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Unread 04-14-2014, 08:07 PM   #1
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Need some help in a possible purchase

It's a 1999 jeep Wrangler sport with a 4.0 5 sp with lift not sure how much or what kind it has 35" tires a warren winch a soft top it has 124k miles. I'm going to look at it tomorrow. Spoke to the seller this evening and he is telling me it does a wobble when going down the road and the fan switch does not work for AC/heat and there is a little hail damage on the hood. My question is the switch and wobble are those going to be easy fixes and cheap or I'm I looking at spending some cash on this. He is asking $8500 and also wondering if this sounds reasonable? Lots of questions I know but I really like the looks of it in the pictures but didn't want to waste a day going if I'm looking at drooping some cash after the sale. Thanks in advance.

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Unread 04-14-2014, 08:14 PM   #2
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That rig is grossly overpriced unless it has 4.88 gears, D44/8.8 rear axle, SYE with DC shaft, chromoly front axle shafts, front/rear lockers, and upgraded steering. I'd the suspension consists of brands such as rough country, skyjacker, or zone then I would seriously question the build quality of the rig.
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Unread 04-14-2014, 08:17 PM   #3
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When you say over priced by how much??
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Unread 04-14-2014, 08:23 PM   #4
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better have a good understanding of death wobble DW. If not it can cost you a lot to have a monkey mechanic replace the front part by part. 35"s tend to kill the front/rear end part rather fast off road. A poorly made cheep lift like was posted can lead to MORE issues on top of the general reasons for DW. just the fact that it does is a big DING on price.

things like a D35 rear is not going to play well with 35"s.
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Unread 04-15-2014, 09:00 AM   #5
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better have a good understanding of death wobble DW. If not it can cost you a lot to have a monkey mechanic replace the front part by part. 35"s tend to kill the front/rear end part rather fast off road. A poorly made cheep lift like was posted can lead to MORE issues on top of the general reasons for DW. just the fact that it does is a big DING on price.

things like a D35 rear is not going to play well with 35"s.
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What he said.
Look for a stock, unmodified unit with NO lift. This one has been butchered by the sound of it.
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Unread 04-15-2014, 12:52 PM   #6
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When you say over priced by how much??
I would say $3500 overpriced
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Unread 04-15-2014, 06:36 PM   #7
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Yea went and looked at today and it's been butchered for sure. Drove like crap and pretty beat up. Been rode hard. Thanks for all the advice on this one.
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Unread 04-16-2014, 10:12 AM   #8
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Good decision. Looking for the right Jeep is half the fun in any case.
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Unread 04-22-2014, 02:13 PM   #9
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ALWAYS have a vehicle checked out by a competent mechanic & shop with a very good reputation! I didn't and ended up with a Jeep GC with lots of problems. It probably needs an overhaul but my wife thinks I'd be better off with a newer Jeep, probably a Wrangler Unlimited. If I had specified in the buying contract "Subject to good mechanical report" or words to that effect, I probably would not have bought the unit I bought. The lesson for me is to keep my emotions out of it and never, never, never buy a vehicle unless it has a good or better recommendation from a reliable 3rd party mechanic. Car dealers can be reliable, but many only want to sell the vehicle for the highest price they can get. If they try to keep you in the store after you have told them you are leaving - RUN LIKE HELL!
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