|01-28-2011 09:31 PM|
|01-28-2011 08:08 PM|
I would also recommend leaving it stock for a little bit to see what you'd like to change.
|01-28-2011 08:06 PM|
You know there are better ways to get attention... poor lil 'feller
|01-27-2011 06:36 PM|
|JeeperCreeper11||All my point was is that he shouldnt be giving the guy crap about choosing the jk and jeeps are for off road fun in the mud. If he was wanting to flex his muscle on speed buy a sports car and talk about speed on that forum. Hope this makes my point more clear.|
|01-27-2011 03:09 PM|
|Robbish87||You guys are so lame. This is a forum about jeeps, don't like the JK? Leave the JK forum. Nobody wants to hear people try and make themselves sound cool with their racing cars(which probably dont exist)and 1000's of horsepower and who's faster. We are here to talk jeep and that's that. Take the childish racing crap elsewhere.|
|01-27-2011 02:58 PM|
|01-26-2011 08:53 PM|
|01-26-2011 08:40 PM|
Anyway... nice lookin' rig!! I'd drive it for a little while stock until you know exactly what you want to do. No rush. I think I'd stay away from the body lift.
|01-26-2011 07:23 PM|
by the way im doin a v8 swap soon so good luck
|01-26-2011 06:49 PM|
|01-26-2011 05:12 PM|
As an initial matter, you're factually wrong. More importantly, however, the JKs and TJs aren't in a competition. A Jeep is a Jeep and, from what I've seen, they're all welcome on this forum.
I'm not a mod here and have no authority. But I can tell you that the reason you don't see a lot of people flaming each other's Jeeps here is because it's not warmly received.
If you don't like the JK, that's fine. It's good actually, because you don't own one.
|01-26-2011 04:39 PM|
Here she is.
|01-26-2011 04:38 PM|
|Jeepoffroad04||jks have no power thought. tjs are alot more reliable|
|01-26-2011 03:29 PM|
Congrats on the jeep
I would recommend driving it stock for awhile and enjoy it. Your stock X will handle itself just fine for the trail riding you plan to do, as well as daily driving. Consider your upgrades carefully and do plenty of research first.
|01-26-2011 03:13 PM|
|ChaseRedJK||Go for the rubi man. Having a locking front and rear axle and power disconnect sway bars is awesome (which is the only difference in the x and the rubicon). Wrangler Rubicon is the most capable off road vehicle in the world. Locking front axle makes a world of difference.|
|01-26-2011 01:37 PM|
|millfire517||I'm trying to figure out what to do for a lift on this thing. Should I go with a 1"BL and a 2.5 Suspension lift or should I go with a 3.5" lift. And would 305/70/16 look good with a total of 3.5 lift? Anything else I would need to do to make this road worthy? Then down the road will be bumpers, winch, and lockers.|
|01-25-2011 05:57 PM|
|millfire517||If I remember correctly it was about 16,400|
|01-25-2011 05:47 PM|
|05wrangler||i would ahve gone with the TJ cuzz i like them more, but that just me. all that matters is you get what you want now lets see some pics off that bad boy|
|01-25-2011 05:44 PM|
|01-25-2011 05:41 PM|
|millfire517||well I drove by the dealer today and a 2007 wrangler X followed me home. I will post some pics tomorrow.|
|01-24-2011 08:39 PM|
|John412||The extra half inch or inch gain on clearance on tires is useless compared to the performance down grade you will receive. Not sure if I worded that correctly. Look into some basic armor first as that will serve you much better that bigger tires. If you just want bigger tires for the look than go for it but your speedo will be off you will lose power and add wear. What may seem like alittle is actually alot when it comes to wear on your Jeep. You will be happy with the JK as long as you are not expecting a luxury SUV as your purchase. A stock JK off roads with the best of them when outfitted properly and does well as a DD.|
|01-24-2011 07:30 PM|
I got my 2007 4x4 JKU X 6 speed back in 08 with 12k miles for $17,800, down from the $21,900 price the dealership was asking. I had a few things in my favor.
1. It was October so demand for convertibles was low.
2. Gas had just hit $4 per gallons
3. I did not have a trade-in, if you have one, sell it yourself if you can.
4. Have your financing already arranged through your local bank.
5. Use Edmunds.com, they list trade-in value, private seller price, and dealer price. Offer trade-in value but if you get it at private seller price you have done well.
6. Use Autotrader.com, I carried in two printouts of similar jeeps priced around $17k located about 180 miles away. I told the dealer I wanted to deal local, plus I wanted red, the color they had.
7. Be willing to walk away, I was on the way out the door, I had offered $17k they were at $19,100. Not wanting to lose a sale they countered $17,300 plus their $500 service fees (which is BS). But I thought it was a fair price.
|01-24-2011 07:18 PM|
|millfire517||OK I know the JK will need tires this summer, what would you guys recommend being my first mod. I want to run atleast 305/70/17 tires. I might talk the wife into letting me spend a grand on it this year. on top of the tires|
|01-24-2011 07:17 PM|
|CMEvans79||Go Rubi ... getting the X to where the Rubi is would cost too much that you could put into the Rubi ...|
|01-24-2011 07:05 PM|
|Johnny HotFoot||I would vote you buy the newest, lowest milage Jeep.... in this case the JK|
|01-24-2011 06:58 PM|
Rubi this, Rubi that. I get tired of RUBI RUBI RUBI.
A stock 6 cylinder NON Rubi will take you wherever you want to go IF you know how to drive it. There, I said it
|01-24-2011 06:50 PM|
|01-24-2011 06:10 PM|
|John412||If you dont plan on doing any real wheeling other than occasional fun the JK hands down. Have you drove both Jeeps? I drive a TJ and JK regularly. There is no comparison and while a TJ rubi is better suited for off road stock your stock JK is like having a 3 inch lifted TJ on 33's so keep that in mind. I personally would spend slightly if any more and get a 2010 left over like some have said.|
|01-24-2011 05:58 PM|
|millfire517||I guess I do plan on getting maybe 33's and lockers eventually in the diffs, and probably a winch.|
|01-24-2011 05:57 PM|
|millfire517||Well It will be a daily driver but I am going to try to make it to places like Badlands and may do some other wheeling. Not really into mud but would love to do trail rides, but nothing where I would need a rear dig or rear steer. Just the normal occasional stuff I might face while meeting new Jeepers.|
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