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#1 SockPuppet

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 04:18 PM

I can not afford a new one so I bought a used red one today..


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#2 GASTX

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 04:35 PM

No shame in owning a used Jeep. I have a 99 TJ and a 2010 Rubicon. Both bought used from family members and wouldn't trade them for anything. In a moment of weakness I still consider trading the 99 in for a FJ (Damn I like FJ's, both old and new).

 

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You will need a Berty Tube shift knob now.


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 05:01 PM

Here's a picture of it.

 

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#4 GASTX

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 05:31 PM

Ok, my bad, you will need a Berty Tube to store it in,


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#5 Baytown Bert

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 05:57 PM

Ha ha!  well, that's a start.


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 06:04 PM

Ok, my bad, you will need a Berty Tube to store it in,

 

Or he can park it in a Berty tube...


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:36 PM

Classic!



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 10:12 PM

FJ = Fake Jeep.
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Posted 14 November 2013 - 10:57 AM

FJ = Fake Jeep.

  As a former original FJ owner I would tell you that those were much better than jeeps of the era.  As a former new model FJ driver I will tell you that they are much more comfortable to drive. 

 

I do like Jeeps though but I would prefer one of these.  JEEP


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 12:38 PM

My wife loves those FJ Cruisers, but I told her I'd rather (fill in the blank) than buy her a Toyota.  :angel:


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 01:45 PM

My wife loves those FJ Cruisers, but I told her I'd rather (fill in the blank) than buy her a Toyota.  :angel:

Why Bert they are the most American cars on the road.  4 in the top 10


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:40 PM

Who said I hate foreign cars?  Jeeps and Toyotas off-road competition.


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 04:33 PM

 

FJ = Fake Jeep.

  As a former original FJ owner I would tell you that those were much better than jeeps of the era.  As a former new model FJ driver I will tell you that they are much more comfortable to drive. 

 

I do like Jeeps though but I would prefer one of these.  JEEP

 

That is the one thing I wish Jeep would do. A diesel option with associated drivetrain updrades (Rubicon++) would make me wait in a long line to get one. :fist-pump:


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 05:21 PM

Here on the Gulf Coast, there is little any stock FJ or Wrangler can't do right out of the box.


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 05:21 PM

Jeep Diesel in 2016


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 05:24 PM

4,500 premium for the Grand Cherokee's diesel engine, making it $2,305 more expensive than the Hemi V8.


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 05:29 PM

No doubt, My 99TJ is 4 banger (185K miles) and has been in places I should have had my head examined for venturing into, but got in and got out with careful route choices and inertia management.

 

I am not a rock climber / tear it up in the mud kinda guy, but I do love back wood fire roads, powerline right of ways, etc


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 03:29 PM

My fear is this one (like others) will be so loaded with emissions controls and a DEF requirement that it will be a costly proposition to utilize. I work in the diesel industry and the controls and exhaust after-treatment devices are a royal PITA.

 

Since Dodge has managed to not require DEF on thier diesel PU's so far they may can manage to keep this one clean without it.

 

I also wish they would have stuck to the small 4 cyl Cummins diesel, it would have been a bit more expensive on the initial purchase but future expenses could offset that.


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 05:42 PM

Don't be too harsh on the Jeep pickups.  I had two different ones while in high school and you couldn't get them stuck in anything - and I tried!  Used to go snow drift hunting through empty crop fields up in Ohio and those ole Jeeps just plowed right through.  Loved those things.  Wish they still made 'em.


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 06:43 PM

My answer to the whole torque/power matrix is gears.  4.88's and 35 inch tires puts me in the power band and if I'm careful, I can still get 16 mpg.


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