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Old 02-03-2013, 10:45 AM   #61
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Saving more money for more mods

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Old 02-03-2013, 10:53 AM   #62
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Top and doors off
Removed nerf bars
Removed all chrome accents
Went wheeling to see how it did in stock form.
tune up inc. all fluids
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Made a list of must have parts to save for.

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Old 02-03-2013, 10:53 AM   #63
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Trans flush and put it on the lift and checked everything top to bottom! Been driving with a smile ever since!
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:55 AM   #64
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Put CJ Lights on it and added a pineapple grenade shift knob!
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:58 AM   #65
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took the doors off
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:01 AM   #66
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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.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:32 AM   #67
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replaced all fluids. bone stock, took it off road and saw how amazing it is already. hooked.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:44 AM   #68
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Bed liner the tub. Had to get rid of the carpet.
Did you have it professionally done, or use the rattle can stuff?
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:45 AM   #69
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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 .........
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:41 PM   #70
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Installed a new radio poor thing had the old original am/fm cassette. When my rookie and I got power we screamed like little girls! Lol and best of all it still works a year later!!
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:00 PM   #71
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Replaced the headlights in the first 5 days
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:39 PM   #72
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relocated mirrors,put soft top onand hung hardtop in garage,joined the forum, cut the steps off, got online and ordered upgrades.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:45 PM   #73
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x2. That and removed the top, doors, running boards and milk jugs on the front and rear bumpers.

Things I'm going to do?
-Lift kit
-Tires/wheels
-MCE fenders
-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.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:50 PM   #74
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Removed carpet, back seat, factory trunk box or whatever, and removed the milk jugs. All unnecessary!
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:41 PM   #75
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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
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:45 PM   #76
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Dropped the top!!
That's the first thing I did, too.

Take the top off, put on some tunes and go cruising.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:13 PM   #77
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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.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:01 PM   #78
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Removed the plastic hubcaps that mirrored the stock rims, but were made to look like fake chrome.

Let that sink in for a minute.


Hubcabs.

Plastic.

On a Jeep.





Hubcaps.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:31 PM   #79
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Whatever the hubcaps were doing on there, I am glad they are gone. Hubcaps look dumb on any vehicle.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:47 PM   #81
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That's the first thing I did, too.

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.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:58 PM   #82
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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
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:39 AM   #83
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KC lights on the front bumper.
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:37 PM   #84
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Changed that damn oil
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:42 PM   #85
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Changed the fluids
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:58 PM   #86
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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.....
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:25 PM   #87
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Pulled the fuse for the dome light.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:18 PM   #88
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What part of idaho are you in?
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:11 AM   #89
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First mod? Ripped the milk jugs off and plasti dipped the grille. Cheap and easy.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:17 AM   #90
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Removed the hard top and put on the soft top.

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