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Old 08-11-2012, 09:32 PM   #61
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Skip a latte or two, save more and annoy your friends less. Tell everyone you wheel with that you are going to get a very loud exhaust and see if they will pay you 8 dollars a month not to.
That's funny right there, another one off the list, no trail farting!

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Old 08-11-2012, 11:48 PM   #62
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Was wondering about K&N, after this and what Jerry has said it's officially off the list.
Same here. I heard some people say the K&N was worth every penny. I have since heard so many more say it is worthless. I'm going to pass on it now.

Maybe I will put that cash into some tube doors. Is that on anybody's "wish I didn't buy that" list?

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Old 08-12-2012, 04:47 AM   #63
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Cheap budget lift. I got the 4" skyjacker budget lift cause I wanted to lift my Jeep and didnt have a ton of cash to put into it at the time. Lets just say theres a reason its called a budget lift... save the cash and do it right the first time. And definately do some research on here before you make a purchase, oh and dont forget to listen to the advise lol.
That^^^. Best advice ever! I am finding out how much control arms, SYE's and driveshafts cost because the previous owner was on a budget. The transfer case drop does make a nice shovel in the sand Save your $$$$ and do it right the first time.
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They were on tosh.0 the other day it was epic.
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:31 AM   #65
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Tube doors! No sir! That for sure is not worth the money. What's the point. Just take the doors off!
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Worst upgrade to date was my stainless hinges . They are sloppy and don't fit well at all. I'm putting my stock ones back on as soon as I find the time to sand blast the rust off them and paint them,
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They were on tosh.0 the other day it was epic.
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Maybe I will put that cash into some tube doors. Is that on anybody's "wish I didn't buy that" list?
I wouldn't have bought them for myself, but my 5 kids got together and gave them to me for my b-day, so I was kind of obligated to install them. Turns out, I like them - gives me a place to rest my arm like my half doors, but with the feeling of no doors. And now the wife will ride with me...she wouldn't without doors...wussy..
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I actually like the look of tube doors, though I have been driving around doorless for the last month and love it!

Just noticed this thread was duplicated in the JK forum yesterday-- let's keep the TJ thread alive and longer.

I did see what appears to be a uselss mod-- UFO hinges to replace the windshield bumpstops on the hood?! Vector Offroad
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:04 AM   #70
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Tube doors! No sir! That for sure is not worth the money. What's the point. Just take the doors off!
Thanks for your opinion but things don't have to have a point! All Jeeps could come in white and would be protected from the elements. Whats the point in painting them black, red, blue, green, etc?

My doors are off. But I like the way tube doors look and although they might not add much if any protection, I think I'd just feel more comforable with my kids riding in there with something over the doorway, maybe not The armrest is a nice plus too!

If there is anybody that actually wanted tube doors and has tube doors and has taken them off for some reason please share. Like not fitting well, rattling around, breaking, not opening/closing well or whatever. Then I can take that into consideration before buying them.
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Just took my mirror movers off and they went back to the doors, the constant shaking while driving was driving me nuts. Defiant mirror is in my future.
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Just took my mirror movers off and they went back to the doors, the constant shaking while driving was driving me nuts. Defiant mirror is in my future.
Have had my Defiant mirrors for about a month now and they are GREAT. $50, don't vibrate and are actually really functional. Though I would kinda like to try tube doors, I would also have to add mirrors to fit at additional cost.

The thing with Wranglers is you can change the look constantly and feel like you have a new vehicle on a weekly, monthly, seasonal basis. Like Bama said, really looking for personal experience on these mods and a compelling reason why NOT to do something. Haven't heard anyone give one yet on tube doors!
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I actually like the look of tube doors, though I have been driving around doorless for the last month and love it!

Just noticed this thread was duplicated in the JK forum yesterday-- let's keep the TJ thread alive and longer.

