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Old 06-11-2012, 10:11 AM   #3061
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Rugged Ridge quick release sideview mirrors and did my first oil change with a Mopar filter and put in M-1 5W-30. After filling it, I realized the bottle said it was the "high mileage" formulation....I've only got 6500 miles on the jeep....but whatever. It'll be fine for the next 5000 miles...then I'll get a used oil analysis to see how it holds up.
Very cool, I would love to see those results!

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Old 06-11-2012, 10:19 AM   #3062
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^^^ Jealous! Can't wait for softball and baseball to be over so I can get out on the trails too!
Can't wait for you to go with us, it'll be a blast!

Oh & I had to get the soft top clean so I just decided to back her out into the rain and let mother nature do it's job, then wiped it down and poof all clean



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I spent 3 hours installing the trektop NX on my unlimited. It easily ranked in the top 5 most agonizingly frustrating things I've ever done. In fact, it's not even done yet. It's sitting in the garage with the tailgate bar hanging off, the right side quarter window half zipped, and the front latches unhooked. Hope it doesn't rain tomorrow.
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Had the jeep for almost a year and just discovered the inside of the armrest! I'm an idiot.

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Old 06-11-2012, 05:13 PM   #3065
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Back up to the back side of Mount Lemon again.

They graded a bit way at the top, and just when I complained that they did too good a job and made it easy, just past that all that grading turned to soft sand and made for some interesting wheeling up the side of the mountain.



This time I took my wife. My not-very-outdoorsy wife. It was hot as snot heading out, awesomely cool at the top, and they hot as snot coming back and through town.To my pure amazement -- she liked it. She didn't want to try the loops, but to be honest, for my second time seeing it ("the loop"), I think I am going to give it a try next time.
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:38 PM   #3066
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Tf leveling kit on my 2008 JKUX. Took less than two hours by myself in the driveway all hand tools. Dont be scared of the poor directions in the kit... I reviewed the TF youtube vid on the 2" Budget Boost and that helped a bit, also read the AEV 2" kit instructions... no problems at all! And it really does change the look (ever so slightly, but noticably!) LOVE it!
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:43 PM   #3067
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Back up to the back side of Mount Lemon again.

They graded a bit way at the top, and just when I complained that they did too good a job and made it easy, just past that all that grading turned to soft sand and made for some interesting wheeling up the side of the mountain.



This time I took my wife. My not-very-outdoorsy wife. It was hot as snot heading out, awesomely cool at the top, and they hot as snot coming back and through town.To my pure amazement -- she liked it. She didn't want to try the loops, but to be honest, for my second time seeing it ("the loop"), I think I am going to give it a try next time.
Great pic! looks like an awesome ride!
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:10 PM   #3068
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Had to put the soft top back up and doors on because I the rain.

Also, ordered the Stubby front bumper caps and the Clover top convert a top from Qtech. I will have them both on by the end of the week!!
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:05 PM   #3069
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Tf leveling kit on my 2008 JKUX. Took less than two hours by myself in the driveway all hand tools. Dont be scared of the poor directions in the kit... I reviewed the TF youtube vid on the 2" Budget Boost and that helped a bit, also read the AEV 2" kit instructions... no problems at all! And it really does change the look (ever so slightly, but noticably!) LOVE it!
What did you do for your wheels?
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:46 PM   #3070
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I spent 3 hours installing the trektop NX on my unlimited. It easily ranked in the top 5 most agonizingly frustrating things I've ever done. In fact, it's not even done yet. It's sitting in the garage with the tailgate bar hanging off, the right side quarter window half zipped, and the front latches unhooked. Hope it doesn't rain tomorrow.
Took two hot days and a wood workers clamp on center bar and center unused latch point to draw it the last 1/4inch to latch. Today it works fine. MAKE SURE SUN IS ON IT AND IT IS HOT TO TOUCH INSIDE!

The back quarters, zip two inches, leave bottoms loose, slide rear window in from one side or other. It zips easy, and then you can use pull tabs to stretch down to hook bottom tabs.

Took me 2 hr 20 min, including removing old softop and surrounds, only help I had was wife aligning rear bar while I pushed in thru.

This top is super quite compared to my 2008 original pain in the ass softop. Hope is does not pour rain in like my old one! LOL
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What did you do for your wheels?
I still have stock 17" with 255/75 Goodyear SRA's. No rubbing on road, havent been off road (yet!) I hope that helps!
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Recently moving from a 350z to a 2012. Today while driving, I aimed for every pothole, bump, curb, speed bump or parking stop, that in the z would have resulted in bottoming out furthermore leading to cursing and stress that I damaged the z..... Now no worries! Thanks Jeep!
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FINALLY got a rain free off day to switch from the hard top to the soft top!!! the last time I did a top switch was on a 99 Wrangler. I forgot how tough it can be when done solo. Lol. 4 hours or so later I had it all done It's a Jeep thing!
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Can't wait for you to go with us, it'll be a blast!

