Think im gonna buy a Tj... Need assistance.. - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > TJ Wrangler Technical Forum > Think im gonna buy a Tj... Need assistance..

Ruffstuff XJ Unirail Channel Reinforcement....Rugged Ridge Modular XHD Snorkel Now for both 3.8L and 3.6RIGID LED Light Blowout Sale - All Sizes, All Series, all

Reply
Unread 07-11-2013, 06:54 PM   #1
mtber7828
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: scranton, pa
Posts: 125
Think im gonna buy a Tj... Need assistance..

Well I think im going to take the plung,, this will be my first jeep as I am looking for something to take the wife and kids 4-wheeling and for the occasional ice-cream. I will not be rock crawling with this jeep. I found a guy selling a 97 tj 6cyl. 5 speed 150k miles, 3 small spots of rust on body, frame excellent shape. Comes with smittybuilt front and rear bumpers,no lift,2 extra oem fenders, hard top,bikini top,jks quick release sway bar links, along with new brakes, rotors,battery,starter,etc. not installed 2" or 2 1/2" spacer lift kit for the springs.. The seal around the rear end at the driveshaft looks to be seaping a little. The gentleman is asking $5200 Should I jump on it???? Any info would be greatly appriciated

mtber7828 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-11-2013, 07:06 PM   #2
tyvanwie
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Boone, North Carolina
Posts: 9,683
Sounds like a good deal to me. Got any pictures?
__________________
[SIZE="4"][B][COLOR="Red"][URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/tys-tj-1475530/#post14926343"]MY BUILD THREAD[/URL][/COLOR][/B][/SIZE]
[SIZE="4"][B][URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f374/tyvanwies-log-transformation-1489190/"]MY FITNESS LOG/TRANSFORMATION[/URL][/B][/SIZE]
[SIZE="4"][B][URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f127/jk-tj-parts-1525039/"]JK AND TJ PARTS FOR SALE[/URL][/B][/SIZE]

I'm pretty sure I know what I'm talking about. I think...
tyvanwie is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-11-2013, 07:07 PM   #3
95YJMountie
Senior Member
 
95YJMountie's Avatar
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Morgantown, WV
Posts: 627
Personally i think thats too much. I'd offer 4k and not go over 4,400. Even with the extra parts. And if you gonna be mudding it your gonna want more than a 2 inch lift. JMO
95YJMountie is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-11-2013, 07:08 PM   #4
95YJMountie
Senior Member
 
95YJMountie's Avatar
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Morgantown, WV
Posts: 627
But i you plan on spending some extra money for lift and tires etc, id go for it.
95YJMountie is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-11-2013, 08:15 PM   #5
mtber7828
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: scranton, pa
Posts: 125
ill try to get some pics up.
jjjj.jpg

jj.jpg

mtber7828 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-11-2013, 08:47 PM   #6
tyvanwie
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Boone, North Carolina
Posts: 9,683
Looks pretty good IMO. Apart from the seat.
__________________
[SIZE="4"][B][COLOR="Red"][URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/tys-tj-1475530/#post14926343"]MY BUILD THREAD[/URL][/COLOR][/B][/SIZE]
[SIZE="4"][B][URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f374/tyvanwies-log-transformation-1489190/"]MY FITNESS LOG/TRANSFORMATION[/URL][/B][/SIZE]
[SIZE="4"][B][URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f127/jk-tj-parts-1525039/"]JK AND TJ PARTS FOR SALE[/URL][/B][/SIZE]

I'm pretty sure I know what I'm talking about. I think...
tyvanwie is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-11-2013, 09:12 PM   #7
rda616
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Allegan, Michigan
Posts: 3,082
It looks to be a decent price for the jeep. I would crawl under it to get a good look up by the rear control arm brackets on the frame. They like to rust our there. If it looks good and drives out well than go for it.
rda616 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-11-2013, 09:20 PM   #8
mtber7828
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: scranton, pa
Posts: 125
Quote:
Originally Posted by rda616 View Post
It looks to be a decent price for the jeep. I would crawl under it to get a good look up by the rear control arm brackets on the frame. They like to rust our there. If it looks good and drives out well than go for it.
Thanks rda, I did look the whole frame over for a few minutes. it looks very good. no rust in any of the shackle spots. Looks like just some of the factory black paint has started to chip off.. theres two small cracks in the tailgate from a bigger tire on there, but owner replaced it with a smittybuilt tire carrier bumper.
mtber7828 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-12-2013, 08:48 PM   #9
mtber7828
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: scranton, pa
Posts: 125
anyone else??
mtber7828 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-12-2013, 08:55 PM   #10
Trespasser
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Hatboro, PA
Posts: 140
Buy the thing! 5k is fair for a nice condition TJ with a solid frame.

Then go find some seats, or do what I did and buy $5 worth of foam to shove under a seat cover.
Trespasser is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-12-2013, 09:45 PM   #11
06philaTJ
Registered User
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Posts: 328
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trespasser View Post
Buy the thing! 5k is fair for a nice condition TJ with a solid frame.

Then go find some seats, or do what I did and buy $5 worth of foam to shove under a seat cover.
x2, it's a really good deal and I would jump on it.
06philaTJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-13-2013, 12:29 PM   #12
joe108
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: valley center, ca
Posts: 862
Looks good, you can get stock seats on craigslist for cheap. If your rust inspection and all else looks good, I would!
joe108 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-13-2013, 01:26 PM   #13
mtber7828
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: scranton, pa
Posts: 125
ok thanks everyone, I just put a deposit on it. Gonna pick up Monday.. im very excited. my first jeep.. I may have many questio
mtber7828 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-13-2013, 01:44 PM   #14
mtber7828
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: scranton, pa
Posts: 125
sorry, computer f'ed up.. I may have many question regaurding tj's. I am completely new at the jeep scene. thanks again everyone.
mtber7828 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-13-2013, 02:25 PM   #15
Deanfly64
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: East Central WI, WI
Posts: 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by joe108
Looks good, you can get stock seats on craigslist for cheap. If your rust inspection and all else looks good, I would!
Don't know if I'd go that far. CL and EBay sellers thing their good shape 97-03 driver's seats are made of gold. If you want the Mack daddy go buy same year seats out of a Grand Cherokee. Heated, leather and PLUSH. 150.00 for both sides and they bolt onto your stock rails. Just a little trimming of the outboard plastic piece so it fits by the seat belt retractor in the rear most position.
image-1700481783.jpg

__________________
AW4 Swap--UCF Belly Up--Savvy GTS-
Ford 8.8 ChroMoly's and Trussed
D30 Elocker-Chromoly's-Trussed
Deanfly64 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools






Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.