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Jeep Wrangler, SUV
May 03, 2012 (1:06 am)
For more then 4 years we regretted ever selling our 1999 Jeep Wrangler that we worked so hard on. Hand painting the camo and adding allot of simply adjustments to personalize "muffin". Spent years dreaming of when we had the doors off and just drove for days.. For some strange reason my wife wanted to get into a 2004 Jeep Commander.. this was the worse jeep we've ever had.. suffering through the issues, bad repairs and a number of misjudged upgrades.. So as of this past Monday the 30th.. we found a great deal on a used 2008 Jeep Wrangler X.. and my wife said this is be our last Jeep.. I've always said; never say never, cause you know when she sees a new jeep she'll want another one. So till then, I expect to have the doors off and replaced with soft doors, relocate the mirrors, take out the rear seat, throw all the camping gear in the back and just have fun.. again.
#23377 of 23397 Re: Back In The Game [ourjeeplife]
May 03, 2012 (3:21 pm)
Congrats on getting back into a Wrangler, ourjeeplife! Good move!
Have you hugged your Jeep today?
May 08, 2012 (1:23 pm)
Thanks Nona and Shawn.
Got my jeep back from service today. Everything is right with my world. Some vehicles need more attention than others but if you bought a factory extended warranty and have a good service advisor and a good mechanic that work for a good guy like Jamie, life is a lot less complicated.
May 11, 2012 (11:14 am)
Been working very hard to get the word out.. and my efforts haven't gone unheard.. Just Yesterday got a few things from DayStar.. and a few days before some new Husky Liners mud guards.. I've been contacted by K&N, Krylon and Mequiar's but have yet to hear anything back..
The "Fallen Hero Project" is slow going.. I do have some exiting news.. Whitney my niece has offered to pose for me wearing the New DayStar 35th Anniversary t-shirt beside and in the jeep.. Although I'm not a professional photographer.. and I have a very limited camera.. I'll do my best to post images via my blog site soon after.
#23380 of 23397 "More dealership stupidity"
May 12, 2012 (10:23 am)
As I wrote above, I only have a login here but also read elsewhere.
The above title is a thread elsewhere. If that was my local dealership I would be into a new ride from another manufacturer that day. Did that with the CRD. But funny, I use that dealership for my JK which is under new ownership again. It was more of the lousy CRD and lack of dealership/mechanic knowledge of a limited production vehicle. It seems initial ownership is great until a few miles go by on some vehicle lines.
#23382 of 23397 Looking To Learn To Buy A Used Jeep
Jun 01, 2012 (3:08 pm)
I am planning on purchasing a used Jeep Wrangler soft top in the next couple of months. Not for me - a 40 bday gift for my wife who has always wanted one. It will be a third vehicle - for fun - used on weekends when weather is nice. Not real tough and rough off roading. Purchased cars before - no clue about a Jeep Wrangler. Based on my price range - the Jeep Wrangler I will be looking at would be 2000 - 2005 with somewhere between 60,000 and 90,000 (based on some initial browsing I have done in the Louisville area). Want to know / learn what to look for - what to avoid - what to expect - what to be careful about. Making up the following as an example only: in the 2002 and 2003 - always or never buy a manual because the clutch was terrible. Again - that is just example only. Would some of you be willing to send some advice and/or tips? Very much appreciated!
#23383 of 23397 Re: Looking To Learn To Buy A Used Jeep [dangarr]
Jun 05, 2012 (11:26 am)
Some will say to stay away from 97's because they are the first year of the TJ's.
Biggest thing to look for is under the Jeep. Look for signs that it has been offroaded - scrapes, dents, leaks, excessive rust, mud on the top of the skid plate for the transmission.
For 05 and 06, there is some concern about the oil pump distribution assembly (OPDA), but it has been hit or miss. The newer TJ's will have the NV transmissions that have had positive reviews.
I know of some people in Louisville that may be able to help you look for a Wrangler.
Preference towards automatic or manual?
Personally, I'd go with a stock Jeep or one that has been LIGHTLY modified to ensure they haven't screwed anything up, but if you take a Jeep offroader with you, they can help you determine if it the mods are good or not.
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Jun 07, 2012 (12:35 pm)
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