my names chris, im 18 and i just thought i would check in and tell you all about my new Wrangler i just Bought.
Its a 2001 Patriot Blue Wrangler SE (4cyl). It has about 110xxx miles on it and looks real clean. I saved almost every penny i earned and i bought it for 6500$$ from a dealer in Port Chester, New York. (about an hour ride down I95)
I think it has mickey thompson classic II rims on it?? or something that looks alot like them. and only has a soft top thats in alright condition. currently has H/T tires but im gettin Destination A/T's soon.
Well if you dont mind helping a Newbie out i have a few questions....
1. How are the destination a/t's? im going to be doing alot of commuting for school and work and such so i want a tire thats agressive lookin but good for driving as well.
2. Everything about the jeep looks and sounds good but is there anything in particular i should be lookin for body or engine/ drivetrain wise. Im good with cars im going to school for automotive and really love this jeep so i want it to last me for a while. So anything that i should be lookin for on a 100000 mile 4 cyl engine would be greatly appreciated.
3. And my last question is..... when i was driving it home from Port Chester i went up the ramp to I95 and everything felt great til i hit 50mph. then it started to shake pretty badly. once i got home i noticed a lug missing on the right front tire (dont know how i missed that in the first place) so i brought it to a town fair tire and they said i needed new tires as well because the side of the tires were cracking and they were dry rotted as well. so all im wondering is if the tires and lug would cause the shaking or is there something else i should look for. (the shaking was pretty violent)
thats it for now. thanks alot and let me know what you think of my jeep
here are some pics..