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Unread 11-22-2015, 11:00 AM   #1
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Cost of your Jeep

Hey guys

I was reading through a few threads lately about people don't get back what they have into the Cherokees which made me think, how much has everyone on here spent on their XJ's? And over what timeframe?

I spent some time last night and figured out exactly what I have into mine, j closing oil changes and other maintainer costs and it's about $3600 including the cost of the Jeep and every paint can and quart of oil I have put into it. I've owned it for 1 year and 3 months now to put things into perspective. I paid $1200 for the Jeep and have $2400 into it since then.

Where do other people stand? Before and after pictures?

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Unread 11-22-2015, 11:25 AM   #2
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$1400 6.5 lifted LA XJ with extra parts - $200 parts I sold $1200
Tires $600
Bedliner $150
Header $141
Lightbar $65
Winch $50
Tankskid $25
Trackbar $110
Brakes $55
Gauges $35
LED tails $20
LED rocklights $20
Roof Rack $120
Rocker patches $49
D rings and Tow hook $40
Heatercore/Condenser $180

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Unread 11-22-2015, 01:12 PM   #3
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Traded my TJ for the XJ so I guess the net is the $4000 I spent on the TJ. But it came with IRO long arms 35s, and bushwhackers.




As for what I've put into it
Front Fox Reservoir Shocks $500
XJ Antirock Sway Bar $550
50" Curved LED Bar, 12" Bar, Dual Pods + Mounts $350 Total
JKS ACOS $300
JCR Offroad Quarter Panel Armor w/ LED lamp cutouts $450
Header Panel + Painted to Match $50
TruckLites $300
Prerunner Front Bumper $350
Rear Tire Carrier Bumper $400
784 Injectors $65
62MM throttle body $120

So with whatever I'm forgetting I'm probably another 4k into it since March.

Now on the blue one I actually had it all itemized:



ATK 4.0 Longblock: $2,250.00
IRO 6.5" Front Springs: $149.99
IRO 5.5" Rear Leafs: $339.99
IRO Hack 'N Tap SYE: $99.99
IRO Adjustable Upper & Lower Control Arms: $319.99
Clayton Offroad Adjustable Track Bar and Bracket: $279.00
Bilstein 5100 Shock Absorbers: $349.99
Logan's Metal Products Front Bumper: $319.00
V8 Grand Cherokee Steering Upgrade: $257.99
Front Driver Side Floor Pan: $75.00
4x 33x12.50x15 BFGoodrich A/T: $850
Safari Snorkel: $135.00
H4 Headlamp Upgrade: $30.00
Sway Bar Quick Disconnects: $69.95
Brake Line Extensions: $83.99
Water Pump, Radiator, 180* Thermostat, Hoses: $267.97
Rear Brakes (Pads, Drums, Shoes, hardware, ebrake, etc): $450
48" Hi-Lift Jack: $87.99
Monstaliner: $375.00
OR-FAB Quarter Panel Armor: $314.99
784 Injectors: $100.00
50" LED Light Bar: $500
2x3" LED pods: $100
Front Rotors + Wagner Pads: $110
Bushwhacker Fender Flares: $450


Other things I'm surely forgetting totaling around 300-400 hundred

Total Cost: 11565.83

Purchase price of that one was $2000.

From August 2012 - October 2014.
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Unread 11-22-2015, 01:32 PM   #4
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It's the same for any vehicle really, the more you put into them the more you lose when selling. The best thing I have actually learned from experience is to buy one some one else has already spent the money on, as long as it's in good shape and installation of all other parts were done properly.
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Unread 11-22-2015, 02:39 PM   #5
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Rough/rounded figures.

Jeep: $1500
Parts:
Coils $75
Shocks $320
Swaybar discos $75
Leaf packs $500
Rear bumper $120
IRO LCAs and UCAs $350
IRO steering $370
IRO trackbar $200
Replacement torque converter $1200

Everything else came off one of my XJs so I'm not including those, but it's a fair bit not included.

$4710 from the above.
Including the wheels/tires $6710.

MJs might be an exception to losing money, they're just gonna go up due to rarity. They only made 7000 in 91/92 so even less were available with a HO 4.0 and 4WD. I don't think half that number is stretching initial availability.
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Unread 11-26-2015, 08:38 AM   #6
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Purchase new for around $20,000 plus another $2000 to have it ship to Germany in 2001. Driven in Europe for 4 years than from WA to SC.

Over the last year, I have been refreshing the XJ for another 14 years of driving.
Rough Country 3 inch lift with new leaf springs (not add a leaf)
Rough Country Adjustable Track bar
31 Inch Cooper tires
5 Black steel rims
New water pump, radiator, thermostat, electric fan, Clutch Fan
On the third car stereo, replacing speakers soon
New Drivers Window regulator
New Drivers Window/Power Switch assembly
Third Windshield
New Headliner
On Second set of Brakes (OEM lasted a long time)
Rear Engine Seal
Camshaft sensor /oil pump drive
Rear Differential seal
Rear driveshaft rebuild
Transfer case drop for lift
Transmission Fluid Change

If Jeep was to release a new XJ style with the 4.0, I would buy one. Money well spent…
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Unread 11-26-2015, 02:01 PM   #7
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Roughly.
Parents bought it for 15-16k in 2000.
Various upgrades like bumpers, lift and rocksliders. Probably another 4-5k.
I bought it in 2013 for 5k. (What a steal)
Put
$300 in lights
$900 in fenders
Do new tires count? Well $1100 for tires
$2000 for elocker and 4.88's
+ $500 for Fox shocks
And various upkeep
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Unread 11-26-2015, 04:03 PM   #8
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Roughly. Parents bought it for 15-16k in 2000. Various upgrades like bumpers, lift and rocksliders. Probably another 4-5k. I bought it in 2013 for 5k. (What a steal) Put $300 in lights $900 in fenders Do new tires count? Well $1100 for tires $2000 for elocker and 4.88's + $500 for Fox shocks And various upkeep
Considering I would only be into mine less than 2k if I didn't include upkeep and tires, I say those count haha.
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Unread 11-26-2015, 07:43 PM   #9
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I don't count upkeep/maintenance. That's just the cost of owning a vehicle in general.
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Unread 11-26-2015, 08:45 PM   #10
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So cars need tires. That's general maintenance. I guess? . But oversized mud tires are kinda optional. So I say those count
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Unread 11-26-2015, 09:03 PM   #11
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The 32's I might get will be $900 for 5. That's as much as my last 3 upgrades combined. I think the first set of tires in a bigger size would count, but not the next sets of the same size.
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Unread 11-26-2015, 09:35 PM   #12
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The 32's I might get will be $900 for 5. That's as much as my last 3 upgrades combined. I think the first set of tires in a bigger size would count, but not the next sets of the same size.
Damn my 32s cost $372 shipped to my door
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Unread 11-26-2015, 11:00 PM   #13
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Damn my 32s cost $372 shipped to my door
What tires?
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Unread 11-26-2015, 11:22 PM   #14
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What tires?
Kuhmo Road Venture AT/51s

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Unread 11-26-2015, 11:32 PM   #15
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Wow, you guys have some smoking good deals going on your jeeps. I am approaching $10K on this build. Or I should say rebuild as I try to fix the prior owner issues.

How it came home.
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