|05-30-2013 10:51 PM|
|05-30-2013 11:02 AM|
Appreciate all the info, definitely keep it coming if anyone has anything else to add.
Yeah, still being stubborn about the trying to find the automatic just because I know I'd go crazy with the heavy traffic in the city, otherwise would love to do stick.
|05-30-2013 05:24 AM|
|MarkGLHS||as was suggested, find the best un-modified example you can that is rust free (get on your back with a flashlight and inspect the frame and floorpan). TJ's with automatics are not easy to find, so be prepared to accept a 5-speed, that's what happened to me, and I am glad I did, the 5-speed TJ's get better fuel economy and are more fun to drive (unless you sit in heavy traffic a lot). It's fun shopping for TJ's if you take your time and be patient, there are a LOT of crappy TJ's out there so beware.|
|05-29-2013 11:55 PM|
|05-29-2013 10:03 PM|
|97tjsport4.0||Watch out for the front brakes stickin as well as all the other stuff these gentlemen listed before me. The TJ is notoriously well known for sticking brakes.|
|05-29-2013 09:53 PM|
|callbob||first thing to do where you live is to check for rust. I would also go under (lift or not, more especially with) and check skid plates and rearends for trail damage. If you are not that mechanically inclined, spend the money and take it to a reputable mechanic and have it checked out. Lots of places for damage or rust to hide.|
|05-29-2013 09:43 PM|
|Waldo1||Your best bet is to buy one without any mods. and that way if you want to do something you can ensure it will be done right. If you buy one that is modded, most guys will say 2.5" or less, for best roadablility. Not saying there aren't some that are built right, but be very careful especially if you don't know what to look for. Just my 2 cents.|
|05-29-2013 09:39 PM|
Suggestions for buying first Wrangler TJ
Looking to purchase a used Wrangler as a 2nd car for the summer and save some miles on my first car.
I live in Chicago, so looking for daily driving when I use. I know I want the 6 cylinder, automatic, soft top but not I'm just learning about Wranglers now.
Can anyone suggest things I should make sure I get when I buy? Such as, does the amount of lift on the suspension matter?
Whatever anyone can suggest is greatly appreciated. Thank you!