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Old 06-06-2012, 09:32 AM   #1
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Non Off Roaders Wanted!

This thread is for owners of Wranglers that will most likely never go off-roading (I mean real off roading, water up to pass the doors, Jeep covered in mud that you can't tell what color it is, being on 3 wheels or less, going to places where you will more than likely get stuck and need another Jeeper to get you out...that kind of off roading. Not off roading in your local park tearing up the field), who are anal retentive about keeping their Jeeps cleans and you think your Jeep looks better shiny and clean than dirty, rusting and full of dents. Owners who have a Wrangler and use it as their everyday ride. I know we are a bit looked down upon by most Jeep owners (won't give us a wave…poopie heads).

1) Tell us why you got a Wrangler if not for the off roading. I just love the look of a Jeep. I love I can make him my own by adding mods. And it's also one of the most affordable 4WD you can buy. Living in WI I don't know why anyone would have anything but a 4WD car/truck/SUV.

2) What mods have you done to it? Pictures please. Because if I like it I will total steal your idea.

3) Did you name your Jeep? And so what is it and the name?

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Think you are playing to a small crowd in this forum

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Think you are playing to a small crowd in this forum
<sigh> I know. But all those who are "TRUE" Jeep owners will want our names when we are ready to sell our Jeeps...
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I am an off roader, I have had the jeep on 2 wheels, covered in mud and up to the doors in water. prob. all within the same day lol. but I do have a comment related to your orignal post...

I just LOVE my tight turn radious when I'm in the city lol. I can pull a u-turn and not even cross the white lines.
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Nothing wrong with a stock Jeep. The thing about a Jeep Wrangler is it's history and ability to go anywhere. Treat it like any other vehical you owned or baby it; all up to you. Jeep stands for American Pride, Simplicity in a complicated world. YOu don't need to name your Jeep but if you like naming thing go ahead. Do want you want. There are guys who but monster tires on the jeep. If it is not your thing don't do it. It doesn't make you less of a Jeeper.

If you looking for more comforts and more room buy any other SUV.
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I am an off roader, I have had the jeep on 2 wheels, covered in mud and up to the doors in water. prob. all within the same day lol. but I do have a comment related to your orignal post...

I just LOVE my tight turn radious when I'm in the city lol. I can pull a u-turn and not even cross the white lines.
I notice that! It's great! I know people say that a Jeep is not a comfortable ride. I disagree. I love the way it rides and handles. I guess I kinda like it rough.... I love that the Jeep is so iconic and Americana. And no matter how far away you are from a Wrangler, you know it's a Wrangler.
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:41 PM   #7
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@jkritzeck..

Depending on your definition of Off Road.. my wife and I do whats referred to as Mild off roading.. simply put.. its noting more then finding a few state maintained road (nothing more then logging roads or gravel trails some lasting more then three hours to complete, which anyone can drive assuming one has the right tires etc)

Granted we had an alternate means of transportation which we wanted to take off road (our style) yet we just couldn't do it.. and we had to break down and get the Wrang..

There is no chrome on this Jeep (other then the stock polished aluminum rims and of course the Jeep badge) and we aren't planing anymore supper mods as most of the other used are doing.. However, we still have a few ideas we want on the jeep to make it our own.. slightly lifted maybe 1'' and we are keeping the rims as well as the tires.. Just like how they look.. bought it this way.

Thou I/We do enjoy looking and dreaming of particular parts for and on the jeep.. we may just get the cambo set half top system Bestop offers along with the soft doors.. it's more of a weight issue.. we want to carry more inside the jeep thus we have to limit the top and the full metal doors.

Also what's becoming very difficult to do these days is finding those off road trails so we've resorted to friends and family.. not bad if you haven't see relatives in other states who just so happen to have a few archers to explore.. and when the crops come in.. its fare game in open fields. thou getting to these field is a challenge in it self.

As for pics.. my blog should offer a few suggestions or mild trails (mainly on the east coast) and I'm more then willing to offer mild group trails when the time warrants.
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Nothing wrong with a stock Jeep. The thing about a Jeep Wrangler is it's history and ability to go anywhere. Treat it like any other vehical you owned or baby it; all up to you. Jeep stands for American Pride, Simplicity in a complicated world. YOu don't need to name your Jeep but if you like naming thing go ahead. Do want you want. There are guys who but monster tires on the jeep. If it is not your thing don't do it. It doesn't make you less of a Jeeper.

If you looking for more comforts and more room buy any other SUV.
Well said! I feel the same way. When I drive my Jeep or use to ride in the BF's Jeep, I love it. It just feels freeeeeeeee!
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"feels free" yup. Its like a motorcycle the whole family can ride in.
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I don't hardcore ride at all. Mainly because there are no real places to go around here unless you own the land. But my Step-Dad had a YJ when I was a teenager and I loved driving it. So when I stumbled across mine and was in need of a daily driver, I couldn't pass it up for the price. There is nothing better than taking the top down or off and just driving where ever. Also love the fact that even stock, except for my 30" wrangler at tires, I can pull off the road and hit a field road or what not at any time and its ok. Feels free like seven said pretty much sums it up.

I guess if I had to give it a name I would call it Blue-J
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I don't hardcore ride at all. Mainly because there are no real places to go around here unless you own the land. But my Step-Dad had a YJ when I was a teenager and I loved driving it. So when I stumbled across mine and was in need of a daily driver, I couldn't pass it up for the price. There is nothing better than taking the top down or off and just driving where ever. Also love the fact that even stock, except for my 30" wrangler at tires, I can pull off the road and hit a field road or what not at any time and its ok. Feels free like seven said pretty much sums it up.

