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This was my old YJ. I had a 2.5" lift on it, and 32" tires. I actually liked the stock rims, so I went with the biggest tire I could fit on them. It was tall enough to look aggressive, but still did pretty well on-road.

I've had some decent cars over the years, but none of them got as many comments as my old Jeep.

Sharp rig! :thumbup:

Agreed that's a great stance for a Daily Driver that is still capable enough to go most normal places.

Super nice.

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Thanks guys.

[icon] - Totally hear you re. the hate. I know you're not alone. Everybody's got their own tastes. I just never got it...but whatever.

One of the best things about Jeeps is you can customize them in so many ways and make it your own no matter which one you have.

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Why do dudes doing restores on all these jeeps/Broncos strap fire extinguishers to the roll cage? Are these like pintos that regularly catch fire? I've never seen another car equipped with a fire extinguisher.

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Why do dudes doing restores on all these jeeps/Broncos strap fire extinguishers to the roll cage? Are these like pintos that regularly catch fire? I've never seen another car equipped with a fire extinguisher.

If you use a vehicle off road, there's a chance of rolling it over. If a vehicle rolls over, there's a chance that leaking oil or fuel may catch fire. It's generally considered safe practice to keep a fire extinguisher as well as first aid kit and recovery strap in any off road vehicle.

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I will say, I hate all the plasticky interior on the TJs. The CJ interiors are so much cooler and more classic.

I'll be frank about it... if you buy a CJ (or any other 35-40 year old vehicle), barring getting very lucky i would budget spending $1-3k a year keeping it running.

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Icon, how about something like this one?

http://longisland.craigslist.org/cto/5141116476.html

Not bad... 144k is fairly high mileage but not too bad for a 2nd vehicle.

I'd have a mechanic do a compression test on the engine as well as inspect the exhaust manifold (known issue on the inline 6) and check the head for any warping or gasket issues. My 6cyl is losing compression on a couple cylinders and is now dealing with some stuck lifters at ~140k miles... I'm debating a rebuild or a swap. Many 6cyl will run 200k+ without issue.

While you're at it, if you're looking to beat someone up on price, look for the rear main seal to leak (at the engine/transmission junction) and use that as a bargaining chip... most every jeep's rear main seal will leak at some point. It's a job that will run you $3-600 depending on where you have it done.

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I will say, I hate all the plasticky interior on the TJs. The CJ interiors are so much cooler and more classic.

While I can't disagree with you, I will say the first (and only) new vihicle I bought when I first started working was a '99 TJ. I had to trade that in for a minivan (I still get mileage from my wife on that) because the read facing car seats wouldn't fit in the back. Anyway, my point is I loved that vehicle. Yes, the interior wasn't classic, and it wasn't as nice as the new ones, they are a nice bridge though. The classics, as Icon says, are tough to maintain. The newer ones feel more like a passenger car on the inside with how nice the interiors are. The TJs are a nice blend, in my very amateur opinion.

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Love it.

Stupid question -- do people do that "rhino crap" coating in these CJs the way they do in the Broncos? The interiors of some of these Broncos look flawless and like they'll take a beating forever. Folks do that for the Jeeps too? I want something rugged.

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Rhino lining sucks because the first time it gets dirty or muddy it will never get out of all the crevices. Of course,not sure how dirty it will get from the bottom of your florshems between whole foods and barns and noble.. ;)

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Front view. Flat fenders. Tires are 35 x 15.50 Super Swamper TSL SX

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/ragincajun/Vechicle/DSC00728.jpg

Flat fenders FTW always

Playing in Moab on Hells Revenve : Stopped for a poser shot

Easy to hose out... Thanks to drain plugs in floor

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Loved the flat fenders.

Ok Otis. Thread picked.

Here is one down the road from you. http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/jeep/cj7/1757286.html

Ugh @ 3" body lift and thornbirds... But that is sharp overall!

Lol I saw the same thing, but he's not taking it off road.

Thornturds......

http://www.cargurus.com/Cars/l-Used-Jeep-CJ7-d1549#listing=118909509

I hate the diamond plate but here is another. I would paint the diamond paint black or take it off but then it probably has rivet holes if it's not rusted through.

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Loved the flat fenders.

Ok Otis. Thread picked.

Here is one down the road from you. http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/jeep/cj7/1757286.html

Nearly perfect, except:

- what's with the rear seat facing the wrong way? I want to pop a kid or two in booster seats back there if I can. Or at least have the ability to do so

- that Ferrari sticker is awful

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Looks like the seat is folded up. They tumble up to make a small bed. Ferrari sticker sucks. The body lift is no good as over time they can wear on your body, the tires are notoriously bad off road tires but meh. The steps are hideous to me. I would put more of a rock rail like on my CJ pick but other than that looks decent.

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I spent much of the day looking online and it's funny that you're finding s lot of the same ones I already looked at. Please keep going though. Pretend you have license to buy one of these for me and I'm handing you 10k. Pick me a good one.

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Looks like the seat is folded up. They tumble up to make a small bed. Ferrari sticker sucks. The body lift is no good as over time they can wear on your body, the tires are notoriously bad off road tires but meh. The steps are hideous to me. I would put more of a rock rail like on my CJ pick but other than that looks decent.

The lift looks awesome. The body won't get all that much stress on the 20 days I take it out per year on smooth yuppie suburban pavement.

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Just know that you will have mechanical issues, vacuum lines, electrical, etc.

"wait, vacuum lines? when I bought my dyson they told me it was the best" -o

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This is perfect. Exactly what I am looking for. He's asking 8500 which means maybe I can get if for 6500 or hell even less as an all cash buyer. Could eventually do some upgrades to really do it up, but it seems like it doesn't need a thing immediately.

This is just an hour drive from my house at most....

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This is perfect. Exactly what I am looking for. He's asking 8500 which means maybe I can get if for 6500 or hell even less as an all cash buyer. Could eventually do some upgrades to really do it up, but it seems like it doesn't need a thing immediately.

This is just an hour drive from my house at most....

:thumbup: That's a pretty sweet ride. I agree - It's got the cool factor now, with room to grow. GL if you try to get it.

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