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    Returning Jeep owner, new to Forum

    Returning Jeep guy here. Caught the bug for Jeeps while bombing around with my older brother and his friends in a CJ7 in the 90s. I was in the 4wheeling hobby for several years(Bronco II, 72 Scout, Several F150s/250s/350s, Solid axle Toyota pickup)before I owned finally owned my own Jeep... a 97 TJ with a budget boost lift and 33s. 4.0, 5spd, D44. Later owned an XJ when my daughter was born with daydreams of it being a family wheeler.. but the build wasnt in the budget at the time.

    Now the proud new owner of a Punkn Orange 2 door JL Sport soft top.
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    I went with a 2.0 turbo. Partly because of the seat of the pants acceleration feel while test driving beside a 6cyl.. and mostly because it was a leftover and a screaming deal. I wasnt 100% aware of just how complex the mild hybrid system was at the time of purchase... the coolant and refrigeration lines/the fact that the battery is underneath in the elements.. had I known, I probably would have steered clear. BUT, Im extremely happy with how it drives. Fingers crossed on durability.

    Already have a 2.5 Rock Krawler Adventure Series 3 stage 1 lift kit for it(still on the bench, stage 1 shocks are backordered). And also have a set of 5 BFG All-terrains on the way. Most likely going with Mickey Thompson Classic 3s for wheels.

    My intentions are to start with it fairly mild with that build as it will be a daily driver. I will add armor and bumpers etc. as I go, and once its paid off.. Rubicon flares, 37s, pro rock 44 front axle, lockers, 4.88s or 5.13s.. and maybe a JT diesel to pull it on a trailer.


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    *35/12.5/17 BFG All-Terrains


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    Congrats and welcome to JLWrangler. Nice looking Jeep. Love Punkn!

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    Good looking color and welcome to JLWrangler!


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    Welcome aboard
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    Knows a Thing or Two GrayBeard's Avatar
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    Congratulations and welcome aboard

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    Nice find! Congrats and welcome to JLWrangler!

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    Congrats. Looks great.

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    Congratulations! Welcome to JL Wrangler.


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