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SlowWhite 03-30-2017 10:56 PM

2008 jeep wrangler unlimited sahara 4WD.
 
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So today my wife's childhood dream of owning a jeep came true.

Drove 4hrs to georgia to pick it up. And I have to admit she let me drive it home as it was dark and she didn't feel comfortable driving it at night yet. And I can say I'm a little jelious of her right now.

2008 jeep wrangler unlimited sahara 4x4 - auto
Red rock crystal pearl coat exterior
Dark slate grey interior

It has:
Navigation/DVD
All power options
3pc freedom hardtop
4" procomp lift
20x10" 5on5 Fuel kranks rims - D51720005745
35x12.5 R20 Milestar Pategonia MT tires - 557010742
Eagle eye front grill
Mopar hood cover kit
146,000 miles (florida car)

I'm 6' 4" and even I have a hard time getting up/into and out of this thing, it's really high up.

And I kid you not you could eat off the underside and engine bay. If I had to guess based on the area of where we picked it up and the houses around it. It previous owner has millions. I was not expecting to see the ridiculous houses that we did all around this dealership. And most I swear would have to be 2nd homes as it's in the middle of the blue Ridge Mountains and on a lake.

I fell in love with the area and would love to move there for retirement.

Anyrate onto the photos - we took them quick while we were at subway on the way home as we were trying to beat a major thunderstorm that was rolling in. Originally we had plans to take it to one of the local parks up in the mountains or clemson university as my wife went there and do a photoshoot but got rained out.

Also that's my 2016 Honda Odyssey next to it with now 11,000 miles. The jeep is probably like 6" to a foot higher then the roof of the van lol

SlowWhite 03-30-2017 11:02 PM

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I already have a mod list going in my head.

First thing is going to be the uconnect - blue tooth adaptee for the nav unit. For $35 for the kit I don't know why they didn't just include it. And make the cars safer to drive with the handsfree.

Wish list:
Best top trektop
Full size spare
proper spare tire mount - J101338
Upgraded headlights - 12/17
Upgraded front bumper with winch
Mygig - with backup camera - 4/8/17
Uconnect bluetooth - 4/1/17
Maybe a light bar or similar
Diver down seat covers tan/black - 7/23/18

asshanson 03-30-2017 11:04 PM

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Nice looking Jeep. Get the fastback top and make it look like a military hummer!

SlowWhite 03-31-2017 06:46 AM

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Also if anyone missed the news. God was watching over my wife and I yesterday

We were about 40 miles north of Atlanta where the fire broke out on i85. And we were going to head to Atlanta for lunch but ran late and wanted to avoid the storm coming in so we headed north on i85.

This happened 30min after we left. Which would have put us right at this area when the fire started.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...860119366&fs=1

Kracka 03-31-2017 06:56 AM

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Wow! Obviously glad you were ok and not on that road!

Regarding the Jeep, very badass, that thing looks great, especially for that mileage. The fact your wife has this you have a minivan is a bit concerning though... I won't even ask who takes bottom ;)

I rented a Wrangler in Cozumel and drove it off-road and it was a blast, I'm sure you guys will have a ton of fun with it!

AwdGSX13 03-31-2017 08:06 AM

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Jeep looks great, would love one for myself someday. lol @ wife/minivan comment.

A//// Guy 03-31-2017 08:21 AM

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Nice mall crawler! :) LOL at taking bottom.

tehehodi 03-31-2017 09:22 AM

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I approve! HELL YEAH!

That thing looks sweet! Going to get another full size spare?

Love the aggressive front end as well. Lucky wife you have there.

niterydr 03-31-2017 10:49 AM

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Great looking jeep!

turbotalon1g 03-31-2017 06:07 PM

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Jeep looks good, and I think kracka means who takes it in the bottom. hahahahaha

SlowWhite 04-01-2017 07:01 PM

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Took the top off and got icecream today with the family

My mom came with also that's her 2015 Honda Odyssey
14000 miles.

