|01-12-2012 05:02 PM|
Although i do not know much about the mechanics of a Jeep compared to a lot of the elite in this club i do know that now that i have 4.0 Litre I will never go back to a 2.5. I think a lot of people will share that opinion.
Welcome to the group!
|01-12-2012 04:54 PM|
|01-12-2012 04:38 PM|
great forum response
What a great forum group. I've missed being on a really responsive forum since my old Saab 900T days.
I'm looking for a daily driver, but I've also got my old '98 Volvo V70R to drive that I won't get rid of. That being said, I've got a short commute, don't need it for long drives on the highway, and I'm in Utah, so I really want to get it out on the trails. But I'm new to four wheeling, so I'm sure that it's an iterative process where as I become more capable I'll want to push it more.
As I stated, I'm leaning towards a manual tranny just because I miss it, but what are the advantages of the auto vs. manual (I'm trying to start a flame war)?
For $$, I'd rather be in the $6-8k range because it's easier to justify to the wife. Then I could spend $ on it as I go to upgrade.
|01-12-2012 02:44 PM|
|01-12-2012 02:34 PM|
|TJWenatchee||Ask away. Just don't call a Jeep a car. We all get testy about that and tend not to read your post any farther.|
|01-12-2012 02:31 PM|
Oh man... Mines a 2000... Please elaborate?
|01-12-2012 02:29 PM|
Ask away, take pics and post them. We are all here to help and there is a ton of knowledge by searching the forum (as you have found out).
I would look for the following. These are just my opinions though.
Whats your budget? Do you want it for DD or Wheeling?
|01-12-2012 02:25 PM|
|Jerry Bransford||Go ahead and ask any questions you may have on upcoming listings you find, no problem. I would add '97 to your list as that is actually a very good year that having owned one for nearly 200K miles, would prefer to '98 to '00 for a few reasons.|
|01-12-2012 02:23 PM|
newbie question - wanting to buy
I'm very very interested in purchasing a TJ, probably in the '98 - '00 range based on what I've seen for the price range.
I'm new to four wheeling, but want to learn, especially now that I live in Utah.
For forum etiquette, is it reasonable for me to ask specific question about any listings that might come up that I'm interested in purchasing? All I really know now is that I need to look for a 6 cylinder it seems that having a dana 44 rear is desired. I'm also planning on a manual and hard top. That's about all I know.
I have a lot of experience turning a wrench on old Saabs and Volvos so I'm looking forward to doing things myself.
All advice welcome.
Salt Lake City