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Old 01-18-2010, 10:51 PM
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The Jeep Thread!

well, after wanting one since I was a kid and searching for a decent one for several months, I finally bought a Wrangler today. 2006, 23k miles (allegedly, I'm assuming those tires throw off the speedo and odo by a big margin), 4.0 straight six with a 6-speed manual, lift kit, off road tires, etc, etc. can't wait to take it off road!

other Jeep fans, post your pics!
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:03 AM
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:34 AM
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Cool, good luck with it. I miss my Wrangler.
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Old 01-21-2010, 04:41 PM
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72 hours and an inch of rain later:
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Yeah! Jeeps are cool. I like this one (and I like lights too obviously). 5.7 HEMI conversion just for kicks after supercharging the V6 and blowing two cylinders out of it. .
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:47 PM
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Yeah! Jeeps are cool. I like this one (and I like lights too obviously). 5.7 HEMI conversion just for kicks after supercharging the V6 and blowing two cylinders out of it. .
nice! Is the hemi too much power to put to the ground when off road? I was surprised how easy it was to overpower the drivetrain in the mud today in 4 high. Didn't try 4 low.

I like that Land Cruiser too!
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:40 PM
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Here's mine. Bottom of page 1.

http://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/sho...#post138404433

I just had my Rubicon out in Moab for a week in September. Did a ton of trails and had a blast. I had a "Sport" for awhile - got stuck a few times and sold it for the "Rubicon" edition. Those things will go almost anywhere.

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Old 01-21-2010, 08:18 PM
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Here's mine. Bottom of page 1.

http://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/sho...#post138404433

I just had my Rubicon out in Moab for a week in September. Did a ton of trails and had a blast. I had a "Sport" for awhile - got stuck a few times and sold it for the "Rubicon" edition. Those things will go almost anywhere.

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I looked for a Rubicon but couldn't find one that wasn't either beat to hell, or overpriced. I think the mods done to this one will be a decent compromise for now.
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Old 01-21-2010, 09:24 PM
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Old 01-22-2010, 02:37 AM
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I looked for a Rubicon but couldn't find one that wasn't either beat to hell, or overpriced. I think the mods done to this one will be a decent compromise for now.
I'd agree on that. Rubicons that are "clean" are tough to find. I found mine on www.traderonline.com. I live in central MN. Came up in Green Bay, WI, on a Thursday night. I picked it up on Saturday morning. Mint 2006 with 14,000 miles. Traded in my 2004 Sport with 45,000 miles plus $6000. I think I did OK.

That "axle lock" button on the dash really adds a lot. My buddy gives me $hit that I paid $6000 for "the button". He's got a Rubicon too and didn't even know what "axle lock" was until I told him. He's never used his (the lockers) - bought his brand new in 2005.

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Old 01-22-2010, 06:12 AM
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nice! Is the hemi too much power to put to the ground when off road? I was surprised how easy it was to overpower the drivetrain in the mud today in 4 high. Didn't try 4 low.

I like that Land Cruiser too!
I am looking up "too much power" in my dictionary but I cant find a meaning!!! Heck, I am lamenting I did not take the 6.1 SRT option. Now considering a supercharger install later this summer. Its never enough power.
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I am looking up "too much power" in my dictionary but I cant find a meaning!!! Heck, I am lamenting I did not take the 6.1 SRT option. Now considering a supercharger install later this summer. Its never enough power.
LOL! good point
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My friend has an '08 Rubi with the 500hp hemi (6.4). I've driven it offroad (really offroad). Throttle modulation is a bit more difficult than with the stock motor, but it isn't as bad as you would think.

I'm thinking of doing one, and if I did I would do the base 5.7.
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Old 01-22-2010, 01:42 PM
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My friend has an '08 Rubi with the 500hp hemi (6.4). I've driven it offroad (really offroad). Throttle modulation is a bit more difficult than with the stock motor, but it isn't as bad as you would think.

I'm thinking of doing one, and if I did I would do the base 5.7.

What's the point of the Hemi engines in the Wrangler??? I just "wheeled" the pi$$ out of mine in Moab and was never lacking horsepower. My only limitation was traction. Does more HP make a rig "wheel" better or is it more bragging rights?

I suppose tire size would play a roll in this. I only run 33's. I suppose 37's or larger might require more HP to turn them??????

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What's the point of the Hemi engines in the Wrangler??? I just "wheeled" the pi$$ out of mine in Moab and was never lacking horsepower. My only limitation was traction. Does more HP make a rig "wheel" better or is it more bragging rights?

I suppose tire size would play a roll in this. I only run 33's. I suppose 37's or larger might require more HP to turn them??????

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I think in most wheeling situations the stock engine is OK. The issue is driving to where you are wheeling. The stock engine is rough, unrefined, and struggles to pull a loaded jeep (think aftermarket bumpers, winch, rock rails, chain saw, recovery gear, etc., etc.) up mountain passes.

I have an '08 4 door (unlimited) Sahara, stock other than Rubi wheels and tires. But it is on permanent loan to my parents. I have put many miles on it, and the stock v6 just blows on the road (at least where I am--central Oregon--has to handle 7000 feet eleveation).
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Can you list 'em all? Pluses and minuses of various setups or stock configs?

Diggin' the driveway and it's balance with landscape, too.
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All these new jeeps are nice, but how about a old jeep to mix things up a little. Yes its lacking the lift kits and big tires. But it sure is fun.
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Old 01-23-2010, 11:20 PM
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All these new jeeps are nice, but how about a old jeep to mix things up a little. Yes its lacking the lift kits and big tires. But it sure is fun.
nice! do you know the history of that Jeep?
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