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Old 12-04-2013, 08:53 AM   #1
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Hi all,
I am new to the Jeep world sort of.
Came to learn.
I currently have a Taco. Tacoma Prerunner.
I am looking for a Jeep and there is SOOOOOOOOOOO much to learn.

So I am turing to this site to get educated in the ways of the force that is Jeep.

Hope you all don't mind answering questions?

First question.

1.) I am looking for 1998 or newer. Of all the Wrangler models, options, add on's and what not, What is the model NOT, to buy?

JP Magazine says 2007 is heavy with many problems.

What say thee?

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Old 12-04-2013, 02:44 PM   #2
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stay away from the jk platform all together if u plan to off road it more then dirt trails. And if u do buy a jk for gods sake get a 2 door. If u wanna mall crawl go 4 the jk or jku.

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Old 12-04-2013, 03:38 PM   #3
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stay away from the jk platform all together if u plan to off road it more then dirt trails. And if u do buy a jk for gods sake get a 2 door. If u wanna mall crawl go 4 the jk or jku.
My JK Unlimited keeps up with all the TJ's that I have wheeled with and that includes crawling over and up Rock falls. I would highly recommend the JK Platform. If you plan on purchasing a Jeep for a play toy, I would agree with the 2 door comment, the short wheel base is a huge advantage. Ultimately, you will have to make a decision on your research. I am sure that you will receive positive and negative feed back on anything you ask, good luck on your final decision, you are the one that has to be happy with your choice.
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:18 PM   #4
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Question 2.) Suspension setup?

What is the best standard reliable setup? Say 4"

What is the most important part of the setup?

I see all kinds of lifts as with Tacoma. I plan on Dirt roading, runs like Bull Dog canyon and then moving up as my confidence increases?

I hear a lot about death wobble that is why I ask. I want to be awesome on the highway at speeds, and capable and secure on road.
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:29 PM   #5
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You may want to cruze the model specific forum areas for the TJ ('97-'06) and JK ('07-present) models. Each model has it's plusses and minuses and you will find opinions all over the chart. Good luck on your search.

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Old 12-04-2013, 07:45 PM   #6
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Thank you BeastMaster.
I will.
Love to hear the locals first usually with anything in a forum.
You all know what it is like here in the state and you all have a good idea what works well here.
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:51 PM   #7
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BM - by the way, I love Sarge.
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:57 PM   #8
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BM - by the way, I love Sarge.
Thanks.

As far as things to look for, well fortunately rust isn't one of them. Also, I have an '07 and haven't had any problems other than things the PO did on the cheap and I had to fix.
I can't speak about the TJs since I went from a YJ to a JK. They are all good vehicles and it all depends on what you want to do and how you do it.
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:27 PM   #9
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Welcome to the forums.

Don't buy a (enter Jeep model, year and color here ((color matters when off road a Jeep, just so you know)) because they (enter opinion here) and they can not do (enter your Jeep here) and all others (list what they can not do here)

One of our wheeling buddies has a Tacoma and man that thing will go just about anywhere (wrong color, so it has some limitations...)

Here is a photo of our wheeling group on Poison Spider in Moab, UT this fall. All Toyotas and 1 Lexus...



Take your time when you make your first buy.

I own both a TJ and a JKUR, kinda, sorta, Wife owns the JKUR and has just about ran the wheels off it off road...

Both have long arm suspension.

The TJ is a 5.5" long arm lift with a tummy tuck, SYE, custom Drive lines, 35's. LSD front and rear, 4.56 gears, Cromo axels, Dana 44 rear and 30 up front.



The JKUR has a 4" Teraflex long arm lift, Lockers front and rear, custom front drive shaft (in the garage) 5.13 gears, Dana 44 front and rear on 35's. However



If I am in my TJ, I get hell from the XJ, YJ guys. If I am in my JKU, I get hell from all of them.

So in short welcome to the Forums and whatever you buy (remember color matters when dealing with daft people) it sucks?!!!?

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Hi all,
I am new to the Jeep world sort of.
Came to learn.
I currently have a Taco. Tacoma Prerunner.
I am looking for a Jeep and there is SOOOOOOOOOOO much to learn.

So I am turing to this site to get educated in the ways of the force that is Jeep.

Hope you all don't mind answering questions?

First question.

1.) I am looking for 1998 or newer. Of all the Wrangler models, options, add on's and what not, What is the model NOT, to buy?

JP Magazine says 2007 is heavy with many problems.

What say thee?

Have a GREAT week!
What ever you decide keep one thing in mind, buy a Rubicon!!! it came out in 2003 not 1997 like some people will try to say. If you have a family i say buy a 4 door I love my TJ but its a bitch to go camping with 4 people in it.
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Old 12-06-2013, 04:34 PM   #11
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Just tow a trailer. They make off road campers
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Old 12-08-2013, 08:44 AM   #12
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So many Jeeps for sale, so many overpriced Jeeps for sale.

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