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Old 04-17-2013, 01:48 PM   #1951
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Check out these JK owners, everyone of these guys probably has $45K in their rigs; and they pay $1000s to go on these excursions that I see kids take $4000 XJs on
Kinda like at the first BYOB in Ouray. A group of us went in one day and rented a couple jeeps. We headed out of town, and straight to engineer pass. We roll through the parking area where people are unloading their super offroading rigs, and we drove those stripper base model jeeps right on up.



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Old 04-17-2013, 05:19 PM   #1952
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because no one will want to pay the $45K price tag...
Just wait for the price tags on diesel wranglers in 2016/2017.

Diesel Rubicon w/ hardtop? I'd be surprised if they aren't $50k sticker. And a select group has been longing for a diesel wrangler for so long, i bet they are even hard to get for the first 6 months.
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:51 PM   #1953
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My wife has planted the seed that she wants a smallish four door 4X4 pickup for her next "car". She's kind of a Toyota girl but we've had jeeps for 20 years. I'd love to be able to buy a jeep pickup when the time comes but I dont have the income for a AVE conversion. Stupid Chrysler.
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:28 AM   #1954
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Just wait for the price tags on diesel wranglers in 2016/2017.

Diesel Rubicon w/ hardtop? I'd be surprised if they aren't $50k sticker. And a select group has been longing for a diesel wrangler for so long, i bet they are even hard to get for the first 6 months.

Well considering the Diesel Grand Cherokee starts at 45K I can only imagine the Rubicon will be 50 or a little more.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:53 AM   #1955
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[QUOTE=ImaPoser;21209268]Kinda like at the first BYOB in Ouray. A group of us went in one day and rented a couple jeeps. We headed out of town, and straight to engineer pass. We roll through the parking area where people are unloading their super offroading rigs, and we drove those stripper base model jeeps right on up.



A base model 4 banger TJ with BFGs and a $250 front locker will go places that are just plain stupid.

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Old 04-19-2013, 02:19 AM   #1956
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Hmm... Jeep thread. I'll play.



our "first" Jeep:
'96 XJ Country 2wd that the wife fell in love with.
(just happens to have my 2nd motorcyle next to it)


second Jeep
'73 CJ5. I put the front hoop and spreaders in, made a rear bumper, installed a york, 33's, mini-spool, warn shafts, M8000 and some old tricks.


At Tellico. Jeeps Unlimited RCR'01



Third Jeep:
as it began. '98 ZJ 4.0 2WD


then, we had to sell the CJ... sooooo....
i converted it to 4wd.
wheeling Rich Mtn, Elijay, GA after a trip to the Badlands, Attica, IN


Moab, Ut and Grand Canyon, 2003


Moab 2006
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FOURTH Jeep...
'07 JK-U Rubicon... not much other than bumpers, winch, 2.5 OME and 285's
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:47 AM   #1957
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A base model 4 banger TJ with BFGs and a $250 front locker will go places that are just plain stupid.
SO true.

You don't need anything more than a stock jeep to go anywhere that is LEGAL around here.
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:27 AM   #1958
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Found another shot of it...


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Old 04-19-2013, 02:34 PM   #1959
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Will you Americans stop whining about the price of a Jeep...

Where I'm from the diesel Wrangler is cheaper than the V6 because of emission regulations. Just for fun, check out the price of the gas model:
Wrangler Unlimited V6 auto Moab: EUR 30,298.
VAT: EUR 6,363.
Luxury and emissions tax: EUR 45,729.
That's EUR 82,390 total or USD 107,500.

That's before you start modifying it of course. And some countries are much worse I'm told. I can't imagine, but I'm told.

Which is why I bought my little JK in the USA...
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:07 PM   #1960
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A base model 4 banger TJ with BFGs and a $250 front locker will go places that are just plain stupid.

I used to think pretty much the same way until I moved to Colorado, but my skid plate would say otherwise! There's still a lot of LEGAL "ROADS" around here that even with a front locker and 31" MTRs and a 2" lift are still impassable! Back East we'd take my clunker CJ7 and a Willy's MB just about anywhere you could think other than in deep mud.
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:47 AM   #1961
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Remember those Jeep designs when they first came out.

Saw a dead driver on the highway at about 6 years old, the jeep tipped
over making a turn, threw him out. First time I'd seen a dead body.
Remember it well.

I think they were pretty much a loser, lot of 'em tipped over.

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Old 04-20-2013, 08:09 AM   #1962
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Well, was gonna' sell my XJ. Going from this below, 6.5" of lift on 33" inch tires to a 2" Old Man Emu, and gonna' just daily drive it. Truth be told, my XJ looks awesome, but it was actually more enjoyable to own and drive stock. I think the OME kit will get me to my happy place. Gonna' run some OEM TJ rims with some very aggressive tread, maybe a hair taller than stock, narrow width, and just enjoy it.

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Old 04-20-2013, 10:43 AM   #1963
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Will you Americans stop whining about the price of a Jeep...

Where I'm from the diesel Wrangler is cheaper than the V6 because of emission regulations. Just for fun, check out the price of the gas model:
Wrangler Unlimited V6 auto Moab: EUR 30,298.
VAT: EUR 6,363.
Luxury and emissions tax: EUR 45,729.
That's EUR 82,390 total or USD 107,500.

That's before you start modifying it of course. And some countries are much worse I'm told. I can't imagine, but I'm told.

Which is why I bought my little JK in the USA...
It's because they are made here and were originally designed for the US market. But honestly, you just described why I dislike Europe.

But you should revel in the fact that you have more and easier access to diesel G Wagens. Those are pretty cool machines.
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:24 AM   #1964
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Will you Americans stop whining about the price of a Jeep...

Where I'm from the diesel Wrangler is cheaper than the V6 because of emission regulations. Just for fun, check out the price of the gas model:
Wrangler Unlimited V6 auto Moab: EUR 30,298.
VAT: EUR 6,363.
Luxury and emissions tax: EUR 45,729.
That's EUR 82,390 total or USD 107,500.

That's before you start modifying it of course. And some countries are much worse I'm told. I can't imagine, but I'm told.

Which is why I bought my little JK in the USA...
WOW!

A luxury tax on a Jeep is an abomination (it's about as far from a Cadillac Escalade as one can get) and I'm wondering what value was added to justify a Value Added Tax.
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:25 PM   #1965
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I used to think pretty much the same way until I moved to Colorado, but my skid plate would say otherwise! There's still a lot of LEGAL "ROADS" around here that even with a front locker and 31" MTRs and a 2" lift are still impassable! Back East we'd take my clunker CJ7 and a Willy's MB just about anywhere you could think other than in deep mud.

Hell yeah!
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