Checked all fluids, even though the P.O. said they were new, found out they were and I then wired up the KC lights that he had put on but couldn't wire up himself. I then pulled all the carpet and seats and pressure washed them all. Figured it was a good days work and went to order my side steps.
Bought my 98 stone stock off a lot in 2004. I added a nifty steering wheel cover (still there) and took off the steps and plastic bumper ends when I got home.
Since then I've done some other stuff .........
98 TJ 5.7 Hemi, 545RFE, G2 D44, HP30, 4.10s & ARBs, RE 4.5 LA, 35 in MTRs on 15x10 alloys, Gen Right G3 Aluminum fenders/rear flares, Warn 9.5 CTi w/ Amsteel Blue, Premier Welder, Savvy rockers, Rampage top, a few other goodies..
Link to build thread..http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/s...rsion-1277803/
x2. That and removed the top, doors, running boards and milk jugs on the front and rear bumpers.
Things I'm going to do?
-New bumper and winch (en route )
-Raptor line tub
I could rattle off a bunch more, but I'll spare you. Long story short, it never ends.
x4 Jeep = just empty every pocket
Had it 2 weeks, went wheeling and almost flipped it over backwards.
It's not about getting out of the Storm, but learning to dance in the rain.
When I die I am going to be buried with my Jeep, cause I haven't yet found a hole it can't get out of!!!!!
06 TJ Rubi 4.0 and alot of other crap
Put gas in it cuz it was on empty . Very first thing I did was to add some armor since I had a couple areas that had blems. Been downhill ever since....fender flares, tires, wheels, seat covers, lift, exhaust coming up....never ends
Added side mirror re-locators i got of craigslist for $10 (found out before i got the jeep that you can't drive on a military base without side mirrors.) then i took the top and doors off and enjoyed the Florida summer.
Take the top off, put on some tunes and go cruising.
You can always tell when somebody gets thier first Jeep. You couldn't punch the smile off my face once I got the top off for the first time.
After changing all the fluids, I did a lot of cheap or free mods. Removed side steps, milk jugs, fender flare extensions, and carpet. Bedlined the bumpers, fog light housings, and all the chrome parts I could find. Got a new shift knob. Wired a switch into the fusebox to disable the door light switches for easy doorless operation. Replaced the stock radio with a nice kenwood unit.
From there the upgrades just got more expensive, but the Jeep just keeps getting better.
I replaced all the fluids and checked the condition of the differentials.
Exactly.......also had them put it on the rack for me and went over it with the mechanic to make sure the Tie rod ends were OK as well as looking for the obvious things we could see from under there....Sure made me feel better about the Jeep after doing that and seeing that everything was in good shape
It's my VERY FIRST JeeP !! Drove it home 100 miles from purchase, not knowing what to expect on the way home, crossed fingers & toes, everything cramped up so I un-crossed them. There were no maintenance records available. Before the purchase, (I checked the fluids, the brakes worked, wondered if the tranny is shifitng OK, 4WD shifted ok, are the lug nuts tightened, will it pass emissions, It didn't have any leaks when I looked underneath but is it leaking now? Made it home, parked it in the drive way, went into da garage and got a frosty beer, got back in the drivers seat, cracked it open and high fived the steering wheel! I'm officially hooked! I did not realize what I have been missing.....