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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-09-2001, 07:04 PM
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Should i get a jeep?

THis si going to be my first car and i will be getting one this summer to start rebuilding. I will be using it for mud bogging and mainly the dunes. Will this be good for me? I want a pre 74 jeep so i dont have to pass smog. Are all these really small because this will be my daily dirver and i want to be able to carry friends around.
Is there any way to make a pre 73 cj-5 like a cj-7?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-09-2001, 08:00 PM
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Re: Should i get a jeep?

Nope, it won't do both muddin' and commuting... at least not without spending a great fortune.

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Re: Should i get a jeep?

Well....hmmm
I think jeeps are a good place to learn how to wrench....
Any rig you want to starting 'building' is gonna be expensive, just keep that in mind. But if you can get a good running Jeep you are going to be ahead. I agree with LEVE though, you'll have a tough time if you need the best of both worlds....you may get a mild off roader and a "adequate" commuter.....
A jeep is not what you might call a people mover, 4 is the limit (safely and not neccesarily comfortably ). If you do get a jeep Be careful and have fun!


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Re: Should i get a jeep?



you might also think along the samurai-line... dirt cheap, good in mud, lots of aftermarket, very capable..... but not too good comuting, and realistically its a truck for 2...

keep investigating ...
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Re: Should i get a jeep?

Short Wheelbase vehichles aren't at their best in high-speed environments. This includes mud, sand, and streets. I dont want to discourage you from buying a Jeep, as they are wonderful vehichles, but I dont want to disalusion you either. It will take considerably more modifications to make a CJ perform in these terrains than a full-size vehichle.

A CJ-6, CJ-8 (scrambler) or even a C-101/103 (Jeepster/Commando) would be a good compromise, and fit you and your friends more comfortably. Granted these are more difficult to find and often priced accordingly. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

I've seen a zebra-striped 2-door full-sized Jeep Cherokee with the top chopped off and a custom soft top that was way too cool [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img] These trucks come with much better drivetrain parts than the CJs and usually cost less even. (Indeed, my YJ's sporting and entire '80s J-truck drivetrain now!)

Anyway you swing it you can't beat any Jeep for off-road ability!

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Hey Sycho. Did you know that your YJ links aren't working and the pictures at the bottom of the postal page don't come up?

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if you get a CJ make sure you get one with NO rust or you will hate yourself for it.

Sold the CJ... Cant wait for the next time around!
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Yeah thats a funny story. I hand-wrote a ton of pages, but then I got Frontpage 2000 and decided to use that to upload everything. Well I made 2 or 3 pages and when it uploaded those it deleted everything else. To make matters worse it didn't even fully upload the new pages [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] So...I've bought www.sycho15.com and am working at making one of my computers a server to host my own webpage. Dont hold your breath though as I've got a new operating system (Linux) and a lot of new software (Apache Web Server, etc...) to learn, as well as networking the computers at the house together [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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Re: Should i get a jeep?

Tim's right, if you get a CJ get one with no rust...those are right next to the WWII GPW's still in their crates!
(no rust...you guys slay me)[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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Hey Sycho,

That is great.. I use Linux all the time at work (also as a webserver). You'll love the speed, but it will take you a while to get the hang of it... It isn't the easiest or most user friendly operating system around. Btw, which flavour of Linux are you using?

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