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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-23-2004, 06:35 PM
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Hi, it's me the new guy...Just got a new Jeep Wrangler Sahara (T-J [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]) , manual. Don't know the tire size off the top of my head, I've already got the floor mats(lol) thinking about putting on a winch maybee a tubular bumper. Any other mods? I'm not sure I want to mess with the axel or the tires or the suspension because I drive on the express way alot (back and forth to college), but when I'm not on the exspress way I'm off road. We have 40 acres of hunting property in northern michigan lots of small hills and not much space between trees but lots of fun. About half of it is swamp and I'm cutting a road through it this year.

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Congrats on the Jeep and welcome to the forum. A moderate lift (2-3") makes a TJ do really impressive things. Add a nice set of tires after the ones you have wear out, and build from there... Again welcome

Now for my rant,,,,,, It is a jeep not a car [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img]

It's ok, you are new,,, it will all be ok, Just don't let it happen again [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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New CAR? CAR?! CAR! Did he say "CAR!"? Oh my! Be still my quaking heart - he called his Jeep a "car"! [img]images/graemlins/crybaby.gif[/img] ANYTHING but a "car" (or SUV). [img]images/graemlins/puke.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/AR15firing.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/censor.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/chair.gif[/img]

PUL-EEZE! It's a J-E-E-P... Jeep! Or, in a more generic term, a "utility vehicle". One might suggest "THE most worthy and capable utility vehicle" at that!

Now repeat after me... "I just bought a new JEEP." Write/type that out 500 times and we'll be good. [img]images/graemlins/deal.gif[/img]

Whoops, I'm sorry for being so harsh... I just realized you indicated it was a Wrangler Sahara - thereby making it a Chrysler product and (to us dinosaur CJ idolizers) more car-like than what some of us care to have. I guess that makes your miscue a little more understandable. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

All kidding aside - and yes, Marines do kid once in a blue moon - <font color="red"> CONGRATULATIONS! [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img] and WELCOME TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF JEEPS! </font color> Your fun meter will never regret it and your bank account will never forgive you!
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Welcome to the board. Where in MI are you? The first couple things i'd do with your jeep are tow hooks front and rear, install a cb, and get a fire extingusher, hi-lift, tow strap without hooks, some basic tools, and a 1st aid kit and mount them so they don't roam around your jeep. The next thing i'd do after those basic mods is start taking it wheeling with people that know what they are doing. Go with people that have been wheeling for a while on trails that are kinda challenging instead of 2 tracks and puddles. Get some experiance before you start spending money on tons of mods. A winch is nice but if i bought one when i 1st started wheeling i wouldn't have learned recovery skills and you also see which winches work and which don't. A tube bumper looks cool but that's about it, they arn't really all that good at prtecting your jeep and hurt your approach and deaparture angle.

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Hmmm alot of moaning about calling a TJ a car. It has A/C, coosh seats, a defroster that works, likely seals up and doesn't rain through, only makes creeeking noises when smacked with a tree branch, doesn't have the ride of a log wagon on it's rims, can be parked on a hill without chaining it to a telephone pole, has doors that lock, has a stereo that was built into it....... It is a car.... now you can make it a Jeep!

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