I'm going to be looking at a 1991 Wrangler and I was hoping that I could get some direction. I haven't owned a Wrangler before, but am looking forward to joining the ranks.
The Jeep is a 5-spd, I6, very stock, no lift, etc., hard and soft top, looks to be in fairly decent shape. Could only see some surface rust on the firewall from the photos and am told that it doesn't have any rust on frame/floors/body(we'll see...)
New starter, plugs, wires, and fuel lines by the dealer that is selling it.
The carfax looks clean. He says the only work that would be needed is a muffler in the near future.
One thing that concerns me is that it has just under 160,000 miles on the clock.
Can you guys give me some direction as to what I should be looking for or any problem areas I can check for specifically? Is this something that I should steer away from because of the miles? The dealer is looking for $3250.
Any advice that you can give is greatly appreciated.
i got my 91 with no rust 2"BL 31" BFG's I6-5spd and had new ehaust with just over 130k for $3200. yours has a hard top whereas mine only has a soft but i dont see it being that big of a price difference. mine also had (i removed) a system with a nice stereo head unit and two 10's. bikin and toneau cover.
I guess a vehicle up there in NY without rust commands a better price, 160k on that engine is not necessarily a concern. The only problem is that you don't know how well it has been maintained by the PO (s). That is a little pricey around here for a vehicle that old with that many miles though.
99 XJ Sport
3" Skyjacker lift
31 x 10.50 General Grabbers
I paid $1800 for mine it had 110k on it and came with a hard and soft top!
4inch Rouch Country lift
3inch Body Lift
Mickey Thompson Classic II's with M/T 33"MTZ's
40 series Flowmaster
Smitybuilt Rock Crawler Bumper
WARN M8000 Winch(Thanks to my lovely Fiance)
Lock Right Rear Locker
No Trac Bar
No Sway Bar
Pro Comp Rear Bumper
6" Pocket flares
i got a steal on a 92 yj with 5 inch suspension lift, brand new 33/12.50 A/T tires with polished aluminum wheelsfor 4800. has 160000 miles on it. Runs perfect have had it for about 7 months. its all about what the engine looks like inside and how it has been maintaind. i have seen gas engines go 300000 miles before needin a rebuild because they were kept up on oil changes and other regular maintenance.
92 yj, 4.0 with 240,000 miles, 3 inch mystery lift(was on when i bought it), 1.5 inch shackle lift, 35/12.50 Super Swamper Thornbirds, Ford 8.8 rear, square tubing custom front drive line, disc brakes all around, 3.55 gears fron and rear,
I bet you could find a newer one like a 95 for a good price with little rust. Just keep looking.
flowmaster40,hpd30 with aussie locker,currie upper joints,4.88's, lca skids,chromo shafts,vanco brakes,d35 with super 35 and arb locker,re 4.5" springs,currie arms,re front uppers,Re shocks in back,walkerevens shocks up front, Re track bars with currie jj joints,anti rock,ss brake lines,re rear sway bar links,jks 1.25" bl and mml,bfg 35x12.5 km2's,craiger soft 8's,ome steering stabilizer,currie hd steering,rockmen front bumper,emp tank skid,lots more too.