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Old 05-21-2013, 12:16 AM   #181
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Saw a nevada state police f150 today with rockstar wheels. Nice to see tax dollars going to bling.
Try again. Confiscated vehicle they are now using instead of purchasing a new one.....saving your tax dollars. Sometimes they auction them, sometimes they use them. Either way it's a win win situation unless you are the one that previously owned it

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Yup, the bling is almost always confiscated stuff. Nothing to do with tax dollars, though I realize that is a popular line.

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Oh, i didnt think about that. My bad. I shouldve known better since indiana does that all the time.

I had assumed it was like the DNR trucks they use on the sand dunes here in michigan. Fully outfitted for offroad and recovery. Except they have reasonable wheels.... not rockstars.


It was a cool truck though.
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:26 PM   #184
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Out and about on a nice day in chicago. Just saw a white 2012-2013 Sahara JKU with at least 22inch white rims and white and tan custom leather interior. Jeep looked as if it had no suspension and just riding on the tires.
I saw a similar sahara not too long ago. 35s on 22's white rims, top, fenders. I called it the KKK special edition.

also on the rockstar and truck nuts note i came across this video today and it reminded me of this thread for some reason.

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I saw a similar sahara not too long ago. 35s on 22's white rims, top, fenders. I called it the KKK special edition.

also on the rockstar and truck nuts note i came across this video today and it reminded me of this thread for some reason.

As a bonafide country boy, I am pretty sure that the mess in which you linked to is perhaps societies lowest point. We are all now dumber having set through it. May God have mercy on that guys soul.
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:02 PM   #186
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As a bonafide country boy, I am pretty sure that the mess in which you linked to is perhaps societies lowest point. We are all now dumber having set through it. May God have mercy on that guys soul. [/QUOTE

Haha. I agree.
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:44 PM   #187
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also on the rockstar and truck nuts note i came across this video today and it reminded me of this thread for some reason.
Very fitting!... My wife first asked what the h*ll I was listening to, then asked me what was so funny...

Then she watched it... Or at least about a minute of it.
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I keep expecting Larry the Cable guy to pop up somewhere haha
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I really shouldn't have, but I thought it was hilarious and worth the 4 minutes of my time.
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:21 AM   #190
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that was horrible video i'm having trouble sleeping
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:13 AM   #191
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Is that a spare tire cover picture? I want one! If so, where did you get it from?
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The video is painful but that girl with the australian cleavage and the upskirt girls made it worth it. Im going to take the cotton out of my ears now.
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The worst mod(s) I've ever seen was where a guy took a JKU, replaced it with a Japanese engine, shortened it, put suicide doors in the rear, replaced the front axle with IFS, and put all new body panels on it to make it less capable offroad:

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The worst mod(s) I've ever seen was where a guy took a JKU, replaced it with a Japanese engine, shortened it, put suicide doors in the rear, replaced the front axle with IFS, and put all new body panels on it to make it less capable offroad:
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:27 PM   #195
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Modifying the stock bumpers. I added tow hooks ($100 Mopar), VDP stubby kit ($89) and am now pricing winch plates ($). For $400+ I could have gotten an aftermarket stubby bumper that was winch ready. I didn't plan ahead.
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Modifying the stock bumpers. I added tow hooks ($100 Mopar), VDP stubby kit ($89) and am now pricing winch plates ($). For $400+ I could have gotten an aftermarket stubby bumper that was winch ready. I didn't plan ahead.
Google Rancho P/N RS6239B this is our winch plate, it MAY work for you and the cost is reasonable.
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Google Rancho P/N RS6239B this is our winch plate, it MAY work for you and the cost is reasonable.
Thats a nice price and i MAY get it depending on what bumper i end up with...

But that still puts the other guy at 300 bucks with a stock bumper...
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Thats a nice price and i MAY get it depending on what bumper i end up with...

