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Air Randy
12-25-2013, 05:09 PM
Meanie was a great rig but is now headed to a new home in Kansas City, MO! Time to move on to something else.

akingf5371
12-25-2013, 08:02 PM
He will be missed!

J Kimmel
12-25-2013, 08:04 PM
Bummer dude

ScaldedDog
12-25-2013, 08:07 PM
Randy, are you thinking a JK? I've been considering something similar...

Mark

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farnhamstj
12-25-2013, 08:13 PM
uzj100?

Air Randy
12-26-2013, 09:53 AM
Probably a Rubicon X Unlimited, they just came out with that version for the 2014 MY. It's the 4 door version with all the std rubicon stuff but it has a different hood, higher clearance/angle steel bumpers. I can throw a winch on this rig, a 2" lift and some slightly larger tires/wheels for wheeling.

If Toyota had a legitimate equivalent I would consider it, but they really don't.

nattybumppo
12-26-2013, 11:33 AM
If Toyota had a legitimate equivalent I would consider it, but they really don't.

Sad but true.

mikeyhcrana
12-26-2013, 12:31 PM
Randy, are you thinking a JK? I've been considering something similar...

Mark

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If Toyota had a legitimate equivalent I would consider it, but they really don't.
I need a vomit emoji.

AxleIke
12-26-2013, 02:50 PM
Probably a Rubicon X Unlimited, they just came out with that version for the 2014 MY. It's the 4 door version with all the std rubicon stuff but it has a different hood, higher clearance/angle steel bumpers. I can throw a winch on this rig, a 2" lift and some slightly larger tires/wheels for wheeling.

If Toyota had a legitimate equivalent I would consider it, but they really don't.

Thats a great rig!!

Now, who wants to take bets on how long it STAYS with 2" of lift and "slightly larger tires".... :D:D:D:D:lmao:

nattybumppo
12-26-2013, 02:58 PM
Thats a great rig!!

Now, who wants to take bets on how long it STAYS with 2" of lift and "slightly larger tires".... :D:D:D:D:lmao:

I wouldn't even bet a penny on that!

DaveInDenver
12-26-2013, 03:59 PM
Don't they come with 32" tires from Jeep? So slightly larger doesn't exactly mean little Hilux 29" tires to start...

FJCDan
12-26-2013, 04:56 PM
sad to see Meanie go. That was a very nice rig.

Air Randy
12-26-2013, 07:51 PM
Thats a great rig!!

Now, who wants to take bets on how long it STAYS with 2" of lift and "slightly larger tires".... :D:D:D:D:lmao:

Now just to be clear, it comes with decent clearance and 33" tires. If I put 2" of additional lift I can run 35's without impacting the on road gearing, handling and ride height too much. I would probably buy 4 bead lock wheels and put the 35's on them and only run them when off roading like in Moab. The rest of the time I would run the tires and wheels that came on it.

FJ 432
12-27-2013, 09:36 AM
You will love it. Bought a 10A JK this year. The new motor is amazing.

MisledYouth
12-27-2013, 11:27 AM
My brother used to work for Nemesis Industries before he moved into the Toyota world. If you need any cool goodies, hit them up. Their armor packages are stupid strong and light. Rob knows what he's doing. His shop truck, Dixie, is pretty nuts, and doesn't look too crazy like the Offroad Evolution builds.

MisledYouth
12-27-2013, 11:31 AM
I'd be interested in something like Rob's Billy Rockers if someone wants to produce them for a 40 :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CojkNpYMwGc

Jenny Cruiser
12-27-2013, 09:37 PM
Nice. :cool:

MisledYouth
12-27-2013, 09:44 PM
I figure we can trust a Land Cruiser person to at least build a Jeep correctly. I ran into a guy at Moab Hill last week that had 3.07 gears and 33's. He carried a spare clutch for wheeling. Nice guy, but holy crap. People's lack of ability to prioritize mods correctly really drives me nuts. If you're gonna put tires on, do it right.

Caribou Sandstorm
12-28-2013, 07:12 AM
Randy, I heard they were coming out with a diesel in 2014. Have you researched that as an option?

RockRunner
12-30-2013, 10:17 PM
Sorry Randy and Dee, that was a fun capable rig set up for terrain or weather. Guy is getting a great rig just don't let him know that I drove it, you may be asked for a refund :rolleyes: Got a really nice 4Runner if you are interested:D Take care and have a great New Year, will get together sometime soon.


Diesel will be in the wrangler in 2016, you can get it in the Cherokee in 2014. They are great motors, I have driven Gary W's several times and it is very nice and smooth. Also quit with a good amount of power and a clean pipe.

Once the 16 wranglers come out it will be interested to see how the wheelers will react. Gas prices were $0.70 cheaper than diesel at my house and on average $0.45, that is to much for most people unless you have to have a diesel like we do,

What looks good are the 1500 pickups with diesels in them, have been reading some great reports. For the average owner it may just be the best of both worlds.

