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Old 04-05-2011, 03:02 AM   #1
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Noob with some questions....

Hey all,
First time Jeep owner and new the forum!
First of all, I just wanted to say hi and I look forward to one day learning enough to be a contributing member on here. For now, I'd like to start this endevour with some run of the mill noob-questions. (I know this is probably going to be a major re-post, but, as I just learned, this is a VAST forum and I honestly gave up on thumbing through search results for now).
The vehicle:
I recently bought a '99 wrangler (obviously) for the girlfriend, TJ - I believe (I don't know the difference. It just matches pictures I saw on here ). A friend said I have the "towing package" - ??. Has 150,xxx miles, very little rust underneath, and only a few minor paint issues (a little oxidizing on the hardtop, slightly faded fender flares, etc.). Engine is very clean, and I had the dealer include an oil and tranny fluid change as part of the deal, so that's taken care of. It'll be used primarily as a DD, but of course with some mild off-road weekends
The questions:
What are some things I should look for as far as known problems/general maintenance (jeep specific, I'm familiar with general vehicle maintenance)?
From what I gather, as a DD with off-road being secondary, 31's are about as big of tires as I want to go before 'major' modding needs to start, correct? (keeping in mind: mpg's, road noise, stability, wear-and-tear, etc)
Also looking for some good DIY's. I'm pretty handy (although, not a professional by any stretch, lol) so I'm not afraid of tackling new things. Is there a section on here that covers some stuff?
Next - good vendors. Are there sponors on here, or a place you all have had generally good business with? I also ask this as the budget I'm working with is very modest and although it would be nice to drop 2K here and there, it would be more of saving a few hundred bucks at a time. (keep in mind, the best deal I could find was this one for 6K, and decided I wanted it bad enough to pull the trigger, lol)

Any other advice/tips/tricks/etc anybody wants to offer, please feel free! I look forward to all of your responses, and I'll keep up my searching in the meantime

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Old 04-05-2011, 03:07 AM   #2
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And this is her....

I've been trying my hand at making HDR photos and this is what came out with the Jeep. Hope you like it
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Old 04-05-2011, 03:26 AM   #3
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Welcome. This form is full of information and odds are any problem or question you have has be asked and answered just use the search box. If you can't find just start a thread on that question and your bound to get an answer or a link to a thread that already answered it.

For web sites quadratec.com is probably the best site for all aftermarket stuff and 4wd.com has tons of goodies too. I find 4wd.com to be a little cheaper. Then for any mopar parts and stock part I like jeep4x4center.com they have every little thing you can think of and great customer service to match.
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Welcome! For Vendors, we have a Vendors section here on WF, here it is:
Vendor Spotlight! Great Deals for Wrangler Forum Members. - Jeep Wrangler Forum
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:54 PM   #7
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Thanks, and thanks for the websites, I'll check 'em out
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