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Unread 11-23-2012, 11:58 AM   #1
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Which Jeep?

Well im about to be 16 and im interested in getting a Jeep! Im looking at the 90-99 Jeep Wrangler's and Cherokee's. Which ever I get im planning on it having 33" tires and a lift, my question is whether it is better to buy a Jeep already lifted with all the extras or buy stock and then get the modifications made? Which is the best way to go?

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Unread 11-23-2012, 03:28 PM   #2
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If you can fine a good deal on a clean one with all of the mods that is most definitely the way to go. I bought my rig for 12k a little over kbb. He had receipts for all of the parts and purchases to get it where it sat adding up to 22k for parts & installation. I was originally looking to build one up, but coming across this I decided that the rig I was planning on building a DD On 35" tires was right in front of me at a fraction of the cost I woul build it at. and it was clean. Good luck and hunt craigslist like a dawg!
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Unread 11-23-2012, 03:39 PM   #3
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Pros and cons to both, if ur lookin for a wrangler, anything up to 95 is leaf springs, 97 and newer are coils springs. Depending what u wanna do with it, leafs will be rougher ride but easy to lift and work with, coil is softer ride. Cherokee will be coil also, wranglers have shorter wheel base, but are smaller If u plan on using as a DD. I have a 99 Cherokee with a long arm kit and 35s, and also a 93 wrangler stretched 6 inches, 37 in tires both jeeps are locked and loaded... But I'm a big fan of takin my top off on nice days, either way you'll be happy but it all depends what u are gonna do with it
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Unread 11-23-2012, 03:42 PM   #4
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Most the time its cheaper to buy a already modded rig then doing it yourself, but then u gotta look at it like this, who did the work? Was it done right? Was it beat to ****? How long as it been modded? When u lift it an everything yourself you have the peace of mind that it was done the way u want, but in the end will most likely cost ya a lil more
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Unread 11-23-2012, 03:59 PM   #5
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I try not to buy any cars that have been modified. Especially jeeps. The previous owner can tell you all they want about who did the work and how they never beat on the jeep but the bottom line is that you'll never know the truth.

Buy a stock vehicle, drive it and get used to it, then modify it according to your own taste and needs.

Thats the fun in building any type of car or jeep. Make it your own and be proud of it.
"Keep your booger hook off of the bang switch"
'88 YJ SBC 350 w/ goodies, SM465 Transmission, Ford 8.8 Posi, NP231 w/ MegaShort SYE, 3.5" BDS Lift, 5/8" Boom Shackles, 33x12.50 Goodyear Duratracs, Supertop, TJ Flares, Bedlined, etc.
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