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post #1 of 26 Old 06-27-2009, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
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Want first jeep HELP!

Im 17 looking to buy a jeep and found a 92 yj with 202***KMs, comes with half doors, 4 foot jack, new water pump and altonater, frame looked good, suspention looked good, has some minor rust, has 4 inch lift with new shocks when lift was put on it, 31's i think and it ran mint. He wanted $2000 but got him down to $1700. It has been sitting for 8 months because he went into the army and i put up an ad looking for a jeep so he said he is not advertising it. Here are the pics

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post #2 of 26 Old 06-28-2009, 11:48 AM
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Well besides being cheap it doesn't have a lot going for it, it looks like it has been beat, the first thing I would do is make sure to change all the fluids, oil, transmission, transfer case, differentials, coolant, brake fluid, and power steering fluid. Then grease everything that has a grease fitting.

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Well besides being cheap it doesn't have a lot going for it, it looks like it has been beat, the first thing I would do is make sure to change all the fluids, oil, transmission, transfer case, differentials, coolant, brake fluid, and power steering fluid. Then grease everything that has a grease fitting.
So do you think i should buy it?
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I think you should pass on it and look for something a bit better. Get a stock jeep, not an already lifted one. You don't know the quality of the work that went into the lift. Look for an older TJ like a 97-02. Or a YJ in better condition.
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Like my dad has his master mechanics license and took a look at it and the only problem it has is the driver side floorboard has some rust on it but it is not rusted threw so it would be easy fix, and then obviously some minor body rust but nothing that would efect saftey.
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Go test drive it. If it runs fine then buy it. IF you want it that is. I personally would wait on sumthin in a lil better condition AND STOCK! I cant tell you how many stories i have heard about somebody buying an already lifted jeep and then having to dump more money into the jeep than what it was worth because of shoddy work.

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post #7 of 26 Old 06-28-2009, 11:19 PM
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Go test drive it. If it runs fine then buy it. IF you want it that is. I personally would wait on sumthin in a lil better condition
I agree. if it's the car you really want get it, but don't settle i'm sure you'll find others in your price range. also the car sat a while and with my experience with my brothers old cutlas supreme that really does a tole on a car but if a master mechanic said it's good im sure it is, just make sure it's what you want.
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I would keep looking. I am sure you could find something in a lot of better shape...more money but a lot better shape. I agree something stock would be best. Then you can have the fun of adding all the mods! But it's what you want, now what I want. Test drive first. My buddy bought a TJ a lot like the one you have...after having it for 3 months the thing took a crap....now hes trashing it to the Junkyard....
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post #9 of 26 Old 06-29-2009, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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Ahhh, i want a jeep so bad and i am debating weather or not to buy this. I am driving a pontiac sunflower i mean sunfire and hate driving small cars. Anyone else have a opinion?
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You definately should pass on this. It has square headlights!!?!? lol. For real friend, You can find a lot better for your moneys worth. This looks like junk...it looks ok now...but give it 6 months and you will be paying more in repairs then what you paid for the whole thing. Like someone else and I said, try to find a stock jeep...most of the previous owner prlly took care of it since its stock....
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X2 on passing on it. I hate to be a buzzkill but YJs (specialy one in that condition) are a lot of maintenance. Look for a cheap TJ or something
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The only cheap TJs i have seen for the past few months are like a 97 or 98 with 280 - 320 kms one needed transfer case work and the other just looked bad but they wanted 2800 and 3200. I Guess i will put my car up for sale and try to get $2000 and then i will have nearly $4000 to spend on a jeep.
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Well i just found out that the jeeps lift kit was installed by Durham spring in oshawa in spring time last year.
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What is your price range? I will help you look....are you willing to drive to the states to get it?
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My mom and dad go to watertown new york alot so yeah aslong as it is decent. Price range is $2000 right now.
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