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Old 08-17-2010, 08:39 PM   #1
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Hi. I joined the forum a couple weeks ago. Checked in on the Maryland site, but not here. I own a 2000 TJ, original owner, my 3rd Jeep (others were 1993 Cherokee that I kind of miss, and a Grand Cherokee that I don't). I have to say this site is amazing. I am planning on going on my first Jeep Jamboree in a couple months, and the TJ is getting some small upgrades. Normally I would have my local dealer's shop do the installs, but after looking at various threads, I decided to take on some stuff myself. Just finished removing a MOPAR class 1 hitch and the stock bumper, and replacing with a Bestop HighRock 4x4 rear bumper. Removing the rusted bolts (especially those where the nuts welded to hardware inside the frame or the jugs decided to break off) was kind of a PITA. Anyway, after a lot of work getting the old stuff off and very little work installing the new bumper, I can't believe I was going to pay the shop $100-$150 over the cost of the bumper to do that install. I didn't really save any money - had to buy tools, but those are now mine. But it is really satisfying to have done that work myself, knowing, yeah, I installed that bumper. Next project is side step removal and rock slider install. So, hi, and thanks for giving me the confidence to do it myself. BTW, regarding my username, I was originally from Wisconsin, and my TJ is green. During football season, it will be wearing either Packer helmut magnets or magnetic Packer emblems on the doors. It does not have a name, but if it did, I would probably call it Brett.

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Old 08-17-2010, 11:03 PM   #3
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welcome. post some pics of your tj up.
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:25 PM   #4
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:34 PM   #5
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:05 AM   #6
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Welcome. It is great to own some tools and do some of the work yourself. The more you attempt the more you succeed.
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Old 08-18-2010, 01:38 PM   #7
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Welcome - My list of upgrades i want to do extends beyond my wallet, so now the hard part - deciding what I want most.
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Old 08-18-2010, 01:45 PM   #8
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Welcome! Tools and satiication are the payment for do it yourselfers. And eventually it is money saved.
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Welcome! Congratz on your own improvements. It is always much more rewarding to do something yourself. Not only do you save money(most of the time). Its just awesome to go and say, I did that!

If you are ever in Rockville, don't be afraid to say hi
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Bel Air in Harford County
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Old 08-21-2010, 07:12 AM   #13
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Hope this works. First time posting a picture. My 2000 TJ with the factory steps. Rear bumper already replaced. Will post another pic when I replace steps with rock sliders. I think upgrade to 31" offroad tires will be next.
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Welcome from Aberdeen, MD. When I wave to a Jeep that looks just like mine, it might be you.
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Old 08-21-2010, 01:39 PM   #17
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Welcome from Aberdeen, MD. When I wave to a Jeep that looks just like mine, it might be you.
Most mornings I drop my kid off at Arena Club and head into APG on 22. Green TJ with soft top. Will have my new Packers helmet magnets for the door soon.
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Old 08-22-2010, 12:17 PM   #18
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This weekend I removed the factory side steps and Sahara side trim. Installed Olympic rock sliders with side step (for my wife and kid - the kid loves it to climb into the jeep). Link to pic on imageshack.[IMG][img=http://a.imageshack.us/img441/8774/olympicrocksliderinstal.th.jpg][/IMG]
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Welcome - My list of upgrades i want to do extends beyond my wallet, so now the hard part - deciding what I want most.
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