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opinions on my stupid impulse purchase

Discussion in 'All Terrain Vehicles' started by DSMissed, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. DSMissed

    DSMissed [OP] Well-Known Member

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    3" lift with adjustable shocks and AAL, TPS disabled, anytime locker mod, MOOG greasable ball joints and adjustment pins, URD M3 s/c, Pioneer nav headunit, xplod 1000w amp, 10" infinity sub, tinted windows, lightly tinted tails, color matched front grill with blacked out emblem. Do battle scars count as mods?? =D
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/e...0583829589&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK:MEWNX:IT

    I've been looking on Ebay/CL/local ads/dealers for months now and finally got frustrated and saw this, loved it, bought it, and I'm hoping I didn't get myself into something that is going to go badly.

    I've been around honda atv's my entire life and we've occasionally rolled them, jumped them, they have fallen out of pickups, etc etc and we have never bent a frame, so I'm hoping this one is ok.

    Opinions on my stupidity??? Its basically costing me $3200 with the cost of shipping plus whatever goes into parts to fix it, and FYI the cracked fender is going to get zip tied til I find a used plastic. I can't afford something new, and most of the used manual shift Ranchers in my area still go for $3k....
     
  2. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Well-Known Member

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    Not sure how much they go for new but I guess you can add the plastics and racks you want instead of going with stock junk. It will make for a cool little project.
     
  3. Yoytoda

    Yoytoda The Little Truck That Could

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    looks fixable. need to break it down and see all the damage
     
  4. TacoMatt02

    TacoMatt02 Well-Known Member

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    Why would you buy something if they even say that they are not certain if the frame is bent. They haven't even driven the thing to see if there are other major flaws. Very stupid buy
     
  5. Taco-NB

    Taco-NB MMMMM Taco's

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    Geez man. I'd have a hard time buying something sight unseen that's supposed to be in great condition. I couldn't by something with that much damage unless I could have a personal look at it to survey the damage.

    Hope it works out!!
     
  6. DSMissed

    DSMissed [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I guess I'm just being stupid but hopeful. There was a guy with an 05 with 3k miles on it firm at $5k.

    If all else fails, I'd imagine I could part it out to get my money back if I had to. All of the Honda's we've got have upper and lower A arms, and if anything is bent I would imagine its that.... but judging from the pictures I see no reason for major damage. And I know ours have taken some major hits (had a 1000 lb animal hit one so hard that the animal broke its neck and died) and no problems.
     
  7. 1Bigbird

    1Bigbird Yo! Wat up peeps?

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    The rack and frame are easily fixed if you can cut and weld. The plastic you can get plastic welded and will be cheaper than a new one. Won't look as good as new but better than tie straps.
    Check the electrical connectors and wires for damage when you take everything off.
    Hope it works out for you! :cheers:
     
  8. DSMissed

    DSMissed [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I hope so too.. thanks.
     
  9. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Well-Known Member

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