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Jeep Wrangler Wave and Meet the Owners

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  • 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
  • Well, since I posted on the Jeep Wrangler board, I figured I should make it official here, too.

    Name: Art
    DOB: January 1960
    Location: Newton, NJ
    Occupation: Engineering Manager
    Family: Married (Jeanette), two sons (Adam - 15 & Justin - 14), cat (Cali) & dog (Magic)
    History: Born and lived in Ohio, after college moved to Lakeland, FL, Covington, GA, Hamilton, OH, Columbia, TN, and Newton, NJ
    Vehicles: 2001 GMC Sierra 2500HD 4X4, 2005 GMC Envoy 4X4, and my new favorite - 2006 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon! (Notice they're all 4 wheel drive! :) )

    My Jeep:
    2006 Rubicon
    6-Speed Manual
    Deep Berly Green Pearl Coat
    Dark Slate Gray Interior
    Dual Top Group
    Security Group
    Speed Control
    AM/FM CD 6-Disk Radio
    Front Floor Mats
    Locking Fuel Filler Cap
    Loaded with FUN!

    First modification - stick-on 3" convex mirrors (I love these for backing and the blind spot). Not much, but it's a start!

    Now to save up for the rest of the plan...

    Art...
  • I have always wanted to own a Jeep Wrangler and finally got one. I bought a 2005 Wrangler Sport (with 12 miles) and picked it up last Friday. It is a blast to drive and am now kicking myself for not buying one earlier. I don't miss my 2001 BMW 530I (5sp) one bit!

    One thing that takes a little getting used to is finding 5th and 6th gear (somewhat awkward -- and I know it's not me 'cause I've been driving nothing but "sticks" since I was eh hem... 13 :).) Also, the "knocking" engine noise when accelerating can be a little annoying.

    I hope to take down the top one of these days and maybe take it off road. We'll have to see how that goes.

    Keep on Jeepin'!
  • Name: Gary
    Birthday: 1954
    Location: Oklahoma
    Family: married with two college sons (Texas A&M, New Mexico Tech)
    Jeep: Eugene

    1998 Wrangler SE/ red/ black soft top/ five speed/

    Mods: Minimal. Bigger tars, alloy wheels, nerf steps
    Use of Jeep: my daily driver; some off-road and gravel trails. Few extended trips to Indiana, New Mexico.

    image

    And a link to me with Eugene:
    Gary & Eugene

    As always, hope these come through. Pictures are from this past weekend's trip into the Ouachita Mountains of SE Oklahoma. And no, I don't resemble Tom.....do I????
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    Gary:

    Looks like you could be my twin brother. :)

    Tomster
    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • erickplerickpl Posts: 2,735
    scenery! :) I forgot how pretty Oklahoma could be, especially the eastern part of the state!

    -Paul
  • I am thinking about buying my first Jeep Wrangler. I am only looking to buy 2001-2005 model. I need help deciding
    which model and year to buy.

    thanks and take care
  • Hello Everyone,

    I am considering buying a Jeep Wrangler and I need some guidance.

    I am only interested in year 2001-2005 models.

    Any advice or help will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks and Take Care
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    It rather depends on (a) how much you want to spend, and (b) what you want to use it for.

    Models range from the basic SE, to the rock crawling specialist Rubicon. Engines can be a 2.5 or 2.4 (depending on the year) inline four cylinder , or the more powerful 4.0 inline six cylinder. Tops can be soft or hard, bodies can be short or long. Prices can be found on another part of Edmunds or on other sites.

    So, what are your criteria?

    P.S. For a better selection of answers try going to the actual Wrangler forum here. :)
  • Thank You So Much and Take Care
  • Tom:

    Imagine how I felt when I first saw a picture of you! And then, I recall Mac making some statement about a resemblance as well.... Could D-C be guilty of profiling?

    Maybe we should offer to star in a commercial for them!?!?

    :P
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