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Update: Cool Jeep, priced fairly, not for me

I met the owner (great guy, knows way more about car mechanicals than me, built most of this himself), took it for a spin, and crawled around underneath for a while. Hurrah for lifted vehicles.

Very much built for off-roading, which I like and would enjoy, but it would take a lot of work to make me happy with it on the road.

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Photo: Moi
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It’s only an hour and a half from the park where I’m staying this week, so I plan to check it out Friday.

(I know, I know, I find a new XJ to fall in love with every couple of weeks, but I have the funds and it’s a manual and a 4.0L and 4wd and superficially at least seems like a solid build.)

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I could do without the snorkel, or the oversized tires that will kill my back, and I’d like a back seat. But it would be fun to take on the trails that I’ve avoided for years because my LJ is just too fragile.

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