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03-20-2012 08:30 PM
Rubicondon53
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Originally Posted by dgomez89
Also I am mechanically inclined, mainly with GM vehicles and those of the muscle car affiliation, this would be my first 4x4/offroader so I'm not worried about having to get greasy, but at the same time don't want something that I'll be having to fix every week.
Cool, since you enjoy wrenching, maintaining etc, and you do plan on off-roading,, and the guy has the IRS after him, hmmm, You'd also be pleased to know that the Chevy LS1s are a great swap for the wrangler,,, nothing quite like a Jeep/ Chevy,,, not to fear, jeeps really are very reliable, 78k on my 04, I expect to have 100,000 plus before even the water pump goes.. It all depends on whether the owner of the one your looking at beat it.. Good luck !!
03-20-2012 04:34 PM
dgomez89 Also I am mechanically inclined, mainly with GM vehicles and those of the muscle car affiliation, this would be my first 4x4/offroader so I'm not worried about having to get greasy, but at the same time don't want something that I'll be having to fix every week.
03-20-2012 04:32 PM
dgomez89 I don't even remember writing that^ haha but I would like to offroad it, but being that I'm new to this whole community I wouldn't just jump in it and take on some serious trails, I know there's a technique to it. The guy says he's selling it due to owing a lot in taxes.
03-20-2012 02:33 PM
The Korean
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Originally Posted by CharTay View Post
...the price seems low for how many mods it has... its a hard call I think
What he ^^^ said, but on the other hand, I found my street queen 05 Rubi with 108K, little surface rust in two spots, and slightly modified for 12.5k (which is anywhere from 4-6k below what others were asking). Only reason he was selling it is he needed it gone semi fast since he had a 2012 Rubi on order and a 3rd kid on the way...

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Originally Posted by dgomez89 View Post
I don't plan on off roading it...
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Originally Posted by 02Prove View Post
If you're not going off road that rig is way overbuilt for your needs.
^^^ I agree with this comment as well. Why buy and spend the high bucks for something highly modified if you're just going to use it for the street?
03-20-2012 02:17 PM
Rubicondon53 If you are new to jeepin, as you stated, stay away from either of them, unless you have really deep pockets. For some one that is not mechanically inclined, or unable to do the repairs and constant maintenance for yourself, they are nightmares in waiting.. My first question about used anything is " why are you selling it?". If they look away from you while giving you a half baked answer,,, RUN AWAY!!! If they are out of a job , broke, etc etc,,, that jeep hasn't been maintained properly for as long as they have been broke..
03-20-2012 02:03 PM
CharTay Of ur a good manual driver u can rock out of almost any bad spot. I personly like manual a lot more but its what u want
03-20-2012 01:16 PM
dgomez89 One last question, what are the pros and cons of having a manual compared to automatic?
03-20-2012 01:11 PM
dgomez89 Well I would love to off road it I just don't want to do it to the point of thrashing something that nice! With something like that you definitely have to get a little mud on on the tires...or a whole lot haha thanks for all your help guys!
03-20-2012 12:53 PM
sidewalk0863
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Originally Posted by 02Prove View Post
If you're not going off road that rig is way overbuilt for your needs.
i agree, maybe look at something a little less built

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Originally Posted by CharTay View Post
Its definitely a good deal. Kinda worried something wrong with it at that price
and yes, definitely bring someone along that really knows what theyre looking at
03-20-2012 12:51 PM
CharTay Its definitely a good deal. Kinda worried something wrong with it at that price
03-20-2012 12:49 PM
sidewalk0863 btw, i think $8500 is a ridiculous deal on that first one... if its clean that is. but you would definitely get your moneys worth there. and please,, if you do end up buying it, DO SOME OFF ROADING!! i promise with a machine like that you will love it
03-20-2012 12:48 PM
02Prove If you're not going off road that rig is way overbuilt for your needs.
03-20-2012 12:48 PM
CharTay I would LOVE to own the first one... if its been taking care of and not gonna fall apart Idk the price seems low for how many mods it has... its a hard call I think
03-20-2012 12:45 PM
dgomez89 Out of the two, I really like the first one the best, are any of the mods on that one infamous for major problems?
03-20-2012 12:44 PM
dgomez89 Yea the bodies on them are really clean and don't look to have any dents or other flaws but I'm still awaiting pictures of the undercarriage
03-20-2012 12:44 PM
CharTay I really hope they've seen the dirt with those mods but who knows...
03-20-2012 12:43 PM
sidewalk0863
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Originally Posted by 02Prove View Post
Look at the undercarriage... If it's beat to hell and dirty it's been on the trails / rocks.
x2 look for scratches and whatnot on the skid plates. but i think both of them have definitely been off roaded with those sort of modifications. who puts lockers in just for looks??
03-20-2012 12:42 PM
02Prove
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Originally Posted by CharTay View Post
They probably both been off road.. my guess is the first one has been in place the second one couldnt touch..
But they both have probably been in some sort of off road situation
Maybe he's lucky and it's an overbuilt mall crawler... I've seen people dump thousands into these Jeeps and never let them get dusty much less dirty.
03-20-2012 12:41 PM
CharTay They probably both been off road.. my guess is the first one has been in place the second one couldnt touch..
But they both have probably been in some sort of off road situation
03-20-2012 12:39 PM
02Prove Look at the undercarriage... If it's beat to hell and dirty it's been on the trails / rocks.
03-20-2012 12:37 PM
dgomez89 They're asking $8500 for the first one and $10000 for the second one. If I were to go look at them, now that you have seen the mods that have been done to them, are there any specifics I should check out? And how do I go about noticing whether they have been heavily off roaded?
03-20-2012 12:36 PM
sidewalk0863 they are both heavily modified. and both are not something you would generally buy to drive strictly on road. the modifications they both have are there so it is more off road capable. that being said, it doesnt matter if you drive it on or off road, just expect to get pretty awful gas mileage. also, i highly recommend the 6 speed manual, that is one thing that will increase mileage over the 3 speed auto. not to mention they are much more fun to drive
03-20-2012 12:26 PM
CharTay The first one is very heavily modified! I just wanna know what the actually want
03-20-2012 12:23 PM
02Prove Both of them appear to be heavily modified... You could end up with a jewel or a turd.

