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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DRay831, Jan 2, 2023.

  1. Jan 2, 2023 at 10:38 PM
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    DRay831

    DRay831 [OP] New Member

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    1989 red Wrangler, manual trans
    Hello, All!
    Up until 1990, I drove British sports cars. But after returning to the Pacific NW after 22 year in other parts of the country, I realized the i did not looking at spray and hubcaps on rainy days, so i bought my first Jeep, a pristine '67 Wagoneer. The first time I backed out into a street with 10 inches of unbroken snow, slipped the lever into 4WD and touched the accelerator, I knew from that moment I would always own a Jeep!
    Since then, I have owned:
    '63 Willy's flat-fender, 1-ton pickup with Chevy 250 I-6, NP205, Dana T-18, and Timkin LSD 3.08
    '79 Cherokee 2-dr, 4.0L, 5-speed, bone stock. Possibly my favorite!
    '72 Commando, 304 V-8, auto, bone stock. Hard-top
    '73 Commando, 258 I-6, 3-spd stick, hard top/bikini in the summer, another favorite!
    '76 J-10, 258 I-6, auto, bone stock
    '2002 Wrangler, 258 I-6, 5-spd, soft top
    '79 Cherokee Chief wide-track 2-dr, 258 I-6, auto
    I now own a 2008 Commander, 3.7L. Nice rig, but I wish it had the 4.7L or 5.7L!
    Looking at buying an '89 Wrangler 4.2L, 5-spd soft top tomorrow morning.
    I wish I could have kept every Jeep in that list, some more than others for practical reasons. In spite of what haters write, I have found them to be extremely reliable and have never been left sitting on the side of the road by any of them. I follow my father's advice (a master mechanic), always do your own maintenance and tuning! But with tuning, K&N intakes, and a bit of exhaust work, I have been able to get at least 20 mpg out of every I-6 in the list. The fuel mileage of the 3.7L Ccommander is a dissappointment. The rig is too heavy for that motor, IMHO.
     
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  2. Jan 3, 2023 at 10:03 AM
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    LYFZGOOD

    LYFZGOOD members

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    2.5” lift 32x11.50x15,cold air intake, Smittybuilt stainless steel Bumpers, rough county pocket flares,Rugged ridge seat covers and floor mats. Conversion LED headlights 20’ LED Light bar hardtop,soft top,bikini top.
    Welcome from North Central West Virginia :oldglory: post some pictures love to see the old ones if you have any
     
  3. Jan 3, 2023 at 10:51 AM
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    Piratesailor

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    Welcome from texas. I’ve had a couple of the jeeps you listed. My all time favorite was the 1979 2 door Cherokee Chief! Mine was a manual transmission. I damn sure wish I had it now too.
     
  4. Jan 3, 2023 at 11:03 AM
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    Dirty Dog

    Dirty Dog Well-Known Member

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    2011 & 2013 JKU Rubicon
    2011 Mago Tango JKU Rubicon - 3.25" Rough Country suspension lift. 35x12.5" Toyo Open Country on 18x9" Rockstar wheels. Vijay front and rear bumpers. Smittybilt 9500lb winch. Poison Spyder Brawler rock sliders. Smittybilt spare tire carrier. Off-road lighting. Voswitch accessory switch system. 10" Android/CarPlay touch screen headunit with Rayoo backup camera. 2013 Crush JKU Rubicon - 5" Rough Country suspension lift. 35x12.5" Toyo Open Country on 18x9" Rockstar II wheels. Vijay front and rear bumpers. Smittybilt 10,000lb winch with bluetooth remote. Poison Spyder Brawler rock sliders. Smittybilt spare tire carrier. Off-road lighting. Voswitch accessory switch system. 10" Android/CarPlay touch screen headunit with Rayoo backup camera. Bullydog GT Platinum.
    Welcome from Colorado.
    Our Jeep history includes an XJ Wagoneer, an XJ Cherokee, a JY, a Compass, and (currently) a pair of JKU Rubicons.
     
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  5. Jan 3, 2023 at 7:53 PM
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    aggrex

    aggrex Well-Known Member

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    Tuffy>AEV>TTO>JW>STech>EVOcage>MagnaFlow>SpiderTrax>RockHard>TF>SpringTail>67design>Bolt>GPCA>Curt>
    Welcome @DRay831 ...nice collection of Jeeps. My list is much smaller: '89 YJ, '94 ZJ and '16 JK
     
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  6. Jan 3, 2023 at 8:35 PM
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    LYFZGOOD

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    1998 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
    2.5” lift 32x11.50x15,cold air intake, Smittybuilt stainless steel Bumpers, rough county pocket flares,Rugged ridge seat covers and floor mats. Conversion LED headlights 20’ LED Light bar hardtop,soft top,bikini top.
    And mine is even smaller 1st and only
    98 TJ :jeepwave:
     
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