I did see what appears to be a uselss mod-- UFO hinges to replace the windshield bumpstops on the hood?! Vector Offroad
HAHAHHAHA!!!
If you dont put your windshield down at least once....
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If there is anybody that actually wanted tube doors and has tube doors and has taken them off for some reason please share. Like not fitting well, rattling around, breaking, not opening/closing well or whatever. Then I can take that into consideration before buying them.
X2, I love the Bestop Element doors with the saddle bags and thinking of buying them
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X2, I love the Bestop Element doors with the saddle bags and thinking of buying them
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They are just asking for reasons other than "I dont like them" Which is reason enough to me not to get a set lol.

I can tell you that the Bestop full soft doors were a PITA. They dont close right, you have to slam them. They rattle, they leak, they pull away from the vehicle at speeds over 40mph letting all kinds of air and water in. For me its easier to have the full metal doors and watch the weather for when it might rain. And have my trail cover for backup when I dont feel like putting the doors on.
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I actually like the look of tube doors, though I have been driving around doorless for the last month and love it!

Just noticed this thread was duplicated in the JK forum yesterday-- let's keep the TJ thread alive and longer.

I did see what appears to be a uselss mod-- UFO hinges to replace the windshield bumpstops on the hood?! Vector Offroad
At least they have a sense of humor.

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2'' Coil spacers (BB) though it would be a nice start, but now I want a bigger lift, so just skip that step and go for a nice lift.
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If there is anybody that actually wanted tube doors and has tube doors and has taken them off for some reason please share. Like not fitting well, rattling around, breaking, not opening/closing well or whatever. Then I can take that into consideration before buying them.
I actually do like mine..They fit well and do not rattle. The latch mechanism is solid and when you shut it, it sounds very much like my regular doors. Mine are Warrior Products.
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The 2" coil spacers,
Is there any reason not to go for them??
Cause I'm looking at getting some 2" spacers with decent 3" shocks. Then when I have the money I saw a 4-link kit that you remove a pin and it becomes a 3-link. But it was big $$$ for my budget
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The 2" coil spacers,
Is there any reason not to go for them??
Cause I'm looking at getting some 2" spacers with decent 3" shocks. Then when I have the money I saw a 4-link kit that you remove a pin and it becomes a 3-link. But it was big $$$ for my budget
Spacers are fine, but I wouldnt go with a 3in shock for a 2in lift
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I'd say stay away from aftermarket exhaust systems. I mean seriously, it's a 6 cylinder Jeep. I can understand if you have true duals on an old 8 cylinder CJ but not todays age Jeeps. I guess that's "cool" if you are 18. X2 on stickers as BLK00TJ said. A decal here and there looks fine but IMO looks cheap and tacky when you have them all over the place. Here's another mod to avoid if you DON'T off-road... Mud terrain tires!
I had BFG mud terrains and hated them, they were noisy as hell and had no traction in the rain.
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:28 AM   #84
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Spacers are fine, but I wouldnt go with a 3in shock for a 2in lift
Okay, I have seen and heard of people using shocks 1" longer than their springs.
Is there a reason not to or an explanation as to why they do this?
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My po also installed the add a trunk. I always felt like the soft top wasn't folding down neat enough. I removed it when I ditched my carpet, and the top folds much easier.
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I had BFG mud terrains and hated them, they were noisy as hell and had no traction in the rain.
Where they KM2s? I have read nothing but good things about those.
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Okay, I have seen and heard of people using shocks 1" longer than their springs.
Is there a reason not to or an explanation as to why they do this?
Shocks are not magic. If you get a shock with 1" more travel than another shock of similar design, the collapsed length is typically 2" longer due to there needing to be 1" of body and 1" of shaft for it to reside in.

Compare the extended and collapsed lengths of shocks to understand what you are getting.
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Avoid putting anything on your Jeep that has the word "Zombie" included. Not to hate, but think about... How the f would a vehicle with a fabric top make for a "Zombie Response" vehicle. "Zombie Response Team" decals belong on every H2 and H3 as to further them being the most pointless, overpriced, incapable, worst looking vehicles on the road.
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Avoid putting anything on your Jeep that has the word "Zombie" included. Not to hate, but think about... How the f would a vehicle with a fabric top make for a "Zombie Response" vehicle. "Zombie Response Team" decals belong on every H2 and H3 as to further them being the most pointless, overpriced, incapable, worst looking vehicles on the road.
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