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possibly buying a jeep , input, advice ?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by bailerc, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Jul 18, 2011 at 7:51 PM
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    bailerc

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    so since i don't want to hurt my baby, she came pretty close to some trees last time i took her out i've been thinking about getting a jeep , i's seriously considering picking this one up .. anyone have any input or advice ?

    http://pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=982650
     
  2. Jul 18, 2011 at 8:19 PM
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    capetaco12

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    Good rig pretty much a trail rig only. Don't want to be riding on the street with stock steering 40's. Welded diffs and air shocks. Not my cup of tea for the $$$.
     
  3. Jul 18, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    GTFO!!!!


    but seriously I need a bed/truck. otherwise.... :anonymous:
     
  4. Jul 18, 2011 at 8:27 PM
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    well this would be a trail rig, my truck is staying how it is , with the addition of some sliders and a rear bumper, i just want it street legal so i can drive to and from trails, and it's not bad for the price i don't think, i was thinking a jeep so i can have the doors and top off in the summer and have limited warmth in the winter for ice fishing
     
  5. Jul 18, 2011 at 8:28 PM
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    Jeep is coming out with a pickup soon...
     
  6. Jul 18, 2011 at 8:28 PM
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    Money pit.
    With welded diff's you're going to really want to be able to trailer it out to the trail.

    It's a nice trail rig though.

    I'd consider a Polaris RZR S or XP if you're in that price range as well.
     
  7. Jul 18, 2011 at 8:29 PM
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    If i was buying a trail rig...i'd buy a pre 1985 Toyota truck/4runner/cruiser/etc
     
  8. Jul 18, 2011 at 8:31 PM
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    says who!!!???
     
  9. Jul 18, 2011 at 8:32 PM
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    I would have to agree. Those things look like fun. I see more and more of them out on the trail when I go.
     
  10. Jul 18, 2011 at 8:32 PM
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    Jeep used to have a pick-up awhile back
     
  11. Jul 18, 2011 at 8:34 PM
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    Jeeps are fun but if you thought you spent a lot on modding your Taco, you haven't seen anything yet.
     
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    Yea, we own a Jeep too...can't wait to sell that thing. 9 MPG, 2 transmissions, and 1 engine to date. It's a rolling savings account destroyer.
     
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    Depending on how this new pickup is I may or may not be buying one used a few years down the line when I have money.
     
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    Mine was an '07 that I got new, then modded to the nines.
    I put about 100k on it in 2.5 years. Motor and tranny were still tip-top, but started breaking suspension parts and had constant axle seal problems.
    Sold it and came back to Toyota :)
     
  17. Jul 18, 2011 at 8:45 PM
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    haha, im not really limiting anything out ... that is a good price for what it is and he's willing to deliver to my house .. thats the biggest issue im facing is me being in iraq and trying got get it to my house. to please the Tacoma gods here is the other truck im considering but i haven't heard anything back from the guy and it's not street legal ... which means i have to haul it with my other Tacoma. but seriously if anyone knows of a SAS 1st or 2nd gen for sale let me know...

    http://pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=984382&highlight=divorce+sale
     
  18. Jul 18, 2011 at 8:55 PM
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    That jeep is highly modified. Buying a built vehivle is a pain. You have no idea what parts are on it. When i breaks what do you replace it with? Im sure there are 100 parts on there that are not stock? What brand SYE do i need to replace because that one may not fit. ECT. And that jeep does have sliders. I would recomend buying a mildly built wheeling rig, with one of those when somethign breaks you can buy a new part. With that rig you will need to fabricate or hire a offroad shop to do the work.
     
  19. Jul 18, 2011 at 8:56 PM
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    had a jeep for a trail/hunting truck. my opinion, dont get a jeep, waste of money.
     
  20. Jul 18, 2011 at 8:58 PM
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    pretty much what im looking for in a trail vehicle is something that is basically turn key (minus the stuff that i break),i can run 37" + tires on, and still drive to and from trails, i'm not at all interested in anything full size really i would prefer to keep it as low CoG a possible but still be able to take mud and woodland trails well... i appreciate any input
     
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