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Old 08-09-2008, 09:09 PM   #1
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extras for a new jeep?

we have the new 4 door - and a birthday comig up in September- any ideas for a few extras for the 4 door- it is for a 16 year old GIRL who is not going off road--she has found a tire cover on ebay -speakers don't sound that great but I'm not sure I want it too loud quite yet!!

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Old 08-09-2008, 11:11 PM   #2
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Window tint, grill insert, gas cap cover.

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Shouldn't the Jeep be a b-day present alone??? If not, get her some 20" rims for it, tv's for the headrests, neons underneath. she aint offroading it anyway.
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the Jeep IS her birthday present but she has grandparents , aunts and uncles who would like to give her something also-
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the Jeep IS her birthday present but she has grandparents , aunts and uncles who would like to give her something also-

Remind me not ta ley my daughter read this thread
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Nice GPS for off road travel. I replace my stock head unit (remember what that is) with a Kenwood Stereo and GPS/DVD. Just have to be careful with theft. Costs like $1099.. See below. Or really cool Neoprene Seat Covers...Take a look at Wet Okole
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Old 08-11-2008, 07:50 PM   #7
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just order the catalogs for Quadratec and 4WDHardware and thumb through them--you will be amazed at how much stuff you will want!!!
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I'm not trying to be snide, but how about some offroad driving lessons for her? At 16 years old she can't have much experience driving and Jeeps aren't the best handling vehicles on the road... ...in fact, they're about the worst.
If it were my child I'd want to make sure that she respected the limits as well as the capabilities of the vehicle.
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she is not going off road- she is a good driver and the jeep seems like a good safe car.
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Just sayin, they're tip-over-prone, have poor stopping distance, and virtually no side impact protection.
They are not cars and shouldn't be thought of as cars. Again, just sayin.

But, then again, I remember one evening when I pulled one bloody 16 year old girl from the back of a flipped Bronco II, one kid got ejected, and one died in my arms.
Wasn't the kids' fault; they got cut off but swerved like they would've in a car; if they had just rammed the idiot that cut them off, they just would've rear-ended him. The dude that cut them off just kept going.
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really - they don't seem that much worse than my Honda pilot- it has not side
impact protection- any car can flip if the driver isn't careful- i researched this before I boughtt he 4 door and feel like it is fine for driving around town and going to school- sorry that you don't agree.
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No; don't get me wrong. I'm not dissing the choice of vehicle.
I'm not anti-Jeep at all. I'm just very pro driver-ed. Driver-ed specific to this vehicle.
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Ok- totally understand - she has taken private driving lessons and will take a practice test the week b/f road test with him again- he agreed that the 4 door was a good car-
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the jeep is not too tip-over prone, especially the newer ones, as long as you know it's not a porsche and can't take turns like one. i mean i'm younger (19, going on 20 in September), and drive a lifted jeep (which would be more tip-over prone than a stock) and have taken turns that i thought was a smidgen too fast, but even then i still felt safe in the jeep and did not feel like it would tip. but then again everybody's different when it comes to driving and what they were taught, but i'm sure she will be safe.

as for accessories... if not offroading too much, i would concentrate on the interior then, and maybe some little cool things for the outside. i mean just stuff to personalize the jeep, seat covers, steering wheel cover, and audio components (although you said you don't want it too loud yet). but the advice given by white rubicon is good, just got to quadratec.com or 4wd.com and get a free magazine and flip through it
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thanks for your kind input. I think she is looking at a tire cover now and we are trying to see what would be best for her ipod- read about a radio that you can scroll thru the ipod but it's probably too expensive-
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thanks for your kind input. I think she is looking at a tire cover now and we are trying to see what would be best for her ipod- read about a radio that you can scroll thru the ipod but it's probably too expensive-
If I didn't want to ruin how cool the new wheels look on the back of the Jeep, I always thought those "Life is Good" wheel covers are great. The saying strikes me as seeming to effectively capture/supplement the spirit of the Wrangler experience (especially on those sunny, 80 degree days with the top and doors off!).
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thanks for your kind input. I think she is looking at a tire cover now and we are trying to see what would be best for her ipod- read about a radio that you can scroll thru the ipod but it's probably too expensive-
This is what I use for my ipod in my jeep and it works great. mine is older and does not have the bluetooth but i still think it is a great product.

http://www.engadget.com/2007/09/13/m...fm-transmitte/

when i purchased mine it was under $50.
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Jeeps are very safe. I walked away from my TJ after a semi truck decided it wanted to be in my lane.

As for what to get her. Granted I know she is not going off road, but if it is a 4wd version at least show her how to put it in and out of 4wd and explain when to use it vs when not to.

Gift wise, thick floor matts, visor cd holder, first aid kit, flash light etc. Most things for jeeps that we add are for off road. But I suppose you could add a few just for looks, Like tow hooks, a CB, Roll bar grip handles, etc.
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Good first aid kit, flashlight, fire extinguisher, tool kit, and a little bag of "just in case" stuff. Also make sure she knows how to change a tire or get her a AAA membership. I carry this stuff in both my vehicles and the in the wifes car. If she never needs any of it than good, but Im just not that lucky. Also +1 on the quadratec catalog, I could probably built a small house with all my cash that I gave them, its a great resource.
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Just a suggestion if your looking to spend a few bucks. i mean you are giving her a new jeep i would kill to be handed that car. http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2383/...9b15be.jpg?v=0
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For the love of God, never let this happen to another Jeep!!

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I can hear it crying from here!

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It's a terrible shame to make a thing of beauty look like a combination Mercedes SUV / H3. What are they thinking? LIMO Anyone ????
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They are not cheap, but Hawaiian print neoprene seat covers are perfect for a 16 year old girl.

http://www.wetokole.com/JEEP-WRANGLER-4F.html


Heck, I'm even considering them for my Jeep.

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