Hi, after my 4 cylinder blew up its engine for no reason, I am now in the market for a 6 cylinder. I found a 98 4.0 with 133K on the clock. Here is the description from the seller. It is listed at 6500. And I have talked to the guy and the steering stabilizer has been put on. Please let me know what you think because I am going into withdrawl from no jeep
:::I am selling my 1998 Jeep Wrangler TJ. Runs great. Looks great. Chrome side bars and Bumpers, plus chrome grill inserts. It has a Rustys 3 inch suspension lift, 33 inch BFG tires with aftermarket wheels, and a Banks highflow exhaust manifold and Banks Monster Catalytic Converter. The 33 inch tires hardly slow it down a bit with the aftermarket exhaust. DANA 44 rear-end was added as factory option Limited slip rear differential also added as an option. I have had it as my primary vehicle since 2004. Mileage is 133K, clutch is in great shape. Only trail-ridden once, sadly, due to it being my only vehicle. Never in the mud, though. It has sway bar disconnects...also never used Recently Rhino-lined to protect against rust and water. Factor CD and tape. It has AC, but I haven't recharged it for several years since i only go 5 miles to work and prefer for the side windows to be out. Full Hard-doors and tinted side windows. It does need a new top, but we can negotiate that if you want. It also needs a new steering stabilizer to accommodate the bigger tires. I can fix all of these things to suit your needs or you can do it. Please make me an offer.
I just paid $6,500 for a bone stock 2001 TJ with a 4.0 and 138k miles on it. Overall, it was in very good condition inside and out. I don't think it had ever been offroad. Being stock was important to because at the time, I didn't know anything about lifts, etc...
FWIW...In my area, that was a pretty good price. I believe I could have immediately turned around and sold it for $7,500-$8,000.
Sorry, that's all the help I can offer.
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if a/c is important to you, you may want to also factor that in. is the reason why he has to recharge it b/c of a leak? last TJ i bought the owner said the a/c just needs a recharge. after it was recharged, i found it only lasted about a month until it leaked again. replace the condenser & then evaporator (behind the dash....big job). i didn't let that be my only deciding factor when i bought that jeep. but i didn't expect the heft bill that came along with those repairs.
definitely have a trusted technician to go over everything to see if he could find any potential problems. the 5th jeep i bought i thought i looked over pretty well. saw it had some broken link pins & figured that was an easy fix. ended up finding that it had a tweaked frame. but i got it for so cheap & i was able to have a frame shop fix the problem, so i kept it. but i never would have known there was any problems until i tried to get an alignment & the specs were way out.
1999 TJ Sport
1999 Ram 2500 (daily)
2008 DGCV SXT (family)
2005 LS430 (wife's)
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