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Unread 01-26-2015, 06:51 PM   #1
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1997 limited edition

Guy has a 1997 limited edition wrangler for sale. Wanting to know if anyone knows anything about them

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Unread 01-26-2015, 07:23 PM   #2
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Looks like custom stickers to me.

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Unread 01-26-2015, 08:22 PM   #3
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Unread 01-27-2015, 08:12 AM   #4
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Just decals someone put on
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Unread 01-27-2015, 09:08 AM   #5
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Agreed as to just being decals the dude made or found. Separate from that, I'd avoid that thing. Setup looks very questionable. Unless there is something magic underneath it looks like somebody who was mostly focused on fittting big tires on. Performance probably not so good. That approach is perhaps consistent with slapping on BS fake stickers to try to make it about appearance.
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Unread 01-27-2015, 09:18 AM   #6
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Agreed as to just being decals the dude made or found. Separate from that, I'd avoid that thing. Setup looks very questionable. Unless there is something magic underneath it looks like somebody who was mostly focused on fittting big tires on. Performance probably not so good. That approach is perhaps consistent with slapping on BS fake stickers to try to make it about appearance.
X2. The tires are way too big for the lift and chances are the gearing is correct for the size tire. Thus the engine is bogging down creating more wear and tear than necessary.

If you buy that. You will spending a bunch of money fixing all the problems.
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Unread 01-27-2015, 09:56 AM   #7
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Look's like fresh paint,it does have a really nice winch.
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Unread 01-27-2015, 10:00 AM   #8
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Not enough facts to conclude this Jeep should be avoided.

It could be a nice Jeep with some distasteful decals.
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Unread 01-27-2015, 10:04 AM   #9
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I bought a "limited edition" Jeep too.

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Unread 01-27-2015, 11:36 AM   #10
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Not enough facts to conclude this Jeep should be avoided.

It could be a nice Jeep with some distasteful decals.
Anything is possible, but having to remove the fender flares to avoid rub at or very close to ride height isn't a good sign.
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Unread 01-27-2015, 12:31 PM   #11
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Anything is possible, but having to remove the fender flares to avoid rub at or very close to ride height isn't a good sign.
It looks to me like it has around 4" of uptravel at ride height before the tire will contact the fender.

The flares could have been removed for paint and the owner liked the look without the flares.

I still don't think the Jeep should be avoided just because of the few pics we have seen so far. It could very well be a nice Jeep or a nice base to work with. If its rust free, if its mechanically sound, if the price is right, it could be a great buy.

In my opinion, the pics do not show or prove the most important details of the purchase.
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Unread 01-27-2015, 12:35 PM   #12
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It looks to me like it has around 4" of uptravel at ride height before the tire will contact the fender.
That's the top of the wheel well with the flare removed. I'm curious about what it looks like at rear of front wheel well and both front and rear of the rear wheel well. Tough to see from the pictures but could be interesting.

I'd also bet good money that the axle, gearing, steering and brakes are all questionable, but that's just an inclination.

Oh, well, already spent more time than its worth thinking about it.
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Unread 01-27-2015, 01:07 PM   #13
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That's the top of the wheel well with the flare removed. I'm curious about what it looks like at rear of front wheel well and both front and rear of the rear wheel well. Tough to see from the pictures but could be interesting.

I'd also bet good money that the axle, gearing, steering and brakes are all questionable, but that's just an inclination.

Oh, well, already spent more time than its worth thinking about it.
A drop in tire size could address all these potential issues.

Sell the current tires, buy new tires.

Not much money, if any at all, out of pocket.
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Unread 01-27-2015, 02:01 PM   #14
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Would have made sense if he said it was a 1996!
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Unread 01-27-2015, 03:00 PM   #15
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You're going to have to provide more detail and your pictures are out of focus. Is the paint new, new top, what does the interior look like, what engine and transmission, rust, what does the lift look like, what gears in the diffs, lockers, how many miles, why doesn't it have flares on it, is the paint damaged because no flares, sale price? Take some pictures of the lift and post them. How does it drive? Does it come with a light bar?
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