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Old 09-19-2012, 02:52 PM   #31
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...Add up all the parts. To build that jeep would cost a lot......
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that was why i purchased my jeep too. i was looking at a cheaper TJ, but after factoring in the long arm kit i wanted, i was only spending $1000 more than i wanted to & i had flat fenders, roll cage, ARB lockers, teraflex low kit, soft doors, & a bunch of other little things. this thing is built way more than i'll probably ever really need. but it's nice to know that it can handle the terrain if needed.



definitely post pictures after you get it.

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Old 09-19-2012, 03:01 PM   #32
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I always stay away from already lifted Jeeps it just freaks me out a little, but that's just me. Although I don't mind axle and gear upgrades since there normally done by a pro. It's also a double standard since I did my lift myself and would have no problem selling it to someone if I did.
Normally I would agree with you and my TJ is a perfect example as it came with a poor quality lift (procomp, TC drop and vibes) but... in this jeeps description it listed a Currie lift kit. I'm assuming since he went with an Atlas TC (and senior owned) that this thing was done with all the right parts and installed professionally.

Congrats to the OP!!!! Hope all goes well with the purchase.

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Old 09-19-2012, 03:13 PM   #33
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I wonder how much this guy invested into it? The parts add up so quick not to mention labor if you're having it done.


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Old 09-19-2012, 03:19 PM   #34
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I always stay away from already lifted Jeeps it just freaks me out a little, but that's just me. Although I don't mind axle and gear upgrades since there normally done by a pro. It's also a double standard since I did my lift myself and would have no problem selling it to someone if I did.
X2,, I've been around jeeps and yotas for decades and trust only one persons work. A newbie buying a highly modified and lifted jeep, is a nightmare waiting to happen..
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:31 PM   #35
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Am I right in assuming that the funky seats were part of the Apex package? Other than the typical bumps and scrapes in the typical places (front diff, rear bumper, skid plates) it felt super solid and mechanically sound. It has no death wobble and makes no weird noises so I'm super happy with it. Looks used but not abused. He also has a massive folder with every receipt that goes with his mods. I'm going to sort through it thoroughly when I go to pick it up next week.
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:53 PM   #36
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Am I right in assuming that the funky seats were part of the Apex package? Other than the typical bumps and scrapes in the typical places (front diff, rear bumper, skid plates) it felt super solid and mechanically sound. It has no death wobble and makes no weird noises so I'm super happy with it. Looks used but not abused. He also has a massive folder with every receipt that goes with his mods. I'm going to sort through it thoroughly when I go to pick it up next week.
Reading everything it sounds good but go through everything that was modified and check all the bolts and torcs to make sure nothing is loose missing or broken even the best of us forget to tighten a bolt now and again its just not normally an important one
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:16 AM   #37
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Picked it up yesterday and I'm about to leave to have my mechanic go over it with a fine toothed comb. I'll get pics up after but wish me luck guys. On a side note, without even placing an ad for my YJ I already have two people interested in it. Woo!
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:19 AM   #38
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:37 PM   #39
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Looks great but I have a super slow oil leak that will be a real treat to get fixed. My guy said not to worry about it but keep an eye on it since the whole trans would have to be yanked to get at it. On the plus side, what I thought was some cosmetic rust was just some old red dirt that had gotten into some of the scratches on the skids and diffs. I'd would like to rewire everything that is spliced into the battery (winch, cb, air compressor) since its sort of a rat's nets now. However, there isn't any corrosion and I wouldn't trust myself to do it so I might leave it for a while. My last Jeep had a converter that the PO had installed strangely and it was constantly sucking the battery dry. This Jeep's wiring seems much more competently done, even if it is unorganized. Any pics of your engine bays (specifically your batteries) so that I can see what some of you have done to splice things in without just tapping straight into the terminals?

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