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      09-16-2013, 01:23 PM   #1
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My New Toy

Winter is coming and we all know the Z doesn't really cut it in the cold weather. So I got me another toy, thoughts?















Planning on doing a dual photo shoot soon, will definitely be a contrast
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Your convertible doesn't cut it in cold weather so you bought another convertible. Got it.
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Sweet. Those are fun
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Looks nice, but I like 4DR version better...
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Your convertible doesn't cut it in cold weather so you bought another convertible. Got it.
No, I bought a 4X4 convertible that functions in the cold, the snow and just about anything else you throw at it. There's a lot of power coming from my M's rear wheels, snow? forget it, cold asphalt? Lot's of wheel spin and Black Ice? Yeah. Plus it would get all dirty and shit with the sand and whatever. This is a replacement for a 10 year old Land Rover that went to a better place.
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No, I bought a 4X4 convertible that functions in the cold, the snow and just about anything else you throw at it. There's a lot of power coming from my M's rear wheels, snow? forget it, cold asphalt? Lot's of wheel spin and Black Ice? Yeah. Plus it would get all dirty and shit with the sand and whatever. This is a replacement for a 10 year old Land Rover that went to a better place.
Black ice is a hazard in any vehicle, regardless of size and driving wheels. Snow tires would solve everything else, save ground clearance. My tuned 135i was a snow monster with snows on it.

That aside, I completely understand why you bought it (to keep your baby clean). It's a fun secondary vehicle and a capable off-roader. Do you think you may miss some of the space and utility of a real SUV like your rover was?
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Black ice is a hazard in any vehicle, regardless of size and driving wheels. Snow tires would solve everything else, save ground clearance. My tuned 135i was a snow monster with snows on it.

That aside, I completely understand why you bought it (to keep your baby clean). It's a fun secondary vehicle and a capable off-roader. Do you think you may miss some of the space and utility of a real SUV like your rover was?
Oh absolutely, went to Costco yesterday and well, yeah storage is an issue. Also the Rover was more of a real SUV, this one is definitely a Jeep, but seems like we will have fun in it. Just have to get used to the ride dynamics.
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Did you consider the Unlimited? It would have probably solved a portion of the space issue..
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Lift kit, 37" tires, new front/rear bumper, winch and you're all set (omitted a few things for brevity).

And get some dirt on that thing, Jeeps are meant to be dirty.
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Did you consider the Unlimited? It would have probably solved a portion of the space issue..
Actually I didn't, I really like the 2 door traditional styling and there are only two of us anyways. But I really did not take into consideration the space issue. Will have to play around dropping the rear seats or maybe even taking them off as we will not be using them. We'll see. Already looking for an exhaust and other accessories, LOL The Mod bug has hit me, again!
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getting new wheels and tires for sure, but no lift, this thing is a lease and dont want headaches, been there done that. LOL
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Get the MOPAR kit and you'll be fine with the lease. That's what my coworker did.
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