|06-10-2013 08:32 PM|
|Black TJ in progress||Got this 97 for $2750...and it will never be for sale.just a once in a lifetime deal 173000 4.0 auto came with a brand new too uninstalled new wheels and street tires...the tires are all that's for sale lol 235/75/15 hankooks take $400 but yeah couldn't pass on the deal|
|06-10-2013 06:56 PM|
I emailed them and asked for a quote with shipping to my zip and got an email back saying that they frames for the 1997 - 2004 has been discontinued.
|06-02-2013 10:00 PM|
|Rubi513||Yep and they are ugly without a lift too|
|06-02-2013 09:42 PM|
Don't forget there was an LJ Rubicon too.
|06-02-2013 09:41 PM|
|Rubi513||The value on both will go down a lot before they ever go back up. I will have gone through several toys by then.|
|06-02-2013 09:29 PM|
|DBoat||I went back and did it again.. You are right. The rubi came out 4-500 ahead... For now.|
|06-02-2013 09:14 PM|
|Rubi513||I didn't change a thing besides going from Rubicon to LJ. I would think that would be the only way to do it.|
|06-02-2013 06:34 PM|
|DBoat||Did you add any options? Could be that. I only changed the tranny from manual to auto. Then chose a rubi. Then chose an LJ. No other changes.|
|06-02-2013 01:15 PM|
|06-02-2013 08:57 AM|
|06-02-2013 08:55 AM|
In Vermont, I just took out a loan against my'04, which was paid off. It still books for over $11000!!
incredible how well they hold their value!
|06-02-2013 08:47 AM|
|DBoat||There weren't any Rubis for sale in N Tx when I was looking and LJs were just as rare, except an Audi dealer took the one I bought in trade. Since the price of a similarly optioned JK was outta site. Also, there are those that want the inline 6 over the V6. As I said before, time will tell.|
|06-02-2013 12:13 AM|
|06-01-2013 11:06 PM|
TJ prices are rising here in SW Mo, NW Ark, NW OKLA, and NW KS. Clean with somewhat low miles that is. YJ's are holding in the $6-9000 range if they are fairly stock and not trashed.
I rarely see JK's on the trails or OR Parks, and very rarely LJ's. There is a growing group of highly modified offroad vehicle drivers. High lifted, rear steer rigs that are very impressive in what they do.
We also have a large group of the side-by-side Razor? type rigs. Quite expensive and very trail capable because of their small footprint.
Two years ago I looked for an 06' Rubi for 14 months. I found one near Tulsa which is over 100 miles away. I still feel lucky I found it. Prices and availabilty are worse now. As I said, TJ prices are rising not dropping, around here anyway.
|06-01-2013 09:24 PM|
|06-01-2013 11:05 AM|
|Capt_Zoom||I doubt that TJ's will hold their value much better than the YJs did (until the TJ was released). I can see TJs bottoming out around 4k|
|05-31-2013 11:01 PM|
|05-31-2013 10:35 PM|
|05-31-2013 02:00 PM|
|Dare||I love my 05 LJ and got lucky, found it in northern IL from a dealer who had it on the lot for a year and couldn't sell it. they put on a new soft top and hard doors and I picked it up for a good price with only 85000 on her. Now the great part, after looking at 20+ I was in the same boat here in north IN, everything is rusty. This jeep though spent its first years in HI and then TX, then the dealer bought it and it sat for a year. Not a spot of rust anywhere but I am still going drill a few pilot holes in her.|
|05-31-2013 01:48 PM|
|Jmchristmas74||That's only a problem in Yankee areas no snow no salt to eat frame I'm in fla so mine isn't that bad even playing in mud gotta rinse that stuff off best you can its called TLC if you play you gotta be able to wrench it yourself or spend big money$$$$$ on e you fix it coat it maybe that will help|
|05-31-2013 01:42 PM|
Jeep TJ Frame from Jeepsareus.com $1799.00
1997-04 Jeep Wrangler Frame
|05-31-2013 01:36 PM|
|05-31-2013 01:29 PM|
|kyjeep||Reframed mine last month because resale is so high around central Kentucky I couldn't bring myself to crush it. It seems like around here even a 97 has bottomed out around $7,500 as long as it's clean and has a 4.0 in it. You may get in an SE around $5,000 but that's as cheap as they get unless you want something that is just ragged out past the point of no return.|
|05-31-2013 01:16 PM|
AS far as removing the burr, they make a de burring tool that is designed to go inside hole and remove the burr. You hardware store should sell them for probably less than ten bucks. Let me see if I can find on online. General Tool 482 Swivel Head Deburring Tool with Metal Handle - Amazon.com
Just insert the blade end into the holes, put pressure to the outside of the hole and spin it around. They work very well.
As far as where to put them, just lay under your jeep and look at the frame and determine where the low spots are where would water go if the jeep is sitting level. Drill drain holes at those locations. Good luck and don't forget to wear safety glass when you drill.
Sam in IN
|05-31-2013 01:04 PM|
|05-31-2013 12:18 PM|
|DBoat||there is always a few LJ haters in every group, but I love mine, looks and all. I have a lift on mine but loved it from its stock beginnings. I like the TJ, YJ, CJ and JK too.. but I am betting my LJ will out perform all the others in resale as time goes on..|
|05-31-2013 12:11 PM|
|skyhawkap||Sorry...didn't mean to steal the thread!|
|05-31-2013 12:07 PM|
Thanks for the info...couple of questions on that...
After I have drilled, what is the best thing to coat the nekked metal holes with to prevent them from rusting?
|05-31-2013 10:43 AM|
|05-31-2013 10:08 AM|
|MarkGLHS||good info thanx.|
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