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MidwestJeeper

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Vic
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Michigan
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Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk
Hello JL owners!

I'm brand new to the JL community. I'm a Michigander Jeeper via 2 Grand Cherokees since 2014 and a lifelong fan of the Jeep brand.

I am about to join this very special Wrangler community with a new '21 JL.

I have learned a ton through the forum already and I'm hoping to join in the fun ASAP.

Hope you are all doing well.





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acenines3

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Dave
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NJ
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2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport JL
Hello all,
I just got a 2018 JL and have already learned so much in this forum ! Glad to be here !
 

Mystic01

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Michele
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Upstate NY
Vehicle(s)
TJ, JL
Hi, everyone! New to the JL Forum, but not to Jeeps. Have a ’67 war machine and ’02 TJ in the driveway along with my new JL. I sadly parted ways with my JK last winter and still have separation anxiety over it! Trying to love my JL, but it’s been a slow process....
 

Bback58

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Brian
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Bismarck, ND
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2021 Jeep Wrangler Willys, 2 dr, 6 spd, 2021 Jeep Gladiator Overland automatic
Hi all, I'm Brian B from North Dakota. Long ago I bought a new 97 TJ and ran it for 7 years. I loved it and still wanted another one. Fast forward to now, a few vehicles later. I wanted a 2 door Wrangler and a manual, but they are so small and thought I should have something a little bigger for my daily driver, so Sept. 1 I ordered a Gladiator Overland with an automatic, partly so the wife can drive it if need be, and partly that the legs on an old guy like me might get a little tired of the clutch some time down the road. After a couple weeks of wishing I could have ordered what I "really" wanted, I decided to sell my Mustang convertible (sold in 2 days) and today I went in and ordered my new "toy", a 2 door Wrangler Willys. I'm pretty sure this one will be my daily driver and the Glad will sit in the garage. My anxiety level is going to go through the roof waiting for them to arrive!
 

WyoRacer

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Brian
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Cheyenne WY
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2021 JLUR, 2019 F150 Lariat
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Military
Got my first Jeep ever today, JLUR white with matching top. LED, 8.4U, 2.0, and some other premium stuff. had dealer throw in a hitch w/wiring for good measure. Took it straight off the lot and onto the dirt tonight doing some steep ups and downs. The stock LED lighting is nice. Looking forward to some high country Colo/Wyo stuff
 

WyoRacer

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Brian
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Cheyenne WY
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2021 JLUR, 2019 F150 Lariat
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Military
New Jeep owner as of today. Went a little higher than I was planning and got a JLUR white, led, 8.4U, safety group, some others and had the dealer throw on the hitch. Looks sharp and I went straight to the dirt this evening. Should be fun exploring my local Wyoming and Colorado dirt roads
 

29_Palms

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Mike
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Huntington Beach, CA
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2018 JLU Rubicon
Hey everybody,

I am new to this JL Forum but not to Jeeps, I just picked up a loaded, low miles 2018 JLU Rubicon and just love it. Over the last 20 years I have had 3 other Jeeps;
  • the first being an '86 4 cyl. YJ with a manual and 31s and open diffs, later went to 33s and a 4" lift. After being denied on a few trails I knew I had to do better.
  • 2nd Jeep was a 2006 Rubicon with a 6sp manual purchased brand new off the lot. Started with a Rubicon Express 3" lift and 33s and later went to 35s - and then it was stolen, never recovered. Did the Dusy Ershim trail on 33s and made it!, and later with the 35s.
  • 3rd Jeep was an already built 6sp manual 2006 Rubicon Unlimited with 4000 miles on it, purchased with the insurance money from Jeep #2 in 2009. This one had 35s and a 4" RK long arm set up. Sweet Jeep. Wheeled it all over Mojave, Big Bear, High Desert, the Dusy. Flawless Jeep that I could drive 450 miles to the trail head and not worry about getting home. Sold it in 2014 to help with a down on a home. Garaged and was a second vehicle with only 26k miles on it.
  • 4th Jeep is a bone stock 2018 JLUR with 31k on it, that will quickly take shape. I found it in St. George, UT. Flew in and drove it home, as the used market in SoCal has significantly higher prices than most of the rest of the country. I prefer to buy a slightly used one and have someone else eat the depreciation. Jeep was never dragged over anything, but saw some dirt roads. I doubt it was in 4-lo for very long if ever. This one will be my daily driver, for a while anyway. As part of the test drive (dealer picked me up from the airport in the Jeep) I found some dirt and put it in 4-lo and locked the diffs. Everything worked as it should.
I just couldn't quite stomach a 4-door JK for my growing family, and just never got one, but after reading about the JL redesign I knew it would be in my future. All of my Jeeps had soft tops and I had to wonder about security/theft, and all had manual trans. The JLUR has a hard top with the 8sp, which is really nice so far , can't wait to wheel it. I averaged 21.5mpg going up and down canyons on the way home, and have been averaging 19.5mpg around town. Not bad.

