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Old 03-31-2011, 02:19 AM
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Thoughts?

Looking to get into the Jeeping world and found this on CL.

What do y'all think? Age? Price? Mods? Etc. Any and everything y'all know and would like to share would be very appreciated. I don't know much about Jeeps...but I want to learn...thanks.

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3500 is always a good price if it runs. Jeeps are constant projects so keep in mind its an uncomfortable, leaking, fun car to work on and enjoy. As far as the lift goes make sure the leafs aren't too bottomed out and the positrac is hit or miss (hopefully they knew how to put it in.) I've always driven a jeep and I love it, they are addicting and you'll always want another upgrade. In short buy it and enjoy it, its cheap!

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Other than the welded rear end it sounds worth a look. if it is solid then i would give 3000 to 3500
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Yeah, I was not very happy about the welded rear end. I'm not the most mechanically inclined guy out there, but I would love to learn more.

Do you think that not knowing all that much about working on cars/trucks I should maybe look at a TJ instead of a YJ? I know it would cost a little more, but if it would save some headaches, then it's something to consider.
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Yeah, I was not very happy about the welded rear end. I'm not the most mechanically inclined guy out there, but I would love to learn more.

Do you think that not knowing all that much about working on cars/trucks I should maybe look at a TJ instead of a YJ? I know it would cost a little more, but if it would save some headaches, then it's something to consider.
Depends on if you like working on cars and just don't know a lot. If so a yj is a great (and inexpensive) place to learn but if you don't want to work on a car the obvious choice is buy a newer one. A yj is less work but for me less fun. I like getting to work on my yj...sometimes
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Excuse me a tj is less work and less fun I've owned both but the yj is a work horse! Good luck any jeep is better than no jeep
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i would take that monster body lift off if you buy it also. other then that, a welded rear is easy to unbolt and put another in place of
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Sounds like a decent deal to me. I agree on losing the body lift, but that is opinion on my part. My concern would be on rust on the frame. Check the rear at the shackle points where the leaf springs mount up. That is kind of a problem area.

A YJ is easier to work on as it has only OBDI computer controls, so less to set off the check engine light. If you decide to go for it, just be ready to put some money into it as you would any used vehicle. I have had my YJ for almost 3 years and my wife her XJ for almost a year and we have no oil or fluid leaks after fixing the rear main seal which is a common area to have issues with. Good luck and welcome to the forum.

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