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05-20-2010 04:05 PM
JeepChick-aBoomBoom My Conclusion of this post: Trade in the damn Rendezvous for a Jeep already. Oh hubbbyyyyyy........
05-19-2010 09:29 PM
InfernoGirl
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hilldweller View Post
Whip out your checkbook and call AEV.





Dammit Hilldweller! You are making me drool on my keyboard! I love white Jeeps, and a white JKL with half doors is just about perfect!
05-19-2010 08:24 PM
pathguy
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Originally Posted by wrangler0 View Post
HA! Don't even get me started....!!

I'm a musician....my ears are pretty sensitive to changes in sound quality, especially these days with MP3's, etc all over the place....music compressed at low bitrates loses SOOOO much sound quality on the high end it's not even funny, and satellite radio squashes the hell out the music/talk radio, all styles (acoustic music is especially vulnerable to lower bitrates, the high end disappears and it gets very dull sounding).

Oops..this is a Wrangler forum. Wrong place to talk about this topic!



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I'm with you Wrangler0, terrible sound on the satellite radio, and crappy sound from all the compressed mp3's. I need to get a cassette deck installed!! But, still worth every penny!
05-19-2010 06:52 PM
JIMBOX Oh, so sorry, how about "World War Two"


Quote:
Originally Posted by hig4s View Post
World War Eleven???? Say What???

The term Jeep in WW II was used for General Purpose carrier, or, escort carriers or baby flattop.

There, Now I think you'll understand !!

JIMBO
05-19-2010 06:40 PM
hig4s
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Originally Posted by JIMBOX View Post
Maybe so, but originally (1940) the American Bantam, builtem for the US Army, then Willys and Ford took over for the Military contracts, during WW11 !!

All kinda things happened "AFTER" WW 11

JIMBO
World War Eleven???? Say What???

The term Jeep in WW II was used for General Purpose carrier, or, escort carriers or baby flattop.
05-19-2010 06:26 PM
Hilldweller
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Originally Posted by TrueNorth View Post
It's a shame we can't buy a bone stock JK with Dana 60 axles,ARB lockers and a diesel with 400 ft'lbs of torque at the local dealership.
Isrealis buy thousands of them that way, why can't we?
Whip out your checkbook and call AEV.





05-19-2010 11:29 AM
JIMBOX Maybe so, but originally (1940) the American Bantam, builtem for the US Army, then Willys and Ford took over for the Military contracts, during WW11 !!

All kinda things happened "AFTER" WW 11

JIMBO
05-19-2010 11:14 AM
mountainsoul
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Originally Posted by biffman View Post
Dude, I picked up my Unlimited Sahara right about the same time you did. Drove it off the lot with 8 miles on it and now have over 700. Driving this thing is a blast! I had the top and front doors off this weekend and it was awesome. I had to give rides to a bunch of neighbor kids as they were all coming over to look at it and about everywhere I go people come up to me to talk about the jeep. I love this thing and can't imagine why I EVER drove anything else! I've wanted a Wrangler for over 10 years and this was my 40th birthday present to myself.
Awesome. Sounds like we shared a similar experience. Glad you finally found your true calling. Enjoy!

Quote:
Originally Posted by TrueNorth View Post

They were designed by BMW and first built by Mecerdes Benz for military use.
That I did not know. So technically I'm still driving a Bayerische Motoren Werkes lol...
05-18-2010 07:19 PM
TrueNorth Worth every penny in my opinion...
Can't think of a more versatile vehicle in the USA for under 30K.





I think people forget these are not passeger cars nor were they origionally indented for civilian use.

They were designed by BMW and first built by Mecerdes Benz for military use.

JK's were intended for use by troops used to riding in leaf sprung 12 ton trucks not tender civilians with Cadillac like expectations.


It's a shame we can't buy a bone stock JK with Dana 60 axles,ARB lockers and a diesel with 400 ft'lbs of torque at the local dealership.
Isrealis buy thousands of them that way, why can't we?
05-17-2010 05:28 PM
biffman
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Originally Posted by mountainsoul View Post
This is a great thread to make my introduction I guess.

Just picked up my first Jeep. A new '10 Unlimited Sahara with the Freedom Top. I've wanted one forever but couldn't pull myself away from over-engineered, over-built, over-expensive German sports cars. But today was a new day. It had 28 miles on the clock when I left the dealer. I wake up the very next day and there is a beautiful shimmering pool of water adorning the center of my dash directly above the media center. It glistens in the morning sun like my wife's overpopulated jewelry box. I glance at the odometer as it reads 52 miles...

I double check my paperwork to see if I had opted for the factory installed self-cleaning interior package. I did not. After searching under the seats for any nesting vermin that might have decided to inconsiderately relieve themselves on my dash during the night...I leave baffled. I jump online and find this great forum filled with good people and tons of information regarding my new steed. And I come to find that this is a very common issue. Apparently I had a better chance of getting a leaking new roof than I do getting herpes from a night of bare-backing Paris Hilton.

