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I totally understand a budget. But I really think if you do this something like that would be better. I love mine but it's stupid how much fun shit you can put on then.
I’m worried about what idiot could of owned it before me and how bad it got abused. Something bone stock likely didn’t get wheeled to hard.

Small lift, tires, spare tire carrier, bumpers, a winch. And it would be perfect for what I want.
 

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I’m worried about what idiot could of owned it before me and how bad it got abused. Something bone stock likely didn’t get wheeled to hard.

Small lift, tires, spare tire carrier, bumpers, a winch. And it would be perfect for what I want.
Probably a lot of pavement princess' in west LA
 

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Ok guys time to find a Jeep.
Budget is 35k all in tax, lic whole deal.
Looking for 2013+ Rubicon JK
no black
Under 100k miles
Automatic
Clean title no accidents.
Must have hard top
 

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You coulda bought my stock 2018 JK Rubicon for that 6 months ago. 33k miles. You should be able to get a decent truck for that.

You want a 4 door right?
 

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Black is not that bad. My Rubicon is black and is used off road 90% of the time. Not as bad to take care of as I thought it would be.
 

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For 35K you should be able to find a newer (14-18) JKU Rubicon or possibly a stockish JLU Sport if you wait for the right deal. Have you looked on the JL forums? Not much on there cheap right now but might be worth keeping an eye on.

 

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Broke on Rubicon, owners got out right before a huge snow storm and the snow never let up enough for recovery and it spent 5 months buried

Readers digest version

Real time forum posting from 2017 on pirates 4x4, long read!
 

JD D05

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Ok guys time to find a Jeep.
Budget is 35k all in tax, lic whole deal.
Looking for 2013+ Rubicon JK
no black
Under 100k miles
Automatic
Clean title no accidents.
Must have hard top
I dont know if you want stock or what. Also not sure exactly if this is the model you want but here are examples I found in my area...




Title isn't specified on either one.
 

bldrinker

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I dont know if you want stock or what. Also not sure exactly if this is the model you want but here are examples I found in my area...




Title isn't specified on either one.
Need a 4 door Rubicon under 35k
 

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Current- 18 JKU, will be my daughter's first car in 5 years
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My old 99 TJ 4.0 standard, loved that thing! My daughter always wanted to go for a ride in the desert

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My son turned 16 last year, lives in Arkansas but i promised to get him his first Car. He picked it out, made me proud!

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bldrinker

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I was looking at that but I don’t see them coming down 6k in price.
my original budget was 25k I bumped it up to 35k. Not going a penny higher.
 

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Came across this one last night. Personally I think he is a little bit high on price. Does have 4:88’s
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I found a 2015 that has a shit ton of upgrades for $35,000. Going to see it on Sunday hopefully I can strike a deal with him if it’s a clean as he says
 

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Don’t mean to jack the thread, BUT, curious what my daughters Jeep might be worth. 2013 Wrangler Sport 2 door, auto, hard top, black. Only additions are Rubicon rims (spare as well), small lift(2”front/1”rear I think), alarm and auto locks. Cloth interior with super high tech roll up windows. It has 44,000 miles and is in great shape. Figured while all the Jeep experts are here I’d ask.
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I didn't read the whole thread but i have a 2011 with 205k miles on it. It's been everywhere. No major problems engine wise, just normal things you would replace. Going to drive it till engine dies and it should still be covered by the lifetime warranty. If not, I'll buy a rebuilt motor for 4k and drive it another 200k+
 

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Ok I’m back in the hunt. Of the 2 I was going to look at 1 sent me more pics it’s not as clean as he said.

The other I just would want to change to much.
 

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Currently building this one. 2004 LJ Unlimited. I’m putting an Eaton True Trac in the rear with an Eaton e locker in the front. 5:13 gears, I picked up a 4” short arm lift with Currie springs, Rock Johnny double adjustable control arms, Fox Shocks, sway bar disconnect and will ad a slip yoke eliminator. This is my first Jeep. The GF has wanted one for a long time.
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Harbor Chevy just kicked me off the lot for no mask.
 

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Wasn’t that one of the 2 that you passed on? What changed your mind?
 

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Wasn’t that one of the 2 that you passed on? What changed your mind?
I went to Long Beach to buy a nice Hard Rock Rubicon. But got kicked off the lot for not wearing a mask. So I decided to go see this in person. Pictures did it no justice. Barely a scratch on it. Underneath doesn’t have any damage at all.

And I think I got it for a nice price. I think the power steering pump is leaking a bit so I’m going to have that looked at. And have my mechanic give it a once over for peace of mind. Plus change all fluids.
 

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Best part is we are leaving for Jawbone canyon Friday morning for 4 days.
So hopefully my credit union can get the lady her check and I can take it out next weekend.
 

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What color was the one at Harbor? Congrats on the new rig.
 
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