Most of my expense has been wants/creature comforts. does have an OME lift a little bigger tires/lights/3 different tops, 3 sets of windows, bumper front and rear/spare carrier-altogether-i would guess $6500. Don't tell her I have had it for 7years.
Well, you will soon come to realize a Jeep is not an investment piece. JEEP does actually stand for Just Empty Every Pocket. I am somewhere in the 9-10K after the purchase of the vehicle. Most money in Rubicon lift, tom woods drive line, SYE, axles, lockers, air system etc. Still have plans of no stopping for a while at the pace of the want list. Very understanding bride helps the situation I must say.
I've had my 97' since Februrary and so far
Both front fenders $250
31" General Grabber AT2's $750
Base Coat $85
4wd Linkage $50
Bumper end caps $25
So about $1370 now , and $3900 for the Jeep itself. I had my last truck for 3 years and never put that much money into it haha The worst part is I can't wait to decide what to spend on it next
Originally Posted by mannyssj13
I live in philly and there is no way I'm leaving my top down and doors off anywhere around here! Maybe for small trips where I'm not moving far from my jeep I can't watch it with my eyes. Can't trust people no matter where you live! Unless you live in Canada lol
Well I just got done looking over all of my orders that I have done through Quadratec, JCWhitney and Tire Rack and I have come up with 6398.48. That is in under a year of owning my 97. Thank God my wife is not a member on this site or I would be castrated right about now.
Over $10k, and that's NOT counting the winch I was given, armor that OBM fabbed, tires from Cepek and the Metalcloaks on the way.
06 Rubi with some sort of double ended, chrome knobbed, cross threaded, infinitely adjustable, frequently breakable, worn out flammywhammers zip tied onto it.
It used to be a jeep thing... til that sh!t broke!
License to kill gophers by the government of the United Nations. Man, free to kill gophers at will. To kill, you must know your enemy, and in this case my enemy is a varmint. And a varmint will never quit - ever. They're like the Viet Cong - Varmint Cong. So you have to fall back on superior intelligence and superior firepower. And that's all she wrote.
First 850 on top, roll bar pads and lil stuff, 800 last week on exhaust manifold, cv joint, steering box work, gas, tank skid, and sitting right now getting a 200 muffler and tail pipe. 7th week of ownership, wife's not happy. You'd think that she would know by now I am a buy it used/fix it guy, not a buy it new/make payments until eternity guy. Silly girl... lol, I've done this 4 different times since we've been married.
And all those other Latin and Greek phrases that mean don't mess with me, I am a bad ass that knows Latin and greek phrases!
All told about $40,000.
New '03 Rubicon, $30,000
Lift and tires/rims 6,000
Shocks, and all the mods put together maybe close to 5,000 more.
That's not including repairs, replacement tires, maintenance, fuel, labor, insurance, or DMV.
But that's not an investment, it's recreation.
My mistress costs much more than the Jeep - also recreation.
My wife is a good investment - she has a job!
It's no wonder the country is falling apart - stupidity abounds!
Just starting, 2’ suspension lift, 31’ tires, front rear bumpers, tire carrier, side guards, tuffey security center console, Al’s liner kit, frameless soft top, new stereo, sires radio top end of $4,000.
2006 TJ Unlimited 4.0, 6 Speed. Maintenance GO BiG OR GO HOME
1250- on wrangler mt/r with Kevlar
300- maganflow exhaust
600- edge package... ( CIA, throttle body, and chip. The chip melted the second day I had it WTF!!!
270- predator half tube doors
145- tonnnoe cover and bikini top
160- neoprene seat covers
30- OHH SH*T handles
375- clarion 300 watt amp. (blew it)
350- Memphis sub 300 watt (blew it)
650- 1000watt roxsford fosgate sub
890- 1000 watt kicker amp
380- 300 watt Orion amp
300- infinity speakers all 4 ( front dashboard, and speaker bar)
nd there's a bunch of little things I haven't added that prolly came to about 300.