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Selling the CJ for a down payment on a Rubicon....

I'm considering selling the CJ for a down payment on a new rubicon TJ. I'll put everything down except for about $1500 that I'll keep for a lift. Anyway here's what I have on my CJ....
78CJ7 258 with 50k miles dual exhaust
CJ T18 with 6.32 1st gear dana 20 t.c.
4wd fiberglass body w/ herculined interior
full roll cage with a 6 point tie in
scout rear d44 w/ 3.73 limited slip completely rebuilt
narrowed cherokee d44 front 3.73 with hi steer setup completely rebuilt
warn x8000i dual optimas
33x12.50 bf goodrich mud terrain on 15x10 american racing wheels
Of course it has a lot of other thing like warn premium hubs and stainless braided brake lines....
Any ideas on where I should start on price. I realize I can't get back what I've put into it, but I am hoping for a good chunk to use a downpayment.What about ebay?

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Re: Selling the CJ for a down payment on a Rubicon....

Personally, I wouldnt sell it. Say ya sell it for $5k. you keep $1.5k for the lift and stuff. Leaves $3.5k for the down payment. I'd rather save up the extra $3.5 or get better financing from your bank or SOMETHING. Tj's are nice. The Rubicons should be cool. My philosophy with cars is never buy anything the first year its produced. Too many problems. I bet the rubicons will be in a lot for serivcing of the lockers and crap. Keep the CJ, build it to the performace level that will beat the Rubicon (wont take much more looking at your upgrades) and buy a base TJ.
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Re: Selling the CJ for a down payment on a Rubicon....

I wouldn't sell the CJ either. You're going to put a load of money into the Rubicon to bring it anywhere near your CJ.

The lift is just the start. You'll need a new cage, tires, and you'll hate yourself the first day you slam that expensive sheetmetal against something (though the sting goes away as I've found with my non-trail TJ thanks to road debris).

I'd keep the CJ and look for the good interest rate. My 60 month was 3.9% and they just had (still?) 0% financing!

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Re: Selling the CJ for a down payment on a Rubicon....

$1500 is actually way on the low side for a good tj lift... a slip yoke eliminator and cv driveshaft is at least $400. any decent 4=" lift is close to 2k....
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Re: Selling the CJ for a down payment on a Rubicon....

you've got about 1500 for a decent lift, but dont forget about another 1000-2000 for a new wheel/tire package. Plus all the other good stuff. keep the CJ!
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Re: Selling the CJ for a down payment on a Rubicon

Hmm...looks like I'll be saving more then!! Either way, I'm thinking about it!

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Re: Selling the CJ for a down payment on a Rubicon

Also, that pretty warranty that comes with the Rubicon will void the minute you touch it, and since its the first year, im sure there will be problems, especially with all the goodies in it, and you will want that warranty. I say keep the CJ.
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Re: Selling the CJ for a down payment on a Rubicon

i'd wheel the rubicon bone stock and make them fix it... every week,,,
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Re: Selling the CJ for a down payment on a Rubicon

If it were me I'd definetly keep the CJ and wait a year or two before jumping into the rubicon. There are ALWAYS bugs to be worked out on new models. Just my 2 cents though!!!

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Re: Selling the CJ for a down payment on a Rubicon....

Has anyone gotten an aprox price out of Jeep yet. As of a couple of weeks ago, the Jeep dealers I talked to did not know yet. My bet- $30k and change. Also, they are only going to make 8,000 of them this year, so it may be like trying to buy a PT Cruser when they first came out.

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