Hi I'm thinking of buying a 2000 jeep tj wrangler with 77000 miles, it has Dana 60 diffs lift 35 inch tires armor covering lower portion of doors fenders and all the way around to the other side. There is some wear and tear such as a small rip in the soft top and rips in both front seats. The jeep also has a full aftermarket roll cage. The owner has already come down from 12500 to 8000 please tell me if this is a good deal...
Maybe... what kind of shape is it in mechanically? Is it set up with quality parts? Has it been abused? Is it capable of doing what you want it to do (ie DD, trail only, or a combination of both)? How does it compare in price to other Jeeps in your area?
It's hard to say if it is a good deal or not. The answer is in the details... this is either a well built Jeep that someone hates to sell, or it is a redneck engineered rig that has enough problems to keep you busy for the rest of your life. Do you do you own work, or are you paying a shop to do your work? You are talking about paying a shop to work on a one off vehicle. If you turn the wrenches, look at quality of products used, look at weld quality, one or two shear, look at the strength of the driveline, did he cut any corners such as truck axles, but poor choice of gear ratio, or weak link of a TC. It's these details that will tell you what you have. Depending upon what your inspection says, $8,000 is probably a drop in the bucket as to what it would cost you to build a rig like this....... **IF** built correctly.
NP241 4:1 Low Range Transfer Case
Dana 30 Front axle w/ Superior Chromoly Axle Shafts and Lockright Locker
Currie Dana 60 Rear Axle with 35 Spline Chromoly Axle Shafts and Detroit Locker
Custom Drivelines Rear CV Driveshaft
Rubicon Express 3.5" Super Flex Lift
Old Man Emu Long Travel Shocks
JKS 1.25" Body Lift
JKS 1" Motor Mount Lift
Currie Antirock Offroad Swaybar
Old Man Emu Steering Stabilizer
35x12.5" Goodyear Kevlar MTRs
15x8 Champion Beadlocks w/ C3 Style Lock and 3.75" Backspacing
Smittybuilt 8000lb XRC-8 winch w/ 3/8x75' Viking Synthetic Trail Line
Fabtech Rocker Panels
Warn Oil Pan Skid
Warn Steering Box Skid
Ruffstuff Dana 30 Differential Cover
Rockcrusher Dana 60 Differential Cover
TNT Customs Belly Up Skid
Savvy Offroad Gas Tank Skid
Poison Spider Customs Tube Fenders Front & Rear
Pro Comp Rear Bumper w/ Homebuilt Tire Carrier (removable tire carrier)
Savvy Offroad Aluminum Front Bumper
A to Z Fabrication Roll Cage
Currie Heavy Duty Tie Rod + Drag Link
Uniden CD Radio w/ 48" Firestick Antenna
KC 130 Watt Long Range/Fog Lights
Custom CO2 On Board Air System w/ 10lb Tank
Vanco Big Brake Kit
Mastercraft Baja RS Suspension Seats
Just found all this info... Tell me some things you may know like if these are good parts, thanks
Nobody knows the answer to this better than you do... I suspect sooner or later you will want to do something about the D30 up front, unless you don't mind having two different wheel lug patterns on the Jeep. Not uncommon for this, just something you may want to change in the future. Jeep sounds like a nice Jeep.... and as I said before, 8k is probably a drop in the bucket compared to what it cost to build this rig.
As a seller Id say thats a good deal for the amount of modifications it has. (assuming its in good shape)
As a buyer I would say you cant expect to sell a vehicle for more then its worth. If you spent thousands on mods jokes on you.
I added up all the reciepts for the modifications on my 1998 Z28 before I sold it. It was just shy of $20,000 in PARTS ALONE. Thats not counting dyno tuning. Or labor fees, I didnt add in labor because I did 90% of the work on it myself. Car was worth 10K blue book. I sold it for $11,000 to my best friend. It was F'in HARD selling a modified car like that. Most of the people intrested were young adults whos parents wouldnt let them have a car modified like that. Or people that really wanted something 'stock' and not so crazy.
2008 Wrangler Unlimited-X 4x4
Steel Blue Metallic