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#2 of 277 Re: Jeep Wrangler Owners: *Wave* & Meet [KarenS]
Jul 07, 2005 (10:50 am)
Hello, fellow Jeepers!
My name is Tom, and I am the guy that asked that Edmunds set up this discussion as a place that we Wrangler owners could introduce ourselves. Thanks, Edmunds, for being so repsonsive.
I realize that many people will choose to be very skimpy with the personal info that they share here. That is certainly their prerogative, and I respect their right to privacy.
I will give my personal info, and I hope that others will use this as kind of a template and will include the same info about themselves, leaving out whatever parts that they are not comfortable in sharing.
Location: western KY
Family: married with two grown kids and one granddaughter
Jeep: Thelma Jane
2001 Wrangler Sport/ white/ black hard top/ five speed/ dana 44/ 3.73 gearing
Mods: Kilby gas tank skid/Skid Row oil pan skid/Sun Performance rocker guards/TeraFlex steering box skid/Warn 9.5Ti winch/2" Procomp suspension lift/Detroit Soft Locker in rear/LockRight locker in front/31 x 10.50 BFG Mud Terrain T/A KM tires/
Use of Jeep: Not a daily driver, but I do drive her to work occasionally. I take her off road virtually every weekend
Personal Website: http://home.earthlink.net/~tsjay49/
Regretfully, I did not get into Jeeps, or at least the short wheel base variety, until I was 51 years old! I wish I had known how much fun Jeeps are at a much younger age.
Feel free to email me, if you would like to hook up for some " wheelin', " or if you need some information. My email address is public in my Edmunds profile.
Have you hugged your Jeep today?
Jul 07, 2005 (11:01 am)
Well, my name is Paul and I'm a Jeepaholic! I'm fairly new to Wranglers. My previous Jeep was a 2000 Grand Cherokee Limited (Patriot Blue). With this Jeep, I've learned SO much about maintaining, fixing, and upgrading my vehicles that it has been worth the investment. I have been to Camp Jeep California (in 2004), and have wheeled with Tom both as a passenger in his Jeep as with my own.
Location: North Alabama
Family: married with two grown kids - 15 year old son and 19 year old daughter
Use of Jeep: A daily driver that I get to take offroad (not as often as I'd like)
Personal Website: N/A
I've lived in Missouri (St. Louis), Oklahoma (Enid), Texas (D/FW), and California (near Bakersfield) prior to my recent move to Alabama. I have a loving wife and 2 kids, ages 15 and 19. My son enjoys being in the Jeep with me and has aspirations about it becoming his sometime soon.
I have a 1997 TJ SE. Here are the specs:
- 2.5L 4 banger (and all that implies)
- Dana 30 Front / Dana 35 Rear
- AX-5 Manual Transmission (5 speed)
- 30" BFG AT KO's on Canyons
- Jeeperman bumper
- Front with brush guard/light bar
- Rear (w/o tire carrier)
- D-shackles front and rear
- Toys by Troy Ultimate Rockers
- Toys by Troy Steering Skid
- Kilby Gas Tank Skid
- OME 2.5" HD lift (with Unlimited rear shocks)
- JKS Bar Pin Eliminators
- Bestop Safari/duster combination
- Bestop Soft top
- Home made quick disconnects for softtop hardware
- Omix fender flares (OEM style)
- JKS Quicker Disconnects for the front suspension
- IPF H4 lighting upgrade
- IPF 968 driving/fog lights
- Blacked out light rings
- Mirror relocation brackets
- Magellan Meridian Platinum GPS with RAM mount
- Hand throttle
- Home made trunk (under the duster)
- Alpine HU with XM and iPod integration
- Alpine/Kicker amplifier setup
- Edge Auto soundbar with Kicker 6x9
- MB Quart 5.25's in dash
- Kicker 8" sub in Tuffy security console
- Cobra 75WXST CB with Wilson 2' antenna on arizonarockyroad.com mount
- Replaced radiator
- Homebrew Fuse #4 bypass switch
- Uhoh handles
- Various performance enhancing decals under the hood and on the side
If ya have any questions, just lemme know.
And the list is going to include:
- Winch (probably a T-Max 9000 or 10000)
- 31" or 32" tires (TrXus or BFG MT's)
- Wheel spacers (if I go to 32")
- Staun tire deflators
To keep the post smaller, I've attached 2 photos: one of my latest configuration and one of it in 'action' on the trails. I don't have any good pics of me, but this one will do. Camp Jeep 2004 with my son.
#5 of 277 The Wave!
