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Old 01-22-2013, 07:10 PM   #31
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X3 on the fluids and all maintenance. I screwed up the first time and didn't get the Champion plugs. The Jeep bucked like a bronc with a bur under the saddle until I got them changed out.

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Old 01-22-2013, 07:45 PM   #32
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That's something I need to do as well. Are the plugs easy to get out (4.0L)? I had issues with the last ford I tried to do that on. Apparently some 5.4L spark plugs like to get hot enough to sort of weld themselves to the heads. Or maybe it was the heads that got that hot.

either way I wanted to check if there were issues, after that experience, so I don't break any plugs trying to get them out.

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Old 01-22-2013, 07:51 PM   #33
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Put gas in it & took the hard top off
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:07 PM   #34
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took off the hard top, put on the soft, pulled off the front milk jugs
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:10 PM   #35
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Drove it home from the stealership, called up a buddy and took the hard top off and put the soft top on, then installed a Uniden 520 xl cb radio in it.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:59 PM   #36
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viperx6x9x. It took longer to find my ratchet and socket in my tool bag than to change out the plugs.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:56 PM   #37
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Left the PO's house and went to the gas station, drove it home and stopped at the gas station again. Then changed oil and washed it. Took it to show off without the top and stopped by the gas station before putting it to bed.
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:10 AM   #38
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Showed my son how to do an oil change, tune-up & shock replacement
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:48 AM   #39
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Took it to have remote starter put in and started to put in remote door locks(hard top)almost done with that when it got freakishly cold... 6f
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:13 AM   #40
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Derf Bars
2" budget boost
Bushwacker pocket flares
chrome wheels and 32" all terrain tires.

All of the above are no longer on my Jeep.

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Old 01-23-2013, 06:34 AM   #41
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Replaced the brake pads/shoes, rotors/drums, calipers, and all the brake hardware. (Can't be too careful!)

Then I ripped out all the carpet and painted the fender flares.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:30 AM   #42
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Bed-lined the chalky white flares.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:02 AM   #43
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Took the top down and drove to quadratec to get parts
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:24 AM   #44
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Cleaned it up. (It sat for three years in a dirt floored shed) changed the oil plugs most of the sensors painted the wheels and flares and bumpers took.off the jugs por 15ed the frame
Then about 4 months later dropped in an 8.8 regeared to 4.10 lifted and added 33's. Now I am replacing bumpers....

It never ends! And that is OK!
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:23 AM   #45
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Bed-lined the chalky white flares.
Do you have any pics of the lined fender flares? If so please post; I'm on an iPhone and can't find the garages.
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:28 AM   #46
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Put an another lift on it and took it for a long drive
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:50 AM   #47
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Changed fluids, took the top off, and went out wheelin!
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:18 AM   #48
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Took off the milk jugs front and rear then changed the tires to soft 8's!
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:12 AM   #49
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bought mine new in '01
First thing I did was install armrests on the doors... still love 'em
lots of add-ons after that, but that was the first aftermarket parts purchase for the Jeep
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:23 AM   #50
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Took the headlight bezels out and spray painted them black. They were the only piece of chrome on my rig and it drove me nuts. And I can't forget stickers.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:27 AM   #51
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Removed plastic bumper ends upgraded stereo and speakers.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:44 AM   #52
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New AT tyres and removed the front milk jugs
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:45 AM   #53
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With your Jeep, as is with life - starting is the easy bit, but you got to finish strong.
Buy and build your Jeep to keep it.
You NEVER sell your bike or your Jeep.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:04 AM   #54
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Checked the fluids, drove it home.
Changed the wheels/tire within 20 minutes of arriving home (already had them from my recently deceased XJ)
Changed fluids.
Removed sundry plastic c**p from the bumpers.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:23 AM   #55
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Plasti dipped the chrome headlight bezels, 2" BB and 31 x 10.50 all terrain tires.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:07 AM   #56
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Bought it and sent for interior detailing and shampoo. Now next is the oil change.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:31 AM   #57
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Drove to the gas station. lol , home, then vacuumed,washed and waxed.. to start with a clean slate. The rest is history...
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:51 AM   #58
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Just bought my 98 TJ. So far all I did was replace the idler and tensioner pulleys and serp belt. Waiting for a day off where the street is dry so I could change the oil, diff fluids, TC fluid and 4wd switch. This TJ has been well maintained, so it's not a huge rush. Tranny fluid looks fresh, coolant is fresh as the radiator was replaced about 1000 miles ago. It needs the left SB link, so I'll change both.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:04 AM   #59
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Ha! I'm planning on trying a light offroad out this upcoming weekend. Everywhere is covered in snow here in Idaho though!
Where in Idaho are you. Found a great place over by Horseshoe Bend that had about 8" of snow and it was prefect.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:05 AM   #60
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Replaced fluids in engine and Trans, some bushings, and did diy alignment. Balance and rotate tires. Drive it to the gas station lol

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