Category Archives: Offroad

No Time

Well I can now say officially:  I HAVE NO SPARE TIME!

Between work and school I’m running ragged right now.  I thought I’d be able to work on this site a bit, but that’s not going to happen for a while.  The kitchen remodel I started a few years ago—still on hold.  I need to win the lottery or something.

On the bright side I’ve been able to take the Jeep out three times in Louisiana and once in Kentucky.  It did great each time.  Still, there’s so much I’d love to do to it to make it even more capable.  That of course requires money, so for now most of what I want will have to wait.  There are greater priorities at the moment.

New Tires Installed

The stock Goodyear Wrangler ST tires are off and some BFG Mud Terrain KM2 tires are on.  The new size is 255/85-16 and measures out to about 4 inches larger than the stock ones.  Definitely makes a difference in the look and overall feel of the Jeep.  The ride is great for them being a mud tire.  Very little noise, even at 60mph with the top down.  I have them at 30psi and so far there isn’t a big difference is ride quality either.  You do feel a bit of rumble at slow speeds in parking lots, but that’s it.

Finally bought a Jeep!

It only took me 15 years or so to do, but I finally bought a Jeep Wrangler.  Purchased new on 02.19.2010 from Brian Harris Jeep in Baton Rouge.  I sold my 2007 Honda Accord earlier in the week and planned on running the Blazer for a few months until I paid off some bills.  However the Blazer seems to have some issues creeping up, partly from age and partly from neglect during the past 3 years.  It might even need a new transmission and I don’t have the cash lying around to do that, so that coupled with a really good deal on the JK made the purchase decision for me.

I was actually looking at a used 2007 model that had 49K miles, but the new one was similarly equipped (only missing the 17″ tire group, which I planned on changing anyway) and a mere $1500 more. Coupled with the fact that no one has beat this one before (I’ve put all but 1 or 2 miles on it) and the way better interest rate on the “new car” loan, it was an easy choice.

2010 Jeep Wrangler Sport 2-door (JK):

  • 3.8l V6
  • 6-speed manual
  • 4wd
  • 3.73 axel ratios
  • AC
  • White exterior, grey interior, black soft-top

I purposedly bought the base model (only options: $50 axle upgrade, $895 AC) expecting to make some major upgrades in the near future.

Planned Upgrades:

I’ll get some better pictures up in a few days, but until then here’s some teaser pics in stock form.  Sorry about the quality, they were taken the night I brought it home.

Yay!  New toy!!!   2010 Jeep Wrangler JK (4WD, 6spd manual) 2010 Jeep Wrangler JK (4WD, 6spd manual)