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Old 01-25-2012, 08:48 PM   #31
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Not taking it to someone to look it over b4 I bought it. Did that the day after I bought it and got a quote of $4300 to get everything fixed. Also regret spending $60 on Bosch platinum 4 plugs millage went down the drain for some reason

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Old 01-25-2012, 08:55 PM   #32
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Not taking it to someone to look it over b4 I bought it. Did that the day after I bought it and got a quote of $4300 to get everything fixed. Also regret spending $60 on Bosch platinum 4 plugs millage went down the drain for some reason

Same thing with the plugs here.

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Old 01-25-2012, 09:07 PM   #33
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:14 PM   #34
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Rampage split seat rear bench. I mangled my Jeep installing that Chinese made crap.
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:41 PM   #35
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Trying to pry off the plastic dome light cover in my soundbar. I broke one of the little plastic tabs dang it.
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:50 PM   #36
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:09 PM   #37
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Selling my 55 willys,my 65 gladiator and my 81 waggy that is all!!!
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:55 PM   #38
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That's a good one! My biggest mistake was not realizing that the PO wasn't filling the gas tank for a reason it was always on E when I test drove it.... Bad fuel pump found out the day I got it needed to fill it up and kept leaking gas. Pulled the tank thinking it was cracked but ended up being more expensive than the $25 gas tank from the junkyard I picked up.
I found it today, that the oil pan has a leak. I know there was a dent in it but the PO must have smacked it hard enough to loosen the gasket and all.
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:11 PM   #39
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Another regret...buying a jk before I bought my tj...luckily it held its value so I drove it for 9 mos...traded it in for what I paid...less taxes.
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:58 AM   #40
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:19 AM   #41
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ahhh regrets...

installing a 2" body lift in my garage only to realize I count not drive the jeep out. only took me a short time to realize deflating the tires was the solution, but in that time, friends had taken pictures and still harass me to this day

oh...and i regret the body lift too, its gone now.
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:09 AM   #42
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Not being careful with a simple pinion seal change. Ended up destroying my entire rear end and costing me $1500. I was careless and didn't know the consequences of rushing.
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:24 AM   #43
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Not paying attention when i changes out my liftgate hinges on my hard top. Installed them backwards the first time, passanger side on the driver side, vice versa, switched them around, went to test close before tightening everything down, got the window about half way down, and it completely shattered. Not fun when its 25 degrees and 2-4" of snow on the way. Called the junk yards cheapest was $465, Stealership want $750 plus it would take 5-7 days as it had to be special ordered. Finally filed a glass claim with the ins. co came to $250, gotta love insurance when you need it.
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:42 PM   #44
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traveling to Chicago to buy my jeep when I should have been headed to AZ or NM.

stupid rust
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:15 PM   #45
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Never had a jeep, but didn't want a JK so I bought a 06 Rubicon LJ. Smart move with no regrets. However, been doing my own work and has cost me more than I cash with mishaps and frozen bolts.
Has anyone ever really been far as decided to use, even go want to do, look more like?
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:16 PM   #46
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Not getting a manual..... but then I also got it $6k under sticker so I can suffer with an auto
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:05 PM   #47
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My biggest (Jeep) regret is (and I cannot believe I'm admitting to this): trading my 1985 CJ-7 in 1988, on a 1985 Subaru XT Coupe. I did the deal in January 1988, and by May 1988, the XT was gone in favor of a Dodge Dakota pickup. Great little truck, but wow, did I miss my CJ!

For my 04 TJ, I'll go with a previous poster's regret- not looking closer for leaks. I've been correcting a bunch of 'em! Both diffs, oil pan drain plug, heater hose, A/C into the cabin (condensation).
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:51 PM   #48
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Regrets, I've had a few.....

1) Being Jeep-less for the past 2 years.........Bought a mint TJ Rubi...regret corrected

2) CAI....Gave it away....regret corrected

3) JKS ACOS....Sold...replaced with OME Ultimate from DPG.......regret corrected

4) MT/R's E rating.....Duratrac "C" Rated, regret corrected

Everything else is great....at least these mistakes were easy to fix!
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:50 AM   #49
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Not replacing the trans mound sooner only has 85000 miles and was worn out
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:01 AM   #50
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I have a few regrets on many of the ways I inititally built my previous TJ...

-Upgraded the rear drum brakes using Tera's conversion kit. No braking improvement.

