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Old 11-04-2018, 10:59 AM
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Theres a seller with a 2000 Cherokee Sport for $1200. I've seen many other Jeeps for around 3k that have all of the mods I want
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- 3.5in RC Lift
- 32in tires w/ wheels
- RC front winch bumper with stinger
- Tow hitch
- Fender Flares
- Roof Rack
I know there's a lot here, but should I get this $1200 Cherokee and build it myself or save up more for a pre-built one? Thanks for the response!
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Originally Posted by Tim Allum View Post
Theres a seller with a 2000 Cherokee Sport for $1200. I've seen many other Jeeps for around 3k that have all of the mods I want
For Example:
- 3.5in RC Lift
- 32in tires w/ wheels
- RC front winch bumper with stinger
- Tow hitch
- Fender Flares
- Roof Rack
I know there's a lot here, but should I get this $1200 Cherokee and build it myself or save up more for a pre-built one? Thanks for the response!
imo you should never get a pre built one. You never know what was done and what shortcuts were taken... for example, the example you gave shows the owner cheaped out with an RC lift.. what else did they cheap out on that may give you problems down the road?
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the example you gave shows the owner cheaped out with an RC lift.. what else did they cheap out on that may give you problems down the road?
That's 1/3 of the price of the whole vehicle he inquired about. lol
Go look at it OP, if it runs you could buy it as a woods Jeep and just thrash it.
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Originally Posted by Turbo X_J View Post
That's 1/3 of the price of the whole vehicle he inquired about. lol
Go look at it OP, if it runs you could buy it as a woods Jeep and just thrash it.
i didnt say a damn thing about the one he inquired about did I? Didnt say whether he should get it or not, just gave my opinion on the other.


but yes. If that other 1200 runs, grab it lolthats bot s bad price if nothing is seriously wrong

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if it runs you could buy it as a woods Jeep and just thrash it.
I need it as a DD as well
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I need it as a DD as well
i would be cautious than, good running xjs arent normally found for that price..something has to be wrong for it to be that low. Rust maybe?
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I got my good running, but a bit rusty XJ for $1500 earlier this year. I would say it depends on the XJ. I would trust mine to get me wherever I need it to go, and It has served off and on as my DD for the 45-mile round trip to/from work 5 days a week for the 6 mos I've owned it. Off and on because I bought it as a restoration project, but my wife's car died, so there were full months where it got me to work every day.

Mine was listed for $1800 at a junkyard, where the guy has a habit of buying 8 or 9 of them, building 2 or 3 good enough to sell and working from that. I talked him down to $1500 including temp plate and taxes.

Haven't regretted my $1500 Jeep a day since I got it. But i don't know anything about heavy duty off roading and it's extra demands on structural integrity, since that wasn't my plan.
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