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Old March 11th, 2006, 09:23 AM   #1
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Default Whats your estimated rig build up cost?

Hosejockey did a breakdown of his buggy on misfits, and it got me thinking what I have into my YJ (and some parts that I still have to order) ...

91 YJ tub - $700
Strong YJ Frame - $250
Full Doors - $400
Soft Top w/brackets - $400
TPI Engine with harness - $1200
700r4 - $600
Dana 300 with flip, twin sticked - $450
Front dana 44, $400
Gears, Detroit Locker, Brakes, Seals, lockouts, rebuild kit - $540
Rear 14 Bolt - $125
Gears, locker, rebuild kit, disc conversion, $680
4 link components, complete for parts - $600
PIAA Lights up front, and two reverse - $900
Fox Shox Coil overs rear - $900
BDS Shocks upfront - $170
Fuel cell - $170
Fuel Pump - $120
Body mounts - $140
BDS lift military wrapped lift with boomerang shackles up front - $440
Driveshafts - $890
Cage, $1100
Front bumper - $450
Front warn 9000 winch - $700
Rear ramsey winch - $250
Rear Bumper - $530
37.5" Boggers - $1000
Rims - $300
Exaust/headers - $380
Comfy seats with 5 point harness, $840 for the pair
Fuel lines, brakes lines, $170
Aftermarket steering pump - $260
Hi-Steer setup on front axle - $300
Glow in the dark powder optained illegaly from Stan - $Can't say.
bondo, primer, DA discs, custom paint, custom clearcoat, $800 in parts.

This just is the major components, not including 1000 cans of brake clean, countless bolts, windshield, flat fender kit, sliders, hood, side glass, dash, and a million little things that add up quick..

I'm sitting at an estimated $17,155, and ALL I have to show for this is a Frame right now..

As soon as it is linked, I will be able to start reassembly.

Anybody who tells you to build a jeep, please don't.. Just buy one.

Because I know as soon as I am done with this $20,000 build, that I could only turn around and sell it for $8k.

The only benefit I will have is knowing that it is built very well, and I won't always be wondering what was halfassed while driving through a really nasty trail.
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Old March 11th, 2006, 09:40 AM   #2
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$17,156.00

Cuz' mine will be better.
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Cuz' mine will be better.


and what the hell does your sig mean?

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Hmm...

Not too much really, rear reciever, grille guard/winch mount, bit of wiring here and there. Can't outwardly recall, probably in the 6-750 range, about to jump to well over twice that
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and what the hell does your sig mean?

You're weird


You wouldn't understand.

I'm just a mf'in baller yo.
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You wouldn't understand.

I'm just a mf'in baller yo.
whatever dude.
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whatever dude.


Shudup and get in the barn.
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Old March 11th, 2006, 09:49 AM   #8
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99TJ DD w/ 85,000 miles.


99 TJ - 20,000

31" Tires '01 - $500

32" Tires '06 - $650 (est.) (purchasing soon)

2" Spacers '00 - Free (Thanks RICK)

Front Shocks '05 - $50

JKS Quicker Disconnects '02 - $100

ORV Stickers '98,'99,'00,'01,'02,'03,'04,'05, '06 - $155 (est.)


Tires could be considered maintenance since I waited for the stock tires to wear out before upgrading. I also waited for the 31's to wear out before upgrading to 32s. ORV stickers aren't a mod.

I've spent about $150 on "mods" over the past 8 years.

My mods = $18.75 per year. I drive the Jeep every day and could take it wheeling today if I wanted.
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Old March 11th, 2006, 09:50 AM   #9
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just to make you feel a little better, I bought my rig from AEV brand new in 99 for $30,ooo and about 6 years later and a few upgrades it still only has 35k on the odometer.
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just to make you feel a little better, I bought my rig from AEV brand new in 99 for $30,ooo and about 6 years later and a few upgrades it still only has 35k on the odometer.
offtopic, but PM me if you have that output shaft I need....

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When will you be moving this to the recycle bin?

So you have no jeep to drive?
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When will you be moving this to the recycle bin?

So you have no jeep to drive?
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Shudup and get in the barn.
yo. mr hiphop.. how you likin that laffy taffy?
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as it is currently sitting i have about 4k into it.. with about another 2k to put into it..

