well, i am the dumb one who asked if it would be a good trade from frontier to wrangler..:banghead: well, today i drove 60 miles to look at a 1998 sport with 84000miles with it looked like a 3in lift and some 33" bf tires. inter. was nice. the bad things were it was a 2.4l and from everybody help i was able to tell that it had a dana 35(plastic plug). just driving it to 40mph seemed to have a hard time. with me being new to jeep wouldnt that be a bad set up. and does $7500 sound right for it? thanks again for the help and i am still determine to find me an ol' jeep.....
10-02-2008 05:24 PM
I got my jeep a 97 with 85000 miles for 5k. Were are you located because u can talk them down. I bought mine from a dealer too.
10-02-2008 06:06 PM
Just so ya know, that '98 four-banger engine is a 2.5L. The 2.4L didn't come around until years later. That TJ is still likely running the factory 4.10 axle gearing so regearing it to 4.88 (about $1200) for those 33" tires would improve its performance very dramatically.
10-02-2008 06:34 PM
also it was not a Sport it was an SE if it had the mighty squirrels under the hood:D
10-02-2008 07:12 PM
I don't know where you are but prices are regional, I have two 97's, bought them over 5 years ago, paid under $4500 for each of them, in fact I got my blue one for $3200, both with under 100K, the blue one took a new top and seat covers. so add in $600 and $200. The one you are looking at seems about 2K high in my opinion unless you are in an area that ties their jeep prices to the gold standard.
10-02-2008 10:49 PM
Definitely too high, if you have patience I have a Black 97 se with brand new hamsters, I mean a brand new S&S motor in it on 33's. It is on a puck (budget lift) lift so it drives like stock, has a 1 yr old sail cloth top in the process of puting a new clutch in it, has new rear end gears, all new exhaust, basically brand new in excellent condition. I think I'm going to put it up for auction on e bay with a 4000.00 reserve. Oh I have every last reciept and the engine has a 7 year 70,000 mi waranty on it. there is 400 mi on the new engine. If anyone wants pics let me know.