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Unread 05-25-2013, 09:51 PM   #16
PatDiez10
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I'm planning on going mudding mainly with the Wrangler I buy not much real offroading I can do here in Dallas unless I drive out far to some locations but work won't allow me to do that at the time.

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Unread 05-26-2013, 01:18 PM   #17
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Here's how I would answer your question. First consideration is on the model. You said you want to off road and also use as your daily driver, so my first thought would be are you prepared to put money and work into your rig? If so it might be best to buy an X or Sport and build to your own liking. However this can get expensive and addicting. The other option is to buy something already equipped like the Rubicon. Personally I bought the X and planned on building it, but never found the time, so just traded it in on a new Rubicon. The second consideration, is who will be riding with you? Kids? Wife? Girlfriend? Or just your buddies? Also do you plan on taking it camping or other needs for more storage. I regularly have passengers or need the storage, so I bought the unlimited. The next question is standard or auto, and to me there really is no question here, you are buying a jeep and going to be off roading, buy the standard. Although some of the newer auto's preform well. The top, both!
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Unread 05-26-2013, 02:41 PM   #18
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Here's how I would answer your question. First consideration is on the model. You said you want to off road and also use as your daily driver, so my first thought would be are you prepared to put money and work into your rig? If so it might be best to buy an X or Sport and build to your own liking. However this can get expensive and addicting. The other option is to buy something already equipped like the Rubicon. Personally I bought the X and planned on building it, but never found the time, so just traded it in on a new Rubicon. The second consideration, is who will be riding with you? Kids? Wife? Girlfriend? Or just your buddies? Also do you plan on taking it camping or other needs for more storage. I regularly have passengers or need the storage, so I bought the unlimited. The next question is standard or auto, and to me there really is no question here, you are buying a jeep and going to be off roading, buy the standard. Although some of the newer auto's preform well. The top, both!
Well I currently work at O'Riley Auto Parts so thats gonna help me save money on parts for the Jeep, & ill just mud with my buddies & cruise around some days with my Rottweiler & I want a manual cause those are easier to fix up if I have some problem with it.
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Unread 05-26-2013, 04:40 PM   #19
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Okay based on your reply I would definitely be buying a 2 door, better for trails and it does sound like you need the extra room. Next is the top, depending on where you live, but if your in an area where you have a lot of cold days like me, then you might need the hard top, but if your down south, then I would opt for the soft top. Sounds like you don't need to worry about security of the top, if you are riding with a Rottweiler. Are you wanting new, slightly used or older? I personally would avoid the 4.0L and the 3.8L. If you are looking for new or a 2012, then you can get into a better engine, the 3.6L, or if your looking for older, a lot of people like the earlier 4 cylinder engines. If you have access to cheap parts and can DIY then I would buy the base 4x4 and build it up as you can afford it.
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Unread 05-26-2013, 06:02 PM   #20
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Why would you say stay away from the 4 liter? And why would you take the 2.5 over the 4?
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Unread 05-26-2013, 06:05 PM   #21
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Why would you say stay away from the 4 liter? And why would you take the 2.5 over the 4?
You shouldn't. That's wrong.

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Unread 05-26-2013, 06:54 PM   #22
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Some guys like the 4.0L, however personaly I haven't had much luck with them. The 3.8 has decent power at the lower gears, however is a dog going up hills at hiway speeds and even worse when I put 33's on. A lot of off roaders like the torque you get out of the 4 cylinder. I have had personally used the 2.5, the 4.0, the 3.8 and now just purchasing the 3.6. Haven't received the 3.6 yet, June delivery, but I will let you know in August after I break it in a bit.
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Unread 05-26-2013, 07:15 PM   #23
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Okay based on your reply I would definitely be buying a 2 door, better for trails and it does sound like you need the extra room. Next is the top, depending on where you live, but if your in an area where you have a lot of cold days like me, then you might need the hard top, but if your down south, then I would opt for the soft top. Sounds like you don't need to worry about security of the top, if you are riding with a Rottweiler. Are you wanting new, slightly used or older? I personally would avoid the 4.0L and the 3.8L. If you are looking for new or a 2012, then you can get into a better engine, the 3.6L, or if your looking for older, a lot of people like the earlier 4 cylinder engines. If you have access to cheap parts and can DIY then I would buy the base 4x4 and build it up as you can afford it.
I live in North Texas so I think I'll just stick with a soft top & I'm currently looking & will hopefully purchase a 06 Wrangler X
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Unread 05-26-2013, 07:24 PM   #24
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Nice, I'm just selling my 08 Wangler Unlimited X, it has 93K and I will most likely trade it in. The dealership offered me 12K on a trade for my new rig, 13 JKUR 10 Anniversary Addition. I know I could sell for 13.5K privately, but my issue is timing as this is my daily driver right now, so trading works better for me. If I was you and have access to cheaper parts, I would do a build myself. Well best of luck on your purchase, cheers!
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Unread 05-26-2013, 08:09 PM   #25
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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
You know, depending on how much work you are willing to put in, you could convert it into a 4x4. We have a Mod in the JK section that is doing just that.
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Unread 05-26-2013, 08:25 PM   #26
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No I'm just gonna get a 2 door cause a 4 door seems like a hummer to me & I want a manual transmission so nobody in my house can use my Jeep haha
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