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Old 03-14-2009, 12:53 PM   #1
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Finally got our jeep

Well as most of you know and understand... as a young man or woman, and some of you still are, we have always looked and admired the Little Jeeps. I know I did and dwelled many times on the time I would get a Jeep. Jc Whitney catalogues... were full of pasts and all the possible modifications.
All thru my teenage life... and then all thru my Navy days, I had always wanted a JEEP! So after many many day dreams thru the years... my wife and I finally purchased our JEEP! At first she thought it was ridiculous to buy a jeep but agreed on my desires and we bought our Sahara on Feb 24th.
As is the case in many stories... now my wife loves it! LOL She asks to drive it to work to show it off as well as having fun driving it!
Now when she comes home from work she asks "where are we going for a ride"? LOL
BTW... you younger folks... don't put everything off too long! I turn 60 this June so I have been wanting a JEEP for over 40 years ! LOL
I have to say this forum and a few other forums have helped us thru this decision and guided us in the direction of what would best suit us. Thanks to all of you!
I know it has only been a few weeks... but no problems... no surprises... and no leaks!
We have found the ride very smooth... the drive train very smooth... the seats are just right for us! We enjoy the sound of the road and the sound of the wind. We think this is such a great vehicle for us and will serve us well for a very long time!
We have taken it out on the back country roads, the creek bed... and the highway. Yes we even got mud on it already! We are very pleased with everything. Even the gas issue is acceptable!

Well here is what we are so proud of:
09' Wrangler SAHARA 2 door with hard top
Sunburst orange
Automatic with limited slip differential
Trailer towing hitch factory installed (therefore getting the anti sway)
Remote start (this was not important but came with it)

My dealership (Bob Allen in Frankfort Kentucky) did well in locating this one for me and traveled 330 miles to get it in Tennessee.
We are looking forward to some wonderful times with this Jeep! One of our new adventures will be geo-caching... what a great picture... Geo-caching in a JEEP! We enjoy kayaking and our FOLBOT will fit nicely in the back!
Now I hope I can put some pics up here for you all to see...

Ralph & Peggy
Picnic for two!
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Old 03-14-2009, 01:46 PM   #2

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Welcome to the group!... A Jeep will make you younger!

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Old 03-14-2009, 01:51 PM   #3
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Very nice! I'm sure you'll enjoy it for a long time. Just wait until it gets warmer and you can pull the top off.


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Old 03-14-2009, 01:51 PM   #4
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Congrats. Welcome to WF. Now thats a great color.
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Old 03-14-2009, 03:38 PM   #5
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Congrats! I really like the look of that thing. The color and body color flares are both great.
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Old 03-14-2009, 04:26 PM   #6
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Welcome to WF Ralph and Peggy.

My father-in-law bought his when he turned 62. For a year or two I drove it as much as he did. I wanted to mod it for him but he kept saying "why do I need that". So I figured I'd get my own which I did, and start modding it. When he saw how mine was going he asked me how hard it would be to make his fit 32" tires. He didn't want to get too crazy.

These things are just good clean fun.
Just getting to work is an adventure.
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Old 03-14-2009, 04:44 PM   #7
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welcome to the forum. love the pics!!
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Old 03-15-2009, 02:42 AM   #8
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Awesome pics!! That is a great color...and you guys look like you're already having a blast.'re only as old as you feel. By the looks of things, you two are spring chickens!
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Old 03-17-2009, 09:23 PM   #9
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Hi Picnic 42!! Congratulations on your purchase of a new Sahara.
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Old 03-18-2009, 02:54 PM   #10
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I come down to Frankfort and do some kayaking... where are those pictures taken... and how do I get there?!

I would be coming from the Louisville area.
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:30 PM   #11
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Old 03-18-2009, 09:27 PM   #12

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Nice Jeep. Great to see a husband/wife team using it. It's lots of fun. Glad to see you're getting it dirty. Hard to really enjoy it without getting it out into the wilderness. Happy 4 wheeling.

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Old 03-19-2009, 10:16 AM   #13
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Nice Jeep! off road already?? enjoy! lol
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:37 AM   #14
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Hello everyone, my wife and I just purchased a new wrangler sahara unlimited last night. Does anyone have a link to a homelink mirror installation?

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Old 03-19-2009, 02:49 PM   #15
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Congrats on the new JK, color is GREAT.....Enjoy.....Enjoy!
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Old 03-19-2009, 05:01 PM   #16

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Welcome Ralph & Peggy! I think the Orange is a super nice color & the Sahara is so nice with the painted guards. Excellent choice
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Old 03-19-2009, 07:02 PM   #17
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Nice Jeep. Congrats on the buy. Welcome to the forum. Let the fun begin.
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Old 03-23-2009, 03:07 PM   #18
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Congrats on the new Jeep. I can't wait for my Sunburst Orange Rubi to come in!
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Congrats! Enjoy it...
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:01 PM   #20
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Congrats on your JK !! I know you will enjoy as much as I have mine. I was inthe same boat as you, turning 60 when I got my 2010 JK. Been loving every minute in it and plan on keeping it for a long time !
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:53 PM   #21
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Congrats on the Jeep!! I always had my late Grandfather ask "When are we gonna go see what this thing can do?"

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