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Old November 3rd, 2007, 08:42
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My wife has been bitten by the "Jeep bug"

I posted up just before the crash that the wife wanted a JK and that we had ordered one. We got it yesterday and love it.

Here are the specs;
08' Sahara, black w/dark khaki dual tops
Auto
D-44 w/TrakLok and 3.73 ratios
Soft and hard tops
MyGig navigation/mp3/dvd
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 08:48
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Re: My wife has been bitten by the "Jeep bug"

see the problem is she won't wheel with it...its too nice lol
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 08:49
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sweet.

it just turns into another project.
I've been working on my wife's for 2 weeks and not my own.
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 09:16
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see the problem is she won't wheel with it...its too nice lol
No it will never go off road, she is a RN and will need it more for the winter commute than anything and of course for the top off summer driving.
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 16:39
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Re: My wife has been bitten by the "Jeep bug"

It needs real bumpers with big honken shakle tabs for the idiots and I would suggest removing the spare in bad weather so that anyone who does rear end it won't smack in the tailgate... I just got the wife a ZJ yesterday and already some idiot teen ran a stop, guess the abs still works,she said it stopped straight. I forsee an ARB or custom4x4
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Old November 4th, 2007, 08:34
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Re: My wife has been bitten by the "Jeep bug"

Nice Jeep. It's alot better than some of the alternatives.

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So you couldn't get her to pose for some of the pics?

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Old November 4th, 2007, 09:43
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Nice Jeep. It's alot better than some of the alternatives.

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So you couldn't get her to pose for some of the pics?

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Nope, she is extremely camera shy. And yes at least the Wrangler still has solid axles. These things ride increadable, much better than the TJ's we have driven.
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So you couldn't get her to pose for some of the pics?
Good god man, I'm going to start calling you Zac. Are we in the Den?
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Old November 5th, 2007, 11:38
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Re: My wife has been bitten by the "Jeep bug"

Get her to dress up like a cheerleader, you wear coveralls, get her to drive around the block and then pull into the garage where you're waiting and play "A Visit to the Mechanic"...

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Old November 5th, 2007, 15:15
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Get her to dress up like a cheerleader, you wear coveralls, get her to drive around the block and then pull into the garage where you're waiting and play "A Visit to the Mechanic"...

Funny thing is she was a high school cheerleader, I guess thats why she loves Wranglers and hates my old redneck XJ's! LOL!
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Old November 27th, 2007, 00:59
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Re: My wife has been bitten by the "Jeep bug"

Mine just puts up with the XJ. You might have the right
She may go for a JK.
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Re: My wife has been bitten by the "Jeep bug"

One thing that will catch your wife is the stock ride. Alot better then previous years tj ride. Even the JK 2 door drives the freeway real nice
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So how is the power in the new 6? Likes, dislikes after having it for almost a month?
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Have you drove a dodge caravan?????
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Old November 27th, 2007, 15:21
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So how is the power in the new 6? Likes, dislikes after having it for almost a month?
Its really not bad, ours is geared 3.73 which helps. Its not the torque monster that the 4.0 is though.

We just took it on a 500 mile round trip and it did better than the advertised mileage, we got 20 mpg averaging 75mph on the highway. I do not like the way it holds OD untill it drops 7 mph(on steep grade) and then kicks back to 2nd gear to pull back up(with CC on). Its a jolt when the rpm hits 5k at 75 on the highway! It would be nice if it would drop back to 3rd lock-up. The OD on/off switch is a little to far away to reach for on a regular basis, they should have put the switch up on the dash.

The ride is excellent and other than the usual twitchyness of a SWB it handles very good. We are loving the Sirrius Sat radio and the MyGiG Nav is well worth the extra coin.

Ours has the dual top option and I had to pull off the hard top to remove the soft top from underneath it(for shipping purposes), they do not warranty the soft top if you leave it under the hard top for extended lengths of time. The 3 piece hard top was easy to remove and the rear section wieghs less than 125#'s. It was easy for my wife and I to pull off in less than 15min!

We have used 4wd but have not wheeled it....yet! I'm working on that. I have found some easier trails for her to try locally.

Overall we are absolutly impressed with the JK.

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