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Daswrangler 03-28-2012 09:04 AM

Upgrading to a rubi
 
Ive been looking to upgrade from my 97 2.5. I found this and they are going to give me 4500 for my jeep and I would then take on payments for this rubicon.

http://www.grahamsintegrity.com/vehi...-door+suv.html

Is there anything I should be weary of before making the purchase?

LawMoose 03-28-2012 11:25 AM

It looks like mine

TJRubi 03-29-2012 10:11 AM

read up on 2005 2006 opda--just so you know, easy just google or search here

take it in the dirt and check front and rear locker operation and lights

have a mechanic\alignment shop check ball joints

look for leaking front axle seals

enjoy it

Shelby427 03-29-2012 11:47 AM

Well it's set up to be towed, maybe behind a motor home?
Could be my worn out brain, but I don't remember the Rubi coming with running boards, I guess PO's could have added em. Hopefully not the decals too. So probably it's not been abused looking at the rest of it.

Only other thing that scares me is the part "SOLD AS IS, NO WARRANTY"

Like said unless you can have it gone over completely FIRST, I would not try and buy it.

Our 97 bought used last year came with a full 90 day, anything goes wrong warranty.

Daswrangler 03-29-2012 05:49 PM

Well I held off had my mechanic go through it and said it had almost no compression in the #5 cylinder and I also noticed a large amount of rust on the frame behind the rear wheels. Thanks for the heads up guys.

6InARowMakesItGo 03-29-2012 06:40 PM

like shelby said it's been towed and the odometer wouldn't have registered any of those miles. judging by the tires the p/o didn't wheel it ever.

cubalz 03-29-2012 08:12 PM

I sold my 97 2.5L TJ and bought a Rubicon. Best idea I ever had IMO. There are Jeeps and there are Rubicons. :thumb:

6InARowMakesItGo 03-29-2012 10:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Daswrangler (Post 2197577)
Well I held off had my mechanic go through it and said it had almost no compression in the #5 cylinder and I also noticed a large amount of rust on the frame behind the rear wheels. Thanks for the heads up guys.

did you decide to pass on it? try telling them what the mechanic said and see if they will fix it. i didn't notice a price in the add.

Daswrangler 03-29-2012 10:33 PM

Yeah they wanted $20,500. I really want an 06 rubicon and this one had the low miles but it just didn't seem worth it after getting it checked out

6InARowMakesItGo 03-29-2012 10:41 PM

i'd say that's pricey because i have serious doubts about the mileage.

Daswrangler 03-29-2012 10:49 PM

Does towing put alot of strain on the jeep?

6InARowMakesItGo 03-30-2012 12:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Daswrangler (Post 2198770)
Does towing put alot of strain on the jeep?

not since this jeep was towed. if it was towing something that puts more strain but not that i would worry about. what i'm getting at is because the jeep was towed behind a motorhome for example, it actually has a lot more miles than the odometer has registered. the elec odo in a tj doesn't register mileage when its towed. so therefore i think their price is too high. unfortunately there is no way to know how far it was towed.

necromancer_tat 03-30-2012 04:53 AM

Run away. There are much better deals to be had elsewhere if you search a bit.

onejsmith 03-30-2012 11:58 AM

upgrading
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Daswrangler (Post 2191358)
Ive been looking to upgrade from my 97 2.5. I found this and they are going to give me 4500 for my jeep and I would then take on payments for this rubicon.

Graham's Integrity Auto Sales, Cottonwood, Arizona, 928-202-3440 | 2006 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

Is there anything I should be weary of before making the purchase?

Hey DasWrangler,
Sorry the first one didn't work out. Bummer. That one looked like mine started out. see Happy Trails (my Jeep)
for info on mine.
This is just my opinion... so take it as such.
Being from Arizona, you have some dandy Jeeping not far from you anywhere in your state. I have that problem too. Grand Junction is 100 miles from Moab, Ouray, and central Colorado. Wheeling heaven.

Even though I love my '06 Rubicon that is very built-up, if I were you I would seriously look at a JK Rubicon. The stock JK Rubicon is a VERY good rig without any mods. They are much better than the TJs.
Most of the difference is in the mid-length control arms. They are like adding a long-arm to a TJ. I wish I had waited a year before spending all the money I did on Happy Trails.
Before you add any lifts and bigger tires to your JK (if you get one), add a winch to it. It will help you out of what you get into.

Happy Trails.

I-Want-A-Jeep 03-30-2012 06:55 PM

20,500 is ridiculous for that Jeep!!!! If it were in great condition, I could see 15 or 16k maybe..


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