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04-02-2012 04:40 PM
Dempsey Thats not a awful drive. Yeah Smog....whats that?

I guess you live in Cali. Here in Ky if you have a 4 tires, steering wheel, 1 headlight and a brake light you are good to go. A little bit of exaggeration but not as much as you would think.
04-02-2012 12:56 PM
TjWranglerMan
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Originally Posted by Dempsey

Could a CJ be a dd?.....the answer is yes but sometimes you may have to sacrifice a few things. I live 8 miles from work and it is all straight rode and 55 mph. Pretty much anything could be a dd for me.

Im not sure of your commute or type of driving. I wouldn't want to drive a bunch on the interstate but in town probably would be ok.

Remember its a 30 yr old vehicle. The heat, defrost, etc. isn't as good. No a/c. Just things like that.

Now if you do recommended maintenance (which is more than a tj), everything is in good mechanical order I would say you would be fine.

Maybe that answers your question.
I drive 20 miles to work so 40 miles back and forth I would b driving everyday mayb 2-3 out of the week from wht the guy is telling me is the motor has been rebuilt and passes smog wit no problems interior has been redone but the only problem is the previous owner did all this so he doesn't kno much about it just the basics so I want to get the most info from actual owners that would kno about them
04-02-2012 12:43 PM
Dempsey
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Originally Posted by TjWranglerMan View Post
I kno that was another advantage I'm noticing the price how reliable r cjs could it b a DD
Could a CJ be a dd?.....the answer is yes but sometimes you may have to sacrifice a few things. I live 8 miles from work and it is all straight rode and 55 mph. Pretty much anything could be a dd for me.

Im not sure of your commute or type of driving. I wouldn't want to drive a bunch on the interstate but in town probably would be ok.

Remember its a 30 yr old vehicle. The heat, defrost, etc. isn't as good. No a/c. Just things like that.

Now if you do recommended maintenance (which is more than a tj), everything is in good mechanical order I would say you would be fine.

Maybe that answers your question.
04-01-2012 10:16 PM
TjWranglerMan
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Originally Posted by Dempsey

I don't think thats a bad deal if the cj checks out. Not to put a price on other peoples stuff but your tj is going down in value where the Cj is bottomed and holding if not growing in value.

One thing to add. Get the jeep up to 55 mph and make sure you dont have any driveline vibrations. If you do the pinion angle, etc. may be off.

Good luck and keep us posted.
I kno that was another advantage I'm noticing the price how reliable r cjs could it b a DD
04-01-2012 10:05 PM
Dempsey
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Originally Posted by TjWranglerMan View Post
The best advise so far were meeting up on Wednesday so I'll check out all tht stuff he throwing 3k on top so I think even if I resell I would still come out on top
I don't think thats a bad deal if the cj checks out. Not to put a price on other peoples stuff but your tj is going down in value where the Cj is bottomed and holding if not growing in value.

One thing to add. Get the jeep up to 55 mph and make sure you dont have any driveline vibrations. If you do the pinion angle, etc. may be off.

Good luck and keep us posted.
04-01-2012 10:00 PM
TjWranglerMan
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Originally Posted by Dempsey
The Cj looks nice. Just to add/repeat what CJ7otr says I would be curious about the drivetrain.
My assumption is it has the stock wide track dana 30 front with amc 20 rear axles. I would ask if the rear axle has been upgrades to 1pc shafts. Also gearing. You would want to be regeared or it would be way under powered. Stock was 2.something and I would want 4.10 or 4.56 minimum.
I assume it is a 4 speed but might have a t5. I would want to know the tranny. All should be mated to the dana 300.

I would want to know what brand shackles and lift. Check to see if it is a stock CJ lift or a YJ lift. Im thinking its a standard cj lift. With 35" tires it will be hell on the steering components. I would check the condition of the frame around the steering box. It looks shiny in the pic so may have been upgraded. If not you will want a new steering shaft, bracket and brace to help.

