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Old 10-25-2013, 11:05 AM
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Hey everyone...

so i'm thinking i'm not gonna mess with the Ram too much beyond what i have now, me thinx the electrical system in the new ones ('13+) is a little on the prissy side and prob won't take what i wanna throw at it

so, cuz i do wanna do up something for off-roading (and still keep road worthy...i put on 50k+ a year) i'm gonna either grab me a XJ (pre 2001) or might even consider a 4x4 dakota

maybe a 3-4" lift
looking at roughly $3000 original investment before mods

thoughts? or suggestions on another direction?
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Why not buy an older hemi Ram 4x4? A Cherokee is lighter, and the 4.0 is bulletproof, but I can tell you, I have beat the everlovin snot out of my 05 Ram and she's never let me down. I put a winch on the front and even without a lift, it goes anywhere. I use it getting firewood in the roughest terrain, load it with 4,000 lbs green firewood, tow out huge logs, then clean it up on the weekend, take 2 other couples out to a nice restaurant. Sunday, hook up the nitrous and go stomp GM's and Tundras. I really like the torsion bar front end. I put extra rear leafs then jacked up the bars on front.
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hey hydrex, thanx for the reply

1. after the last few days checking out both autotrader and kijiji the 4x4 ram market isn't within the constraints of my search (too much cha-ching ) or nothing i'd be looking to play with. no quads, all longbox or rwd...etc etc

2. i can't even fit my '13 in my garage lol. both the dak and xj look to have such a height that even with a 3-4 up i'll still squeek it in under the door . It also has to be shorter than 16 foot

believe me tho, i did check out the rams first
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xj will fit on narrower trails.
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xj will fit on narrower trails.
thanx

and i hope so, i just grabbed one
cheers!!
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Awesome! My vote would have gone XJ as well, I have one and love it! The longer wheel base = better ground clearance, i.e. approach, break over and departure angles, great for a little rock climbing. I agree, fits better in tighter spots on the trail and with some decent mods you can have an awesome wheeling vehicle, congrats on yours, now let's see some pics!

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tried attaching from here at work, they dunna wanna take so i'll post them from home
she needs some mechanical work (engine, exhaust) but the normally nasty parts are mint (rockers 'n floor)

plan on doing to it all the stuff i can't (or am afraid to try) on my ram
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damn, taking forever to get these to load up....

finally

$1000 for the jeep, gonna drop $1000 or so into the motor
should have it ready for spring trailing for less than $5k
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From what i can see that looks like a damn good deal for 1k!! Good job and im interested to see how this turns out!!
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