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post #1 of 8 Old 01-17-2020, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
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I've been trolling for a couple of weeks and thought I'd say hello. I bought an '08 X 2 door a couple of months ago and only wish I had gotten one sooner! It's a manual with 3.73 gears, very much stock with 265 tires instead of the 255's. I have some modest upgrades in mind including a 2.5 inch lift, maybe a gearing change and/or a Rubicon trans case swap, probably a selectable locker in the rear and either a ls or torq locker in front. It's only money right? I thought I originally wanted a TJ but it seems that all the ones I looked at in central Texas were overpriced. Truthfully, after I test drove the 08, I didn't feel so bad about the 'minivan' engine, as it seems to pull ok and is relatively comfortable and quiet with the hard top. Not normally this long-winded. Hi!
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post #2 of 8 Old 01-18-2020, 04:38 AM
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Welcome. Enjoy your new ride.

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Now back to a 2013 JKU Rubicon with "stuff", planning 37's with minimal lift.

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post #3 of 8 Old 01-18-2020, 08:53 AM
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tl/dr

saw picture , tho'

killer 2 door JK.

Welcome to the forum & thanks for including a picture of that sweet rig in your first post.





(fwiw, nothing horrid about the 3.8l ; read around = you'll learn it's to do w/ the transmissions FCA opted to mate the thing)



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post #4 of 8 Old 01-18-2020, 10:56 AM
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Welcome to the forum.

I also have an '08 yella 2-door.

Think there's pics of it on here somewheres ...
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My Trailer Queen don't ride on one ... it pulls one.
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post #5 of 8 Old 01-18-2020, 02:35 PM
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Welcome to the forum and congratulations to your new to you Jeep.

2011 Sahara Tan Rubicon 6 Speed
TR HD17 Beadlocks, BFGoodrich A/T KO2 34x10.50R17, Teraflex HD Tire Carrier, Clayton 2.5" Overland Plus Lift, Fox 2.0 reservoir shocks, and more to come...
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post #6 of 8 Old 01-20-2020, 01:36 AM
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Congrats on your purchase - you've made a great choice. Make sure to show us some more pictures, when you have a chance.
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post #7 of 8 Old 01-20-2020, 05:52 AM
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post #8 of 8 Old 01-20-2020, 10:49 AM
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welcom to the forum, fellow 08'er here as well

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