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Unread 06-21-2012, 05:42 AM   #1
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I'm looking at three Jeeps and not sure which to buy. Maybe you guys can help me out.

1. 2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (white) 59k miles
2. 2004 Jeep Wrangler Sport (gray) 55k miles
3. 2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (blue, lots of extras) 31k miles little of oxidation underneath. think jeep was only used as beach jeep thus the 31k miles

I'm kinda of leaning towards the unlimited #1 ... could these be rare down the road??


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Unread 06-23-2012, 01:34 PM   #2
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I am not sure what you mean by rare, they made a lot of them, in the 10K+ range. If you are buying a jeep because you think it may be a collect in 50 years you maybe should look at something else that you could really enjoy the whole time you own it. Jeeps were made to be used, not to kept as a garage queen.
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Unread 06-23-2012, 02:25 PM   #3
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If you want an unlimited, I'd look for an '04 to avoid the OPDA issue, unless of course you want a manual transmission, then your only choice is an '05 or an '06.
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Unread 06-25-2012, 05:17 AM   #4
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But if the OP does not go off-roading. Then the OPDA will not be a issue.

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Unread 06-25-2012, 07:04 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies.
I went with the 05 Unlimited. It does manual tranny but little off roading.
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But if the OP does not go off-roading. Then the OPDA will not be a issue.
Huh? The only way the OPDA will not be an issue is if you never run the engine. Read the big thread in the TJ forum.
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Unread 06-26-2012, 10:01 AM   #7
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Huh? The only way the OPDA will not be an issue is if you never run the engine. Read the big thread in the TJ forum.
I dealt with it from the get go. I know the issue. The bigger problem is on a hill in a off camber situation.

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Unread 06-26-2012, 07:53 PM   #8
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I dealt with it from the get go. I know the issue. The bigger problem is on a hill in a off camber situation.
Umm...ok. My OPDA had gear wear and scoring of the upper bushing/shaft at 9,000 miles and my Jeep had never been offroaded.

You do know I'm talking about the Oil Pump Drive Assembly (i.e. the cam sensor housing) right? I get the feeling your on a completely different page in a book written in a different decade than the one I'm reading.

I'm as well versed on the situation as anybody considering I'm the only guy here who has replaced his camshaft without removing the cylinder head and am having excellent luck with the results.
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