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Old 07-15-2009, 07:35 AM   #1
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Hello everyone, new Jeeper here :)

Hello everyone, I got my car totaled, and been thinking about Jeeps for many years. I think I am getting one.
Its 2000, Sahara with soft top, bikini top, and full cover.
Tire size is 33x12.50 15
It has nice flares on wheels, Pioneer stereo with ipod jack, 5 speed, 6cyl, 122k miles on it.

He is asking for $6800
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Please give me your opinions. I can handle most basic repairs, but not mechanic. So i am technically little ignorant )) I will not be doing hardcore off-road either. This will be my daily driving vehicle, from island to the mainland, maybe some occasional highway driving.
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Old 07-15-2009, 08:24 AM   #2
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Hello everyone, new Jeeper here :)

Hi islandmonkey!!

Welcome!!! Looks like a nice find to me!!!

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Old 07-15-2009, 08:30 AM   #3
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Welcome to the madness! Great looking rig.
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:15 AM   #5
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Awesome!!!!
I can't wait.
Are these pretty easy to maintain? Like sparkplug replacement, oil change? Shocks? maybe even adding FIPK?????
I tesdrove it, it shifts gears like a dream.
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Awesome!!!!
I can't wait.
Are these pretty easy to maintain? Like sparkplug replacement, oil change? Shocks? maybe even adding FIPK?????
I tesdrove it, it shifts gears like a dream.
A un-trained chimp (Quik-E-lube guys) can do it so can anyone else. Plenty of space under the hood and even unlifted I can get my fat arse under my heep with 31's. Get you a good set of torx and ratchets and you will do fine.
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tires on it are pretty expensive, do you guys know a place where I can get them? Or maybe downsize them a little, with that nice flares what size can i put smaller then these 33x12.50 15s? So they dont look awkward under the flares...

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I can't read the brand but they are simple A/T's from the looks of them. I would keep the A/T's even though your not going to be doing A LOT of off roading.

1. They look better then the standard R/T
2. You never know what kind of condition you might run into and you'll want a good tire.

Why do you want to go down a size? I don't think anything under 32 would look good with a lift and beefy flares. Just search around for tire stores but make sure the A/T's have good ratings on all conditions. I really love these Yokohama's I got and they have amazing ratings. 1-10 they scored pretty high on all the websites.
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Hey,

Ya know I live in MT and wranglers here are a dime/dozen. Ive seen posers lose thousands of dollars b/c they wanted the "Jeep" experience just to trade it it in on something else only months later. Truth is, Jeeps are rough, loud, small, and not at all sure footed at speed. The tops leak in a downpour and good luck keeping your TJ pointed in a straight direction on water soaked roads. So there you have it Jeeps suck!!! Ha, not so fast, a Jeep is, with very few exeptions not a Range, nor should it be. It is pure and simple, small and nimble, fun and not at all hard to maintain. This is a purpose built vehicle in it's purest form, left behind by the Land Cruisers' and Rovs' race to the top. Good luck
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Cool you gyys are very nice and friendly. It is good to be here

2 small questions with photos:
Is this a common part (plastic rear bumper corner) It cave in , you think i can take it off and fix it or replacement part is available somewhere???

Othe pic is tho show that screw covers are missing on the flares, are they pretty easy to find?

