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Jeep Wrangler, SUV
Jul 09, 2005 (10:10 am)
Location: Eastern Maryland
Family: Married for 35 yrs to a wonderful wife and one grown son. Wife has taught 1st graders for 30 yrs and I am self employed as a broker for motor homes nationwide. Jeeps are the most popular vehicles to be towed (Dingys) behind motor homes. Auto or manual trans tow nicely by putting transfer case in neutral and make a wonderful vehicle to explore an area upon parking the motor home.
Vehicles: His...2005 Rubicon Unlimited Sahara #628 of 1000 Kahki color and stock. What else is needed? No mountains around here. Just sold my 2000 Wrangler Sport-green
Hers...2002 Liberty Ltd Woodlood brown
2001 BMW Z3 Roadster convertible for fun and pleasant days
Much like Tom, I always wanted a Jeep Wrangler but waited until I was 49 before making the plunge to have fun. Glad I did. Fun to drive and always "in style". Once the kids are out of college, it is almost the same as hitting the Lottery.
Unfortunately, the Rubicon is a bit of over kill for this area. Just about the only wheelin place around here is the beaches on assateague Island. No rocks to crawl. Oh well. Wish there were other places nearby to use the capabilities of the Jeeps. We do get snow and both Jeeps will really eat up that stuff. I doubt if they could get stuck.
The long and the short is that Jeeps help you stay young in mind and spirit. Really enjoy reading the Wrangler forum.
#16 of 274 Newest Wrangler owner
Jul 09, 2005 (8:59 pm)
Hello to all from Michael & Linda. We live at the beach in the OC but will take our newly purchased unlimited to our mountain home at June Lake CA. The wrangler will become our mountain commuter giving us the ability to explore many of the back roads of the Easter Sierras. In addition the Wrangler will become our tow vehicle behind our motor home when I retire in the next 5 to 12 months. We hope to see you on a back road of America in the near future.
Jul 11, 2005 (6:11 am)
Name here is Jim. 1999 Wrangler Sahara, 3" suspension lift (discovered some intersting things about it this last weekend), 1" body lift, 33" SuperSwamper tires, Rhino-lined interior, ARB locker front, Warn HS9500i winch, BushWacker Pocket-style Fender Flares, tons of radio gear (HF/VHF/UHF including HAM, CB, etc.) in Tuffy Security products, antennas (Icom AH-2b, FireStik, 2 Tram 1180's, 800MHz, off-brand 2m/70cm) and more.
Daily driver, SAR (Search And Rescue), and sometimes for Contract Security work.
Website about Jeep: TCTR Jeep Coverage Section
#18 of 274 Hey there
Jul 11, 2005 (8:58 am)
I'm Chris, formerly notorious among tire afficianados.
-29 years old
-Born and raised in PA
-Enlisted in the Marines after high school, worked on helicopters
-Bame back to PA for college, worked in a tire shop to pay my way
-Bought a CJ5, kind of like having a Cub Cadet as your daily driver
-Graduated, grabbed the cutest little sorrority girl I could find and married her
-Got back in the Corps, this time as an officer
-Bought my Wrangler while in flight school
-Got designated a Naval Aviator
-Wife claimed the Wrangler, I got stuck with the Jetta 1.8T
-Moved to California, then bought a house in eastern NC
-Talked about having kids, took action
-Went to Iraq for 7 months
-Came home just in time to see my son born, got to know him a little.
-Decided I needed a family vehicle. Bought a Yukon, wife claimed it, got the Jeep back.
-Kissed the wife and boy goodbye, and now I'm writing from Basrah, Iraq.
-Maybe make it home in time to see my boy start walking
-Say goodbye to helicopters older than me and transition to V-22 Osprey in December
-Put some coil spacers in the front of the Jeep to level it out
-Bulletproff Mfg bumpers
-Rhino-Line the interior
-Garvin Industries Wilderness Rack
-Fix that darn rear main seal
-1997 Wrangler Sport
-Black exterior, tan interior/soft top
-4.0L 5 spd
-Fog lights, a/c, cruise control, front recovery hooks
-31" BFG All-Terrain T/A on stock 7" steel wheels (fit like a glove)
-Replaced stupid 3.07 gears with awesome 4.10 gears.
-ARB air locker rear differential; q/d fitting on compressor for tire inflation (so I can pump up the tires after romping around on the beach).
-Air-Lift Airbag suspension in rear coils, driver controlled
-Sailcloth top with tinted windows
-Alpine CD w/ Rockford Fosgate speakers in dash and soundbar
-K&N air filter (for a massive 3% gain in horsepower)
-black billet grille inserts from Quadratec
-vanity front license plate
-stainless steel mesh headlight covers (because I had to replace a headlight in a parking loat along I-70 in Colorado).
-Spray painted the fenders which had faded to almost white after years of Florida sun.
2000 VW Jetta GLS 1.8T, 5 speed, Eibach Pro-kit springs, Techtonics 2.5" stainless mandrel-bent exhaust with Borla Muffler (non-visible tip). Tinted windows (come on, it was a Florida car), Black on Black.
2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT Black on tan leather, 4x4, tow package, DVD, etc. 295hp 5.3L mated to 4L60E tranny. I wish they offered the 6.0L in the normal Yukon without having to get either the super heavy 3/4 ton or the gay looking festival of plastic Denali with no low range. No mods yet; I only got to drive it for two months before I left again.
#19 of 274 hate typeos
Jul 11, 2005 (1:20 pm)
I meant aficionado. Jeez, you'd never know I was a journalism major.
#20 of 274 Wave and Meet
Jul 13, 2005 (5:55 pm)
Location: Western Illinois ( Quincy )
Family: never married, but always hoping that will change, current status - shopping.
Use of Jeep: A daily driver, occassional offroading.
photo website http://photobucket.com/albums/v603/jeff62301/ there are pictures in the site other than jeeping, feel free to look around..
I love my unlimited, bought in september of 04, in november added 3.5 RE superflex lift, 1 inch body lift, schrockworks sliders, magnum winch, 33 inch BFG ATs.
I've not taken it offroad as much as I thougth I would, but its been fun when I have.
I've had 4WD trucks for 20 years, now wish I'd started with a Jeep, none of them have compared to a jeep: no top, no doors, climbing hills and driving through creeks!!!
#22 of 274 More Greetings
Jul 31, 2005 (1:14 pm)
Thought I would post a couple of photos. I'm always the one taking the pictures so I don't have any pictures of me. The one below is the closest I've got - it's a photo of me that a friend of mine took while we were visiting Zion in December. The other photo is of our Unlimited and shows one of the many configurations of the Unlimited's top. This photo was taken last fall - it shows GiGi with the OEM tires. Yesterday she got reshod in BFG All Terrain tires, and they are SO much better!
#23 of 274 Re: Meet and Greet [05rubisahara]
Aug 01, 2005 (8:08 pm)
I just bought an Unlimited Rubicon Sahara, sounds like the same lot. You're right, it's got plenty right out of the box. The only thing I can think to add is a trailer hitch. How do you find out where it falls in the series? It was the only one I could find in the metro area I liked, but didn't even think to ask if it was a limited series.
I've wanted a Wrangler for as long as I can remember. Once the Unlimited came out, I couldn't really use "practicality" as an excuse anymore.
Can't wait to put it to the test in the Appalachians.