RedCreeper
12-31-2013, 11:09 AM
HA! and you guys make fun of me for owning a JEEP!


nah nah

Nice choice by the way.

Air Randy
01-02-2014, 08:14 AM
Randy, I heard they were coming out with a diesel in 2014. Have you researched that as an option?

That's what I really wanted and had also heard that they might be available in the Wrangler for 2014. Unfortunately they decided to put it in the Grand Cherokee and see how the market accepts it before they consider putting it in any different models.

Dee has a V-6 turbo diesel in her ML320, it's essentially the same engine they are putting in the Grand Cherokee since it was developed jointly by MB and Chrysler. It has great power, is very quiet and gets 30+ mpg on the highway.

However, the other thing I heard from the Jeep sales manager is that 2014 will be the last year for the solid front axle in the Wrangler. They will supposedly go with an IFS type front axle in 2015, but I am always a little dubious of the accuracy of info like this. We'll see.

Fishy
01-02-2014, 10:49 AM
Dee has a V-6 turbo diesel in her ML320, it's essentially the same engine they are putting in the Grand Cherokee since it was developed jointly by MB and Chrysler. It has great power, is very quiet and gets 30+ mpg on the highway.


We just looked at a R320 MB with that diesel in it. It's the minivan/wagon version. Any other input on that engine?

We're in the market for a new to us family ride because Michelle's Honda was the victim of a nasty hit and run downtown. Thankfully, her and the kids were not in the van. She was volunteering just before Christmas for the Dolls for Daughters event. Someone plowed into the van, took the time to leave a bogus note with fake phone number and drove off. Denver PD wouldn't even take a report or come to the scene. Van has been in the shop ever since. Merry Christmas to us. :rolleyes: It's just metal and plastic though, so who cares? It can all be replaced.

Air Randy
01-02-2014, 05:50 PM
We just looked at a R320 MB with that diesel in it. It's the minivan/wagon version. Any other input on that engine?

We're in the market for a new to us family ride because Michelle's Honda was the victim of a nasty hit and run downtown. Thankfully, her and the kids were not in the van. She was volunteering just before Christmas for the Dolls for Daughters event. Someone plowed into the van, took the time to leave a bogus note with fake phone number and drove off. Denver PD wouldn't even take a report or come to the scene. Van has been in the shop ever since. Merry Christmas to us. :rolleyes: It's just metal and plastic though, so who cares? It can all be replaced.

Its been a really good engine. Were at 80K+ on it (2007 model year) and other than oil & air filter changes the only other repair was to replace a defective cam position sensor at 50K miles.

simps80
01-03-2014, 09:08 AM
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However, the other thing I heard from the Jeep sales manager is that 2014 will be the last year for the solid front axle in the Wrangler. They will supposedly go with an IFS type front axle in 2015, but I am always a little dubious of the accuracy of info like this. We'll see.

http://www.fourwheeler.com/news/1402-drivelines-march-2013/

This Just In
• We are not sure whether Automotive News got this right, but one of its reporters, after interviewing Jeep Chief Mike Manley, thought Manley was hinting that the next generation Wrangler would have (are you sitting down?) IFS. The change would be done in the name of fuel economy; IFS is lighter than a solid axle. “We’re already in an environment where it’s a challenge to produce a vehicle in that way, and it’s going to get harder,” Manley said of the solid-axle Wrangler. “What I can tell you is that the vehicle is absolutely fundamental to our DNA, and it’s going to become progressively harder to make sure that the vehicle meets all of the standards that are required for it.” AN says the change, if it happens, will come when the Wrangler is revised for 2016. However, we have more background information than our colleagues at AN, and we bet it won’t be as bad as what they inferred.

J Kimmel
01-03-2014, 09:30 AM
I read that too.

sounds like no doubt it will remain solid axle for the foreseeable future

ScaldedDog
01-03-2014, 09:31 AM
“What I can tell you is that the vehicle is absolutely fundamental to our DNA, and it’s going to become progressively harder to make sure that the vehicle meets all of the standards that are required for it.”

More CAFE nonsense.

Mark

MtnAddict
01-04-2014, 11:55 AM
Bummer Randy, I loved that thing. Kristy will be sad to hear this...

Kristy wheeling Meanie in Moab a few years ago:
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Air Randy
01-04-2014, 03:24 PM
Yep, the Meanie made it easy for anyone to do almost any obstacle.

nakman
02-12-2014, 09:01 PM
Now you can buy it back for $22k. http://www.autotraderclassics.com/classic-car/1969-Toyota-Land+Cruiser-1341682.xhtml?conversationId=107221

Fishy
02-12-2014, 09:06 PM
Wow...... that didn't last long with the new owner. Hopefully it gets back in the hands of someone who will hang on to it.