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Old 08-23-2007, 10:01 PM
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Talking Always wanted looking... again. Got questions..

Hey guys. I've always loved Jeeps since I first learned about cars. I've always wanted one and have almost bought one numerous times. Now, I've decided it's time. I'm in the market for a 97 or newer Wrangler. From what I've read I want the independent rear suspension. Also I like the interior better on the 97's and up. The fold-n-tumble rear seat is handy. I've also noticed that there are some pretty big changes made on the 03-06's. Mainly the 4 speed automatics in 03's and the 6 speed manual in 05's. Which do you think is better for a daily driver? Probably with the Inline 6 since it doesn't appear that you get much better gas mileage with the 4. Any other options I should look for? Keep in mind that this will be a daily driver and only taken off road occasionally. Probably no rock climbing. I'd prefer to not lift it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-24-2007, 07:15 AM   #2
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First off Welcome to the forum!

Keeping it stock is just fine if you want to do a lil bit of off roading. As long as you upgrade the tires to some 31.10.50's I wont pick on you to much. The small stock tires just look horrible imo. =P

My rig is a 98 Sport, I6, automatic and she does great as a Daily Driver and off road rig. Pretty much stock, cept for the bigger tires. Gotta get some money before I can upgrade the lift. ^_^

Im sure someone can give you lil bit more advice. Have fun, and don't be afraid to ask questions.



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Old 08-24-2007, 07:29 AM   #3
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Howdy and welcome to the forum.

Sounds like you have pretty much decided what you want. Just make sure you check it out well before you buy. You should be able to find what you are looking for for a decent price. My advice would be to not settle for less than what you want when purchasing the jeep. I looked for about a year before I found exactly what I wanted. Stock is fine until you find yourself going to more extreme places to offroad, then you will see what upgrades you may want.
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Welcome! There is plenty of info here to help you decide what fits you best, remember it is for your needs decide what you are looking to do with it and and go from there.

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From what I've read I want the independent rear suspension. .
technically wranglers do not have independent rear suspension they have a solid rear axle, maybe you mean the change to coils instead of leafs?
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all 97 and newer have coils if that what you mean, and if you mean INDEPENDANT they dont have that on wranglers, you'll have to get a liberty for that!

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