The body looks nice but the diamond plate concerns me some. Around here in Ky that would be a sign of rust. Check inside the tub for sign of rust. The usually rust where the floor meets the side panels, the rear body mounts and anywhere really that is metal to metal. Also check the frame on the back side of the rear axle, they are prone to rust there as well.

CJ's are cool jeeps. They don't ride or drive as nice as the TJ. Sometimes they require work to run on inclines since they are carbs. But if you are wanting to free up some cash and still have a jeep it ain't a bad idea. If bought at a good price you shouldn't lose much money if you decide to resell. Maybe even make money from the sounds of your post.

Hope that helps.
The best advise so far were meeting up on Wednesday so I'll check out all tht stuff he throwing 3k on top so I think even if I resell I would still come out on top
04-01-2012 09:53 PM
Dempsey The Cj looks nice. Just to add/repeat what CJ7otr says I would be curious about the drivetrain.
My assumption is it has the stock wide track dana 30 front with amc 20 rear axles. I would ask if the rear axle has been upgrades to 1pc shafts. Also gearing. You would want to be regeared or it would be way under powered. Stock was 2.something and I would want 4.10 or 4.56 minimum.
I assume it is a 4 speed but might have a t5. I would want to know the tranny. All should be mated to the dana 300.

I would want to know what brand shackles and lift. Check to see if it is a stock CJ lift or a YJ lift. Im thinking its a standard cj lift. With 35" tires it will be hell on the steering components. I would check the condition of the frame around the steering box. It looks shiny in the pic so may have been upgraded. If not you will want a new steering shaft, bracket and brace to help.

The body looks nice but the diamond plate concerns me some. Around here in Ky that would be a sign of rust. Check inside the tub for sign of rust. The usually rust where the floor meets the side panels, the rear body mounts and anywhere really that is metal to metal. Also check the frame on the back side of the rear axle, they are prone to rust there as well.

CJ's are cool jeeps. They don't ride or drive as nice as the TJ. Sometimes they require work to run on inclines since they are carbs. But if you are wanting to free up some cash and still have a jeep it ain't a bad idea. If bought at a good price you shouldn't lose much money if you decide to resell. Maybe even make money from the sounds of your post.

Hope that helps.
04-01-2012 08:53 PM
TjWranglerMan
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Originally Posted by Cj7otr
It looks great, but I'd want to know more mechanical things like:
T-case/4wd work?
One piece or two piece rear axle?
Lockers?
Gear ratio?
Engine size, does it run strong?
Transmission work, shift smoothly?
Stock drive shafts or extended?
Bump steer, or does it run good on road?

Just a few areas I look at when getting CJs.
From wht he told me its been rebuilt its the i6 4x4 works he only drives it on weekends and on some week days I haven't seen it in person yet were meeting up on wednesday r those the main thing to look for
04-01-2012 08:43 PM
Cj7otr It looks great, but I'd want to know more mechanical things like:
T-case/4wd work?
One piece or two piece rear axle?
Lockers?
Gear ratio?
Engine size, does it run strong?
Transmission work, shift smoothly?
Stock drive shafts or extended?
Bump steer, or does it run good on road?

Just a few areas I look at when getting CJs.
04-01-2012 08:14 PM
TjWranglerMan ^^^ any advice on it what to look for good or bad idea?
04-01-2012 08:04 PM
sean112280 I like the CJ.
04-01-2012 06:50 PM
TjWranglerMan Cj)The jeep has a 4 inch suspension lift with brand new 35" dick C peck tiresAll new interior (carpet kit, seats, shift knobs)New front and rear bumpers starter, alternator, and battery
04-01-2012 06:49 PM
TjWranglerMan
Wht do you hus think on trading my tj for cj

I have a 97tj and I have a guy wanting to trade me a 82 cj and throw a lot of cash my way on top I was gonna sell my tj and buy another jeep(more stock) and save some of the money I got for for another project I have going

So it works for me a stay In a jeep and I get the extra cash what you guys think

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