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It's a sad, sad, sad day. RIP, Truck Norris!
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Old 10-29-2014, 08:38 AM
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It's a sad, sad, sad day. RIP, Truck Norris!
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Old 10-29-2014, 10:13 AM
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It's a sad, sad, sad day. RIP, Truck Norris!

Sucks, man... Sorry brother. So.... Were you able to scavenge the goodies? I may be interested in your TB, unless you're planning a reincarnation...
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Old 10-29-2014, 10:18 AM
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Re: What did you do to your WK today?

Thanks, bro!

I STILL don't know what to do. Well, I *can't* do anything w/o the $$ from the ins co (and having them pay off the loan on Truck Norris).

I've lost sleep for 2 nights think about the Commander, and wondering what's wrong with it... The dealer is 27 miles away, but that's an hour and a half ride!!
My gut is saying "no"...

My wife says, "if it's gonna ride like a Jeep, just get a wrangler!" Those things are DAMN expensive, and pre 2006 there aren't any headrests in the back. I looked, and you can get replacement seats for like $300.

I loved my WK, by wife doesn't..... "It rides like a jeep..." (Whaaaa!! -insert eye roll!!!).

I'm still looking. I saw an 07 (I think) SRT8 for less than 20k, but it had 150k plus miles on it. I keep my cars (unless the insurance company screws me out of em!) for a long time. I think I'm looking lo miles. It's just NOT an easy decision, dammit!!
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Old 10-29-2014, 10:30 AM
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Sucks, man... Sorry brother. So.... Were you able to scavenge the goodies? I may be interested in your TB, unless you're planning a reincarnation...
I DID manage to get the TB, but that's it. I didn't keep any of the other (original) parts. I asked the ins co, and they said I could keep the mods if I had the originals. I didn't even keep the orig sway bar bushing! They got my HU, ES bushings, sway bar AND my CAI (that I ended up spending like $400 for!)
Oh, and I kept the remote for the HU (they screwed me, they're not getting it!!!)
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The TB has < 1000 miles on it, too.
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Thanks, bro!



I STILL don't know what to do. Well, I *can't* do anything w/o the $$ from the ins co (and having them pay off the loan on Truck Norris).



I've lost sleep for 2 nights think about the Commander, and wondering what's wrong with it... The dealer is 27 miles away, but that's an hour and a half ride!!

My gut is saying "no"...



My wife says, "if it's gonna ride like a Jeep, just get a wrangler!" Those things are DAMN expensive, and pre 2006 there aren't any headrests in the back. I looked, and you can get replacement seats for like $300.



I loved my WK, by wife doesn't..... "It rides like a jeep..." (Whaaaa!! -insert eye roll!!!).



I'm still looking. I saw an 07 (I think) SRT8 for less than 20k, but it had 150k plus miles on it. I keep my cars (unless the insurance company screws me out of em!) for a long time. I think I'm looking lo miles. It's just NOT an easy decision, dammit!!


Commander? As for the wranglers, the TJ (97-06) and YJ (87-95) are similarly equipped. YJ is leaf sprung, whereas the TJ is coils so it rides and drives a ton nicer. Obviously the interiors and amenities progressed with time so the TJ will have more creature comforts, airbags, etc... As for the back seat not having headrests, as a former YJ and TJ owner, and avid lover of wranglers, I say to that, "what back seat?!" The rear rumble seat isn't much for personnel transpo, it'll do the job but if you're wanting to use it often for kids or something I'd recommend against it. They are crazy expensive and desirable, I sold both of mine for a hefty profit after building them, unless you're able to find a stock one for cheap and build yourself, it's gonna cost ya. The JK's are more family/passenger friendly and have far superior safety features, modern amenities, creature comforts, etc... But same logic applies, they carry a nice price tag. You've got a tough call to make man, just drive a bunch and see what you like...
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Old 10-29-2014, 10:48 AM
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Commander? As for the wranglers, the TJ (97-06) and YJ (87-95) are similarly equipped. YJ is leaf sprung, whereas the TJ is coils so it rides and drives a ton nicer. Obviously the interiors and amenities progressed with time so the TJ will have more creature comforts, airbags, etc... As for the back seat not having headrests, as a former YJ and TJ owner, and avid lover of wranglers, I say to that, "what back seat?!" The rear rumble seat isn't much for personnel transpo, it'll do the job but if you're wanting to use it often for kids or something I'd recommend against it. They are crazy expensive and desirable, I sold both of mine for a hefty profit after building them, unless you're able to find a stock one for cheap and build yourself, it's gonna cost ya. The JK's are more family/passenger friendly and have far superior safety features, modern amenities, creature comforts, etc... But same logic applies, they carry a nice price tag. You've got a tough call to make man, just drive a bunch and see what you like...
Yea, I do have kids (hence the headrests...) AND my wife has been read-ended 3 times hi her mommy van. If it were just us, yea, I'd say "what back seat?", too.

I've been researching wranglers. In an area a populated as metro Atlanta, I'm looking at safety stuff. I walked to the store, and saw a 3-car accident on the way home. Those things carry a HEFTY price tag!!!! I like the idea of buying stock, building it and selling. My wife test-drove yesterday on her lunch break!!!
She can easily say "no", but my trigger finger is itchy!!!

As for the Commander, we test drove one (2010) w/100k on it. It was the Limited (5.7L Hemi!). They're asking $11k. That's 4k < KBB (Kelly Blue Book).
They're just a used car dealer (not like a "big 3" dealer). They are BBB rated...
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Hey truck Norris check out jeepcommander.com it's all about the commander its a great resource


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Good luck in your journey my friend. Don't go against your gut, if it doesn't feel right or seems too good to be true, it usually is
I would never go against the gut (unLESS I knew someone who could check it out for me)!
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