Originally Posted by TheGeek
New member here. Really digging the amount of work you're putting into this project (I love projects filled with tons of pics, it shows that you take pride in what you do) If I may ask, how much do you have invested and how much are you planning to make on it? I just purchased my first Jeep yesterday (2001 WJ also), so I'm just kinda curious.
Right now I stand at about $3000, purchase price was $2k, plus about $500 in fees and taxes to get it home($75 for a tow, buyer fee, state sales tax, etc etc).
I was originally hoping for $3200 to 3300 to repair it, but between paint, a windshield, radio, and the key programming, I'm going to hit 3500.
In my region 4200-4300 would be on the very low end, similar vehicles to mine are in the asking price of 5-6. I think $4500 would be a fair price for it. I know my XJ pricing better than WJ, but I think I priced my last three XJ's well, my last XJ sold for $3600 in three days(asking 4k), the one before that sold in 11 hours(from 3k to 2600), and before that in 6 days from asking 4200 to 3700). Final asking price will be determined by condition when I'm done with it, and what I feel the market will support at the time.
To determine price generally I look at what all comparable vehicles within a 1 to 2 year range(so 2000 to 2002 or 1999 to 2003) with similar mileage and options, I plot this data and then use a linear regression to find a general trendline, and run that for my mileage and options. I think it works well and I usually underprice my vehicle from what that shows so that it sells quick. Being just a little bit cheaper than the other guys works wonders.
Originally Posted by MJohnson92
My favorite thing is the set of WJ gauges on the counter behind your beer. Hahaha
Actually those are a set of KJ gauges for another project - I am installing a 2.5 CRD motor from an 2002-2004 KJ 2.5 w/manual trans into an 88 MJ with a 2001 XJ interior. Since the XJ uses the CCD bus(like the ZJ and many older Chrysler vehicles from the 90s) the gauge cluster will not work with the PCI bus(like the WJ, 2002+ TJ, KJ, WK etc etc use). I originally planned(and still will give it a try) to use 2002 TJ PCI gauges, these are dimensionally indenticle the XJ gauges, but use the PCI bus. I found a 2002 KJ at a yard and decided that it would be a good idea to grab those gauges since I know they are compatible to the Bosche EDC15 PCI bus I can at least adapt them somehow if the TJ PCI cluster is partially or wholly incompatible with the KJ PCI bus. Generally those things are fine, but it only takes one gauge being funky to make the whole cluster unusable.