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post #1 of 12 Old 06-23-2011, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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155k mile Jeep Rubicon

SO the question is what would you pay for a 150K+ mile jeep wrangler unlimited rubicon with almost 155k miles, auto, hardtop and thats about it? I plan on putting a new engine/trans in it (Hemi or diesel) so not big of an issue. What else should i look out for? What other expenses can I forsee in the near future besides mods?!?

It appears to be completely stock and never been offroad. Needs new tires as well, which isnt an issue since I would replace them when I lift it anyways. Let me know what you all think!
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You're basically replacing everything you will really worry about on a high mileage vehicle.. so toss out a very very low ball offer and see if it flies..if not work up from there..
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It is a 2007, sorry.

That is what I was thinking but I was just curious what else I need to fix/repair or will need to soon. I don't want to tell them X when in reality it is going to cost me more than that to repair it. Anyone else with really high miles currently have any input?
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Seems like of you're doing a hemi swap, the only things left worth worrying about are axel related or maybe A/C related. You keeping the same transfer case?

I think this thing is finally coming together. Still Needed: drive shafts, frame mount rails...then done son! For a while...
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Seems like of you're doing a hemi swap, the only things left worth worrying about are axel related or maybe A/C related. You keeping the same transfer case?
I agree with jaybee only thing else to look into would be axle/drivetrain related like drive shafts ball joints rod ends ect.
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Yeah, I am doing either a hemi or a diesel.

I didn't plan on changing out the transfer case unless I needed too.

Ball joints would be a must with the added weight of a diesel if I went that route.
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Thats some serious miles on an 07 JK. Might be highest mileage one yet. I couldn't imagine paying over 10 for that with that type of mileage.
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ball joints will def be bad, and it wil prob have clunky steering, the rest will be replaced anyway.

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ball joints will def be bad, and it wil prob have clunky steering, the rest will be replaced anyway.
How would you help the clunky steering? I am trying to get the costs of all the repairs/fixes?

I assume steering shaft and maybe hydraulic steering assist as well since I am already putting on an RK Pro Mid arm kit? Sorry new to jeeps, I come from the sports/classic car world.

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