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Old 04-23-2012, 07:13 PM   #1
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I'm a 26 year old Mechanical Engineer that works for an Oil Field service company and serves as an Army NG Engineer Officer. I love all things with a motor. Currently I have a 2007 BMW 335i and just traded my truck in for an awesome 2003 Wrangler Sahara. This is my second Wrangler, had a 87 YJ briefly in College, and drove a lifted 94 Grand Cherokee in High School.

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As said it is a 03 Sahara with 16,300mi, yes you read that correctly, 4.0 5spd with Dana44 rear. The PO installed a 4.5" RE SA lift and did a SYE, not sure on brand, and its running 33" Procomps. As far as I can tell the front and rear bumpers are Smittybuilt classics with a Smittybuilt 8,000lb winch. I am so happy to have a Wrangler again, specially one with such low miles. The PO definitely went the correct route with mods ie SYE and Matching spare tire. I would have gone with a different lift and bumpers but really can't complain. Since the big things are done, his weekend I will be throwing on a catback, new radio with new center console sub to replace the blown one, and wiring for a trailer.

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I noticed that the PO did not install the Front Upper Control arms. Can anyone think of a reason they would not do this? Is there anything I should be looking out for?

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Old 04-23-2012, 07:23 PM   #2
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Upper control arms missing? Better get some quick.. Or are you talking about front sway bar links?

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Old 04-23-2012, 07:30 PM   #3
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It's definitely the upper CAs they are currently the stamped stockers. I will order some shortly.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:49 PM   #4
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Welcome dude...
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:30 PM   #5
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Nice ride....that is the exact year and color scheme I am looking at right now. I like it.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:40 PM   #6
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Beautiful Jeep and Welcome to WF
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:26 AM   #7
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Yes it is a nice looking jeep & welcome to the forum!!
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96' Lexus 450, locked, loaded and ready to roll..
'12 VW New Beetle
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:11 PM   #8
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Thanks for the compliments. Any thoughts on why the PO wouldn't have switched out the front upper control arms? It just seems really odd to me.

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