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#21792 of 23393 Finally got me a Wrangler...
Jul 03, 2006 (9:32 pm)
Hey everybody, I posted back in May with questions on buying a 2006 Jeep Wrangler X. Well, I ended up gettin it right after memorial day. I'm only 18, so help from Mom and family helped a lot with the car buying processes. I got the price down to something I could afford and am now driving, with GREAT pride, a brand new Wrangler!!!
Its a black, trail rated X model. The only options on it is A/C and Cruise Control (for the drive to college this fall). I am having a blast and look forward to asking all of ya'll advice when I get up some money to start "buffing" it up, probably be a few years though...
Have I hugged my Jeep today?!?!? Heck, I hug mine everyday!!!
#21793 of 23393 Re: Finally got me a Wrangler... [iwntajeep]
Jul 04, 2006 (2:17 pm)
Welcome! That bright shining light I see in the distance has to be that great, big grin still on your face, right?
Now you can tell everyone just how much FUN the Wrangler is. When they look at you like your crazy you can say, "It's a Jeep thing, you wouldn't understand." Does anyone know where that came from?
#21794 of 23393 Re: Finally got me a Wrangler... [iwntajeep]
Jul 04, 2006 (4:27 pm)
Congrats!!!! Have fun and pay attention to the short wheel base. What tires did it come with? Soft top or hard top? 5 speed? Go Easy and Have Fun. John
#21795 of 23393 Re: Finally got me a Wrangler... [koolbreeze2]
Jul 04, 2006 (6:38 pm)
Thanks! It came with the tires that come stock on the Sport model b/c I payed a lil more for those. So I didn't have to get those lil' steal wheels set. Its a dark slate gray soft top. Its an '06 model so its a 6-speed. In the next couple years I would like to beef it up a lil bit with a small lift like 2 or 3 inches and put maybe 31" tires on there... just depends on what I want when I save up the money... thats when I'll be comin to everyone on here for advice. Plus I will prolly get a hardtop sometime soon.
I'm havin a ball with it! Every time I have a few days in a row of no rain in the forecast, the top comes down. I absolutely love it, and I've wanted a Wrangler for a good three years so its like I'm dreamin that I finally have one. I just hope I never wake up if it is a dream!!
#21796 of 23393 Well, I think I'm finally done with the mods...
Jul 05, 2006 (6:02 am)
Got my rear and side armor on over the long weekend, but I still need to install backup lights (and wire em).
This stuff is STOUT!
About the only additional stuff I'd add would be a stronger tie rod, front D30 differential armor, and hopefully a cage upgrade.
Now, I'm ready for Windrock!
Jul 05, 2006 (9:33 am)
eventhough I'm not financially ready to put a lift on my Jeep, I've still been lookin because basically I'm obsessed... haha... anyway, I found this deal that Rough Country is running on a 4" lift. I just want some feedback on how good a deal it is, and if its quality is good. The deal can be found here http://www.roughcountry.com/Jeep_TJ_4in.htm
Thanks and I'll be lookin forward to the responses...
#21798 of 23393 Re: Lift question... [iwntajeep]
Jul 05, 2006 (10:03 am)
What do you want to achieve with a lift when you can afford it? Looking cool on the street is just as reasonable an ambition as being fully capable on an extreme trail.
However, it's important to be honest with yourself at the beginning in order to get both the best suited and the best value. For instance, for serious off-road use a more complex and better engineered lift will be required. As usual, you tend to get what you pay for. The biggest plus for the lift you're looking at is its low price.
#21799 of 23393 Re: Finally got me a Wrangler... [iwntajeep]
Jul 05, 2006 (12:09 pm)
You are one happy Jeeper! Don't forget to use the "search this discussion" option when you have questions or just want to better inform yourself. There is alot of info to be obtained from the search option. Start with your tires so you get a sence of how they handle in rain/snow. Info on lifts,etc. Good luck and don't let friends drive your dream. Go Easy, John
#21800 of 23393 Re: Finally got me a Wrangler... [iwntajeep]
Jul 05, 2006 (1:44 pm)
Remember to look very pained at all your friends when they say "let's take your car" and say..."It's not a car. It's a Jeep."
Probably most of the people on this forum over 30 have at least one, maybe more, Jeeps that they wish they had never sold. We still keep pictures of them. So, do the maintenance, park in the shade, drive SLOWLY (I cannot emphasize this enough, treat this thing as a Mustang even one time and you can really get into trouble), wash off the road salt, etc. Keep it forever if you can.
Welcome to this unique little group. I'm in a few different forums re: Jeeps, and this one is one of the friendliest by far, as well as offering useful advice and minimal use of the word "XTREME". And we have Tom and Mac and Paul and John and Mtngal and...well, you get the idea. Post a pic of your new ride when you can!
#21801 of 23393 Re: Finally got me a Wrangler... [iwntajeep]
Jul 05, 2006 (3:03 pm)
CONGRATULATIONS ON THE NEW WRANGLER!
I'm sorry I'm a couple days late in sending along these congratulations, but this is my first time on the board since you posted.
You received good advice already... KEEP YOUR SPEED DOWN with that Jeep. Don't try to take corners at the same speeds as you would in a car. The very things that make a Jeep such a great off road vehicle, like the short wheel base, the narrow track, and the high ground clearance (which means a high center of gravity) are just the opposite of what you would want for good cornering.
Don't be in a big rush to add mods. Take your time to learn how everything relates before jumping into mods. Almost anything you do to modify your Jeep will mean that something else has to be changed as well.
Post some pics!
Have you hugged your Jeep today?