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    The Jeep thread

    I couldn`t find any Jeep threads so thought I`d start one . I just bought a TJ and can`t get over how much fun it is ! Oh dear ! I just went from car hater to.......um well , Jeep lover

    What hitch racks would anyone recommend ? Or is a hitch rack the wrong way to go ? A friend of mine had a roof rack on his Wrangler but the height seemed like a pain for mounting , dismounting . What if you put on the soft top in the summer ? Decisions .........Decisions .....

    Post up your jeep pictures ! Whatever it may be ,Cherokee , Patriot , anyone got any old CJ`s ? Show off your bikes too
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    Sold mine last year but still miss it. If it would have had a hemi I would have kept it.





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    Jeep not running at the moment, but should be good to go in 4 weeks.



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    Another guy getting back into riding after 12 years....I guess the Jeep/Bike thread will get me to post...




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    Love the way you mounted the bike with the Wrangler. Looking good...

    I now mount via the Hitch, using a T2. Don't have any new pics as of lately.








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    Loving the Jeeps! I may be a Subaru fan, but I have a lot of respect for the Jeep brand!

    You guys have more pics of the Jeeps and MTBs dirty?? Would be nice to see both of them muddied up

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    Quote Originally Posted by AWDfreak
    Loving the Jeeps! I may be a Subaru fan, but I have a lot of respect for the Jeep brand!

    You guys have more pics of the Jeeps and MTBs dirty?? Would be nice to see both of them muddied up
    I hate mud ...lol.

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    Bikes go in the back!
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    I see three jeeps... what are those other roundish boxes?

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    My XJ. Long gone but oh how I miss her

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    Holy crap ! That thing is crazy !
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    I dont own a Jeep, yet. But, I do want to do a BRUTE conversion to a Wrangler. Someday...







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    gotta represent.....

    .....the YJ, the ugly duckling of the jeep world. and i half know why, but at the same time, they are cool in their own right.......square headlights and all.

    the dogs in it,


    the bikes on it(worth more than the heep; of course)


    camping last month with a few other friends, and 3 generations, an LJ, ours, and a friends minivan......


    and jen having some fun on that trip, complete with swaybar links on, hence being a tripod


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    Quote Originally Posted by AWDfreak
    Loving the Jeeps! I may be a Subaru fan, but I have a lot of respect for the Jeep brand!

    You guys have more pics of the Jeeps and MTBs dirty?? Would be nice to see both of them muddied up
    i would love to take a chance with a jeep wrangler but the feedback i get from people i know that own one tell me to be prepared to empty your wallet out. any truth to this?
    i'm in the market for something used but i'm not sure what i want yet. i need something reliable, good on gas, and problem free.

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    Its a JEEP thing.....its more of a gotta upgrade than a breakdown issue. Yes, you will have some mechanical things to repair depending on age...but you will empty your pockets when the bug hits you...lift it higher, bigger tire...etc, etc, wash, rinse, repeat.

    Ive got over 120k on my 2002 Tj....have had to replace the radiator, fan clutch and fan(my choice) and battery (my choice) when I got the winch. Other than that...its all been modifications that lead to more modifications....

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    i only wanted to do the 2" lift, simpler (brakelines and steering are fine with stock), and my wife is short. add to that i don't want to go to 35's. i MAY go to a 31, but don't know. bigger=more stress on the engine and axles, which means more troubles.......

    i might add a locker to the rear when we move, and a winch (got the hi-lift "just in case" now, but the idea of using that as a winch is scary)

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    This is my baby. I picked it up a few years ago and have been building it up ever since.
    A few pics from last weekend on a trip to Coopers Rock, WV.


    And the reason I really like it. Granted I get crummy gas mileage, but sometimes it makes it worth it. This was a camping trip to Rothrock State Park last February, in the middle of that blizzard.

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    Was thinking of selling the old Cherokee after 12 years. The suspension was tired and needed work, but other than that it has been reliable. After checking out several replacements it was decided that fixing the Jeep we had would be less expensive. Here is a before and after photo over the past week.
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    I like it crux. How much lift did you go with? 3"?

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    I've had a dozen or so in the past 10 years. I do all my own work including cages, axle builds, etc. Just sold off all but 3 of 'em.


    Here's my beater. B&M'd TH400, I built a custom front suspension, welded the rear diff, rebuilt everything else.


    My 4-banger. 30-spline alloy axles, E-lockers, AX-15 5-speed swapped in, 3/4-ton build w/ 32-spline output on the NP231, etc.



    My favorite. DOHC Shortstar 3.5L, SM420, 32-spline D300, 9-inch axles F&R.



