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Old 08-04-2012, 08:11 AM   #1
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Hey y'all! Im 17 and just got my first car! You guessed it. A Wrangler 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sahara to be exact. Bought it yesterday, but is in the shop getting some Mickey Thompson Baja Claws put on it. 31" I believe. No lift (going to need some kind soon, I think its going to rub on full turns) But I am so excited to be apart of this family! Thanks for having me. I might be asking alot of questions, so bear with me. Also, if you think I should get a lift, or even a spacer TELL ME! Pictures will be posted as soon as i get it back later this afternoon.

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Old 08-04-2012, 08:40 AM   #2
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:52 AM   #3
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Welcome Aboard, neighbor.

THis is a great place to hangout, learn a lot, and meet some mighty-nice folks.

Enjoy the ride.

Oh...and stop calling it a "car"

Be safe and be careful....you can do things in your Jeep that your friends cant do in their cars...and they can do things that you cant. Short wheel base is a wholre different critter than most vehicles and takes some getting used to.

But its fun.

As for mods...My personal opinion is to leave it the hell alone for at least 6-months. Figure out how it all works as-is and get some experience with it. THEN make more informed choices on what you want to do to it.
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:39 PM   #6
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Thanks guys! And I apologize. It is a JEEP
I have a newbie question.. how the hell do i post pictures? :|
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:42 PM   #7
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Welcome, looks good. Thanks for sharing pics...
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:40 PM   #9
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Looks good. Welcome to the forum.
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:43 PM   #10
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Looks well cared for.

Gratz!
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:18 PM   #11
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Yeah. It was in great condition! Bought from a guy who had a bad back and couldnt get in and out of it. One question.. How do i make the hood stay up when opened? Or is that not possible?
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:50 AM   #12
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Welcome to the forum! I think most will agree with me and say the easiest way to hold your hood up is to lay it all the way back to the windshield frame.
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:49 AM   #15
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Should I keep some kind of towel in-between the hood and the windshield? Thanks guys! I really appreciate it!
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I dont recall if my TJ had a hood-prop (the metal rod that you pivot up to prop the hood open).

I do recall several times just carefully laying the hood back against the windshield (as mentioned above). No harm done, so long as you are gentle and dont let it slip outta your hand. Placing some sort of padding between them certainly cant hurt.

While you are tinkering around under the hood: The box that has the airfilter in it (we call it an airbox) has a funky trumpet look'n thingy on it. We call that a "trumpet" cuz we likes to get all creative and sh_t.

It has that shape to facilitate cooling the intake air and thats why you dont gain much by adding an after-market cold-air-intake gadget.

Anyhow...my personal recommendation is to rotate the inlet of the trumpet downward to an angle...I think I had mine at like 7-O'Clock or something like that. My reasoning: Just in case a decent sized puddle were to sneak up and fing itself under me while I was innocently motoring along (cuz I would never intentionally play in puddles )...and just in case a BUNCH of H2O accidentally got itself splashed up inside my engine compartment. The trumpet angled downward would be LESS likely to funel water into the airbox.

A little water aint gonna hurt you. A lot of water will. Im not exactly sure where the fine line in that destinguishes enough and too much.

Thats just MY perference. Others with more experience will likely have better advice.
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:13 AM   #17
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Thanks for the advice! I sure as hell will take it! I appreciate everything guys! Cant wait to have some fun Headed to Brenham right now. 12:13am but almost there. Only an hour drive. Thanks for the help!
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:25 AM   #18
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Very nice looking jeep! Interior looks like it is great shape.

Sounds like you are getting some good advice also.

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