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post #3811 of 22202 Old 09-05-2013, 11:46 AM
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Yes, yes you are.
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post #3812 of 22202 Old 09-05-2013, 11:49 AM
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What I have come to realize about being a YJ or "older" Jeep owner is that a rational mind is a hindrance. Owning a Wrangler, especially a modified older Wrangler, isn't something a rational person would do. It takes a lot of work, tinkering, and dedication - PASSION - to keep things working as they should. You have to remember and know things other vehicle owners take for granted.

Injecting a disinterested, neutral, rational 3rd party mechanic into your decision making process was a very rational thing to do. Unfortunately, I will guarantee you that if we took all the YJ of the Month winners from the last 3 years - the YJs that we as a community feel are head and shoulders above others on here - and put them in front of a disinterested, neutral 3rd party mechanic, he'd probably find at least 3 things "wrong" with all of them.

Buying a modified Jeep, designed for extreme driving off road, should not be a make-or-break decision based upon minor issues. Hell, how many of us, including me, have bought a YJ without it even running - not knowing if the engine was toast or not? A lot of us. Why? because we know and we relish the opportunity to fix the little things, improve the big things, and build it how we want it.

If you want a very capable 4WD Jeep Wrangler that's perfect, the JKU Rubicons are only $35-$45K. with a $10k down payment, your monthly payments will be around $450. OR - you buy a well built TJ like the one you looked at, and sink (on average over a year) about $250 a month in upkeep, upgrades, and tires.

The choice is yours, but either way, it's not made with the rational mind. It's about PASSION.

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Amazing!

On a side note, deal fell through.
Did just find this ad though- http://boise.craigslist.org/cto/4047509623.html

Emailed the guy, we will see what happens...I need a new YJ so freaking bad! I'm pretty sure I'm dying slowly each day that passes without that leaf sprung POS sitting in my driveway taunting me with work to be done...

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post #3813 of 22202 Old 09-05-2013, 11:51 AM
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Amazing!

On a side note, deal fell through.
Did just find this ad though- http://boise.craigslist.org/cto/4047509623.html

Emailed the guy, we will see what happens...I need a new YJ so freaking bad! I'm pretty sure I'm dying slowly each day that passes without that leaf sprung POS sitting in my driveway taunting me with work to be done...

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come up here and you can take mine for a week haha

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come up here and you can take mine for a week haha
You'd never get it back!
Just a lot of phone "anonymous" phone calls; "Uuuuh, yeah, this do-dad broke off the do-hicky, what do?"

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You'd never get it back!
Just a lot of phone "anonymous" phone calls; "Uuuuh, yeah, this do-dad broke off the do-hicky, what do?"

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Hahaha. This made my morning.

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Sidebar- What happened to this month's YJOTM (Randon's) victory lap thread??? Am I missing it?

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Sidebar- What happened to this month's YJOTM (Randon's) victory lap thread??? Am I missing it?

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Guess it never posted. It was right when we were having some server timeouts. I will do it up tonight

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Guess it never posted. It was right when we were having some server timeouts. I will do it up tonight
I get a timeout on my phone all the time. And something about a phase error when I try to go to the sd thread.

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Guess it never posted. It was right when we were having some server timeouts. I will do it up tonight
I'll keep you in line.

Anyways, headed out to check this little guy out...


Asking a bit much, and it's only a 2.5, but it's supposedly clean, rust free, and only has 87k on the clock. I'm not as concerned about getting a 4.0 now since a 5.2 swap could literally happen before any other mods this time around...and 4.10 stock gearing is pretty sweet. Especially because I just sourced another 8.8, 4.10, LSD. With a 5.2 that thing would scream on 35s...

Wish meh luck!

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Looks like a clean YJ. Try to talk em down!

Youre planning on a 5.2 now!?

Vortec > Magnum

Try to get an 8.8 with an open carrier so we can trade. I want to throw a Spartan in mine.


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Looks like a clean YJ. Try to talk em down!

Youre planning on a 5.2 now!?

Vortec > Magnum

Try to get an 8.8 with an open carrier so we can trade. I want to throw a Spartan in mine.
If it would't cost out the ying yang to ship, I would sent you my open carrier for the 8.8!

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If it would't cost out the ying yang to ship, I would sent you my open carrier for the 8.8!
My girlfriend's cousin lives in Washington. Next time he heads down here ill see if he can pick it up first

What do you think it would cost to ship? shouldnt even need to box it, just slap a sticker on it!


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Looks like a clean YJ. Try to talk em down!

Youre planning on a 5.2 now!?

Vortec > Magnum

Try to get an 8.8 with an open carrier so we can trade. I want to throw a Spartan in mine.
Just drove it.
It's THE cleanest YJ I've personally ever seen. Almost completely rust free, perfect paint, interior is immaculate, completely stock except an aftermarket cd deck...

Gonna see about getting a loan for it tomorrow. I got him to wiggle down on the price quite a bit too. It's a tad more than I was looking to spend on a YJ, but it's a perfect platform...

And ya, thinking about a 5.2 now. I know a vortec would be a better motor, but I have a buddy that would give me a complete 5.2 with harness for $150...can't pass up that deal! He also has an ax15 to mate it to for another $150. So for $300 I could have the motor and trans waiting in the wings.

He put the 5.2 in his Jeep, and total cost for him was under $700, including mounts, exhaust, wiring, etc...Too good of a deal to pass up and still plenty of power for 35s/37s...

I'll check around for an open 8.8 too if you really want. You're unhappy with the LSD? Did you rebuild the clutch? I found that it hooked up awesome when wheeling myself...

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