But you know what...it didn't really bother me. Now if I had spent 30K on ANY other brand new vehicle and I woke up the very next day to find my roof leaking I would have driven said vehicle straight back to the dealer, through the freshly Windexed glass doors and over the overweight, over-tanned, smarmy sales manager. But not today...

Today I jumped in my shiny new Jeep, removed the roof, cranked the stereo, wiped the pool of water off my dash with the sleeve of my (3x too big) Avs jersey, and left my driveway with a big grin on my face. Realizing my Jeep has made me a new, and better, man.

I'm glad to be here, leaking roof and all.
Dude, I picked up my Unlimited Sahara right about the same time you did. Drove it off the lot with 8 miles on it and now have over 700. Driving this thing is a blast! I had the top and front doors off this weekend and it was awesome. I had to give rides to a bunch of neighbor kids as they were all coming over to look at it and about everywhere I go people come up to me to talk about the jeep. I love this thing and can't imagine why I EVER drove anything else! I've wanted a Wrangler for over 10 years and this was my 40th birthday present to myself.
05-17-2010 05:24 PM
Hexxum I love my Jeep to death, but you would think that I had a masters in insects. It amazes me the bugs that I find in my car. I have seen bugs I probably never would have seen had I owned anything other than a Jeep!
05-17-2010 05:12 PM
hig4s
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Originally Posted by daggo66 View Post
Not as good as what? What do you base this on?
On the torque and response of the TJ's inline six. Certainly better than than my old YJ 4cyl.
05-17-2010 10:55 AM
drivebytruckerz If you want to be more comfortable buy something else.. Jeeps (the ones with removable tops) aren't Cadillacs. If you want it to drive like one, it's never going to. You might be more of a Grand Cherokee person. My wife has one and we both love it. It's got a 5.7 Hemi, leather seats, nav system... blah blah blah.. that's great for a road trip.. but you have to "live" a TJ, CJ, YJ.... it becomes part of who you are.. sounds like you're starting to get it.. Just accept your jeep for what it is, and you'll fall in love.
05-17-2010 10:12 AM
daggo66
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Originally Posted by hig4s View Post
for serious off roading the v6 is not as good
Not as good as what? What do you base this on?
05-17-2010 09:20 AM
Guadzilla Thanks for all the advice. Checked under the front end and sure enough the steering stabilizer is leaking. Only had the Jeep 10 months so bringing it back in for service. Thanks again everyone!!
05-07-2010 01:03 PM
JIMBOX Well, thats a pool to a

----------------PARAMECIUM-------------------


Quote:
Originally Posted by mountainsoul View Post
Maybe I was just subconsciously adding some creative freedom to my award winning prose...

It was about ten droplets in all actuality.
GOOD DAY (actually 10 pools)

JIMBO
05-07-2010 12:52 PM
mountainsoul
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Originally Posted by JIMBOX View Post
I'm having a hard time trying to imagine a POOL of water on the dash, now mine would do that after dash mods, but stock ???
Maybe I was just subconsciously adding some creative freedom to my award winning prose...

It was about ten droplets in all actuality.
05-07-2010 12:40 PM
JIMBOX I'm having a hard time trying to imagine a POOL of water on the dash, now mine would do that after dash mods, but stock ???



JIMBO
05-07-2010 12:31 PM
mountainsoul This is a great thread to make my introduction I guess.

Just picked up my first Jeep. A new '10 Unlimited Sahara with the Freedom Top. I've wanted one forever but couldn't pull myself away from over-engineered, over-built, over-expensive German sports cars. But today was a new day. It had 28 miles on the clock when I left the dealer. I wake up the very next day and there is a beautiful shimmering pool of water adorning the center of my dash directly above the media center. It glistens in the morning sun like my wife's overpopulated jewelry box. I glance at the odometer as it reads 52 miles...

I double check my paperwork to see if I had opted for the factory installed self-cleaning interior package. I did not. After searching under the seats for any nesting vermin that might have decided to inconsiderately relieve themselves on my dash during the night...I leave baffled. I jump online and find this great forum filled with good people and tons of information regarding my new steed. And I come to find that this is a very common issue. Apparently I had a better chance of getting a leaking new roof than I do getting herpes from a night of bare-backing Paris Hilton.

But you know what...it didn't really bother me. Now if I had spent 30K on ANY other brand new vehicle and I woke up the very next day to find my roof leaking I would have driven said vehicle straight back to the dealer, through the freshly Windexed glass doors and over the overweight, over-tanned, smarmy sales manager. But not today...

Today I jumped in my shiny new Jeep, removed the roof, cranked the stereo, wiped the pool of water off my dash with the sleeve of my (3x too big) Avs jersey, and left my driveway with a big grin on my face. Realizing my Jeep has made me a new, and better, man.

I'm glad to be here, leaking roof and all.
05-07-2010 11:36 AM
Aaronkushner We have all had our issues with Jeep's but we all love them more than we can explain for some reason. I had to get rid of my 97 TJ.......was utterly devistated. Still miss it so so much and that was 4 years ago. Once you become a Jeep owner there is nothing quite like it. Glad you are aboard! and remember.....keep the Jeep wave ALIVE!!
05-07-2010 06:26 AM
Levinoss When I want to clean the onside I take off the doors and hit the high pressure wash. Cmon....who else can do that.....
05-07-2010 02:41 AM
RubiJK12 Is it really worth the money?

