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Ranger Or Wrangler

ok so my dad thinks he might want to sell the wrangler. its a 1998 tj 4.0 5 speed with a 4 inch teraflex lift with 31's. we got it from the junk yard and had to fix the front end. it got hit in the front right and we had to put new mounts on the axle and everything to fix it. then we replaces every steering bushing and suspension bushing on the whole thing. it has the dana 30 in the front and a 44 in the back with a limited slip. it has a salvage title because it was totaled. my dad says he will sell it to me for 4000 and we bought it for 3500 and put atleast 800 into new parts. i could probably get 5000-5500 for my truck (maby) and then id have a grand t spend on the jeep. my truck is a 1998 ranger xtra cab 4x4, 3.0 5 speed. it has the 7.5 open with 3.73's. interior mads mostly with 31's on 15x7 egle wheels. now the pros and cons

Jeep pros:
will offroad way better than my ranger ever will
solid axle
more power
more aftermarket parts
shorter wheelbase
manual transfer case
can seat 4 people easyer than a ranger

Jeep cons:
drives like ****
squrily
cant haul any thing
hardly enough room to keep the tools i have in my toolbox
cant really tow

Ranger pros:
drives great
can haul things
can tow SOME things
good for just driving around town
works pretty good offroad (expecially after i get an torsen 8.8 and an aussie locker in the front)
nice interior
locking hubs

Ranger cons:
long wheel base (for offroading)
to much truck after the rear tires
3.0= less power
electric 4x4
will never be able to keep up with the jeep (mostly on rocks)


now i also think about how i offroad. i go every weekend and am in offroad clubs around here but there is nothing realy THAT hardcore. now if i live by the rubicon or moab i would deffinatly take the jeep. plus jeep dont have as many enging problems as the ranger. (iac and idle problems im having). and i really like the ranger but i just dont know. what do u guys think.
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though the offroad performance is great and more power is nice, if you drive it daily you will hate it. they handle like crap and lack the creature comforts that the ranger has. just my opinion but i could never not have a truck. it would kill me to have to call a freind to borrow his truck so i can haul a tv or refrigerator or a load of dirt. keep the truck, or save up and have both! just my 2 cents
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I would keep the Ranger over the wrangler. Never have liked Jeeps and know to many people that have got really hurt in them so I will never own one.
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ya it deffinatly drives like crap and ya both would be nice. also the jeep doesnt have a/c
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No A/C? Screw that then
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I personally would try to have both. But if I had to choose between a DD or a wheeler, I would go with the DD. And a Jeep just sucks at doing that.
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Stay away from the salvage title. That really reduces the value.
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lol, your dad is reaming you on the price. That thing isnt worth $4000, no matter what he put into it...it has a salvage title. Keep the Ranger man.
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lol, your dad is reaming you on the price. That thing isnt worth $4000, no matter what he put into it...it has a salvage title. Keep the Ranger man.
thats true but in all reality the jeep is worth what your willing to pay for it. so if you really want that jeep and dont mind paying that much than thats up to you.
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here at ranger-forums we prefer rangers over wranglers.
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here at ranger-forums we prefer rangers over wranglers.
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thats true but in all reality the jeep is worth what your willing to pay for it. so if you really want that jeep and dont mind paying that much than thats up to you.
True, I would give him 3K depending on how many miles it has. How many miles are on the jeep? If you are not planning on selling it, then I say go for it. I'm just saying that the salvage title will kill the value of it if you ever try to sell it after getting it.
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True, I would give him 3K depending on how many miles it has. How many miles are on the jeep? If you are not planning on selling it, then I say go for it. I'm just saying that the salvage title will kill the value of it if you ever try to sell it after getting it.
oh yeah, the salvage title will hurt resale no doubt. some arent concerned with resale, like me. my truck has a salvage title, but i didnt care because i didnt buy it and fix it with the intention of selling it. so yeah, as long as he doesnt care about resale i say go for it.
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A salvage title may also cause problems getting financing.
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A salvage title may also cause problems getting financing.
thats true if hes trying to get a car loan. personal loan is an option
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keep the ranger!
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Keep the ranger. Wranglers drive and ride like crap. They are also small and cramped and the 4.0L gets around 15 MPG from what I hear.
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the 4.0L gets around 15 MPG from what I hear.
Still beats my 4.0 Ranger. But yea, keep the Ranger
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both, I have a 93 Yj for fun 4cyl, 5spd all stock but the leafs are bending the other way
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ya im not planning on selling it and i wouldnt need a loan since i would sell my truck to buy it. and the jeep as 87,xxx. and ya it is very tight inside but idk. also i only get like 13mpg in my 3.0 ranger.
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keep the ranger
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i would take the better daily driver if thats what it will be used as.
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I say keep the truck.
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if you get 13mpg on your 3.0 i sure as hell don't want to know what i get. its obviously worse.
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