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post #16 of 27 Old 04-27-2013, 09:13 AM
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Not nearly enough.. the way I look at it I could be dropping $800 or more a month on a car payment for a new vehicle (been there done that more than once) and still have to mod this and that and sink money into it to get it how "I" want it..or take that money and build the vehicle you want. I plan to keep the Jeep for at least 10 years so by time I am ready to move on to a replacement the Jeep will owe me nothing and anything I do spend on it over the course of 10yrs will not have been nearly enough.

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post #17 of 27 Old 04-27-2013, 11:36 AM
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Here's about 2-1/2 years worth of mods/repairs:

Roof rack cross bars $55.00
KOR 2.75" lift shocks $780.00
Stabilzer/floor mats $180.00
BFG KM2 $860.81
Misc. light bulbs etc. $65.00
Hood/gate supports $51.00
Shorty antenna $19.00
Cold Air Intake $69.90
Front skid plate $86.00
Tow hooks/recovery $126.00
Radiator flush/oil $210.00
Busings and misc. $123.00
Lift kit installation $500.00
4.10's+True-Trac $1,850.00
Swaybars/end links $469.00
Warn XD9000i $1,039.00
IRO rocksliders $376.00
end links $80.00
Steering wheel $65.00
Rear Vari-Lok Axles $1,600.00
Spare steelies $135.00

Total: $8,739.71

2010 WK Laredo 5.7L, 2004 WJ 4.7L (totaled), 1959 CJ-5, 1996 XJ (sold), 1989 YJ Wrangler 4.2L (Sold)
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post #18 of 27 Old 04-27-2013, 01:10 PM
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I dont even want to know, but if I had to guess...

$9000 Jeep
$3000+ on mods and counting (includes tires)

I think we all just need a beer. :cheers2: (courtesy of ChrisHager)

This forum is a double edge blade, it's saved me thousands in repairs and cost me thousands in mods
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post #19 of 27 Old 04-27-2013, 01:38 PM
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Not enough

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post #20 of 27 Old 04-27-2013, 02:30 PM
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Location: Winnemucca
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2000 Limited in Sienna Tint Pearl 133,000 miles

Paid $9000 in 2006
Radiator $300 Parts and Labor
Blend Doors - $200
Alternator - $250
Tires - $450
Shocks - $160
Front Drive Shaft - $180
Driver Side Axle Shaft - $60 + $40(beer for my friends help)
Battery - $115
Tweeters - $30
Tie Rod End Links - $21
Window Regulator - $65
IAC - $80
Assorted tools, clips. fasteners, spray paint etc. - ~$150

Not going to include regular maintenance items.

Total - $11,101.
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post #21 of 27 Old 04-27-2013, 04:21 PM
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99 Jeep WJ,QD,Tow Package, Silver on Black

Repairs/Service/Mods Since Oct, 2012
In order of Purchased

Front diff service-$60
Rear Diff Service-$60
Oil Change-$30
Wiper Blades-$25
TC Fluid Change-$50
Rear wheel bearings-$200
Rear Pinion Bearing (Shop)-$430
Sun Roof-$100
Blend Door Fix-$150
Transmission Fluid/Filter Change-$140
Shocks for back lift gate and window-$80
Mopar Antifreeze and Distilled water-$53
Mopar Oil pressure switch-$73
Budget Boost-$90
Transmission Fluid (AGAIN)+RTV-$68 (Didn't do it right the first time)
Full size spare wheel and tire $80 + $180
Double Cardan Front DS-$400
400 watt converter-$40
A/C booster-$40
E-Fan relay-$60
Tow Hooks-$50
TC skid plate-$75
Chrome trim for Grill-$40
Gas tank Skid Plate-$100
White faced gauges-$150
CV Shaft-$51 + 36mm Socket-$20

TOTAL-$8077 and climbing

Things to buy/fix/mod/want

Rear hitch shackle-$40
Recovery strap-$50
Brakes (all four rotors and pads)-$?
Front Sway bar disconnects-$50
Addco rear sway bar-$150
New head Liner-$125
Roof Rack-$150
Heated Seats Fix-$60?
Weatherstripping for rear hatch
Front Liscence Plate-$40
Cabin Air filter-$30
Fix Seat motor
Rock Rails/Sliders-$300
Overland Steering Wheel-$?
Flowmaster Super 44 or 50 (not sure yet)
242 transfer case+rear ds-$?
Rear bumper
Driver door
Right fender

Future Future Stuff

4.5 inch lift + bigger tires - $2500
Gas tank Lift
Bull Bar
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post #22 of 27 Old 04-27-2013, 04:37 PM
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Teflon, I like the way you roll, track the expenses man! And +1 on getting a wench in the future....

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2006 Commander Limited Hemi QD2
"Bought, Not Built"
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post #23 of 27 Old 04-27-2013, 04:38 PM
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I keep a spreadsheet as well. I've owned it for just 9 months now, and it's all been maintenance, aside from tow hooks and TC skid. To date I've spent $1,149.

