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Jeep Wrangler Wave and Meet the Owners

Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,018
edited February 4 in Jeep
This topic is for Wrangler owners to meet the people behind the infamous Wrangler wave. Introduce yourself and get to know one another here.

Community Manager If you have any questions or concerns about the Forums, send me an email, karen@edmunds.com, or click on my screen name to send a personal message.

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  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    Hello, fellow Jeepers!

    My name is Tom, and I am the guy that asked that Edmunds set up this discussion as a place that we Wrangler owners could introduce ourselves. Thanks, Edmunds, for being so repsonsive.

    I realize that many people will choose to be very skimpy with the personal info that they share here. That is certainly their prerogative, and I respect their right to privacy.

    I will give my personal info, and I hope that others will use this as kind of a template and will include the same info about themselves, leaving out whatever parts that they are not comfortable in sharing.

    Name: Tom
    Biorthday: 6/2/49
    Location: western KY
    Family: married with two grown kids and one granddaughter
    Jeep: Thelma Jane

    2001 Wrangler Sport/ white/ black hard top/ five speed/ dana 44/ 3.73 gearing
    Mods: Kilby gas tank skid/Skid Row oil pan skid/Sun Performance rocker guards/TeraFlex steering box skid/Warn 9.5Ti winch/2" Procomp suspension lift/Detroit Soft Locker in rear/LockRight locker in front/31 x 10.50 BFG Mud Terrain T/A KM tires/
    Use of Jeep: Not a daily driver, but I do drive her to work occasionally. I take her off road virtually every weekend
    Personal Website: http://home.earthlink.net/~tsjay49/

    Comments:

    Regretfully, I did not get into Jeeps, or at least the short wheel base variety, until I was 51 years old! I wish I had known how much fun Jeeps are at a much younger age.

    Feel free to email me, if you would like to hook up for some " wheelin', " or if you need some information. My email address is public in my Edmunds profile.

    Tom

    Have you hugged your Jeep today?

    image
  • erickplerickpl Posts: 2,735
    Well, my name is Paul and I'm a Jeepaholic! I'm fairly new to Wranglers. My previous Jeep was a 2000 Grand Cherokee Limited (Patriot Blue). With this Jeep, I've learned SO much about maintaining, fixing, and upgrading my vehicles that it has been worth the investment. I have been to Camp Jeep California (in 2004), and have wheeled with Tom both as a passenger in his Jeep as with my own.

    Name: Paul
    Birthday: 7/21
    Location: North Alabama
    Family: married with two grown kids - 15 year old son and 19 year old daughter
    Use of Jeep: A daily driver that I get to take offroad (not as often as I'd like)
    Personal Website: N/A

    I've lived in Missouri (St. Louis), Oklahoma (Enid), Texas (D/FW), and California (near Bakersfield) prior to my recent move to Alabama. I have a loving wife and 2 kids, ages 15 and 19. My son enjoys being in the Jeep with me and has aspirations about it becoming his sometime soon.

    I have a 1997 TJ SE. Here are the specs:

    - 2.5L 4 banger (and all that implies)
    - Dana 30 Front / Dana 35 Rear
    - AX-5 Manual Transmission (5 speed)

    - 30" BFG AT KO's on Canyons
    - Jeeperman bumper
    - Front with brush guard/light bar
    - Rear (w/o tire carrier)
    - D-shackles front and rear
    - Toys by Troy Ultimate Rockers
    - Toys by Troy Steering Skid
    - Kilby Gas Tank Skid
    - OME 2.5" HD lift (with Unlimited rear shocks)
    - JKS Bar Pin Eliminators
    - Bestop Safari/duster combination
    - Bestop Soft top
    - Home made quick disconnects for softtop hardware
    - Omix fender flares (OEM style)
    - JKS Quicker Disconnects for the front suspension
    - IPF H4 lighting upgrade
    - IPF 968 driving/fog lights
    - Blacked out light rings
    - Mirror relocation brackets
    - Magellan Meridian Platinum GPS with RAM mount
    - Hand throttle
    - Home made trunk (under the duster)
    - Alpine HU with XM and iPod integration
    - Alpine/Kicker amplifier setup
    - Edge Auto soundbar with Kicker 6x9
    - MB Quart 5.25's in dash
    - Kicker 8" sub in Tuffy security console
    - Cobra 75WXST CB with Wilson 2' antenna on arizonarockyroad.com mount
    - Replaced radiator
    - Homebrew Fuse #4 bypass switch
    - Uhoh handles
    - Various performance enhancing decals under the hood and on the side

