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Unread 02-06-2011, 09:13 PM   #1
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How's it going guys? New to the forum here and looking to get in and have some fun. I'm not to new too the scene, as I've had my 98 XJ for about 6 years. I live in Encinitas and I'm looking for a good group of guys to go wheeling/shooting with. My only problem is that I don't have a jeep in CA. I'm currently looking at picking up an XJ to have here in CA as well. If you guys have any advice or info let me know!

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Unread 02-06-2011, 10:35 PM   #2
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well where the hell is your XJ? haha. hit up the san diego area thread. thats where most of us hang out.

oh and welcome
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Unread 02-07-2011, 09:26 PM   #3
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Thanks man. My XJ is in Upstate NY right now. I think I wanna just pick up another one to have out here instead of shipping mine out. I've been spending some time in the for sale sections looking for one. If any of you guys see a good deal let me know.
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Unread 02-07-2011, 10:42 PM   #4
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Welcome to the good side of the country :-)

Keep an eye on XJ's For Sale On Craigslist, lots of deals pop up there all the time
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Unread 02-07-2011, 11:08 PM   #5
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i would even go look at NAXJA.org in the socal chapter for sale section. there are occassionally some decently built XJ's for sale for a good price.
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Unread 02-07-2011, 11:25 PM   #6
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Thanks guys. I should have a decent tax return and decided it can all go to getting me a jeep lol
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Unread 02-10-2011, 09:55 PM   #7
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Well still looking. I found 2 possible trucks that look to be decent starters.

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/cto/2203908925.html

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/cto/2206465193.html

I really want a 5spd so If I get the auto I'll look into doing a swap. Advice?
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Unread 02-10-2011, 10:10 PM   #8
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Well still looking. I found 2 possible trucks that look to be decent starters.

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/cto/2203908925.html

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/cto/2206465193.html

I really want a 5spd so If I get the auto I'll look into doing a swap. Advice?
My 2 cents...

Keep the auto. Rockcrawling with a clutch sucks.


Those both look pretty good and the price is about in line with the going rate. Normal vehicle inspection stuff to look at aside from any possible offroad damage.
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Unread 02-10-2011, 10:22 PM   #9
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So you think I should try the auto? I guess I could always get it, try it out and then decide if I want to swap or not. The seller also seems quite a bit more legit. I'll contact the seller tomorrow. I want a rig again so bad lol
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Unread 02-10-2011, 11:28 PM   #10
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auto is much better for crawling
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Unread 02-11-2011, 07:59 AM   #11
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I have a 5-speed in the TJ and sometime later this year an AW4 swap from an XJ is in the works.
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Unread 02-13-2011, 08:59 PM   #12
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http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/cto/2213136496.html

What do you guys think about this one? What are some of the major differences between the 95/96 and the later 98's (My other jeep is a 98) NP231?
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Unread 02-13-2011, 09:14 PM   #13
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What do you guys think about this one? What are some of the major differences between the 95/96 and the later 98's (My other jeep is a 98) NP231?
not many changes from year to year and the NP 231 is in just about everything with a few exceptions.

In CA the seller is REQUIRED to provide a valid smog cert. You can buy a car as-is but there is techniclly no provision in the law for that. The CEL coming on could be anything from a loose wire to a cracked head so there is plenty of risk, as long as you don't mind a lottery.
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Unread 02-13-2011, 09:54 PM   #14
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We'll I'm a mechanic by trade and have multiple diagnostic testers so I'll bring it with me when I go to check it. I just spoke to the owner and I'll hopefully be checking it out later this week. I'm also assuming it has a 8.25 rear? I'll grab the VIN and call and get the info on it when I go to check it out. Thank you for the advice and help I appreciate it! Hopefully I pick up a rig soon and can get out on some runs.
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Unread 02-20-2011, 12:15 AM   #15
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Well nothing yet. Hopefully something good comes up soon. Heres some pics and vids of my XJ back home and my other car. Don't mind the commentary lol










And my Camaro SS

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