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post #1 of 4 Old 05-30-2012, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
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Sell my stock 05 for a 97 V8?

My grumpy old dads trying to convince me this is a bad idea.
But I want to trade my 05 X Wrangler for this;
http://enid.craigslist.org/cto/3017748295.html
My jeep is pretty much stock, I got a nice front bumper for it and some off road lights but that's it. Are there any problems this thing probably has with the engine/tranny, or any red flags? Thanks in advance!

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post #2 of 4 Old 05-31-2012, 12:34 AM
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I see what are either Skyjacker or Rough Country coils and shocks (Bleh), short arms on 10" of lift (NOOOO.), 4" body lift (NOOOOOOOO!) awful front bumper (Nope), beaten flares and wheels with zero backspacing.

And don't quote me on this, but

Hack and whack custom shop garbage. Don't touch it with a thousand-foot pole, and DEFINITELY don't trade in a perfectly good '05 TJ for it. Listen to your Dad, that '97 is a complete hackjob. I can't speak for the quality of the engine swap, which is a fairly common and easy swap in Jeeps, but I wouldn't trust that kind of work to anybody who thinks that 10" coils and short arms and a 4" body lift are a good idea.

I'd pay, maybe, $4000 for that Jeep. A nice '05 is worth 2-3 times that much.

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post #3 of 4 Old 05-31-2012, 08:41 AM
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I would build YOUR jeep vs buy SOMEONE's. I think you'd just be happier in the long run
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post #4 of 4 Old 05-31-2012, 03:09 PM
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That thing is awful. Keep your current Jeep. Put some nice suspension and tires on it if you are feeling the need for change.
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