Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: North Central Washington
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Sell or Keep 2008 JKUR w/135,000 miles.
I bought my JKUR new in 2008 for a killer deal. 28K our the door, 150 miles on it because it was a dealer transfer.
I am the original owner, and it came with the life time warranty, although it's probably voided.
Here's my dilemma. I have wheeled the hell out of this Jeep. I maintain the hell out of it too, but at 135K, stuff is starting to wear out. I installed a complete Teraflex long arm pre-runner kit last year to replace all the RK stuff I wore out. The shitty bilt bumper is getting rusty and has been straightened numerous times, the XRC8500 winch is looking pretty ragged and will need a new synthetic line soon, the body has numerous small wounds due to me actually using as a Jeep was intended.
I don't have much time to go out specifically to go wheeling. I also live and work in the woods, so what many may consider a 4x4 adventure, sometimes is just what I call a commute to a job site.
Even though I can make this Jeep last another 100K miles, should I? Is it time to sell? If I do sell, I may wait until the new JL pick-up is available to replace it. I can drive my wife's Hemi Commander (also thinking of selling) and she can drive our economy car (Mini Cooper S, also should sell)
The decision I have to make is, keep my JK as a toy and drive something else for work, or get a new JL and drive my toy to work. How long do other daily driver JK owners keep theirs for?
Even though I have loved having a Jeep on 35's with really great suspension, I may keep the next one close to stock. My Rubicon made it 95% of where I wanted it to stock, and used a lot less parts, and fuel than it does now.
2008 JKU Rubicon
TerraFlex 4" coils
Smitty SRC Bumper
Smitty XRC Winch
Hella Rally 4000's
Hella H4 Headlight conversion
Diablo In Tune
American Racing Mojave 17x8
Cooper AT3 315/70/17
140K pretty much trouble free miles despite the constant abuse.