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charger08 09-10-2013 01:14 PM

new to wrangler
 
Hey im looking to get a new jeep wrangler unlimited. I'm not sure what type to get and would love to get some feedback from people. I like the look of the rubicon but am worried about it being a daily driver and i'm not sure i need all of the extras on it. I have never been offroading but definitely want to get into it.
I'm also wondering which wrangler is best for snow/wintery conditions as i live in the northeast and have to deal with snow a decent amount.

Amacdoce 09-10-2013 01:17 PM

Just got a new 13 sport unlimited with 24 S package (gives u power mirrors and windows and 17 in wheels) i went from having an infiniti g35x which is fast as anythingto this as my DD...you cannot go wrong

MarkGLHS 09-10-2013 04:49 PM

welcome.

you wrote you are seeking a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, but then asked what type to get. A Wrangler "Unlimited" is a specific type: it is either a long wheelbase 2-door Wrangler TJ (2004-2006), or, a long wheelbase 4-door Wrangler JK (2007 and up).

They made a TJ Rubicon Unlimited and of course a JK Rubicon Unlimited and also of course a short wheelbase Rubicon (both TJ and JK). Excellent vehicles.

And there are several other excellent Wrangler models from the SE to the Sport to the X to the Sahara. All can make good daily drivers and all can be excellent in the snow provided it is equipped with the correct tires, tires really are the most important element for the snow since all Wranglers have four wheel drive, its the tires that make the difference.

good luck shopping.

Atthehop 09-10-2013 04:54 PM

If your looking for brand new you need to post in the jk forum. This is the tech forum for tj`s. 1997-2006.

MagicStallion 09-10-2013 07:35 PM

You said your worried about it being a "daily driver" if fuel is a concern to you they are all pigs however if your looking for fun and going wheeling You might want to think of buying a TJ to tinker with and play with I personally love my Sahara 4.0 as it came stock with a D44 rear and larger manifold in 2001 so its pretty quick but it holds is own off road and gets about 14mpg with 31's. my 2013 JK with a 6 also only gets 16mpg stock.
But I will tell you once you have it you will love it and forget the MPG... kinda like forgetting how much your kid costs you :)

Good Luck

JimboUSN 09-10-2013 08:07 PM

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Originally Posted by MagicStallion (Post 4457225)
kinda like forgetting how much your kid costs you :)

And that is where we differ. I was with you up until this. I tell my 2.5yo every day how expensive he is and how he will be going to the US Naval Academy. He has no choice in the matter.

Atthehop 09-10-2013 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by JimboUSN (Post 4458057)
And that is where we differ. I was with you up until this. I tell my 2.5yo every day how expensive he is and how he will be going to the US Naval Academy. He has no choice in the matter.

If you do not give your children the opportunity to make their own lives you may lose them when they become adults. I have 4 adult children and all of them are self sufficient and we support them on all their decisions. Old school parenting does not work. How were your parents when they brought you up. Did they force you to do what they wanted and not let you grow into a responsible adult. Wake up if you want the kids to be your best friends, mine love to come home to visit and introduce us to all their friends. I hope yours do in the future.

Rubicondon53 09-10-2013 10:37 PM

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If you do not give your children the opportunity to make their own lives you may lose them when they become adults. I have 4 adult children and all of them are self sufficient and we support them on all their decisions. Old school parenting does not work. How were your parents when they brought you up. Did they force you to do what they wanted and not let you grow into a responsible adult. Wake up if you want the kids to be your best friends, mine love to come home to visit and introduce us to all their friends. I hope yours do in the future.

X10^,,, our kids love to come home and party down with us.. We gave them all the tools they would need to become responsible, thoughtful, and independent adults.. Unlike our parent that dictated our every move, I and my siblings had to sink or swim, as we were incapable of making decisions. Unfortunately only 2 of us swam... Unfortunately, I never did get into the forest service.. Ha,, it's never too late !! Bring your children up to be comfortable with themselves and who they are, or you risk loosing them forever!!

MagicStallion 09-13-2013 07:23 PM

LMAO well this escalated fast :-)

Endoftheroad4x4 09-13-2013 07:39 PM

Ahhhhhh back to jeeps?

Rubicondon53 09-14-2013 07:57 PM

Ok, back to jeeps,,, the OP, since he is new and has never owned an off-road vehicle before, should just get a bare bones 6 cyl, 4.0 jeep. One with a heater, AM/FM Stereo, maybe an AC, stick shift, stripped interior, etc.. Then, if he finds out he really likes his jeep, modify it to his needs and likings. If he finds out he doesn't like it, then sell it for nearly, if not more, than what he paid for it..

dahreno 09-14-2013 09:10 PM

You sound like a great dad there Jimbo ! (not )

MagicStallion 09-15-2013 11:11 AM

Rubicondon53, any good wheeling spots near you in PA? (legal ones) insurance seems to have forced alot of people who use to allow land usage to stop from what Ive seen by my mom's in the Poconos.

On topic, yeah the rubies are great and some of us drool on them but really get your feet wet with a budget toy first, (you can do roughly 80% of what the big boys do out of the box stock) If you like it then as Don said decide to trade or sell it and move up to something that gives you what you want or join us obsessive geeks who want to build out our own toys to suit.

Rubicondon53 09-15-2013 01:49 PM

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Rubicondon53, any good wheeling spots near you in PA? (legal ones) insurance seems to have forced alot of people who use to allow land usage to stop from what Ive seen by my mom's in the Poconos.

On topic, yeah the rubies are great and some of us drool on them but really get your feet wet with a budget toy first, (you can do roughly 80% of what the big boys do out of the box stock) If you like it then as Don said decide to trade or sell it and move up to something that gives you what you want or join us obsessive geeks who want to build out our own toys to suit.

After the last two weeks, its damned hard to recommend anywhere in PA, but do google , Poe Paddy st park, then google Bald Eagle St Forrest map.. Which is the best place I know of to camp and wheel in PA ;)

LJEEPJ 09-15-2013 02:54 PM

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Originally Posted by MagicStallion (Post 4457225)
You said your worried about it being a "daily driver" if fuel is a concern to you they are all pigs however if your looking for fun and going wheeling You might want to think of buying a TJ to tinker with and play with I personally love my Sahara 4.0 as it came stock with a D44 rear and larger manifold in 2001 so its pretty quick but it holds is own off road and gets about 14mpg with 31's. my 2013 JK with a 6 also only gets 16mpg stock.
But I will tell you once you have it you will love it and forget the MPG... kinda like forgetting how much your kid costs you :)

Good Luck

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