Official Jeep Wrangler thread

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  1. Cut68

    Cut68 Well-Known Member

    image.jpeg Thread is relevant to my interests. About a year ago I switched jobs and went from a car allowance to a company car. Didn't need my Audi any more so in a moment of weakness my wife agreed it was a good idea to get a jeep. This is my weekend toy
     
  2. dblplay1212

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    Hell yea congrats man
     
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  3. BP

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    Lots of new editions to the club. Enjoy the upgrade process fellas. :rain:
     
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  4. dblplay1212

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    2018? I still haven't gone to check them out. That interior looks plush.
     
  5. mp_22

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    Yes
     
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  6. THF

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  7. Why?Pokes

    Why?Pokes Take me back to the kine
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    Our JL passed recall inspection for the front suspension welds. Was fairly certain it would as you can see all the problem areas just looking in the wheel wells and I’d given it some run over some pretty serious two tracks with no issues.

    Picking it up tomorrow from the dealer, :pray: that we get a free detail out of the mess because my hand washing skills aren’t up to par and there’s not a single self-service wash on this gd island.
     
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  8. Frank Martin

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    The dealership quoted me $379 for a thermostat replacement. Do they really have that much business to where they can charge that type of price?
     
  9. BP

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    Wrangler sales have been the highest they've ever been the last few years an are still increasing. So in other words, yes. Also don't go to the dealership in you value money.
     
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  10. Frank Martin

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    Yeah I went down the street and it’s $155
     
  11. Greybeard

    Greybeard Livin' the dream.

    Is your Jeep under warranty?
     
  12. Vinegar Strokes

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    Those mom and pop repair shops are better in your opinion? I rather pay the couple extra bucks at dealer to make sure I’m getting certified parts.
     
  13. THF

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    A lot of the mom and pop stores order their parts from the dealership. Mine does. I can bring my own parts if I want but they won't warranty shit. If they buy the parts from the dealer, anything they do gets their warranty.
     
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  14. Frank Martin

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    Nope. Got it done for $171 so i'll take that was a W.
     
  15. Frank Martin

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    I could see this for like major repairs, but a thermostat is extremely simple. There shouldn't be a $200 difference.
     
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  16. Greybeard

    Greybeard Livin' the dream.

    Score, then. If under warranty, I would have suggested buying a FCA thermostat and coolant, and taking them to the outside shop. The only advantage to dealer is they usually warranty repairs, where outside shops do not. Carry on...
     
  17. dblplay1212

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    I dont think my Wrangler has been out of the garage in 2 years. Makes me sad everytime I see her in there.
     
  18. BP

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    If you have a shop or a mechanic you can trust, for sure. Some shops will have a "warranty" on their labor/work and the parts.
     
  19. dblplay1212

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  20. thunderstruck

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    Yeah, AEV is going to take a hit now that the factory is producing them.
     
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  21. BP

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  22. Killy Me Please

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    My old lady wants me to get rid of my 06 for the new 4 door :(
     
  23. THF

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    Heads up, if anyone is looking at changing their spark plugs; RockAuto has a rebate on a few brands. I picked up 6 Autolite Iridiums for like $6 each and I have a rebate for like $3 each back. I can post the details here in a bit if anyone wants.

    Going to change the spark plugs, and flush the differential fluids this weekend I think.
     
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  24. JacobPalmer

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  25. Baron

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    Lookin good! GBR NFM
     
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  26. AHebrewToo

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    I'm in the market for a Jeep is you're looking to buy an H2 imitation.
     
  27. AHebrewToo

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  28. THF

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    My only concern is the 4 cyl, mine is an 05 and it is the inline 6 cyl. I love the additional power. Other than that, it looks great.
     
  29. AHebrewToo

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    Ya - I think my 94 was a 4, so I'm used to it.

    It would almost never be driven on highways. Just around town (I live in a little beach town on Lake Michigan) in the summer.
     
  30. dblplay1212

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    Damn that looks good.
     
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  31. dblplay1212

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    All personal preference but I'd go up to a 96 and get the 6 cyl. Not much difference in price and you get a better engine and round headlights.
     
  32. AHebrewToo

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    I'm irrationally prejudiced against TJs as I saved for 2+ years to buy my YJ while a bunch of kids at my college's parents bought them TJs.
     
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  33. MoJo

    MoJo It bees that way sometimes...
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    No because of engine and that thing is too yellow for my tastes, but that engine is too sluggish
     
  34. THF

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    I know this feeling...
     
  35. thunderstruck

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    Wasn’t the first TJ in 97?
     
  36. dblplay1212

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    It's weird, they transitioned from YJ to TJ in 96. The first TJ is labeled as a 97 but they were made and sold in 96. Last YJ was made in December of 1995.
     
  37. thunderstruck

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    I think they’re all titled as 97.

    So 95 YJs were sold in 96, that’s how I understood it.
     
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  38. dblplay1212

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    Maybe they had both for sale in 96? I specifically remember the TJ being for sale in 96 bc I graduated in 96 and wanted one badly. I didn't get it. They may have been titled as 97s like you said.
     
  39. BP

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    Picked up these sliders during a labor day sale :rockin:
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  40. AIP

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    Just plain and boring
     
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  41. dblplay1212

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    But beautiful. :lovelove:
     
  42. MoJo

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    Maybe, but also stock.
    A mild lift and some new rims and tires and it will look totally different.
     
  43. AIP

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    I have had it for 18 years, I am not doing a thing to it
     
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  44. MoJo

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    I can respect that, just responding to your description of it being plain and boring.
     
  45. dblplay1212

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    18 years? Damn that's awesome. How many miles on it now?
     
  46. AIP

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    285
     
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  47. dblplay1212

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    Drive it daily?
     
  48. AIP

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    Yep

    Gonna till it dies

    From may till November the top is off

    We do have my moms old Buick that I will take if it rains although I have been caught more times than I can count

    My son is driving now so he pretty much has the Buick for the most part though
     
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