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Old 03-04-2014, 11:30 AM   #1
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Worth the hit!

So, admittedly I am not an off roader, but I do enjoy "excercising" my '05 TJ Jeep Wrangler, especially in light of the weather, with recent snowfall accumulations. Two weeks ago I happened to take a "shortcut" through a local nature preserve to play in the snow. Awesome it was, a snowy tree lined trail, through the woods with a stream running alongside, with three (3) fording points. I thought it rather unusual that the water level seemed deeper than normal, and found out why at the third and final crossing, as I literally baptised my Jeep in about 2' of water, of a normally 8" deep crossing. The ice flows had dammed and started to back the creek up, and as I started to climb the far shore bank, at the last minute, I saw a 1 1/2" thick ice ledge sticking out toward me. Not wanting to get stuck, I kept moving forward, hoping for the best, but bracing for the worst. Shouting with elation I was, as "Willy", my trusty '05 TJ came walking up out of the water, but not before I heard a loud bang, where I had presumably taken a direct hit to the grille, from the icy ledge. Further elated I was, when I got home to see no damage done to the font end, until I noticed one of my fog lights acanter, off center, leaning back. Unfotunately, the ice had sheared it off it's base. A tube of JB weld later.... As I was working on that light, it suddenly dawned on me to check the other... Yep, hanging by a thread, both fog lights sheared off. So, if anyone knows of where I can get some stock TJ '05-06 fog lights, preferably used (since I'm not made of money) I'd greatly appreciate it. In the meantime, did you know that tightening the rear lug nuts and replacing that U-joint that has a powdery substance leaking out of it makes your Jeep run smoother?!
I spent Sunday afternoon dropping the driveshaft and replacing the U-joints. God, I love my Jeep!

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Old 03-04-2014, 11:33 AM   #2
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I loved reading that, are you an English major? Sounds like fun, felt like I was there. Check Jeepsareus they have all that kind of stuff.

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Old 03-04-2014, 11:55 AM   #3
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There are no used ones on eBay currently. I would check there periodically.
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hah awesome read, thanks for sharing.
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:49 PM   #5
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I got fog lights off of my 05 LJ sitting in the shed that I replaced with LEDs. Make me an offer!
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:18 PM   #6
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Thanks, not an English major, I was just reliving the experience as I was writing. Also, I did stay at Motel 6, once :-)
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:30 PM   #7
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hah awesome read, thanks for sharing.
NFGZ, Not to hijack but i went to college in St Augustine, moved up to Jax a few years ago, whats up neighbor.
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I got fog lights off of my 05 LJ sitting in the shed that I replaced with LEDs. Make me an offer!
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:48 AM   #9
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If you don't reach a deal with kosmo, Quadratec catalog has replacement fogs in their catalog. They're plug and play...
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DaveysJeeps.com ... guy has an acre full of Jeeps in Ohio and can always fill my TJ parts orders
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:42 PM   #11
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Thanks, for all of the suggestions!
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:04 PM   #12
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Thanks, Cosmos! "Willie" has night vision, again! :-)
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:16 PM   #13
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Cosmos, sorry about missing your first name , texting on a cellphone, plus I was rather excited! They look great! Thanks again, your the best!
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:18 PM   #14
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Cosmos, sorry about your name getting dropped, typing on a cellphone.... Anyway, thanks again, they look and work great!

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