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Jeep Wrangler, SUV
#23348 of 23397 Re: Wasting my time? [staceken]
Dec 01, 2011 (6:45 pm)
Am I waisting my time?
Maybe. Certainly cross-shopping a CJ and TJ is an apples and oranges comparison, as about the only thing they have in common is a similar profile.
I'm afraid $3.5K won't buy much of any kind of Wrangler. The 2K model you missed out on must have been a basket case to sell at that price.
You have three choices:
1: At least double your budget.
2: Accept that what you buy will need work.
3: Forget about it.
Dec 04, 2011 (7:49 pm)
Well...I found a wacko to sell me the perfect Jeep...in MY budget! I picked up a 1999 Wrangler with 109,000 miles, very nice,very clean; 4-cylinder, soft top. Needs very little body work and the frame is in great shape (My Mechanic inspected and approved it. He also told me if I don't buy it right now, then HE will!)
My first Jeep! I'm so happy and so proud!
#23350 of 23397 Re: My New Jeep [staceken]
Dec 05, 2011 (1:25 pm)
Congratulations! I didn't realize you were considering the 2.5 4 cyl models (hope you got a manual transmission).
I think you'll be much happier than if you'd bought an old CJ.
#23351 of 23397 Re: My New Jeep [mac24]
Dec 05, 2011 (7:36 pm)
I actually was only interested in a CJ 7, but I got a call from a buddy of a buddy...and we saw this Wrangler and more importantly, saw the price...it was a done deal, on the spot!
If I knew how to post a picture here.
#23352 of 23397 sort top tru the car wash?
Dec 17, 2011 (7:00 pm)
Can I bring my sort top TJ through a car wash?
#23353 of 23397 Re: sort top tru the car wash? [staceken]
Dec 18, 2011 (6:08 am)
Can I bring my sort top TJ through a car wash?
You should be ok with the 'touchless' type.
P.S. Proof reading before posting is always a good idea.
#23354 of 23397 Re: My New Jeep [staceken]
Dec 23, 2011 (8:41 am)
Hello! I too, am about to buy a Wrangler [mid 90's]! Do you mind telling me what your bargain price was you paid? I am looking at 4000.00 for mine. Higher mileage than yours and older, but it looks and runs sharp. Any thoughts would be welcomed.
#23355 of 23397 I can try to help!
Dec 27, 2011 (7:57 am)
Good luck and welcome the the world of "Jeep Pride".
We searched for a long time to find the right Jeep at the right price. We also had a wonderful friend help us out who is an Auto-Broker of sorts and deals with car buying and selling all the time.
We traveled from our home in Connecticut; 2 hours South West to New Jersey to look at a CJ. (too expensive) Then we traveled 3 hours back North to Massachusetts to look at another CJ. (Junk) On our way home, we got a call from someone 15 minutes from our house selling a '99 TJ. We bought that one cash on site for $3,500
The most challenging part of the ordeal was sticking to our budget. My experienced friend, Bill, was very helpful. Our budget was between 3,000 and 4,000...not a penny more. You'll find junks with rotted frames for 1,000, 2,000 or even 3,000...and you'll find nicely restored CJ's for 7,8,9K! You'll see some TJ's at $5,000 to $15,000...Stick to your budget!!!! There is one out there!
If your looking for a TJ, I suggest looking in a lot of places, and take your time. Craigslist; local papers; specialized Jeep sites; and keep posting in the blogs, you may find a seller who has your interest in mind.!
I'll speak to my friend, Bill and see if he is willing to help you out (via email and/or phone). (He does have a lot of experience...and connections!) Let me know your contact info and I might be able to put you in touch.
Good luck and have a great holiday.
PS: The coolest thing about Jeep ownership is the "wave". Check it out! (Jeep owners wave to each other almost always!)
Dec 27, 2011 (12:57 pm)
I have a 2001 Jeep Wrangler with a 4.0L engine. I bought it from an individual who had started the process of installing single exhaust headers. He did have the dual oxygen sensors installed into the header where the front 3 and rear 3 cylinders would see the correct sensor. My question and problem is this; if I install both downstream o2 sensors in the single exhaust pipe downstream of the header, will this prevent the computer from regulating fuel enrichment correctly.
My fear is that the oxygen sensors downstream of the header in the comingled exhaust gases will trigger 1/2 of the injectors to add fuel and the other sensor will see the exhaust as too rich and lean out the opposite 3 cylinders.
Is there a fix for this problem or will there be a problem with this setup?
#23357 of 23397 Re: Checking In [mac24]
Jan 09, 2012 (11:07 am)
I've been out of the loop for a bit, but I'm still here too.
Kermit is still running and finally back in the garage. Had a runin with another Jeep a few years ago and hosed up my front bumper and light hoop a bit, but my friend and I built a custom stinger and grille hoop for it. Also built a rear deck setup that now holds a cargo basket above the tonneau cover. GREAT for holding my recovery gear and cooler and making them easily accessible.
Also got a new passenger fender and hood to fix the messed up ones from my flop a few years ago. Plans this year include a new belly up setup, flat fenders, and an upgraded front cage with reinforced stock cage in back.
TSJAY sold his Thelma Jane TJ a few weeks ago. He lost the love for offroading after Ross Allen (his dog) passed away. He still frequents another site though.