Well, unless its a show jeep or the axles have been upgraded 38"s are way too big for the stock drive train. Also to fit 38's you need about 7+" of lift.. or special fenders... thus this thing might have been beat to crap. Go look and report back...
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Sounds cheap, I too had a mechanic check mine out, found stuff I'd never had found until it was too late like cracked exhaust manifold, improperly installed muffler and the cat was bad. That plus some other stuff added up to $1000.
As to the comment it may have been trailered everywhere, that's possible, also I just towed mine from Houston to Durango. When the transfer case is in neutral, miles aren't racked up on the odometer, it was the same in Durango as it was in Houston, 145,549
That's very cheap for a jeep like that. Kinda "too cheap"- check it out really well before you do anything. Just remember, you'll be pouring money into it if it's been messed up and that 5,500 will turn into a lot more.
ok so how about a 99 sahara with both tops auto, 130k miles, getting a "new" motor installed with 60 k on it, they want 6, looks to have 33's on it, havent looked up close but looks like no lift, just curious about that new motor, and I like the auto cause of my bad knee, so no griping there ha ha
I'm about to buy my first wrangler and have some questions about a local ad.
The Jeep will be used for around town driving and I am wondering if the following sounds like a good deal and is ok to be street driven.
98 Wrangler 6 cylinder, automatic, 55k miles, hard and soft tops, custom lift, 4.5 gears, lockers, 38" tires, Waran winch, Borla headers & exhaust, KN filter. Too much to list.
honestly if you really want it sure go for it but make sure its mechanically sound 5500 seems "too good to be true" but who knows as for all of the mods i would rather just find a nice almost stock jeep for a good price that i know won't let me down and build it myself so you know weather or not things were done correctly oh yeah and the custom lift i wouldent trust it unless i did it myself just my 2 cent