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DarrenDizz 06-23-2010 03:06 PM

Future Jeep owner... next month in Snowmass, CO
Hey thanks for the hospitality at wrangler.forums. I've found lots of good info here. since I've been lookin for a new set of wheels, I've been eating, sleeping, and dreaming about Jeeps.

I've lined out a several YJ 4.0L's to scope out at the beginning of next month..... since I've never owned one... what are some problems that i want to avoid all together?

any help poppin up in reply's will be appreciated!!

wannabe Jeep Enthusiast

Darren "Dizzle" Davis

toshpate 06-23-2010 03:09 PM

hmmm rust... leaks... make sure you look under them really well

DarrenDizz 06-23-2010 03:26 PM

thoroughly check for rust high and low.

Cool, so leaks as in the hard/soft tops?

toshpate 06-23-2010 03:29 PM

that too but leaks in motor, trans, axles, brakes, radiator, mine leaks from all of the above ha ha ha wait not the radiator yet...but its 21 years will have issues..

JeepFrogger 06-23-2010 03:45 PM

Are u considering both a carb.YJ or a fuel Inj.YJ?...I dig them both but the earlier YJ seems to have come with a weak carb. I knew this b4 I got it so, replaced it was. U know u might or might not have to replace it...but then again on either one u will have to dish out sum cash for repairs n mods...but well worth it! Well, welcome to WF n I'll leave the congratz on the Jeep for later. :wavey:

DarrenDizz 06-23-2010 03:52 PM

ha ha ha yeah, old cars cant live with 'em cant live without 'em.

Some of the best cars i'd say have already come and gone... or well aren't manufactured anymore.

DarrenDizz 06-23-2010 03:57 PM

jeep froggy- I'm leaning towards a Fuel Inj. YJ. im not too familiar with carbs. thanks for the welcome to WF!!

Do you prefer one to the other carb vs. F.I. ?

JeepFrogger 06-23-2010 04:09 PM

I'm torned between both, I myself drive a Carb YJ but a close friend has a Fuel Inj. and did not have to go thru the initial carb. them both, I could'nt choose...I do like my bars best though lol :D

DarrenDizz 06-23-2010 04:19 PM

yeah I love the bars in the older YJ's. I think my preference is F.I. cuz of prior experiences with carbs in high altitude, i live at like 8,000 ft. and drive and wheel even higher than that.

JeepFrogger 06-23-2010 04:22 PM

Gotcha. Well good luck n post some pics when ya find yours :punk:

bergy 06-24-2010 12:08 PM

welcome to the forum and check the frame and floorboards for rust especially

DarrenDizz 06-24-2010 04:39 PM

notorious for rust i guess it sounds like.... thanks for the tips WR forums!!

YJoey 06-24-2010 04:45 PM

Dont settle for anything less than a 4.0 with a hardtop. You can always get a bestop softy later.

Look at the engine, the airbox and how clean it is. Check the oil, get dirty and crawl underneath it. Look for leaky seals and leaks. Look for rust on the frame especially around the very rear frame rails. Look under the carpet if it still has it. Take a buddy that has a jeep if you have one.

blkrubi88 06-25-2010 08:25 AM

Welcome to the forum!

DarrenDizz 06-26-2010 09:27 PM

Thanks YJoey, I had a Jeep buddy in mind, to come along for the purchase. I definitely am taking my time makin a decision, cuz I gotta have the "Perfect Jeep" well for me anyway.. can't wait to be a Jeepster.

JDsDream 06-26-2010 10:21 PM

Hi and welcome to WF Dizzle.

DarrenDizz 06-27-2010 09:57 AM

JDsDream thanks for the welcome to WF!!

and as far as arriving safely to grave, I agree come in with the throttle wide open and skidding sideways!!

Ageless Stranger 06-27-2010 10:15 AM

Welcome to WF Darren. :wavey:

N39-W120 06-27-2010 10:42 AM

Welcome!.... good luck in the hunt

Dons_Jeep 06-28-2010 12:26 PM

Welcome to the Forum Darren, My advice to you is to look for rust both under it and along all the seams in the body. I don't know how Jeeps sell out there in Colorado, but here in Boston they sell fast. If you find one you like buy it because it might not be around long enough for you to think about. Good Luck in your quest....See you on the trails!

DarrenDizz 06-30-2010 10:27 PM

Thanks Peeps... Wrangler Forums Rock!!!

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