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  1. 2DR Vette

    2DR Vette We don't freestyle the Eyes of Texas, Big Boy.

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    Why do I want to buy a Jeep? Or do I?

    I'm looking for a decent daily driver, most likely in the 12-15k range. From what I've seen, this means a < 2001 Wrangler 4L (fuck the 4-cylinder) or a < 2000 Chevy Z71/4WD (fuck Ford :big grin:).

    If I was to buy a truck, it would probably be an auto (vs. a manual on the Jeep), and an extended cab. Both would be daily driven, but wheeled as much as possible on the weekend.

    In choosing, consider: reliability, towing capacity (the vehicle will eventually be used to tow my track vehicle to the nearest road course ~80 miles away), fuel economy, 4-wheeling ability, ease of modification/cheapness of parts, and overall fun to drive factor. :)

    Gogogogogogo!! :bigthumb:
     
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    If you want to tow something, don't get a jeep.


    edit: Well, you could still get a jeep just don't tow with a wrangler. It's just not a good tow car because of the short wheel base.
     
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    The Jeep would be an instant winnar! I think it would fit the bill in all areas, and the 4.0 would do just fine. Have you thought about a Cherokee?
     
  5. mf101

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    why not both?

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    Towing with a Wrangler would suck. This is for sure. :hs:
     
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    jeeps4u OT's Master Tech

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    12-15k can land you a very nice 5.9
     
  9. 2DR Vette

    2DR Vette We don't freestyle the Eyes of Texas, Big Boy.

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    Why not?

    I won't be towing a 6000 lb. 42' Scarab or anything- jsut a little trailer with a 2500# BMW 2002 or Miata. I thought a Jeep could tow something that light?

    Hell, I know my little brothers POS 96 Explorer could tow it. :dunno:
     
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    See edit in first post.
     
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    too bad the DNS is still fucked


    your host blows goat cock :o
     
  13. 2DR Vette

    2DR Vette We don't freestyle the Eyes of Texas, Big Boy.

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    A little bit, but the appeal of "take the doors and top off on a nice day" seems pretty cool. And don't Wranglers 'wheel better and are easier to work on than Cherokees?
     
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    I :love: teh 5.9. I want one with 35's on it :big grin:
     
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    Changing DNS in January. Damn 60 day waiting period :rant2:
     
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    2DR Vette We don't freestyle the Eyes of Texas, Big Boy.

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    Why both? Any reason you drive one over the other?

    Or better stated: anything that one can do that the other can't or doesn't? :)
     
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    :werd: I want a wj, or even a zj to go along with my yj and xj.
     
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    2DR Vette We don't freestyle the Eyes of Texas, Big Boy.

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    5.9? That thing got a Hemi? :dunno:

    :o
     
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    jeeps4u OT's Master Tech

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    5.9 + small accessory mods = great for towing


    by mods i mean a tranny cooler, oil cooler, gauge pod with gauges for both of those coolers, and an inexpensive set of air bags in the rear coils with the hoses going to the hitch to fill up with a compressor
     
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    Jeep=go anywhere. Truck=a bed to put your shit
     
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    Truck is for towing/hauling (great tow power/rating and bed) plus SuperCrew great for people hauling. Jeep is for fun in the sun and offroading.

    Plus the Ford can tow the Jeep for some serious off-road fun :bigthumb:
     
  22. 2DR Vette

    2DR Vette We don't freestyle the Eyes of Texas, Big Boy.

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    Too many Js. :squint: English!! :p

    BTW- What's the difference with all these models of Wrangler? Sport, SE, Sahara, Rubicon? And what makes the Rubicon so badass? I'm going to go take one for a spin tomorrow most likely... :)
     
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    The Narrower wheelbase allows you to go on tighter trails, but sometimes you need to have finesse to get places where longer wheelbases excel. Wranglers are pretty straight forward, and there are a ton of people that know how to work on them. If you go for a Wrangler, get the one with the Dana44 in the rear. :big grin:
     
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    5.9 360 ci magnum v-8, 245 hp, 335 ft lbs, lots of aftermarket mods :o
     

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