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Unread 04-22-2011, 09:37 AM   #1
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1994 YJ 6 cyl 186000 - how much?

Going to look at a jeep today--may purchase. He's asking 5500$ I think 4500$ is the best I'll offer. Comes with hard top, soft top, half doors. What are some major deal breakers to look for? Obviously frame rust? I can weld decently, I want to work on it but I'd like to be able to drive it the hour home.
Any advice in major spots to check out? Am I offering to low if it ends up running strong and not being rusty? Thanks! First jeep coming soon.

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Unread 04-22-2011, 09:46 AM   #2
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His asking price seems a bit high to me. I expect a 94 YJ in that price range to be in very good condition with no frame rust and to have the standard off-road package added (4" lift, 31" minimum tires, maybe an axle upgrade, etc....) Is it stock? What did he tell you about the condition? Things I encountered with my 94 were frame rust at the rear shackle mounts, rusty brake lines, and body rust. Verify that 4wd high and low both work. And the radio. Don't forget the radio.
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Unread 04-22-2011, 09:47 AM   #3
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I paid 3200 for a STOCK '93 YJ with 129,xxx miles. Major rust problems all around the vehicle, other than that though it runs like a champ. From what i know now I'm sure i could have talked the little old granny down in price a little bit, this is due to how much work it will take to remove all the rust from the YJ. Take into account if the Jeep has any modifications, you didnt state any so i will assume its stock. Since your down in alabama i assume the rust wont be that big of an issue. 4,500 seems reasonable, but a rust free YJ's are highly valuable. I personally wouldn't pay a dime for anything without the I6 and a manual transmission. I hope this helps!
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Unread 04-22-2011, 10:03 AM   #4
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Here is an update on the Jeep, just talked to the guy. New 32's, 2 inch suspension lift, 1 inch body lift, manual 5 speed 6 cylinder. If it's rust free could I pay 5k and not hate myself?

I will use this both as a toy and a driver--I figure with any Jeep purchase having a 1k or more set aside to fix it is part of the game. $4500 would be perfect to me in that respect--but dying for the 1994/5 6 cylinder rust-free YJ. Thanks for the quick responses--You guys are unbelievable. No forum like this anywhere.
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Unread 04-22-2011, 10:24 AM   #5
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No rust and a good drive line in good running order,
1, I don't believe it, they are notorious for having little issues that need fixing. Like when it is warm it runs like garbage.
Just foolin, I would go 5k for a good example with no issues (today)

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Unread 04-22-2011, 10:26 AM   #6
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See what he means by 2" suspension lift. If it's 2" lift springs then great, but that's a rare size for lift springs, there are some 1.5" kits and some 2.5" kits. I'm betting it has 2" lift shackles, which would be 8" from bolt to bolt. These are both ridiculous and dangerous.

But with new 32's that could have been a grand dropped on tires. IF they're actually new. Ask to see paperwork with dates and mileage. If he's lying about the tires being new then he's probably lying about everything else too, so talk him down in price.

Check the frame ends for rust, and check the front fenders under the flares. Also the floorboards seem to be a common place for rust. Pull the carpet back and look, also make sure to check where the roll bar comes down to the floor behind the seats.
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Unread 04-22-2011, 11:14 AM   #7
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For your mileage and rust-free, IMHO $4500 to $5000 sounds reasonable. Your seller either still has emotional attachments or is ready to negotiate.
I paid $4500 for my 94 Sahara with recent 31s, 160kmi, 6/MT, and grille+fender bruises, but the tub's in excellent shape and its mechanically sound.
go with your head, not your heart! :-)

