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Old 02-08-2013, 09:27 AM   #13261
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What I did to my TJ today

Ordered my new track bar and steering stab

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Old 02-08-2013, 10:17 AM   #13262
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Windshield Lights/Flat Fendor Flares

Just installed Windshield Lights and Flat Fender Flares. I should be getting my Nates front bumper and Engo 10,000lb winch in next week.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:28 AM   #13263
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Looks awesome man! Getting jealous, man i need a soft top
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:07 AM   #13264
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I still haven't hit 50k I am at 43,250 in my 06 Rubi.

06 sport TJ.....just did my 25k mile oil change last week.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:33 AM   #13265
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06 sport TJ.....just did my 25k mile oil change last week.
I've got 55k on a 98 Sarah...... Just braking her in
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:52 AM   #13266
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:56 AM   #13267
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Well I suppose I am wrong there, I have a WARN and it is not rated for towing. I'd be careful anyways
I have a Pro Comp that is not rated for towing, however I tow a 6x10 trailer with a 300cc 4 wheeler on it and it does the job. Probably would not go much more than that.
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:00 PM   #13268
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I have a Pro Comp that is not rated for towing, however I tow a 6x10 trailer with a 300cc 4 wheeler on it and it does the job. Probably would not go much more than that.
I'm not saying mine wouldn't tow, it just says that it's not rated, so I wouldn't tow anything bigger than a 4 wheeler or golf cart.
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:28 PM   #13269
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I'm not saying mine wouldn't tow, it just says that it's not rated, so I wouldn't tow anything bigger than a 4 wheeler or golf cart.
I have the Smittybilt Classic Crawler bumper and it says the same thing.
It bolts directly to the frame, has two bolts that go through the frame cross member and I have frame tie ins on the ends. I honestly think it could handle anything that the Jeep itself could handle towing.



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Old 02-08-2013, 01:36 PM   #13270
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I have the Smittybilt Classic Crawler bumper and it says the same thing.
It bolts directly to the frame, has two bolts that go through the frame cross member and I have frame tie ins on the ends. I honestly think it could handle anything that the Jeep itself could handle towing.
Your hitch is totally different than mine, so that could be the difference. Ill snap some pictures when I get home. The bumper itself has 10 bolts into the frame, plus tie ins on both ends haha it's not coming off.
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:39 PM   #13271
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I drove over some snow banks that were taller than my hood.
with the kids buckled up and loving it. Kinda sort of knocked em down for the parking lot plow guy.
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:33 PM   #13272
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That's when 4.0s and toyotas start to finally break in.
My 2.5 is 100,000 miles from it. Is a rebuilt anywhere near its future?
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:23 PM   #13273
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Just installed Windshield Lights and Flat Fender Flares. I should be getting my Nates front bumper and Engo 10,000lb winch in next week.
Those wheels are hot. What are they?
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:40 PM   #13274
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My 2.5 is 100,000 miles from it. Is a rebuilt anywhere near its future?
It all really depends on the abuse on the motor. Obviously a grandma driven car will last longer than someone who is always bouncing off the rev limiter and racing. My guess would be no, although I'm not very knowledgeable of the 4 bangers

Toyotas and the 4.0 are notorious for being very reliable into the very high mileage range if taken care of properly. I suppose Hondas are too but who really likes Honda
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:49 PM   #13275
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It all really depends on the abuse on the motor. Obviously a grandma driven car will last longer than someone who is always bouncing off the rev limiter and racing. My guess would be no, although I'm not very knowledgeable of the 4 bangers

Toyotas and the 4.0 are notorious for being very reliable into the very high mileage range if taken care of properly. I suppose Hondas are too but who really likes Honda
I've heard the 4 bangers are even more reliable than the 4.0s. But jut like you said, it all depends on the abuse the engine has taken.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:38 PM   #13276
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Did this to my wife's rig.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:43 PM   #13277
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:56 PM   #13278
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That beast is looking good.
How much longer before you're driving it?
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:01 PM   #13279
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Got the tires rotated and balanced after their first 3k miles on the jeep, now oil change to keep the engine strong. Ill do my differential service soon along with the transmission.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:30 PM   #13280
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New front pinion seal, new transmission seal, front diff service, locking hood latches, chrome to black hood hinges, new crank shaft position sensor and to top it all off..... I finally passed my state inspection.
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That beast is looking good.
How much longer before you're driving it?
Not sure. It isn't really in my hands at the moment.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:11 PM   #13282
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Installed some lights on the back bumper, tinted over my tails and forgot to tape the reverse lights >.< So now I have reverse lights again, and just lights in general for anything I need.

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Old 02-08-2013, 07:23 PM   #13283
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Just cleaned the first foot of snow off the Jeep and the driveway. Will try and hit them both again before bed. Just can't wait to see what's in store for us by tomorrow morning!
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:27 PM   #13284
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:32 PM   #13285
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My 2.5 is 100,000 miles from it. Is a rebuilt anywhere near its future?
Mine is a 2.5 and I broke a piston skirt at about 175k and nursed it till 215k before I changed it...
But its hard to say when or if you'll need a rebuild.
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Mine is a 2.5 and I broke a piston skirt at about 175k and nursed it till 215k before I changed it...
But its hard to say when or if you'll need a rebuild.
You drove with a broken skirt? For 40k?
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:43 PM   #13287
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:11 PM   #13288
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took my parents for a ride in it and showed them all the work/mods/upgrades ive been doing to it instead of studying. (they are visiting me here at school for "family weekend"). they loved it. i let my dad drive it, and he just kinda looked at me funny and said "son, that's quite a vehicle you've got there..." lol

also, my sister wanted me to teach her to drive stick...so i let her have a go this afternoon. that was painful. after she stalled it nearly 20 times, she finally got into 1st and we did a lap around the parking lot. then she stalled it about 5 more times before i decided my poor tj couldn't take it anymore. im proud of my sister for getting it once, but i think ill be the only one driving my baby for a very long time after that. hope she didnt burn up my clutch too much.
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You drove with a broken skirt? For 40k?
Yea at first it would knock on start up and go away when it warmed up eventually it got to where it would sound like a diesel going down the road

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