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  1. camarozz
    03-08-2013 10:40 AM
    camarozz
    Oh, hey, good to see you back.

    I like that Jeep, have you driven it? Pay attention to all the little things, and try to notice anything subtle too, a small vibration could build up to a large vibration kind of thing. And definitely see if you can find a mechanic that is fairly familiar with Jeeps and give it a good look over.

    Great fun those ATV's, sounds like your getting set up for all sorts of adventures.
  2. camarozz
    08-10-2012 08:46 AM
    camarozz
    Just checking in to see what if anything has happened... Did you get it?
  3. camarozz
    08-05-2012 06:49 PM
    camarozz
    Well, I did promise to help keep them going...

    As long as they were committed to getting an education and finding work. If they became sponges that would change everything. lol
  4. camarozz
    08-05-2012 06:41 PM
    camarozz
    Interesting story on the GC; I bought her a Mazda MX6 as her first car, rebuilt the motor only to find out the block was cracked, so I had to dump another $400 for another motor. She drives it for almost a year and gets to look at a deal of a 1996 Grand Cherokee; so she sells that MX6 to buy the GC. I put $400 worth of parts into it to fix the problems, and some illegal alien rear ends her totaling it. She didnt even get the title from the state yet when that happened. But, we had proper insurance, and they total it giving her $5500 for it. She paid $1500, so she takes the $5500 and gets this newer GC with only 70,000 miles. What a deal, once in a while it works out, except Im still down $2000 from the MX6 and the first GC. lol
  5. camarozz
    08-05-2012 06:40 PM
    camarozz
    Yeah, I have seen quite a few and it is really rough on people. Of course sometimes there is no other option. But Im quite certain Gods plan for you is the best, and still can come about...

    But needless to say, Im not sure how nice that syndrome is. Ive been trying to raise a family, and getting burned a few times on cars really eats into that. But that happens...

    Current list, 1998 GMC k2500, 2006 Honda Accord (absolutely love that car), 1966 Mustang, and a 1976 Camaro; of course my girls get the Jeeps, one is the 1987 Wrangler, and the other bought her own which is a 1999 Grand Cherokee.
  6. camarozz
    08-05-2012 06:13 PM
    camarozz
    Oh, no problem, I love talking shop. I imagine this is why these boards exist, we have a sickness of sorts. I tell my father thanks for all that, I have "cant let it stay in the weeds, I must buy it and repair it" syndrome.

    As for the chick... Im assuming your not married? Otherwise that might be a problem, lol.
  7. camarozz
    08-05-2012 05:55 PM
    camarozz
    As for the $9500... its probably not a bad deal especially taking into account the prices involved for those mods. But I would consider it for a day or so at least, and again have someone look it over good. Yeah, I would consider $9k to be a good deal without feeling like I ripped him off; but then $500 extra wouldnt break the bank either. If he wont budge in a couple days, give him your "final offer" and go from there. It does seem to be a fine jeep with what is involved. But it might be a stretch to have it as a daily driver. I hate to be definite because I cannot look at it and evaluate exactly what it is; but honestly if I had the money I would seriously consider it.
  8. camarozz
    08-05-2012 05:55 PM
    camarozz
    Sorry, basically, if you do buy it, and if it "pings" you will want to address that. Pinging occurs when there is too little fuel compared to the air going in, and you get pre-ignition or a "ping"; you will notice it on hard acceleration if it happens at all, and sometimes will happen with cheap regular gas. It can also help going to a midgrade-higher octane fuel.

    Again, not a deal breaker for me and if you get it and have that problem, then we could address it then.
  9. camarozz
    08-05-2012 04:48 PM
    camarozz
    Oh, and depending on the system set up that Airaid cold air intake system may be a bit of a detriment.

    What happens when you open up the air input, it can change the tuning. I will assume the exhaust was not changed, so it may not be a big deal, but to do it right when you increase the air intake, you need it to leave just as easily, and when you do that then you also have to remap the injectors, or replace them with higher flow to compensate. For ideal operation things need to match and keep the air/fuel ratio within a small set of parameters. Otherwise it will ping a lot... just something to consider. I would not let that change my mind about buying it, but something to have set up right later if it pings or return it to stock equipment.
  10. camarozz
    08-05-2012 04:41 PM
    camarozz
    Just for your reference, this is how I determined what it might be worth.

    Base price for a '98 $4000
    Each axle rebuild, ea $1000= $2000
    Lift $500*
    Tires/rims $1000
    *Whoops... Just looked up that lift, HOLY COW, roughly a $3000 lift plus install if he had it done.

    The rest is gravy, but if he had the work done by a mechanic, he is easily way passed $9500.

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