Thank you again guys
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You can replace the jugs but in my opinion just remove them. They don't really serve a real purpose...
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Just trash those plastic milk jugs on the bumpers . . . all the cool kids do!!! They won't last long if you do much off roading anyway . . . nature has a way of removing them for you If you really like them, you can usually find guys that have them laying around that you can score for next to nothing. Shoot if you are ever in SoCal . . . I've got the whole bumper with the milk jugs that's yours!!! The screws on the flare shouldn't be an issue . . . just take one of the others off and your local hardware store should have something to match...if not, those look like Bushwacker flares so you could call the company and they'd probably mail you a couple.
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Ya know I live in MT and wranglers here are a dime/dozen. Ive seen posers lose thousands of dollars b/c they wanted the "Jeep" experience just to trade it it in on something else only months later. Truth is, Jeeps are rough, loud, small, and not at all sure footed at speed. The tops leak in a downpour and good luck keeping your TJ pointed in a straight direction on water soaked roads. So there you have it Jeeps suck!!! Ha, not so fast, a Jeep is, with very few exeptions not a Range, nor should it be. It is pure and simple, small and nimble, fun and not at all hard to maintain. This is a purpose built vehicle in it's purest form, left behind by the Land Cruisers' and Rovs' race to the top. Good luck
I don't know what year jeep you have, but mine is FAR from what you just mentioned. I agree that the early cj's are like that, but my 2000 Sahara is Smooth, quiet, and never leaks a drop inside the cabin. I live in south florida and there are thunder boomers everyday, always dry. As for driving in the rain= it is very well footed with the tires. I can even let go of my steering wheel and it will track straight. Maybe i'm one of the lucky one's? LOL
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Agreed. I have a 2000 and 2003 Wrangler Sport and both are smooth on the highway and pretty stable with the traction on wet roads. Even with Mickey T MTZ's on both Jeeps. As far as the moisture getting in, the 2000 is a soft top and it always has been dry (even during a 100 mph wind and rain event/hurricane last fall that lasted for about 3 hours in Springfield MO). That was a great night. The Jeep was more water-tight than my kitchen window. AND, we had two ice-storms two winters in a row that shut people down for weeks and I was still able to get around and kept it out of the ditch. I've owned Jeeps for the last 15+ years and will always have at least one in the garage.
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I was aware of every negative thing you said, but I don't see it as negative as you.
My week ago totaled car was Mercedes AMG. Difference is gonna be a night and day, but Jeep is gonna fit me perfect.
I do not have to borrow my wifes Yukon for hunting anymore, I dont have to borrow my wifes Yukon to pull our 17ft boat, I live on the island, i can go to beach for fishing, I use it for hunting, convertible, I love stick shift. So I see it very positive change for me.
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Ya know I live in MT and wranglers here are a dime/dozen. Ive seen posers lose thousands of dollars b/c they wanted the "Jeep" experience just to trade it it in on something else only months later. Truth is, Jeeps are rough, loud, small, and not at all sure footed at speed. The tops leak in a downpour and good luck keeping your TJ pointed in a straight direction on water soaked roads. So there you have it Jeeps suck!!! Ha, not so fast, a Jeep is, with very few exeptions not a Range, nor should it be. It is pure and simple, small and nimble, fun and not at all hard to maintain. This is a purpose built vehicle in it's purest form, left behind by the Land Cruisers' and Rovs' race to the top. Good luck
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I was aware of every negative thing you said, but I don't see it as negative as you.
My week ago totaled car was Mercedes AMG. Difference is gonna be a night and day, but Jeep is gonna fit me perfect.
I do not have to borrow my wifes Yukon for hunting anymore, I dont have to borrow my wifes Yukon to pull our 17ft boat, I live on the island, i can go to beach for fishing, I use it for hunting, convertible, I love stick shift. So I see it very positive change for me.
Good luck to you too
I traded in my BMW for my Rubi and have never looked back. The BMW was a sweet ride . . . those Germans sure know what they are doing! There's just so many things you can do in a Jeep that you can't in anything else. Have fun!
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Anyone tried this?
Add is very solid but the product? 35hp increase for $26? WTF?

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Nice looking Jeep!

Don't worry about the screwcovers on the flares...I've got the same ones and none of the covers are on mine.
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Thank you sir, I do't even own it yet, Saturday is the day

So, I should not worry about them? Take them all out?


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Don't worry about the screwcovers on the flares...I've got the same ones and none of the covers are on mine.
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Thank you sir, I do't even own it yet, Saturday is the day

So, I should not worry about them? Take them all out?
Exposed fasteners are very common on a Jeep, so it's up to your personal preference. It's not going to hurt anything functionally to leave it as is.
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yOU GOT ANY PICS OF YOUR JEEP?

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Exposed fasteners are very common on a Jeep, so it's up to your personal preference. It's not going to hurt anything functionally to leave it as is.
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yOU GOT ANY PICS OF YOUR JEEP?
Actually, not yet. I will eventually, but with 4 kids pics of the Jeep come pretty far down the list of priorities.

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