I guess if I had to give it a name I would call it Blue-J
That isn't just a blue, that is Glory Blue. I like it.
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I'm probably going to fit in that non-offroading group, but that's because I've never done it before, with any 4x4, and never had a jeep before my new one. I love how shiny and clean it is! But I do want to find a place to get a little mud on the tires and give it a try.
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I've taken mine in fields and trails where we go hunting, but never worried about getting stuck because it was mostly just grass. Mine is my daily driver and I have a 2 year old so it has to be reliable, I don't want to tear it up, but might give it a slight lift for looks.
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I currently belong in the non off road group.

I came from a 98 bmw hatch 5 speed that i bought in college i loved that car and wanted the replacement to have character like my old car.


rented a unlimted auto and drove it from FL to NC and around the mountains for a week i was sold. Got a dozer sport S manual when i got home.


I love the jeep for its versitilty, uniquness and oh i can get a v6 attached to a manual. That tight u-turn radius is also so sweet haha.


no name.....mods nothing yet but the bare essentials.
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This is my second Jeep. I had an M38 back when I lived in the Arctic village of Kotzebue, AK. I used to bounce that poor thing over the tundra and along miles of beach fording creeks and such. Shot a few caribou from that jeep too. Now living in OR with lots of Forest Service, BLM and logging roads to play with I decided I needed another Jeep so I bought my current 2001 TJ. It had a hardtop but I put a new soft top on it for warmer weather use. It's also a daily driver. I'm also figuring it will be the replacement for my Goldwing 1800 as my knees are getting pretty iffy for such a heavy motorcycle. I'd never ride a trike but a Jeep with the top down isn't a bad substitute for my beloved bike. I doubt I'll ever do any serious off roading with this one but it will also be useful in winter when the passes are limited to 4X4s or chains. So I guess I'm in the group of wimps, but don't care.
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This is my second Jeep. I had an M38 back when I lived in the Arctic village of Kotzebue, AK. I used to bounce that poor thing over the tundra and along miles of beach fording creeks and such. Shot a few caribou from that jeep too. Now living in OR with lots of Forest Service, BLM and logging roads to play with I decided I needed another Jeep so I bought my current 2001 TJ. It had a hardtop but I put a new soft top on it for warmer weather use. It's also a daily driver. I'm also figuring it will be the replacement for my Goldwing 1800 as my knees are getting pretty iffy for such a heavy motorcycle. I'd never ride a trike but a Jeep with the top down isn't a bad substitute for my beloved bike. I doubt I'll ever do any serious off roading with this one but it will also be useful in winter when the passes are limited to 4X4s or chains. So I guess I'm in the group of wimps, but don't care.
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I currently belong in the non off road group.

I came from a 98 bmw hatch 5 speed that i bought in college i loved that car and wanted the replacement to have character like my old car.


rented a unlimted auto and drove it from FL to NC and around the mountains for a week i was sold. Got a dozer sport S manual when i got home.


I love the jeep for its versitilty, uniquness and oh i can get a v6 attached to a manual. That tight u-turn radius is also so sweet haha.


no name.....mods nothing yet but the bare essentials.
The U-turn is awesome. I find excuses to drive now. I just might put on more than 3000 this year...lol.
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I've taken mine in fields and trails where we go hunting, but never worried about getting stuck because it was mostly just grass. Mine is my daily driver and I have a 2 year old so it has to be reliable, I don't want to tear it up, but might give it a slight lift for looks.
Most of my mods are looks too. Who says they have to be functional? 6 inch heels aren't functional but I have 300 pairs of those...and love them all. I am sure my hips and knees will be shot by the time I hit 50...don't care.
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The U-turn is awesome. I find excuses to drive now. I just might put on more than 3000 this year...lol.
This year? I put on a little over 20k per year.
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most of my mods are looks too. Who says they have to be functional? 6 inch heels aren't functional but i have 300 pairs of those...and love them all. I am sure my hips and knees will be shot by the time i hit 50...don't care.

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Gotta agree with Daggo here

WHAT HE SAID ^^^^^^^^^

Pics of you and your 6 inch heels, or it didn't happen!

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Most of my mods are looks too. Who says they have to be functional? 6 inch heels aren't functional but I have 300 pairs of those...and love them all. I am sure my hips and knees will be shot by the time I hit 50...don't care.
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WHAT HE SAID ^^^^^^^^^

Pics of you and your 6 inch heels, or it didn't happen!

X2!! Haha.
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This year? I put on a little over 20k per year.
When I had my Liberty (bought in June 2008), I got her with 60,000 miles on it. When I traded her in (May 2012) for the Wrangler, I was just over 73,000. I had her for four years. Those miles included 1 road trip to Phoenix, AZ and 5 trips to Gobles, MI.
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WHAT HE SAID ^^^^^^^^^

Pics of you and your 6 inch heels, or it didn't happen!

I have a shoe room in my house. That is one wall.
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This is a better picture
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X2!! Haha.
I really don't have a pic of me in heels. My co-worker took this at work with his cell phone without me knowing and sent it to me about a year ago...lol. Best I can do.
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This thread is worthless without pictures.

Thanks for posting what pictures you did have! You need to get some more (pictures, not shoes).
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This is a better picture
God.... I could probably finish my build and buy another jeep with the amount of money sitting in that room!

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