I'd look for a stock one as mentioned above and go from there. As far as the comparison between the 4 and 6 cyl they are both great motors but the 4 is a little underpowered for larger tires.
03-20-2012 12:22 PM
CharTay How much are they asking for the first one?
03-20-2012 12:17 PM
dgomez89 Here's the second Jeeps description:

2002 jeep wrangler X
80,000 miles
-4.0L (242 c.i.d.) straight six
-comp 4x4 cam and lifters
-rear main seal replaced at 65,000 at dealership
-oil pan and valve cover seal replaced at 70,000
-k'n filter
-oil changed at 4,000 interval
-3 speed med\ heavy duty automatic transmission 32rh(tf999)
-replaced out put and in put shaft seals at 70,000 miles
-filter and fluid changed at 35,000 and 70,000 miles
-external HD cooler and temp gage
- Dana 30 front axel
- new seals, oil, and bearings at 65,000
- rough country steering stabilizer
-breaks pads and rotors changed at 60,000
-Dana 35 rear axel
-new seals, oil, and bearings at 65,000
-harden alloy half shafts (27 spline)
-breaks shoes and drums changed at 60,000
-2.5" rough country suspension lift
-1" M.O.R.E. body lift
-1" M.O.R.E lifted engine mounts
-rugged ridge S.Y.E. (32 spline shaft)
-custom front and rear alloy drive shafts made by Adams drive shafts
-A/C replaced with an air compressor
-greattop half top and bulk head
-cb radio
-tow hitch
-H.I.D head light conversion
-33" bf Goodrich mt2 tiers on 10 ˝"x15" wide steel rims
-all recovery gear included
-3 row all metal radiator
-Banks header and exhaust kit
-warn fender flairs
03-20-2012 12:11 PM
dgomez89 Here's the first description of one of them:

6 cyl. auto. TRAIL READY, ROCK CRAWLER 2002 4x4 Lifted Jeep Wrangler WITH ALL THE GOODIES, $15k in upgrades. HIGHLY MODIFIED & Upgraded! LOCKERS front and rear, OX LOCKERS REAR, ARB AIR LOCKERS FRONT. Insane suspension lift, quick disconnect sway bar, steering stabilizer, under armor, with 35 inch OFF-ROAD TIRES. Snorkel air intake for water crossing. ICE COLD A/C. 83,000 miles. RUNS VERY GOOD. LOTS OF POWER. Lockable center console, Driving lights front and rear. Winch. Rock Crawler bumpers and fenders. New drivetrain, 5:13 GEARS front and rear, modified & READY FOR THE TRAIL. White with tan interior. Intake & exhaust. Recent tune-up and SMOG. Alarm. Tow hitch. No rear seat or hardtop.
03-20-2012 12:09 PM
dgomez89 I don't plan on off roading it but I would like one that either comes with a bit of a lift or one that I would like to lift it myself. I'm just more concerned about the longevity of these vehicles, especially in comparison of the 4cyl and 6cyl models, and any common general mechanical problems that are associated with the TJs. Currently I am looking a two, and although I haven't seen them in person yet, would you guys mind if I post their information that they posted about the vehicles and let me know if any red flags pop up?
03-20-2012 11:01 AM
Rubicondon53 No matter what you're planning to do with it, try to find one that is rust free, and one that has never been off road, that way you'll have a very good platform to build it up any way you like, and your not going to have to correct some one else's mistakes...
03-20-2012 10:04 AM
02Prove What are you planning on doing with the Jeep? Most people on here are going to give advice and opinions from an off road point of view. There are many pros and cons depending on what you'll be using it for. Commuter, toy, or both?
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