    If ya have any questions, just lemme know. :)

    And the list is going to include:
    - Winch (probably a T-Max 9000 or 10000)
    - 31" or 32" tires (TrXus or BFG MT's)
    - Wheel spacers (if I go to 32")
    - Staun tire deflators

    To keep the post smaller, I've attached 2 photos: one of my latest configuration and one of it in 'action' on the trails. I don't have any good pics of me, but this one will do. Camp Jeep 2004 with my son.

    Image hosted by Photobucket.com

    -Paul
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,109
    I don't own Jeep but want to welcome all of you Wranglers with a hearty wave ...

    image

    with thanks to Mac, whose pic I borrowed!

    tidester, host
  • mtngalmtngal Posts: 1,911
    Hi, fellow Wrangler owners!

    I've really enjoyed driving our Wranglers and will try to always have one in my driveway.

    Name - Harriet
    Location - Frazier Park, CA but commute to West L.A. for work.
    Married to a great guy who lets me buy Wranglers, no kids.
    Wranglers (both our cars at the moment are Wranglers):

    '98 Sport, manual, black, hard top, stock except for BFG AT tires (and occasionally a Roady) called the Noble Black Steed (bought new in '98).

    '04 Electric Line Green Unlimited, soft top, auto, stock (though will be replacing tires soon).

    We had a great time at the California Camp Jeep last year and got to meet Paul. I'm hoping that I'll be able to do a Jeep Jamboree one of these days.
  • keatskeats Posts: 412
    We are a Jeep family, 2 out of 3 of our cars are Jeeps. I have a 2004 Rubicon and my wife usually drives our '04 Grand Cherokee with selec trak 4wd.

    Name: Mark
    Birthday: Mid-July
    Location: Memphis
    Family: yes
    Use of Jeep: A daily driver (because I don't want to drive anything else!) and soon to be occassional off roader.

    I'm a technical writer and currently in Grad school.

    My Rubicon came with almost all available options except for the locking gas cap and I have the dual top group. Soft top is on for the summer.

    I have added the following:
    XM Roady2 Satellite Radio with PIE adaptor and permanent power supply
    Husky Liners, front, rear and back (love these)
    Raingler ballistic nylon hand straps
    Buchannan 1 inch seat risers
    Jeeperman trail skids (rocker protection)
    Jeeperman light bar
    Replaced factory tow hooks with Reese heavy duty hooks (They just look a little meaner)
    Window Roll
    Hardtop cover
    On order: Cobra 75 CB, 3 ft firestick antennae, Teraflex antennae mount

    I love my Rubicon more than any vehicle I have ever owned, including my beloved Mustang GT. We also have a little sports car that I've only driven a handful of times since I purchased the Rubi last May. I have never had more fun in a vehicle. We also love our Grand Cherokee, though not a blast to drive, it makes up for that with its usefulness. In fact, this past weekend we got a lot of use out of it, folded down the back seats to accomodate my wife's purchases and then slapped a table onto the Thule rack on top. (Thule racks, btw, add a great deal of practicality to SUVs). My wife got a little taste of off roading when she took our son to Boy Scout camp. There was a place to drop your Scout about a mile from the camp. That's because the road going to the actual camp was not useable by cars. She asked if she could take him up to the camp because she wanted to see it. She was told that depended on what she was driving. She slapped the Grand into 4wd and made it easily. :shades:
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
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    Consider it a big wave from me too (thanks Tidester!).

