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Old 11-29-2010, 09:05 PM   #1
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How does this look?

I know yall are probably getting tired of my questions, but i want a jeep. And i gotta learn somehow

Im currently looking at this
1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ

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He agreed to come down to $5500 b/c of the missing top and the dash ( hes getting it for me for $50)

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"The only things that have changed are as follows: Fender flares are currently off. Spot lights no longer have covers. And it no longer has the soft top on it. I took it off and sold it to get a hard top. Just haven't had time to find one. It has the factory axles under it."

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Old 11-29-2010, 09:10 PM   #2
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Someone isa always willing to answer questions.

I would wonder what axles it has. too big of tires on weak axles equals bad news

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Old 11-29-2010, 09:11 PM   #3
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Factory axles with 35's are no good, i guess it's regeared but that 4cylinder you'll still be lacking power no matter what.
Id rather spend less money and buy a stock jeep and then put the mods you want into it with the money saved, that way you know what you're getting yourself into and all around you'll have a more solid jeep.
I would definitely go with a 6 cylinder though.

But the jeep does look nice haha.
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:18 PM   #4
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Factory axles with 35's are no good, i guess it's regeared but that 4cylinder you'll still be lacking power no matter what.
Id rather spend less money and buy a stock jeep and then put the mods you want into it with the money saved, that way you know what you're getting yourself into and all around you'll have a more solid jeep.
I would definitely go with a 6 cylinder though.

But the jeep does look nice haha.
I mean, i wont be doing and hardcore mud bogging, maybe just some light here and there. I dont have the money to buy a stock then upgrade it. Im leaving april 7th for boot camp. After that it will pretty much be a jeep I tinker with in between tours overseas. ill be going to look at 1990 jeep wrangler when i go to check out the one above.
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:21 PM   #5
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See the 1990 has a 6cyl engine which i think and alot of people will agree that it's a whole lot better.
This one also doesn't look as heavily modified as the first and will probably be safer. And you wont need to get new axles because you probably wont break them.
And it has a dash and a top :].
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looks nice, but I too would rather buy something super cheap that needs work, possibly a motor and do a 350 swap, and do all the mods yourself. Would have a super nice rig then, and the way you want it
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See the 1990 has a 6cyl engine which i think and alot of people will agree that it's a whole lot better.
This one also doesn't look as heavily modified as the first and will probably be safer. And you wont need to get new axles because you probably wont break them.
And it has a dash and a top :].
i know but the other one has all the spiffy stuff that i wont be able to afford with this one
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:24 PM   #8
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looks nice, but I too would rather buy something super cheap that needs work, possibly a motor and do a 350 swap, and do all the mods yourself. Would have a super nice rig then, and the way you want it
i cant buy anything that needs work like a motor. dont have the time or bank for that
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i know but the other one has all the spiffy stuff that i wont be able to afford with this one
As the others said the six cylinder is a huge plus. And I can tell you one thing the first one was beaten up on.a good indicator is all those mods
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As the others said the six cylinder is a huge plus. And I can tell you one thing the first one was beaten up on.a good indicator is all those mods
Well it looks like i shall be going to look at the one first. I would rather have the 6. The guy right now has 31's on it but he said there is room for some 33's which i have a set of.
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:34 PM   #11
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no doubt from all these answers.. 35's on stock axles.. no good. not at all. i would suggest that 1990 over the fecklessly modified jeep.
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what exactly is the problem of running 35's on stockers? Possibility of breaking them correct?
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breaking the axles, yeah. i'd be terrified on a trail ride. does he drive it often?
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breaking the axles, yeah. i'd be terrified on a trail ride. does he drive it often?
why on a trail ride? And im not sure. I dont think so.
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and stock gears too! haha! he is nuts.
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and stock gears too! haha! he is nuts.
haha if you say he is i believe you.

So the other one, the 6 cylinder. Would be fine running 33's right?
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reminds me of this guy who came into the dealership yesterday with his '04 rubicon on 35's, had a winch, a good lift, and some other ordinary mods. i said 'hey, sweet rig. you get off the road much?' he looked at me and said 'no.. i don't take it off road.' i'm a supremely sarcastic man.. and he was dead serious about it. pure cosmetics kill me. he also wanted to sell it for 26k. lunatic.
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you could. i see it all the time. it also has a lot to do with how you ride and handle a trail. i've heard stock axles break on 31's, 33's, and 35's. how much are you trying to put into it afterwards?
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you certainly would have more power with the six-cylinder on 33's. not modest, but not over-the-top. a decent jeep on and off road (you'll always be bouncing, either way ;p).
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you could. i see it all the time. it also has a lot to do with how you ride and handle a trail. i've heard stock axles break on 31's, 33's, and 35's. how much are you trying to put into it afterwards?
I really wouldnt be putting anything into it. Ill be spending everything I have just to get the jeep.
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ah, you'll always be putting money into a jeep! keep looking if you have doubts. it's important that your first jeep isn't someone else's junk-- that they're only selling it because they really know what's wrong with it. it should be something that you'll love and take care of, etc. etc. or maybe i'm obsessed.. mine's my baby.. i firmly suggest that you take any prospects for a road (and if the seller allows) and light off-road test. make sure everything works, especially the 4wd (when i test drove my jeep, the transfer case engaged but the front wheels didn't pull, they still hopped, but i didn't realize there was no pull. i only took mine on a road test. shame on me. easy fix-- small sections of vacuum lines had been heated) and listen for any mechanical issues.
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When you've got large 35 inch tires I believe thats 6 inches larger than stock thats alot of weight those small axleshafts are supporting, as soon as the tire stops/starts moving in a violent way the torsion can snap it. IE mudding, the wheels are spinning fast then suddenly gains traction on a rock and snap.if you wanted to know
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Thanks for the input guys. Now back to my Jeff Dunham Christmas special on Netflix
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Tell the guy with the modified 1995 to drop his price 2 grand and you'll talk. Nobody is going to buy that Jeep for $6000 or $5500. No top, no dash and who knows what else you'll find. He's way off the mark with that price. The corners look pretty clean, if there are no rust issues, it's a good base. I have a heavily modified 93 YJ w/2.5L 5 speed, SOA lift, SYE kit, 4.56:1 gears, ARB lockers FR/RR, 34/9.50X15 Swampers, GA traction bar and all that on stock axles(Dana 30, Dana 35). Any axles will break, if you try hard enough. I stated with a bone stock Wrangler S model and I've invested more in upgrades than the Jeep cost me. So, if you can find one that has some mods that you like, buy it and tweak it the why you want. You'll be ahead in cash.
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You could always sell those 35's and go with smaller tires.

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