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Old 10-07-2008, 10:59 PM   #1
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Wink Come on Oregon, it's been a while

Hey everyone!
I see it's been a while since anyone posted a thread. I just moved back home to Oregon from North Carolina. I had a Jeep Patriot for about a year and realized it wasn't for me. So I bought a 2006 Jeep Wrangler X. I love it. I wanna do a 4 in lift and some other things but I am very new to this. Would love to start a new chat with some experienced Jeepers. Thanks hope to hear from ya'll soon.
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:06 PM   #2
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howdy and welcome

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Old 10-08-2008, 01:01 AM   #3
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Thanks for the nice welcome!
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Old 10-08-2008, 01:53 PM   #4
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damn boomer I didn't realize you had such a nice rig! I just got a 4" kit today! very excited to get it. let me know too if your up for wheelin!
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Old 10-08-2008, 11:09 PM   #5
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it gets me from a to b gonzo style


my psc full hydro kit came on the big brown truck the other day also. not putting that in till next year though. everybody's gettin new goodies.
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Old 10-09-2008, 05:51 PM   #6
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Nice Jeep Boomer...looks like a lot of fun! I can't wait...
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Old 10-10-2008, 12:05 AM   #7
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My girlfriend just moved here(Ohio) from Oregon so I thought I'd drop by. She has made me very jealous.
There is nothing really to do here with a Jeep. Untill winter anyway. You guys have fun without me :-(
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Old 10-10-2008, 12:38 AM   #8
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sounds like you need to move here and catch up with us some weekend.
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Old 10-11-2008, 11:33 AM   #9
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So where's the best place to get parts? I want to start adding some accessories, ie brush guard possibly with a winch..some light covers and a few other things. I have to save up for the lift..
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Old 10-12-2008, 02:50 PM   #10
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what I would do is just look online. I get most of my parts ordered off different sites. found a few things on ebay brand new and got really good deals on them. mostly just do your research on the parts you may find a really good deal as far as price goes but when it comes down to shipping... OUCH. 4wheelparts.com is an ok place to shop but the stores around here in my experience the guys are just A**holes. I know you have some off road shops out there in clackamas go and ask them as many questions as you can.

oh and I'm Zack welcome to the madness.
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Old 10-12-2008, 10:59 PM   #11
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I had work done at 4 Wheel Parts on NE 82, Portland. I had Old Man Emu springs put in. They left out the rear spring spacers which caused me some problems but they stood by their work. They paid the cost of work I had done at the Jeep dealer and the cost of the tow that resulted by leaving out the spacer. And they did install the spacers free of charge. This impressed me. They also install my exhaust header. I have also purchased part from them and had the parts shipped directly to me. This saved me a trip from Beaverton.

Their website is Lift Kits, Winches, Tires, & Wheels by 4 Wheel Parts

I have also order parts from Jeep Parts, Jeep Accessories & Jeep Soft Tops From The Jeep Parts Experts - Quadratec and Jeep Parts, Jeep Accessories, and Jeep Tops by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware ? Your Jeep Parts Source.

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Old 10-13-2008, 01:04 AM   #12
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hey YD when we goin up again! I'm starting grave yard soon so it'll be sunday monday and tuesday off!
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:29 PM   #13
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check out rubicon express for your lift. google the website look around and then give those guys a call. tell them what you want to accomplish and they'll help you out without the pressure to BUY NOW! they are super cool. at least that's my opinion. like zack said...look around on the net. there are good deals to be had. and buy direct when ya can. there are a lot of 4x4 shops around the area to have things installed. if ya don't wanna do it yourself.

i personally echo zack's comments on 4wheelparts. i've also had experiences with the local shop that left a bad taste in my mouth. but, they are a one stop shop...with some great deals that are hard to turn down. i'm was happily surprised to read yellow dogs's post about his experience. let's me know there's still hope for them.

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Old 10-15-2008, 02:27 AM   #14
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totally agree with boom. I delt with them only a few times when I really needed a part and they really were the best deal. I don't usually do business with them unless I can't find something cheaper... usually. but don't take my word find out for yourself and explore your options.
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Thanks guys for the great advise, I will check it out. Yeah there is a 4 wheel accessories shop down the street but it's a little intimidating going in there because I know just enough to sound stupid..haha. Prob is, even if I get the parts cheap online I would have to get someone to install them. I have a pretty good hookup at a Jeep dealership but I know they can be out the roof with labor prices. I am not even sure they will install parts that aren't purchased from them.
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So where's the best place to get parts? I want to start adding some accessories, ie brush guard possibly with a winch..some light covers and a few other things. I have to save up for the lift..
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The Best Place I've found is Northridge 4x4. They are in Seattle, but they ship down here. Dave is such a GREAT guy and has never done me wrong. I've bought my fair share of junk from him and have never had a problem.

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Old 10-20-2008, 09:40 PM   #17
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Personally.....if I could do the lift over again, I'd steer far far away from Rubicon Express!

I've had nothing but problems with my lift and the company is willing to help out AT ALL.....I've called them several times and have not received anything in response.

I would go with nth degree!
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Personally.....if I could do the lift over again, I'd steer far far away from Rubicon Express!

I've had nothing but problems with my lift and the company is willing to help out AT ALL.....I've called them several times and have not received anything in response.

I would go with nth degree!
Oh I see how you are you were telling me to go with the RE lift. thanks alot... I'll let you know how that FT lift does me, finishing getting it installed in the morning!

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Thanks guys for the great advise, I will check it out. Yeah there is a 4 wheel accessories shop down the street but it's a little intimidating going in there because I know just enough to sound stupid..haha. Prob is, even if I get the parts cheap online I would have to get someone to install them. I have a pretty good hookup at a Jeep dealership but I know they can be out the roof with labor prices. I am not even sure they will install parts that aren't purchased from them.
I wouldn't go to the jeep dealer, they just like raping people... I just got bent over in there the other day for an exhauster for my hard top! trust me the guys/gals in the shop know best. they have had all the questions before and usually have a pretty good Idea of what does what. If they give you a bad impression/feeling though don't go to that shop. I had that problem today. thought I was golden then realized that the shop was trying to weasle money out of me left and right. I know the person knew what they were talking about but I didn't think that some of the things needed to be immediatly done.
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I got my lift 5 years ago. I've HEARD that the lifts have gotten better. I'm just saying that my experience hasn't been all that great. Did you get the Long Arm kit? I know those are considerably better.
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I would go with nth degree!
FYI, since Nth Degree's falling out in September '07 - AEV has taken over their suspension line.
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no got the short arm kit. but it was a deal I just couldn't pass up. from talking to off road shops and looking at prices of the LA kits I decided with the terrain around here I didn't really need a LA kit.
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Personally.....if I could do the lift over again, I'd steer far far away from Rubicon Express!

I've had nothing but problems with my lift and the company is willing to help out AT ALL.....I've called them several times and have not received anything in response.

I would go with nth degree!
what problems have you had with your lift components? i haven't heard much negativity about RE. i'm curious to hear some...
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from what I've heard is the heim? joints go out really easy and the bushings wear out prematurely (I think that was the problem). I don't recall 100% though.

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