Jul 07, 2005 (11:17 am)
I don't own Jeep but want to welcome all of you Wranglers with a hearty wave ...
with thanks to Mac, whose pic I borrowed!
#6 of 277 Re: Jeep Wrangler Owners: *Wave* & Meet [tsjay]
Jul 07, 2005 (3:44 pm)
Hi, fellow Wrangler owners!
I've really enjoyed driving our Wranglers and will try to always have one in my driveway.
Name - Harriet
Location - Frazier Park, CA but commute to West L.A. for work.
Married to a great guy who lets me buy Wranglers, no kids.
Wranglers (both our cars at the moment are Wranglers):
'98 Sport, manual, black, hard top, stock except for BFG AT tires (and occasionally a Roady) called the Noble Black Steed (bought new in '98).
'04 Electric Line Green Unlimited, soft top, auto, stock (though will be replacing tires soon).
We had a great time at the California Camp Jeep last year and got to meet Paul. I'm hoping that I'll be able to do a Jeep Jamboree one of these days.
#7 of 277 *Wave*
Jul 07, 2005 (3:47 pm)
We are a Jeep family, 2 out of 3 of our cars are Jeeps. I have a 2004 Rubicon and my wife usually drives our '04 Grand Cherokee with selec trak 4wd.
Use of Jeep: A daily driver (because I don't want to drive anything else!) and soon to be occassional off roader.
I'm a technical writer and currently in Grad school.
My Rubicon came with almost all available options except for the locking gas cap and I have the dual top group. Soft top is on for the summer.
I have added the following:
XM Roady2 Satellite Radio with PIE adaptor and permanent power supply
Husky Liners, front, rear and back (love these)
Raingler ballistic nylon hand straps
Buchannan 1 inch seat risers
Jeeperman trail skids (rocker protection)
Jeeperman light bar
Replaced factory tow hooks with Reese heavy duty hooks (They just look a little meaner)
On order: Cobra 75 CB, 3 ft firestick antennae, Teraflex antennae mount
I love my Rubicon more than any vehicle I have ever owned, including my beloved Mustang GT. We also have a little sports car that I've only driven a handful of times since I purchased the Rubi last May. I have never had more fun in a vehicle. We also love our Grand Cherokee, though not a blast to drive, it makes up for that with its usefulness. In fact, this past weekend we got a lot of use out of it, folded down the back seats to accomodate my wife's purchases and then slapped a table onto the Thule rack on top. (Thule racks, btw, add a great deal of practicality to SUVs). My wife got a little taste of off roading when she took our son to Boy Scout camp. There was a place to drop your Scout about a mile from the camp. That's because the road going to the actual camp was not useable by cars. She asked if she could take him up to the camp because she wanted to see it. She was told that depended on what she was driving. She slapped the Grand into 4wd and made it easily.
#8 of 277 Re: The Wave! [tidester]
Jul 07, 2005 (6:16 pm)
Consider it a big wave from me too (thanks Tidester!).
This is scary! I've just realized how much I look like Tom (or he looks like me).
My hair is much shorter, head and face, I wear black instead of white, smaller dog, and I wear shorts with less baggy legs (or at least I don't point them at the camera...ewww!), but other than that if he wasn't older than me (though I won't say by how much) I could be his evil twin.
'99 Green Sahara
ARB HD suspension
31" BFG AT KO's
9000lb MileMarker hydraulic winch
Pretty mild really, but it gets me there.
#9 of 277 *Wave*...by proxy
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Jul 08, 2005 (8:28 am)
I don't have a Wrangler, but my son does! The first few times he gave me a ride and all these people in other Wranglers were waving I thought "wow...this kid is popular!".
Nice to see you all here!
#10 of 277 Jeep wave!
Jul 08, 2005 (1:43 pm)
Hey all, I'm from Chicagoland, about 20 miles west of Chicago.
I just recently purchased a 2005 Jeep Unlimited, Silver, Soft/Hard Top. I love it! I come from years of sports coupes (Mitsu Eclipse, G35 Coupe), and I've gotten more comments and attention from this car than all others combined! It's an absolute blast to drive.
Location: West Chicago
Family: married with one stepdaughter
Use of Jeep: To enjoy my commute, and have fun.
Jul 08, 2005 (5:30 pm)
Location: Knoxville TN
Jeep: 05 Sport
I have only done 2 mods ... an iPod adapter for the stereo & CB with Antenna
Use of Jeep: Back up for daily driver (87 Volvo 740 w/ 284000 miles) ... weekend great fun
Hoping to learn more about wheelin ... I will get there slowly