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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-12-2013, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone else Got a Jeep?

my jeep may 10 years old and shabby, but it's still my baby and favorite toy. It's no garage queen either- I take it rock crawling/trail riding every few months. There are a lot of bigger, badder Jeeps out there, but this one is built just the way I want it and it is a happy medium between on-road handling and offroad ability.

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when I got it 2 years ago: worn out tires, 2 inch budget boost (coil spacers), no-name winch, beat up aftermarket fender flares, and some funky aftermarket rims. Was towed behind a motorhome by one of the 4 PO's so multiple rock chips on the hood and grille, but fairly unmolested mechanically. Nice hardtop with tinted windows, wiper and defrost in near-mint condition. Factory soft top in such good shape it's still almost too tight to get on.


Now: 4 inch longarm suspension, 33inch Goodyear Duratracs, cheap offroad rims I don't care about scratching, rock sliders, tummy tuck, motor mount lift, safari top, tonneau cover, LED taillights, hi-lift jack, fully armored underside, homebrew bumpers, half doors, and vinyl suspension seats. He's come a long way, baby!



my boyfriend has a well-modified '95 Grand Cherokee with a lot of the same types of mods as mine. It is actually a lot more capable offroad than mine, but it's pretty much an offroad-only vehicle:

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anyone else got a Jeep...or other offroad rig?


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sweet! I wheeled with a guy who had a diesel Liberty a few years back. Mostly stock other than tires and a small lift but that thing went all over the place!

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oh yeah, we have a '52 Willys CJ3a too:

unfortunately, my poor Cobalt doesn't get much love since the Jeeps moved in :(


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I have a 99 durango with a small lift that i used to take off-roading..... until the motor died.... if I can't get it running again before winter im gonna be getting a grand cherokee tho....

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last group outing for our club had a guy in a nearly stock, newer Grand Cherokee. I tell ya, I was worried at first but he wheeled it like a champ and got through/over stuff I would never have attempted in such a rig, and only got a small ding in the rocker panel.


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If i do end up getting one it will be a late 90's with the 5.9 in it, and it will be plenty capable after i get my hands on it..... I would settle for a cherokee but i just like the look of the grand cherokee alot better.........

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My pops has got an 01 white sahara edition wrangler and I love it so much

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I've wanted an early 90's YJ to dress up in Jurassic Park colors since watching that movie many years ago. What better vehicle to outrun a rampaging T-rex and look so badass doing it? My girlfriend really likes the Patriot, no idea why.


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I have a Jeep street project, full size. It's an '84 Grand Wagoneer two wheel drive. Yeah, I know. They didn't come that way but what I want is an efficient highway cruiser and trailer puller. It would be appropriate for towing my AMC powered dragster. I have a newly rebuilt AMC 360 in it and the 727 transmission from an Ambassador also rebuilt. I have the original 727 and transfer case for sale. The transmission that is in it will give way to an overdrive, probably a GM 4L80e with modular controller. I have a .440 lift cam in the engine, an Edelbrock R4B dual plane intake for the Holley Pro-Jection fuel injection system, MSD 6 Plus ignition, new headers, 4 core radiator etc. The next big thing I have for it is a front independent suspension from a Lincoln Town Car. When that's all done, I dunno, maybe IRS for the rear. Anyone ever heard of such a Jeep?
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All that just to tow a car? Sounds a little excessive to me lol. But then, aren't we all a little mad for loving what we love? Keep up the crazy

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