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post #31 of 40 Old 03-29-2013, 02:39 PM
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I'm glad I posted on here! Thanks for the help. Now talking about shocks/bump stops etc - is this easily correctable? Any idea on cost to correct?

This is a 2003 Rubicon - w a 3.25 in Rough Country lift w shocks (at least what he says)

75k miles. In perfect shape - inside/exterior. Obvious problems have been noted above (by you all - the experts)

He's asking $12,400 but I feel I can get him down.
here's a video of the shock length problem, from this thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/re...g-lift-786205/

read these about fixing the issues:
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/corr...gth-70047.html
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/lo...antage-852221/

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post #32 of 40 Old 03-29-2013, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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This is my xj from the rust belt I say yours looks damn good

Sent from my jeep while driving trying not to wreck reading these stupid Questions you ask
Thanks for sharing! Yeah, we don't quite get the salt in Tennessee like you guys do. Heck, we cancel schools if there is even a chance of snow.
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Thanks! It looks like I have a little reading to do before I make a decision.

So basically it was a mismatched kit from the very beginning?
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So can I just buy 2 new rear shocks with the correct fit to resolve this?? Of course I don't have a clue as to what the correct size would be.
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Is the left side of the front axle housing (right side of picture) broken/cracked in the picture in post #2 ?

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Is the left side of the front axle housing (right side of picture) broken/cracked in the picture in post #2 ?
I can't tell from the pic. I didn't notice it - I hope it's tape or some sort of road debris.

I will def have a mechanic look this ride over before finalizing a deal!! Will any mechanic do or should I find a jeep specialist - if so where should I look for one, local 4x4 shop?
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So can I just buy 2 new rear shocks with the correct fit to resolve this?? Of course I don't have a clue as to what the correct size would be.
well, there's also the front to consider....

all the stuff you need to know is in those threads I linked.
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I can't tell from the pic. I didn't notice it - I hope it's tape or some sort of road debris.

I will def have a mechanic look this ride over before finalizing a deal!! Will any mechanic do or should I find a jeep specialist - if so where should I look for one, local 4x4 shop?
Really wouldn't have a mechanic look at it unless you know them. They might say its ok but it has problems just so they have a customer in the future. Smell and look at coolent make sure it has no hunt of oil smell. Smoke coming from muffler of there is and its a sweet smell run. measure tire to body make sure both driver and passenger side are close to the same. Look at the dipstick of the oil is super dark I wouldn't buy it.
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post #39 of 40 Old 03-30-2013, 07:44 AM
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that looks to be a automatic....once you get it remove that "shovel" skid thing and then you have holes in the underside of frame to start getting the inside of frame cleaned out.

what you see is all just 100% normal rust on a TJ from 2003 in this region of the US.

make sure you check out the bells and whistles and stick it in 4low...it may have never been used before.

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well, there's also the front to consider....

all the stuff you need to know is in those threads I linked.
Thank you for sharing those. Great job explaining!!!
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