JEEPS Only: Let's See Em

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    My wife has owned three previous Jeeps; but she finally decided to jump in the deep end of the pool. So we've now got a Rubicon Hard Rock to join the family Wrangler collection:

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    12 JKU with those cool floor mats and a few other mods. M101A3 with a custom rack that goes up and down.

    Jeep is great for getting anywhere you want to go. Trailer is for overlanding and camping with friends that don't have the camping gear to cook. I've fed 12 people off the tailgate. Cast iron can be heavy.

    Jeep Build Thread Phoenix
    Trailer Build Thread Project Gryphon
     
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    image.jpeg Finally got myself a Jeep and I'm loving it.
     
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    Sweet. What color is that exactly?
     
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    That looks like Anvil
     
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    I think its too dark for that and Anvil didn't have metal flake. It looks like granite crystal or maybe rhino
     
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    My baby is in the shop all week getting new brakes, new Ujoints, new power steering box, and a new rear frame on both sides. $4k all told, but a lot cheaper than replacing the whole '97 TJ.

    The worst part is the odd look that other Jeep drivers give me when I Jeep Wave to them...while driving my Subaru!
     
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    Yep, it's Granite Crystal Metalic.
     
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    My 51 CJ-3A at Tin Cup pass, Colorado a few weeks ago...

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    Spent the weekend riding out a big storm in the Sierra Nevadas while on the Rubicon trail. It was epic to say the least. Rain and hail for 48 hours non stop and the wind was crazy. No idea how fast it was but there was a 125 mph gust warning for Sierra ridge. I had to sleep with ear plugs in it was so loud. Awesome!
     

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    Not mine...I just found this amusing.

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    out at the OHV park recently in northern MN.
     
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    jeep jku.png Got rid of my lifted Jeep Commander and got a 2017 Wrangler JKU. Got a few mods started, hopefully have it finished by the end of Dec.
     
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    What tire size? Any lift?
     
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    Interesting color. What's it called?
     
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    Been a a Jeep guy all my life here are just a few of them. 35691_10150208684890647_4320587_n.jpg 28624_10150167303825647_5396115_n.jpg 600x450x1109101637.jpg.pagespeed.ic.elomj6t6-z.jpg 61008_1550371478226_87266_n.jpg 223538_1866425952097_1584481764_31792735_5248822_n.jpg 546171_4312696174617_1070057639_n.jpg 553888_331320876929092_100001535474160_925326_481490387_n.jpg 0522121702(1).jpg
     
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    I swapped the factory 17/59 Springs for 19/60's. I added the Teraflex Leveling kit which consist of a 2" spacer in front and a 1" spacer rear. Total lift ended up being 2 1/2".
    Shocks off a 2017 Rubicon.
    Tires are 285/70/17 Nitto Ridge Grapplers using Rubicon Wheels with a 1 1/4 Teraflex Wheel Spacers.

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    [​IMG][​IMG] hardly a screw turned since 2002 when I bought it. It's a 95 model and she has been wonderful. Turned over to 200k about a month ago. A steady diet of T6 rotella, good oil and air filters pay off big time. I will be buried in it.

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    I took the same pic on my last Jeep, '95 Cherokee IMG_0738.JPG
     
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    Just put mine up for sale. It's been in my life longer than 4 out of 5 of my kids. It's really tough cleaning her up knowing it might be the last time.

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    Since it's deer season here's one I got a few years ago

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    Too bad you don't live closer; I'd take a look. My daughter is about ready to drive. We could use a 4th Wrangler:4:
     
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    No problems selling that one. Looks nice, clean, no huge lift but not stock. It's good as gone!

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    Thanks for the info. I have the 2016 a few posts above that looks like your twin. Mine has 17/58 now and I have 19/60 springs in the garage. I can't decide if it will be worth swapping them. What do you think?
     
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    If it was mine I would swap. Just the springs I gained 3/4" in front and 1/2" rear. Ride is a little stiffer but I do not worry about putting a load in the rear and it sagging. I have a small off road trailer I built and it only drops about 1/4" with the trailer loaded.
     
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    Thanks!!
     
