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What's up from Louisville Kentucky! What should I expect buying my first Jeep with 10

I'm looking to buy a 97 TJ. What should I expect to repair and build? Looking to buy a Jeep with 100k miles that's 6000-7000, good deal?

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Wranglers are a different Animal. Some have really been abused and some others have not been maintained, or a combination of both. Some times the environment plays a part, such as rusted frames.
I highly recommend that you have a experienced Jeep smart person, look it over with you.

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Thanks for the advice I really appreciate it! The other day I test driven an 97 TJ and found some rust spots but nothing too major but my biggest concern was something I realized which I just read in the "TJ tech threads" was the Lift Death Wobble. When I test driven it as soon as I got to 40mph it was wobbling road. The car dealership said it's the sway bar but from looking at these threads it could be the track bar. I'm going to continue looking for other TJs but really debating on buying this and just fixing it up.
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Thanks for the advice I really appreciate it! The other day I test driven an 97 TJ and found some rust spots but nothing too major but my biggest concern was something I realized which I just read in the "TJ tech threads" was the Lift Death Wobble. When I test driven it as soon as I got to 40mph it was wobbling road. The car dealership said it's the sway bar but from looking at these threads it could be the track bar. I'm going to continue looking for other TJs but really debating on buying this and just fixing it up.
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Hey guys I finally brought my first Jeep!
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