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Renissence 06-01-2010 10:29 PM

Looking to buy my first Jeep
Hello everyone. Well, I'm looking at buying a Jeep, new to me, but it's a 95 with 79000 miles on it. Going to look at it tomorrow and was wondering if there were some common things I should look at. I read the whole death wobble sticky and now I'm kind of confused about track bar on and track bar off, but aside from that, help please?

Thanks in advance!

retiredk24 06-01-2010 10:32 PM

check for rust see hows the oil if its clean or dirty with metal particles check if gears grind and if clutch is grabs good makes sure u drive enough to see if it overheats brake line always break on jeep cause of rust check for that too

drivebytruckerz 06-01-2010 10:49 PM

I always like to look for a well used trailer hitch with electric hookups. You don't want a tranny and engine that's been towing a 40 foot boat all over creation.. Also.. make sure they haven't towed it all over the world behind a camper.

Otherwise.. the rust is a major Jeep checklist item. Sounds like low miles though.

Geoff@Bestop 06-01-2010 10:57 PM

Have you figured out the main differences between a YJ (the year you're looking at) and a TJ (1997-2006)? Not just the headlights, but the springs.

Wobble is something that can be fixed. And probably not an issue on a low miles stock machine. If it's been lifted, then maybe. But EVERYTHING on a Jeep is fixable. You can buy entire new frames and entire new bodies.

Renissence 06-01-2010 11:07 PM

Thanks guys, I didn't think rust would be a big issue in Texas, I'll check that out and the towing thing I never even though to check and I own a truck! I'm actually looking at this being my daily driver and I do an 80 mile roundtrip commute a day. Just want to make sure it will get me there and back every day. I've seen plenty with close to 200000 miles and that's what I'm looking at putting on a vehicle before I get rid of it and have always wanted a Jeep.

Thanks again for the input!

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