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post #1 of 2 Old 06-28-2002, 02:34 AM Thread Starter
Jimi Hendrix
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Hey there fellas, hope you'll be able to help me out with this. I found an old CJ Laredo(sp) bein' sold at local small town dealership. It's nothin' at all to look at, very rusted, but it would be somethin' great to use to go off roadin'. Don't want to ruin my daily driver. Don't want nothin' more than somethin' I can beat the crap out of without really worryin' about damagin' on a trail. I really don't know all that much about CJ's, so I was wonderin' what would be the best things to look for to see that it runs good enough not to be a money hole and is sturdy enough to take some abuse. Thanks in advance.

Jim Hendrix

2.5L, automatic, 97 TJ
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post #2 of 2 Old 06-29-2002, 02:49 AM
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Is the dealership willing to stand behind the vehicle with any kind of warranty? How much they asking?

Must test drive it and let us know how it went. Go over every conceivable terrain. Shift into all gears including 4WD. Mileage? Get underneath (with eye protection) and poke up on the floorboards with a key. Check body mounts (BIG trouble if one of those breaks off-road), axle mounts, floorboards, and oil leaks. (if the oil leaks somewhere, you've got a bonefide Jeep! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> )
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