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post #1 of 26 Old 05-19-2013, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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Idk what Wrangler to get?!

I'm currently looking to purchase my first Wrangler, I plan on taking it offroading & mudding but will also use it to go to work & school. I don't care much for mpg just wanna know which Wrangler y'all think will be best ie hardtop/soft top, 2 door/4 door, color, which whelks & if I should get manual or automatic.

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post #2 of 26 Old 05-19-2013, 06:27 PM
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Thats only a question you can answer, sorry.
Everyone here is going to have a different opinion as to what to purchase. You are going to have to look at your financial situation, and find how much you are willing to spend.
Then theres get an older one, a newer one. and so one. Any jeep you purchase can be transformed into what you want out of it.

Just look around, see if you can get into a local club, ride in a few. and take it from there.

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post #3 of 26 Old 05-19-2013, 06:32 PM
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I suggest a Rubicon and manual Transmission and Hard top, you can always take it off ,I prefer the 2 door
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I was online & just found a 07 Wrangler 4 door for 12k & it has 79k miles on it it's pretty nice but is the price good it seems all stock no ad ons
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post #5 of 26 Old 05-19-2013, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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Never mind it's not a 4x4 so I just passed on it.
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post #6 of 26 Old 05-19-2013, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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Thats only a question you can answer, sorry.
Everyone here is going to have a different opinion as to what to purchase. You are going to have to look at your financial situation, and find how much you are willing to spend.
Then theres get an older one, a newer one. and so one. Any jeep you purchase can be transformed into what you want out of it.

Just look around, see if you can get into a local club, ride in a few. and take it from there.
Thanks for the feedback ill be sure to try to find a club here in Dallas!
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post #7 of 26 Old 05-20-2013, 03:34 PM
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I'm new to Jeeps.

Here are my thoughts on tops:

I like the soft top because I can throw my top down anywhere and put it back up anywhere. If I go to work on a sunny morning, but it starts to rain mid-day I'm all set because my top is always with me. The soft top isn't as convenient as the hard top when it comes to storage though - for example, the plastic part cannot be opened like the glass window on a hard top and a soft top looks like crap (I think) long before a hard top will look bad. Soft tops aren't secure either as a window can just zip off allowing anyone to get inside.

Despite the disadvantages of a soft top the few advantages sold me on them.

That all said, what is nice about Jeep is that it's the legos of the vehicle world and you can always buy a different top if the one you have doesn't suit you.
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post #8 of 26 Old 05-23-2013, 12:01 AM
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Holy cow man! You don't care about MPG! Then any V8 CJ7 will do.
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post #9 of 26 Old 05-23-2013, 06:21 AM
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Why does everyone ask this? How can we possibly answer what you want? Just do some research on each model and figure out what you need/want.

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Bad day Tyvanwie? I thought a Forum WAS used for research. I get that when you were born you allready knew everthing. Unlike the rest of us. haha I still learn something new everyday and like you love jeeps!
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Bad day Tyvanwie? I thought a Forum WAS used for research. I get that when you were born you allready knew everthing. Unlike the rest of us. haha I still learn something new everyday and like you love jeeps!
It's not about knowledge at all. It's all personal preference. It's like asking "what do I want for lunch" How are we supposed to know?

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post #12 of 26 Old 05-24-2013, 06:46 AM
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Never mind it's not a 4x4 so I just passed on it.
How is this even possible? A non 4x4 Wrangler?


Budget will dictate which Wrangler you can get. The other big factor is how much off roading you plan to do and what kind. If you're going to do light-moderate stuff, something with a 30-35 axle set up might be fine. Want to do a little more? Start looking at models with 44 rear ends. If you know you're going to build it up and want lockers, etc, maybe a Rubi is for you.

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post #13 of 26 Old 05-24-2013, 07:30 AM
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How is this even possible? A non 4x4 Wrangler?


Budget will dictate which Wrangler you can get. The other big factor is how much off roading you plan to do and what kind. If you're going to do light-moderate stuff, something with a 30-35 axle set up might be fine. Want to do a little more? Start looking at models with 44 rear ends. If you know you're going to build it up and want lockers, etc, maybe a Rubi is for you.

They made a few, mostly for rental places. The also made rear wheel drive Cherokees.
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post #14 of 26 Old 05-24-2013, 11:31 PM
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which ever one makes you happy! figure out whats important to you get one that has that stuff. you will customize it to make it your own.
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post #15 of 26 Old 05-25-2013, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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How is this even possible? A non 4x4 Wrangler?

Budget will dictate which Wrangler you can get. The other big factor is how much off roading you plan to do and what kind. If you're going to do light-moderate stuff, something with a 30-35 axle set up might be fine. Want to do a little more? Start looking at models with 44 rear ends. If you know you're going to build it up and want lockers, etc, maybe a Rubi is for you.
Yea man it was a 07 Wrangler 4 door that wasn't a 4x4 it was a Wrangler for soccer moms or people who wanna say they got a Wrangler haha but I'm gonna check a 06 Wrangler X this Wednesday with mechanic it has 76k miles on it & one owner with some 33' BF Goodrich tires. He's asking 13.5k
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