    This is scary! I've just realized how much I look like Tom (or he looks like me).

    My hair is much shorter, head and face, I wear black instead of white, smaller dog, and I wear shorts with less baggy legs (or at least I don't point them at the camera...ewww!), but other than that if he wasn't older than me (though I won't say by how much) I could be his evil twin. :P

    Jeep stuff:
    '99 Green Sahara
    ARB HD suspension
    31" BFG AT KO's
    9000lb MileMarker hydraulic winch

    Pretty mild really, but it gets me there. :shades:
  • Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,018
    I don't have a Wrangler, but my son does! The first few times he gave me a ride and all these people in other Wranglers were waving I thought "wow...this kid is popular!". :D

    Nice to see you all here!

    Community Manager If you have any questions or concerns about the Forums, send me an email, karen@edmunds.com, or click on my screen name to send a personal message.

  • karlw90karlw90 Posts: 59
    Hey all, I'm from Chicagoland, about 20 miles west of Chicago.

    I just recently purchased a 2005 Jeep Unlimited, Silver, Soft/Hard Top. I love it! I come from years of sports coupes (Mitsu Eclipse, G35 Coupe), and I've gotten more comments and attention from this car than all others combined! It's an absolute blast to drive.

    Name: Karl
    Birthday: 01/07
    Location: West Chicago
    Family: married with one stepdaughter
    Use of Jeep: To enjoy my commute, and have fun.
  • letdolphinletdolphin Posts: 37
    Name: Laura
    Birthday: 12/27/74
    Location: Knoxville TN
    Family: Single
    Jeep: 05 Sport

    I have only done 2 mods ... an iPod adapter for the stereo & CB with Antenna
    Use of Jeep: Back up for daily driver (87 Volvo 740 w/ 284000 miles) ... weekend great fun

    Comments:
    Hoping to learn more about wheelin ... I will get there slowly :)
    Image hosted by Photobucket.com
  • mcrrtmcrrt Posts: 88
    Name-Marcus
    Birthday-12/30
    Location-Southern Michigan
    Family-Wife of 4 years, and twin 19 month old boys (God help me! :surprise: )
    Jeep-Screaming yellow zonker '04 Unlimited softtop
    Mods-2 car seats in the back, "Cowboy Cactus" on the antenna and 47 more payment slips in the glove box
    Other vehicles-Black '03 Chevy Venture AWD (the wife's all-weather assault vehicle and child transport device), dark green '95 Firebird (my summer toy, although it doesn't see the road as much as it used to)

    I've wanted a Jeep for years, but couldn't get past the "They're not practical enough" issue until the advent of the Unlimited. Took delivery June 10th of last year. Like Tom, I had a habit of getting the "new car itch" about every 12-18 months, but my Jeep has largely changed that. I still see new cars out there that I wouldn't mind having, but NONE that I want enough to give up my Jeep for. I'm a regular reader of the Wrangler forum, but tend to keep to myself and don't post a whole lot...perhaps I need to do something about that. ;)

