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Old 03-06-2016, 07:36 PM
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Hi all,
43. married. No kids, but we have a 150 pound Mastiff named Jake. I work as an IT Director for my company.
I'm a new member here, but not new to Jeeps. I've been a long-time senior member of another Jeep forum that specializes in XJ Cherokees.

Three weeks ago I bought a 2011 WK2 Limited 4x4 with QDII, leather, NAV, and a panoramic sunroof, with 76K miles on it. It's in amazing condition for it's age. The interior is almost pristine, and the exterior has only a couple of minor flaws in the finish that you really have to hunt to find. So far, all I've done is install a Mopar receiver hitch.

Future Plans include:
  • 2.5" RRO lift
  • Bilsteins
  • RRO front winch plate and combo bumper
  • Smitty 8K winch
  • Surco UB4560 rack
  • LED lights on rack and front bumper
  • New wheels and Toyo Open County AT II tires
  • Mopar rock sliders
  • Chief Products Lower Front Guard kit
  • Assorted skid plates
  • Trailhawk hood decal
  • On board air
  • Brighter headlights (the factory HID xenons seem dim compared to the ones I put in my XJ.)


Over the last 20 years I have had:
  • 78 CJ5 MIL-Spec with 46K original miles that I bought from a retired Army Colonel. Wish I still had that one.
  • 89 YJ. My worst Jeep owning experience. Puegot transmission and lots of leftover parts from the shelves of the Chrysler supply chain went into the design of that one.
  • 02 TJ Wrangler. Great vehicle. Bought it new and drove it for 10 years on construction sites. When I sold it it had 147K miles on the clock and had never been in the shop. Just replacement of normal items (plugs, filters, belt, etc.) I paid $18,600 for it new, and got $10K from the first guy that looked at it 10 years later. Pretty good resale value.
  • 98 XJ Cherokee. This one has been my daily driver for the last 5 years. The nearly two page list of things I've done to it include a remanufactured ATK longblock in it, a 2" Old Man Emu lift, Spartan rear locker, Surco rack with LED light pods, Bilstein shocks, Pro Stop rotors and pads, Dodge Neon injectors, Or-Fab winch bumper with Smitty 8K Competition winch with synthetic line, and a custom stereo system.
    I'm still trying to decide if I'm going to sell it or not.



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Old 03-07-2016, 10:12 PM
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Re: New member in Arlington, Texas

Well... 88 post views and not a single response by anyone. Did I say something wrong?
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Old 03-07-2016, 10:52 PM
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Welcome!
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Old 03-08-2016, 08:18 PM
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Re: New member in Arlington, Texas

Thank you. Can always count on another Texas resident to be welcoming.
This forum seems to be filled with a lot of lurkers that don't really engage other people very much. What has your experience been here so far?
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:09 PM
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Re: New member in Arlington, Texas

Tons and tons of members on here on all the Jeep platforms. It's a great source of info and most members are quite helpful and willing to help with any questions/concerns that you have. There is a constant influx of new people, so the "new member" threads don't always get a large amount of responses (if any).

Welcome though! As you make some mods, toss up some pics!
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