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Jeep Wrangler



  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    If the Jeep has the AAS package, then it has the Dana 44. The AAS package is the one I have talked about in here so much. SUPER BARGAIN! You get the 30" tires, the beautful Ravine wheels (used to be the Canyon wheels in the AAS package, but they changed to the Ravines), gas shocks, and the Dana 44 rear end. All of this for $670!! ( That package used to be $850. That's what I paid for it on my 01 Sport. It was a great bargain even then.)

    You could get the Dana 44 separately from the AAS package also.


    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • mtngalmtngal Posts: 1,911
    I think Wranglers should be in colors to stand out from the crowd. Black is too mundane (though it looks good - our Sport is black. However, I had a real problem last year at Camp Jeep once when I forgot where I parked!). Silver also looks good, but also doesn't stand out enough (the dealership where I bought GiGi wanted to make sure I would buy her because the only colors they do sell are black and silver). I did like the OD green with tan top that was on the old Saharas (still do, as a matter of fact)

    Current colors - I like khaki, green (either shade) and blue. Yellow and red are close seconds (my other half wouldn't agree - he hates red cars). I haven't seen the orange in person so don't have an opinion on it (it could go either way).
  • embeedueceembeeduece Posts: 260
    I went with Silver. Like how it looks. Seems long lived and timeless. Almost as if it were steel, with no color. Although far too many people look at her and think she's White.

  • koolbreeze2koolbreeze2 Posts: 252
    Thanks Paul. That definately explained it for me. John
  • koolbreeze2koolbreeze2 Posts: 252
    Red, silver and OD. Keats MUST be doing research for school. Thanks to Paul and Tom for explaining spacers. To new Jeep owners-don't forget to use the "search" feature on this site . Its excellent for questions and information. Tom encouraged me to use it months ago and it has been invaluable. Go Easy, John
  • keatskeats Posts: 412
    *lol* John, I am I still one of those working stiffs...So we've had a few votes on the OD green, and what I don't get is when they came out with the Willys edition, even it wasn't OD green. It looked more like a dark metallic green. BTW, John, driver's door is STILL rattling.
  • Color preferences. Mine use to be white or Forest Green as I bought a 2000 Sport in green. Since then, my preferences have changed to Khaki, white and silver. Hence I bought a 05 Rubicon Unlimited Sahara in Khaki in April. I have had several people comment that it is the best looking Jeep they have ever seen. Then again, I have also had numerous praises on my 2000 Sport in Forest Green. I suppose folks are just intrigued with Jeeps and deep down inside wish they were impractical enough to buy one and enjoy the fun. Of course.....I haven't seen too many ugly Jeeps.

    Harlan :)
  • koolbreeze2koolbreeze2 Posts: 252
    Hey Keats. I thought you were in grad. school? I must be losing it. So you still have the rattle. I noticed that you did not call it a Squeak. I know that Squeaky probably does not sound right for a Rubicon but ------------. I also like the Khaki alot. Feel better? Go Easy, John
  • I am sure most of the group have experienced this same problem. Unless constantly garaged, the fender flares tend to fade from black to gray. I actually had my dealer replace the faded ones with new just before the warranty expired. About a year later they were faded and ugly again. Getting ready spif up and sell my 2000 Sport and found a great product to use on the faded flares and bumper ends. It is called "Forever Black" from Quadratec and really works great. It comes in about a 4oz bottle with applicator and makes them look new again. wish I had found it long ago. My new Unlimited Rubicon Sahara came with the painted or color matching flares which I really like.

  • scott919scott919 Posts: 17
    Another thing that works well on black trim work is made by Mothers, called Back to Black. Can get it a the auto parts store and I've seen it at my local wal-mart.
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    Thanks for the info.


    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • I bought a silver Unlimited. Originally wanted the Patriot Blue, but now that I've got the silver, and added chrome bumpers... I really like it!


    P.S. I'd like to show-off my pics, but don't know how... anyone got instructions on uploading pics?
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591

    Your pic has to be hosted on the Net somewhere, and it has to be hosted on a site that allows hot links, if you want the pic to show up as a picture and not just as a link to a picture.

    When those conditions are met, then you click on the picture to blow it up from a thumbnail to it's regular size, assuming it shows up as a thumbnail on the host site. If it is already at regular size, or once you get it to regular size, then you can right click on it, and choose "properties" on he pull down menu. Then, go down to the "url," highlight it, and copy it.

    Get back here to your post and when you are ready to make the pic show up, click on the "Img" button below the post window. In the field that pops up when you click on Img, paste the url of the pic, then hit "close all"

    That oughta do it.

    We have to be considerate of those with real slow connection speeds and try not to post pics with a huge file size, or post too many pics back to back, so that the page will time out before loads for those folks.

    I'm anxious to see that puppy, so post away!


    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • rankinhubrankinhub Posts: 19
    Yes, I was able to get my hands on one of the limited production Rubi Unlimited Sahara Special Editions... w/6-speed manual shift... very few of those were available on the East Coast... and all of which were in the khaki color scheme.

    As far as my top three color preferences go, I'd vote for khaki, silver, and that bright yellow, although honestly there's not a bad color in the entire lineup.
  • jimlw2jimlw2 Posts: 122

    Thanks Steve, Gary, Laura, and Tom for nice responses to my Jeep Kids story.

