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post #1 of 6 Old 11-05-2013, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
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Need opinions and knowledge on 03 TJ

Here's the credentials according to the seller:

2003 Artic Silver Jeep Wrangler 4.0 V6 with 5 speed and 109,000 miles. Jeep has a 4" Zone Offroad lift and 1 1/4" body lift. Other items are a Smittybilt XRC 8,000 lb winch, Smittybilt XRC Rocker panels, Smittybilt XRC front bumper and 7 year O'reilly AGM battery less than year old. 35" Kumho MT tires, black Helo wheels, Teraflex slip yoke eliminator kit and Heavy duty Tatton driveline. Asking $9K

Here are my questions:
1. Is that a decent price
2. How much $$$ does this jeep have just in extra upgrades?
3. What is a teraflex slip yoke eliminator kit?
4. What is a Tatton driveline?

5. Most important question. I asked the guy if it had ever had any engine or tranny work done and he said no. He did however say "after the lift was put on it made the tranny sag so second gear is kinda tricky. It just needs the tranny bolt mount spacers and that's it. It's a cheap fix." I then asked if 2nd gear was hard to find or hard to put in, his response was "hard to find".

Does this sound legit? My question is why would it just affect 2nd gear? Also, if its a cheap fix, why not already have it done. What would it cost me to get this fixed if that's all it needs. This is just out of my knowledge realm.

Any help, thoughts, or comments would be much appreciated. I'm suppose to look at his jeep on Thursday 11/7.



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post #2 of 6 Old 11-05-2013, 12:28 PM
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The Smitty stuff is not worth its weight in scrap IMO.
The Zone stuff seems to be one of the better quality kits out there.
The SYE is an important mod for the 4" lift. Tatton is a brand of driveshaft. It was needed b/c of the SYE.
The BL is what is causing issues with shifting. I don't know how common it is b/c I've only had autos. There may be 4wd shifting issues too, b/c of how the lever mounts.

$9k isn't unfair if it's clean. Run it through KBB and NADA and see what they say for the private seller price. If there isn't a check box for a mod, don't factor that into the price.
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"bl" ?????
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body lift. got it
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post #5 of 6 Old 11-05-2013, 12:58 PM
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It's not a V-6 unless it's been swapped. It's an inline 6. And BL means body lift.
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post #6 of 6 Old 11-06-2013, 06:41 AM
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If its such a "cheap fix" why hasn't the owner had it done? If it is a V-6 walk away. The mods add nothing to the value. Not a bad price, but potential problems.
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