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Old October 23rd, 2013, 08:20 AM   #41
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A TJ will be fine. Although I would have to say a hard top would make winter driving more tolerable. I hated that I couldn't scrape the windows and really liked that the hard top had a rear defroster.
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Old October 23rd, 2013, 11:53 AM   #42
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Are you sure you want to put YOUR wife in something that already has a high center of gravity? Doesn't seem like the best combination.
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Old October 23rd, 2013, 12:15 PM   #43
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Are you sure you want to put YOUR wife in something that already has a high center of gravity? Doesn't seem like the best combination.
My wife has driven her LJ for three+ years now including multiple trips across the country in all seasons (including winter).

She has never had a problem. In fact... she actually used her winch once to pull a friend of hers out of a ditch and did it all properly.

All of this bull shit flying around about a woman not being able to handle a TJ or LJ in the winter is fucking stupid.
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Old October 23rd, 2013, 12:48 PM   #44
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My wife has driven her LJ for three+ years now including multiple trips across the country in all seasons (including winter).

She has never had a problem. In fact... she actually used her winch once to pull a friend of hers out of a ditch and did it all properly.

All of this bull shit flying around about a woman not being able to handle a TJ or LJ in the winter is fucking stupid.
That's Dreezy just being a fucking asshole. He's already made fat jokes about my wife, so I'm sure this is just another one. Can we ban him again?
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Old October 23rd, 2013, 12:51 PM   #45
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That's Dreezy just being a fucking asshole. He's already made fat jokes about my wife, so I'm sure this is just another one. Can we ban him again?
Go figure.

Quit being a dick Dreezy. It's not necessary.
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Old October 23rd, 2013, 12:57 PM   #46
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My wife has driven her LJ for three+ years now including multiple trips across the country in all seasons (including winter).

She has never had a problem. In fact... she actually used her winch once to pull a friend of hers out of a ditch and did it all properly.

All of this bull shit flying around about a woman not being able to handle a TJ or LJ in the winter is fucking stupid.
It isn't the fact of not thinking a woman handle a tj. I wouldn't purposely buy a lifted tj for my significant other for a dd. it also depends on what kind of drive she has to work and her abilities. My gf has been daily driving my v8 tj on 35s this summer. I just don't want to deal with her hitting a slick patch when she isn't expecting it because lifted jeeps on bigger tires don't act like a front wheel drive car.
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Old October 23rd, 2013, 01:11 PM   #47
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I don't understand why you guys don't let your wife/girlfriend get whatever they want to drive. If I was told I couldn't get what I wanted because I wouldn't be able to handle it, I can pretty much guarantee it would be in my driveway the next day.

I used my TJ on 33's as my winter ride for 3-4 years with no problems.
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I don't understand why you guys don't let your wife/girlfriend get whatever they want to drive. If I was told I couldn't get what I wanted because I wouldn't be able to handle it, I can pretty much guarantee it would be in my driveway the next day.

I used my TJ on 33's as my winter ride for 3-4 years with no problems.
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You're not her Dad. She has just as much right to tell you you can't drive your lifted vehicle in the winter because she doesn't think you can handle it. Imagine how well that would go over?
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Old October 23rd, 2013, 01:25 PM   #49
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I don't understand why you guys don't let your wife/girlfriend get whatever they want to drive. If I was told I couldn't get what I wanted because I wouldn't be able to handle it, I can pretty much guarantee it would be in my driveway the next day.

I used my TJ on 33's as my winter ride for 3-4 years with no problems.
Read the first post, she wasn't begging for one and he isnt thinking about saying no. He was asking opinions on mannerisms of a lifted tj for his wife to dd. they are a great vehicle but they definitely aren't for everyone.
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Old October 23rd, 2013, 01:28 PM   #50
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You're not her Dad. She has just as much right to tell you you can't drive your lifted vehicle in the winter because she doesn't think you can handle it. Imagine how well that would go over?
Take your feminist bullshit somewhere else. Everybody knows women can't drive for shit! :Teehee:
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Old October 23rd, 2013, 01:35 PM   #51
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I don't understand why you guys don't let your wife/girlfriend get whatever they want to drive. If I was told I couldn't get what I wanted because I wouldn't be able to handle it, I can pretty much guarantee it would be in my driveway the next day.

I used my TJ on 33's as my winter ride for 3-4 years with no problems.
This. My wife will drive whatever she wants. She's practical, won't buy anything outside our/her budget, and factors in insurance, gas and maintenance.
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Take your feminist bullshit somewhere else. Everybody knows women can't drive for shit! :Teehee:
There is absolutely nothing wrong with respecting women.
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Old October 23rd, 2013, 01:52 PM   #53
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You're not her Dad. She has just as much right to tell you you can't drive your lifted vehicle in the winter because she doesn't think you can handle it. Imagine how well that would go over?
My dad would have let me do anything.
A .if it pissed off my mom
B. if it I got to do something with him that he'd get in trouble for Id repeat what he told me to say. After all I was just a girl.
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Old October 23rd, 2013, 02:45 PM   #55
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My wife has been driving her 06' LJ since it was brand new in 06'. She drives it all the time in the winter with no issues whatsoever. It has the hard top for winter and we put the sunrider soft top on it in the summer. It came with both tops. She has been getting 19.7 mpg with it consistently driving back and forth to work, mostly country roads not a lot of stop and go but some. It knocks down about 22mpg on the highway but no more than that and less if you hit a headwind but I always tell her what do you expect out of a vehicle with the aerodynamics of a brick going down the road.
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Old October 23rd, 2013, 06:36 PM   #56
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who's selling this one?

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Old October 23rd, 2013, 07:32 PM   #57
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I don't know your wife and what she likes to drive, but I have been DD'ing a Jeep since 2005, 2 yrs in a YJ, the rest in a LJ. My wife DD'd the LJ for a couple of years before I started driving it, she enjoyed it but it was her car to pick, and that's what she wanted. I love my Jeep and its manual locks, manual windows, tires squealing in the grocery store parking lot when I park, and un-plush ride. Buy her a decent stereo to drown out the road/wind noise.

Here's what I learned:

Tires - someone said it earlier, my 33x10.50 BFG A/T are a great all season tire. I had a couple of other (smaller 31x10.50) A/T brands, then a 33x12.50 A/T, but once I switched to the 33x10.50 BFG I never looked back - that was over 120,000 miles ago (onmy 3rd set). But they can be tough to find, 285/75/16 is about the same profile and a lot easier to find

Get the LJ - the longer wheel base is a bit easier to drive in the slop, but the LJs all came with a rear D44/LS. I have used 4wd on the street about a dozen times since 2007, usually to get over the pile of crap at the end of the driveway at work on a snowy day when all of the smart people stayed home from work.

Milage sucks and gets worse in the winter. I average 14.5-15.5 around town, up to 18 on the freeway - downhill, tailwind, drafting a semi.
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Old October 23rd, 2013, 07:53 PM   #58
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I told him to spend a little more and get a JK. It's like a Cadillac when compared to a TJ. We have one of each and I drove a TJ for long time.
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I told him to spend a little more and get a JK. It's like a Cadillac when compared to a TJ. We have one of each and I drove a TJ for long time.
too much $$.
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Old October 23rd, 2013, 08:31 PM   #60
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Not a wrangler guy but my wife used to drive my long armed xj on 36's in the winter on bad days over her lumina. She put it in the ditch a few times but always drove right out. Said it was fun. She never told me till after we sold it. She was scared I wouldn't let her drive it anymore. I'm sure she will be sporting the new xj this winter as well.
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