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Old 12-06-2013, 03:10 PM   #1
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Whats my TJ worth?

Ok, So I just pretty much just finished up a project jeep and I'm wondering what its worth. It was a fun project and now I'd like to move on to something else.

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1998 TJ 4.0, 6cyl, 5speed, 130k

The aftermarket upgrades include K&N cold air intake, Jet Chip, and Borla
high flow stainless steel cat-back muffler and exhaust. In addition, the
seat covers are authentic Wet Okole neoprene, and water proof. I also
replaced the glove box with a steel safe box. There are a set of
additional headlights that I added as well. I also riveted the diamond
plating (no rust underneath). Just replaced and repainted the front bumper and bull bar as well as the side mirrors and relocation brackets. also added rocker step bars and holy sh*t handles. I also just mounted a 48" hiLift jack on the hood.

** The main upgrade I had done was a ford 8.8 read end swap with the arteca axle truss kit, and a 2" suspension upgrade from rough country. This makes this jeep truly unique, the rear is now bullet proof.

In terms of the soundsystem it has an Alpine
head-unit, iPod ready aux input, Polk momo front speakers, Polk overhead speakers, and two 12" Eclipse subwoofers in a box behind the back seat. All the speakers and head unit have been replaced in the last 3 - 4 years.

New within the last year:

Brand new high-flow catalytic converter
Brand new battery

New within last 3 years:

Soft top, entire thing got replaced with tinted soft windows. I have extra
side windows as well in case something happens to the ones that are on
there now.
Power steering box... it was leaking, so I just got it replaced.
Radiator. It had a crack, so I replaced it.
02 sensor

also the clutch is only 5 years old

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Old 12-06-2013, 03:16 PM   #2
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My estimate is 6k. Took me 6 weeks to sell my 99 Sahara that had an 8.8, lockers, savvy control arms, SYE, and tummy tuck. $4600 was all I could get.

At least your ride as decent mileage and no rust.

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My estimate is 6k. Took me 6 weeks to sell my 99 Sahara that had an 8.8, lockers, savvy control arms, SYE, and tummy tuck. $4600 was all I could get.

At least your ride as decent mileage and no rust.
Thank you for answering my question, it's a very clean jeep and full of newer upgrades that are clean and not thrown together. I'm thinking of asking for 8k. Since the rear rebuild it has disc brakes all around and new as well as new lines and a new E break cable. A lot of the hardwear has also been replaced ( breaking free rusted underbody bolts and replacing them)
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:59 PM   #4
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That is one whale of a list of upgrades! One way to figure asking price is combine purchase price with round figure on upgrades and add em together-and tack on some for time and trouble. But your price seems way reasonable! I've got a 99 Cherokee on a six inch lift that needs a new home if you'd consider a trade plush cash? Hey it doesn't hurt to ask huh?
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Old 12-06-2013, 05:16 PM   #5
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OP Im not far from you and while you have taken time to make a clean Jeep and in good shape Im with these guys. Over the bridge in NJ youll be looking at like 6k all day.

To get more than that in our area you either have to have a mint low mileage Jeep or its gotta be BUILT. I have more done to mine and when I was feeling out selling it I wouldve been lucky to get the 7k I was trying for.
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That is one whale of a list of upgrades! One way to figure asking price is combine purchase price with round figure on upgrades and add em together-and tack on some for time and trouble. But your price seems way reasonable! I've got a 99 Cherokee on a six inch lift that needs a new home if you'd consider a trade plush cash? Hey it doesn't hurt to ask huh?
Well thank you, but at this time I'm not looking for a trade. Your cherokee is very nice looking though, just the right amount of lift.
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OP Im not far from you and while you have taken time to make a clean Jeep and in good shape Im with these guys. Over the bridge in NJ youll be looking at like 6k all day.

To get more than that in our area you either have to have a mint low mileage Jeep or its gotta be BUILT. I have more done to mine and when I was feeling out selling it I wouldve been lucky to get the 7k I was trying for.

Thanks for the information man, I appreciate the geography factor too. I guess I'll have to try and sell to non experts lol.
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Well thank you, but at this time I'm not looking for a trade. Your cherokee is very nice looking though, just the right amount of lift.
More of a joke than a serious business inquiry my friend coz the Pig as I call her is one of the family. But I never rule anything out. . And thanks for the kind words. I like her stance and being 6'9" I can just step right in and out of her

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