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Unread 01-22-2014, 09:29 PM   #1
kfowler22
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Is this a good deal? Opinions please!

Hey everyone! So I currently have a WJ that's my daily driver and limited off-road rig with just a 2" lift but I've been looking for a TJ to have as a weekend jeep so I can build it and learn as I go. I found a deal (what I think is a deal) at a local dealership..2005 Jeep Wrangler X, 4.0L (same motor as my WJ which I love), 60k miles and a 6-speed standard transmission, factory steel bumpers with front and rear hitch, clean interior and so on. They're asking $12,994 but he said he is willing to negotiate.

Bottom line is I need opinions on if this is a good deal or of it is overpriced and I figured this is the best place to find out! I'm going down tomorrow to drive it and check it out again.

I appreciate all and any input! Thanks!

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Unread 01-22-2014, 10:11 PM   #2
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The price is reasonable. Just remember with a X you will have a D35 in the back with no LSD or locker and highway gears. If you don't mind replacing it all for around $2500 conservatively. From experience you would be better off finding a Rubicon a few years older for around the same price or even a bit more.
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Unread 01-22-2014, 10:21 PM   #3
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My X came with limited slip from the factory. Although it is suggested that the LS in the Dana 35 is only good for 60k miles or so.
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Unread 01-23-2014, 07:25 AM   #4
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That's a good deal from a dealer.I'd make sure it has 3.73 gears instead of the 3.07's that come in many X models.
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Unread 01-23-2014, 07:43 AM   #5
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Just checked the website and it does have the 3.07 axles. Is there a lot of negatives about the 3.07?
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Unread 01-23-2014, 07:54 AM   #6
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Just checked the website and it does have the 3.07 axles. Is there a lot of negatives about the 3.07?
If you don't plan on going with a tire larger than 31's it'll be ok.3.07's suck with 33's or larger tires.
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Unread 01-23-2014, 07:57 AM   #7
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Just checked the website and it does have the 3.07 axles. Is there a lot of negatives about the 3.07?
Nothing wrong with them, Jeep in stock form. If your plan is to build a off-road rig with larger tires they will need to be replaced. You will have no bottom end, climbing, or crawling capabilities. You will feel like you are driving on 2 cylinders when you take off from a start. 4.10 is about as high as I would go to satisfy on and off road driving.
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