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bmxstreet15 09-22-2006 07:57 PM

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Hi everyone I am new here. I currently own a 2005 toyota tacoma x-runner with 16,000 miles. The other day i was out and about and saw an 04 TJ with a 4" and new 33" tires only 18,000 miles. They are offering me 19,800 on my truck for trade and are asking 18,900 for the TJ. Does this sound like a good deal? I am a sucker for jeeps I own a 51 and a 52 willys pickup and have wanted a TJ for years now. any input would be great. Are there any down sides to owning a lifted TJ? MPG? Wear an tear? Thanks in advance.

mrbigjeep 09-22-2006 09:27 PM

well the engine is known to last pretty long...im guessing your mileage with the jeep would be around 11-15 and maybe a little more on the highway...give or take a few...best thing to do is kelly blue book the jeep and see what its worth...dont pay quite as much as what its worth though :)

bmxstreet15 09-23-2006 01:11 AM

okay thanks. I did the blue book and it came out at just above 20,000 so i figured 18,900 is a fair price. what kind of upgrades should i plan on getting for it if i do purchase it?

lost 09-23-2006 01:24 AM

what motor does it have and is the rear axle a dana 35 or a dana 44??
and what type of lift does it have?

Scout 09-23-2006 07:45 AM

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Originally Posted by bmxstreet15
Hi everyone I am new here. I currently own a 2005 toyota tacoma x-runner with 16,000 miles. The other day i was out and about and saw an 04 TJ with a 4" and new 33" tires only 18,000 miles. They are offering me 19,800 on my truck for trade and are asking 18,900 for the TJ. Does this sound like a good deal? I am a sucker for jeeps I own a 51 and a 52 willys pickup and have wanted a TJ for years now. any input would be great. Are there any down sides to owning a lifted TJ? MPG? Wear an tear? Thanks in advance.

$ 19,800 is all the money on your truck. NADA on it is $ 19,250. I would say they are making you a very fair offer on your Toyota.

mrbigjeep 09-23-2006 09:00 AM

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Originally Posted by bmxstreet15
okay thanks. I did the blue book and it came out at just above 20,000 so i figured 18,900 is a fair price. what kind of upgrades should i plan on getting for it if i do purchase it?

well you've already got a lift and tires on it so you've already got a big thing right there...just depends on what your gonna use it for and what YOU want. :)

bmxstreet15 09-23-2006 11:03 AM

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Originally Posted by lost
what motor does it have and is the rear axle a dana 35 or a dana 44??
and what type of lift does it have?

Its a 4.0L with a 5-speed but i have no idea what axle it is. Its a wrangler X so im guessing a 35.

mrbigjeep 09-23-2006 11:04 AM

yep its probably the 35 but you can check the rear diff and see if it has a rubber drain plug (circle) or a metal drain plug (square)
rubber=35
metal= 44

good thing ya got the 4.0

bmxstreet15 09-23-2006 02:33 PM

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Originally Posted by bigjeep
yep its probably the 35 but you can check the rear diff and see if it has a rubber drain plug (circle) or a metal drain plug (square)
rubber=35
metal= 44

good thing ya got the 4.0

Thanks for the tip. My dad had an 86 XJ and it had the 4.0 in it and it was a great engine.

Nick 09-23-2006 03:30 PM

Just cause it has a metal drain plug doesnt make it a 44 none c-clip 35's will have a metal plug too.

lost 09-23-2006 05:17 PM

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Originally Posted by bmxstreet15
Its a 4.0L with a 5-speed but i have no idea what axle it is. Its a wrangler X so im guessing a 35.

If you do a lot of wheeling and if you end up wanting to go bigger later on you might regret(sp?) getting one with a 35.

bmxstreet15 09-23-2006 07:04 PM

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Originally Posted by lost
If you do a lot of wheeling and if you end up wanting to go bigger later on you might regret(sp?) getting one with a 35.

Why is this? It will do a little wheeling but it is going to be an everyday drive too. I could always throw a 44 under it though couldnt I?

mrbigjeep 09-23-2006 07:06 PM

yeah you could always find an 8.8 or a 44 to throw under there...it is because the axleshafts are too weak (27 spline) to hold up to much abuse...although if you don't have a heavy foot you can be fine...as long as your not doin rocks

lost 09-23-2006 07:34 PM

yeah i guess you could either swap the axle out for something else or get a super 35 kit which upgrades the axles to 30 spline later on

mrbigjeep 09-23-2006 09:30 PM

i think 04moneypit on here had that upgrade but still broke an axleshaft...or somethin happened to his axle

Fapple 09-23-2006 09:40 PM

Dana 35's are OK even on rocks just don't lock them, and also stay off the stupid peddle. Don't get me wrong I would rather have a Dana 60 but a lot of guys in our club are running the stock 35s I can't think of anyone running open diffs that have broken axles. One of the guys in the club put a detroit locker in and the first day he wheeled it he broke an axle. He took it out and put in a super 35 kit in. Never had a problem after that.


Frank

bmxstreet15 09-23-2006 10:11 PM

Well guys thanks for the advice and just to let you know I should be bring home my "new" 2004 TJ on monday. (I hope) I cant wait!!! Im gonna get her dirty before she even gets to my garage. I'll try to post some pics when i get it.

mrbigjeep 09-24-2006 08:20 AM

Congrats...sounds good, we'd love to see the pics

04moneypit 09-25-2006 11:56 AM

I did have problems with my 35, but that's with a detroit locker and I sheared a bolt off the ring gear. No axle problems though.

1BLKJP 09-25-2006 06:11 PM

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Originally Posted by bmxstreet15
Well guys thanks for the advice and just to let you know I should be bring home my "new" 2004 TJ on monday. (I hope) I cant wait!!! Im gonna get her dirty before she even gets to my garage. I'll try to post some pics when i get it.

Congrats bro. You should be getting a fine rig with no miles and probably not much offroading done in it "YET". :D Like you said yourself I believe. Everything can be upgraded.

Looks like you got a good deal on the Wrangler and a good deal on your truck so no losses all around.

Let us know when you get it home.


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