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Unread 04-22-2011, 04:01 PM   #8
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i got a 1988 yj for 2700$ with 150,000 miles. it had a couple of issues some i still deal with today. I still wonder if i got a good deal or not but jeeps are $$$ these days. first look at mechanical then electrical, if motor runs strong, and shifts gears smooth, idles smooth and rpm's then i would pay max 3000-3500. all mechanical, electrical and interior good shape then 4,000-4,500. if no rust and very properly taken care of mechanically and electrically 5000-5500. Upgrades with proper maintenance then 5500-6000$. anything more then 7,000$ you best be looking for a completed restoration of a yj or one with nice upgrades. Those are based on prices on yj's i been seeing today.
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Unread 04-23-2011, 06:39 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by sloshkong
i got a 1988 yj for 2700$ with 150,000 miles. it had a couple of issues some i still deal with today. I still wonder if i got a good deal or not but jeeps are $$$ these days. first look at mechanical then electrical, if motor runs strong, and shifts gears smooth, idles smooth and rpm's then i would pay max 3000-3500. all mechanical, electrical and interior good shape then 4,000-4,500. if no rust and very properly taken care of mechanically and electrically 5000-5500. Upgrades with proper maintenance then 5500-6000$. anything more then 7,000$ you best be looking for a completed restoration of a yj or one with nice upgrades. Those are based on prices on yj's i been seeing today.
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Unread 04-23-2011, 07:58 AM   #10
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i paid 1800 for my 88 sahara, the only rust was on the drivers side floor pan. it was all stock and it was all beautiful.
if you guys/gals want a picture let me know and ill be happy to provide one for you
oh and it only had 62k miles on it, I6 with automatic transmission.
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Unread 04-23-2011, 08:35 AM   #11
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Last month I picked up a 92 YJ 4.0 with 235K miles from the original owner for $1600. Hard brake lines were rusted, needs front floor pans and some heater work but otherwise original and complete with new BFG AT's in the front.
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Unread 04-24-2011, 06:56 PM   #12
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EDIT: I have to have 25 posts before my pictures will show, apparently. Also, flickr=/=photobucket. Until then, I only have links--sorry for the rookie move.

Bought the Jeep for 4300$. Has a few issues, but nothing critical that I can tell. Rip into purchase and purchase price if you like, any criticism is just a learning experience for a Jeep noob like myself. That being said, here are some pics and questions. I do search the forum regularly, and if I identify a problem I'll search old threads before I post it...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/4992631...57626570408180
http://www.flickr.com/photos/4992631...57626570408180
http://www.flickr.com/photos/4992631...7626570408180/

First, the exhaust system. Looks like someone cut out the muffler and did a poor job re-welding. I can weld pretty damn well, but I'm not sure how picky they are about that stuff on state inspection in Texas--where I'll be going soon. The wider portion is the catalytic converter if I'm not mistaken.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/4992631...57626570408180
http://www.flickr.com/photos/4992631...57626570408180
http://www.flickr.com/photos/4992631...57626570408180

Next, the suspension. The thing has a lift, though I'm not sure how high or how to measure (though I know there is a million threads on this already, just thought I'd throw the pics in!)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/4992631...7626570408180/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/4992631...7626570408180/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/4992631...7626570408180/
^Body lift or standard dampening?
And it's not leaking or oil soaked--I just hosed off the undercarriage.

The bird's nest
http://www.flickr.com/photos/4992631...7626570408180/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/4992631...7626570408180/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/4992631...7626570408180/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/4992631...7626570408180/

That's all for now. Thanks for all the help so far and if it looks wrong it probably is--pretty new to all this.
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Unread 04-24-2011, 07:32 PM   #13
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Bought my 90 for 700 from.CL. Drove it home 60 miles. Just some floor rust, but the frame is great. The guy worked at a mill and the jeep was coated in mud. COATED. So it saved the frame and body. Weird. But true. Im not sure but I have 127k on mine. I would go 4500 max.
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Unread 04-24-2011, 07:35 PM   #14
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Oh check for leaks. Check the 4wd. Check the power and shift all gears. Make sure you know what youre buying. I knew my jeep had issues but I at least wasnt surprised later. Issues are normal for a jeep that old, just make sure they arent costly issues like a bad motor/trans
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Unread 04-24-2011, 07:47 PM   #15
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looks like ur missing the cat and theres just a glasspack welded on there
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