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Old 03-05-2012, 11:09 AM   #91
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Dragonii, can you attach a full pick of the jeep with the side steps, i was thinking about doing that but wanted to see it done first.
Sure, I'll take one when I go out to pick it up from the sound shop. It's getting an alarm installed right now.

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Old 03-05-2012, 11:15 AM   #92
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man i want a tj. cool jeep
I like the TJ better than the JK for sure. I looked at a lot of Jeeps when I was shopping and decided that it HAD to be a TJ. Not that I completely dislike the JK... a TJ just has more of a true Jeep look to me. Maybe it's the plastic fenders, I don't know.

Either way, I like my Jeep and I have found that most JK drivers don't share that "oh, cool, you drive a Jeep too" sensation that you see from other TJ drivers.

Not sure if they are stuck up or if they just bought a Jeep because they liked the color or what, but most don't seem to care if they see another Jeep.

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U kinda did replace the fenders for wide ones.... Looks like a jk ...
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:50 PM   #94
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U kinda did replace the fenders for wide ones.... Looks like a jk ...
Yes, but the whole fender isn't plastic.
I like the front fenders having some metal along the side of the hood, or maybe it's the more squared shape of the fender that I like... not sure.
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:55 PM   #95
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Dragonii, can you attach a full pick of the jeep with the side steps, i was thinking about doing that but wanted to see it done first.
Here you go, hope this helps. They are kind of hard to see. lol






Sorry about the glare in that last one.

As for what I think about the steps, I love them. They make it easy to get in and out. They also make it easy to reach across the windshield front rail.
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:49 PM   #96
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replaced the stock stabilizer with a Rancho...

Put in the front speakers...


And she got her license plate today.
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:15 PM   #97
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What did you use for your turn signals/marker light tint??
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:18 PM   #98
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What did you use for your turn signals/marker light tint??
Think he used Plasti-Dip
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:41 PM   #99
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What did you use for your turn signals/marker light tint??
VHT Night-Shades
It's transparent so when you hit the brakes they light up red as they should.
VHT Nite-Shades™

They sell it at Autozone, Advance, etc.
Very easy to use. Only do like 2-3 coats, after that it will start to get too black to let the light show through.
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Cool... My Autozone only had the red VHT, not the black.. I'll check a few other places.
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:50 PM   #101
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What did you have to do for the speakers? I went to put a new radio and speakers in and couldnt find a speaker in town that would fit. Even if they came with adapters. The speakers i found didnt have the holes for the screws in the wright place.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:07 PM   #102
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What did you have to do for the speakers? I went to put a new radio and speakers in and couldnt find a speaker in town that would fit. Even if they came with adapters. The speakers i found didnt have the holes for the screws in the wright place.

I bought a set of these adapter plates and mounted some 5.25" Orions in them with some foam baffles.
In my case I didn't have to cut anything, but I have heard that some TJ's have a curved metal piece in the dash that needs to be cut out of the way.
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XTC 5.25" Foam Speaker Baffles VXT55 acoustic baffle for 5 1/4" speaker 1pair | eBay

Everything lined up and bolted in just fine.

What I found in the dash when I oped it up wasn't expected...
these are what came from the factory in my Jeep.

Guess someone paid for the "good" stereo. lol
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:18 PM   #103
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Took the dog for a ride in with the windows off Sunday. He seemed to like it and be scared a bit all at the same time.


I ordered him a Smitybilt CRES when we got back from the dog park. Nothing like using the dog as an excuse to drop another $100 on the Jeep. lol
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:27 PM   #104
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Got in the CRES and Bikini.

After some tweaking they fit together pretty well.





And most important of all.... Charlie dog approves.
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:05 PM   #105
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Just wanted to share because I think it's cute.
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Old 03-17-2012, 06:39 PM   #106
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Did some painting today.
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Old 03-17-2012, 09:50 PM   #107
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what suspension mods and wheel/tire sizes are you running? Nice jeep!
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Old 03-17-2012, 09:53 PM   #108
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Thanks for all the updates. It a great read on taking a stock Wrangler and making it your own. It looks great!!!
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Old 03-18-2012, 03:31 PM   #109
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JP2611....what kind of front bumper and side bars are on the red Jeep?
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:18 PM   #110
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what suspension mods and wheel/tire sizes are you running? Nice jeep!

As of right now it just has a 3" body lift running 33x12.5x15 Duratracs on 15x8 Cragar Soft 8's.
The body lift is going to be removed. It is being replaced with a 1" polyurethane bodylift with all new mounting bushings.

Along with a 2" Budget Boost and a set of Rancho rs5000 shocks. (just call me old school) lol

These are coming, I promise. It's all been purchased and is sitting in the corner. I just need to line up some help to do that because it's going to be a bit of a job to tackle.
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:34 PM   #111
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The results of a busy weekend.
Red interior paint.


Built a rear deck to cover the storage area.


added bonus... it gave me something to strap my jack to.

And I pulled out the center console, removed the factory sub and test fit my amps for the upcoming sound system upgrade... THEY FIT!!!


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Now $4k isn't what I paid for the Jeep, that's what I am getting for the Ranger that I am selling.

I paid $10,650 for the Jeep. Still a good deal based on what I was finding elsewhere.
The $4k from the Ranger.... I get to spend on the Jeep.

Redo the lift, custom stereo, new carpet and seat covers, armor kit, new top, lights, alarm, new flares...
Also planning on a tune up, all new brakes, shocks, etc.

Gonna be busy every weekend from now until Christmas. lol
How many miles are on it?
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As of right now it just has a 3" body lift running 33x12.5x15 Duratracs on 15x8 Cragar Soft 8's.
The body lift is going to be removed. It is being replaced with a 1" polyurethane bodylift with all new mounting bushings.

Along with a 2" Budget Boost and a set of Rancho rs5000 shocks. (just call me old school) lol

These are coming, I promise. It's all been purchased and is sitting in the corner. I just need to line up some help to do that because it's going to be a bit of a job to tackle.
haha ok thanks for the reply. sounds like youve got a plan! Do you have any rubbing with the setup?
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how many miles are on it?
69k
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haha ok thanks for the reply. sounds like youve got a plan! Do you have any rubbing with the setup?

None at the moment.
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Looking killer! Love the idea of stashing the amps in the center console. Looks like it will work perfect. Charlie dog may have to wear ear protection though
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The sub amp is a 800 watt Class D Mono Pioneer.

They make some awesome stuff.
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I read your post from the beginning and felt like I was enjoying your Jeep tranformation with you. Love the enthusiasm.

My only though as I got to this point is.... You must be well over that $4000.00 of play money from selling your truck. LOL
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I read your post from the beginning and felt like I was enjoying your Jeep tranformation with you. Love the enthusiasm.

My only though as I got to this point is.... You must be well over that $4000.00 of play money from selling your truck. LOL
Yeah, I'm pretty much tapped out for now. Since I got a 12 months/no interest deal on the tires at Good Year I don't really count them though.

But I still have a pile of stuff in the corner that hasn't been done yet.
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I'm in touch with the pile thing lol. Keep up the good work kid. I find this thread to be very inspiring.

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