    -Marcus
  • koolbreeze2koolbreeze2 Posts: 252
    Name: John
    Birthday:7/18/45
    Location:Northern Connecticut
    Family:yes
    Use of Jeep:Daily driver
    My first Jeep driving experience was in the Phillppines in 1968 thanks to the US Army.Miserable ride!!! The first Jeep I owned was a 1949 CJ2A in the early '70's in Conn. No name, no top, daily driver. Miserable ride!! The next Jeep was a '58 (or '59 DJ3A???) named the Blue Goose,(a daily driver with a painted picture of a Blue Goose on the doors) while living in Kailua, Hawaii in (or around) 1975. I covered the bed with wood and used the Blue Goose for diving. Miserable ride.!! The "60's and '70's are a little fuzzy sometimes:) I also drove another Jeep for a period of time in the late '70's ,again thanks to the US Army. Bad luck. I was drafted in '67 and out of the Army in '69. You could still get called back in if needed. Well, I got called back but into a National Guard unit for their summer training and I was the company Medic in an artillary unit doing mostly night firing. Not a happy camper but once again I had a Jeep. Miserable ride!!! No Jeeps until Sept of '04. Burnt out on miserable rides. Then I got that feeling again. Presently have an '03 Freedom Edition Wrangler. They came as a package with same color (red)flares, black vinal interior, 4.0, 5 speed, HT.chrome rims, etc. Name: Rosie. Sweet ride!!!
    Mods: Mostly stock
    Just got (Today) new tires. Toyo Open Country A/T's.No raised lettering
    Just got(Today): Black American racing rims. They go nice with the red.
    Infinity speakers.
    Soft top
    Bikini top
    Window roll
    Heavy duty floor mats
    Stripped all decals and created my own design . Black sunburst on each side above the JEEP decal.
    I have always worked jobs that were a little on the edge and brought me into the darker side and/or tragedies of peoples lives, so Rosie is a breath of fresh air. Retired now and plenty of time to get in the wind. I love dirt roads, loud music and extreme fun. Life is short, so eat it like a warm piece of apple pie. John
  • Name: Chris
    Biorthday: 9/16/72
    Location: Chicago (Far SW Burbs)
    Family: Married W/o children
    Jeep: 2001 Wrangler Sport, Black w/ dual blk tops, 30 in tires and canyon rims, 3.73 gears, 4.0L, 5spd, Tomken sliders and rear bumper/receiver.

    Grew up jeep in a couple of CJs and a YJ, then went without for a few years. Have an '00 Kia Sportage project vehicle that gets quizzical looks on the trails but always gets me where I'm going, well almost always. My jeep is mostly for driving around town and looking cool but we're taking it to Silverton, CO this summer to meet up with my folks. Haven't been to the Rockies in many years, just got the jeep 6/05 and am itching for July 22 so I can get her on the road and into the mountains.
  • Name: Harlan
    Birthday: 3/30/51
    Location: Eastern Maryland
    Family: Married for 35 yrs to a wonderful wife and one grown son. Wife has taught 1st graders for 30 yrs and I am self employed as a broker for motor homes nationwide. Jeeps are the most popular vehicles to be towed (Dingys) behind motor homes. Auto or manual trans tow nicely by putting transfer case in neutral and make a wonderful vehicle to explore an area upon parking the motor home.
    Vehicles: His...2005 Rubicon Unlimited Sahara #628 of 1000 Kahki color and stock. What else is needed? No mountains around here. Just sold my 2000 Wrangler Sport-green
    Hers...2002 Liberty Ltd Woodlood brown
    2001 BMW Z3 Roadster convertible for fun and pleasant days

    Much like Tom, I always wanted a Jeep Wrangler but waited until I was 49 before making the plunge to have fun. Glad I did. Fun to drive and always "in style". Once the kids are out of college, it is almost the same as hitting the Lottery. :)

    Unfortunately, the Rubicon is a bit of over kill for this area. Just about the only wheelin place around here is the beaches on assateague Island. No rocks to crawl. Oh well. Wish there were other places nearby to use the capabilities of the Jeeps. We do get snow and both Jeeps will really eat up that stuff. I doubt if they could get stuck.

    The long and the short is that Jeeps help you stay young in mind and spirit. Really enjoy reading the Wrangler forum.
  • mlyonmlyon Posts: 7
    Hello to all from Michael & Linda. We live at the beach in the OC but will take our newly purchased unlimited to our mountain home at June Lake CA. The wrangler will become our mountain commuter giving us the ability to explore many of the back roads of the Easter Sierras. In addition the Wrangler will become our tow vehicle behind our motor home when I retire in the next 5 to 12 months. We hope to see you on a back road of America in the near future.
  • utahjeeputahjeep Posts: 24
    Howdy all,

    Name here is Jim. 1999 Wrangler Sahara, 3" suspension lift (discovered some intersting things about it this last weekend), 1" body lift, 33" SuperSwamper tires, Rhino-lined interior, ARB locker front, Warn HS9500i winch, BushWacker Pocket-style Fender Flares, tons of radio gear (HF/VHF/UHF including HAM, CB, etc.) in Tuffy Security products, antennas (Icom AH-2b, FireStik, 2 Tram 1180's, 800MHz, off-brand 2m/70cm) and more.

