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Mansizedtarget 05-09-2012 11:42 PM

New Wrangler in Tampa
 
Just got my first Jeep! I always wanted one but never had the balls/money to do it. My first SUV was an '01 Xterra then an '06 Ford Escape. Both served me well, but neither was as stylish or capable as the Jeep.

I got an '09 Jeep Wrangler X, Jeep Green, Hardtop, 17" alloys. A great deal and a great experience buying at Dimmitt Cadillac in St. Pete. $19.5K and less than 22K miles. I love it! I loaded a few pics from the ad to profile, but I'm a low tech kind of guy.

http://images.autotrader.com/scaler/..._A.562x421.jpg

Not a major offroader, but have gone mudding before and occasionally camp and go shooting out in the boonies. I hope to do more of it now that I have the Jeep.

Do already have plans to do a few mods, mostly aesthetic in nature. In order of priority:

1) Want black on black Jeep spare cover.

2) Want to plasti dip the wheels black and possibly plastidip the Jeep Front Logo black as well.

3) Want to get the interior insulated or possibly lined with carpet insulation at a local auto upholstery place. I think all the aftermarket insulation looks kind of cheapo, as does the white plastic of the hardtop interior.

4) Want to armor front and rear tail lights and add the Rugged Ridge mesh grill inserts behind the grill

5) Eventually new tires, BFG All Terrains probably 32" possibly 33" with a one inch shackle or coil lift of some kind. Still learning about that.

6) Probably get this 4WD indicator light. I've been lurking a few days and already learned about the switch on the transfer case; confirmed the indicator light itself works.

6) Add a .50 Cal to the Speaker Bar. :punk: Just seeing if everyone's paying attention.

Anyway love the Jeep so far, and it's quieter and smoother on highway than expected and a hell of a lot more popular with girls than I quite realized! I'm 36 and single, so it's all good. :dance:

MrSig 05-10-2012 04:16 AM

Welcome and enjoy the forum! Last one is the best one.

blkrubi88 05-10-2012 04:23 AM

Welcome!

Mansizedtarget 05-10-2012 07:31 AM

Thanks much. I don't know what it is about Jeeps, but they really get your wheels turning fast on daydreaming about customization projects!

Beastmaster 05-10-2012 07:32 AM

Welcome to the forum! :wavey:

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hbgirl 05-10-2012 08:57 AM

:wavey: welcome Mansizedtarget!

SilverSport 05-10-2012 09:40 PM

Welcome Aboard! :wavey:

Wrangler 1 05-10-2012 09:51 PM

Nice jeep bro!! Welcome and have fun!!

Mansizedtarget 05-08-2013 10:50 PM

It's been a year of Jeeping. Definitely been happy. Made lots of changes and revised my initial list and crossed quite a bit off that wish list too. Getting new wheels and tires this weekend, finally. Decided to go for the Pizza Cutter look: 235/85/16 Duratracs on black MB72s.

jokerchief462 05-09-2013 11:27 PM

:wavey:Welcome to the forum!!!

tabber02 05-10-2013 08:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Mansizedtarget (Post 3735960)
It's been a year of Jeeping. Definitely been happy. Made lots of changes and revised my initial list and crossed quite a bit off that wish list too. Getting new wheels and tires this weekend, finally. Decided to go for the Pizza Cutter look: 235/85/16 Duratracs on black MB72s.

nice choice in tire... where you getting them from? you know we have a meet up at the steak and shake on hillsborough ave in tampa tonight? :whistling:

Mansizedtarget 05-10-2013 09:24 AM

I'm planning on going to the meet up. The tire/wheel is coming from Discount Tire Direct.


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