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AndyMan74 08-07-2012 12:30 PM

Wrangler pre-Newb
 
Hey guys, I'm in the Process of buying my first Wrangler - Just checking in to see how much fun I am going to have!

MississippiDirtTJ 08-07-2012 01:17 PM

If you're going to do a big build or wheel it hard don't buy one with a Dana 35 rear axle. Had I known how weak they were I wouldn't have gotten the jeep I did. I bought then learned. Do it the other way since you have the chance :D

Got your eye on any specific jeep yet?

Dextreme 08-07-2012 03:55 PM

It will simply possess your life. :thumb:

AndyMan74 08-07-2012 04:21 PM

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Originally Posted by MississippiDirtTJ (Post 2661777)
If you're going to do a big build or wheel it hard don't buy one with a Dana 35 rear axle. Had I known how weak they were I wouldn't have gotten the jeep I did. I bought then learned. Do it the other way since you have the chance :D

Got your eye on any specific jeep yet?

Looking to do at least 31"s and a 2" lift - Looking at 2003-2004 Sahara's -

Gunner 08-07-2012 06:48 PM

05-06 LJ's come with rear 44's and you will have a blast. Good people and great wheeling.

SurfKaster 08-07-2012 07:20 PM

a LOT

carl d 08-07-2012 07:25 PM

Welcome aboard. Your gonna have a blast, warning though, this is very addicting :-)

CaseInternational 08-07-2012 11:10 PM

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Originally Posted by AndyMan74 (Post 2661571)
Hey guys, I'm in the Process of buying my first Wrangler - Just checking in to see how much fun I am going to have!

I second everyone saying you will have a lot of fun! I got one almost two weeks ago and have loved every minute of it. My 18 month old daughter also loves it and likes to ride in it with me.

Jeff

Powertrip 08-07-2012 11:21 PM

You're not going to have any fun at all. Ask anyone here, we all hate Wranglers!!









Just kidding, welcome to your newest addiction!

NickDanger 08-07-2012 11:22 PM

It get's expensive, but just take it slow and keep an eye on CL for good used parts. Beats the high price tags on new stuff sometimes.

AndyMan74 08-08-2012 01:51 PM

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Working on a deal for this one - 03 Sport

JustinCHorst 08-08-2012 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by AndyMan74 (Post 2665377)
Working on a deal for this one - 03 Sport


not a very common color around here...looks nice

MarkGLHS 08-09-2012 10:26 AM

ANDY take it from me, a recent (July 2012) first-time Wrangler owner, you will have a huge grin on your face every time you are out and about with the top off, the dog in the back, and the sun shining......and the on-lookers are all jealous.

That blue Sport looks great.

Jgood738 08-09-2012 10:46 AM

Let's see...You struggle with the top for the first time, carry all the windows inside the house, jump into your topless Jeep and start down the road only to get waved at by a complete stranger driving another Jeep. The sun on your face, the wind in your hair. It's when you realize how lucky you are to own one and how special it makes you feel. It's a beautiful feeling.

Rolf 08-09-2012 10:57 AM

You won't look back. Same as a previous poster I would suggest you try and find an LJ. The extra space is really woth the extra effort in finding one. The crystal blue pearl is very pretty though.

G-LOVE 08-09-2012 11:15 AM

Love the blue you are looking at. I have owned mine for two weeks now, but still going through it, so I haven't put her on the road yet. I can't wait!!!! Good luck.

-Jim

AndyMan74 08-09-2012 02:33 PM

We just agreed on a price so it looks like it's going to be mine. I have a sweet black lab who loves to ride in the boat. She is going to be in heaven!

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Originally Posted by MarkGLHS (Post 2668234)
ANDY take it from me, a recent (July 2012) first-time Wrangler owner, you will have a huge grin on your face every time you are out and about with the top off, the dog in the back, and the sun shining......and the on-lookers are all jealous.

That blue Sport looks great.


Brew 08-09-2012 02:40 PM

X2 on an LJ. All are 4.0L and D44 rear. Or you can get a LJ Rubicon, which is the perfect jeep. :)

AndyMan74 08-09-2012 02:57 PM

Although an 05-06 LJ sounds good, it would cost me about 4K more than I am getting this 03 Sport for. It is not going to be a daily driver so I am trying to keep it fairly cheap. And I am now addicted to this color!

monkeee2002 08-09-2012 05:14 PM

The first time you drive it without the doors & top, you'll never want to put the doors & top back on!

Welcome to the party :thumb:
and always remember, when if comes to mods:
Just
Empty
Every
Pocket

I like that blue color!
And, the D44 axle was an option on the Sport, so take a look, you might have one under there!

geoffmarton 08-09-2012 11:25 PM

My yellow lab has never been fond of cars (oddly). He doesn't hate them, but has only tolerated car rides. Until I got my '05 Sport...now he doesn't hesitate to hop right in. Of course, at 8 years old, he's also the reason I won't be lifting anytime soon. I'm in FL, so no hills/ravines/big rocks, so a lift also isn't necessary.

daswab 08-10-2012 12:44 PM

as someone once said " Welcome to the addiction" you are going to love it.

blue6tj 08-11-2012 05:25 AM

congrats...

TJ in GA 08-11-2012 07:07 AM

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Originally Posted by monkeee2002 (Post 2669372)
The first time you drive it without the doors & top, you'll never want to put the doors & top back on!

+1 :dance:

XxHelmetxX 08-11-2012 09:36 AM

welcome welcome welcome this is the place to be when u get a Jeep a lot of good info on here

Fireaxe 08-11-2012 11:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AndyMan74
Hey guys, I'm in the Process of buying my first Wrangler - Just checking in to see how much fun I am going to have!

You have no idea.......

AndyMan74 08-11-2012 08:00 PM

My buddy is picking it up in Detroit tomorrow and then driving it to MN. I will see it Thursday morning.

Fireaxe 08-11-2012 09:51 PM

Ah....The D....to be home again.

vertical horizons 08-11-2012 11:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by monkeee2002 (Post 2669372)
...
Just
Empty
Every
Pocket
...

I gotta remember this. :)

99tj707 08-11-2012 11:22 PM

You won't regret it. My jeep has been one of the best purchases of my life.


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