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Nimbley's 2003 Jeep Wrangler Freedom Edition

Discussion in 'Member's Rides' started by Nimbley, Jun 28, 2018.

  1. Nimbley

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    I've been lurking a few weeks as I was looking and finally got another Jeep after selling my XJ many years ago. I bought it built as is with only 24k on the odometer, not a spot of rust, and a 5 speed. My first upgrade will be D44 axle and a re gear. I wasn't going to buy an X but the low miles sold me. Its currently sitting on D30/35 with 3.07's. Pretty doggy around town, but figured for the low price I paid I can do alot of upgrades before I hit the prices of the Rubi's in the area. Luckily being an ASE certified master tech I can do it all myself.

    I'm currently looking at the Core44 complete assembly for ease of installation for the rear and a simple re-gear for the front, but definitely open to recommendations.

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  2. Rob5589

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    Nice Jeep! Welcome aboard!
     
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    Very nice, indeed! Desert Jeeps don't generally have any rust, so if it lived there all its life, I can see why. Love the look. And welcome to WTJF!
     
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  4. Nimbley

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    It was previously registered in Nebraska but suspect it was owned by snowbirds that left it in a garage here in the winter home.
     
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    Wow, that thing looks clean! Congrats on the purchase.

    How do you like it compared to your old XJ (I came from an XJ as well)?

    Have you had the top and doors off yet?
     
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    The fender flare is painted, looks cool.
     
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    Nice Jeep! Welcome aboard. I like the color! :)
     
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  8. Nimbley

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    I loved my XJ but always wanted a real Jeep. The Cherokee was a great little rig when I had two small kids though. I only found two things it couldn't conquer, a 4 foot snow bank and quicksand. It was still running strong with 395K on the power train when I sold it.

    I haven't had the top off yet and only took the doors off to check the hinge pins. Once winter rolls around it'll be topless for sure.
     
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  9. Nimbley

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    From the factory. That was part of the Freedom package.
     
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    Nimbley I already like you. You mean TJ is the real jeep, right?
     
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  11. Nimbley

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    Or at least the "last" real Jeep. LOL
     
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    Looks like a really clean TJ. I haven’t seen many of the Freedom Package ones around my area. Congrats!


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    A little better pic taken on Mt Lemmon today. IMG_0725.JPG .
     
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    Looks Great! Really like the tires and rims......
     
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