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Old 06-20-2010, 06:28 AM   #1
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New Here, Hudson Valley Guy looking to get in Jeep the game

Im new to the site. So, Hello. I already posted in the "intro" area, but I figured I would post it here to since this area is more specific to me. Im from Bloomingburg. Its like 5min from middletown and like 25 from Newburgh. So I dont know if its considered Hudson Valley. Its just out of the Orange County border. I Lived in Newburgh most of my life until about a year ago. Anyway' thats not important. I dont have a Wrangler yet, but I plan on getting one. I have copy and pasted my intro from my other post below. It explains everything.


Ok So Im new to the forum. I know it says that I joined several months back, but that wasnt for me at the time. It was for a my mother in law who owns a Wrangler and was having issues. Now Im here for me. Over the past year I have become a big fan of Wranglers. I always thought they were cool, but it wasnt until recently that I really started to want one. Now I'm "american muscle" through and through, but my car just doesnt fit my needs. I have an 89 Formula, as my sig suggests. Now Im a huge diehard Firebird/Camaro F-Body fan, but like I said the car doesnt fit my needs. I have had it as my daily for a couple years now and lets just say the colder months have been both interesting and frustrating. Snow or any inclement wet weather and this car dont mix well. Not to mention I find myself always driving through alot of woodsy trails or rocky roads. Not fair to the car and annoying to me. So I came to the conclusion that I needed something AWD or 4X4. That was factor one in my choosing of a better vehicle to suit my needs. Secondly it had to be something fun. So that eliminated alot of choices, like SUV's for the most part. This made me look into trucks and something I always thought was cool, but never game too much consideration to in the past...."Wranglers". Needless to say and to make an already long story short I chose the latter. So the hunt is on right now and Im looking to trade my car for a Wrangler. I had a couple of offers already, but they were both junkers. Not lookinf for a project really. My car has already been that. While its my daily and mechanicalkly runs fun it still has a bit to go. Mainly cosmetic (like paint). Im not sure what year or what type of Wrangler Im looking for to be honest though. Im on here to see if I can get any pointers in my search and when I get one be apart of this community. I hear to see if I can get help on things like, What to look out for when searching for the Wrangler and entertaining offers. What are the most common differences and what not. Im sure I will find out the answers to these and other questions by simply searching the forum, which I plan on doing, but this was my introduction so I thought I'd slip in a few here. Any and all pointers are greatly appreciated. Right now, Im probally looking into getting a Jeep above year 1990 if possible. Preferably fuel injected. I dont care whether its auto or stick. So anyways, I look foward to being apart of the community here.

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Old 06-20-2010, 06:43 AM   #2
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First off welcome to the forum! There are a lot of people that like the YJ, I own a TJ (97') and love it! I however did not plain to do any thing to it! But know I find myself wanting new toys for it all the time! The 97' (TJ) is the first to come out with coil springs, so if that is something you are looking at thats a little info! If you can find the I6(4.0) it has a little more power then the I4(2.5).....It's all up to the person! You can build and make the jeep you so to speak! There will smarter people on here then me to help even more! Welcome to the family

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Old 06-20-2010, 07:29 AM   #3
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First off welcome to the forum! There are a lot of people that like the YJ, I own a TJ (97') and love it! I however did not plain to do any thing to it! But know I find myself wanting new toys for it all the time! The 97' (TJ) is the first to come out with coil springs, so if that is something you are looking at thats a little info! If you can find the I6(4.0) it has a little more power then the I4(2.5).....It's all up to the person! You can build and make the jeep you so to speak! There will smarter people on here then me to help even more! Welcome to the family

Thanks, I guess Ideally the newer the better as far as year goes.

Something thats good to be daily driven is my main concern. Something not to modified or not modified at all. I would rather do that type of stuff myself. I have never bought a vehicle heavily modified by someone else already, but I know people who have and they always have issues because of things being done half assed and whatnot. I dont care about something like a lift mod or something minor. Something with its original engine and tranny preferably is what Im looking for. Not sure if I care whether its a 4 or 6 cyl. I guess the inline 6 if I had a choice. Dont care about auto or stick. I do need practice driving stick though. Drove it years back when I was first learning to drive and havent since then. Should not be a problem re-learning. Actually more recently I drove my "mother in laws" Wrangler up the road briefly and I was ok'ish.Def will need practice though. Im a little rough. That was about a year or two ago. She has an 01 I think or 00. I think I would prefer fuel injected over carb if its something older, but like I said the newer the better. I had two carbed car's and they were just annoying...


Hopefully that narrows it a bit as far as what Im looking for.
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Old 10-25-2010, 12:02 PM   #4
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That was 4 months ago, what happened? did you get a Wrangler?
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