    Daily driver, SAR (Search And Rescue), and sometimes for Contract Security work.

    Website about Jeep: TCTR Jeep Coverage Section
  • tireguytireguy Posts: 196
    I'm Chris, formerly notorious among tire afficianados.
    My background:
    -29 years old
    -Born and raised in PA
    -Enlisted in the Marines after high school, worked on helicopters
    -Bame back to PA for college, worked in a tire shop to pay my way
    -Bought a CJ5, kind of like having a Cub Cadet as your daily driver
    -Graduated, grabbed the cutest little sorrority girl I could find and married her
    -Got back in the Corps, this time as an officer
    -Bought my Wrangler while in flight school
    -Got designated a Naval Aviator
    -Wife claimed the Wrangler, I got stuck with the Jetta 1.8T
    -Moved to California, then bought a house in eastern NC
    -Talked about having kids, took action
    -Went to Iraq for 7 months
    -Came home just in time to see my son born, got to know him a little.
    -Decided I needed a family vehicle. Bought a Yukon, wife claimed it, got the Jeep back.
    -Kissed the wife and boy goodbye, and now I'm writing from Basrah, Iraq.

    My Future
    -Maybe make it home in time to see my boy start walking
    -Say goodbye to helicopters older than me and transition to V-22 Osprey in December
    -Put some coil spacers in the front of the Jeep to level it out
    -Bulletproff Mfg bumpers
    -Rhino-Line the interior
    -Garvin Industries Wilderness Rack
    -Banks header
    -Fix that darn rear main seal

    My Jeep:
    http://www.chrisandjill.zoomshare.com/album/jeep/images/0387c5ec657d0101f7c2218719148b71_1- 1199630250/image.jpg

    -1997 Wrangler Sport
    -Black exterior, tan interior/soft top
    -4.0L 5 spd
    -Fog lights, a/c, cruise control, front recovery hooks

    Mods:
    -31" BFG All-Terrain T/A on stock 7" steel wheels (fit like a glove)
    -Replaced stupid 3.07 gears with awesome 4.10 gears.
    -ARB air locker rear differential; q/d fitting on compressor for tire inflation (so I can pump up the tires after romping around on the beach).
    -Air-Lift Airbag suspension in rear coils, driver controlled
    -Sailcloth top with tinted windows
    -Alpine CD w/ Rockford Fosgate speakers in dash and soundbar
    -K&N air filter (for a massive 3% gain in horsepower)
    -black billet grille inserts from Quadratec
    -vanity front license plate
    -stainless steel mesh headlight covers (because I had to replace a headlight in a parking loat along I-70 in Colorado).
    -Spray painted the fenders which had faded to almost white after years of Florida sun.

    Other vehicles:
    2000 VW Jetta GLS 1.8T, 5 speed, Eibach Pro-kit springs, Techtonics 2.5" stainless mandrel-bent exhaust with Borla Muffler (non-visible tip). Tinted windows (come on, it was a Florida car), Black on Black.

    2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT Black on tan leather, 4x4, tow package, DVD, etc. 295hp 5.3L mated to 4L60E tranny. I wish they offered the 6.0L in the normal Yukon without having to get either the super heavy 3/4 ton or the gay looking festival of plastic Denali with no low range. No mods yet; I only got to drive it for two months before I left again.
  • tireguytireguy Posts: 196
    I meant aficionado. Jeez, you'd never know I was a journalism major.
  • jeff62301jeff62301 Posts: 310
    Name: Jeff
    Birthday: 11/18/62
    Location: Western Illinois ( Quincy )
    Family: never married, but always hoping that will change, current status - shopping.
    Use of Jeep: A daily driver, occassional offroading.

    photo website http://photobucket.com/albums/v603/jeff62301/ there are pictures in the site other than jeeping, feel free to look around..