    Sold the CJ-6 a couple years ago and the M-715 only a month ago. These were two of my all-time faves next to my '53 Willys. I put an NV3550 behind the Buick 225 and a Teraflex T-Locker in the rear. Power steering conversion, I built the cage, onboard air, welder, etc. Otherwise it was close to stock. I did the cage in the M-715, 390hp Chevy 350, Ranger Overdrive, SM465, Atlas T-case, Detroit in the rear, way more.


    My XJ. 9-inch F&R axles with 4.88s and Truetracs, 3-link long arm front, and so on.


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    In the process of restoring the same Jeep I drove as a kid. It's a '63 CJ3B that I had in high school and my dad kept it in a barn ever since (30yrs). Short of doing a complete frame-off restoration, I'm doing just the basics to get it on the road ASAP to be my trailhead vehicle before the weather here turns too cold. Of course the more I try to fix, the more I find that needs fixing, but here's my progress so far from bring it home two months ago to where it is now. I go back and forth from body work to mechcanical as parts come in.































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    Quote Originally Posted by 94M400
    I like it crux. How much lift did you go with? 3"?
    Went with a 3.5" rubicon kit. Rides much better than it did with busted shocks & springs.

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    Had a 97 YJ, a 2000 TJ and now a 08 JK. Love Jeeps, just waiting for the stock tires to wear down to put 33s on. Already has a TeraFlex 2.5" spring lift.
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    Had a 2001 TJ. Sadly, had to let it go back in June. Kid, move, single income, etc, the planets aligned against it. Usually popped the wheels off my bike and stuffed it in the back, but used a hitch rack when taking a couple of bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kntr
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    Sick Rubicon...I'm kinda lusting after one. One thing holds me back though. I live in NorCal and in the Winter I ditch the MTB's for skis. So I'm always driving around Tahoe and to and from the ski resorts in the nastiest snowstorms. How does your Rubicon handle in the snow? It looks like you got some studded tires...is that definitely needed?

    In Tahoe mainly you see a TON of subies and audis, but not many Jeeps and I've always wondered if it's because their sketchier in the snow. Got any insight?

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    Here is my '07 Wrangler

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    Quote Originally Posted by HamfisT
    I understand that engineering has value in and of itself. But in the end, it's still just a pile of aluminum tubes.

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    My Rubicon has no problems in the snow. I have no excuse anymore for not making it to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces
    Sick Rubicon...I'm kinda lusting after one. One thing holds me back though. I live in NorCal and in the Winter I ditch the MTB's for skis. So I'm always driving around Tahoe and to and from the ski resorts in the nastiest snowstorms. How does your Rubicon handle in the snow? It looks like you got some studded tires...is that definitely needed?

    In Tahoe mainly you see a TON of subies and audis, but not many Jeeps and I've always wondered if it's because their sketchier in the snow. Got any insight?

    Thanks in advance!
    The JK is AWESOME in the snow. The longer wheelbase and weight make it handle ice and snow great. Im trying to buy it back from the guy I sold it to last year. I miss it.

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    1993 Jeep Wrangler...it was my second jeep with the first being a 1981 CJ7

    The OP asked about racks, this one has a Yakima bolted to the hard top with 2 fork mount racks and a basketcase. It also has a spare tire rack. (didn't like it as it was very heavy on the back gate when it was opened)

    Eventually it got a swing-away receiver rack so I still had access to the lift glass on the top with the swing away on the jeep.


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    theses pics are before during and after. i think you get the idea
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    this thread reminds me I still don't have a jeep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9GUY9
    this thread reminds me I still don't have a jeep.
    have one i can sell ya
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9GUY9
    this thread reminds me I still don't have a jeep.
    LOL, No worries.

    I took the wife and kids on a basic dirt road (their version of off roading) yesterday and now seriously considering selling the Cherokee. Pretty much just rebuilt the entire vehicle, but as they don't enjoy it then there is no purpose in having a machine like this.

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    1998 Wrangler, pretty much all stock. I used to carry the bikes on the spare mounted rack, but lately I took the backseat out and have been putting them back there.
    171,000 miles and still going strong...
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    Took this last winter when we had record snow fall in Texas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garagemonkey
    I've had a dozen or so in the past 10 years. I do all my own work including cages, axle builds, etc. Just sold off all but 3 of 'em.


    My 4-banger. 30-spline alloy axles, E-lockers, AX-15 5-speed swapped in, 3/4-ton build w/ 32-spline output on the NP231, etc.
    Nice, I always liked 4bangers & YJ's.

    My Jeep is a year younger then my MTB actually.

