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New Jeep Girl!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Aletani, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. Aug 29, 2017 at 11:05 AM
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    Aletani

    Aletani [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone!

    I'm so thrilled to finally join the Jeep Wrangler family!!! Just bought an '09 Wrangler X 3.8L V6 with a manual tranny, 64k miles. It's got quite a few nice upgrades/mods on it and I look forward to learning more about this amazing vehicle and making it my own!

    I'd love to hear any advice you have for this vehicle. Everything looked in great working order from my test drive and check out - did some research and asked this community what to look for before doing that.

    A bit about me, I'm an outdoorsy, tiny gal who has always loved trucks and Jeeps. Grew up dirt bike riding (99% of my experience with manual transmissions, but I'm doing great so far!!!), camping, hiking, etc in the Rockies and Grand Tetons. I'm now on the East coast with my hubby. We've been making day trips out to the Smokies and can't wait to take my Wrangler up there.

    I'd love to get connected with some ppl in GA to do some fun trail days or explore the smokies. LMK if there is a group you suggest for that. :D

    Here are a few specs on my Wrangler and some pics:
    '09 Wrangler X
    Flame Red
    Brand New Bestop soft top
    Manual Tranny
    3.8L V6 Engine
    2.5" JKS Lift Kit with Bilstein Shocks
    Eagle Alloy Wheels 17" with 35" Nitto Ridge Grappler Tires
    3.73 Axle Ratio
    Next Gen Dana 44 HD Rear axle
    Next Gen Dana 30 Solid Front axle

    I look forward to getting to know ppl on here and IRL! Can't wait to explore the world of Wranglers!

    Photo Aug 28, 19 59 44.jpg
    Photo Aug 29, 11 59 24.jpg
     
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  2. Aug 29, 2017 at 11:43 AM
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    Prerunner1982

    Prerunner1982 Well-Known Member

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    Great looking Jeep, welcome from Oklahoma.
     
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  3. Aug 29, 2017 at 12:56 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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    Nice jeep! Welcome aboard!
     
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  4. Aug 29, 2017 at 1:20 PM
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    aggrex

    aggrex Well-Known Member

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    Welcome! Awesome Jeep choice that's ready for some adventures. Like the color and
    mods already included.
     
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  5. Aug 29, 2017 at 1:22 PM
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    Aletani

    Aletani [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thank you aggrex! I felt like it was a very well equipped jeep, too. Its good to hear your feedback on that!
     
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  6. Aug 29, 2017 at 2:08 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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    Boom! Makes a great picture for the banner too!
     
  7. Aug 29, 2017 at 2:17 PM
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    Aletani

    Aletani [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Oh my goodness! Its so handsome up in the banner! Thank you so much! ❤️
     
  8. Sep 1, 2017 at 6:49 PM
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    Aletani

    Aletani [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Enjoy some shots of my JK! still haven't settled on a good name for it yet. Lol if you can't tell, I'm totally in love with this beast.
    IMG_6036.jpg IMG_6051.jpg IMG_6059.jpg

    Nvm. Its named Chi. Chinese for life force or life blood.
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2017
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  9. Sep 1, 2017 at 8:23 PM
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    JKBob 25

    JKBob 25 Well-Known Member

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    2" Superlift kit. 315/ 70/17.
    Look at you dudette. We like pics. We love it...Awesome. Love her name...Chi... Cool. You just taught me some Chinese other than namisday. Lol.,... Awesome JK. You should post in Whats your Jeeps name.
     
  10. Sep 2, 2017 at 7:56 AM
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    Aletani

    Aletani [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Put the top down myself! Woot!
    IMG_6085.jpg IMG_6083.jpg IMG_6079.jpg
     
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  11. Sep 2, 2017 at 11:32 AM
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    SmittyJeeper

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    5" lift, 4.11 gears, tru-trac limited-slips, winch, bumbers... you know the rest.
    Congrats Aletani! That is a nice jeep and jks makes great lift kits, what a combo you have put together. Hope you enjoy every minute on the summer with the top off. What are your next upgrades? 4.56 gears and trutrac differentials?! or maybe LED lights?? It's and endless world of parts out there...
     
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  12. Sep 2, 2017 at 11:39 AM
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    Aletani

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    Thank you! I already enjoy every second! Haha.

    I am getting the gearing assessed by a mechanic and jeep modder so he can tell me if he thinks it needs regeared now or if it can be put off. 4.56 would be my ideal eventually. With LSD and c gussets added at the same time probably. Don't need full lockers for what i plan to do with her. Do need a jack and full sized spare with the HD mounting for it.

    Getting a set of quality bumpers with a winch on the front would be good, can't really go off roading with out tow hooks on the front...

    Halos would be sweet, but are lower priority atm. ^_^

    Loving the jeep world thus far and it hasn't even been a week. I'd say I've learned a ton tho.
     
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  13. Sep 2, 2017 at 6:19 PM
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    JKBob 25

    JKBob 25 Well-Known Member

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    Nice. Running topless is awesome. Now you need to get the Hubby to take your doors off. Running naked is awesome. The freedom you'll feel running down the street with your....Ummm.....stuff, in the wind. ;) You'll love it. :wave:
     
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  14. Sep 3, 2017 at 6:50 PM
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    Aletani

    Aletani [OP] Well-Known Member

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    IMG_6093.jpg IMG_6095.jpg
    This is the life. What a great day to drive topless and go for a bike ride with friends. Loving the jeep life so much. Its what I was meant for. Haha. I'm sure you guys can relate, right!?
     
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  15. Sep 3, 2017 at 6:52 PM
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    JKBob 25

    JKBob 25 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome.....oh yeah.....we get it. ...Welcome to the family guyzz.

    You sure do take a lot of "selfies". I've been a nice guy since you joined. You've been here long enough. Your open game now Aletani. Looks like you have a.....what. like a 40 foot selfie stick. Lolll.
     
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  16. Sep 3, 2017 at 6:57 PM
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    Aletani

    Aletani [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Lol. Its called hubby taking the shot. A drone would be cool tho.
     
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  17. Sep 3, 2017 at 6:59 PM
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    JKBob 25

    JKBob 25 Well-Known Member

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    Toshay. Lol..:duel:
     
  18. Sep 3, 2017 at 7:07 PM
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    JKBob 25

    JKBob 25 Well-Known Member

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    Don't stop posting pics. Selfies or not. Lolll. We love your enthusiasm and your pics. It's really awesome see how much you love your rig and how much you love the Jeep life. And it's only going to get better.

    It's great having you and the Hubby here. Your an asset to our forum and community. Jeep Jeep. :)
     
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  19. Sep 10, 2017 at 4:30 PM
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    Aletani

    Aletani [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Chi is just so photogenic! Explored some gorgeous woods on some easy forestry roads. Looking forward to Aetna Woods in TN in October. Going with a Jeep crew local to GA.

    Maybe a better banner pic? Haha. I love seeing Chi up on the forum banner. Thanks for loving on me. You've all been so helpful and welcoming.
    IMG_6129.jpg IMG_6136.jpg IMG_6140.jpg
     
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  20. Sep 10, 2017 at 5:08 PM
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    aggrex

    aggrex Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure who is more photogenic Chi or Aletani but both make great pics
     
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