post #1 of Old 06-12-2013, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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Generic questions....TJ pricing these days and suspension

What is a good price to pay on a TJ that has no rust and in good condition. Doesnt matter if its 2.5 or 4.0 as I plan on swapping that out anyway.

Also, what is a good kit to look at for lifting a TJ to 4 inches or so (required for 4bt swap)...i know i will need to do axles as well.

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post #2 of Old 06-12-2013, 08:54 PM
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depends on where you are at. It seems that back east jeeps are pretty cheap. Out here in AZ (n rust granted) a TJ will start at 7k and go up into the teens.
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post #3 of Old 06-12-2013, 09:25 PM
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Like what DipCope said it all depends on where you are located and what time of the year it is. Around here in the Bay Area/ Sacramento are in CA, a TJ with 120k+ miles and some upgrades can go from 5k-13k.

For the lift look at MetalCloak new kit, they have been making a name for them in the suspension world. I run their joints/springs/shocks and I love them and people are starting to like their joints and trackbars more and more once they have heard more info from people and MC them self. http://www.metalcloak.com/TJ-LJ-Wran...tem-p/7153.htm
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4BT swap? Plan on some pretty tall front springs.

Maintain, wheel, upgrade, repeat.

My build: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/thor-dd-weekend-warrior-1348534/
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post #5 of Old 06-13-2013, 06:24 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah...planning on a 4bt swap...yeah it will be heavier...my question I guess is, since I will more than likely be replacing the axles...is there a point in ordering a kit dedicated for a TJ?
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post #6 of Old 06-13-2013, 08:04 AM
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Yeah...planning on a 4bt swap...yeah it will be heavier...my question I guess is, since I will more than likely be replacing the axles...is there a point in ordering a kit dedicated for a TJ?
No.
The idea of most "kits" is that they assemble easily ... bolting into stock locations. And coming with parts designed for an otherwise stock vehicle.
Since you're adding a bigger engine and swapping to non-TJ axles, you'll end up having to do a ton of fabrication anyway, so you might as well just get exactly the pieces/brand you want. (as mentioned by someone else, "kit" springs aren't going to work anyway.)
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TJ prices fluctuate drastically depending on location and season. Buying a TJ right now in Florida will cost you $2-3K more than it would have this past winter.

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You can buy 4 banger TJs where I live for $3500-4500.
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You can buy 4 banger TJs where I live for $3500-4500.
The only Jeep you can get here for that kind of money that isn't a basket case is going to be a YJ, and it will probably be a 4cyl as well. That's why I drove to Georgia farm country to get the wife's Rubicon.

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