I highly suggest using Google Drive to keep track. I write down projects that that I find during work like:
Then I can come back to it later while while sitting on the car, with my phone next to me.
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post #24 of 27 Old 05-03-2013, 04:36 AM
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Minneapolis
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Purchased in Feb 2008...
Jeep- $7,000
Fuel- ~$6,000 (about $1,200/yr bc I only drive about 6k miles a year)
Maintenance- ~$6,000 (I average $100/mo)
Mods- $350
Repairs/Breakdowns- $1,200
Insurance- ~ $5,000
Registration- ~$500

Total: ~ $26,050 Kinda crazy when you actually add it all up.
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post #25 of 27 Old 05-03-2013, 10:08 AM
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Around 25 grand so far and probably another 6-8K to install a 5.7l which I'm shopping for now, guessing I'll have a little over 30K into it by the times it's all done and said, but the good thing is it's paid for

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4 $4000 cash
New Paint Graphite Metallic Clear coat/buffed $4000
New Front Bumper OEM $212
EBC breaks and rotors $571
4 new cailpers $375
New oem LIFTGATE PANEL Quartz $171.35
New Skid plate missing $108 oem
New Antenna oem $85.00
New fender liners splash shield OEM $114
New Fog lights OEM $130
New Tail lights $91
New Projector head lights $174
Low beam HID bulbs 5000k $81.28
HIGH beam Sylvania Silverstar 9006XS $45
FOG-Sylvania Silverstar 9145 $31.95
Matching Smoked 3rd tail light $50
Outside window wipe set $99.95
IRO Long arm 6.5 Lift kit + front drive shaft + heavy duty R sway bar. blistien 5150 $2474
Front sway addco $235
Adjustable Rear Short arms 179.99
New Front chrome hooks $119.12
5 Tires and rims MB gunner BF A/T 33" with new tire sensors $2521.55
New RB1 Nav. $799
2004 Grand Cherokee LOWER TRIM PLATE Chrome $100
rear quarter panel splash shields $50
All new hood, liftgate & window struts
new Oil pan $112
Oil pan gasket $50
Key #2 $60
IRO Exhaust Cat Back System 2.5, Flowmaster Super 40 $210.00
New front exhaust cat foward
Adjustable A-Arm 299.99
Power steering 1/2 line $55
Upper and lower ball joints - CV axle's - Front Wheel bearings $600
New Tie rod & Drag link $265
HD Rear cover Dana 44A + powder coated $124
HD Front cover Dana 30 + powder coated $120
Rock sliders powder coated $200
HD trans pan 9qt. + powder coated $300
New rear glass hinges $107
K&N filter $261
New 242HD hummer 6pinion transfer case & Shaft $1050
Selec-Trac shifter $109
Super tuner $265
New Spring isolators $115
Drivers side lower seat cover part # yl911dvaa $534
New fan assy. $900
4.7l HO plugs $33.59
O2 Sensors $100
High clearance HD crossmember $200
Stainless brake hoses $90
WJ Front Chromoly/U-Joint Axle Conversion $799
Rear truss $200
Matching 20% tinted front windows $65
New 4.56 gears & complete F-R axle rebuild kits. Just now ordered from Kodak $799 plus another $12-1500 installed (I don't do gears)

I left most the little things out and some stuff hasn't been installed yet.

Stuff I'm going to do,
Weld/stiffen frame
Rebuild the 545RFE
Low mile 5.7l hemi $2500-3000
6.2l cam and lifters
custom exhaust
custom computer & harness $3000

04 Overland on 33's, Lift & tires= 8" over stock.
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post #26 of 27 Old 05-03-2013, 10:38 AM
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I don't think of all things as mods, makes it easier to justify my purchases. The last tires had 48k miles on them, and the original shocks had 96k miles. so, time to replace tires and shocks. Is that a mod? Maintenance cost? I call it maintenance since it was 'necessary'. Did I need to get larger AT tires and Bilstein 5100s? I figure the cost difference over stock was minimal. So if you look at it that way, I spent less than $150 for a 2"BB and Moog trail boss SS.

Screw it, in the end it all costs money. I've only had my WJ for about 12k miles. I dropped maybe $2k on it for repairs / mods. Besides items above, changed TC and F/R diff fluids, plugs, tweeters, PCV & TPS. Need to address brakes soon. Still cheaper than a car payment.

2001 WJ 4.7L Quadra-drive, UC springs w/ 2" BB, Bilstein 5100s, double cardan front axle swap, Moog Trail Boss SS, 245/70/17 General Grabber AT2 tires,
1.5" Spidertrax spacers, Rola rack, Uniden CB w/ 4' Firestik, JCR Stage 3 rock sliders, JKS HD Adj. track bar, IRO 3" rear sway end links, Akebono swap.
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post #27 of 27 Old 05-04-2013, 11:46 AM
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$2600 on a 2000 WJ.

$550 on tires.
$700 on fuel pump.
A couple hundred on other small items: vacuum canister, plugs, 3 oil changes, air filter, a half dozen cans of Seafoam.

Still needs CV axle, fuel injector/fuel rail, and eventually, a new engine. Also has no front drive shaft so I'm assuming the transfer box is blown.
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