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post #1 of 2 Old 12-02-2011, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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New buyer: Need opinions

hey guys, just created this account to dig some information about a TJ. I am confident in purchasing the jeep posted below. It is being sold as an "as is" vehicle, which means it is not leaving the lot certified. Thing is, needs approx 2 grand to certify, parts include:

Front Rotors
Rear Shoes
Machine Rear Drums
Rear Stabilizing Bushings
Weld a crack in exhaust
Alignment
Steering box
and apparently the 4" lift kit is loose.

The jeep looks great, i just don't think 8995 and 2 grand of parts is worth it? Or maybe it is, maybe i should offer lower, anyway thats why i came here to get your opinion. bottom line is; is it worth it?

04 jeep tj sport straight 6 4x manual


http://www.alotacars.ca/used-invento...0f3bd7fe437deb

Or, check it out on alot a cars . ca.
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post #2 of 2 Old 12-02-2011, 11:38 PM
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Well seeing as you don't live too far from me ( I'm in Bowmanville ), I have a better idea of what Jeeps are going for around here. A good 04 TJ 4.0L with around 150,000kms will go for around $8k - $9k. Don't add any value for the lift kit, or the bigger tires as they don't really increase the value that much. The brakes are normal wear items, and are pretty cheap if you can do it yourself. I would ask them to show you the Rear stabalizer bushings to make sure they are actually worn. Where is the leak in the exhaust? Is it the manifold, or just a crack in the tail pipe? An allignment at Canadian Tire is $90. The steering box I'm not sure on a price. And what do they mean by Loose? I would get them to throw it up on a lift and show you everything first, then go from there. If you can do the work yourself, you probably looking at around $600 to $700.
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