Discussion in 'Transportation' started by XMP, Jan 11, 2015.
I used to have three of them, a 1942 CJ2A, a 1979 CJ7, and an 89 Wrangler.
Here's my 2009, 6 spd V6 all stock. I'd prefer the old straight 6 but he gets me where I want to go and never complains. It's my third jeep, my 85 CJ7 was my favorite,
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That's a great looking color!
I tell everyone it's OD with a clear coat….
change the oil.
If it wasn't for the fact that it would be inordinately hard to stuff a decent-sized black bear (let alone a moose) into the back of a Jeep, I'd have one for sure. I love my aging '04 Dodge Dakota and have hauled a LOT of dead large animals in it, as well as several trailers. It has taken me to places where a full-size truck would have a hard time getting into, let alone getting out of. My Dakota has the same Chrysler Power Tech 4.7L motor that was in the Jeep Grand Cherokee up to 2009. It's got some decent power (235HP) and can haul, albeit the '08 refinements added another 75 HP (probaably to provide enough "poke" in the Ram 1500). If the hunting bug ever leaves me or if I somehow end up with enough $ for a fun vehicle as well as a hunting vehicle, I'd get a Jeep for sure (given that short wheelbase Landrover Defenders are as rare as rocking horse poop here and so priced astronomically). Ho-hum!
My Jeep and my son Andrew... graduation pictures...
This is my '63 CJ5. it was my first vehicle, and luckily i still have it!
Now thats a JEEP! dont change a thing
I installed a Rustys 2" lift last weekend and had the BFGs mounted yesterday. All the mud is frozen and no real trails in my area, so a frozen mud road pic is the best I can do for now. The difference in stance and traction are astounding.
She's a little dirty in this pic, and now she has a winch and a cb radio too!
Dirt is good
Not as wild as you all but I love my Jeep.
A little Kayak trip to Jacksonville Florida and the St. Johns River and A little trip to Alaska as well in my 2012 Wrangler.
Just had to do it.....!!! Cheers!
Me and my old 1942 Ford GPW I sold in Nov of 2014. With all the medical problems at home, just no time for the ol' girl anymore. These photos are from Camp Mabry Muster day Austin Tx 2009
I had a Liberty Crd, and beleive me, with suspension, and tires, a liberty is a real Jeep, more capable than most would think, i enjoyed myself pulling so many Wrangler guys who pushed the limit a bit to far, most in snow banks(the diesel torque was just so fun), its not all to have the "big flashy thing", you gotta know how to use it and also, when to stop diggin your grave lol! Most Wranglers and other Jeeps out there run on street tires, for fuel efficiency purpose, and because of that, loose their "go anywhere capability".
But, still, no matter the year, model, its a Jeep thing, they wouldn't understand!!!
2016 Jeep Patriot. Wheeled locked and lifted for years. Now I am a home owner and family man. Getting to and from work is more important then rock crawling. It gets me around and fits my "style."
If you want to buy a new Jeep why do you have to pay extra for off road "Trail Rated " editions? Do decals cost that much?
Stickers can get expensive.
Also the "trail rated" versions from the factory usually come with extra skit plates, extra tow hooks, a lower gear ratio or lower geared transmission... Maybe limited slip or brake lock differentials etc.
Its also a model classification as much as anything. Me personally I could careless and usually go for the lowest model and add what I specifically want. I the case of the high altitude Patriot model I just got, because it was the lowest price Patriot on the lot, and the current model patriot that has ran since late 2000s is being discontinued this year. I wanted to get one before they weren't made any more. I didn't get it for the trails, its for commuting 60 miles of highway to and from work everyday.
People usually love or hate jeeps. If your just here to hate on jeeps then please exit thread left,
Me personally, don't play brand favorites. I like Toyotas, Nissans, Ford, Chevy, Dodge... I put my favoritism more towards specific models then brands.
If I didn't commute I would probably own a Tacoma or Tundra. If I had enough money I would probably have a dually of some sort with a flat bed for use around the homestead!
My wife was at the grocery store this morning, and I had her drop me off at a car dealer down the street.
I accidentally bought this while she was buying toilet paper.
No cool customized action photos, just my new Jeep sitting in the dealers parking lot.
But I had to show somebody else, she is sick of hearing about it by now!
LOLLL nice buy, very nice, but i think i know someone who's sleeping on the couch tonight, except if this was planned!
It was sort of planned, not a total surprise.
But she doesn't really care what I buy, I would never go behind her back though.
Give us some specs. What year is that?
