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avinator 11-03-2013 09:51 PM

New JKU Owner - Questions...Questions
 
Hey All,

Hope everyone is doing well!

Just got an 11 JKU Sport, manual. Bought it used, its got a lot of miles on it but I think I got a good deal. Had it inspected at a local Dodge/Jeep dealership and it checked out well. Its never been offroad. 4.10 gears. It's lifted and running on 315/70-17's (will have a pic up soon).

The forum has been a great help, would have made some really bad decisions without it (hopefully the high mileage wasn't a bad decision).

Should I be able to tell what kind of lift it has by checking out the shocks or is there something else to look for? Is there a way to tell what type of lift it has (suspension, body or both) and possibly how high its lifted?

Anyway, I'm liking the JKU, kids love it, wife...eh, not so much. Can't wait to get it off road and have some real fun :)

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3796/1...1f0ff703_b.jpg

Take it easy.

Jeffro06 11-03-2013 09:54 PM

"It's never been offroad".......now how in the hell does a dealer know that?

Post pics of the lift, someone may have the same thing.

avinator 11-03-2013 10:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeffro06 (Post 17411930)
"It's never been offroad".......now how in the hell does a dealer know that?

Post pics of the lift, someone may have the same thing.

Hey Jeffro,

I'll get some pics of the lift up tomorrow.

Dealer checked it out from top to bottom. There was no damage, scrapes, scratches, etc. underneath. There wasn't any mud, dirt or any signs of being offroad either. I looked under it and it looked cleaner than my Mercedes :)

I'm sure it was off-road, guess nothing that left any scars.

Jeffro06 11-03-2013 10:15 PM

I see you added a pic....looks pretty nice.

Never is a big word, probably is a much better suited in your Jeeps case. If it's really clean odds are it hasn't been offroad, and if it was it wasn't mud bogging or dragging it's *** over rocks. :laugh:

duntov 11-03-2013 10:19 PM

Never "Off-Road", just on established trails. :)

442Wrangler 11-04-2013 11:33 AM

Ah detonator yellow. By far the best color that Jeep ever had, but I may be a little biased. Plus you got the last year it was out!

Like Jeffro said, post pictures of the lift or look at the shocks/springs for obvious markings/tags that may reveal the company that made the lift. How many miles did your JKU have if you don't mind me asking? Mine has 105,xxx and still runs like the day I bought it. Don't let the 3.8L horror stories get to you.

JIMBOX 11-04-2013 11:42 AM

:cool: Gotta agree, you picked the best color !

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...i/SUNP0171.jpg

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

avinator 11-04-2013 01:54 PM

Thanks guys! I like the color and I have never owned a yellow vehicle so I'm happy.

I'm going to try to see if I can figure out something about the lift today.

It has 80k on the clock but checked out well.

Hopefully I will have many years of fun with it!

Jeffro06 11-04-2013 03:44 PM

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Originally Posted by avinator (Post 17428577)
Thanks guys! I like the color and I have never owned a yellow vehicle so I'm happy.

Not a JK owner, buy I am a Yellow owner.

http://www.leiningerphotos.com/photo...kp4tSZ6-XL.jpg

I was never a fan of yellow, but it's grown on me.

715racing 11-04-2013 04:51 PM

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3796/1...1f0ff703_b.jpg



Beautiful! :thumbsup: Last yellow car I had was a 2003 Neon. Wasn't nearly as nice as your Jeep. :rofl:
Those wheels are gorgeous...what are they?

HappyTrails 11-04-2013 08:16 PM

Great color! Correction, make that "the BEST color" :highfive: However, I may be a little biased.

http://www.jeepforum.com/gallery/dat...m/IMG_0837.JPG

awinski 11-04-2013 08:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 715racing (Post 17433569)
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3796/1...1f0ff703_b.jpg



Beautiful! :thumbsup: Last yellow car I had was a 2003 Neon. Wasn't nearly as nice as your Jeep. :rofl:
Those wheels are gorgeous...what are they?

wheels are mickey thompson side biters if i'm not mistaken.
Quote:

Originally Posted by HappyTrails (Post 17439865)
Great color! Correction, make that "the BEST color" :highfive: However, I may be a little biased.

http://www.jeepforum.com/gallery/dat...m/IMG_0837.JPG

happy trails, what front bumper is that? just curious from the side the approach angles look amazing

HappyTrails 11-04-2013 08:45 PM

Rugged Ridge Modular XHD bumper (stubby), with recessed winch mount and bull bar. Pretty good price, and does has everything I wanted. Yeah, the approach angle is fantastic!
Needed it to be a stubby because those 37's would rub against a full width bumper, and it helps with rock climbing.
I also wanted the recessed winch mount to allow more air flow through the grill. Have a RIPP Supercharger with the intercooler in front of the radiator.

EDIT: Here is a front view w/o bull bar installed:

http://www.jeepforum.com/gallery/dat.../photo-211.JPG

avinator 11-04-2013 10:16 PM

Thanks for the posts all! You all have some nice rides and it looks like us Yellows stick together :)

I looked up the wheels and they are Mickey Thompson Side Biters.

Take it easy.


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