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07-19-2011 05:43 PM
Mango-Jeepin
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Too funny!!!! I was just looking at this and got husbands approval to get it. Bestop 42810-09 - Bestop HOSS™ Window Storage Duffle in Charcoal For Bestop and Factory Zip Out Vinyl Windows - Quadratec

I like the handles! And good idea with the steps. I did check other posts and others have liked the cheaper steps but... I'm not sure that I wouldn't still be checking out the ones I REALLY wanted and wishing I had gotten them.
and of course its on backorder!!!! ARGH
07-15-2011 03:01 PM
Mango-Jeepin Too funny!!!! I was just looking at this and got husbands approval to get it. Bestop 42810-09 - Bestop HOSS™ Window Storage Duffle in Charcoal For Bestop and Factory Zip Out Vinyl Windows - Quadratec

I like the handles! And good idea with the steps. I did check other posts and others have liked the cheaper steps but... I'm not sure that I wouldn't still be checking out the ones I REALLY wanted and wishing I had gotten them.
07-15-2011 09:19 AM
jeep2011mass
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Originally Posted by Mango-Jeepin View Post
OMG I was just looking at those at Quadratec today. I've debating on the cheap $130 ones or the nicer ones like you got. Where is the updated pic? and I know EXACTLY what you mean... seeing the frame of the Jeep is driving me nuts too... it wasn't as bad as the stock wheels but it is seriously so hard with JP magazines and part catalogs all around the house. AND... my job involves automotive aftermarket parts! I can't win!!!

One more thing about them. I could have samed a little money if I got the ones that said they fit 2010 Wranglers, but did not know that till after I got them... So search out 2010 - 2011 side steps so you can get the best price. I think that the standard black ones look great and now it does not look like something is missing... I just hated seeing the frame- between the front and back wheel flares It always looked to me that something was missing or fell off ... I also got this for my windows and handles to hold on to check it out.... Amazon.com: Clover Patch 10-ST-9702 Window Roll for Storage of Windows For 2007-08 Jeep Wrangler JK 2 Door: Automotive and Amazon.com: Rampage 769301 Grab Handle - Pair: Automotive

Next year its going to be wheels...
07-15-2011 09:06 AM
jeep2011mass
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Originally Posted by Mango-Jeepin View Post
OMG I was just looking at those at Quadratec today. I've debating on the cheap $130 ones or the nicer ones like you got. Where is the updated pic? and I know EXACTLY what you mean... seeing the frame of the Jeep is driving me nuts too... it wasn't as bad as the stock wheels but it is seriously so hard with JP magazines and part catalogs all around the house. AND... my job involves automotive aftermarket parts! I can't win!!!

Before I got them I went to dealer and checked them out on a jeep on the lot... They were the same so I got them.. I went on amazon and typed in 2011 Jeep Wrangler side steps and this is what I got.. The company on Amazon was Called Mopar Headquarters. They are genuion Mopar and they are so easy to put on. I mean easy ! took me 10 minutes each side. I really liked the ones that matched... DON"T GET ANYTHING CHEAP!!!! they might be just that cheap.... Take look...

these are the linkes I looked at both of them------- Amazon.com: Jeep Wrangler Side Steps Running Boards Molded Mopar: Automotive

and aother Amazon.com: Jeep Wrangler 2 Door Running Board: Automotive
07-14-2011 08:51 PM
Mango-Jeepin Just saw the updated pic! Looks GREAT!!! Good choice!
07-14-2011 08:50 PM
Mango-Jeepin Actually I do win... I have the Jeep... but my poor husband gets no spending money.
07-14-2011 08:49 PM
Mango-Jeepin
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Just installed Side Steps WOW they make the whole Jeep look so much better... I hated being able to see the frame of the Jeep and now the Side Steps hide it... Looks great... Just thought I would share.. They would look cool on yours too... They would make yours look llike a Sahara, you already have the wheels... Got them on Amazon for 259.00 worh the money now the kids can climb in the back without a problem....
OMG I was just looking at those at Quadratec today. I've debating on the cheap $130 ones or the nicer ones like you got. Where is the updated pic? and I know EXACTLY what you mean... seeing the frame of the Jeep is driving me nuts too... it wasn't as bad as the stock wheels but it is seriously so hard with JP magazines and part catalogs all around the house. AND... my job involves automotive aftermarket parts! I can't win!!!
07-14-2011 07:33 PM
jeep2011mass
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Originally Posted by Mango-Jeepin View Post
Digital... and I still need to check what mine are at. But..... i'm sooooo excited. Just picked up a set of 5 Rubicon wheels and mud terrain tires for a killer price and my husband is putting them on tomorrow. Its going to make SUCH a difference.

