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Old 07-11-2013, 06:53 PM   #1
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traded boat for this 1998 tj.. value?

hey guys,
I traded my boat for this thing and was wondering if I should keep it or sell it.
looking for a value i'm not much of a jeep guy.

Thanks for the help

1998 tj 2.5 5 speed 125k miles, runs great no noises

dana 44 rear
dana super 30 front
arb locker front
arb locker rear
arb compressor
4.88 gears
slip yoke eliminator
teraflex 4.1 transfer case low 321
teraflex 3 " lift
1" body
poison spider rock sliders
rear disc brakes
6 point real roll cage powder coated
warn rear tire carrier bumper
hanson front bumper
new XRC8 comp winch with synthetic line
rancho shocks (suck!)
35" mud tires
OMF true beadlock wheels (all 5)
alpine stereo w/ipod hookup and speakers
overhead sound bar and lights
Hella lights and HID's


Please help me with a value, I may sell but think I may keep for a bit.

Thanks
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:01 PM   #2
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man it should be a keeper. It looks good and it was put together pretty good. Does not look like to many shortcuts were made.

I'd be afraid to try to tell you a value though. If I threw out a number my better half would be squeeling at the amount of money i have spent on ours.

Good build as long as its not been be dogged.

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Old 07-11-2013, 07:20 PM   #3
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A stock one would be around 5.5k to about 7k around me. The modifications mean nothing to most people other than it looks cool so you could add 1-2k when in reality the value is still 5.5-7k. If you found someone who knew about it and was going to use it maybe 10-12k if your lucky. There is also about 20k worth of jeep there but you will never get that.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:44 PM   #4
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4 cylinder hurts the value. I'd say around 7k.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:00 PM   #5
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i'd say around the 8k mark but that thing looks really clean and i definitely vote you keep it...take it through some trails and out camping and i bet you'll turn into a jeep guy.

Seems really well put together and quality parts...
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2.5L puts it down low, resale value is not very good for inline-4.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:43 PM   #7
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i'd say around the 8k mark but that thing looks really clean and i definitely vote you keep it...take it through some trails and out camping and i bet you'll turn into a jeep guy.

Seems really well put together and quality parts...
X2 well said my friend.
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:59 PM   #8
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Good deal my friend. Keep it. Or put it on for $7,500. The 4cyl hurts but it had 4:88 gears, but I would keep it.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:05 PM   #9
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That is one well built jeep I would keep it if it were me ull never get what its worth. Just to give u an idea
Arbs 900 each
D44 ~ 500-700 depending on area
4:1 tcase 1500
Super 30 kit is I think like 600
So thats like 4500 in just those items not to mention the rest of the stuff. Someone put alot of money into that thing
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:12 PM   #10
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$8k sounds about right but if you dont need the money right now i would keep it. You could not build one yourself for anywhere near what you would get out of it and you can put another 10k miles on it and still sell it for 8k in a year or 2.
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:07 AM   #11
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Awesome guys this place is great.
I'm keeping it
Just ordered kings

I put them on everything, I'm a desert guy.
So I guess I'm a jeeper now.
Here what I traded
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:35 AM   #12
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Good for you! You're gonna love it! Bought my first one a month back, traded a motorcycle, and haven't looked back! This is a toy you will enjoy year round, any weather, anyone can drive it, and you are in the company of some of the nicest people I've ever met!
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:07 AM   #13
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To be a 2.5l, that thing is pretty beastly. Someone spent some time and money doing right. It will be a great platform to start with. That 2.5 ever goes, just drop in a V8 and BAM!!! you have one mean jeep.
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What kings did you order?

Where do you go in desert? I head down with my jeep and bikes to glamis/pismo and jawbone whenever i get a chance.
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good choice on keeping it , personally would remove the grill cover , chrome don't get you home
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Great choice keeping it...i'd bet my own jeep that you'll love your new one

congrats on the pick up!!
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good for you on keeping it.

as fr as chrome, well I say this

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good choice on keeping it , personally would remove the grill cover , chrome don't get you home
chrome was off before I let it in my garage!!!!!!
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What kings did you order?

Where do you go in desert? I head down with my jeep and bikes to glamis/pismo and jawbone whenever i get a chance.
kings for the 3-5" lift. with resevoirs
not the adjustable

I have a rhino to (will have a rzr xp soon) that we take to glamis, and Johnson valley. toy hauler ect. but im thinking motorhome now so I can take the jeep too. I already have a flatbed.

im running Holcomb creek this sat with a bunch of buddies in the local mountains so we will see how she does.


thanks for all the positive replies,

I think I am actually turbo charge this thing for a little better around town driving, I can build myself for around 1500 bucks.
and the 4cyl power crawling seems to work fine. I wont really need boost for crawling. but this thing lags getting on the hwy. and maintaining 65.
4 gear all day.
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kings for the 3-5" lift. with resevoirs
not the adjustable

I have a rhino to (will have a rzr xp soon) that we take to glamis, and Johnson valley. toy hauler ect. but im thinking motorhome now so I can take the jeep too. I already have a flatbed.

im running Holcomb creek this sat with a bunch of buddies in the local mountains so we will see how she does.


thanks for all the positive replies,

I think I am actually turbo charge this thing for a little better around town driving, I can build myself for around 1500 bucks.
and the 4cyl power crawling seems to work fine. I wont really need boost for crawling. but this thing lags getting on the hwy. and maintaining 65.
4 gear all day.
If you are going to wheel in the rocks at all, i would recommend purchasing a high clearance transfer case skid. Being that you already have a SYE and body lift, all you would need is the skid (and a cable transfer case shifter if you dont want to adjust the linkage)

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