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I come to you guys on a jump from redlineforums.com

This Friday I'll be trading in the best car I've ever owned, a 2004 Saturn Ion Redline. I'd never get rid of it, but I'm now a family man and it's not exactly practical for me.

I'll be taking possession of a 2012 Compass Limited, and have to tell you, the prospect of this car has definitely eased some of the pain at saying goodbye to what I consider my youth!

I'm looking forward to owning a Jeep as my only other cars were Saturns.

Any tips or advice is appreciated, and while I'll probably not visit often, I'm glad to be here and proud to be (soon) a member of the Jeep family!

I've got a lot to learn.....
 

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welcome! Who says you have to get rid of your youth! ... i still have my 350hp mustang... and act like a teenager when the mood hits me :spinning::eyebrows: I hope you enjoy your compass, i'm on my 2nd one and still love them (i had to get rid of the other one because it was manual and the wife cant drive stick). I got to test out the 4x4 on the automatic recently with a freak snow storm for Halloween and it passed with flying colors.:wjeep:
 

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Welcome to the club. My 07 is my 1st Jeep too & like it so far. Just wait a little while and when $$ is better u can go back and get urself a new toy.
 

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Hahahah i knew there was a reason why i liked you IRSmart! :D

hehe here the specs of my baby
01 DHG Mustang Bullitt 300 rwhp 310rwtq
Mods: Ford Racing: 373s, Alum D/S, 24lb injectors, MRT Street Smart CAI; VT stage 2 Heads and Cams, BBK: LT Headers,
Catted X-pipe, Spintech Prostreet Mufflers, Steeda: Shifter, Pulleys; Xeon Head/FogLights; Pioneer AVIC-x710BT
 

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Hahahah i knew there was a reason why i liked you IRSmart! :D
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hehe here the specs of my baby
01 DHG Mustang Bullitt 300 rwhp 310rwtq
Mods: Ford Racing: 373s, Alum D/S, 24lb injectors, MRT Street Smart CAI; VT stage 2 Heads and Cams, BBK: LT Headers,
Catted X-pipe, Spintech Prostreet Mufflers, Steeda: Shifter, Pulleys; Xeon Head/FogLights; Pioneer AVIC-x710BT[/QUOTE]
yours will pull a little harder than mine, mine's a little less aggressive, but they're fun none the less. and what do you need a compass for? it looks like your mustang is already a 4x4 :rotfl:

External appearance mods:

•Mach 1 shaker hood (functional) with Mach 1 hood stripe
•99/01 Cobra front bumper with painted grill insert and a Mach 1 chin spoiler to simulate Mach 1 front end
•Painted trunk insert black
•Sequential tail lights with LED bulbs with 45 LEDs in each bulb
•LED license plate bulbs
•No drill front license plate holder
•Black vinyl MUSTANG letters in rear bumper
•14" shorty antenna


Interior mods:

•Mach 1 gauge cluster
•IUP (interior upgrade package): adds larger tilting headrests, silver dash pieces, and bright peddles. Only OEM Ford option my car didn't come with, so I added it
•JVC touch screen single CD/DVD player
•JVC ipod cable
•JVC Bluetooth kit
•Colored MUSTANG logo on glove box silver
•LEDs in map lights


Exhaust mods:

•Pypes stainless steel longtube headers
•Pypes stainless steel off-road midpipe
•Flowmaster Super 40 stainless steel cat back


Transmission:

•TR3650 5 speed transmission swap from an 02 GT doner car
•SPEC Stage 1 clutch
•Lightweight flywheel
•UPR triple hook quadrant
•BBK Firewall adjuster


Suspension & wheels:

•Front wheels: stock 17"x8" Bullitt rims wrapped in Yokohama S.drive 245/45ZR17
•Rear wheels: American Muscle 17"x10.5" Bullitt replica rims wrapped in Nitto NT05 315/35ZR17
•Powerslot slotted rotors
•EBC Redstuff ceramic pads
•Steeda Mach 1 front strut tower bar
•Bilstein shocks/struts
•H&R Super Sport lowering springs for convertible
•BBK offset steering rack bushings
•Steeda bumpsteer kit
•Polyurethane spring isolators
•Full-length subframe connectors


Misc:

•Canned performance tune for my SCT XCAL-3
•Rewired convertible top so it will go up and down without pulling e-brake
•Rewired passenger side window to have same one-touch down operation as driver's side window
•Rewired foglights so they do not go off with the high-beams
•Redline Tuning gas presurized hood struts
 

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it looks like your mustang is already a 4x4 :rotfl:
lol you know alot of guys in my area that drive them in the snow.... i honestly dont know how the heck they do it. On time i tried to drive mine in the rain, and the damn thing kept on breaking lose.... i was like "yup you are not a daily driver" lol
 

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lol you know alot of guys in my area that drive them in the snow.... i honestly dont know how the heck they do it. On time i tried to drive mine in the rain, and the damn thing kept on breaking lose.... i was like "yup you are not a daily driver" lol
i have the same deep dish as you, just the anthrecite rims not the black ones. i just put a set of nitto nt05 tires on the rear. they get squirly in the cold, let alone in the rain.

i'm pretty sure we have successfully hijacked this thread with talk about a completely different brand :rotfl:
 

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oh, and williams, i'm not too far from you (i go to the gettysburg outlets all the time). if you have any questions about your jeep, don't hesitate to stop by!
 

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Hey there williams83 and welcome to the forum, glad to have you join us! So when do you pick up your Jeep? We'd love to see some pics when you get it! What options/features did you go with? Great people and info here, so any help you need, just ask and I hope you enjoy the site! :Hey:

- Cherokee
 

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Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone! (and the slight hijacking, but that's ok, haha)

I just picked it up today, it's the dark silver metallic color. It's a limited with the freedom drive and sun and sound package with the 430N media center. I don't know the vehicle well enough yet to specify any other unique options it has.

I noticed that it doesn't have remote start, which is something that i was under the impression was standard. I blame myself for not doing the right research. Can anybody guesstimate how much it'd cost to have it dealer installed?

I did a lot of aftermarket stuff to my Redline and would rather steer clear of anything like that at this point. I had remote start in my 2nd car, but that was a long time ago and was already out of warranty and the Redline obviously wouldn't allow one.

I'm really loving it so far and will be happy to post some pictures as soon as I can. I already have a K&N filter to put in tomorrow, as I read on here that it'll benefit.

IRSmart, that'd be great. I'm VERY new to the whole jeep scene, let alone non-car world. I'm glad I'm here, though, and look forward to driving Jeeps for a long time to come.
 

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as odd as this sounds, remote start is standard on the latitude, but when you move up to the limited, it is no longer standard. why? i have no idea. but you can add the factory remote start if you want. it's nicer than the aftermarket (even though anyone selling the aftermarket will tell you otherwise) but it is more expensive.

Mopar remote start system
 
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