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.
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.
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!
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?
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.
if it has t*ts or tires,it bound to give you trouble
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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.
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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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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