It's a 1999 6 cylinder, the guy I bought it from owns a body shop, so he repainted it a dark pearl blue a few years ago.
No frame rust or any of the common problems. It doesn't even have any oil leaks. (Crap, I never checked, maybe it doesn't have any oil?)
I wanted a Jeep because I do all my own service and repairs. The only way to get something simpler to work on is to ride a bicycle.
I don't haul much anymore, so I sold my F-250 Super Duty last summer.
A Jeep was never practical for me before, but with no kids at home, and no longer working construction, this thing is gonna be perfect I think.
Me, the dog, and a canoe...... I don't need any more cargo capacity than that.
If I could afford it I'd want one like this but black paint:
Took this pic in 2008 at Sema, if I remember correctly it had the 5.2L Hemi.
Man I miss my jeeps my first was a wagoneer and I've had several Cherokees and always wanted a wrangler but then came family and it just wasn't practical at that point, so says the wife "scowl"
Finally back in a Jeep after 17 years. Took all weekend to get it home.
Looks like one I've been shopping for should see one in my driveway by June!
Pretty much a stock 4.0 Grand Cherokee with a 2.5" lift and bigger tires/wheels. Its no Rubicon but it gets me where I need to go and with full time 4WD it has never left me stuck, even in pretty deep snow.
Once I get this one paid off I would like to find a older Wrangler or even a CJ to pull behind the RV in the background.
had a chance to get out fling some mud tonight!!!!
I've have already posted my personal Jeep---allow me to show you Ladies and Gentlemen what would be the ONLY new vehicle I would ever purchase---
I give you the "Crew Chief"
One of my friend's wife works at Jeep...claims this is about an 80% lock on being manufactured. Options will include a Diesel engine, Lockers, Dana 44 and Dana 60 axles, PTO accessories.
Pardon me- I'm drooling on my key board
That's super cool!
OK,I saw a Jeep today that most likely is owned by a BCUSA member.
I was downtown Duluth MN, I came out of The Duluth Trading Company store, and a Jeep was parked next to my Jeep.
The spare tire cover said "All Those Who Wander Are Not Lost"
Gotta be an Adventure Sworn fan.
Anyway I got a kick out of seeing it, knowing I may have bumped into the owner here at some point.
Not want NEED!
I can only imagine that the base price will be quite high, but worth it. Its the best of both worlds. There is times when you can use a truck but don't want to sacrifice the fun of a Jeep.
I read earlier today that this was supposed to be built on an extended Renegade frame. That doesn't inspire confidence in the least.
Mopar already has a wrangler truck conversion as an aftermarket upgrade. It's made by AEV but mopar purchased the rights and put a part # on it. Same goes for a hemi upgrade as well as bumpers/body armor.
Hopefully, they will just be a wrangler that's built on the truck platform from the factory. But as we all know, corporations care about what draws the quickest dollar and not what's actually best for the buyer.
I wish they would just build the Nukaiser concept for the market.
I guess I'll post up my junk...and say HELLO! Well, here it is, my '00 XJ 5 speed, locked F/R, 4:1 T Case, 6.5 inch lift, 33s, bunch of other junk that's not worth listing, lol. Non the less it's super reliable and gets me to the sticks and back. Still love it after 7-8 years.
5 Speed XJ are hard to find. She's a keeper for sure. Welcome from SC!
This is the only jeep I own right now.....it's a 1975 reproduction model......that my change by the end of the week though....I've found a Wrangler Unlimited Sport with the Max tow package in a color I can live with....the Rubicon's are NICE but most of my driving will be on the road....I can always mod later too....
Yeah, mine was actually an auto with a blown tranny. I picked it up relatively cheap and had a lot of extra parts from my old XJ. To make a long story short I took all my good stuff and built the green pos and sold my 87 as a mildly built XJ on 31s. In then end it costed me 1,500 bucks after everything was bought and sold. Luckily I'm a mechanic so I flashed the pcm, sourced proper trim pieces and so on, even the stupid yellow fuel economy shift light works on the dash, honestly I forget it was even an auto. Everything looks factory.
To anybody considering a Jeep I think a JKU is the way to go though, maybe that'll be my next Jeep!
Michael, what color unlimited did you find?
Found a Wrangler Unlimited Sport with Max tow package... white with black roof and fenders..... pretty basic package.....but it will be mine.....my wife is out of town so we won't pick it up until next Thursday.....they said I could take it today....but I'd feel better if both our names were on the dotted line so to speak.... Happy Day.......