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mikecav19 03-05-2013 01:18 PM

New Guy - Still need to buy
So, I just sold my Cherokee today and am now at the point where I can fulfill my dream and get a Wrangler. I was holding out for a long time just because my 1994 Cherokee with 228k was running so well. If somebody would be kind enough to help me talk through my options, I would really appreciate any pointers as I try to decide what to buy.

First off, I live in Houston, which is about the flattest place in the country, so not much climbing, but they have some off-road places around here and I could see myself driving over small things and there is flooding here. I am trying to decide on a TJ vs. JK and also a cheaper model like Sport/X vs. an older Rubicon (on the same budget). A friend told me that the TJ would be a stronger 4.0 inline engine (same as my Cherokee) than the JKs. So, should I focus on the TJ or is the JK generally thought to be a strong engine too? I want to keep this thing forever and get 300k out of it.

Now, the Sport vs. Rubicon! I am not going to be putting 37s on this or anything. To be honest, I donít know if I would ever need the Dana44 here in Houston, but I would just really hate to regret it later and am a little torn. Do I plan on doing a ton of off-roading? No, I donít but it is something I might get into, who knows. If I purchase a Sport/X, would I regret it later? This will be my daily driver and so I would like reliability so getting a Rubicon would necessitate getting one that is older with more miles because I would be on the same budget as buying a Sport.

dabolt55 03-05-2013 01:47 PM

Welcome, If your not doing a lot of off roading, then sport is fine. Unless you find a Rubi out there for the money you can spend on it. Good luck, others will chime in...:thumb:

Beastmaster 03-05-2013 01:54 PM

Because this is the newbie check-in area, you may not get the answers you are looking for. I suggest you check out this forum area and post your questions there, I think you'll get a better response.

TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum - Jeep Wrangler Forum
or here:
JK Jeep Wrangler Forum - Jeep Wrangler Forum

In the mean time, I just like to say . . .

Welcome to the forum! :wavey:

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tabber02 03-05-2013 02:07 PM

welcome to the wrangler forum! :wavey:

SilverSport 03-05-2013 09:17 PM

Welcome Aboard! :wavey:

jokerchief462 03-05-2013 11:50 PM

Welcome to the forum!!!

MrSig 03-06-2013 03:19 AM and enjoy the forum!

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