Already ordered up:
the uconnect piece to do hands free
the 1 missing plastic piece in the interior
Installed my ball hitch from the x5 that I had never took out the box

Also on a side note. The previous owner downloaded 44 pages of music to the player and they had awesome taste in music. It's like finding gold. Every time a new song comes on, my wife and I are like HOLY SHIT.

SlowWhite 04-02-2017 07:27 AM

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My brother flew down to Florida on Friday and got a new vehicle also. He stopped by to spend the night at my mom's. So I took a picture of the 2 new vehicles.

He does mission work on the Indian Reservation in South Dakota with his church. The bus is for them

Sorry about the bad pictures I cracked the lens on my phone last week

SlowWhite 04-08-2017 05:06 PM

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Ordered - mygig pro , with backup camera for my wife for our anniversary today.

https://www.coastaletech.com/MYGIG.htm


Update:installed

SlowWhite 04-08-2017 10:33 PM

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Tempted to put a pair of these or something similar in the jeep also. But might end up in the van.

https://www.onfair.com/autotain-drea...r-monitor-tan/

SlowWhite 05-07-2017 09:27 PM

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So since it's now a "we can laugh about it now" story. I'll post it up for everyone's amusement.

So like 2 weeks ago my wife decides to take the kids and go hit some dirt trails with the jeep with the top off up by the lake and she came across a puddle which was bigger then she thought

I was at work....

And text me and said "don't be mad"
my response was "what happened"

And she sends me these pictures.

Notice the seats are covered in water and my daughter in mud. And not to happy about it.

SlowWhite 05-07-2017 09:40 PM

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So this week in preperation for my 40th birthday coming up where we are driving 4.5hrs to georgia to go camping I bought and installed 4 head rest dvd players from onfair.com (link posted a few posts ago, couldn't be happier with the purchase btw)
And I have been giving her crap all week about it because the kids want to rid in the van over her new jeep? And how cooler my van is to her jeep. Just to tease.

Well those of you who are married might know that sometimes women might take that to heart and want to prove you wrong. So.....

Today I have to work a 12hrs shift again and I get a message from my wife that says.

"Don't be mad" ...
reply - "what happened now"
"We're stuck"
Reply - Stuck? Stuck how?
Well I took the kids off roading (I'm assuming in an attempt to prove her jeep was cooler then the mini van)
And I hit a puddle that was bigger and deepe then I expected and now the jeep is stuck at a 45 degree angle

Reply - "you're kidding right?"....nope....send me picture to see what we're dealing with.

So I get this picture

SlowWhite 05-07-2017 09:44 PM

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Mind you the steps on this jeep are almost waste high.

Which means that puddle must be like 3 feet deep. The undercarriage is like 1 inch from scrapping the road.

So I explain to her over the phone how to put it onto 4wd low and how to hopefully get out. 30mins later she's finally out and sends me this picture of the "dryside of the jeep". This is the non puddle side. I don't even want to see what the puddle side actually looks like lol

But in the end they all made it home safe and the wife has been cleaning the underside of the jeep for the last 4hrs lol... says she's learned her lesson

SlowWhite 05-07-2017 09:46 PM

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Another funny side Story is. For mothers day I bought her a winch for the jeep. And if I'm off work planned to take her to an ORV park in upstate south Carolina where she get taught how to properly navigate obsticles, and how to get out of bad situations.

SlowWhite 12-24-2017 04:15 AM

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Installed the wife's christmas presents today so she could show them off to her family.

Halo projector headlights - stock jeep head lights suck they wouldn't even make a good night light for the kids room. So I upgraded and holy hell is it a difference. I literally flinched the first time she turned them on.

2nd part of her gift was a new front bumper. Going to more then likely get the matching rear for her birthday in February.

This jeep is probably the easiest vehicle I've ever worked on.

And don't mind my daughter she loved it so much she felt the urge to give it a hug. While pretending to be a baby tiger hence the make shift tail...lol

tehehodi 12-24-2017 05:39 AM

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Hahahaha
Great stories and awesome that she's using the jeep!


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