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Old 01-13-2013, 11:45 AM   #1
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Just bought a "new " 1999 Wrangler

Just bought 1999 Wrangler, 4.0 L, auto, 60K miles, completely stock. My first Jeep.
To be used as a toad behind my motor home, not a daily driver. I would like to modifiy it to become a capable off road vehicle for my hunting and fishing expeditions Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 01-13-2013, 12:02 PM   #2
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Welcome!

I would start with the basics you would attend to with any 1999 vehicle, even with the low mileage, maybe especially because of it.

Massive checks of everything, belts, hoses, fluids, battery, alignment, etc are in order first off to make sure it's all in sound working order.

Second would be to check with the TJ Wrangler forum right next door.

Third, accept the jealously of everyone when they hear about your cool Jeep!

Best of luck!

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Old 01-13-2013, 12:10 PM   #3
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Leave it stock for hunting and fishing. It is very capable as is.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:33 PM   #4
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Slap a nice set of all terrains on it and call it a day. Although you could get into the overhead or hitch racks for keeping your gear up and out of the way or even for hauling your game back.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:56 PM   #5
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:12 PM   #6
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Welcome. I bought a '99 recently too, though this is my first Jeep.

I am going through it in phases for budget reasons but I'm focusing on replacing all fluids, checking critical components, and hunting a noise that is whispering of a problem in need of fixing. I always do the same thing with used vehicles when I get them. Enjoy your TJ!
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:58 PM   #7
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Welcome! Lets see some pics.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:54 PM   #8
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Here is the jeep.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:10 PM   #9
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Looks familiar...
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:17 PM   #10
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Here is the jeep.
Looks clean, its always nice to start with a low milage Jeep. Also welcome to the Sahara club
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:27 PM   #11
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Welcome to the forum!
How much did you pick it up for?

Great looking Jeep!
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:38 PM   #12
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just got my "new" 99 a couple days ago as well....enjoy!
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:24 PM   #13
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I stole it for $11,000. Other than cigarette smell, everything is perfect.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:41 AM   #14
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Get ready for the "you got screwed posts" and the "that's a great price" posts. Wrangler pricing is highly variable based on region of the country.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:56 AM   #15
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I bought a 99 sport lifted 4" with 32 at's aftermarket bumpers, lockers CAI, TB Spacer, heated seats 102,000 For 9600 all my coworkers who know nothing bout jeeps said I paid to much but in reality the jeep coulda been sold a lot higher, congrats on your jeep and hope you love it!!!
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:34 AM   #16
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You did pay too much....but that's because Jeeps cost too much in the after market. It's nutty if you ask me.

I paid 9300 for mine too two years ago an thought that was too much but that's what they cost. I have a guy trying to buy it from me now and have a firm offer for 10k for it.

Not many cars out there you can buy, run for a few years, and make money on it.

I have a co worker that just bought a gorgeous two door 1997 Jaguar. Low miles too. The car is really fantastic looking and a rare model for the us. He paid 11k for it. To think that my jeep is 14 years old an still worth just under 50 percent of what it was new is really nutty.

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