Bought my first Jeep - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > Community Forums > WF New Member Check In

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on
Old 04-12-2018, 11:08 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 19
Bought my first Jeep

Hello, Everyone,

I just purchased my first Jeep. I have off-roaded before. I do a lot of dual sporting on a KLR650 (kind of the jeep of the motorcycle world), and have had a Ford Ranger FX4 in the past.

I was able to get a 2016 Wrangler Unlimited Sport, better than brand new. It had been a lease vehicle and only had 18,000 miles on it. It is a certified pre-owned, so the factory warranty is extended by 3 months/3000 miles and the power train warranty is 7 years/100,000 miles from the original purchase date. It has the TracLoc limited slip differential in the rear, and 3.73 axles.

The previous owner changed the rims from the stock steel 16 to aluminum 17, and upgraded the tires from the factory 225/75R16 to a more off-road worthy 265/70R17 Pathfinder. Seems like a lot of trouble to go through for a one-year lease, but I am not complaining.

Im not big into the major rock crawling. Elephant Hill in Canyonlands is probably the most difficult trail I plan on doing in the foreseeable future. The modifications that I plan to do are:
Remove the pink Autonation license plate bracket when the plates come in.
Quick disconnects for the sway bar.
Levelling kit to add clearance for 33 tires under worst case conditions.
Im going to wear out the tires that I have, and then go to a 33 tire. I dont know if I will go to a 285/70R17Im not sure if I want to put wheel spacers on.

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20180404_132623061.jpg
Views:	24
Size:	159.7 KB
ID:	3995914  
LocoPatrick is offline   Quote
Old 04-12-2018, 11:28 AM   #2

5-Year WF Supporting Member
WF Lifetime Member
Old Dogger's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Hot as Hell Arizona, the home of the mighty Dragon. Beware of your surrounding, because of DANGER!
Posts: 30,516
to the Forum..

Nice looking Ride..

1974 CJ5, 2003 TJ, 2013 2 door Black Rubicon, auto, with 4.10 ratio.
Shaking at 40-70 MPH, Read this!!!

The Mighty Grizzly is not concerned,
the needs of the Hunter....

Click here and become a WF supporting Member
Old Dogger is online now   Quote
Old 04-12-2018, 11:33 AM   #3
Thank you Veterans

WF Lifetime Member
::WF Administrator::
Beastmaster's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: The Old Pubelo
Posts: 41,772
Welcome to the forum!

Click here for tips to help you use the forum

Click here for tips on posting pictures

/l ,[____],
l---L -OlllllllO-
()_) ()_)--o-)_)
Beastmaster is offline   Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 04-13-2018, 02:53 AM   #4
MrSig's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Davie, Fl
Posts: 33,824
and enjoy the forum!
07 JKUSR to see my mods or Jeep in action go to
CEO of Black Sheep 4x4s org,
Member of CCJ, White Jeep Club Member #137.
MrSig is offline   Quote
Old 04-13-2018, 07:30 AM   #5
Supporting Member

5-Year WF Supporting Member
RubiconBound's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Overlandng Somewhere, on a mountain, in the woods enjoying my freedom!
Posts: 2,476
Nice looking Jeep! Welcome to the forum!
-2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited Rubicon Firecracker Red (Currently Own)
-2017 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited Winter Edition Chief (Sold)
-2013 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited Sahara Commando Green (Sold)

RubiconBound is offline   Quote
Old 04-13-2018, 09:41 PM   #6
I am JD & It's my dream

WF Lifetime Member
WF Supporting Member
::WF Administrator::
JDsDream's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: The Peach State
Posts: 30,771
Welcome to the Forum LocoPatrick!

The kind of woman that when my feet hit the floor each morning the devil says "Oh Crap, She's up!"

To All Of Our Forum Veterans and Active Service Members.
Our Debt To You Is Greater Than We Could Ever Repay.
Thank You


Become a Supporting Member!
JDsDream is offline   Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:07 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, Gladiator, Mopar and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to FCA US LLC. is not in any way associated with FCA US LLC.