    It's a '92 Wrangler S. Swapped an XJ D44 with a Detroit Softlocker. Up front is the stock D30 with a TrueTrac, a bit old school. 4.56 cogs to keep everything moving although I should have gone even lower. No track bars but I do have RE disconnects on my sway bars. 6pt. J&L cage, Kilby Onboard Air, Ford 19# fuel injectors, 43psi FPR, MK VIII electric fan, 170a alternator, etc... The paint is original (Sage Green Metallic - Low Gloss) limited to '92. I've only see 4 others in person. Oh and there's a CJ hood and grill up top. Thinking about doing a front clip swap.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HamfisT
    I understand that engineering has value in and of itself. But in the end, it's still just a pile of aluminum tubes.

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    Nothing crazy, just a '93 Cherokee that goes everywhere I do. This picture is of a typical weekend getaway for me and the Mrs.
    Jeep has almost 200K on it and runs like a dream (why the hell did Jeep discontinue the I6?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boise Jim
    Nothing crazy, just a '93 Cherokee that goes everywhere I do. This picture is of a typical weekend getaway for me and the Mrs.
    Jeep has almost 200K on it and runs like a dream (why the hell did Jeep discontinue the I6?).

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    I call the I6 the tractor motor. Sure it is not fancy or gets 40 MPG, but it will keep running no matter what what you do to the thing. I've seen some pretty rough motors and they will still kick over with a little cleaning. My Cherokee has only 120K on truck averaging 18MPG with a mix of driving around town. I suspect that it will go easily to 200K or more. Pulling the plug on the I6 for the new 3.7Lv6 was a mistake IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kntr
    The JK is AWESOME in the snow. The longer wheelbase and weight make it handle ice and snow great. Im trying to buy it back from the guy I sold it to last year. I miss it.
    That is crazy...we had traded some emails about me buying your jeep at one point. Hope you get your baby back (I woulda totally sold it back to you )!

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    One of my favorites, I pulled off the web awhile back. Don't know who owns it.
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    '85 CJ7 and my Monkey at DuPont. I also have an '02 Grand for my daily driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero
    That is crazy...we had traded some emails about me buying your jeep at one point. Hope you get your baby back (I woulda totally sold it back to you )!
    I think Im buying a new white 2010 Rubicon 4 door tomorrow!!

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    Well I just purchased my first mountain bike this week and joined this forum 2 days ago and already feel at home with so many jeep owners.




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    Garagemonkey, you have the upper hand on the Jeep world. I enjoy reading all your build-ups, man you have built some nice Jeeps.

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    At the C.A.S.A chili cook off site near terlingua tx,for one of the best events i have ever had the good fortune to attend the mas or minos unfortunately it has not occurred for the last few years. the stars are big and bright there thats for sure! great rides and racing followed by a bodacious fun party!
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    hears in people say it's ghetto and such but what ever it moves

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    Sweet Brutes!

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    those Brutes are very nice and tough looking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarguy
    One of my favorites, I pulled off the web awhile back. Don't know who owns it.
    That's actually a Jeepney from the Philippines. Custom Stainless Steel body. The drivetrain could be anything. Judging from the exposed hubs I'm gonna guess it's 2WD. Now that I look at it more, there's no front diff housing either.

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    Started with this a few years ago.


    Ended up like this and then I sold it.




    I missed having a Jeep so I bought a new 2010 a couple days ago. Ill probably go with most all the same mods. Some parts were ordered today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kntr
    Started with this a few years ago.


    Ended up like this and then I sold it.




    I missed having a Jeep so I bought a new 2010 a couple days ago. Ill probably go with most all the same mods. Some parts were ordered today.
    Cool. Your old Jeep was an awesome rig. I can see wanting another one.

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    Here's the old one




    and the new one

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    We're riding bikes in the snow after work! Our first snow of the season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZG23
    Another guy getting back into riding after 12 years....I guess the Jeep/Bike thread will get me to post...



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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Giggity
    Cool. Your old Jeep was an awesome rig. I can see wanting another one.

    Are you keeping the Motovan?
    Ya, Im keeping the Motovan. Its my travel and mountain bike vehicle. The Jeep is my daily driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dapozer

    and the new one
    What front bumper?
    What size lift?
    Did you have to run spacers to run the stock wheels?
    What size tires?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kntr
    What front bumper?
    What size lift?
    Did you have to run spacers to run the stock wheels?
    What size tires?
    Looks like this bumper:

    http://www.tntcustoms.com/TandTfront...llwidthjk.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by kntr
    I missed having a Jeep so I bought a new 2010 a couple days ago. Ill probably go with most all the same mods. Some parts were ordered today.
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    Here are some pics of my last Jeep, '03 TJ. Now I'm driving a new 2011. I probably won't go all out on the '11 like I did on my old TJ.
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    2 of my bike haulers:

    2001 WJ (sold this spring), and the 86 CJ7 that replaced it. Old is new right? My singlespeed replaces gears, and leaf sprung V8 relics replace long arms, coils and fuel injection
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    My Cherokee. 2 Truck mounts on the back of the back fold down. Sorry no pics of that.


