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Old 05-03-2012, 09:21 AM   #1
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Picking up a TJ, now what?

So after what seems like an eternity of searching, I finally found the TJ I've been searching for. It's a Chili Pepper Red '99 Sport, I6 5-speed with around 114k on the odometer. I could barely sleep last night I was so excited. I'm curious as to what you guys would suggest doing maintenance wise right off the bat. I was thinking spark plugs, oil change, air filter, front and rear differential fluid and a brake check just to be safe. Anything else I'm missing that would be helpful? The guy who I'm buying it from has taken very good care of the Jeep, but I'm thinking I want to make sure I'm starting out with a clean slate... Thoughts/suggestions?

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Old 05-03-2012, 09:28 AM   #2
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If your in a fluid mood then don't forget the transfer case and a 6 pack of beer. Congrats and good luck! Lets see the pic's of her too...

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Old 05-03-2012, 09:34 AM   #3
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If your in a fluid mood then don't forget the transfer case and a 6 pack of beer. Congrats and good luck! Lets see the pic's of her too...
I only have one picture and its the one from the ad. The new title is in the mail (the original owner misplaced it) so its going to be 5 or so business days before she's legally mine, I'll take more photos then.

The beer was a given by the way...
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:31 AM   #4
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Lookin good.

After you've shotgunned the 6pack, grab the BFH and go to work on the milk jugs. I think it makes the stock bumpers look a lot better when the jugs aren't on there.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:44 AM   #5
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Lookin good.

After you've shotgunned the 6pack, grab the BFH and go to work on the milk jugs. I think it makes the stock bumpers look a lot better when the jugs aren't on there.
Yea, that was going to be my first "mod". I'm also going to replace the blower motor resistor seeing as the fan only works on high right now. I cannot wait to get going on this stuff.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:51 AM   #6
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Looks like a good starter kit. Milk Jugs gotta go! Enjoy your new big can of worms!
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:03 AM   #7
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Check for stuff like this! I just bought another TJ. This one is a 97 SE (also its Canadian) and while I was doing some inspections on it. I found this.

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Old 05-03-2012, 11:57 AM   #8
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Picking up my TJ... Now What??

First and foremost - WELCOME, and that's a great looking rig!!

Secondly - get ready to drain your savings account Just Empty Every Pocket!! They're like a drug - you can never do enough (to it)

Keep up updated on all the cool things you're planning to do and or are doing to it!

Again, welcome!
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Very nice looking jeep...
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99 Chili Red Wrangler

I just purchased the same 99 Wrangler 5 speed 4.0L in the same color.

I also have the fan issue, that it only works on high, how do I fix that?
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I just purchased the same 99 Wrangler 5 speed 4.0L in the same color.

I also have the fan issue, that it only works on high, how do I fix that?
I have the same problem. There is a resistor under the glovebox, next to the blower that is bad. Needs to be replaced.

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