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Old 02-11-2012, 10:18 PM   #1
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My little red Jeep :)

I have wanted a Jeep since I was about six, and now, at 37 years old, I have made a childhood dream come true.
I bought my first Jeep the day before yesterday, a 2006 TJ, Flame Red.

Thanks to getting her at a great price with a low interest used car loan (it pays to pay your bills on time, lol) I am left with the ability to burn any money that I get for selling my old truck on extras for the Jeep. This is going to fun.

So let's start with a picture of her as I received her.


I will post pictures as she develops and I am sure that I will be asking plenty of questions.

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Old 02-11-2012, 10:19 PM   #2
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Plastidip will make those fender flares look great and it's easy to use if you mess it up it peals off like a rubber glove. Good luck and I like the color!

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Old 02-11-2012, 10:21 PM   #3
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I think I know what wheels she will be getting.
These in 33's.
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:53 PM   #4
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Plastidip will make those fender flares look great and it's easy to use if you mess it up it peals off like a rubber glove. Good luck and I like the color!

I love that stuff. I used it on my Ranger to black out all the badges.

I plan to buy a few cans. lol

Plastidip has this picture on there website.
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:14 PM   #5
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Nice! How much lift is on there? 31's now looks like??
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:40 PM   #6
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It has a 3" body lift and 265/75r15 (31") on it.

I don't really know what to do with it. I could just leave the lift and put 33's but would that cause me to have to do anything with the gearing? It has a 4.0/6 speed manual.
Judging how it performs now, I think I would be ok. With the 265's on it I still start off in second gear with no issues.

The other option was to swap the lift for a 2" and put 32's. That would be more work, but I don't think 32's would fill it out the way I like with the 3" lift.

I know that suspension lifts or a combination of that with a minor body lift is preferred, but this is what I have. And for $10,650 I wasn't going to complain.
To be honest, I think I will be fine with just a body lift. I live in Louisiana and it's pretty flat around here. lol

I do know this much, I want the red letter Grabbers on a set of black Soft 8's.
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Old 02-12-2012, 01:14 AM   #7
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if you plan on wheeling, you should also plan on getting rid of that 3 in. body lift. bad news bears if you don't.
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Old 02-12-2012, 01:26 AM   #8
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Nice Looking Jeep. If you like the ride height, I would ditch the 3" BL, install a 2 1/2" suspension lift and a 1 1/4" BL. Then go for the 33"s if you like. Again, nice Jeep.
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:20 AM   #9
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Could I do 33's with my engine/transmission? That is the first question.

As for the lift, I will at some point in the not too far off future get rid of the 3" BL. Maybe do something like you recommend, that sounds good, but I have to learn more about these things before jumping into changing the body lift, adding a suspension lift, etc. It would also help to make some Jeep friends locally that would be willing to help. I'm sure it's not really a one man job.
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:18 PM   #10
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Looks like I have a buyer for the Ranger. Driving out to meet him tomorrow. He is bringing a trailer so I think he intends on returning with a little white truck.

$4000 cash..... look out Jeep, you are about to go through some changes.
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:28 PM   #11
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I think I know what wheels she will be getting.
These in 33's.
What kinds of grabbers are these? they look awesome!
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Nice jeep and great price! Thats a sweet deal, they sold it under priced.
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Old 02-18-2012, 04:00 PM   #13
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What kinds of grabbers are these? they look awesome!
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I had Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor tires on my Ranger, I loved them and I thought about getting the Wrangler MT/r's.... they are a bit expensive though. (It would cost $325 more to go with the MT/r's) The only reason I had the Silent Armors was that I got a heavy discount because I used to deliver their auto parts. I no longer get that discount.

The Wrangler MT/r looks very nice but I get the feeling that the Grabbers would be a better ride on the highway as well.

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Old 02-18-2012, 04:06 PM   #14
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Nice jeep and great price! Thats a sweet deal, they sold it under priced.
Now $4k isn't what I paid for the Jeep, that's what I am getting for the Ranger that I am selling.

I paid $10,650 for the Jeep. Still a good deal based on what I was finding elsewhere.
The $4k from the Ranger.... I get to spend on the Jeep.

Redo the lift, custom stereo, new carpet and seat covers, armor kit, new top, lights, alarm, new flares...
Also planning on a tune up, all new brakes, shocks, etc.

Gonna be busy every weekend from now until Christmas. lol
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Red Jeeps rock. Of course, I could be a little biased....
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:04 AM   #16
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This one is going to rock for sure. I sold the Ranger today and just placed a orders for a bit over $2000 worth of stuff for the Jeep.

New top, seat covers, stereo, subwoofer, Gorilla nuts, body armor, carpet, wide fenders, lights, new lift kits........

I'm excited.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:23 PM   #17
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Stopped on the way home from work and bought new brakes (pads, rotors, shoes, drums, hardware), spark plugs and a set of Ranchos.
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This one is going to rock for sure. I sold the Ranger today and just placed a orders for a bit over $2000 worth of stuff for the Jeep.

New top, seat covers, stereo, subwoofer, Gorilla nuts, body armor, carpet, wide fenders, lights, new lift kits........

I'm excited.
sounds like your going to have a fun weekend!
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Welcome to the Forum and congrats on your Jeep.....I know the feeling!!:
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Congrats....nice ride.

Let the fun begin...i mean "let the mods begin"
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Welcome to the Forum and congrats on your Jeep.....I know the feeling!!:

you got two, sweet!
I was trying to convince the fiancée that she should get a JK the other day. lol
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Red goes so nicely on jeeps!
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Congrats, welcome to the Jeep Club and WF too...
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:53 AM   #24
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you got two, sweet!
I was trying to convince the fiancée that she should get a JK the other day. lol
Yeah the other one is "BLU" it is her DD, I drove her Camry once in the winter and said WTH...bought BLU the next week.
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Congrats, welcome to the Jeep Club and WF too...

X2, welcome to the club.
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Heres my little red jeep... 1st photos after restore

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looks like i have a buyer for the ranger. Driving out to meet him tomorrow. He is bringing a trailer so i think he intends on returning with a little white truck.

$4000 cash..... Look out jeep, you are about to go through some changes.
go chaz bono style!
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:01 AM   #28
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I originally wanted yellow, wasn't too fond of the red, but it is growing on me... quickly.
She should be getting the black rims and red letter tires soon, a Rampage frame-less top with tinted windows has been ordered along with some lights and I ordered her new zombie badges last night. I think the red is going to work out just fine.

Now I just need a name for her.
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Now I just need a name for her.
Why..... It's little Red Riding Hood!

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i was thinking about those general grabbers with the red letters, on a red jeep would look cool I think, with black rims with the red pinstripe around the lip.

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