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Jeep Forums: Jeep Buying Forum   06-23-2019, 08:49 AM
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Posted By bdavid500
Well seems this thread kind of stopped. If you...

Well seems this thread kind of stopped. If you haven't bought yet, here are my thoughts. Lots of folks have the 3.8 and have been happy. Are they great (most would say not) are they horrible I...
Jeep Forums: Jeep Buying Forum   06-23-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By bdavid500
Photos do not show enough. Go look that is the...

Photos do not show enough. Go look that is the only way to know for sure.
Jeep Forums: Jeep Buying Forum   06-16-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By bdavid500
You never said what the intent of the jeep is SO...

You never said what the intent of the jeep is SO based on what most folks do i.e. bigger tires as a minimum I would definately go for a jeep with at least the 3.73:1 axles. If you are not thrilled...
Jeep Forums: Jeep Buying Forum   06-16-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By bdavid500
Look at several sources around yout i.e,...

Look at several sources around yout i.e, craisgslistm autotrader, KBB. It's never worth what we think they are but that should give you a gauge for asking prices.
Jeep Forums: Jeep Picture Requests   06-11-2019, 07:42 PM
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Views: 212,086
Posted By bdavid500
That '89 looks awesome. Keep up the good work.

That '89 looks awesome. Keep up the good work.
Jeep Forums: Jeep Buying Forum   06-01-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By bdavid500
Unless you have a lot of money to throw away or...

Unless you have a lot of money to throw away or just want a new vehicle I too would say keep it. Sounds like a great jeep for what you use it for.
Jeep Forums: Jeep Buying Forum   06-01-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By bdavid500
Sorry forgot to mention, if it is truly a 1990 it...

Sorry forgot to mention, if it is truly a 1990 it will be carburated. Those can be finickey so if you aren't good with tinkering then be aware it could become a money pit. You didn't say what part...
Jeep Forums: Jeep Buying Forum   06-01-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By bdavid500
Not sure if you have looked at it yet, but there...

Not sure if you have looked at it yet, but there isn't much to say. Those years were pretty simple and not much went wrong with them. Of course he will probably want an arm and leg for it but if...
Jeep Forums: Jeep Buying Forum   05-25-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By bdavid500
Mhendricks sorry for my late response, the only...

Mhendricks sorry for my late response, the only TJ's (1997-2006) that came with 4.10:1 were the rubicon's, those are the later years i.e. 2004-2006. Those had the 4 speed auto (or stick). I am no...
Jeep Forums: Jeep Buying Forum   05-21-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By bdavid500
I will try to provide my suggestions/comments. ...

I will try to provide my suggestions/comments. First off no matter what year you look at be sure to check the Frame for rust. If you live in an area where rust is an issue. Even so if the jeep...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   04-12-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 783
Posted By bdavid500
A good 2 row should be sufficient unless you live...

A good 2 row should be sufficient unless you live in a very hot climate. Finding a quality unit is the probably the hardest part.
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   04-06-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 728
Posted By bdavid500
I agree with NHfireLJ regarding body mounted...

I agree with NHfireLJ regarding body mounted carriers and the points of contact. But the Body Mounted carriers do require some re-inforcement plates (internal or external) on the hinge side. I...
Jeep Forums: Jeep Buying Forum   03-14-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By bdavid500
If your budget is 1500-2000 then MAYBE this is...

If your budget is 1500-2000 then MAYBE this is for you, BUT count on spending 1500 to 2500 (+or-) to make it road worthy and some what capable. And that won't getyou a lot. So that equates to 3k to...
Jeep Forums: Jeep Buying Forum   03-13-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By bdavid500
Motor looks correct. Is it any good? Will it...

Motor looks correct. Is it any good? Will it start? There are a lot of unknowns, we are assuming that you can do all the work? I wouldn't want to pay 1500 for it and a 3 hour drive to check it...
Jeep Forums: Jeep Buying Forum   02-25-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By bdavid500
Well unless someone swapped transmissions that is...

Well unless someone swapped transmissions that is not the 3 speed but the 4 speed auto i.e. 42RLE. Not as loved as the 32rh but the 42rle was the only transmission offered starting in 2004. In...
Jeep Forums: Jeep Buying Forum   02-24-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By bdavid500
How knowledgeable are you mechanically. Sounds...

How knowledgeable are you mechanically. Sounds like you have done your due diligence that you can i.e. test drive, carfax etc.
Price doesn't sound horrible, but how does that compare to others in...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   02-07-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,500
Posted By bdavid500
I have a YJ, the G/F has a TJ (that is going up...

I have a YJ, the G/F has a TJ (that is going up for sale) and just bought herself a 2017 JK HardRock. I haven't driven it any really. I kind of got the itch because I don't do the super heavy duty...
Jeep Forums: Jeep Buying Forum   11-30-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By bdavid500
Have you seen this J10? Typically (not always)...

Have you seen this J10? Typically (not always) when a seller says it only needs "blah, blah, blah" there is more to it than that. I am not familiar with the selling price of J10 so can not say that...
Jeep Forums: Jeep Buying Forum   11-15-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By bdavid500
Finding a descent (mechanically speaking)...

Finding a descent (mechanically speaking) wrangler in that price range will be a challenge. The 4 cylinder jeeps will be more affordable. Mechanically they are fine but a lot of folks will tell you...
Jeep Forums: Jeep Buying Forum   11-15-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 744
Posted By bdavid500
If you are considering a JKU (or JK) try to buy...

If you are considering a JKU (or JK) try to buy 2012 or newer. Much better drive train, and more horsepower. I think a few 2012 had an issue with one or both heads. From what little I know there...
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