But that still puts the other guy at 300 bucks with a stock bumper...
I know. I "learned through my wallet" a lot over my Jeeping experience.
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This thread... I can't stop laughing..!
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Old 11-08-2013, 01:31 AM   #200
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So I just bought my jeep. The only damage to it is on the hood and it is something only I notice. I'm going to use the hummer hood appliqué to well cover it up, because I'm a cheap bastard. And it serves my purpose. Anyway back to the thread chrome, hate chromed out jeeps.
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So I just bought my jeep. The only damage to it is on the hood and it is something only I notice. I'm going to use the hummer hood appliqué to well cover it up, because I'm a cheap bastard. And it serves my purpose. Anyway back to the thread chrome, hate chromed out jeeps.
Get the Poison Spyder hood vent kit. It's functional and doesn't cost much more. Most importantly, laughs will be avoided.
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:53 AM   #202
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"What are the upgrades mods you would tell a friend to avoid"

None specifically, though I think throttle body spacers and bored over throttle bodies on a 6 cylinder non-diesel are sort of like throwing money away. Anyhow, other than that, I'd tell my friend to avoid people who tell you what sucks for you on your vehicle, home or person. No one is going to die if someone rolls a Jeep on 20" rims, so I wouldn't personally bother to mention it. I probably wouldn't hang out with someone who thinks that is a good idea, but then again choices have consequences and we wouldn't likely agree on other things anyhow.
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Old 11-08-2013, 10:20 AM   #203
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didn't expect the rockstar hate. I'm still considering these at 17x9 for 33x12.50s

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The only mods I’d really steer someone clear of are those of poor quality or workmanship. One of the things I love most about Wranglers is how customizable they are. Throwing good money away on crappily made products is never good. Some people are also impatient. They settle on less expensive mods instead of saving for a while longer to get what they really want. I know many people who wanted 35’s or 37’s, but got 33’s instead, and then upgraded a year later because they weren't satisfied. Same thing with lifts.

Research what you want. Save for it if need be, and then do it right the first time. Don’t compromise for impatience. Aesthetic choices be damned.
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The only mods I’d really steer someone clear of are those of poor quality or workmanship. One of the things I love most about Wranglers is how customizable they are. Throwing good money away on crappily made products is never good. Some people are also impatient. They settle on less expensive mods instead of saving for a while longer to get what they really want. I know many people who wanted 35’s or 37’s, but got 33’s instead, and then upgraded a year later because they weren't satisfied. Same thing with lifts.

Research what you want. Save for it if need be, and then do it right the first time. Don’t compromise for impatience. Aesthetic choices be damned.
Finally!
This thread is hysterical, but not what I hoped for.
I have had my JKU for a month now and other than a dead pedal on the drivers side and OEM mud flaps (read the whole "Truth about splash guards thread) I am still stock.
What I was hoping for was a: "I spent my $$ on this and it was a bad idea thread"...
That said, Carry on! This has been fun to read.
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Finally!
This thread is hysterical, but not what I hoped for.
I have had my JKU for a month now and other than a dead pedal on the drivers side and OEM mud flaps (read the whole "Truth about splash guards thread) I am still stock.
What I was hoping for was a: "I spent my $$ on this and it was a bad idea thread"...
That said, Carry on! This has been fun to read.
Gotcha...

I spent money on a Navteq 2013 Maps update for my 2009 JKU RER system, and I bought it pretty much the day it was released. The update killed Sirius Traffic which was pretty much the only reason I have a Sirius account anyhow. So... I'd warn a friend not to buy the Navteq Maps update until it has been out for a while.

I spent money on the MOPAR cargo netting for the back area of my Jeep. It sucks because the elastic isn't very strong, and it really isn't sized fo the back of a Jeep. Anything that can roll or slide out from under it will, and anything of any measurable substance just stretches it out and bangs around the back anyhow. It us iseless unless you are using it to hold mittens or a baseball cap in the back with the top off. So... I'd warn a friend to not buy a MOPAR cargo net and buy a stronger one that is right sized for the Jeep cargo area.
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...I'll have to remove the huge fake mustache from the Jeep front...
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Pics can say so much more.

This covers a wide spectrum of what not to do.
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