-Rubicon Express 4.5" long-arm suspension. The long arms kept getting hung up on the trail and the RE Monotube shocks were only good for very slow-speed desert road driving.

-Installing a locker into its rear Dana 35c axle. The rear axle broke apart 6 weeks later.

-Changed from aluminum to steel wheels. My local desert rocks continually had their way with the steel wheels and constantly dented and bent them.

-Installed nerf bars instead of rocker guards. The rocks just tore up those nerf bars.

-Installed aluminum wheels with too little (3.25") backspacing which made my TJ look like a skateboard.

-Installed 4.10 gearing for 33" tires with 4.0L engine and 5-speed transmission, I should have gone 4.56.

Those are the first things that come to mind but there are more.
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ahhh regrets...

installing a 2" body lift in my garage only to realize I count not drive the jeep out. only took me a short time to realize deflating the tires was the solution, but in that time, friends had taken pictures and still harass me to this day

oh...and i regret the body lift too, its gone now.

We would like to see these pictures!
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:21 AM   #52
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I regret buying BFG All terrains over the Goodyear Duratracs... It's a good thing I can return them
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:09 PM   #53
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Wow...where do I start.

AIRAID CAI and AIRAID throttle body spacer...Selling my 91 YJ. Throwing away/getting rid of/selling OEM stuff when I was building/upgrading.


AND TO ALL YOU FORUM READERS:
Being hell bent on going 35's, when in reality I don't do much serious wheeling and could have EASILY SAVED A DAMN FORTUNE just doing a modest lift and 31's or so.
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:40 PM   #54
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I wouldn't go so far as to say I "regret" the things I've done.....I like to think of it more like "I wish I knew then what I know now". I had never heard of an internet forum back when I bought my jeep and bought all my upgrades so I didn't have the luxury of other people's opinions. I asked a few questions here and there to some "old timers" (mostly CJ owners) and then I just went online shopping.

Here's my short list:

4.56 gears, Detroit lockers and 33" then 35" and eventually 37" tires on my Dana 30 and 35c!
Swapped 5 aluminum wheels for 5 much heavier steel wheels wrapped in oversized tires.
A few years ago I spent a lot of time out of state and let the jeep sit and rust for months on end....

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I have a few regrets on many of the ways I inititally built my previous TJ...

-Rubicon Express 4.5" long-arm suspension. The long arms kept getting hung up on the trail and the RE Monotube shocks were only good for very slow-speed desert road driving.

-Installing a locker into its rear Dana 35c axle. The rear axle broke apart 6 weeks later.

-Changed from aluminum to steel wheels. My local desert rocks continually had their way with the steel wheels and constantly dented and bent them.

-Installed 4.10 gearing for 33" tires with 4.0L engine and 5-speed transmission, I should have gone 4.56.
Hey J, I have that same 4.5 RE Long arm and shock combo (I've had it for 8 years) and was curious what you replaced it with (if you did)?
Edit: just looked at your jeep profile.....You said you were hanging up on the trail, aside from jj's what about the currie arms is an upgrade over the RE's?
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:58 PM   #55
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Has anyone ever really been far as decided to use, even go want to do, look more like?
This is even more funny when I read it out loud....

My regret, not reading this out loud before...
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:38 PM   #56
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This is even more funny when I read it out loud....

My regret, not reading this out loud before...
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:16 PM   #57
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probably mine would be getting a jeep that has been wheeled and lifted , when i bought it, dont get me wrong i saved money by buying my tj lifted with 33s, but it is not how i would have built it, but was worth it for me, so not really a regret but i did change alot after i bought it, but the money i spent on changing it, was alot less then building it from scratch my self, even though i would have prefered to build it exactly how i wanted to, from the ground up, like everyone, but, cash rules...
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1.Buying a YJ with a 2.5L. Don't regret the YJ part, just the four cylinder.

I corrected that with a 2005 TJ Sport

2.Buying an RC lift for my YJ. Had two sagging leaf springs in two months. It was pathetic. Their customer support is good about replacing things, but they don't know anything. Also, their supplied pitman arm didn't fit correctly on the sector shaft.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:35 PM   #59
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:39 PM   #60
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Not much more to regret but I suppose I regret the stupid mirror relocation brackets, can't see out of my dang passenger side mirror! Even when it's adjusted I can only see out of the corner lol

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