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New to the forum thought id get some tips/opinions on what to look for in a used jeep. I currently have a v6 dodge magnum so this move to the srt8 for graduation will be great. I'm new to the jeeps but my old man had a 08 srt chally so I'm kinda familiar with it. also ive been saving and have about 10k saved up I'm thinking a 426 kit and a viking nag1 or a kenne bell and a nag1. Theres a cobalt ss in town thats running 11's and the only car to ever beat him was a supercharged ls3 camaro so what would be my most bang for the buck thanks! :)
 

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Look at the transfer case.
 

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Look at the transfer case.
Definitely! Also take a look at the entire driveline. I bought my 06 used, transfercase was messed up and the differentials/mounts were all in beat shape. Thank god I bought the extended warranty for the truck, had the driveline completely replaced, practically payed for itself lol
 

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Definitely! Also take a look at the entire driveline. I bought my 06 used, transfercase was messed up and the differentials/mounts were all in beat shape. Thank god I bought the extended warranty for the truck, had the driveline completely replaced, practically payed for itself lol
so what would it look like if it was good vs beat on? like dents and such?
 

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Check for any vibration @ 70ish mph. If factory goodyears are on it check the front inside tires for separation. Check the driveline out well, make sure it drives/shifts good. Maybe inspect the drive line fluids to make sure maintenance was kept up on.


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The best way to check: get a well-season mechanic to have a look at it, preferable one that you know personally and is willing to take a good look.

The terrible half-assed way: put the truck up in the air, make a fist and hit the drive shaft or differential (decent amount of force. Don't make a blow with everything you got, you'll break a bone). If it shakes/vibrates violently, probably not road worthy since it'll do the same when you hit a bump in the road.

LISTEN TO THE CAR WHEN YOU SHUT IT OFF. Open the door while the truck is on and shut the engine off. If it makes a weird metal clanking/cracking noise, tc is definitely bad. Here's an example of what I mean, go to 0:47:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&NR=1&v=Evki6U9BNPI
 
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