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Old 07-03-2013, 04:16 PM   #181
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That by buying one I instantlly gained a million new friends Seriously, the jeep wave thing is awesome, I am a transplant from Texas to Ohio and I never realized how much I would miss the friendly back home wave from total strangers.

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Old 07-03-2013, 04:17 PM   #182
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That letting my wife borrow my lj would ultimately lead to trading in her very nice, fuel efficient, quiet, comfortable, 1 year old crossover for a new jkur, and then having to spend the money I had saved for gears and chromo shafts on a lift and tires for her jeep.

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Old 07-03-2013, 04:24 PM   #183
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Is hood flutter an issue with '13s? My hood seems pretty solid plus I've got those two honkin' clips on either side to hold 'er down...
Yes, well on mine it's like hood bounce. It jumps up and then down in a hurry like a bounce. It's a bit worrisome, actually, and if I didn't know there was a latch inside I'd be very concerned!
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:25 PM   #184
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That letting my wife borrow my lj would ultimately lead to trading in her very nice, fuel efficient, quiet, comfortable, 1 year old crossover for a new jkur, and then having to spend the money I had saved for gears and chromo shafts on a lift and tires for her jeep.
the last part of that sentence made me sad

but hey, now you're a two jeep family!
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:40 PM   #185
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That after about 50 vehicles me and my wife's first Jeep would be our first brand new vehicle (08)....then our second (13). Bought my daughters first truck (01 Grand Cherokee) and now looking for a project Wrangler for my sons first....Now a Jeep family.
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:51 PM   #186
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Holy bug splatter batman!

Even with rainx and wax, you'll still be cleaning bugs off all those flat, front facing surfaces forever.

x2 on dawhitesJKU's comment as well.
x10 on chipmonk66gt's
LOL! I'm in farm country for the moment, a 15 minute trip on the highway and you can barely see out of the windshield!!!!!
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:52 PM   #187
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That it took nearly 30 years for my wife to get her first Jeep but we have one and absolutley love it. She wanted one before we got married (actually before I met her) but she never bought one. We bought "sensible" vehicles to get the 3 daughters to soccer and school. I am done with mini-vans, Kias and actually don't want to drive the 11 Tahoe anymore than necessary.

We are going out of town for the 4th and I already have anxiety because I need to take the Tahoe because we will have 5 passengers in it. I can't fit that many in my 2 door Wrangler so I am gonna have some withdrawls while gone.

I never imagined there would be so many people who have the same infatuation I do and what is funnier than this is that I was ready to buy a new Chev pickup when I glanced at a used Jeep in a lot across the street and the Jeep Light went on in my little brain. I said the heck with buying used and bought a new 13 2 door Freedom Edition in Commando Green - Best purchase I have made in a vehicle probably ever. I really do love the hell out of driving it.
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:53 PM   #188
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Not even 600 miles on mine and a huge crack already...
Lasted 8k miles before first crack, but what a huge crack it was! It's been professionally repaired, but anyone know where to get OEM windshields at a good price ('12 Rubi JK)?
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:56 PM   #189
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The wave. When to do it, how to do it. For a while there, I thought it was a myth.
My wife and I have been riding motorcycles for a zillion years, so it kinda came natural. But yeah, we've waived to jeeps and they just look at us like we are dumb...so I guess they should put it in the owners manual or something.
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:58 PM   #190
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Still have no idea what the off button does on the center dash ( next to the hazards)
Also totally just found the radio controls on the steering wheel.
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:32 PM   #191
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Have never had so much fun working on a vehicle that is still under warranty. Too many things I want to do...even stuff I would have done when I was younger.
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:40 PM   #192
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the last part of that sentence made me sad

but hey, now you're a two jeep family!
I don't know what's worse, spending my jeep mod money on her jeep, or the fact that I'm really not that upset about it.
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:18 PM   #193
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That a low deductible for glass coverage is a must for the windshield.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:01 PM   #194
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That finding the perfect mod (bumpers, wheels/tires, etc) and putting them on is the greatest feeling in the world. That is, until you find one that looks better.

Buying stock in auto glass companies is a good investment. Thinking about getting windshield #3, after a little more than 2 years.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:05 PM   #195
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That no matter which direction I drive it always seems to be into a headwind.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:50 PM   #196
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That a low deductible for glass coverage is a must for the windshield.
Truth. I have zero deductible. On my 5th windshield in just over a year of ownership of my 2012.
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:46 PM   #197
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Truth. I have zero deductible. On my 5th windshield in just over a year of ownership of my 2012.
my boss owns a 10, i've had to ride in it a few times with him. He's had a huge crack across his windshield for 6 months or so. Recently i was leaving, he's like. You need to get one of these bug shields. You know why i have one, right?

Then he showed me the brand new, huge, stone chip in the middle of his windshield. And said...good thing i hadn't replaced it yet!

He also pointed out the bug shield is only $50 from quadratec. Now i'll be buying one too. Haha.
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:32 PM   #198
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That I would actually learn how to slow down and enjoy more of the scenery rather than always trying to haul ass to wherever I was going.
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:42 PM   #199
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That I would actually learn how to slow down and enjoy more of the scenery rather than always trying to haul ass to wherever I was going.
I feel like I drive slower in the Jeep most if the time.
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:50 PM   #200
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I feel like I drive slower in the Jeep most if the time.
Me too.. The wife says I drive like a grandpa now!!
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Me too.. The wife says I drive like a grandpa now!!


Haha. Take the doors off and see if she says that after a hard left turn. :P
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:01 PM   #202
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Hood fludder. Factory hood straps are sub par. Get a good gust of wind on your jk and you will need to change your shorts.
What brand of hood straps are best to replace the factory ones?
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What brand of hood straps are best to replace the factory ones?
Depending on which look you prefer, these are the two popular ones:

Rugged Ridge 11210.11 - Rugged Ridge Aluminum Hood Catch for 07-13 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

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Drake Off Road JP190001K - Drake Off Road™ Hood Hold Downs for 07-13 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:13 PM   #204
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Also, nobody told me I would lose literally hours upon hours of my life researching parts and modifications online. It seems to never end. It's insane.
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:14 PM   #205
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Thanks for the info. Those Drakes are pretty cool looking. Also, thanks to everyone for the great info. Now I know what to look for when mine comes in!
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:23 PM   #206
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What brand of hood straps are best to replace the factory ones?
Depends. The Daystars are $28 @ 4 wheel parts. I bought the Tuffy hood lock for $40. If I had realized I needed both I may have just gotten the lockable hood latches. I'm happy with what I got.
That was another thing I had to learn..... Hood lock! Had someone at work pop my hood for funnies. Not funny since I almost beat the C out of him. He couldn't understand you don't mess with another man's lady like that. Hood lock.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:25 AM   #207
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The Mopar hood lock looks to be the better one since it can be keyed to your ignition key and is pretty well hidden.
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The Mopar hood lock looks to be the better one since it can be keyed to your ignition key and is pretty well hidden.
Just didn't want to pay $250 for a hood lock. Those should be standard like they are in Europe.
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Just didn't want to pay $250 for a hood lock. Those should be standard like they are in Europe.

Amazon had them for $135. Think they're oos now but they're on ebay for about $150. Not the cheapest lock but no extra keys to lose.
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Just didn't want to pay $250 for a hood lock. Those should be standard like they are in Europe.
Umm, so should gas cap covers, door detentes and real headlights. But these are Jeeps so all is good, right?

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