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#18 of 277 Hey there
Jul 11, 2005 (7:58 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 277 hate typeos
Jul 11, 2005 (12:20 pm)
I meant aficionado. Jeez, you'd never know I was a journalism major.
#20 of 277 Wave and Meet
Jul 13, 2005 (4:55 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 277 More Greetings
Jul 31, 2005 (12:14 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 277 Re: Meet and Greet [05rubisahara]
Aug 01, 2005 (7:08 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.
#25 of 277 Re: Jeep Wave [letdolphin]
Aug 28, 2005 (10:55 pm)
Hi Laura. I am interested in finding out what kind of iPod adapter you used. I can't live without mine.
Aug 30, 2005 (5:21 pm)
I'm a little late to the meet & greet party. Finally dug out my Jeep window sticker so I could post accurate info.
Location: Venice Beach, CA
2004 Jeep Wrangler Sport.
Bright Silver Metallic / Dark Slate Gray / Black Soft Top
5 speed manual
Package 25D -- Tire & Wheel Group 30"
Heavy Duty Dana 44/226mm
Axle Ratio 3.73
High Pressure Gas Charged Shocks
4 Wheel Disc
Auto Dim Mirror
Sentry Theft Deterrent
7 Speakers w/ Subwoofer
Leather Steering Wheel
Locking Gas Cap
NO smoking package (Short sighted ommission. I don't smoke, but do enjoy the occassional cigar).
Never owned a car built after 1985 until I bought my Jeep in '03.
She's been off road a couple times, but only on unpaved fire roads.
Got a bad case of death wobble I'm working on (see Jeep Wrangler group discussion).
Originally from Boston, will always be a New England boy. Went to USC. Work in L.A. as a
Sep 06, 2005 (1:39 pm)
I've been lurking around the board for a couple of weeks and decided I better stop procrastinating on this introduction of myself and my Jeep!
Name: Alan Heaberlin
Location: California City (Near Mojave right outside the north gate of Edwards AFB)
Occupation: Writer and vintage vehicle restorer
Interests (besides trail ridin): Ham radio (call W6AMH), aviation, video production, sump'n new every week!
I grew up in the mountains and desert of California. I learned to drive in the small mountain town of Shaver Lake in a CJ5 (with a snowplow mounted for a good part of the year) and a 41 Dodge Power Wagon. Later I moved across the Sierras to Lee Vining where I graduated from high school. Went to college in Modesto and later to UCLA. I've been in Cal City for the past 25 years. Easier to make a living but still close to the mountains.
Mr Natural is what we call the Jeep...
Its a 1999 I bought used a couple months ago with 50 grand on the dial. Has a 4.0 and a Dana 44 out back and is pretty much stock. I have put 31" tires on and am currently deciding on what kind of lift to go for. Probably OME or Terraflex so far. A winch is in my future as well as a couple of HD bumpers, front locker, racks and probably a hardtop for winter. I'm going to try a winter with the rag top just to see how gruesome it gets.
The picture was taken about 9000' at the top of the Tehachapis where my ham radio club has a repeater site.
I have a Jeep dog as well, his name is Reggie or sometimes known as the Devil Dog. He rides good without puking and doesn't bail out until the engine stops. What more can you ask for from a mutt?
Pleased to meet you all. Hope to see some of you on the trails here in the Mojave or the Sierras.