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Hey everybody I'm looking to buy a jeep and I would like to talk to some real jeep owners and get some advise and ask some questions
 

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Ok well me and my wife are looking at buying a new vehicle and we have decided on getting a jeep we went to the dealership and got a price on a 2013 wrangler unlimited sport with the tow package and 3 peice hard top and it was a little over 27k is that a good price? next I wanna know how expensive is it to turn it into a decent off road rig? And what are some of the first things I should do that would beniffit me the most? also how safe is it conserding I have a 5 month old son?
 

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Ok well me and my wife are looking at buying a new vehicle and we have decided on getting a jeep we went to the dealership and got a price on a 2013 wrangler unlimited sport with the tow package and 3 peice hard top and it was a little over 27k is that a good price? next I wanna know how expensive is it to turn it into a decent off road rig? And what are some of the first things I should do that would beniffit me the most? also how safe is it conserding I have a 5 month old son?
We have had our 13 Sahara unlimited for a couple of weeks. We love it, but I will caution you with a little one. Our 2 year old is in a forward facing carseat and there very little room. We have her in the middle and her feet are on the center console.
 

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What kind of offroading do you plan to do? Your stock Rig is very capable as it is. I would recommend if you're new into the off-road scene leave your jeep as it is for a while and figure out what you may want to do to it After a few trail rides.
As for kid in the jeep my two-year-old was pretty much was born in our yj, and now loves our Jk. I don't have any hesitations about her in the new jeep.
 

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I have an 07 4dr sahara. My darling daughter turns 3 in oct. And she's been in it since she was a baby. I am 6 feet and for her age she's extremely long. No issues with her needing legroom. I also find it extremely safe and often feel most comfortable driving my jeep in bad weather as opposed to being in somebody else's suv.

Not sure of the size difference between a two and four door, But wouldn't trade it for anything else.

Here's the little one and her long legs ;)



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It is already off road capable from the factory. An aggressive all terrain tire or mud tire would be a wise first mod. The street tires it comes with are not great for offroad.

Replacing the plastic factory side steps (if it comes with them) with steel rock sliders would be my second recommendation. This will offer some actual protection for your rocker panels.

I'd say get one, put done good tires in it, and go offroad with a knowledgeable friend or group before you spend a ton of cash on mods.

I have an Unlimited Rubucon. This is my 3rd Jeep since 1998. I absolutely love the four door. I still have two of my four kids in booster seats. Buckling everyone up in the back seat can be a chore. The Jeep is not the primary kid hauler, we have a van. .
 

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Thank you Jenny you have put a lot of my wifes worries to rest. And jonny i have done a good bit of trail riding in my 86 Bronco but nothing serious I just want it to Handel anything I throw at it but I also want to make it stand out in the croud I like mud but I also like crawling. And what do either of you think about the price?
 

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we have aTJ and a JK (2 door) ....(a JKU is known as the 4 door) The TJ (97-06) IMO was easier for the kids to get in the back...our granddaughter with car seat is a PIA to get her in and out of the back of the '12 JK (3 months old the baby)...a JKU would be much easier ....but rumor has it the seats of the JKU are not comfortable in back.....but most kids won't care about the seats as long as they are in the Jeep!!! My grandkids and grand nieces and nephews all prefer the Jeeps with the top off over any car or truck in the family.....:)

As for price...hard to say for sure without knowing options but it sounds decent for a JKU
 

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Ya I'm not to worried about comfort of the back seat is my son is anything like me he will be in a booster seat until he is nine anyways but I not only do I like the more room of the jku but I fell in love with it the first time I saw one. But as for options all I got was the towe package and the three piece hAd top
 

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Is it the 4dr? Sounds like a nice price. I still have my sticker to remind me of how much it was, since it's now paid off, so that I take care of it. My sticker was 36 +.

The tires that came on it were Great. (Suited my needs) They did great in the deep snow, slush, rain, mud and little trails. When they went, I went with the Goodyear silent armor. Been extremely, extremely happy with them and even through super storm Sandy. Now that it's time to switch again, I will be going for something a little Bit bigger.
 

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That was gonna be me next question what should I do to it I know the possibilities are endless I just want the most bang for my buck
 

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That was gonna be me next question what should I do to it I know the possibilities are endless I just want the most bang for my buck
Like you just said, the possibilities are endless.. It's all in what you want, and YOU want it to look like, how you are gonna use it, what you are gonna use it on, how often you are gonna drive on, or off road.. The possibilities are sooooooo endless.. To give you an idea of what everyone is doing to them, cost of things, and what they look like, you can go to the FORUMS tab in the lower left corner, then go to GENERAL DISCUSSION tab, then to the PICTURES tab. Scroll through, and find I good one on JKU's, and look through them. People usually post what they've had done and what mods they made under the pictures they post. That should give you a pretty good ideal...
 

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Bronson,

I literally just got my '13 3 days ago near Chicago. It is 4-door Unlimited Sport, Flame Red, base price $25,995 with Customer Preferred Package 24S $2500 sticker option, Connectivity Group $495 sticker option, Max Tow $390 sticker option, 5 speed Auto Trans $1200 sticker option, Tubular Side Steps $445 Sticker option, and Freedom Top 3 piece hard top $995 sticker option, and the take it or leave it Sirius Satellite $195 option . Destinatation was $995.00. Final Sticker price was $33,210. Invoice was $31,807 and FFP was $31,564.00. We got it for $31,006. Theoretically, this is 2.5% under invoice I guess. Hope this helps at least when you are looking at the numbers. We really like the options we got and plan to leave it stock for awhile. It is an awesome all around all purpose family vehicle. It is a vacation on wheels! We do have twins in the back that are 3. I am 5'9" and Wife rides in her seat at same distance and they have plenty of room in the backseat. (They are riding left and right respectively and not in the center.) Yes, we do have a minivan too, but there is much more room in the Jeep than what we had in our 2008 Subaru Outback! If you ride left or right do not be discouraged by the rear headrests. They just have to be folded out of the way until you install the car seat and then they pop back up. Dealers are willing to negotiate since '13 is coming to a close. Also, you can always pursue joining Tread Lightly for $100 and most dealers will honor the 1% under invoice price that Tread Lightly members get. Pretty much same as FFP (friends and family pricing). However, if you go to one dealer and get a written price, it doesn't hurt to head to the next dealer or someone you know. Good luck and it is a totally kick A$$ vehicle for the money! Worry about the mods after you get it!
 

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So, I will add one more note. I am not mechanically inclined, and I am not a crazy off-roader; however, I have had a few different Jeeps so I can comment on that: 97 Grand TSI, 95 Cherokee, 03 Rubicon, 03 Grand Laredo, 99 Cherokee, 98 TJ, and now '13 JKU. Weird order I know. We did trail ride the Rubicon. Realistically, combine all those and make the perfect all around off-road family friendly Jeep that you can take the top off of and mod if you want to = '13 JKU Sport. Sport has more features than all those old Jeeps and a smoother ride than all those old Jeeps and a whole lot more room!
 
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