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    My Wife Finally Got A Jeep, and I Bet it Won't be Stock for Long!

    My wife has wanted a jeep since she began driving. Her parents were not easily sold on the idea, so life goes on. About 8-10yrs ago she began talking about wanting one again. I eventually ran out of excuses so we started looking. We stumbled onto a 2004 TJ Unlimited. My wife drove it and looked me in the eyes and said, "buy me this jeep!" So, I did what any peace loving husband would've done.







    Pic from a creek bed in our woods, or the testing grounds as I like to call it!





    Yeah, I guess my wife is the coolest girl I know. A jeep and a vette, although on complete opposite ends of the spectrum, they are both built to perform, in their own way. She loves em both!

    Next up, some off road jeep trips, and let's begin building that machine!

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    Re: My Wife Finally Got A Jeep, and I Bet it Won't be Stock for Long!

    Good choice. We ordered a '97 TJ Sport with Dana 44 option, etc.. That was the first year. TJ was a major leap forward with coil springs.
    When in doubt, yes, I am probably joking.

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    Re: My Wife Finally Got A Jeep, and I Bet it Won't be Stock for Long!

    Righteous-looking vehicle. Would probably winch that Corvette right out of a snowbank ............

    (Karen is bugging me for a Ford Ranger. I caught hell when I sold the F150 4X4 Super Cab.)

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    Re: My Wife Finally Got A Jeep, and I Bet it Won't be Stock for Long!

    I have a friend with a v8 YJ, that thing is a handful! I drove it one time and found myself chasing the back end when I rolled into the throttle, it wasn't any better when I left off of the throttle either hehehehehehee..

    Vette has spent a lot of time in the garage since bringing the jeep home. Its odd to think that we'll walk past our mid life crisis car to drive our mid life crisis jeep lol

    Fortunately Sub, Ford is about to produce, or already is producing the truck that would put a smile on your wife's face! When you cave, be sure to post up some pics!

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    A few days after we bought the jeep, I needed to go outta town for work. That sucked, I wasn't able to properly shakedown the jeep before leaving my wife with it. Fortunately, everything was ok and my wife enjoyed getting to know her newly acquired driver for the next couple of months.

    I returned home itching to go somewhere. While away I was researching off road parks and decided on one. We went with another experienced couple and hit the open road, in search of trails!

    We had a great time and visited two other neighboring states. The decision to visit one park quickly grew to a couple of parks and some national forest trails. While on one of the trails, I was so enamored with our lil jeep and its stock off road capabilities that I remarked, they're like a donkey, they will fearlessly go just about anywhere! It was at that very moment, that our silver LJ was assigned the moniker, "donkey"








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    Re: My Wife Finally Got A Jeep, and I Bet it Won't be Stock for Long!

    MrHolland, you did what any right thinking husband would do. You caved. Me and my bride are about to hit 50 years. It's just easier and more peaceful to say "yes, dear". That said, I would have figured she would want a red one, with front & rear winches, dual fire extinguishers, first aid kit, strobes, and reflective chevron on the rear. Bosch tools optional.

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    Congrats on the 50!

    Yeah, she wore me down over the years lol. As for bright red, winches, med kit and extinguishers, well,,,she's not quite as flashy as I am

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    Re: My Wife Finally Got A Jeep, and I Bet it Won't be Stock for Long!

    Interesting. Where are the pics taken?

    Last summer I was staying with an RV in Moab. My neighbour in the camping site towed a Jeep. Turned out he was Englishman living in the states - so we got a good Europe/Brexit talk.

    I asked what he did with the Rubicon Jeep. He was going on the White Rim Road in the Canyonlands.
    Went up to Island in the Sky and looked down on the mentioned road.

    There I understood why in the hell offroad and powersport vehicles are so popular in USA. (And I still consider if/how to rent a Jeep and try this road when going on holiday in California next October)

    Hope you get many good experiences with the Jeep.




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    Re: My Wife Finally Got A Jeep, and I Bet it Won't be Stock for Long!

    Those pics were taken in SW Mo and NW Ark.

    Moab is on the lists of places to go! This July we're going to Colo to do
    Black bear
    Telluride
    Imogene
    Yankee boy basin
    Ouray
    Million dollar hwy

    That's day 1 of a 5 days in Colo, I can't wait!

    Rent you jeep and go explore, some might consider it a near religious experience!

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    The probably the easiest, most cost effective way to add performance to a jeep is with swaybar disconnects. It doesn't do a lot, but it will free up a lil more suspension travel.

    Baby flex









    Well, its something anyway.
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    Re: My Wife Finally Got A Jeep, and I Bet it Won't be Stock for Long!

    After the disconnects were installed, it was time to try em out. So we got our donkey train together and once again hit the road in search of some offroad fun!



    The angle on this pic is deceptive. The second jeep is actually quite a bit bigger than mine. He's riding on 33s, 4in lift and long arms. Its a capable machine






    The Steps!








    And yes, it made it to the top, but just barely. I can see I have reached the limits of my,,,,,,I mean my wife's jeep. I am in need of parts, and so the journey begins!
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    Re: My Wife Finally Got A Jeep, and I Bet it Won't be Stock for Long!

    Sounds like she wanted the Jeep but you're having the fun! glad it is working well for the both of you!

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    Re: My Wife Finally Got A Jeep, and I Bet it Won't be Stock for Long!

    It is a perfect vehicle for leisure.
    I have seen many RVs towing a Jeep.
    Park the bus in a pull through and go on adventure with the Jeep.

    If I lived in US I would plan my retirement in that way.


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    Re: My Wife Finally Got A Jeep, and I Bet it Won't be Stock for Long!

    You’ll need 35s, lockers, massive skid plates, real tow hooks, a proper winch and rocker panel bars if you want to try the Rubicon trail. . My neighbor has one that’s competitive and it’s a real monster. Shorter wheelbase than yours though.
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