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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-10-2002, 12:47 AM
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Jeep Questions , Help!!

Hi, I am about to buy another Jeep after going without one for the last 2 years. I had older CJ-5's in the past (65 CJ-5 W/134, & 72 CJ-5 W/304). I am looking for a CJ-7. I am going to look at a 1978 CJ 7 with a stock, smog legal 304. It has 4.11 gears with a Model 20 witha older Detroit Locker in the rear and a Dana 30 & a Powerlock in the front. It has a NP 435 transmission. The seller is asking $5500 for it and is the original owner. It has the hard top and doors a full cage and a 2 1/2" lift with 33's. I guess my question what are the pro's and con's of the 304 vs the 258. Are there any issues with extreme frame flex (my 72 was terrible, the drivers side frame horn was abouyt 2 inches higher than the other side. I am not into extreme rockcrawling but I want a rig that won't leave me stranded and will be comfortable. Any opinions would be great. Would I be better off with a 258 in a wide track CJ-7?
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