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Thinking about a trade: INPUT PLEASE!!!


 
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nick6f6
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Location: Augusta, GA

PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 3:25 pm    Post subject: Thinking about a trade: INPUT PLEASE!!! Reply with quote

I saw an '82 CJ-8 scrambler for sale on Ebay and i asked the guy if he would trade for my '98 tj.

I was really excited about the trade, but now it seems too good to be true. The CJ would have to be a daily driver, it has a 383 stroker motor and 37 inch tires. But it also has a Dana 60 rear and Dana 44 front, both with lockers.

My Tj has 35's, inline six stock gears, the thing I would be most worried about is reliability and gas mileage. If anybody has any input please let it be known THanks
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crap, have you ever driven a CJ...........? You stated that you are concerned about reliablity.........and you want to trade a Tj for a CJ8 that has stroker in it? I think you have answered your own question.

The TJ will ride better, get better mileage, be more comfortable, and be more dependable. To me, based on your criteria, there is no choice.

However, the CJ8 has a cult like following and would be a hoot to own. It would not be as valuable as a stocker though since it is heavily modified.

So.......if you really want a reliable daily driver, the TJ wins hands down. It you want a cool, somewhat collectible Jeep, that will take maintenance to keep it running, buy the CJ!

My $0.02 worth........
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have driven a cj a couple of times, i like the rugged "jeepy" feel of it. Comfort is not really a big deal to me, I'm young I can handle it. I've wanted a CJ since before i could drive, but i just settled on a TJ. The "cult-like" devotion is what I am looking for. You could call me a Jeep enthusiast (or obsessive jeep owner) and I'm dying (spelling) to feel a part of that jeep heritage (and have an ustopable off road rig) If anybody could tell me some common problems toe expect, or what to look for befor the trade, that would be great too. They say the jeep was professionally built at an off road shop
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This thread is now locked. It is a duplicate of the one in the TJ Forum.

http://www.jeephorizons.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=14051
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