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Dragonii 02-11-2012 09:18 PM

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.
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...02615005_n.jpg

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

spy 02-11-2012 09:19 PM

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! :thumb:

Dragonii 02-11-2012 09:21 PM

I think I know what wheels she will be getting.
These in 33's.
https://www.tirebuyer.com/tireprevie..._1000x1000.jpg

Dragonii 02-11-2012 09:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spy (Post 2019610)
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! :thumb:


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.
http://www.plastidip.com/blog/wp-con...0-300x2002.jpg

I-Want-A-Jeep 02-11-2012 10:14 PM

Nice! How much lift is on there? 31's now looks like??

Dragonii 02-11-2012 10:40 PM

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.

BeaverJeeper 02-12-2012 12:14 AM

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.

TJWenatchee 02-12-2012 12:26 AM

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. :thumb:

Dragonii 02-12-2012 01:20 AM

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.

Dragonii 02-18-2012 02:18 PM

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.

CASS 02-18-2012 02:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dragonii (Post 2019615)
I think I know what wheels she will be getting.
These in 33's.
https://www.tirebuyer.com/tireprevie..._1000x1000.jpg

What kinds of grabbers are these? they look awesome!

Rubicon06Va 02-18-2012 02:37 PM

Nice jeep and great price! Thats a sweet deal, they sold it under priced.

Dragonii 02-18-2012 03:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CASS (Post 2045989)
What kinds of grabbers are these? they look awesome!

General Tire 04568160000 - General Grabber Tires - Overview - SummitRacing.com

General Tire Extreme Traction Grabber Tires for Both On and Off Road - YouTube

General Tire - Off-Road and Performance Tires - The Tires - Light Truck & SUV

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.

http://www.productwiki.com/upload/im...ith_kevlar.jpg

Dragonii 02-18-2012 03:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rubicon06Va (Post 2046007)
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. :dance:

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

ae5dw 02-18-2012 09:20 PM

Red Jeeps rock. Of course, I could be a little biased.... :thumb::punk:

Dragonii 02-20-2012 12:04 AM

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.:dance::dance::dance::dance::dance:

Dragonii 02-20-2012 07:23 PM

Stopped on the way home from work and bought new brakes (pads, rotors, shoes, drums, hardware), spark plugs and a set of Ranchos. :)

fourty4magjr 02-20-2012 08:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dragonii (Post 2051792)
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.:dance::dance::dance::dance::dance:

sounds like your going to have a fun weekend!:punk:

jp2611 02-20-2012 08:48 PM

Welcome to the Forum and congrats on your Jeep.....I know the feeling!!:D:

oIIIIIIo 02-20-2012 08:59 PM

Congrats....nice ride.

Let the fun begin...i mean "let the mods begin"

Dragonii 02-20-2012 11:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jp2611 (Post 2055093)
Welcome to the Forum and congrats on your Jeep.....I know the feeling!!:D:


you got two, sweet!
I was trying to convince the fiancée that she should get a JK the other day. lol

mark52 02-21-2012 12:03 AM

http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/...5/SAM_2576.jpg
Red goes so nicely on jeeps!

blue6tj 02-21-2012 12:13 AM

Congrats, welcome to the Jeep Club and WF too...:thumb:

jp2611 02-21-2012 04:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dragonii (Post 2055930)
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.

Knowledge97 02-21-2012 05:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blue6tj (Post 2056029)
Congrats, welcome to the Jeep Club and WF too...:thumb:


X2, welcome to the club.

pastorscott 02-21-2012 07:53 AM

Heres my little red jeep... 1st photos after restore
 
http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/.../IMG_88331.jpg:dance:

bhaz413 02-21-2012 08:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dragonii (Post 2045970)
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!

Dragonii 02-21-2012 09:01 AM

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.

30-284 02-21-2012 11:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dragonii (Post 2056820)

Now I just need a name for her.

Why..... It's little Red Riding Hood!:D

Donn

Kevbz 02-21-2012 11:19 AM

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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