    Image hosted by Photobucket.com

    I love my unlimited, bought in september of 04, in november added 3.5 RE superflex lift, 1 inch body lift, schrockworks sliders, magnum winch, 33 inch BFG ATs.

    I've not taken it offroad as much as I thougth I would, but its been fun when I have.

    I've had 4WD trucks for 20 years, now wish I'd started with a Jeep, none of them have compared to a jeep: no top, no doors, climbing hills and driving through creeks!!!
  • mtngalmtngal Posts: 1,911
    Thought I would post a couple of photos. I'm always the one taking the pictures so I don't have any pictures of me. The one below is the closest I've got - it's a photo of me that a friend of mine took while we were visiting Zion in December. The other photo is of our Unlimited and shows one of the many configurations of the Unlimited's top. This photo was taken last fall - it shows GiGi with the OEM tires. Yesterday she got reshod in BFG All Terrain tires, and they are SO much better!
  • haziehazie Posts: 1
    Hey Harlan,
    I just bought an Unlimited Rubicon Sahara, sounds like the same lot. You're right, it's got plenty right out of the box. The only thing I can think to add is a trailer hitch. How do you find out where it falls in the series? It was the only one I could find in the metro area I liked, but didn't even think to ask if it was a limited series.

    I've wanted a Wrangler for as long as I can remember. Once the Unlimited came out, I couldn't really use "practicality" as an excuse anymore.

    Can't wait to put it to the test in the Appalachians.
  • Hi Laura. I am interested in finding out what kind of iPod adapter you used. I can't live without mine.
  • embeedueceembeeduece Posts: 260
    I'm a little late to the meet & greet party. Finally dug out my Jeep window sticker so I could post accurate info.

    Name: Mike
    Birthday: 07/21/71
    Location: Venice Beach, CA

    Jeep
    2004 Jeep Wrangler Sport.
    Bright Silver Metallic / Dark Slate Gray / Black Soft Top
    5 speed manual

    Options
    Package 25D -- Tire & Wheel Group 30"
    15x8.0 Ravines
    30x9.5R15 GSAs
    Heavy Duty Dana 44/226mm
    Axle Ratio 3.73
    High Pressure Gas Charged Shocks
    Full Doors
    4 Wheel Disc
    Trac-Lok Differential
    Auto Dim Mirror
    Sentry Theft Deterrent
    A/C
    Add-a-Trunk
    Side Steps
    7 Speakers w/ Subwoofer
    Leather Steering Wheel
    Speed Control
    Locking Gas Cap
    NO smoking package (Short sighted ommission. I don't smoke, but do enjoy the occassional cigar).

    Comments
    Never owned a car built after 1985 until I bought my Jeep in '03.

    She's been off road a couple times, but only on unpaved fire roads.

    Got a bad case of death wobble I'm working on (see Jeep Wrangler group discussion).

    Originally from Boston, will always be a New England boy. Went to USC. Work in L.A. as a
    freelance writer.

    -Mike
  • I've been lurking around the board for a couple of weeks and decided I better stop procrastinating on this introduction of myself and my Jeep!

