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Old 05-11-2012, 02:47 AM
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Thumbs up Hello from STL MO

Greetings!

I grew up around Jeeps as farm tools. The family has a 65 CJ we used for everything (currently rotting away in a barn), and an 82(?) CJ5 Renegade that might still be my all-time favorite Jeep. I had a 74 CJ5 for a while, poorly lifted and with 38's, but it was a POS I should have never bought.

I'm picking up my new (gently used) 2004 Rubicon this weekend. Best I can tell, it was primarily an older couple's go-anywhere convertible, but almost entirely an asphalt decoration/RV tow-behind for the vast majority of it's 55k mileage. It even has grocery-getting road tires on it, and worse they are probably going to stay there for most of the summer until I can get it lifted a little and stick some 33s on there.

My bicycle is my daily driver, but my intended use of the Jeep is going to enjoy being in the sun, and trying to find fun places to get it off the road for some light-medium duty trail fun. My challenge is that I have no clue where to take it, but ideally I'll use it to find good places to camp/hike/bike, and find some mud holes along the way.

So it has the 5spd manual, a hard top with full steel doors, and absolutely nothing beyond the factory appointments.

Immediate upgrades I'm looking into and would welcome feedback on are...
  • Soft top - thinking Bestop TrekTopNX
  • Mirrors - for running doorless.
  • Neoprene/Wetsuit Seat covers - Wet Okole's maybe.

Next up is the stuff I'm still researching...
  • 33" tires, with appropriate wheels, and appropriate lift to achieve this. That seems about the right diameter for the rubicon's gearing and my typical use case.
  • Cool bumpers. Leaning towards the Warn stuff, something expandable.
  • External Storage.
Anyway, I'm glad to be here and I hope to learn a lot from you all. Hope to meet some of you in the dirt sometime.

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Old 05-11-2012, 08:46 AM
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:09 PM
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Thanks, everyone, for the warm welcome. I look forward to your help and moral support while I endeavor to turn my Newbicon into a proper Rubicon.

I'll post pictures as soon as I have it!
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