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Unread 05-15-2013, 04:54 PM   #1
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Really wanting to get in a JKUR

Ok guys, so lately I have been reading all about the jeeps (mainly unlimited) and am really suddenly wanting to get in a JKU rubicon. Something about they way they flex and solid axle up front I like.

Heres my situation:
I currently have a 09 Tacoma Offroad 4 door lifted and on 37's that I mainly just daily drive. I pay for it monthly. I like that I can haul stuff or pull my boat with it. Or if I ever shoot I deer I can just throw it in the bed.

I have a 94 Toyota Supra that I built to be capable of around 1000hp...fully built motor, auto to manual trans swap etc. Its in really good shape for a 94 and less than 3k on the newly built motor. I could easily sell it around 30k if I wanted to. It mainly stays kept in the garage collecting dust and hardly ever sees the road because they are sorta rare. It may see a sunny day every once in a blue moon.

Now, I could sell this car, but I would be sad due to the time I spent on this car and what I put into it. This would allow me to put a good chunk down on a new rubicon, or I could pay off the tacoma and keep it and finance the rubicon...or I could pay most of the rubicon and pay for both.

Or, I could sell the tacoma and no longer have a bed and just a fast car that sits in the garage that has sentimental value.

Luckily all of these vehicles have good resale values. What would you guys do?

I put the tacoma up for sale earlier on craigslist and the wife got mad cause I didnt really tell her, because she is wanting a new vehicle/SUV.

Just trying to weigh my options here.

at any rate, I could afford payments monthly around 600 or less depending on the route it goes...because thats about what I am paying right now total for just my play toys excluding the wives.

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Unread 05-15-2013, 05:13 PM   #2
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Keep the truck, the bed is worth so much more, than throwing a dead deer in the back of a JKU.
Make the wife happy.
Pics of the Supra. Sell it and be sad.... but be happy with a Jeep.
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Unread 05-15-2013, 05:33 PM   #3
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I dont think getting a new SUV for myself would make her happy.

I think she just dont think I can get rid of one of my vehicles and her be able to get something as well.

and as requested..
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Unread 05-15-2013, 05:38 PM   #4
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I dont think getting a new SUV for myself would make her happy.

I think she just dont think I can get rid of one of my vehicles and her be able to get something as well.

and as requested..

Man that thing is nice!!!!
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Unread 05-15-2013, 05:43 PM   #5
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Appreciate it.
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Unread 05-16-2013, 10:14 AM   #6
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Well...its been bickering back and forth because im wanting to either sell / trade my truck
or sell the supra and replace one for a jeep.

The wife wants a new SUV and says we both cant have a different vehicle..

so now she is saying why dont we just trade in / sell her car and get the unlimited in place of hers.

Then I can keep the truck and the supra...and we would both have a SUV.

I told her its not the same cause I want one to tear apart and play with...she said well why wouldnt I be able to...

so now I am considering going this route and us all being happy.
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Unread 05-16-2013, 01:30 PM   #7
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Coming from a guy who had 93 RX7 Turbo & sold it. Don't sell the supra. You'll regret it forever.
You'll always be able to find a Jeep.
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Unread 05-16-2013, 01:39 PM   #8
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trade in the car and buy two jeeps? Get her a nicer newer one that she can drive and be content with and then buy yourself something with some age and a few miles that you can tear apart and turn it into whatever you want. It sounds like you have a picture in your head of what you want and the skills to match, get an 05-06 unlimited and go to town with it.

If it were me, the first time I wanted to tear into the Jeep that my wife used as a DD, she'd freak because she'd want to go out and wouldn't have anything to drive. Gotta have my own toys and her have her own vehicle.
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Unread 05-18-2013, 02:47 AM   #9
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You know what's funny? Back when my jeep was stock like 3-4 years ago, I had a guy offer to straight trade his 97 supra for my TJ. Straight up. Damn near showroom condition with 15k miles on it.



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Unread 05-19-2013, 06:29 PM   #10
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Well. Actually we ended up just trading in her Mazda and now have a brand new jkur. I kept my tacoma and the supra is still in the garage.
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