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Old October 23rd, 2013, 09:25 PM   #61
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Honestly have you looked at H3's? You can get the 5 cylinder models very reasonably and my wife absolutely loves hers. Personally I'd want the V8 version but they command a premium.

It is going to suck when she wears it out. For us it was the best of both worlds.

Edit: Never mind those things must be holding their value damn well. They are selling for more than we paid for ours 3 years ago.

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Old October 23rd, 2013, 09:36 PM   #62
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Quit being a dick Dreezy. It's not necessary.
That would be as un-natural as a female being a good driver.

That said since mike is obviously the bitch in his marriage, maybe she is a good driver :shrug:
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Old October 23rd, 2013, 09:41 PM   #63
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Just got my wife a xj with 3.5" and 33's. She loves driving. Now my wife grew up on a farm and would rather be in the country than at a club.

She likes jeeps and likes this one so far. She would have to haven a hard top though

However. Right now my wife stays at home so just drives around Milan and up to Ann arbor once a week.

So your wife prob drives a ton more.

We will see what happens after the boy starts school and she goes back to work.

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Old October 24th, 2013, 07:56 AM   #64
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Honestly have you looked at H3's? You can get the 5 cylinder models very reasonably and my wife absolutely loves hers. Personally I'd want the V8 version but they command a premium.

It is going to suck when she wears it out. For us it was the best of both worlds.

Edit: Never mind those things must be holding their value damn well. They are selling for more than we paid for ours 3 years ago.
I had an H3 for a short time, but I liked mine a lot. I had the "offroad" package (bigger tires, 4-1 lo-range, some kinda locker), 5 speed manual trans, and the thing still averaged about 20 mpg.
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Old October 24th, 2013, 06:45 PM   #65
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ehh depends on the wife, mine dd'ed a samurai for three years.

Now she drives an H3T with the v-8
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Old October 24th, 2013, 08:52 PM   #66
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Mine drives a zj on 35s, or my tj on 33s this year. The zj is great in the snow, like a command vehicle. swb Jeeps are a little scarier at higher speeds on snow or ice. Nothing that hadn't already been mentioned, but my .02 anyway.
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Bobbie dd the LJ but she's not married to a pansey liberal.
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Old October 25th, 2013, 06:13 AM   #68
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I'll take liberal pansy over bigoted loon any day.
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Honestly have you looked at H3's? You can get the 5 cylinder models very reasonably and my wife absolutely loves hers. Personally I'd want the V8 version but they command a premium.

It is going to suck when she wears it out. For us it was the best of both worlds.

Edit: Never mind those things must be holding their value damn well. They are selling for more than we paid for ours 3 years ago.
H3 would be sweet, also, FJ cruiser, but no removable top.
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I'll take liberal pansy over bigoted loon any day.
Oh you're coming around. Used to be worried about gas milage and hugging trees but now moved on to Harleys and gas guzzling tj as a DD.

Next you'll be following Jesus and ashamed of your current self.
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Old November 3rd, 2013, 09:12 PM   #71
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Checked out the LJ and the lifted TJ today. Didn't have time to test drive the tj, but the LJ rode and drove very nice.
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Old November 10th, 2013, 07:27 PM   #72
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ok, we test drove the lifted TJ and we test drove a stock TJ. The lifted TJ (3.5" Rancho Lift) did a lot of wandering on the road, even at lower speeds. We wanted to drive a stock TJ to compare and it drove down the road just fine.

We're really interested in the lifted TJ because it's only got 15k miles on it, never been driven in the salt, + cool aftermarket extras. We don't NEED a lift or 33" tires, so I considered getting a set of 235 snow tires on steelies for the winter. I've done a little research and it sounds like it's not normal for it to be wandering like that.

Any suggestions? Alignment? I have no idea.

The stock TJ we drove was decent, but it has 59,000 miles and some rust on the frame and some of the lower body.
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Stock control arms on the lifted jeep?
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Old November 10th, 2013, 07:46 PM   #74
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nope. aftermarket.
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So solid im assuming. Could just be a worn short arm lift that is in need of new bushings and alignment.

15k miles without drop pitman or adjustable track bar could wear it out and make it wonder
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