    I thought maybe the Jeep Fever I had before actually having a Jeep would wear off once I got my Jeep...I know all of you said it only gets stronger and now I know what you mean. Each day holds that much more joy of owning my Jeep. I love bypassing heavy traffic on the main paved roads by blasting down (safely that is...just relative to the creep stop 'n go on the main roads) dirt roads to run my lunch time errands. I shaved off about 15 minutes on my usual Lowe's/Home Depot runs during lunch time by being able to go a more direct route at 55 mph down rough dirt roads (only a couple serious sections of washboard areas made my steering wheel jiggle...amazingly smooth riding!). I love my Jeep!!!
  • jimlw2jimlw2 Posts: 122
    This movie is just over 2 Mb so only those with high-speed connections or a lot of patience will want to click on this link...You may want to maximize your Windows Media Player view to full-screen otherwise the view area is rather small...just a clip off our digital camera so not very large resolution capability.

    1st Topless Jeep Ride
  • davids1davids1 Posts: 411
  • koolbreeze2koolbreeze2 Posts: 252
    Very Kool!!! Thanks for a peak at your family and their first topless ride. John
  • erickplerickpl Posts: 2,735
    I'm partial to green. My sedan and my Jeep are both green. :)

    As for flare fading, the Forever black will help if they haven't faded too much. If they get really grey, forget it! You can paint them with Krylon Fusion (paint for plastic). Properly prepped/cleaned, the flares will hold the KF paint very well and flex with the plastic for a long time.

    I just replaced mine with Omix OEM style replacements. They were nearly white I think. :)

  • erickplerickpl Posts: 2,735
    I sure think short hair helps in the back seat! :) Priceless video seeing all those smiles back there and on the driver! I assume the cameraperson was smiling too! :)

    Enjoy your Jeep! (Like THAT will be hard!)

  • mtngalmtngal Posts: 1,911
    Great clip! That clip did a great job of answering some people's question of "what is there about a Jeep?" Thanks for sharing it.
  • jescue1jescue1 Posts: 12
    My dealer had to go out of state to get my yellow Rubicon- My second favorite was the sienna burgandy 01 Sahara before it,but I think I am in the minority on that one.I like the khaki color a lot too.My least favorite is white,even though I had a white 98 Sahara-it was the only color available at the time and I could not wait-it was the start of a still strong Wrangler fever :)
  • randyacerandyace Posts: 96
    Well, I know there are many opinions on the use of bug deflectors (cosmetic, mostly)....however...since I'm SICK, and I hate bugs (did I say that before??), I went ahead and got a hood deflector. I dunno...don't think it looks too bad. I probably won't work all that well, but psychologically, if it helps my OCD and I think it works.... :)

    Anyway, here, finally, is eXcalibur! (I hope this link works!). Just added running boards and will be getting fog lights installed next week.

    FYI, it's been in the low to mid-90's here in Alabama this week, and have driven (both highway and city) top-down all week. No problems (with respect to my getting overly hot) except for those looong red lights!

    And I can certainly verify that Wrangler's are true head-turners....I spend so much time waving back at fellow motorists and returning their shouted ("hey, that looks cool") comments, I need a third eye to watch traffic in front of me.

    Thanks again for such an interesting and informative gathering place!

    Randy & eXcalibur
  • ravagerravager Posts: 20
    Awesome pic!!
    An amazing thing will happen in a few years and it may be related to those smiley faces.

    I can't explain it, but chores are being done. Dishes are washed. Supermarket runs are made and dinner is cooked by the time I come home from work. Today, three cd's with my favorite acoustic music were burned and set aside with my name and little hearts drawn on them.

    Anyone have a clue?

    father of a newly licensed 16 year old daughter
  • redrocker15redrocker15 Posts: 102
    Randy! You forgot to mention the flames (at least I don't think they're "factory") in your list of modifications. Nice looking Jeep, BTW!
  • ravagerravager Posts: 20
    That red is tight!

    Anyways, I hear ya on the bug battle.

    I sometimes wonder if the reason the jeep is engineered to have to refuel every 250 miles is because that is about the time my windshield is covered in bug goo.
  • keatskeats Posts: 412
    Yeah, am in Grad school too. I could call it the Rattler. Hey, saw you posting on JU the other day. Are you a South Park fan?
  • jstjst Posts: 8
    ..before you replace faded fender flares...suggest that you try 'Mother's Back to Black' '99 Sport has always been parked outside...and had six summers of Middle Georgia heat without any fender flare treatment...flares were a brackish white....I used 'Mother's Back to Black' took several treatments, but they are now a deep I treat them once a week... parts stores and Wal Mart stocks 'Mother's Back to Black' here.... caution, the instructions state that you can't use their product on hot surfaces....I do mine at night...regards from Middle Georgia...
  • ravagerravager Posts: 20
    once a week?

    I'm way too lazy for that. What about just replacing the flares with metal ones? Anyone tried those or heard reviews?
  • keatskeats Posts: 412
    The only metal ones I'm aware of are tube fenders like these:

    Posion Sypder
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