89 Jeep Cherokee

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  1. popsnbeer

    popsnbeer New Member

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    If I can get my hands on one is paying $500 a good deal if...

    200K+ miles
    4.0l I6
    Body is in okay condition front bumper a little out and a dent on the side.
    Engine does run a little awkward though (gas pedal needs a lot of play to get it to move)
    While accelerating you can hear stuff underneath the truck so like its "stretching" if that makes sense (kinda like things working themselves into place)

    This would be strictly offroad only. Is it worth it or will it just eat up my $$ and time?
     
  2. IslanderOffRoad

    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    yeah, buy it
     
  3. splitfire

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    Go for it.
     
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    DJ Quik Vancouver 07/08 stanley cup champs!

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    definitely buy it.
     
  5. Ghetto2315

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    If not, I'm sure you can sell it for parts
     
  6. popsnbeer

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    ya that's at least what I was thinking. But I just got rid of my other 4 wheeler and was hoping that this might fill the void.
     
  7. affende

    affende Resident 4X4 Elitest Prick

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    buy it, part it out, and build a wrangler or a toyota mini truck

    EDIT:if you plan on driving it to and from the trail .... dont get it, you will spend shit loads of money just getting it driving enough to make it back and forth, not to mention the riggors of offroading

    EDIT:my rule of thumb is this: if you plan on modifying a vehicle to drive offroad, get a quality one in good running / driving order .... if you dont, you will be sorry later on down the line

    : if you plan on COMPLETELY rebuilding a vehicle for offroad, start with the cheapest piece of shit you can find.
     
  8. P07r0457

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    offroading a rig is more demanding than on-road driving. If it doesn't run right on the street, it's gonna fall about on the trail.
     
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    ya this was my thought exactly too. I did think of parting it out though and possibly making some net cash towards another 4by.
     
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    affende Resident 4X4 Elitest Prick

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    its a possibility .... depending on the mechanical order of things, you could sell the enging, tranny, and tcase for about 500 .... people are always wanting doors and rear hatches .... fenders, hood, and stuff can go pretty easily .... interior can be sold but only for nickles and dimes .... axles can be sold for a good coin if they are in good shape (if it has a rear D44, they are quite desireable and might bring $300 on a good day)

    biggest problem with parting out a vehicle is that it takes time and lots of QUALITY disassembly work .... you will want to have all the tools you need, obviously.

    also, advertisment is a big one, too .... post it up on EVERY jeep foum on the net and tell friends to spread the word too ...

    i wont lie, it will be 6 - 12 months for you to start making profit on this thing, more than likely.
     
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    well...i think im gonna buy it, b/c now it's $300 and I just think that even if it turns out to be nothing its not that much lost.

    But my thoughts are as follows.

    What size lift do I need to run 33's and what's the cheapest way to do this. Keep in mind I don't need any long arm kits or whatnot b/c this will pretty much just be meeting mud. So all I need is to get it in the air to throw on some bigger rubber and go have fun till it breaks.

    Are there any kits that include everything for a very good price ??

    thx guys
     
  12. IslanderOffRoad

    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    Rubicon Express is my preference. With some cutting you can run 33's on a 3.5" lift, get a 4.5" if you dont want to cut. Add the adjustable track bar and shocks and you're set.
     
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    affende Resident 4X4 Elitest Prick

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    if its $300 ... dont spend money on it .... seriously, i know all of what i post on here from experience.

    all you want to do with it is to wheel the piss out of it until it blows up ...

    most of the time i give the sawzall advice because i am a firm believer in putting big tires on no lift .... but this time around, its for monetary reasons ...

    borrow a sawzall from a friend and cut out every inch of fender up to the pinch seam ... that should give you plenty of room for 33s

    in the back ... cut everything .... take this guy for example ... i wheeled with him back in TN a few times and his rig is awesome .... cold,but awesome

    check out his rear wheelwells, or lack of
    [​IMG]

    sawzall that bitch till it begs, then buy 10 more blads and keep going.
     
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    well....i have been wanting to try out my new porter cable reciprocating saw...i'll let you guys know what happens. I'm going to look at it again on Friday, if I buy it i'll take pics and let you see :)
     
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    DJ Quik Vancouver 07/08 stanley cup champs!

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    Awesome xj ^^ !!!
     
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    affende Resident 4X4 Elitest Prick

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    you have no idea.... seeing it wheel in person .... well, pics dont do justice
     
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    Okay guys....I test drove the thing... I think there's some issues. The jeep feels solid but it doesnt accelerate. When I press the gas it's like the thing chokes and cuts off. I have to "pump" the gas in order to get it moving.

    Any idea what this is. Common thoughts b/w local friends are fuel injectors, fuel pump, or even the tranny


    But....the price is now $100 as the seller moves on Tuesday and just needs it gone.
     
  18. IslanderOffRoad

    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    for 100 buy it, you'll be able to part it out and get way more than that.
     
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    affende Resident 4X4 Elitest Prick

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    x 100000000000


    buy it and part it out.
     
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    200,000 miles, it's just getting broken in.
     
  21. Redsand187

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    If you want to offroad with it, be ready to spend at least 2 grand. Just Empty Every Pocket, isn't a joke. I have somewhere in the range of 7-10,000 bucks (on top if it being free) into my pile of crap, and it's still nothing to be proud of.
     
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    Okay so I just found out that this jeep actually has a true 94k miles on it, lol. I guess I hadn't looked at the odometer for real. I'll let you guys know how the buildup goes once I get it back home in a few weeks. :)
     

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