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Old 07-28-2014, 12:10 AM   #1
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New jeeping needing some help

I currently own a 2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport TJ and am looking at trading in for an 2000 Jeep Wrangler that is auto and has 30,000 less miles. The only concerns that i have with it would be the modification already made on the Jeep. I don't know much about jeeps and not really sure what to look for when looking at the new jeep. It is a 2000 Jeep Wrangler sport, 4.0 6cyl, auto, 33" Tires. 4" to a 6" FabTech lift, Rock Sliders, New rough Country Shocks and 85,000 miles on it. Any advice?

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Since you do not know what you're looking at or for... my suggestion would be to take it to a shop that does. Good Luck!

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Old 07-28-2014, 12:17 AM   #3
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Can you do all that before you buy?
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Can you do all that before you buy?
Yes if they won't let a mechanic look at it then something is up... Get it checked out if not you may find later you have a bent frame or a once totaled jeep that has been fixed for the mud but never reported
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Yes if they won't let a mechanic look at it then something is up... Get it checked out if not you may find later you have a bent frame or a once totaled jeep that has been fixed for the mud but never reported
Thanks! Will do!
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Can you do all that before you buy?
Any seller that would not let me take the jeep in to be looked at by shop can keep the jeep!!!
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I have also heard a lot of people bash on the RC shocks. Should I be concerned that this jeep has them?
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Shocks can be replaced.
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Is the Jeep listed on any sites where we can look at any details? 6" lift (if it is all suspension) will require a lot to do correctly.

Any reason you are looking at such potentially a heavly modified Jeep?
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Is the Jeep listed on any sites where we can look at any details? 6" lift (if it is all suspension) will require a lot to do correctly. Any reason you are looking at such potentially a heavly modified Jeep?
Looking for an auto and that was one that I found so I figured I would give it a look at and see how that goes. I also messaged him and asked if I could take it to a shop after to get it checked out and he said he already had it checked out in his shop so just come down for a test drive.
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Jeep isn't in any website. It's a smaller car dealership in Nebraska that just deals with jeeps
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Looking for an auto and that was one that I found so I figured I would give it a look at and see how that goes. I also messaged him and asked if I could take it to a shop after to get it checked out and he said he already had it checked out in his shop so just come down for a test drive.
Tell him that you want to check out by YOUR shop if that's a problem he can keep it!
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[QUOTE="Sinister6;12260730"] Tell him that you want to check out by YOUR shop if that's a problem he can keep it![/QUOTE

Told him that and he said he has the papers and everything for it when they looked it over and that I can just come test drive it or nothing
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He's got nothing to hide he won't try to hide it! Or asking for twelve-month bumper-to-bumper warranty!
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He's got nothing to hide he won't try to hide it! Or asking for twelve-month bumper-to-bumper warranty!
Ok I'll do that! Thanks!
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Again a 4-6 in lift can get very involved (to do it right). Take some pictures. Alternative to taking it somewhere to get looked at, is to bring someone in but they MUST know Jeeps. There is a lot that can be wrong and a test drive may not show it.

Ok besides the fact you are looking for an auto, what is going to be your usage? Off road, toy, daily driver etc.
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Again a 4-6 in lift can get very involved (to do it right). Take some pictures. Alternative to taking it somewhere to get looked at, is to bring someone in but they MUST know Jeeps. There is a lot that can be wrong and a test drive may not show it. Ok besides the fact you are looking for an auto, what is going to be your usage? Off road, toy, daily driver etc.
It will be a little of everything. I have to drive two hours one weekend of every month for the army. Driving it to work and back. Driving it out in the country for some fun. What should all the pictures be taken of exactly?
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Side and front
ALL of the suspension front and rear from as many angles as possible (springs, control arms, steering components)
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Side and front ALL of the suspension front and rear from as many angles as possible (springs, control arms, steering components)
Then just take those to a shop and ask if everything looks right?
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No luck on the jeep. Didn't drive very good what so ever. Looked at the shocks and had oil that had run down. Nothing but rust on everything and a bunch of holes in the body. I kinda feel like a 6 inch lift might be too big for highway and interstate?
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Keep yours and slowly build it to your liking but most importantly, build it properly. Bigger is not always better, if not done right.
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What is the proper way to build up a jeep? I want to do everything right on it but don't know where to start on it. I just put a new stereo in her. And a few really small things but don't know what to do next
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What is the proper way to build up a jeep? I want to do everything right on it but don't know where to start on it. I just put a new stereo in her. And a few really small things but don't know what to do next
It depends on what you are looking to do with it and the look you want. There is a way to build a Jeep properly for just about any look and use possible
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It depends on what you are looking to do with it and the look you want. There is a way to build a Jeep properly for just about any look and use possible
Want to give it attitude but still be able to go on the interstate and highways.
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Want to give it attitude but still be able to go on the interstate and highways.
If you want the look, I wouldn't go bigger than 33"s and a 4" lift. As far as lift options there are several kits to choose from. One of the most recommended ones on the forum is the zone 4.25" combo lift. However IMHO the best lift is a "custom" one with your choice of springs, shocks, and arms. I would avoid body lifts as much a possible

For bumpers it's really a personal preference except avoid smittybilt. For winches, the Warn M8000 is one of the best
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Will the 33's and 4 inch lift still let me go on the interstate? And for those all I would need to buy is the zone 4.25 combo lift and then she is lift ready? For the tires do you have to do anything extra and I also see all this gear stuff on here and not really sure what all that is. Go easy on my please
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Will the 33's and 4 inch lift still let me go on the interstate? And for those all I would need to buy is the zone 4.25 combo lift and then she is lift ready? For the tires do you have to do anything extra and I also see all this gear stuff on here and not really sure what all that is. Go easy on my please
My jeep has a 4" lift and 33"s and does fine on the interstate (IH-10). The zone combo lift is simply recommended because it's a really good lift kit for the price and doesn't need a T-case drop. There are other lift kits you can buy or you can just do a custom one. Normally when you want to regear when you go to bigger tires to help you engine out. Depending on what current axles you have and their ratios you may or may not need it. Also going to bigger tires will need you to resynchronize you speedometer to compensate with the bigger tires.

Do you happen to know what axles you have and their ratios? This is probably the most essential thing to know before a lift, especially if you have "weak" axles
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My jeep has a 4" lift and 33"s and does fine on the interstate (IH-10). The zone combo lift is simply recommended because it's a really good lift kit for the price and doesn't need a T-case drop. There are other lift kits you can buy or you can just do a custom one. Normally when you want to regear when you go to bigger tires to help you engine out. Depending on what current axles you have and their ratios you may or may not need it. Also going to bigger tires will need you to resynchronize you speedometer to compensate with the bigger tires. Do you happen to know what axles you have and their ratios? This is probably the most essential thing to know before a lift, especially if you have "weak" axles
How do I figure that out? I can stop at big-o-tires and see if they can look at it
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How do I figure that out? I can stop at big-o-tires and see if they can look at it
What year and model is your Jeep? If you are currently pretty stock, it's very likely you have stock axles and ratios. You can ask those guys at big-os but we may have your answers right here

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