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Unread 03-29-2013, 07:07 PM   #1
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What is your extensive repair mileage limit?

Let me explain, I have decided that for my WJ if I need a new engine or tranny, and it comes before 170,000 miles, I will fix it. If I comes after, Im going to buy another car.

So what is your mile limit for extensive repairs?

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Unread 03-29-2013, 07:33 PM   #2
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All depends on how the rest of the vehicle is...my 01 ram 1500 has 247k miles, transmission is slipping. I'll replace it more than likely.

Both of my ZJs have around 109k miles, one just got a new motor. Both 5.2L.
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Unread 03-29-2013, 07:44 PM   #3
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I haven't found my limit yet haha. My jeeps body has somewhere between I'd say 260-270k on it, but everything you can't see is less than a few years old
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Unread 03-29-2013, 07:44 PM   #4
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if something major went out on my ZJ id probably buy another one and use the old one for parts
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Unread 04-03-2013, 11:10 PM   #5
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I'm at 184k - and I've sort of established 200k as my stopping point in regard to "major" repairs. At that point I'll pass it on to the next owner.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 11:20 PM   #6
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I don't have a limit! I've already decided that I will not sell the wj. I'm at 150,000 and doing well. Just changed the pita radiator.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 06:19 AM   #7
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For me, it all depends on rust. If it weren't for rust, I'd drive my Jeeps forever, and just fix them. Motor, tranny, axle, bushings, shocks.... it's not that hard.

Frames, tubs, unibodies..... at some point the rust gets you, no matter what you do, and you need a new(er) one.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 12:53 PM   #8
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There isn't a mileage limit. But once the body is totally trashed ill move to the next one.
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There isn't a mileage limit. But once the body is totally trashed ill move to the next one.
Once it's been upside down ill stop upgrades
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Unread 04-05-2013, 09:42 AM   #10
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Unread 04-11-2013, 12:23 PM   #11
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For me it depends on the overall condition of the vehicle, and whether or not I think they'll be a reasonable return. I have dumped money into an older vehicle and regretted it later, I've also traded one rather than do that and regretted that later LOL. Maybe there is no winning.
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