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Old 03-17-2012, 10:17 AM   #1
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My first JEEP

Hey everyone. Just wanted to introduce myself as a brand new member of this forum and first time JEEP owner.

I've wanted a JEEP WRANGLER since I was 16. Yesterday I bought a 2010 Wrangler Sport. It only had 8000 miles on it. The original owner put in some brand of cold air intake and a few goodies on the front end. I've been looking around the internet and see all kinds of things I want to do with it. The first things I need to do are pretty (I assume) basic and fundamental. Learn to fold the soft top back. Totally remove the soft top, and of course removing those doors. Please excuse my poor cell phone pic - but its better than nothing. Thanks for looking, and I look forward to learning a lot from these forums.
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Old 03-17-2012, 10:20 AM   #2
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Welcome!

Folding down the soft top is super easy. Doors, that's pretty easy too. But me being short and small, I have to have help with those.
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welcome to wf and congrats on the jeep! try not to get addicted to modifying it like I have in the last 2 weeks of ownership. good luck with everything.
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........and so it begins....... You'll have a blast. Enjoy your new Jeep.

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Old 03-17-2012, 10:24 AM   #6
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This video's for a 4-door, but it's the same principle:

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Congrats and welcome to the forum. Can't help you with the soft top stuff as I don't have one, but I know there is a detailed video on YouTube showing how to take it down properly. As for the doors, just remove the torx bolts in the bottom of each hinge (T40 or T45 if I remember right), disconnect the wiring harness from the kick panel area, remove the limiting strap from the hook, open the door around 90 degrees, lift it off. Of course, make sure your windows are down prior to doing this and make sure you don't let go of that door once you take the limiting strap off or you may end up with a nice dent in your cowl panel. And make sure you have a place to put them.

Regarding the hinge bolts, the reason I don't recall exactly which size the torx bolt is is because I never put the bolts back in after removing them the first time. Lol.

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Old 03-17-2012, 10:33 AM   #8
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You need a T-50 Torx for the doors. And make sure you put some white lithium grease on your hinge pins, so you can remove the doors easily in the future.
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congrats on the new purchase and welcome to the forum! there's a TON of information on here... good luck and have fun with all your mods!

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Old 03-17-2012, 10:34 AM   #10
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Oh yeah, and turn your rearview mirror upside down; you'll have a better view out the rear of your Jeep.
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Congrats and welcome!

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Old 03-17-2012, 10:39 AM   #12
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Old 03-17-2012, 10:41 AM   #13
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You guys don't mess around. I just peaked back in and you have already shared so much info. I appreciate it! Alright..it is 73 degrees out. My daughter and I have to go ride around in my jeep now. Cheers!
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Congrats on the Jeep and welcome to the Forum. Quadratec is a great place to start looking and planning your next 20 or so weekends!
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Old 03-17-2012, 11:06 AM   #15
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You need a T-50 Torx for the doors. And make sure you put some white lithium grease on your hinge pins, so you can remove the doors easily in the future.
Yup, what he said. T-50 it is. And definitely do the lithium grease.
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Old 03-17-2012, 01:30 PM   #17
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Welcome, Grats on the Jeep, I just put my soft top on for the first time yesterday, came in some boxes from the dealership with no directions (as if I would have read them) anyways was pretty easy to figure out but I am incredibly smart..



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On a side note, totally unrelated If anyone see's a brand new soft top on the 465 in Indiana let me know where....
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Old 03-17-2012, 02:27 PM   #18
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Congrats Matt, great looking Jeep!

