   #4
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Buy a Sport. Motech LS swap, EVO MFG Double Throwdown coilovers/Long arm/Quarter Pounder bumper/tire carrier, Dynatrac 60s/Torq axles, 40" Trail Grapplers, beadlocks.
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I would buy what I had. Dont spend 75k on a vehicle, if yoh do you are stupid.



And if you do spend on vehicle. Dont buy a rubicon, your gonna replace the drivtrain anyway.
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Buy a Sport. Motech LS swap, EVO MFG Double Throwdown coilovers/Long arm/Quarter Pounder bumper/tire carrier, Dynatrac 60s/Torq axles, 40" Trail Grapplers, beadlocks.
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:22 AM   #8
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put it in the bank until a good investiment comes along. Buy something reasonable. Put a nice down payment on a house or if he has one pay it off. Spending 75K on a jeep is a poor investment, unless you have 300 or 400,000 saved up alread. flame away.
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For me it's a simple choice. But a tesla model s ;p
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:45 AM   #10
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Is he young? If so, put it in an IRA and watch what happens in 10-20 years. If not, learn to invest - buy a nice book.
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is he young? If so, put it in an ira and watch what happens in 10-20 years. If not, learn to invest - buy a nice book.
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I would invest some of it but I'd take a good chunk and have some fun. Both sides of my family have saved their whole lives and now they're too old to do anything with it and enjoy it.

Don't get my wrong I'm not saying just go blow it all. I'm all for saving (I've got 2 retirement plans in place lol) but I fully believe in having the most fun I can while I'm able to fully enjoy it.

With that said I would but a shell of a jku (used base model) and swap more power under the hood. Beefy axles to run 40"+ tires and a quality long arm setup.
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Old 07-23-2013, 01:01 AM   #13
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Can't disagree with the Hemi idea! If I were about to spend $75,000 on a vehicle I think I'd go directly to AEV and get one of their custom jobs. But Poison Spyder makes some killer stuff, too, and you could get plenty of that and a supercharger for that kind of money. Once the superchargers finally come out, that is.
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Buy a nice $30k Jeep. Keep the rest of the money the heck out of the stock market and speculative 'investments'. Buy or pay down a residence.
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There's something to say about building your own Jeep and having input to it. If I had to spend all 75k on a Jeep, I'd start with a 2014 JKU. I option it how I wanted, knowing a lot would end up modded. The definite mods would include drivetrain stuff, axles, engine, etc - the most obvious would be bedliner, Trek Armor seat covers (if they ever make airbag compatible ones), new sound system (they all stink, although maybe better for 2014), wheels, tires, lift.

If I suddenly came into 75k now. I'd pay off the house, and take a nice vacation break.
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Buy a nice $30k Jeep. Keep the rest of the money the heck out of the stock market and speculative 'investments'. Buy or pay down a residence.
After the last few years what makes you think the housing market is somehow less speculative than the stock market? There's a reason I don't have a mortgage - aside from the fact that I don't know where I will end up living, I have no wish to be tied to hundreds of thousands of dollars in real property that might very well be worth significantly less money by the time I decide to sell it. If he has a mortgage, I am all for paying it off - at least then he can stop eating the interest on a property he is already committed to.

Anyhow, just something to consider. You can invest in stocks without "playing" the stock market. There are a number of mutual funds, money market accounts...hell, even bonds that provide an investor with limited exposure and returns that will at least keep them ahead of inflation (assuming we decide to stop printing money like idiots). The funny thing about "the market" is that recessions are good for investors. It's like a sale on good stock and is a fantastic opportunity to "buy low." Ultimately, the only way the stock market stops growing is if the economy stops growing. You may ponder on your own what the implications of that are.
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So my buddy at work got in a car accident and is getting alot of money from it, around 75 thousand dollars,
$75K? I know where he could invest that and make about $7500.00 monthly
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Where do you get that kinda return?
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:07 AM   #20
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Where do you get that kinda return?
He got in a car with people who smoked spice and didnt tell him; and they flipped the car and he was ejected through the windshield, it was a horrible accident so he's getting a huge return
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So my buddy at work got in a car accident and is getting alot of money from it, around 75 thousand dollars, and he wants it all to go towards a jeep. He doesn't have one yet, but I recommended a 4 door rubi, and completely poison spyder it out, 3.5 inch lift, on 35s. Anyone have any suggestions? Money is no issue

Tell your friend to not be an idiot and save 75% of that money.

If he doesn't he will regret it. That is a 100% guarantee. Anyone over the age of 30 will probably agree with me.
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Whats the point in spending 75k on one jeep? He needs a wheeling buddy for the most fun.

What's the point in buying a brand new jeep when you're going to replace all of the suspension and drivetrain in the first place?

Buy two used jeeps. Preferably sports or X models. Hell, this is the JK forum, but a CJ7 would be more fun *and* cheaper. But i'll stay on the JK topic for fun....

Used 2008 for $15000. x 2. You're at 30,000. Hemi in both, now you're at $50,000. Use the other $20,000 for suspension.

This would be way more intelligent than spending it all on one jeep, and im shocked im the first person to say this!!

i couldnt even imagine spending this much on a jeep, even with my two jeeps suggestion, honestly.

But it has to have a hemi, or this build is pointless.
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Tell your friend to not be an idiot and save 75% of that money.

If he doesn't he will regret it. That is a 100% guarantee. Anyone over the age of 30 will probably agree with me.
I agree. Hell if i got that money i'd probably buy a YJ or a CJ7 and build it out. for like $10 grand.
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I meant the 7500 a month from 75000 initial
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:27 AM   #26
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JKUR, small lift, some 33" tires and a good cargo rack. Then drive around the country 3 times. Then invest the remaining $20k.
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$75,000 in a jeep?! Dude must have gotten a head trauma from the accident.
Follow the reasonable suggestions above and get himself a nice modded up Wrangler, and invest the rest. That way I'll have one less unfortunate person, who never thought to secure their future other than with my tax money.
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I meant the 7500 a month from 75000 initial
I'm gonna have to find a new place to invest...
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so he doesn't have any medical bills or lasting injuries from the accident? was he ejected unharmed (by that I mean just some bumps and scratches)? I would look into just saving the money if he is young he will have a nice nest egg to start on, take 25K and buy whatever you want (a car payment wouldn't be to bad if he put 15-20k down and used the rest to mod)
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Spend 15-20 on a nice clean tj and build it smart. Use/save the rest wisely.

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