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Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 05-11-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,214
Posted By Amfivena
In addition to the 2009 JK Sahara: 1974...

In addition to the 2009 JK Sahara:
1974 Westsail 32 (prevents me from ever having to deal with excess money at the end of the month)
2007 KIA Sedona (wife's car)
2011 John Deere D100
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 05-01-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,506
Posted By Amfivena
I owned a Taco 4dr. Nice truck, except as others...

I owned a Taco 4dr. Nice truck, except as others pointed out, there really is no point to it. I bought it thinking it would be easier to park and maneuver than a full-size in my sort-of-urban...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 03-26-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 831
Posted By Amfivena
<warning, party pooper response> Got a loan? Then...

<warning, party pooper response> Got a loan? Then write a big check for the next payment. The ultimate Jeep mod is making it truly yours, not the bank's Jeep.

Don't have a loan? Use the $4k to...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 03-13-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,224
Posted By Amfivena
I've been researching this question for my hard...

I've been researching this question for my hard top Jeep as well. I came to the conclusion the best option is to simply use the front two hard top pieces as a bikini. Harder to store in the Jeep when...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 03-06-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,045
Posted By Amfivena
Every state I have lived in had state inspections...

Every state I have lived in had state inspections that required all original lights to be present and working. So, no third light would likely result in a failed inspection if your state has...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 02-17-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By Amfivena
We have a seat from our KIA minivan that sits in...

We have a seat from our KIA minivan that sits in the garage most of the time. We use it mostly over the holidays. I simply roll it into a corner of the garage and cover it with a loose tarp. The only...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 02-17-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 865
Posted By Amfivena
Canada allows the import of 15 year old vehicles...

Canada allows the import of 15 year old vehicles will minimal hassle. So, a '97 TJ diesel from Europe is now an interesting possibility for Canadians!
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 02-16-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,175
Posted By Amfivena
My personal anecdote YMMV: I had 25mm...

My personal anecdote YMMV:

I had 25mm spacers on a Land Rover Discovery with tru trac differentials and 33" trxus or BFG AT tires from about 50K miles to 209K miles when I put her out to pasture...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 02-15-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 865
Posted By Amfivena
I think 'off-road only'='not guaranteed to pass...

I think 'off-road only'='not guaranteed to pass state emissions check'. At least that's what it meant at another company a few years ago when I considered having a diesel installed in a Land Rover.
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 12-22-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,846
Posted By Amfivena
I'd like to point out that the chart is deaths...

I'd like to point out that the chart is deaths per million registered vehicle years. Which means for every million JKs registered for a full year, around 17 people died in them. A zero doesn't mean...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 12-19-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,900
Posted By Amfivena
Yes, lived there for about 18 months....

Yes, lived there for about 18 months. Surprisingly the Jeep was street parked for 6 months without incidence. It was a very busy street and I actively avoided parking near bus stops or crossing...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 12-16-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,900
Posted By Amfivena
First Jeep experience: My senior year at a...

First Jeep experience: My senior year at a residential prep school in the 80s, a student from France bought a CJ. To him it was an aspirational vehicle. I bummed a ride from school in Maine to my...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 12-10-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 18,124
Posted By Amfivena
The intended use and marketing message of the...

The intended use and marketing message of the Wrangler is not anything close to a comfortable daily driver or practical family hauler. It is meant to be a fun vehicle for exploring and taking the...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 11-29-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,884
Posted By Amfivena
They outlined their methodology in the article: ...

They outlined their methodology in the article:

" This ranking is based on our analysis of 85 published reviews and test drives of the Jeep Wrangler, and our analysis of reliability and...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 11-29-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,943
Posted By Amfivena
There is one out there for TJs: ROCKCRAWLER.com...

There is one out there for TJs:
ROCKCRAWLER.com - Twinseats for TJ's (http://www.rockcrawler.com/techreports/twinseats/index.asp)

I have not come across a JK version yet. Given the ready...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 11-28-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,255
Posted By Amfivena
If you're doing the commuter rail to North...

If you're doing the commuter rail to North Station it is easier/quicker to take the Orange Line to Downtown Crossing then walk to South Station. I did that commute for years and only took the Red...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 11-19-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,174
Posted By Amfivena
I drive off-road as family recreational activity....

I drive off-road as family recreational activity. I have no illusions of ‘needing’ 4WD to get anywhere. So, the 4WD system on my Jeep is a toy. In my experience I find lifting (and other mods) hugely...
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