Nashville local, New to the forums, Looking for my first jeep! - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > Community Forums > WF New Member Check In

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on
Old 05-06-2013, 03:56 PM   #1
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Nashville
Posts: 81
Nashville local, New to the forums, Looking for my first jeep!

TNWoodsman here from the Nashville, TN area. I am looking to buy my first jeep when I find the one that I like with the options that I want.
I am excited to be a Jeep owner. I am looking for a 2012 or 2013 wrangler unlimited in True Blue color Freedom Edition.
Must have options are: manual tranny, 3.73 gears, anti slip rear end, hard top, heated seats optional (i want my cake and icecream!)

I have had no luck finding this vehicle with those options. I will order if I must. The true blue seems to be a rare color and with manual tranny even rarer.

Tentative plans: 3.5" lift, change the front and rear drive shafts to handle the lift...I want 35" tires but I want to retain the stock 7.5 inch rims. I know this is possible after reading the sticky on this forum, but it requires a lift and wheel spacers and I don't want to use wheel spacers. I read mixed reviews about them and I don't want to take the chance of failure.
I posed questions in the wheel and tire sticky regarding running 35" tires without spacers if I change out the width of the rim. i am hoping for some feedback. Thanks for all the great info!


TNwoodsman is offline   Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 07:06 PM   #2
Thank You Veterans!

5-Year WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
Beastmaster's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: The Old Pubelo
Posts: 25,501
Because this is the newbie check-in area, you may not get the answers you are looking for. I suggest you check out this forum area and post your questions there, I think you'll get a better response.

Tennessee Jeep Forum - Jeep Wrangler Forum

In the mean time, I just like to say . . .

Welcome to the forum!

/l ,[____],
l---L -OlllllllO-
()_) ()_)--o-)_)

Beastmaster is online now   Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 08:18 PM   #3

WF Supporting Member
jokerchief462's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: North Las Vegas
Posts: 9,692
Welcome to the forum and love the enthusiasm. You will have a ton of fun plotting and planning your mods but it is still more fun to go wheelin!!!!! Good luck with the search and be a little picky.
89 2.5 TBI, 4" RC lift, 1" Booms, SYE, Adams Driveshafts front and rear, Ford 8.8 with 4:88s, BFG 33X12.50X15, and a ton of other stuff.

AF Jeep Club Tail Number 184
jokerchief462 is offline   Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 09:50 PM   #4

WF Supporting Member
dabolt55's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Clinton, Tn.
Posts: 12,816
Images: 52
Welcome fellow Tn....... Good luck in your search...
Nothing to it but to do it.

'04 TJ RUBICON, 4.0l auto
2"BDS coils, Rubicon express shocks, 33/12.50/15 Dick Cepek Mud Country tires yellowed out, on Black steel D's.
dabolt55 is offline   Quote
Old 05-07-2013, 04:35 AM   #5
MrSig's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Davie, Fl
Posts: 20,020
and enjoy the forum!
07 JKU to see my mods or Jeep in action go to
CEO of Black Sheep 4x4s org,
Member of CCJ, White Jeep Club Member #137.
MrSig is offline   Quote
Old 05-07-2013, 09:01 AM   #6
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
SilverSport's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 22,530
Send a message via Yahoo to SilverSport
TNWoodsman, Welcome Aboard!
"Own a Jeep and own a piece of history."

"The Hunter is not concerned with the opinion of the Wolf."
SilverSport is offline   Quote
Old 05-07-2013, 12:07 PM   #7
Wranglin4Life's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Maryland
Posts: 2,553
Welcome aboard!
Wranglin4Life is offline   Quote
Old 05-08-2013, 10:34 AM   #8
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Nashville
Posts: 81
Found one with all my options! Its 500+ miles away. I am working with a local dealership to get it. Ill keep everyone posted. Fingers crossed.
TNwoodsman is offline   Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 10:50 AM   #9
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Nashville
Posts: 81
Put down a deposit today on a 2013 Unlimited Sahara in True Blue.
Ill update when all is said and done. I am in TN. The car is in VA. =(
TNwoodsman is offline   Quote
Old 05-16-2013, 08:23 AM   #10
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Nashville
Posts: 81
Now a proud first time Jeep owner. It was the most 10 hours of fun I have had in a vehicle (driving home to Nashville from Washington DC area).

Ended up with 2013 JKSU. True Blue. options: black hard top, 3.73 gears, anti slip rear end, alpine system, manual tranny, side airbags, auto climate control. I worked a deal with the dealership and installed aftermarket heated seats. I'm impressed with them.

Wave when you see me!

TNwoodsman is offline   Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:20 AM.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC