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BIG_HOSS_22 08-11-2012 06:09 PM

Need Help Picking the Right Jeep, Please Help
 
As many of you know, my daughter was in a horrible accident with her 2002 Wrangler Sport. I am now on the hunt for another one. There is the Rubicon, Unlimited, Sport and X. I have been searching nationwide and have had leads on a few different models. I am looking at an 2004 Unlimited right now, has a new Rampage Top, 4" Suspension lift, one owner vehicle. I test drove it, no rattles, leaks and has new brakes. It does however need new tires from wear only, no chatter. Has right at 80,000 miles on it. Please let me know what you guys think as far as the different Jeeps that would be right for her, keep in mind it has to be an auto. I would prefer a manual for myself but she doesn't know how to drive a manual and she prefers an auto trans. Thanks....Chris

jeepwayoflife 08-11-2012 06:19 PM

I am a teenager myself and I know a few friends with jeeps that really push its limits on the road if you know what I mean. I don't know your daughter, but I know for many of my friends that a 4" lift would be unsafe. I have a 3.5" lift and have never had a problem. The jeep itself sounds good! Unlimited models are nice with the extra room and longer wheelbase. If the 4" lift is good for her, I would go for it :) is the price reasonable?

wellbuilt 08-11-2012 06:21 PM

ditto , My sons rolled my 02 tj a few weeks ago.
I went with a 04 rubi 70 000 mils hi gearing good off road 33 12 .5s
the unlimited is nice my nephew has a lj sport.
It a little more roomie .
Get her to man up ad learn to drive a stick .

BIG_HOSS_22 08-11-2012 06:23 PM

I put a 4" lift on hers after she got used to her Sport and she had no problems at all, drove it from New Orleans to Galveston and ran it on the beach and had a blast. I can get this Unlimited for 11,000 and that includes the Rampage top and a Hard top that had been in a plastic rap since the vehicle was bought new. The price is mainly because he is a friend of a friend, what do you think?

ken78744 08-11-2012 06:27 PM

I have a 04 LJ that is a good price and they are awesome not as bouncie during on road driving and better off road because of longer wheel base.... Mine has a 4" lift and 2" spacers un the front to help level it out....

jeepwayoflife 08-11-2012 07:04 PM

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Originally Posted by BIG_HOSS_22
I put a 4" lift on hers after she got used to her Sport and she had no problems at all, drove it from New Orleans to Galveston and ran it on the beach and had a blast. I can get this Unlimited for 11,000 and that includes the Rampage top and a Hard top that had been in a plastic rap since the vehicle was bought new. The price is mainly because he is a friend of a friend, what do you think?

That sounds really good then! :thumb:

wellbuilt 08-11-2012 07:18 PM

I. gave 12000 for my rubi .
11,000 seems like a fair price for the lj in nice shape

AndyMan74 08-11-2012 08:48 PM

I have been looking non stop the last couple weeks. I would have jumped on that one..

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Originally Posted by BIG_HOSS_22 (Post 2675660)
I put a 4" lift on hers after she got used to her Sport and she had no problems at all, drove it from New Orleans to Galveston and ran it on the beach and had a blast. I can get this Unlimited for 11,000 and that includes the Rampage top and a Hard top that had been in a plastic rap since the vehicle was bought new. The price is mainly because he is a friend of a friend, what do you think?



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