I have been lurking in the shadows and finally signed up to the forum today. I have read a good amount of usefull information on here and have enjoyed following some of the threads.
I purchased a 2010 new apx a year ago and I have finally had the time to start to get some work done on it. It has been at the shop for a couple of days and I get to pick it up tomorrow. I just installed a new garvin Expedition rack, and now I am doing a lift with shocks and dual steering stabilizers, new tires, wheels and fenders. The jeep will be complete tomorrow so I will post some new pics this weekend of the job.
Thanks for all the helpfull info I have read on here. I am planning on looking at bumpers now and looking to build or buy a trailer I can paint to match and have a tent installed on top.
Here is the final pic of my stock jeep, or what it looked like yesturday.
Very nice. Congrats and welcome to wrangler forum.
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Welcome to the forum! Great looking mods!
Bumpers are also on my short list of 'next ups' ... Still researching, but my neighbor who works in a fab shop told me that one of his close friends just started working there who has fabricated bumpers for a number of vehicles including Jeep, so I'm going to ask what a fab'ed bumper pair might cost as well - for my taste, the mil-spec bumpers were the only ones I really liked, but need to save a few nickels for them (the front costs $1,100 alone).
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Thank You all for the welcome and the positive comments!
I have to say I love the ride. The lift and tires sure smoothed out the bumps in the road. So many of the off road tires I have had in the past have been very noisy and these are a pleasure to drive with. The rack being all the way out to the back makes it real easy loading and unloading a boat without hitting the truck.
trenn that is a sweet looking bumper. I would like to see one up close.
I tend to like things without to many parts and bolts, if I could find what I am looking for in a one piece welded unit I would prefer that.
I think the rack would work fine with my soft top also. It does not touch the roof in any way, just the body panels.