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Hi Fellas. I'm new to the Jeep world. I graduated from college just over a year ago and bought a new 2012 Mustang GT out of the gate. Wanted a fast car. Well that fun came and has grown old not to mention it has given me nothing but problems. It's getting lemon lawed. I'm looking to replace it with a JK. I came here to get some information before I make a purchase. I'm looking at another 2-3 weeks before making a purchase so any advice on what to look for would be appreciated. I'm not new to the off road world by any means. I had an old 86 F-150 that was lifted back in High School but I've been out of it for the last 5-6 years now.
 

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Welcome to JKO and it really depends on what you're going or planing to do. Meaning how you plan to use the Jeep.

Going to be light off road duty. Maybe some trips to Tellico and a couple of places in Tennessee. It'll mostly be a street queen but my intentions are to keep it plenty capable at the same time as it will see some off road use.
 

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Welcome Super Genius! (Wile E. Coyote, . . .)

I personally suggest a 2 door 6 speed on 35s, but you may not like that.

Share your feelings with the group. There's no judgment here, and you're in a safe place. (If you believe that, might I suggest a domesticated unicorn?)
The more information you share, the more completely we can misinform you while we bicker about 2dr vs 4dr, manual vs auto, RK vs EVO vs bacon . . . actually, nothing beats bacon.

But seriously, tell us what you want to accomplish, and we will give you our opinions free of charge.
Also, look at what people in your region are running, and ask them if they're happy with their setups.
 

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Welcome, and Tellico has been closed. :)
What?!? Since when? I used to go riding dirt bikes there back in the day. You can tell I've been out of it a while :/

As for what I'm wanting...

Currently I know I want an Unlimited Rubicon with an Auto Tranny. I'm 6'8" and as much as I enjoy rowing gears the clutch in the Wrangler sits in a location that with my long legs I can't stretch my left leg out when cruising. I can shift gears fine but I wouldn't be comfortable driving a Manual. Manuals also kind of suck when off roading from what I remember.

I work as a Mechanical Engineer for a construction company and sometimes have to haul clients around so the 4 doors would be nice as well as the trunk space for my gear.
 

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Maybe some trips to Tellico and a couple of places in Tennessee.
Dammit. I got really REALLY excited for a second there. I was wondering how I could've missed the news that Tellico was reopening.

I'm guessing you're out in West NC. Uwharrie is a great spot for fun, light wheeling. And I think there's a park in Hickory... I know there's an ECORS race over there anyway.

Anyways, welcome.
 
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