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    a couple quick pics of my jeep on the Rubicon trail. I actualy have this up for sale now and will probably regret it shortly after its gone.




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    Quote Originally Posted by dapozer
    Here's the old one

    That's insane! What kind of suspension were you running?

    My first car was a '91 YJ, the only thing I didn't like was the 4 cyl. Then when I graduated college I bought a 2006 TJ X. Nothing fancy- 30" all terrains and a winch. Sold it for a down payment on our house. I loved that jeep. One day I'll own another.
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    Looking at this is like running your fingernails on the chalkboard
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    Come on dear, get the bikes out.
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    Here is mine and the black Cherokee is in the back ground. I love Jeeps.

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    08 Wrangler. Driveway poser shot. I just have the aluminum hitchnhaul cargo basket that I throw the bike on. Also, KNTR, I don't get the obsession with the Hemi's in Jeep's. I know it's badass, but is that a reason to get rid of such a nice rig? Does your new one have a Hemi? It's a JEEP, not a CHARGER.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarguy
    Come on dear, get the bikes out.
    thats my new favorite picture, even better than the one with the girl sleeping outside the tent as the guy spoons his bike
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    I understand that engineering has value in and of itself. But in the end, it's still just a pile of aluminum tubes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bayoutoad
    08 Wrangler. Driveway poser shot. I just have the aluminum hitchnhaul cargo basket that I throw the bike on. Also, KNTR, I don't get the obsession with the Hemi's in Jeep's. I know it's badass, but is that a reason to get rid of such a nice rig? Does your new one have a Hemi? It's a JEEP, not a CHARGER.

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    The new one wont have a hemi until its paid off so not for awhile. Heck it might not get one then either. The reason I wanted a hemi was the 4 door was slow with the 37" tires and all the heavy bumpers and parts I added. And yes I changed the gears in it too. I should have kept it. It really wasnt that bad. Thats why I bought another. I just want a hemi because... I want a hemi.

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    I'm saving for a hemi.I have a 2008 jku rubicon with a 3.5 lift, 35's, and 4.88 gears.I drove 2 with hemis and they are just beasts.So much fun to drive and most people report better gas milage then 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kntr
    What front bumper?
    What size lift?
    Did you have to run spacers to run the stock wheels?
    What size tires?

    Sorry have not been to this post for a while.

    All work was done by TnT customs in Cheyenne Wyoming, it is running a 3.5 inch long arm kit on 35 mtr/k tires. Both front and rear bumpers are TnT's as well as the aluminum skid plates underneath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bholwell
    That's insane! What kind of suspension were you running?

    My first car was a '91 YJ, the only thing I didn't like was the 4 cyl. Then when I graduated college I bought a 2006 TJ X. Nothing fancy- 30" all terrains and a winch. Sold it for a down payment on our house. I loved that jeep. One day I'll own another.
    This was in S. Dakota and TnT also built this rig. 4.5 inch long arm, 37mtr/s with walker evans beadlocks, locked and geared. This was a blast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hurricane101
    I'm saving for a hemi.I have a 2008 jku rubicon with a 3.5 lift, 35's, and 4.88 gears.I drove 2 with hemis and they are just beasts.So much fun to drive and most people report better gas milage then 6.

    Any pics?

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    I will this weekend.The wife has to show me how to post pics.

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    Just finished my '63 Willys restoration. All I'm missing is the bike rack, gonna build that next week.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FatTireGoose
    Just finished my '63 Willys restoration.
    Congrats! That's so cool! I, for one, would like to see more pics
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    Quote Originally Posted by bholwell
    Congrats! That's so cool! I, for one, would like to see more pics
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    Love your ammo box center console I've always wanted to pick up an old army willy m38 to restore. I've seen some nice ones at Camp Jeep a few years ago.
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    Someday....

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    Any Liberty owners out there? I am considering a used 08 or 09- feedback?

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    ... and if we just ...

    I don't know what looks better, mud on the jeep or mud on the bike!
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    Jeep dog! (posted in Passion - Trail Dogs as well).
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    Here's mine! 1999 WJ Grand Cherokee, 3-link front, 4-link rear, D60, 5.38's,Fox 2.0 14" piggy-back coil overs, 37's, and much more!

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    Some great looking Jeeps in this thread! I mostly lurk around here but I'll post up mine:

    (I'm sure most of you know where this was taken)

    And one of my Dad's while being fitted for it's new lift:

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    Looks like I'll be getting a new jeep (fingers crossed). Most likely a 4 door Sahara w/ auto tranny.

    Question- do the auto transmission work well offroad? I would prefer manual, but wife says it must be auto.
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    The view on my way to a ride one Fall morning in the mirror of my stock '97 TJ with 40K miles.



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