I have been researching lifts for about 5 months, and last week finally ordered the EVO 3.5 Enforcer Overland Stage 3 Plus with the 2.5 EVO Spec King shocks through T & Js in Orange. It delivers 3 weeks from today, and I am waffling between 35s and 37s. Man these JLs look great with 37s+! Can't decide yet but I have some time. It is gonna be a DD but I see many of you are running 37s and running around town in them in between trails. Excited about the Jeep and excited to be here. Will read more hear about 35s vs. 37s. My first trip will be Big Bear in late October, can't wait.
 
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ArmannB

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Armann
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New York
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2020 Wrangler JLUR 3.6
Hey everyone,

Picked up a 2020 JLUR Sting gray about a month ago. First Jeep for me but I've wanted one for a while - the fun factor is like nothing else. I've been following this forum for the past few months which really helped me find the right deal. Had a great time flying down to North Carolina and driving it back to NY. Last weekend was a camping trip in the catskills and hitting a few trails for the first time. Looking forward to learning more and the mods start rolling in.

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Movenpuck

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Bronx, NY
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2020 JLUR 2.0L T
Hey everyone,

Picked up a 2020 JLUR Sting gray about a month ago. First Jeep for me but I've wanted one for a while - the fun factor is like nothing else. I've been following this forum for the past few months which really helped me find the right deal. Had a great time flying down to North Carolina and driving it back to NY. Last weekend was a camping trip in the catskills and hitting a few trails for the first time. Looking forward to learning more and the mods start rolling in.

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welcome my fellow NY brother
 

chrisgardner73

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Chris
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Colorado
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www.instagram.com
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2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
Just joined today! We've had our 2020 JLU Rubicon (Redrum Betty) for just over a month now. She's our 3rd Wrangler, and we're excited to be back in a Jeep! Our main focus with this build will be more on the side of overlanding, vs. rock crawling, but we do plan on installing a lift, bigger tires, bumpers, winch, etc...

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Movenpuck

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Bronx, NY
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2020 JLUR 2.0L T
Just joined today! We've had our 2020 JLU Rubicon (Redrum Betty) for just over a month now. She's our 3rd Wrangler, and we're excited to be back in a Jeep! Our main focus with this build will be more on the side of overlanding, vs. rock crawling, but we do plan on installing a lift, bigger tires, bumpers, winch, etc...

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Congrats
 

ShadowRig

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Luis
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Location
New York
Vehicle(s)
JLU Sport Metallic Granite
Hello everyone! New member waving hello from NY.

Finally joined after browsing through tons of informational threads here as a guest before.

Own a 2018 JLU Sport Hardtop 6M/T. 1st jeep after 15 years owning Mustang GTs.

Basic mods thus far... 34" tires, tints, summer trektop nx top, rubicon take-off lift, daystar 3/4" leveling kit, borla atak axle back

Thanks for the Add!
 
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HeatBird

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Mark
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Right Coast
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04' Jeep Liberty, 79' Corvette 4 spd.
Occupation
Retired
Hello All,
Just joined the forum. I ordered a two door Willys, Sting Gray, 3.6L, manual tran, (I love actually driving a vehicle), with a few options Friday 10/3. Wanted to say hello. I've been a sports car kinda guy for years but have always loved the look and thought of off roading. I've driven a Porsche I owned at the few tracks including Watkins Glen. Fun stuff. I guess you could say this is a new chapter in my life.
I don't know if I can take a brand new beautiful Willys through the woods! I do have a 04' Liberty that I just may keep for that haha.
So... hello.
 

Dkretden

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David
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Denver, CO
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2020 JLUR 3.6L
Just joined today! We've had our 2020 JLU Rubicon (Redrum Betty) for just over a month now. She's our 3rd Wrangler, and we're excited to be back in a Jeep! Our main focus with this build will be more on the side of overlanding, vs. rock crawling, but we do plan on installing a lift, bigger tires, bumpers, winch, etc...

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Welcome!

i see that you are running trailrax. I just purchased too. I like them. You? (Send me a note rather than just clutter up this thread with gear talk)

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