Originally Posted by Orange madness sportsman
Hi guys I'm intrested in buying a yj jeep and I found a 93 red renegade. It's in good condition limited rust, I found it for around 5000 bucks. Personally I'm on the fence about it. being 17 and on a limited budget I'm wondering if I should just hold off and hope a yj comes for sale in my price range that has all the goodies on it or pick the renegade up and put new tires and eventually a lift kit in and know every mod that happens to the vehicle. Thanks
I have a 1991 Wrangler Renegade in Red.
I like mine a lot, I wanted to lift and put a different bumper on it at some point.
If you're into just taking off all the body panels I would suggest against it you'll be left with holes.
Like everyone said, make sure that you fix any ratsnest wiring or rust before you throw cash into it for a lift kit. You're 17, so your funds are going to be limited.
In Highschool, I had a friend (or.. acquaintance ) who threw a huge lift kit, and some big ole' tires on his Silverado. The truck looked like a beast, but because of the lift kit the rear shaft to the transmission ended up snapping.
The shaft was at the wrong angle, due to the lift, and it caused too much stress.
He spent all his money, and took out credit to get all this custom work done, to having to park his truck because the transmission was toasted.
So here is the take-away, don't spend all your money on the accessories or cosmetic crap / unneeded modifications on the car, because you never know if you're going to need some cash for an "oh crap" fund.
You probably can't afford to just replace some important parts if something does go wrong, so saving every penny towards that is important.
Personally I am just saving my money, I like the YJ's but I really would like a newer TJ, or older CJ.