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2000 Wrangler, buy or not to buy

Discussion in 'Wrangler TJ (1996-2006)' started by Jeepnewbie, Sep 6, 2019.

  1. Sep 6, 2019 at 12:10 PM
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    Hey everyone, new to the TJ world......
    I have an opportuniy to buy a 2000 TJ at a pretty decent price, it seems pretty clean. However i have read there are alot of frame rot issues.
    Should i move forward with purchase?
    What, where and how should i check for these rust issues? (Sounds like it rots from the inside out)
    Sorry for the ignorance, but i dont want to do this blindly and wanted to ask for experienced help.
    Thanks,
    Terry
     
  2. Sep 6, 2019 at 12:16 PM
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    Welcome.
    What region are you in?
     
  3. Sep 6, 2019 at 12:27 PM
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    Im in michigan. The current owner (not sure how many years) has never driven it in the rain or snow. It was his sunday driver/convertible
     
  4. Sep 6, 2019 at 1:41 PM
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    Get underneath with a hammer and hammer on the frame behind the rear tires all of the frame the floor pan just look it all over underneath how good is the the body how much are they asking $$ how many miles is on it is it 4 or 6 cylinder manual or automatic.
     
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  5. Sep 6, 2019 at 2:16 PM
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    2000 Jeep Wrangler with 130k miles. 4" lift with 33" tires. 6 cyclinder with automatic transmission. Turbo exhaust witn new tail pipe. Also has a new stabilizer shock on the front. It's equipped with a K&N air filter. Killer stero with thumper bass. Seats are in good shape for their age. Photo res doesnt upload so well
    $5500

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  6. Sep 6, 2019 at 2:39 PM
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    If the frame is good and drives good 4w is good doesn’t sound like a bad deal
     
  7. Sep 6, 2019 at 2:56 PM
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    Welcome @Jeepnewbie ....spend some time inspecting the TJ frame>body. Surface rust is usually fine but anything more extensive could be a concern. Trouble spots seem to be where the t/c skid attaches to frame and rear areas of the frame. Post some pics of any suspected rust areas for further internet evaluation.
     
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  8. Sep 6, 2019 at 3:15 PM
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    Ok thank you. Going to look at it monday....standby till then for photos and desperately needed advise
     
  9. Sep 6, 2019 at 3:21 PM
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    What part of Michigan is it? I may drive up this weekend and make a purchase LOL
     
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  10. Sep 6, 2019 at 3:25 PM
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    That orange color is interesting plus the price is nice...
     
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  11. Sep 6, 2019 at 3:33 PM
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    10-4 good luck and welcome
     
  12. Sep 6, 2019 at 3:34 PM
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    I meant Minnesota, yea thats it definitely Minnesota....lol
     
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  13. Sep 9, 2019 at 8:55 PM
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    Ok jeepnewbie R U A new owner or not??
     
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