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Old 01-15-2011, 03:11 PM
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Newb in Wisconsin..looking for first jeep.

Hey guys. My name is Bryan and I have been thinking about getting a jeep for a long time. My buddy is on his 4th wrangler and loves them. My car is at its end and decided its time to finally pull the trigger.

This Jeep will be my daily driver for now but looking to get into off roadin as well. After reading everyone's helpful posts I think I finally narrowed it down to wanting a 04-06 Rubicon. Thoughts being that it has the better axles dana 44s with the 4.10 gears which will be better when I lift it and add bigger tires(once I decide what I want!). And I persnonally like the look and feel of the TJ better than the newer jeeps.

I am pumped to get my first jeep. Any thoughts or recommendations on what to get and look for while shopping?

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You will probably get a better response to your questions in a different section such as general jeep discussion or one of the Tech sections.

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Welcome to the Forum Bryan

Living in Wisconsin the main thing I would watch for is rust. Check it out thoroughly and as always, I recommend that you buy as close to stock as possible and then build it to be your own.
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Welcome to WF. What part of WI are you in. I live in Pewaukee. As far as the Jeep goes, look around online. I have noticed that most of the larger dealerships in the Milwaukee area have really high prices on used Wranglers. Hopefully you can find something. I bought my JK used from Lenz Trucks in Fond du Lac. Low miles and low price. I have not seen many JKs (any model) under the price of my JK and it is a Rubi.

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I live on the Brown Deer Mequon line. Are there local jeep clubs around the area Danimal? Do you go on any rides locally?
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I live on the Brown Deer Mequon line. Are there local jeep clubs around the area Danimal? Do you go on any rides locally?
I don't get out much, but when I do I usually go with the group from here Welcome To WI4x4.com. Your source of off roading info for the Wisconsin area! or you could try here http://http://www.brewcitycrawlers.com/joomla/ Two great groups of people. I have the same username on both sites.

Wheeling is pretty much non-existent in SW WI. We usually go north, Crivitz area.

Good luck on you search for a Jeep. Make sure to to a lot of research on here so that you know what to look for. I am not an expert, but I will help you out as best I can if you need it.

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