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Old 02-01-2014, 10:49 PM   #1
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What have you regretted

With all the things we do to our rigs, I thought it would be interesting to ask what you've done to your jeep you regretted. Come on...we all know we haven't made all the right decisions. Let's hear it

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Old 02-01-2014, 10:51 PM   #2
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Buying Bushwacker Fender flares...5 days and they'll be replaced with Metal Cloak's arched flares!

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Old 02-01-2014, 11:14 PM   #3
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lol JK sahara wheels and tires. I was looking for 32" tires on a budget. But the wheels look way to big for my liking and the tires are waaaaaaay too narrow.
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Old 02-01-2014, 11:34 PM   #4
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Skyjacker hydro7000s.. Got replaced with bilstein 5100s as soon as i got money..
Stripping out the intake manifold where the TB mounts... Had to undergo buying two manifolds which both broke in shipping to use the better of the two to cut my hand to shreds getting the intake manifold bolts out and back on. Not something i will do anymore. Ill just say ALWAYS check torque settings...
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Bought new shocks and kept my ride stock in 2013. I should have simply went with a 2" BDS lift that comes w new shocks and springs.
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Old 02-01-2014, 11:46 PM   #6
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Not finding a deal on a sweet ass rubicon.
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Old 02-01-2014, 11:57 PM   #7
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Not buying a TJ sooner
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Old 02-02-2014, 12:42 AM   #8
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Old 02-02-2014, 02:22 AM   #9
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Picking up quick discos instead of just buying an antirock in the beginning

Not putting a locker in the rear when I did my axle swap

Not getting control arms at the same time I did my lift

Not getting redline or amsoil fluid when I did my trans fluid change a couple months ago and getting Mobil 1 fluid instead

I'm sure there's more...
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:09 AM   #10
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1) Smittybuilt bumpers. Should have saved up for nicer ones.

2) Not marrying a rich man so I can do all the other mods I want
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:35 AM   #11
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[QUOTE=ellie87;7924105]1) Smittybuilt bumpers. Should have saved up for nicer ones.

I’m with you on this one…..I change all my bumpers (Smittybuilt) out to Rock Hard and have been happy ever since. no more rattles
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:37 AM   #12
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Not starting with an LJ Rubicon.
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Bought a Rubicon Express 4.5 inch Superflex lift and had to replace the rubber control arm bushings 3 times in less than 15k miles. Upgraded to Rokmen arms with Currie Johnny Joints on both ends and have not looked back.
Orginally added 1 inch spacers to my suspension lift, but made my rig so tall it wouldn't fit through the 7 ft garage door with more than 18 psi in the (35 inch) tires. I lifted my previous XJ too tall and got really tired of having to air down every time I drove into the garage and air up after backing it out. Had to pull out the springs and remove the spacers.
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:44 AM   #14
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I've gone mild / safe with my Mods, so I'm also going with NOT buying a TJ sooner!
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Not starting with an LJ Rubicon.
That one right there. X a gazillion.
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1) Smittybuilt bumpers. Should have saved up for nicer ones.

2) Not marrying a rich man so I can do all the other mods I want


Im sure your husband would be happy to know this. You expect someone else to buy your mods for you? Certainly not helping your gender stereotype.
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Not marrying a Jeep Girl. So anything that involves my Jeep is an act of congress to accomplish. That's why I live by the Ask for forgiveness method. "still paying for mounting the ammo cans to my jeep fenders.
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Im sure your husband would be happy to know this. You expect someone else to buy your mods for you? Certainly not helping your gender stereotype.
Wow, that was a joke - I wouldn't trade my husband for anything. Every mod I have I've bought and installed myself. Doesn't sound very gender stereotypical to me.
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Old 02-02-2014, 11:07 AM   #19
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Wow, that was a joke - I wouldn't trade my husband for anything. Every mod I have I've bought and installed myself. Doesn't sound very gender stereotypical to me.
Thats ok..If I were your husband I would buy you any mod you want…..or even a new jeep…… LoL don’t let that other post get to you, we know what you meant.

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Teraflex's first generation control arms.
Long-arm suspension (Rubicon Express).
Bushwhacker flat flares.
Bestop Trailmax seats.

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Im sure your husband would be happy to know this. You expect someone else to buy your mods for you? Certainly not helping your gender stereotype.
What an asinine response to such an obviously a tongue-in-cheek comment. Lighten up or go elsewhere, we don't need such uncalled for comments here in Wrangler Forum.
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Old 02-02-2014, 11:28 AM   #21
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Buying used RE control arms from the east coast. Could not get the adjustment loose on one due to rust. What a pain.
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1) Smittybuilt bumpers. Should have saved up for nicer ones.

2) Not marrying a rich man so I can do all the other mods I want
haha made me smile
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Teraflex's first generation control arms.
Long-arm suspension (Rubicon Express).
Bushwhacker flat flares.
Bestop Trailmax seats.

What an asinine response to such an obviously a tongue-in-cheek comment. Lighten up or go elsewhere, we don't need such uncalled for comments here in Wrangler Forum.
why not the Bushwhacker flat flairs Jerry? ive been thinking about gettin these,thanks.
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Old 02-02-2014, 11:42 AM   #24
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Im sure your husband would be happy to know this. You expect someone else to buy your mods for you? Certainly not helping your gender stereotype.
Someone must have been born without the 'humor/sarcasm' gene...

Mine is not getting a JB Conv Super Short SYE from the beginning. Got the standard JB Conv SYE and will now be upgrading.

Live and learn. It's all a process and fun as he!!

So, anyone want a Standard length SYE???
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why not the Bushwhacker flat flairs Jerry? ive been thinking about gettin these,thanks.
They're ok for a street Jeep or wide-open offroad trails but they're too fragile for any trail where they might have to rub up against something.

This is what happened to mine on the first trail after installing Bushwhacker Flat Flares onto my previous TJ...
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They're ok for a street Jeep or wide-open offroad trails but they're too fragile for any trail where they might have to rub up against something.

This is what happened to mine on the first trail after installing Bushwhacker Flat Flares onto my previous TJ...
oh , good point, thank you.ouch!!
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Thats ok..If I were your husband I would buy you any mod you want…..or even a new jeep…… LoL don’t let that other post get to you, we know what you meant.

Go Broncos!
Agreed...to a T

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Buying an X instead of a Sport, but is all working out just fine. Just need to find that D44 with 4.88 gears and life will be, well life. Lol
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Sold my '77 CJ-5.

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