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Old 05-07-2012, 12:24 PM   #1
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Hello all. My name is Kaleb and I have had quite the year. Last fall I decided to take the leap and get a Wrangler. In my haste, I bought a 98 with a 7" lift (3" on suspension and 4" on body) with 35" mudders. She was a beaut. But after a few weeks I noticed that the rust on the frame was worse than I originally thought, and ended up finding a crack. At the same time, the original owner did not do the lift properly and it needed new trackbars, the gears lowered for the larger tires, and the speedometer fixed (again because of the tires).

Two weeks ago I had a welder fix the crack, and he did a great job. I decided to see how bad the rust was so I went looking. Ended up finding another hole in the frame, plus upon further investigation, the mounts for the body were also rusted and cracked. At this point I decided to stop investing money and cut my losses.

On Saturday, I traded in the 98 Wrangler and my car on a brand new 2012 Wrangler Sport. Manual with no optional packages, just the way I wanted it. I have been lurking on the forums reading so I thought it was time to join. I have a small list of things I want to do in the year to make it more mine. And I need to name her. This is my first brand new vehicle and I plan on keeping her for at least 20 years.

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Old 05-07-2012, 12:59 PM   #2
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Congrats on the new Jeep and don't worry about the name, they usually name themselves. Pics on the other hand, are required. (jk)

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Old 05-07-2012, 01:04 PM   #3
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:33 PM   #4
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Welcome!! And x2 on the pics... Love seein some Jeep pics!!
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:45 PM   #5
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I am at work "working" but I will load pics tonight. I was hoping to get her dirty today because it rained, but now the sun is out and it's bone dry. As they say, if you don't like the weather in Ohio, wait 5 minutes.
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I am at work "working" but I will load pics tonight. I was hoping to get her dirty today because it rained, but now the sun is out and it's bone dry. As they say, if you don't like the weather in Ohio, wait 5 minutes.
Same goes for Atlanta.
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:56 PM   #11
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First thing I am planning is some body mounts for the mirrors. Then some wheels and tires, tire fenders and bumpers. I love the jeep I just can't stand the plastic.
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