New to the forum. My wife and I have been looking for a project vehicle for sometime and think that a Wrangler fits our requirements and lifestyle. For a while we were looking at sports cars but then realized our current vehicles are already pretty fast so buying an old sports car wouldn't really give us any performance advantage. Then we started looking at roadsters...same thing but the top is down.
But a Jeep. My wife has always wanted one, and so have I. We like to go camping, have a dog that is always with us and like the outdoors.
I also like to drive my father in laws 'vette, even though it is older because of the wave. My sister informed me that there is also a Jeep wave. I don't want an older 'vette, can't afford a newer 'vette and can't take a 'vette off road, with my dog and my wife to go camping/hunting/to the beach/etc.
So I think the Wrangler is a great fit and hope to learn more about them. Probably looking at a YJ, definitely a manual (we don't drive autos...I don't think either of us have owned one in the last 8 or 9 years) and probably a 6 cyl. I like working on cars and understand that is pretty easy to do mods on a jeep yourself and just learned how to weld.
Welcome to WF!! Definitely go with the 6 banger, you won't be disappointed. As far as the type of jeep, you just gotta spend some time driving various jeeps. You'll know the jeep when you drive it.
__________________ 88 Wrangler, inline 6, 5 spd, 8.8 rear end w/3.73 gearing, lifted, mud tires, sound bar w/cd player, Olympic Rock Slider, tube front bumper, herculined and the rest is pretty much stock
5spd/6cyl will be the way to go. I know that the 4 bangers are certainly capable since off-roading is so much about gearing (and therefore torque multiplication) but always better to start out with more!
I think YJ will be about the newest Jeep I look at to stay within budget ($6k is absolute max for vehicle and would like to spend closer to $3500-4k).
Welcome to the forum and good luck on the search. I have a full blown safari rack over the cab because the labrador takes the back seat when we go out. Doesn't leave much room for the camping gear inside.
Welcome! You won't be dissapointed with your Jeep! They are pretty easy to work on and are a blast offroad! The top down and doors off is the way to go!!! The wave is cool , too.... its like your a part of a "thing" - the JEEP THING!!!
.....01 TJ 4 banger, 2 in lift, 32x11.5 on 15x10 black steelies.....