I'm old and this is the first new vehicle I ever bought and put $5k into to change it!
And the sound from the sat. radio? Hey, I'm lucky to even hear it!
But is it worth it? Oh Yeah!!! Wouldn't be the same with my Jeeps!
Enjoy and have fun!
05-06-2010 04:12 PM
pheobo There is something special about a Jeep. For me, it's the reliability of the engine.. It's fun to dirve, and customizeable. It's like having a hobby in of itself. I don't care if it get's dirty, drop the top down and just have fun.

It's a Jeep.
05-06-2010 02:23 PM
jk'n I got my first wrangler when I turned 50 in 07. Makes me feel like I'm 15 again. It was a lot of money for me but for the pleasure of driving it, I feel it was worth every penny. No problems with any kind of front end wobble so far on my Rubicon with 31,000 miles on it.
05-06-2010 01:56 PM
hig4s
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Originally Posted by Rolling Thunder View Post
Hey all-new here. Just bought a Wrangler Unlimited Islander (I love the beach), have had a Liberty and two Grand Cherokee's. Finally the got Jeep I always wanted. 202 miles so far no "Death Wobble", leaks or other problems (keeping my fingers crossed)
I've got 37,000 miles on my 08, 6 speed, 4 door X,, not a problem.
05-04-2010 10:09 PM
Rolling Thunder Hey all-new here. Just bought a Wrangler Unlimited Islander (I love the beach), have had a Liberty and two Grand Cherokee's. Finally the got Jeep I always wanted. 202 miles so far no "Death Wobble", leaks or other problems (keeping my fingers crossed)
05-04-2010 10:05 PM
hig4s
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Originally Posted by 1badfish View Post
Im 38. I owned a 97 sport for a time. I'm considering a 2010 Rubi Unlimited. I priced one at 33 (out the door). I'm now looking at everything I can get for that price. Probably not a good idea. I love the new JK, just apprehensive about the new V6 only. Love everything else. I live in Miami now but hopefully will get back to Ga., NC, or SC sometime where the weather is better. Miami is like living on the sun. A cuban sun.
for serious off roading the v6 is not as good, but for most people who use Wranglers as daily drivers and only off road occasionally they are really pretty good. Of course it doesn't matter what engine you have, they are shaped like bricks and due to lousy aerodynamics will get lousy gas mileage.

Back in the late 80s I lived in Michigan and I had a YJ with a 4 cyl, best I ever got was 20mpg, usually 19, and only 17 to 18 in the winter when I needed to put it in 4 wheel drive often.

I get 16mpg with my JK 4 door with 275 tire. mostly highway.
05-04-2010 08:51 PM
1badfish
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Originally Posted by Guadzilla View Post
I'm sure I'll get a little beat up for this post, but just wondering if I'm the only one... I've wanted a Wrangler since high school, and finally last year, at age 37, I bought a brand new Unlimited. These Wranglers are alot of money, and I've got to admit, I'm a little disappointed. Here's why: the stereo sucks, the engine sucks, and every so often, I'll hit a bump while turning and get the "Death Wobble." Thank God neither my soft top or hard top leaks like so many others. If it wasn't a Wrangler, nobody in their right mind would pay 25-30K for a vehicle with these issues. If it wasn't for the 3 months of nice weather we get here in NY where I can cruise the beach with my top down, it wouldn't be worth it. Somehow, through it all, I love that damn Jeep. I still look out the window and can't believe I finally own one. I don't know what it is... but I'm hooked.
Im 38. I owned a 97 sport for a time. I'm considering a 2010 Rubi Unlimited. I priced one at 33 (out the door). I'm now looking at everything I can get for that price. Probably not a good idea. I love the new JK, just apprehensive about the new V6 only. Love everything else. I live in Miami now but hopefully will get back to Ga., NC, or SC sometime where the weather is better. Miami is like living on the sun. A cuban sun.
05-04-2010 01:00 AM
phottomatt BEST CAR STEREO I HAVE EVER HEARD. It's all relative I guess, besides NO ONE will argue that it sounds better just cause its in a jeep. I'm used to a '97 Caravan and a '96 Taurus with blown speakers so I have nothing to complain about.
05-03-2010 11:34 PM
wrangler0
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Originally Posted by hig4s View Post
Bad sound quality on a metal station? Is that an oxymoron?

Sounds fine in my Jeep, I also listen to it at work on my computer, but usually very low volume there.
HA! Don't even get me started....!!

I'm a musician....my ears are pretty sensitive to changes in sound quality, especially these days with MP3's, etc all over the place....music compressed at low bitrates loses SOOOO much sound quality on the high end it's not even funny, and satellite radio squashes the hell out the music/talk radio, all styles (acoustic music is especially vulnerable to lower bitrates, the high end disappears and it gets very dull sounding).

Oops..this is a Wrangler forum. Wrong place to talk about this topic!



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