|08-29-2012 05:40 PM|
Not sure how much you want to spend but I have a jeep for sale and I gurantee it will be hard to find one that is as trail ready and RC capable as this one.. I just think it needs to go to someone who can use it for what it is..
2000 TJ Chilli Pepper Edition - JeepForum.com
|08-29-2012 03:45 PM|
|Avataranian||I went and looked at it today. There is no rust on anything underneath except for that spot (weird, but I looked hard). Engine sounds fine, no ticks. Shifted fine. Needs a new A/C compressor (but at least it has A/C). Tires were a little more worn on the right side (you can see it in the picture if you look hard, too) and it seemed to "lean" that way. I couldn't figure out why--is it just a shock, or is this something more serious?|
|08-29-2012 12:47 PM|
|jherrington||Look go exhaust leaks, oily residue on the bottom of the engine. Power steering leaks(look at the bottom of the box an see if it's wet.) look for differential leaks, excessive play in the u joints. Engine ticks?|
|08-29-2012 12:46 PM|
|jherrington||Jeep engines last forever. I've got 335k on mine. What you want to do us get under the jeep and look for rust. Lift the carpets up in the front and look for rust. Ask about engine problems, what oil he uses, the transmission, if he has ever changed the fluid (auto) or oil(manual) ever been off road? Look for after market parts. Check brake shoes, uneven tire wear. All of these things affect the price.|
|08-29-2012 12:30 PM|
|08-29-2012 12:04 PM|
He says the only rust is on that rocker. I'm worried about the milage on it though, is 160k a lot? I know those inline 6's go forever, but I wasn't sure about the tranny/misc.
|08-29-2012 10:43 AM|
|08-29-2012 10:29 AM|
Thanks for the info guys. I found this one, I know it has a lot of miles, but for 5 grand...do you think it's worth it? I'm sure there will be a couple problems but I don't mind fixing it myself, would be fun anyway.
1998 Jeep Wrangler TJ 6 cyl
|08-28-2012 11:16 PM|
In 2002 they changed the AX15 trans to the NV3550 and many dont like it. If you budget allows the 2005-2006 have a 6 speed NSG370.
The dana 35 is not recommended for anything bigger than 31s in my opinion. If it is a killer deal on the jeep, you could always buy a seperate one or get a ford 8.8 rear from eastcoastgearsupply.com on the cheap or from a junkyard on the cheap if you have the tools/skills to weld on brackets. This will be stronger that the dana 44 too!
Jeep rubicons are going to cost you a little more but come with dana 44s front and rear and they are both locked from the factory, along with 4.11 gears to allow you to run 33s without regearing.
|08-28-2012 08:47 PM|
|rayman375||If you want intense trails you might want an automatic.|
|08-28-2012 08:36 PM|
As an added benefit, this means it'll also have the 4.0L engine.
|08-28-2012 08:09 PM|
Thanks for the info Mark. I'll keep that in mind. I used to be a farmer w/ a lot of farm equipment, so I at least have the groundwork to understand how these work. I've got an engineering background, which doesn't help me, but at least I can figure out problems/fix them. So I know I can learn fast, I just hope it's fast enough.
|08-28-2012 07:52 PM|
Do not get the first one... if you dont know too much about fixing jeep problems. The harder the trails, the more breaks you will have and getting towed out of the middle of the woods is going to cost you big time....
I say get a stock jeep that has never been offroad and make sure that you like the hobby before you get some huge jeep on monster tires and one ton axles.
I got a jeep with the intent to try offroading in my first vehicle and liked it... therefore I am building it up the way and speed it want to, that way... when something breaks it is the second time you have spun those bolts so you know whats ahead of you.
|08-28-2012 07:45 PM|
First Jeep (Want a TJ)
Hey guys, just joined the forum, and I'm really excited. I've been saving up for a new Wrangler, and I just need to find "the one."
I've been looking around in my area (Charleston) but I just can't seem to pinpoint which one is best for me.
I'm going to do trails. The more intense, the better. I hear stock wranglers are only good for baby trails, but let me know otherwise. I know how expensive upgrading can be, and I know I want lockers eventually.
I've come across a few links in my area, and I was hoping you guys that know more about them could tell me which is a better deal.
99 Jeep Wrangler - Price Reduced
1999 Jeep Wrangler
1997 Jeep Wrangler
Only things I REALLY need are a 5 speed, and I want a TJ. I'd MUCH prefer the inline 6, and as a bonus a hard top would be nice. But 5 speed TJ is most important.
Thanks guys, and I can't wait to be an official Jeep Member!