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Old 07-02-2012, 08:10 PM   #1
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Does this Jeep look good?

Hey everyone.

I'm new to the forum and I have been looking to buy a Jeep. I've narrowed it down to this one, but I need some opinions on it. Thanks!

1999 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, $9,850 - Cars.com

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Old 07-02-2012, 08:21 PM   #2
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to much money. If you decide to pursue it make sure to get it checked out by a mechanic as it has a lot of miles. Also check it for rust on the undercarriage and floor. I wouldn't pay more then 8k for that jeep.

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Old 07-02-2012, 08:27 PM   #3
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I got them down a thousand dollars. My brother (the mechanic) is going to look it over with me tomorrow. I know the mileage is high, but I heard the i6 is a tough engine, so I wasn't too worried...
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:31 PM   #4
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high price, I guess there wanting you to pay for all the mods on there. Check blue book value, not even close..
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:31 PM   #5
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it is. Mine has 142k and runs great and I've met others with over 200k, But you don't know how the previous owner treated her. Offer them 8k at most is my opinion.
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:31 PM   #6
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It's nice, but yeah…. It's kinda pricey. I agree, 8k at the most. But If you like it and have the cash, why not. Looking for a nice clean jeep can get frustrating.. There's a lot of junk out there. Definitely, give a good look underneath.
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:35 PM   #7
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imagine that the radio doesn't work, the armor all has all dried up, and the jeep is covered in dust. that's what you'll be paying $10k for (or as you say, $9k). Honestly, you can probably find a few low mileage jeeps for less, and still have the extra money for the wheels & tires of your choosing. I know it looks turn-key, but ya gotta wonder how good the brakes/airconditioning/trans is doing after 150k miles.

Get pricing for three other jeeps with 150k miles, and see how they compare in price!

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Old 07-02-2012, 08:40 PM   #8
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Well I did test drive it. The paint and interior were fine. Shifted smooth. Brakes seemed fine, no noise or anything. But like I said I'm going back for a second look with my brother. Other than rust, anything else I should pay special attention too?

Thanks for all the feedback so far everyone.
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:41 PM   #9
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I've been looking online for about 2 months, so I know the price is a bit high, but honestly everything in my area seems a bit high lol!
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:42 PM   #10
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Oh And the a/c blew very cold/good btw
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:50 PM   #11
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Looks cool but higher mileage than I would be looking for, but that's just my opinion.

I just picked up an 03 Sahara with only 50k miles for 13k. I realize that's more money than this one, but I saw a half dozen ones for around 10k on cars.com that were under 100k miles.

If you feel feel good about it though then go for it!
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:51 PM   #12
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shift into 4wd hi, neutral and 4wd lo Make sure that's smooth. Have your bro check the steering components underneath while you turn the wheel. Check the rear driveshaft as it looks like its lifted. Hopefully has an SYE and CV shaft in the rear, if not at least a transfer case drop kit.
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I believe it has a 2 in body and a 2 in suspension lift... Would y'all recommend taking the body off or just leaving it be? If I get it that is...
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i got my 2005 with 62,000 miles clean all good for $12,500 it is an SE though. Looked for months online for wranglers best price one I saw on cars.com and got it 2 days later.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:07 PM   #15
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Way overpriced. Looks like a 3'' body lift. Check for a Dana 4 rear. $7000 tops for that rig.
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what the hell is with the front bumper?
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I would remove the body lift. I'm not a fan of big body lifts, more than an inch is too much IMO. Although it may then create issues with tire clearane. If you get it enjoy, if not, good luck on the search.
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Appears,(might be the photo) that two of the body pucks are bent, rear passenger and middle or forward drivers. I would walk on...axle appear to be a dana 35, not the 44 but 100% on that. Keep looking. My guess is they paid someplace between 3-4k at the most for it.
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Front bumper is just a brush guard.

I'll check on the axle, but can you explain what you mean about the body pucks?
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It has a Dana 35 rear if it has anti-lock brakes on a 1999 so it might also have 3.07 gears. I agree with everyone else, thats way too much for that jeep. Maybe $8K
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Would the Dana 35 be an issue if I don't want anything larger than 35 in tires?
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Would the Dana 35 be an issue if I don't want anything larger than 35 in tires?
How hard are u on it? Wheel alot? Like to get after it?
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I want something for 75% off roading, as I have a company vehicle for work. I'd say moderately rough, but not like EXTremeZ! Death offroading....
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Front bumper is just a brush guard.

I'll check on the axle, but can you explain what you mean about the body pucks?
in two of the pictures the body lift pucks look like they have a slight off camber to them vs being in the correct position.

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Would the Dana 35 be an issue if I don't want anything larger than 35 in tires?
Dana 35 can blow a shaft with a 205 tire.that about a 27" tall tire.. had it happen about 2 months ago on the trail i was on.. its a worthless axle in stock form.
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Be very careful and thorough when buying a vehicle that has been heavily modified. Those same mods may be the reason that the po got rid of it in the first place. You would be much better off buying one that is closer to stock. A Jeep like the one you listed has probably taken it's share of abuse and you really have no way of knowing what has been done or if the mods were done correctly. This could turn out to be one giant pain in the wallet. It looks cool but that won't matter much if you can't drive it. I am not saying don't buy it, I'm saying make very sure that all systems are operational and that there are no drivability issues before you do.
I agree that the price is a little steep and in response to your question about the lift, yes, drop that body down to a max of 1.5"

Of course, this is just my opinion, I could be wrong.
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I want something for 75% off roading, as I have a company vehicle for work. I'd say moderately rough, but not like EXTremeZ! Death offroading....
Its really hard to say depending on the driver and experience but I'd have to say if u were going to bring tools and spare axles or for about the same money upgrade
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you couldn't do 35's on that dana 35 if that's what your asking. 33's would be fine though. You'd need to regear also though if the PO didn't
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you couldn't do 35's on that dana 35 if that's what your asking. 33's would be fine though. You'd need to regear also though if the PO didn't
Yea u can
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Why do most people not recommend body lifts more than 1.25 or so inches? What are the negative consequences? Just curious...
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Yea u can
Well you "can", but you shouldn't if your going to do any serious offroading with it.

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