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Old 07-28-2007, 08:36 AM   #1
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Old guy's first Jeep

Just got my first Jeep on Sunday 7/15/07 after looking for several weeks at both CJ7s (1976-1986) and Wrangler's (YJ's w/square headlights 1987-1996, and TJ's 1997-2006).

Bought a 1997 Wrangler Sport (TJ), 4.0 litre straight 6, 5 spd, White, 1/2 doors, black sailcloth BestTop, Black powdercoated double tube bumpers (mfr unknown), brushed aluminum side step rails (mfr unknown), Skyjacker 2.5" lift, 5 brand new BFGoodrich TA All-Terrains 33x12.5x15 (huge) on black steel rims, otherwise stock drivetrain, nice SONY CDX-MP40 stereo with detachable face w/ Alpine speakers, Viper Alarm w/Motion detector (goes off if someone reached into the cab).
The thing had 76,284 miles on it and had never been seriously off-roaded and it shows.
Not only is the body and original paint and interior excellent, it is very nice underneath also....none of the usuall scrapes and dings from off-road/mud duty.
Oh....and cold AC

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Old 07-28-2007, 08:42 AM   #2
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Sounds like a good jeep, just watch oput for rubbing wiht only 2.5" lift and 33's

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Old 07-28-2007, 09:49 AM   #3
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Yea, 2.5" on 33's seems a bit tight. IF your gonna wheel that is. As a dd im sure it will be alright.
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Old 07-28-2007, 12:12 PM   #4
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Sounds like my jeep when I bought it! Congrats on the great deal, tell me how that alarm works out.

oh and we love pictures so post them up!

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Old 07-28-2007, 05:02 PM   #5
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welcome to WF
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Old 07-28-2007, 05:07 PM   #6
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Old 07-28-2007, 11:06 PM   #7
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Hey, welcome to another old geyser. Only thing better would have been a geyser with a yj.
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Old 07-28-2007, 11:13 PM   #8
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Here's three, but still no YJ.
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Old 07-29-2007, 05:34 PM   #9
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Here's three, but still no YJ.
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Old 07-30-2007, 09:45 AM   #10
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Welcome to the WF.

Hockley...that's just right on up the road.

I can remember when it was a nice country drive to get to Hockley.

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Old 08-04-2007, 06:12 AM   #11
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Here is a list of my previous cars:

'68 Pontiac Lemans, 350ci V8, 2spd Powerglide Auto

'65 Chevy Corvair Monza, 140ci flat 6 140hp, 4 spd

'71 Corvette Stingray, 350hp/327ci, TH400 3spd Auto

'77 Triumph Spitfire, 4cyl, 4spd

'65 Chevy Corvair Corsa

'75 Volkswagen Scirocco, 4cyl, 4spd

'80 Chevy Silverado SWB Regular Cab, 350ci V8, TH350 3 spd Auto (stolen)

'78 Cadillac Seville, 350ci V8, 3 spd Auto

'78 Chevy Silverado SWB Regular Cab, 350ci V8, 3 spd Auto (work truck)

'82 Olds Cutlass, V6, Auto

'78 Toyota Corolla Wagon, 4cyl, Auto

'87 Mazda Extra Cab Pickup, 4cyl, 5spd

'89? Ford F150 Lariat, SWB Regular Cab, 302ci V8, 3 spd Auto

--------Got Married----------
Wife's red Chevy S10 Bazer 2dr., 2.8L V6, Auto

'82 Mazda 323, 4cyl, 4spd

'93 Blue Chevy S10 Blazer 4dr., V6 Auto

Wife's White Chevy Extra Cab Pickup. 350ci V8, Auto

'91 Saturn SL, 4cyl, 4spd

'93 Chevy C10 SWB Regular Cab, 4.3L V6, Auto

Wife's Customized "Merry Miler" Chevy SWB Regular Cab Pickup

'96 Chevy Impala SS, 300hp/350ci V8, 3 spd Auto

Wife's Blue Chevy Tahoe, 350ci V8, 3 spd Auto

Wife's White Chevy Extra Cab Pickup. 350ci V8, Auto

'98 Mustang GT Convertible, 4.6L V8, 4spd Auto

'2001 Toyota Tundra "Ivan Stewart Edition", 4.7L V8, 4spd Auto

Wife's '2001 Silver Toyota Sequoia, 4.7L V8, 4spd Auto

Wife's '2003 White/Gold Toyota Sequoia, 4.7L V8, 4spd Auto

2003 Dodge RAM 1500, 4.7L V8, 5spd Auto

2006 Honda Element EX-P, Atomic Blue Metallic, 2.4L 4cyl, 4spd Auto (Car or Truck?)

1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport, 4.0L 6cyl, 5spd Manual, 1/2 doors & Soft Top
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Old 08-13-2007, 10:16 PM   #12
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Welcome!

When you can list all of those cars, you're showing your age and I feel I must be right there with you. But, all those vehicles can never compare to the incredible experience of a Jeep Wrangler. Got my first one at age 50 and hope to always have one. As the bumper sticker says: "It's a Jeep Thing; You Wouldn't Understand." Welcome to the "zoo"!
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Old 08-16-2007, 08:46 PM   #13
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