Now go hit the trails.
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Old 03-17-2012, 02:56 PM   #19
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Today was a perfect day for riding around. I pulled the top down no problem. The video was perfect. My daughter took a picture of dad driving, and I took a picture of her in the parking lot where I took down the top. It just kept getting sunnier, and warmer here in the DC area so I had to test it out. We rode all over. Had a great time. Getting that top back on was a little tough. I had to climb up in the middle of the jeep to get it pulled all of the way to the front. I couldn't seem to muscle it by myself standing on one side, lol. Should I be admitting that? Anyways, your help made my second day as JEEP owner very memorable. I'm definitely hooked.
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Today was a perfect day for riding around. I pulled the top down no problem. The video was perfect. My daughter took a picture of dad driving, and I took a picture of her in the parking lot where I took down the top. It just kept getting sunnier, and warmer here in the DC area so I had to test it out. We rode all over. Had a great time. Getting that top back on was a little tough. I had to climb up in the middle of the jeep to get it pulled all of the way to the front. I couldn't seem to muscle it by myself standing on one side, lol. Should I be admitting that? Anyways, your help made my second day as JEEP owner very memorable. I'm definitely hooked.
Nice! It truly is an addiction.

Also just noticed that your Jeep has 18" Sahara wheels and tires on it instead of the standard 16" or 17" wheels that come with the Sports.
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Welcome Matt 24, cool looking ride>>> congrats. p.s. I thought that the JK soft top was a little tougher than my TJ's also. Your not alone there..
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Nice! It truly is an addiction.

Also just noticed that your Jeep has 18" Sahara wheels and tires on it instead of the standard 16" or 17" wheels that come with the Sports.
Really? Cool. The dealership didn't mention they were anything special. The original owner must have done that, as well as put a new little front end tow piece (not sure what it is called) w/ some extra fog lights(?), and a cold air intake. It was a 2010 and only had 8000 miles on it, so I'm guessing it was a play vehicle for the first owner. This was my first day riding around in the beautiful weather and I'm definitely hooked.
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Really? Cool. The dealership didn't mention they were anything special. The original owner must have done that, as well as put a new little front end tow piece (not sure what it is called) w/ some extra fog lights(?), and a cold air intake. It was a 2010 and only had 8000 miles on it, so I'm guessing it was a play vehicle for the first owner. This was my first day riding around in the beautiful weather and I'm definitely hooked.
Well, the 18s are cool until you decide to put larger tires on them. Then your wallet will let out a blood-curdling cry! Of course, its easy enough to go to a smaller diameter wheel.

From looking at the pics, you appear to have some sort of aftermarket bumper and looks like you have tail light guards as well.
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Congrats, I just got mine last week and I still smile every time I get in it. Enjoy and apologize to your pocket book as it will take a beating this season
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congrats on the purchase! great looking white jk, and welcome to WF!
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Congrats on the new jeep! It's looking good! Enjoy the great weather this week!
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Well, the 18s are cool until you decide to put larger tires on them. Then your wallet will let out a blood-curdling cry! Of course, its easy enough to go to a smaller diameter wheel.

From looking at the pics, you appear to have some sort of aftermarket bumper and looks like you have tail light guards as well.
Good observation. I just went outside, to, uhh...get something out of my Jeep (and maybe look at it one more time) and I noticed those and thought they might be another add-on. It just gets better and better.

I think the first thing I want to do (if even possible) is see if I can get some kind of step-bars installed. That would make it easier for my 7 year old to crawl in....and, of course it would look kind of cool too.

Thanks, everyone.
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Welcome to the Jeep Community

You'll have a blast with it. I'm on my 4th jeep, 3 CJs and my current 2010 Sahara. It has 44000 miles on it and I just ordered a new 2013 Rubicon on Monday. I was just getting ready to install new tires on the Sahara and found out the 275-70/18 Goodyear Duratracs were actually $5.00 cheaper then the 285-70/17 at NTB (260.00). Guess I won't spend the money with a new one on the way.
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I think the first thing I want to do (if even possible) is see if I can get some kind of step-bars installed. That would make it easier for my 7 year old to crawl in....and, of course it would look kind of cool too.

Thanks, everyone.
Look into the ACE sliders. They provide a good step and useful protection for when you offroad. There are several threads on those sliders in this section if the forum.

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