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MS_04_TJ 03-12-2012 04:39 PM

new to the jeep world
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Hey everyone, I bought an 04 jeep wrangler about two weeks ago.. I've never owned a jeep nor do I know anything about them except I've always wanted one. The guy I bought it from seemed like he took care of it and built it correctly.. here is what i know about it:

2004 wrangler columbia ed.
4.0L 5speed manual
101,256 miles
zone left (not sure on size) maybe 4" or 6"?
skyjacker shock in the front by steering bar
32"x11.5" nitto trail grapplers on 16" moto metal rims with matching spare
smittybuilt bumpers front & rear & step sides
smittybuilt xrc 8 winch
smittybuilt 5th wheel tire rack thing on back
paid: $12,000

I am not sure if it has any other aftermarket parts in the axels/ trans/ motor. It does feel underpowered when accelerating but from reading on here thats from the bigger tires and stock gears??? also, there is a vibration in the steering from 35-45 ish mph and I'm not sure what is causing it? its not bad but noticable. also, I've noticed the speed odometer is off when using my phone gps. gps says 55mph and jeep reads 51-52mph. the jeep shifts smooth through all the gears and sooo much fun to drive!! I love it and plan to continue to upgrade things but first off I would like to get some advice on my new purchase as to if it was worth what i paid and where should I start. I think re gearing is first so it wont feel underpowered but ALL and ANY advice will be greatly appreciated.. thanks to everyone in advance..!!
PS: I travlel ~200 hwy miles/week for work and plan to also use it for weekend fun/ mudding.

SilverSport 03-12-2012 08:42 PM

Welcome Aboard! :wavey:

blkrubi88 03-13-2012 04:06 AM


MrSig 03-13-2012 04:14 AM

Welcome and enjoy the forum!

JDsDream 03-13-2012 04:19 AM

Welcome to the Forum

whiteyjfm 03-13-2012 03:26 PM

Congrats and welcome !! :punk::punk:

MS_04_TJ 03-13-2012 06:46 PM

Thanks everyone!

Barrie 03-13-2012 06:54 PM

Welcome to the asylum. :wavey:

shell 03-13-2012 07:27 PM


denisbaldwin 03-14-2012 06:58 AM

Welcome! Sounds like you need to re-calibrate your speedo. Good looking Jeep! You'll have lots of fun.

jsmithtx 03-15-2012 10:11 PM

Welcome to the WF!

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