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    My next (or latest) one....2001 Cherokee, needs a little TLC. The usual (for this year) head, some brake work, and probably crankshaft bearings. Obtained from a defaulted loan, don't think I did so well, but, I'll be happier when it's running again. PB160044.JPG
     
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    My buddy just bought himself a 58 Jeep for his 58th birthday. Wish I would have thought of that when I turned 41.

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    She's bigger than she looks in the pic. 4-5 inch lift and 35 inch tires.
     
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    My 05 liberty needs a bunch of work and I'm not willing to invest the $$$ required. I want a JKU but they seem so darned expensive these days. I'm not much of a mechanic and hesitate when it comes to buying used because I don't have the experience or senses to catch issues from a lookover and short drive. This would be so much simpler if I just won the lotto!
     
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    My 1978 Cherokee Chief.
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    Your best bet is to buy an unmodified Wrangler, probably a TJ, from a dealer. There is a limited amount of stuff that can be wrong with a stock Wrangler and any dealer should give you at least a few month warranty to catch it.
     
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    It looks like I might be leaving the world of Jeeps. I can't say any more as it's too embarrassing (ie. minivan). :17:
     
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    That's so sad
     
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    when done had 2 of us standing on the roof and there was 0 flex
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    Here is another with my trailer I built. unnamed (7).jpg
     
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    BroncBuster, is your Jeep tank green?
     
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    It is Granite Crystal, unfortunately no green in 2017
     
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    2015. Love it.

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    New Frame. New studded sneakers. New rims. New hardtop. New Tyre Cover. New mirrors.
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    1998 jeep grand cherokee 5.9 platinum limited. 5" lift with rough country long arms front and rear, loGans 4x4 winch bumper, 12k winch, 35x1250 mickey Thompson mtz.
    Still need to build axles, sliders, rear bumper and wheel the damn thING more often...

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    Now that the insurance company is sending us a check for our stolen car(it was totalled)we're gonna finance a used vehicle and put down the cash from the check.I'm looking at a Jeep Patriot Sport 4x4 that runs for $7995.I looked up reviews and problems online,and basically it's not a bad vehicle.Payments would only be around $150 a month.Specs-wise it's got pretty much what I need,even want.I used to have a Kia Sportage 4x4 and loved it,but had to sell it cuz we couldn't afford to keep two vehicles.What a heartache it was.My wife is in agreement on the Jeep,which surprises me cuz I thought she'd want some little jalopy good on gas,not that I blame her on the gas part.The Patriot is AWD,where ya gotta push a button to get it in.Not sure how AWD is in comparison to a 4x4,as I always had 4x4's,some where ya had to get out and lock the hubs.Highway miles is about 26 mpg,about average for that size SUV.I'm a music lover(unfortunately many of my CD's were in my car that was stolen)and am happy the Jeep has a CD player(AM/FM stereo).Gotta have my Country-Western blaring,and can make some new CD's on my computer.Alan Jackson,Toby Keith,George Strait,Asleep at the Wheel,and Willie Nelson are just a few of my favorites.The inside of the vehicle is in nice condition,there's a tow package,power windows,a massive luggage rack(not your conventional luggage rack)privacy glass,keyless entry,and cruise control is part of the package.I hope and pray we can swing it.The salesman told me there should be no problem with credit.The color is silver with a bug shield on the hood.Definitely a bushwacker's toy.And when you've been practically brought up driving trucks and 4x4's I'm sure ya can identify.My buddies also all had 4x4's as we were all hunters and rednecks who drove around all night in the bush drinking beer and listening to Charlie Daniels,Waylon,and Willie LOLI guess ya can tell I'm psyched.According to the youtube video,the Patriot does a pretty decent job off-road even compared to the Rubicon.It's only a 4 cylinder,so it doesn't have a lot of horses under the hood and you can tell that driving on the freeway.But I don't have a lead foot,pretty much travel at 65-70 mph.It's an average SUV for the most part but certainly up my alley.
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    I really like the Hard Rock, comes ready for the most part.
     
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    Ran across this in an old magazine. Kind of funny.

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    I have an old '96 TJ. I don't use it much, but sometimes there's chores to do up on my mountain that involve tools I don't want to carry on foot.

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