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Old 03-03-2012, 08:45 PM   #61
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I would go after the one with lower miles on it. I bought a 98 for $5800 and it only had 76000 miles on her! Just take your time and shop around. I don't think I would spend $7k on a Jeep with 180000 miles and spent tires...just me though.

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Old 03-04-2012, 01:05 PM   #62
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I would go after the one with lower miles on it. I bought a 98 for $5800 and it only had 76000 miles on her! Just take your time and shop around. I don't think I would spend $7k on a Jeep with 180000 miles and spent tires...just me though.
Yeah I'm going to hold off on buying that one. But I found a 99 for 8000 with a 6 inch lift 4.0l 5 speed with 91000 miles.

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i paid $3900 for my 2001 ... but have since replaced the Soft Top,wheels and tires and had to get the front seats redone .. I'm still under $5000 spent in all oh and had all the fluids changed but thats maintenence and don't count
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i paid $3900 for my 2001 ... but have since replaced the Soft Top,wheels and tires and had to get the front seats redone .. I'm still under $5000 spent in all oh and had all the fluids changed but thats maintenence and don't count
whats the catch? that deal sounds way too good.
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:29 PM   #65
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Yeah I'm going to hold off on buying that one. But I found a 99 for 8000 with a 6 inch lift 4.0l 5 speed with 91000 miles.
I would stay away from anything with that much lift . The odds it was done right are usually not in your favor and could cost you serious cash to get right. I would look for a stock tj, or one with mild mods.
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I would stay away from anything with that much lift . The odds it was done right are usually not in your favor and could cost you serious cash to get right. I would look for a stock tj, or one with mild mods.
Yeah I think I'm just going to go into non-buying mode until I find a good jeep. But I have no patients and I want another jeep to build.

I talked to the guy and he has no clue what type of lift it is and who even made it.... All he knows is that it has a procomp shocks. But procomp never made a 6inch one so another flag went up. So I'm passing on it.

I've looked for a stock one but they are asking just as much as one with mods to it. So I just have to sit back and wait for the perfect deal.
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Soft top compatability

Will a 2006 soft top for a wrangler unlimited fit a 2008 wrangler X?
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:38 PM   #68
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Will a 2006 soft top for a wrangler unlimited fit a 2008 wrangler X?
You should really start your own thread when asking off topic questions! But no.
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:42 PM   #69
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That came out of nowhere. haha
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I paid $9600 for my 2005, 2 1/2 years ago with 94k on it. 6cyl auto, 3 inch lift, and 33" pro comps.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:23 AM   #72
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I hope it's not consider a hijack, but I paid $2200 for my 1999...
And yes, it does have problems... Blown 2.5 motor, with a very bad radiator. (My guess, one caused the other problems.) Looking to swap a 4.0. After all said and done, hope to have it road worthy for $3500 - $4000. Won't be a looker, but good for the kid who will be driving it. I'm paying for half of this, but fixing it up will be on his dime.

Started off with a 1997 with a blown 2.5 motor. It's still out back with a complete 97 drivetrain to go in it. Doesn't have air OR C/C. Something the boy wanted. If there are any EAGER fathers out there wanting a project, let me know. I'm afraid they're going to "mate" and give me a 98 to work on...
In fact, the drivetrain can be seen in one of the pictures below..

Pics of the 99 (keeper) when purchased and current.





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