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Old 01-21-2013, 02:24 PM   #1
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When you all got your first TJ, what was the first thing you did to it?

Just got my first TJ, and I'm anxious to begin working on it. What was the first thing (modification etc..) you did to your TJ?

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Old 01-21-2013, 02:29 PM   #2
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Bed liner the tub. Had to get rid of the carpet.

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Old 01-21-2013, 02:32 PM   #3
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Removed a lot of plastic stuff and the "footsteps"
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:35 PM   #4
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I've been thinking about doing that actually. Did you use Raptor Liner?
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:35 PM   #5
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Trail hitch, 2"BB, Iggee seat covers.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:36 PM   #6
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Found a mud hole
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:39 PM   #7
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Took it out on a mild rocky trail and tested the 4x4 since I never had a vehicle with that option before... After that I was HOOKED! Damn, jeeps like drug you cant get enuff off lol

PS no rehab required
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:41 PM   #8
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Hurst shifter knob been passed down to my second jeep
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:43 PM   #9
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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!
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:45 PM   #10
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Dropped the top!!
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:45 PM   #11
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I replaced all the fluids and checked the condition of the differentials.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:46 PM   #12
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Cleaned it, pounded the dents out of it
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:46 PM   #13
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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!
Recently I decided to take my TJ on a frozen lake for a bit(got some pics on the forum if your interested)... Snow is normal up here in Northern Ontario, Canada... Waiting for another big hit and test it out further...
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:49 PM   #14
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Figured out how to disconnect the front antiswaybar which helped quite a bit on the milder offroad trails. Leave the rear antiswaybar connected!
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:52 PM   #15
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Found a mud hole
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.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:08 PM   #16
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Ditched the carpet for some bedliner, took the nerf bars off.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:25 PM   #17
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It was a brand new 2001. Got it home and pulled the carpet out. Six years later I put it back in and sold it. Same thing with the 2004 I bought a couple years ago.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:55 PM   #18
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Removed rear seat / carpeting, installed expedition racks and trail/saddle bags, removed RUBICON and trail rated stickers, aired tires down to 32 lbs. all done the very first weekend of April 2004..
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:10 PM   #19
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Recently I decided to take my TJ on a frozen lake for a bit(got some pics on the forum if your interested)... Snow is normal up here in Northern Ontario, Canada... Waiting for another big hit and test it out further...

Can you provide a link to your pictures? Thanks!

My 97 had new carpet. wet okole seat covers and a lift. I think I stored the hardtop, removed the soft top and bought a cargo net to cover the back.

That was four years ago and now I'm ordering new seats, maybe bumpers and new wheels/tires.

By the way this forum is addictive.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:50 PM   #21
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i removed the side steps and the jugs from the bumpers, and now it just keeps getting more expensive to mod.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:53 PM   #22
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toke the bumper off my dead tj and put it on the tj.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:19 PM   #23
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wheels and tires(bought with lift), after all fluids of course
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:24 PM   #24
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First day, new tires, removed the bumper jugs and steps. First week, 2" BB and shocks, aftermarket muffler, changed all fluids (diffs, transfer case, transmission, coolant, P/S fluid, brake fluid, engine oil)
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:38 PM   #25
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Took the top off!
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:44 PM   #26
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I ripped out that crappy radio that came with it and put in a simple Sony.

The "7 Speaker" system actually sounds decent with a better radio in it, just no bass cuz the "sub" is blown.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:14 PM   #27
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Can you provide a link to your pictures? Thanks!

My 97 had new carpet. wet okole seat covers and a lift. I think I stored the hardtop, removed the soft top and bought a cargo net to cover the back.

That was four years ago and now I'm ordering new seats, maybe bumpers and new wheels/tires.

By the way this forum is addictive.
If you click on my garage under my name on the side, there under my jeep profile
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Changed out all the fluids and all maintenance things.
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changed out all the fluids and all maintenance things.
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Took pictures of it and put them up in the bathroom.

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