just picked up this 99 Limited with 199k for $4300 and am planning on putting a trailer hitch on it. heard from a few people you had to cut the stock bumper but i dont believe them, was wondering if its true, if so does anyone know of a good brand that u wont have to? i know this is a dumb question but this is probably the nicest vehicle ive owned and id just like to keep it that way...
If you take your time and do it carefully, cutting the stock bumper and inserting the bezel to fit a stock trailer hitch will keep your Jeep looking nicer than using an aftermarket hitch that hangs below the bumper. If you look at my build thread (link in my sig), you'll see pictures of both options, as I used to have an aftermarket hitch, but upgraded to a factory setup.
2003 WJ in Jeep Green Metallic, 4.0/242/4.10's. 4" Teraflex springs w/ RE monotube shocks and IRO short arms, cheap intake w/ amsoil filter, 2.5" hi flow cat and back exhaust, lots of lights and other misc crap.
I've never looked at one, but I've heard that non-tow package bumpers have dotted lines inside to follow when cutting. Would be real easy to make it look decent that way. Of course, to do it properly though you'd want to located one of those black bezels to fit inside the cut to clean it up.
So I installed the flux capacitor but the Jeep just won't do 88 mph.
With that mileage correction, that was still a little high for $ but in NH, I imagine that people are willing to pay a bit extra for a year-round vehicle anyway.
It appears that someone also put new headlights in too. Hopefully, it has been well maintained as it appears and you also have good blend doors.
Do the tail lights/brake lights all work?
Any squaking from the door locks actuators?
Check the underside for rust issues on the tranny & oil pan. NE winters are tough on them.
2000 Laredo 4.7L Selec-Trac. 177K miles, Leather, 245 tires, tow package, crappy CD changer, full size spare, roof cross-rails & sunroof. Changes & fixes: Rear Addco sway bar & greasble bushings, upgraded headlights, upgraded tail lights, new hood struts (replaced 2X), new rear hatchglass struts, new radiator (replaced 3X), new oil pressure sending unit (replaced 4X), 2 new speed sensors, 2 new door lock actuators, new ignition key cylinder, chrome front tow hooks, Mobil 1 Synthetic 5/30, Purolator Pure One oil filter, EBC slotted & dimpled rotors, EBC Greenstuff pads, new front shocks (replaced 3X), new rear shocks (replaced 2X), new IRO steering stabilizer, new timing chain cover, new water pump, thermostat, new thermostat housing, new high pressure power steering hose, Michelin-X radials, new sunroof assembly, new single-piece lug nuts, new exhaust manifold studs & gasket on driver's side, new Durango alternator. Jeepforum.com sticker, Visit cobaltboatsforum.com when you can!
no rust, no noises of any sort inside, everything works, and yes the front end does look a little new to me, i think it might of been in a minor front end on the passengers side before but it still rides smooth as hell, i needed a good daily anyways my tj was a hassle to get anywhere