Oh & I had to get the soft top clean so I just decided to back her out into the rain and let mother nature do it's job, then wiped it down and poof all clean



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I'm diggin' the black and pink. Very cool.
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Recently moving from a 350z to a 2012. Today while driving, I aimed for every pothole, bump, curb, speed bump or parking stop, that in the z would have resulted in bottoming out furthermore leading to cursing and stress that I damaged the z..... Now no worries! Thanks Jeep!
Same with my Bimmer. Rolling over things is far more satisfying than speeding around them.
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:33 AM   #3076
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Recently moving from a 350z to a 2012. Today while driving, I aimed for every pothole, bump, curb, speed bump or parking stop, that in the z would have resulted in bottoming out furthermore leading to cursing and stress that I damaged the z..... Now no worries! Thanks Jeep!
Moved from a car to my first Wrangler 12 years ago. That's approximately the last time I paid attention to a curb.
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Back up to the back side of Mount Lemon again.

They graded a bit way at the top, and just when I complained that they did too good a job and made it easy, just past that all that grading turned to soft sand and made for some interesting wheeling up the side of the mountain.

This time I took my wife. My not-very-outdoorsy wife. It was hot as snot heading out, awesomely cool at the top, and they hot as snot coming back and through town.To my pure amazement -- she liked it. She didn't want to try the loops, but to be honest, for my second time seeing it ("the loop"), I think I am going to give it a try next time.
Absolutely awesome
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I can't seem to find any mesh wide enough to cover the grill. The only gutter mesh i see is narrow.
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I can't seem to find any mesh wide enough to cover the grill. The only gutter mesh i see is narrow.
I found this roll at Home Depot and it is wide enough. Might have actually been in the lawn and garden area....don't remember now!





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I found this roll at Home Depot and it is wide enough. Might have actually been in the lawn and garden area....don't remember now!
Use concrete lath, found in the cement/concrete section of home depot. I painted it and zip tied it in place (used JB weld to hold the zip tie blocks down) looks great and is very strong.
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Use concrete lath, found in the cement/concrete section of home depot. I painted it and zip tied it in place (used JB weld to hold the zip tie blocks down) looks great and is very strong.
You have any pics? I have no clue what a concrete lathe is or how it's used to make a mesh cover for the grille. Thanks in advance!
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Go to Lowes and to the rain gutter section .. its black plastic roll 6"x20' its 4.44 a roll you can do two jeeps with one roll .. don't forget the zip tie downs

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Great pic! looks like an awesome ride!
I gotta hook up with more Tucson jeepers to scope out some more trails. New to the whole jeeping thing and have only taken Reddington Pass once and the back way to Mount Lemon twice.

Hopefully, next weekend I will take my wife out camping -- and if I can pull that off, hoist me a rum
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Recently moving from a 350z to a 2012. Today while driving, I aimed for every pothole, bump, curb, speed bump or parking stop, that in the z would have resulted in bottoming out furthermore leading to cursing and stress that I damaged the z..... Now no worries! Thanks Jeep!
I have ruined more than my share of bumpers scraping and tearing on parking stops with my previous autos. But a couple of days ago I accidentally ran over peninsula-like curb and a couple of stops before I realized it It's good to drive a jeep.
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You have any pics? I have no clue what a concrete lathe is or how it's used to make a mesh cover for the grille. Thanks in advance!
Go to page 100 in this thread and then the next (for the final product). You can see it all there. The diamond pattern isn't as big as it looks. It is actually a great size as far as I am concerned. Not to mention that it is far stronger than gutter guard material.
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I gotta hook up with more Tucson jeepers to scope out some more trails. New to the whole jeeping thing and have only taken Reddington Pass once and the back way to Mount Lemon twice.

Hopefully, next weekend I will take my wife out camping -- and if I can pull that off, hoist me a rum
I'm still scouting myself Bob. I'll give ya a call soon to see if ya wanna come along. Gonna get some CB radios installed before we go again though. No phone up there equals no 911
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Go to page 100 in this thread and then the next (for the final product). You can see it all there. The diamond pattern isn't as big as it looks. It is actually a great size as far as I am concerned. Not to mention that it is far stronger than gutter guard material.
Do you have any pics of where you put the zip ties and jb weld? By the way it looks great.
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I should have put a tie at each end as well but didn't. All told the finished product is very secure. Follow the same pattern on the other side for a total of 10 blocks (should have been 12 with the 2 on each side)

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Make sure you don't use too much epoxy and also try to keep the center portion of the zip tie block clear.
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Took factory decals off (both sides, but I only took pics of one side)



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TF leveling kit was put on. Pictures will be posted on the next sunny day

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