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Old 05-29-2007, 05:25 PM
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Hey Everyone,

Hello to everyone! How's it going? I joined the forum to learn more about Wrangler's obviously. I wanted expert advice and I think I came to the right spot.

Anywho, I wanted to buy a Jeep Wrangler and I was wondering if you guys/gals can give me advice on what to look for or any other advice you can give me.

I have found a couple of used Wranglers in the area with both hard and soft tops. How easy are they to swap out? It is summer time and I would like to use the convertible know to pick up the ladies.

But anyways, I am glad to be here. Any information you can provide for me about ANYTHING, I would appreciate it.


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Old 05-29-2007, 05:44 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard Vinnie!

What all do you plan on doing with the Jeep? Just a recreational vehicle or some serious wheelin'? I'd deffinatly go for a hard top when looking at a Wrangler. YOu can always pic up a soft top cheap... but hard tops are like $500/600+ used and $1k new... but if you don't have a place to store the hard top when its off a soft top would be just as fine. And it would prolly be best to try and find on with a 6cyl over the 4cyl.

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I would look for one with the 4.0l i6 not the 4. Look for rust wranglers can get rusty if in a snowy location.
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Old 05-29-2007, 08:49 PM   #4
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Hello and welcome aboard. You made a good choice as you will find some solid advise here.
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Old 05-29-2007, 10:05 PM   #5
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Yo, Vin-nie. Welcome to the forum. Jeeps are not airworthy. In fact kind of like driving a refrigerator. But they sure are fun and they do attract the butterflies. Thanks for serving and hangin with us.
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Old 05-29-2007, 10:17 PM
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Hey Guys,

Thanks for welcoming me abored. I agree I've driven the Laredo's for years and they have good handling, almost like the hummers lol.

Anyways, I agree with getting a 6cyl engine, the extra power is always a good idea especially on a stick shift.

I've been looking at a couple of Wranglers some of which come with both the soft and hard tops. I've got a big garage to hold the hard top.

Does anyone have any experience switching the tops? I hear from some folks its a snap but others say it takes a couple of hours. Totally worth it?

I decided to go with the Wrangler after owning a convertible in the past. I test drove the Dodge Caliber (I know I'm sorry, you can beat me later) and it was an alright machine.

Thanks for the welcome yall,

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Old 05-29-2007, 11:43 PM   #7
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welcome to WF - good luck in your search.....opinions will be forth coming
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Hi, Vinnie. Welcome to WF.
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I'd stay with the 4.0 liter engine and a Dana 44 rear axle.
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Old 05-31-2007, 11:23 AM   #10
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welcome to WF!
about the hard top and soft top, personally I like my soft top, but thats because i live in Arizona where it is always hot and never rains or snows so I dont have to keep taking off my top and putting it back on.
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