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Jeep Wrangler. Why Do I Want One?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Restless28, May 28, 2012.

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  1. Restless28

    Restless28

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    It must be the summer, but I have been eyeballing with a little envy and lust some local Wranglers.

    I love my Tahoe, but a nice late model 2 door Wrangler seems very cool. I'm not so much on the lifted ones. A nice one with decent tires and maybe an auto tranny so the wife could drive it seems interesting.

    I did some looking locally, and almost all of the newer Jeeps have 100,000+ miles on them, so they must be reliable?
     
  2. IndianaMatt

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    Jeeps are awesome. The older ones (1990s to early 2000s) were practically bulletproof. Excellent engine was the 4.0 six-banger. I had one that did 150k miles before I sold it. The ONLY thing that vehicle ever needed was oil, gas, brakes, and one rear seal that went out/ That's pretty darn good for an non-Japanese car.
     

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    dotsun Shark Stomper

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    You want one because they're really cool. Mine's a 2000 and it's always gotten me home. I've had to do a lot of maintenance but I'm pretty rough on it.
     
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  4. ChuteTheMall

    ChuteTheMall Wallbuilder and Weapon Bearer

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    Jeep Wrangler. Why Do I Want One?


    Because no matter what car you have, you always want a different one?:headscratch:
     
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  6. Restless28

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    Go crap on someone else's thread. Beat it.
     
  7. G30SF/F-250

    G30SF/F-250 Pinky Out Platinum Member

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    I love mine! It is my new hobby and I am modifying it to be my own.

    I love having a vehicle that I can cut and weld on and not feel bad about it.

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    Custom built rear bumper and LED lights.

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    1" motor mount lift.

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    Slip yoke eliminator kit.

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    Got my winch now I will custom build a front bumper.


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    Installed 3 1/2" BDS springs with 1" shackle lift.

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    Not my Jeep but I ordered a set of front fenders like these yesterday.

    And it goes on and on and on
     
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    I thought you just bought something????

    Btw. I can't say anything bad about a wrangler. They are just plain fun vehicles.

    Why do you want one? Because you probably see yourself as doing hardcore off roading but are really just mallcrawling? (ps....that is 99.9% of 4x4 owners).

    There is the bumper sticker that says...

    You wouldnt understand it's a jeep thing.

    Think of most cars like this. They portray an image. What you drive says a lot about you. You like the image that the jeep portrays (probably you think of yourself as rugged and free....just a guess)

    Dana


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  9. Restless28

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    Neat hobby.
     
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    Stock ones, ehh. But I have some pretty heavily modded ones by me that look like tanks and are cool as hell. Probably getting about 4mpg though.
     
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    Spiffums I.C.P.

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    STONE HIM!!!!!


    Jeeps are great to just drop the top and cruise. What you need to be aware of is 98 to 04 is one body and 07 to NOW is the 4 door.

    Oh and just to tease ya more, this is what I ride around in with the top off.
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    Spiffums I.C.P.

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    JEEP = Just Empty Every Pocket. :rofl:
     
  13. G30SF/F-250

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    Before the Jeep was guns and ammo. When the zombies come I can merge the two.:supergrin:
     
  14. Restless28

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    I like.
     
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    I love them, love the look, love the accessories, but i cant bring myself to own one because of the GARBAGE MPG they get :( . bring it up to 25-28 MPG highway 19-22 city and id buy one :) .

    For me its more the "look" than the actuall utility..I dont really off road more than a few logging trails and say across a field in hunting season all of which I can also do in a Subaru or lesser 4X4..I just love the way they look..HATE the MPG :)

    Want the new 4 door one with the bigger tire package(dont want a smaller 2 door one because I have no want or need for a smaller jeep not enough room/too small)
     
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    They can be fun. There are negatives (like anything) Road noise, MPG, stability are things to keep in mind.
    I have rode some up some dang steep hills (and down SLOWLY)
    My buddy bought one 3 yrs ago. A yr later he traded it for another, then started mods, Every time I call he has another he is working on. :)

    Just watch your driving till you learn limits. I still recall going down road in town and we got a EMS page. Driver made a hard left going downhill. I leaned as far as possible (in rear behind driver) and we didn't go over.... Told him I would drive his jeep from now on.
     
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    You want one because the Wrangler is an awesome 4WD convertible. What other vehicle has both 4WD and convertible?
     
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    I have a 4.0L I6 97TJ w/5 speed manual transmission. The thing is a beast, and eats like one too. Mine gets 14mpg city and high way. Its picky on oil, low oil pressure with standard oils. Weak links so far have been the soft top, and sway bar links. Slowly killing my 2nd top and on my 3rd set of sway bar links. Probably harder on both than I should be. Other than that its been preventative maintenance.

    I have a love hate relationship with the soft half doors. Love them when the tops off, dislike them for day to day with the top on. They add to the noise and are a pain to zip up at high way speeds.
     
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    But it is so true! I thought you wanted a Subaru...or a Hyundai....or.... :supergrin:

    Jeeps are great as long as they are not your daily driver.
     
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