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Old 11-27-2010, 02:55 PM   #31
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That thing on the shifter is called a hand throttle. Its good for when your climbing rocks and stuff. It also has a throttle body spacer

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Old 11-27-2010, 02:56 PM   #32
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Its beat to hell but worth it. What I would get is flat fenders for the front...it would get rid of the damaged fenders and fender flares up front and give you extra clearance. Take a picture of the rear axle for us
Ill get that picture for you as soon as I am off work

The reason why there is white all over is because of the salt they put on the roads. Utah and it's crappy blizzard warnings :/ haha

I want to replace the two front metal fenders, but have no idea how to go about doing so. I suspect ill probably be spending a lot on those :O

The flares will be replaced, but they have to be somewhat street legal.. ha

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That thing on the shifter is called a hand throttle. Its good for when your climbing rocks and stuff.
I was playing with that after I bought it, I thought it was like an old style cruise control 0_0
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:03 PM   #34
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Check these out. They will replace your fenders and busted fender flares.

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Also, in Utah, that hand throttle would become quite useful in the morning. You can put your Jeep in neutral and kick up the rpms a tad so it will warm up faster.

Those tires look to be the Pro Comp Radial All Terrains.....My guess is this guy got all his work done at a 4WD shop. There is one in Salt Lake City and one in Las Vegas. Those are the only shops close/near Utah
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Preston welcome to the forum! I think the deal you got is just one of thoses things that verges on "if it sounds to good to be true it more than likely is". What you have is a Jeep so well outfitted most of the people on here only dream about one like it. The problem you have is that, being a newby, your offroad skills are way below a stock Jeep. Never go out alone and learn from those you go with and you will be ok. In a few years your skills will catch up with the Jeep you bought.
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Check these out. They will replace your fenders and busted fender flares.

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Also, in Utah, that hand throttle would become quite useful in the morning. You can put your Jeep in neutral and kick up the rpms a tad so it will warm up faster.

Those tires look to be the Pro Comp Radial All Terrains.....My guess is this guy got all his work done at a 4WD shop. There is one in Salt Lake City and one in Las Vegas. Those are the only shops close/near Utah

The shop I have been going to is this shop in Pleasant Grove called Trick Toyz, they carry all of the brands, but one brand they claim to carry that no other shop in the valley carries is BDS. I have been looking into getting a higher lift, but want to know if they are a good brand. The warranty looks to be a steal. No fine print or something like that. The guy said if I break anything and I bought it originally, they will replace it no questions asked. Is it true? :O
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Take multiple pictures of your underside today(front/rear axle, rear driveshaft). There are many things that come into play with lifts and bigger tires.

P.S. That warranty is an excuse to be reckless lol
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Preston welcome to the forum! I think the deal you got is just one of thoses things that verges on "if it sounds to good to be true it more than likely is". What you have is a Jeep so well outfitted most of the people on here only dream about one like it. The problem you have is that, being a newby, your offroad skills are way below a stock Jeep. Never go out alone and learn from those you go with and you will be ok. In a few years your skills will catch up with the Jeep you bought.

I have a few friends that have Moab experience, but myself, I am a noob. haha

They promised to take me out to 5 Mile pass (Which I live about 15 minutes from) to some of the trails out there, one they talk about is called Waynes World, but they said I wont be able to do that until I have a full blown crawler.

I did not know I had something good, I almost felt like it was a bad deal, the dealership had a 2000 Wrangler that was not as outfitted, but had a big sticker price of $9000. It did have a 4 inch lift, body wise it was very nice too. My brother in law bought that jeep the day after I bought mine because he could afford it after coming home from Afghanistan :P
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Wow.. Just because I don't post immediately, people freak out and automatically assume that I am a scam or sham.

All I was doing was saying hello. I didn't know I would be attacked over my Jeep and the questions I had. I am literally Jeep illiterate, I have no idea what half the stuff on this beast is.

Well I posted the pictures, I hope that's enough to become a part of this community, because I don't want to go anywhere else..

Thanks
Don't feel bad dude it just seemed too good to be true. It looks like you got a steal. People just don't like being trolled is all. I hope you get warm welcomes from here on out!
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:54 PM   #40
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Check these out. They will replace your fenders and busted fender flares.

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They don't look street legal :O Is it just the back fenders that have to cover the wheels a certain amount?
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Hope I didn't offend you dude....The winch question sounded like a line...
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Old 11-27-2010, 04:04 PM   #42
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You will have to see what your State's laws are. I know my state requires it but the police really doesn't enforce it...and this is the communist state of New Jersey!
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I really think I might cry. I would be willing to trade with you oh and welcome! Don't worry that some guys thought you were a troll
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Old 11-27-2010, 04:25 PM   #44
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Killah Jeep ... it is a monster isn't it... Great starting point LOL
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Old 11-27-2010, 04:35 PM   #45
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It's good to hear that you have experienced friends who can help you get started in 'wheeling.
And being in Utah, you're in one of the greatest places in the country!
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Old 11-27-2010, 04:38 PM   #46
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nice jeep, definatly a great starting point, first thing i would do (when you have the coin) is get rid of those bumpers for something usefull and less...chrome
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Old 11-27-2010, 05:12 PM   #47
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That thing on the shifter is called a hand throttle. Its good for when your climbing rocks and stuff. It also has a throttle body spacer
Throttle body spacer? What is this and where did you see that? :O
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nice jeep, definatly a great starting point, first thing i would do (when you have the coin) is get rid of those bumpers for something usefull and less...chrome
Someone suggested that I get a stinger. I hate chrome personally, I will be getting those replaced ASAP. Black on white sounds like it will look better than chrome.

Headlight rings, is it a good idea to paint these black?
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Old 11-27-2010, 06:07 PM   #49
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My apologies as well, Xan. The question about the winch made me think it wasn't for real. I paid a really low price for my '97 TJ, but wouldn't have hesitated to buy the one you got with all those goodies. Great deal!
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Throttle body spacer? What is this and where did you see that? :O


It's the red piece, about 1 inch thick.

Some people like them, some people say they don't work.
I had one on my Tacoma, but I doubt I'll put one on my Jeep, they're tedious to install.
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Old 11-27-2010, 06:27 PM   #51
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Nice Start! and great deal and Hello!!

Make sure and post up pictures along the way! and always ask questions, we have many people that can help you with mod's, problems, or ideas!

You should get some wrenching experience, just remember two rules! 1. lefty loosey, righty tighty. And 2. always take your time, and soak any rusted bolts in WD or PB! A basic set of open ended wrenches, a ratchet and socket set, some torx sockets, and some screw drivers and you should be able to work on anything!

And now you have us (and your friends) to guide you along the way!, you'll find learning your vehicle and building it yourself to be fun
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It's the red piece, about 1 inch thick.

Some people like them, some people say they don't work.
I had one on my Tacoma, but I doubt I'll put one on my Jeep, they're tedious to install.
What does this mean gas mileage wise? Is it any kind of performance boost? What exactly does it help do?
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What does this mean gas mileage wise? Is it any kind of performance boost? What exactly does it help do?
The idea is to increase intake flow, so more air, more performance, more gas mileage. But really it doesnt do much. (not worth the money).

Mine has one but I didnt put it on there. It came on it! It doesnt hurt anything for it to be on there
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Any update on this? It was like a Treasure Hunt on your Jeep.
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