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Old 12-01-2012, 06:45 PM   #1
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Hello my name is Uncle Shooter (John) and I am now the proud owner of an 08 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited in leaf green color. Only had 44k miles on it and has a Warn front bumper and power winch. Has a catback FlowMaster exhaust system installed.

It is replacing my beloved 94 Bronco which is fine but suffering the ravages of Michigan winters. I have the Bronco all fixed up the way I liked it. I'm going to fix up the Rubi and I'm hoping to find some suggestions and guidance from this forum.

Got a Rugged Ridge Black Roll Bar Fire Extinguisher Holder for it with the proper type extinguisher. So far it appears to be smarter than me and still is half installed. ;-)

Have ordered a full interior 5 piece hand grab handles and a "A" pillar switch pod with 4 switches. Ordered the Piaa windshield brackets and the Piaa xtreme light kit for it. Have been using Piaa lights since my rally car days of 25 years ago. Got a set on the Bronco they are just great.

It has a Nav system in it but lacks a thing called a "U-Connect" which gives the system the ability hand free bluetooth and use an IPod or USB thumb drive directly. Seen the U-Connect on E-Bay for $300+. The local Jeep dealership wants $780 to install one the labor was more than the unit. Probably going to go with a JVC nav unit that includes everything with a backup cam.

Going to try and find a local club and get someone to help me get started with some "introduction" to off roading.

I have a ton of questions but I'm to cruise the forum first to see what wisdom I can uncover.

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Old 12-01-2012, 06:48 PM   #2

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Old 12-01-2012, 07:33 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum and you arew already addicted. All sounds great what a project post some pics!!!
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