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98 vs 04

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by bwbski, Mar 4, 2004.

  1. bwbski

    bwbski

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    how is the new tranny? are there any other major changes? i have a 98 and am thinking bout getting a new one. thanks
     
  2. cruiserdan

    cruiserdan SupportingVendor Emeritus Moderator

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    18 inch wheels

    Rear seat entertainment

    Navigation

    5 speed trans

    About 62k :eek:
     
  3. Landpimp

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    heck if I know......but them new ones are 60k+.....

    FWIW profit is 7kish at MSRP ;)

    old ones had 10k profit in em.

    18" wheels I think, runs on reg not premium. Lots of neato nav and DVD stuff.

    Dash is layed out different(I like the new gauges)
     
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    Dan.........jinks :D
     
  5. cruiserdan

    cruiserdan SupportingVendor Emeritus Moderator

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    [quote author=Landpimp link=board=2;threadid=12550;start=msg115142#msg115142 date=1078437757]
    Dan.........jinks :D
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    Sort of, :D

    I had you by 2 minutes and 17 seconds 8)
     
  6. Landpimp

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    But I am only using one hand.......smashed the other in a 2 hole punch at work......who said Real Estate wasnt dangerous :flipoff2:

    [quote author=cruiserdan link=board=2;threadid=12550;start=msg115146#msg115146 date=1078437928]
    Sort of, :D

    I had you by 2 minutes and 17 seconds 8)
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    Dan's probably using 1 hand, too. Looking at Cruiser porn :).
     
  8. cruiserdan

    cruiserdan SupportingVendor Emeritus Moderator

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    Yer SICK ::)

    Ever seen a RHD 80 with........ :flipoff2:
     
  9. mustardfj40

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    A family friend after drooling after my '98 for years, bought their '04 cruiser, well it has bunch more electronic gadgets but from a pure cruiserhead perspective, I would get a nice low mile '98 UZJ100 and '97 FZJ80 for the same price or cheaper than a brandnew '04.

    /td
     
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    When I bought my '98 UZJ100, I parked next to a '04 and couldn't find the extra $40K they ask for the new one. They are nice though, if money was no object...
     
  11. e9999

    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    the 04 has the rear camera too with the Nav system as an option I believe. I would like to have that. May save a kid someday...

    the 5 speed is terrific. Much better than the older. It feels much peppier to me even though the HPs are about the same.

    I would stay away from the 18" wheels option if you plan on doing offroading at some point.

    Oh, get the tow package option...

    E
     
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    The new 04's have alot of newer electronic controlled goodies including........up hill assist, down hill assist, tire pressure monitoring, rear video w/nav, numerous cup holders, curving headlamps, seat heaters, inverter, etc.

    The 5-speed tranny is awesome - drove a the GX470 the other day, and the tranny just shifts so smooth, keeps pulling through all the gears, etc.

    It also has some type of "active suspension" system as an option, can't remember the name / but complicated system

    Also has a nice price tag................add 10 to 12K for the 470

    Joe