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Unread 05-09-2008, 05:35 PM   #61
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Well I will have my top up when I go to work this summer. I don't wanna leave it down all day where some idiot can mess with it.

Now, my search for an awesome deal continues even though unless it is super amazing I wont get it till the end of summer
Um, you realize with most soft tops thieves can just unzip the top and help themselves. Have had this happen enough times to keep all important stuff either at home or securly locked down...

Re the gas 'crisis', the problem isn't a matter of supply. It's a matter of the world going to heck and this is what is driving up the price of oil. The supply is there, problem is the folks controlling the price of oil are putting the screws to the rest of us well that coupled with the markets bidding up the price.

Me, I'm keeping an eye on TJ prices though they have not seen the hit that other Jeeps have had such as the Grand Cherokee's which I can get for a steal with the HO V8 up here. It is tempting since this would not be my daily driver and for heavy hauling I don't think anything can come close to a V8....

For my daily driver I have an 8 year old Saturn, gets 50 mpg on the highway, I can do most of the work on it myself and because it's NA made parts are easy to come by and cheap.

Just a thought on some of the bits you want on your used Jeep, were it me I would probably be looking for a more stock truck like a Rubicon (heh heh) and add upgrades as time and money allow since you already have a daily driver like me.

I guess where you are Jeep prices aren't quite as seasonal, up here in Canada prices tend to be lower heading into the bad weather months.

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Unread 05-09-2008, 06:25 PM   #62
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Woot! this guy just responded to my emails and I may get to go test drive it this weekend! Other than the overly large body lift I like it.
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Unread 05-09-2008, 07:13 PM   #63
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You should reread this thread. You went from not being able to get a jeep for a while and having a 5ish thousand dollar range to trying to get one now This one is at a very good price I would be wary of it. I did not buy a 2000 wrangler 4 cylinder with almost 140,000 miles because I thought the price was fishy. That jeep has super low miles and is a 6 with mods. If the guy seems shady I would back away, it is a good way to tell the actual condition. Also find out why he is selling it. You have been infect. This will be your DD. Be aware, there is no cure!
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Unread 05-09-2008, 07:35 PM   #64
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You should reread this thread. You went from not being able to get a jeep for a while and having a 5ish thousand dollar range to trying to get one now This one is at a very good price I would be wary of it. I did not buy a 2000 wrangler 4 cylinder with almost 140,000 miles because I thought the price was fishy. That jeep has super low miles and is a 6 with mods. If the guy seems shady I would back away, it is a good way to tell the actual condition. Also find out why he is selling it. You have been infect. This will be your DD. Be aware, there is no cure!
Hahaha. I will finally get to understand the "It's a Jeep thing" saying. First thing I am going to do if i get this is buy me 2 American Flag magnets and put them right infront of the doors like my friend did. They look so great there.

BTW, I will be sure to check the Jeep out and look at everything I can.
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Unread 05-09-2008, 07:39 PM   #65
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LMAO magnets thats funny! BTW why are you sitting on JF at 7:39? (It is 8:39 here) Shouldn't you be hanging out with friends or being outside?
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Unread 05-09-2008, 08:06 PM   #66
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LMAO magnets thats funny! BTW why are you sitting on JF at 7:39? (It is 8:39 here) Shouldn't you be hanging out with friends or being outside?
I have no friends.....
























No not really. The one i was hanging out with (whose older brother is why I am buying a Jeep) is at a band concert for his little brother.
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Unread 05-09-2008, 08:10 PM   #67
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Ok so one friend? Ya that sounds like me. I am stuck at work till 10 then off to my girlfriends then back here for 8am I was so bored I started a thread but no one has replied to it yet
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Unread 05-09-2008, 08:26 PM   #68
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BTW since I am pretty sure this thing has 33" tires and a 35 in the rear how expensive is it going to be when i break this sucker, and what would be the cheapest way to fix it and or prevent it from happening?
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Unread 05-09-2008, 08:30 PM   #69
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Ford 8.8 I wonder if that one has lockers? You could do a super 35 but I heard it is better to upgrade to a better axle. you can find some deals and the is the best way to do it. Just do not do anything stupid till then. I shiver at how much money my jeep is going to need to be the way i want it it is a scary though Diesel, better axles, lift, 35's OMG the list goes on!
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Unread 05-09-2008, 08:38 PM   #70
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Wouldn't it be cheaper if I do off roading every once in a while to just replace the shafts everytime I break them? It is the shaft that usually breaks right, and they only cost like 125$ right?
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Unread 05-09-2008, 08:47 PM   #71
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For some reason that does not sound like the best idea. If I where you I would look for a super 35. I found 1 for 500 with a detroit locker. If that jeep does not have lockers then A seal like I found would be worth it.
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Unread 05-09-2008, 08:51 PM   #72
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For some reason that does not sound like the best idea. If I where you I would look for a super 35. I found 1 for 500 with a detroit locker. If that jeep does not have lockers then A seal like I found would be worth it.
So how hard would it be to install a super 35?
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Unread 05-09-2008, 08:56 PM   #73
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I have not done it but I do not think it would be much harder then replacing an axle. If I understand correctly it is a direct fit and should not be that hard to do. My neighbor works in an axle shop and tells me this stuff is not hard. I am out for the night so Have fun trying to buy stuff for a jeep you do not own
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I have not done it but I do not think it would be much harder then replacing an axle. If I understand correctly it is a direct fit and should not be that hard to do. My neighbor works in an axle shop and tells me this stuff is not hard. I am out for the night so Have fun trying to buy stuff for a jeep you do not own
Don't mock me...
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Unread 05-09-2008, 09:26 PM   #75
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Sorry for the double post, but would anyone know if light to medium mudding and trail riding would force me to need a new axle?
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