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Offline dzflyer

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Hi, complete newbie and jeeper wannabe in Ridgefield
« on: May 14, 2016, 08:01:44 PM »
Hi, I'm Dmitry.  I've always looked jealously at Wranglers, but never had one.  A few weeks ago traveling through AZ and UT with the family I rented a lifted Rubicon in Moab to get off the pavement and explore the Arches.  That was the most exciting car ride of my life.  [I had to pay $131 for lost license plate, but there was no other damage :exclaim:]  I had no idea that trucks could go up and down rock staircases and walls.  Anyway, coming back I figured that my soon-turning-16 daughter will take my 13 yr old car and I need a new ride  :wink:.  And JKU seems like a very reasonable vehicle for the family, with some extra fun capabilities :smile:

I'm trying to pick between a Willys wheeler and rubicon.  I'm leaning towards rubi though.  Not sure how much can I mod it without voiding the warranty, so I think I'll keep it stock for a while.  I hope to make up my mind and order soon and hopefully join the club once I get it.

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Re: Hi, complete newbie and jeeper wannabe in Ridgefield
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2016, 09:00:17 PM »
Welcome Dmitry. Definitely buy the Rubicon. People have had varied success/failure when modding a new Jeep. It depends a lot on you dealer.
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Re: Hi, complete newbie and jeeper wannabe in Ridgefield
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2016, 06:51:28 AM »
Welcome! :smile:
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Re: Hi, complete newbie and jeeper wannabe in Ridgefield
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2016, 07:10:23 AM »
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Re: Hi, complete newbie and jeeper wannabe in Ridgefield
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2016, 05:31:16 PM »
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Re: Hi, complete newbie and jeeper wannabe in Ridgefield
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2016, 09:19:04 PM »
Found a good deal and placed an order today.  The wait begins...
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Re: Hi, complete newbie and jeeper wannabe in Ridgefield
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2016, 09:39:54 PM »
Soon as you take it off road the warranty ends. :rolleyes:

keep it stock and you'll figure out the rest.  :mrgreen:
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Re: Hi, complete newbie and jeeper wannabe in Ridgefield
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2016, 10:58:23 PM »
Soon as you take it off road the warranty ends. :rolleyes:

keep it stock and you'll figure out the rest.  :mrgreen:
No Way! Local dealer and service manager told me they use EVB in Danbury for mods which don't void the factory warranty.  Takes away the fun of doing it yourself though.

Will keep it stock for a while, will see what you guys do to your trucks to pick what I like.  So far I'm thinking 2.5-3" lift with 33s or 35".  Don't want to compromise on-road handling much and don't want to get into drive shafts replacements.  Well, all this is pretty far away.  For now, I'm just waiting for the moment when I can get it, take the top and doors off, and go driving.  Hopefully will be able to find some off-road trails not too far and not too difficult.  In August have a trip to Maine planned. Need to find trails there.  Not far from Stonington/Deer Isle.
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Re: Hi, complete newbie and jeeper wannabe in Ridgefield
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2016, 09:32:25 AM »
Yeah, EVB builds Jeeps for Pamby Motors in Ridgefield. I think they have some kind of deal with EVB in Danbury and any mods that are installed by EVB will be covered in Pambys warranty.

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Re: Hi, complete newbie and jeeper wannabe in Ridgefield
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2016, 07:41:51 PM »
Hmmm, I'm not buying from Pamby though...  Got called this week that my Jeep is going to be ready sooner then I expected!  Ordering a hoist for garage ceiling to lift/store the top...
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Re: Hi, complete newbie and jeeper wannabe in Ridgefield
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2016, 07:22:23 PM »
Hmmm, I'm not buying from Pamby though... 

Maybe EVB has deals with other dealer that I don't know about LOL.   Either way EVB does good work on their builds and the guys there a very helpful.

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Re: Hi, complete newbie and jeeper wannabe in Ridgefield
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2016, 08:59:31 PM »
Ordering a hoist for garage ceiling to lift/store the top...
  One is posted by a NEJeep forum user for sale here :wink:

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Re: Hi, complete newbie and jeeper wannabe in Ridgefield
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2016, 08:37:29 AM »
Ordering a hoist for garage ceiling to lift/store the top...

A guy at work has one he wants to sell (I think he still has it)  I can double check.  It was for a 4dr JKU. 

Its Henry's old one, not sure of what brand or any other info about it.
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Re: Hi, complete newbie and jeeper wannabe in Ridgefield
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2016, 10:33:16 PM »
Thanks @sedge1080, I read it too late.  Ordered and received an electrical 440lb hoist from amazon.  Will post a pic.
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Re: Hi, complete newbie and jeeper wannabe in Ridgefield
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2016, 10:52:09 PM »
The wait is over, I got my new Jeep!




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Re: Hi, complete newbie and jeeper wannabe in Ridgefield
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2016, 01:04:39 AM »
And so it begins
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Re: Hi, complete newbie and jeeper wannabe in Ridgefield
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2016, 05:09:55 PM »
It has 7 miles on it time to fix the death wobble.
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Re: Hi, complete newbie and jeeper wannabe in Ridgefield
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2016, 08:44:15 PM »
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Re: Hi, complete newbie and jeeper wannabe in Ridgefield
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2016, 07:56:23 AM »
Nice to meet you and your family last night Dimitry
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