    Name: Alan Heaberlin
    Location: California City (Near Mojave right outside the north gate of Edwards AFB)
    Age: 55
    Occupation: Writer and vintage vehicle restorer
    Interests (besides trail ridin): Ham radio (call W6AMH), aviation, video production, sump'n new every week!
    I grew up in the mountains and desert of California. I learned to drive in the small mountain town of Shaver Lake in a CJ5 (with a snowplow mounted for a good part of the year) and a 41 Dodge Power Wagon. Later I moved across the Sierras to Lee Vining where I graduated from high school. Went to college in Modesto and later to UCLA. I've been in Cal City for the past 25 years. Easier to make a living but still close to the mountains.
    Mr Natural is what we call the Jeep...
    Image hosted by Photobucket.com
    Its a 1999 I bought used a couple months ago with 50 grand on the dial. Has a 4.0 and a Dana 44 out back and is pretty much stock. I have put 31" tires on and am currently deciding on what kind of lift to go for. Probably OME or Terraflex so far. A winch is in my future as well as a couple of HD bumpers, front locker, racks and probably a hardtop for winter. I'm going to try a winter with the rag top just to see how gruesome it gets.
    The picture was taken about 9000' at the top of the Tehachapis where my ham radio club has a repeater site.
    I have a Jeep dog as well, his name is Reggie or sometimes known as the Devil Dog. He rides good without puking and doesn't bail out until the engine stops. What more can you ask for from a mutt?
    Pleased to meet you all. Hope to see some of you on the trails here in the Mojave or the Sierras.
    Alan
  • erickplerickpl Posts: 2,735
    A friend of mine is a HAM and has an old Hudson he and his brother have. He lives up in Tehachapi as well. Love the mountains up there, but sure don't miss the cost of living or the 60+ mile commute to Edwards AFB (lived out in Bear Valley).

    -Paul
  • Hello to everyone...the newest member to the world of Jeep has arrived....purchased a 2005 Wrangler X hard top a week ago....anxious to pick it up...the dealer still has it due to a recall on the oil pump, and an issue with it stalling. Weird eh?? Had to order a new "computer" for it? Hopefully fixing the problem.... It has 6500 miles and I have lots of ideas for mods :D If anyone could suggest a decent 4" lift and suitable rubber to run under that, I would appreciate it. I have heard horror stories about problems "post-lift"...anyway, just wanted to say hello....Look forward to drving my Jeep soon!

    Name: Spencer
    Where I call home: Fort Worth, Texas
    DOB: Dec 1979
    Occupation: Insurance Industry
    Hobbies: Flying, running, swimming, hiking, skydiving, biking
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    Welcome, and come and visit the Jeep Wrangler board if you have any questions.
  • erickplerickpl Posts: 2,735
    Welcome osuav8r. I guess you went to Oklahoma State, Ohio State, or Oregon State. I went to Okla state and lived in the D/FW area (Denton, NRH, Watauga, Las Colinas, Keller). There are a lot of nice places in Texas to go wheeling.

    Welcome to the board and congrats on your X.

    -Paul
  • Thanks! Excited to have it! Oklah State alumn here! What years did you attend? I graduated in 2002....in the Keller area now....we should wheel sometime...I know of NO WHERE to go currently, and I am not super knowledgable.....

    Anxious to start in on the mods.....

    Spencer-
  • erickplerickpl Posts: 2,735
    I went there from 87-89, when Mike Gundy was QB, and Barry Sanders and Thurman Thomas were playing. :) Then transferred to North Texas. However, unless you want to come to Turkey Bay in Kentucky, I doubt we'll wheel. :) I'm in Alabama now (after a stint in California).

    Keller sure has grown, but I think there are some areas (not official parks) up near Argyle (at least there USED to be). Along 377, there used to be some places too where people would flex out. Down near Austin and San Antonio there are some places as well. There is the Palo Duro Jeep thing coming up somewhere in Texas. Check www.jeeptales.com and get info (I think it is on somebody's ranch).

    As for mods, ask away over on the Wrangler board. Lots of knowledgeable people. There are a lot of Jeep resources on the web as well. :)

    -Paul
  • Just moved from Modesto, CA to Aurora, CO (DENVER), new 05, white stock unlimited, H-top, 6-spd. ..Added HAM radio and wood storage shelf in rear storage area... retired and will be attending "Camp Jeep" in Denver next week. Started driving jeeps (army) in 1959 thought 1980. Had the most fun with the M-151 (Army). Had a chance to drive the Hummer while in Iraq, last year, not to bad, it will go over or climb most any thing however, it is just to big. The unlimited is just the right size and, I hope to get it off-road soon, before the Colorado winter sets-in... I can not believe how many Jeep owners there are here in Colorado. For sure, this has got to be the Jeep Capital of the world??? I don't see many folks up here on the forum??? Anyway, thought I would drop my .02
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