Wrecked 99TJ Tub $700
TJ Hood $75
TJ Grille $100
YJ Frame $0
2k Toyota Celica Seats $150
4pt Harnesses $75
22RE/DualCases/8" Axles $500
38x12.5 SXs $800
15x8" Wheels $350
WheelSpacers $150
Front Wagoneer Springs $150
gotpropane.com kit $895
LongfieldSuper30(Cryo) $635
Marlin Crawler Highsteer $199
Crap Sold off Jeep $-600
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I don't have your kinda money...

In the Toyota? About $4000

Truck 1: $500
Truck 2: $400
Steel: $300
Hi steer: $300 (new from marlin crawler, includes 1.25" dom links)
Dual T-case adapter $350 (new from marlin crawler)
36" swampers on 15x8 steel rims: $800 (new rins, 500 miles on tires)
12k lb winch $400 (new)
Power steering box: $65
Suspension: $120
Shocks: $60
Extended brake lines: $75
Laser cut crossmember center section: $65
1.5" wheel spacers: $120
Tach: $40
Misc Auto parts store costs: $300
Misc bolts/hardware: $100
Flowmaster muffler + tubing: $100
Extra pair of axles with 4.88 gears: $250
Extra pair of doors: $50
Other misc used parts: $100 (several t-cases, radiators, starters, etc)
Lock Rite: $150 (used)

Sell offs:

Wheels and tires from truck #1: $150
Front axle from truck #2: $200

Additional parts to still sell:

Weber 38 carb + adapter and K&N:
2 power steering boxes
1 manual steering box
other small parts

I expect $300 from those sales.

Total spent: ~$4650

Total sales: $350

Total estimated sales: $300

Net Cost: ~$4000

Which gets me my truck, plus front and rear spare axles, spare drivehshafts, spare t-case, spare radiator, starter, alternator, fuel injection, and a lot of other spares...



In the famous words of, well, YOU,: Not to be a dick, but...

You aren't exactly building a Jeep, you are more assembling a Jeep.

Yeah, if you are starting from complete ground up, and buying your parts, thats about the most expensive way possible to build a rig. And $15000-$20000 sounds correct for a Jeep on 37s if you build it that way.

But, also, you aren't exactly being thrifty on parts:

$2200 in suspension alone
$1000 in bumpers
Another $1000 in winch(es)
$4000 in drivetrain
$1100 in a cage.
$1300 in tires

You got $10k-$11k right there in the basics. For a Jeep on 37s. Could be riding a long arm TJ on 37s for similar costs..

Its all in what you want to do.

I build my stuff from scratch because:

A) I fab stuff so its cheap. Example: My bumpers, winch mounts, suspension, roll bar, and driveshafts, I have $500 into. $700 if you count the $200 to step up to a 175A MIG welder($400 - $200 sale of my old welder)

B) Its exactly how I want: everythings cut off and relocated to exactly where I want it.

C) Its a lot of fun to build trucks from scratch..

Wouldn't do it any other way...


Kinda like why I sold my SRT-4 and bought a 15 year old honda civic.. The SRT-4, everything is a bolt on kit and $$$$$.. the honda, I can get a junkyard turbo and rewrite the fuel and ignition maps myself.. for the sam eprice as a turbo kit, I Can build the kit, buy a laptop and an wideband setup, and a rom burner..

Plus its more fun to do more with less. People hate shitbox hondas and rusty toyotas..
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nyxis, did you just reply, then quote yourself?

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The Grand was purchased in 1995 for 12,000.00 DD service until 02 . Daughter banged up the front end and it set a year or more then i built it into a wheeler . Repair , build up cost around 5 grand .

I suppose you could say i have 17,000.00 in it but it has served us well since 1995 :gman:

06 H3 31,0000.00 with a Gm discount . Iv wheeled it twice , thats 15,500.. per trip . Damn i need a cheaper hobby

99 Dodge dually 4x4 cummins 4:10 gears limited slip with a warn 9500 . 38,000.00 when new . Iv wheeled this many many times , But it pays me a minimum of 100 bucks per trip off road .
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But, also, you aren't exactly being thrifty on parts:

$2200 in suspension alone
$1000 in bumpers
Another $1000 in winch(es)
$4000 in drivetrain
$1100 in a cage.
$1300 in tires
yes, I agree....

The cage is overkill, but I think they look sweet, and the bumpers have alot of bling to them that I could go basic and save some money...

rear winch isn't really necessary, but I have it, so what the hell. :tonka:
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But it pays me a minimum of 100 bucks per trip off road .



I need one of those!
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nyxis, did you just reply, then quote yourself?

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lol.. yeah meant to edit :) .. but hit reply instead..
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