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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.
Sep 07, 2005 (4:40 am)
A friend of mine is a HAM and has an old Hudson he and his brother have. He lives up in Tehachapi as well. Love the mountains up there, but sure don't miss the cost of living or the 60+ mile commute to Edwards AFB (lived out in Bear Valley).
Sep 15, 2005 (1:07 pm)
Hello to everyone...the newest member to the world of Jeep has arrived....purchased a 2005 Wrangler X hard top a week ago....anxious to pick it up...the dealer still has it due to a recall on the oil pump, and an issue with it stalling. Weird eh?? Had to order a new "computer" for it? Hopefully fixing the problem.... It has 6500 miles and I have lots of ideas for mods If anyone could suggest a decent 4" lift and suitable rubber to run under that, I would appreciate it. I have heard horror stories about problems "post-lift"...anyway, just wanted to say hello....Look forward to drving my Jeep soon!
Where I call home: Fort Worth, Texas
DOB: Dec 1979
Occupation: Insurance Industry
Hobbies: Flying, running, swimming, hiking, skydiving, biking
#30 of 277 Re: HOLA~ [osuav8r]
Sep 15, 2005 (1:32 pm)
Welcome, and come and visit the Jeep Wrangler board if you have any questions.
Sep 15, 2005 (6:20 pm)
Welcome osuav8r. I guess you went to Oklahoma State, Ohio State, or Oregon State. I went to Okla state and lived in the D/FW area (Denton, NRH, Watauga, Las Colinas, Keller). There are a lot of nice places in Texas to go wheeling.
Welcome to the board and congrats on your X.
Sep 15, 2005 (7:31 pm)
Thanks! Excited to have it! Oklah State alumn here! What years did you attend? I graduated in 2002....in the Keller area now....we should wheel sometime...I know of NO WHERE to go currently, and I am not super knowledgable.....
Anxious to start in on the mods.....
Sep 16, 2005 (5:04 am)
I went there from 87-89, when Mike Gundy was QB, and Barry Sanders and Thurman Thomas were playing. Then transferred to North Texas. However, unless you want to come to Turkey Bay in Kentucky, I doubt we'll wheel. I'm in Alabama now (after a stint in California).
Keller sure has grown, but I think there are some areas (not official parks) up near Argyle (at least there USED to be). Along 377, there used to be some places too where people would flex out. Down near Austin and San Antonio there are some places as well. There is the Palo Duro Jeep thing coming up somewhere in Texas. Check www.jeeptales.com and get info (I think it is on somebody's ranch).
As for mods, ask away over on the Wrangler board. Lots of knowledgeable people. There are a lot of Jeep resources on the web as well.
Sep 18, 2005 (5:44 pm)
Just moved from Modesto, CA to Aurora, CO (DENVER), new 05, white stock unlimited, H-top, 6-spd. ..Added HAM radio and wood storage shelf in rear storage area... retired and will be attending "Camp Jeep" in Denver next week. Started driving jeeps (army) in 1959 thought 1980. Had the most fun with the M-151 (Army). Had a chance to drive the Hummer while in Iraq, last year, not to bad, it will go over or climb most any thing however, it is just to big. The unlimited is just the right size and, I hope to get it off-road soon, before the Colorado winter sets-in... I can not believe how many Jeep owners there are here in Colorado. For sure, this has got to be the Jeep Capital of the world??? I don't see many folks up here on the forum??? Anyway, thought I would drop my .02
Nov 01, 2005 (4:20 am)
Well, since I posted on the Jeep Wrangler board, I figured I should make it official here, too.
DOB: January 1960
Location: Newton, NJ
Occupation: Engineering Manager
Family: Married (Jeanette), two sons (Adam - 15 & Justin - 14), cat (Cali) & dog (Magic)
History: Born and lived in Ohio, after college moved to Lakeland, FL, Covington, GA, Hamilton, OH, Columbia, TN, and Newton, NJ
Vehicles: 2001 GMC Sierra 2500HD 4X4, 2005 GMC Envoy 4X4, and my new favorite - 2006 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon! (Notice they're all 4 wheel drive! )
Deep Berly Green Pearl Coat
Dark Slate Gray Interior
Dual Top Group
AM/FM CD 6-Disk Radio
Front Floor Mats
Locking Fuel Filler Cap
Loaded with FUN!
First modification - stick-on 3" convex mirrors (I love these for backing and the blind spot). Not much, but it's a start!
Now to save up for the rest of the plan...