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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-03-2001, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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85 CJ7 Laredo-stock or built?

I have acquired a stock 85 Laredo that has had an engine fire. I have taken the body totally apart to have it painted. While it is off i was thinking of putting a 4" suspension lift on it.

When i finally get it reassembled i will probably be selling it.

My question is would i get more out of it leaving it stock or with the lift and 33" tires on it?

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Re: 85 CJ7 Laredo-stock or built?

I would think you would get more out of it with the lift and tires on it. How much more is hard to say. Is it worth your time and money, only you can decide that.

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Re: 85 CJ7 Laredo-stock or built?

Around here stockers are in great demand. So many people have modified their Jeeps a stocker to start from scratch with is a real find. You won't get the money out of the lift and bigger tires that you put into it. If you plan on just turning around a selling it a stocker IMO is the way to go. Its kind of like finding a stock VW bug.

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Re: 85 CJ7 Laredo-stock or built?

I second that.

You never get what you put in.
Trick is to hold onto it, only mod for yourself.
Then when the wife says it's time to move on and get a family vehicle, you have to hope it's not worth selling.

Do you think insurance will cover the carb if it some how "teleports" behind the tires of a 350 with dualies?
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