Just installed Side Steps WOW they make the whole Jeep look so much better... I hated being able to see the frame of the Jeep and now the Side Steps hide it... Looks great... Just thought I would share.. They would look cool on yours too... They would make yours look llike a Sahara, you already have the wheels... Got them on Amazon for 259.00 worh the money now the kids can climb in the back without a problem....
07-14-2011 01:36 AM
dkdavenport Jeep ( Just Empty Every Pocket ) I try to tell all of my customers that to own a jeep is truly a joy. But if you are going to do mods think of where you want it to be in 5 years, plan for that, Spend your money Once and spend it Wisely. it works if you plan it right you will only buy parts once and in the long run it will be cheeper.
Enjoy the jeep treat it with respect, give it the love and TLC it deserves and it will last a life time. ( That sounds like my Marrage) Guess it works been married 38 years had the jeep for 17 years.
07-13-2011 06:04 PM
Mango-Jeepin What great about it is that I love them so much that the money I was going to put into new wheels and tires next year I'm going to be able to spend on so many other fun mods... I'm REALLY wanting that lift now.
07-13-2011 06:00 PM
Mango-Jeepin
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Originally Posted by jeep2011mass View Post
I was looking at your jeep with the stock sport wheels and then with the upgrade wheels it look so good... Did you get those on Mopar website or online?? What a difference the wheels make really...
I bought them directly from a guy that is totally upgrading his Rubicon and he barely used them. I just had to pick them up which was only about 1.5 hours away at Elias 4WD Center in Townsend. (Definitely going back there when we do the lift!) I'm so incredibly happy with them - and the off road tires really does it!!! You can check craigslist or ebay and get a much better deal with used.
07-13-2011 10:07 AM
jeep2011mass
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Originally Posted by Mango-Jeepin View Post
Digital... and I still need to check what mine are at. But..... i'm sooooo excited. Just picked up a set of 5 Rubicon wheels and mud terrain tires for a killer price and my husband is putting them on tomorrow. Its going to make SUCH a difference.
I was looking at your jeep with the stock sport wheels and then with the upgrade wheels it look so good... Did you get those on Mopar website or online?? What a difference the wheels make really...
07-12-2011 01:07 PM
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Rubicon wheels and tires..... sooo much better!!!!
07-11-2011 03:09 PM
NJeepChic
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I love the top off all the time.. I drove a hundred miles the other day with the top off and the sun beating down and it was great.. HOwever, sunscreen in a must.. I think that I am going to look into those tinted windows , they do look better then clear... I am with on the locks, however, I find that i never lock it anyways anymore... Due to the top always being down.. If someone want to climb in they can with or without the doors locked LOL when I bought mine I wanted the model with electric windows and locks and then I thought about it why. I am pretty happy with the manual locks and windows. However, yours is a 4 door and mine is a 2 doors so it would be worth it for you... what site did you find your wheels on or did you get them at firestone too??
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07-11-2011 01:29 PM
Mango-Jeepin
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Here is a question when you check the tire pressure do you use adigital guage or analog.. I have both and the analog reads 2 psi higher than the digital one. just curious.
Thanks
Digital... and I still need to check what mine are at. But..... i'm sooooo excited. Just picked up a set of 5 Rubicon wheels and mud terrain tires for a killer price and my husband is putting them on tomorrow. Its going to make SUCH a difference.
07-07-2011 12:56 PM
jeep2011mass
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Originally Posted by Mango-Jeepin View Post
I'm just used to the noises at this point. With the sunrider back and the windows open... I can't hear anything anyyway. I will need to check what my tires are at and lower them...they are still at whatever the dealer did.

Here is a question when you check the tire pressure do you use adigital guage or analog.. I have both and the analog reads 2 psi higher than the digital one. just curious.
Thanks
07-07-2011 10:44 AM
Mango-Jeepin
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Originally Posted by jeep2011mass View Post
You should they look pretty real for the most part.. they are going to get me by till I can get some new wheels... Also, do you ever notice noises when going over bumps also what are your tires set at. Per advise I lowered mine down to 31psi and it feels better. I would not say all the noises I hear are gone, but it does ride much smoother... I still trying to get used to all the quirks. After driving cars for so long its a transition.
I'm just used to the noises at this point. With the sunrider back and the windows open... I can't hear anything anyyway. I will need to check what my tires are at and lower them...they are still at whatever the dealer did.
07-07-2011 10:40 AM
Mango-Jeepin I'm stuck on the Mickey Thompson SideBiter wheels. I think they will look really awesome with the orange...

Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels

I like the chrome on the green though!
07-06-2011 08:18 PM
Netties-JK09
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Originally Posted by jeep2011mass

I love the top off all the time.. I drove a hundred miles the other day with the top off and the sun beating down and it was great.. HOwever, sunscreen in a must.. I think that I am going to look into those tinted windows , they do look better then clear... I am with on the locks, however, I find that i never lock it anyways anymore... Due to the top always being down.. If someone want to climb in they can with or without the doors locked LOL when I bought mine I wanted the model with electric windows and locks and then I thought about it why. I am pretty happy with the manual locks and windows. However, yours is a 4 door and mine is a 2 doors so it would be worth it for you... what site did you find your wheels on or did you get them at firestone too??
I got a good deal on the set of four on eBay (brand new) from Wheel and Tireworks, bought the fifth wheel on tirerack.com. I had done a lot of research and searched all over for just the right wheels. Didn't want chrome or all-machined wheels, wanted black. These were the ones I kept going back to and I'm glad I got them. They are called Ultra Mavericks (not sure on model number). You can google them and find them on a couple of sites. Tirerack.com has a good selection on wheels, too, but do a wide search for what you want and the best deal.

Regarding the power option, I think about it too and say that it's one less thing to get broken. So, the windows are staying the same but the desire to have to power locks weighs a little heavier on me. I can get it done rather inexpensively, too. The door lock actuators are pretty cheap on Amazon.com and I have a good friend who is good at that kind of stuff that will do it for a very good price. So, it's a win-win for me. Lol
07-06-2011 07:54 PM
jeep2011mass
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Thanx! The tinted windows are after market. I just think they look better than the clears.
Yes, mine is an '09 and the X is the base, I think the Sport replaced the "X". I have AC, but nothin else, other than the CD/MP3/stereo. My next upgrade is converting my manual locks to power. It's just more convenient. My windows are staying manual, though. There's not a lot else I'm going to do to mod it up. I do want a Spider Web top, too. I like having the soft top down, but the sun is brutal. The mesh will help ease the heat of the sun.

I used to be a "handbag" girl, but I'm enjoying spending my money on my Jeep!
I love the top off all the time.. I drove a hundred miles the other day with the top off and the sun beating down and it was great.. HOwever, sunscreen in a must.. I think that I am going to look into those tinted windows , they do look better then clear... I am with on the locks, however, I find that i never lock it anyways anymore... Due to the top always being down.. If someone want to climb in they can with or without the doors locked LOL when I bought mine I wanted the model with electric windows and locks and then I thought about it why. I am pretty happy with the manual locks and windows. However, yours is a 4 door and mine is a 2 doors so it would be worth it for you... what site did you find your wheels on or did you get them at firestone too??
07-06-2011 07:45 PM
Netties-JK09
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Originally Posted by jeep2011mass

Cool Photos, I like those wheels alot that is sorta what I am thinking about getting for mine... I also like the tinted windows in the soft top.. Did that come with it or did you buy them? That is a 2009? Let me ask you a question what model is the X ? I have a sport with very little, but does have AC and and some toys but in no way is it loaded.
Thanx! The tinted windows are after market. I just think they look better than the clears.
Yes, mine is an '09 and the X is the base, I think the Sport replaced the "X". I have AC, but nothin else, other than the CD/MP3/stereo. My next upgrade is converting my manual locks to power. It's just more convenient. My windows are staying manual, though. There's not a lot else I'm going to do to mod it up. I do want a Spider Web top, too. I like having the soft top down, but the sun is brutal. The mesh will help ease the heat of the sun.

I used to be a "handbag" girl, but I'm enjoying spending my money on my Jeep!
07-06-2011 06:52 PM
jeep2011mass
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Originally Posted by Mango-Jeepin View Post
Thanks! I will check them out! I like how they look on yours!

You should they look pretty real for the most part.. they are going to get me by till I can get some new wheels... Also, do you ever notice noises when going over bumps also what are your tires set at. Per advise I lowered mine down to 31psi and it feels better. I would not say all the noises I hear are gone, but it does ride much smoother... I still trying to get used to all the quirks. After driving cars for so long its a transition.
07-06-2011 06:46 PM
jeep2011mass
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Originally Posted by Netties-JK09 View Post
Yeah, I got rid of my stockers pretty quick after getting my JKU. Also got new wheels. Wanted something black. Ended up with Firestone Destinations (245/70-16) with 16x8 Ultra Maverick wheels. I couldn't be happier.

Cool Photos, I like those wheels alot that is sorta what I am thinking about getting for mine... I also like the tinted windows in the soft top.. Did that come with it or did you buy them? That is a 2009? Let me ask you a question what model is the X ? I have a sport with very little, but does have AC and and some toys but in no way is it loaded.
07-06-2011 10:48 AM
Netties-JK09 Yeah, I got rid of my stockers pretty quick after getting my JKU. Also got new wheels. Wanted something black. Ended up with Firestone Destinations (245/70-16) with 16x8 Ultra Maverick wheels. I couldn't be happier.
07-06-2011 10:43 AM
Mango-Jeepin
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One thing I also hated my stock wheels so I was told about wheel skins.. They match the existing wheels so you can't tell they are covers.. They only came in chrome.. I just typed in 2011 Jeep wrangler wheel skins and they are popped up.. They were about 60 dollars for a set of 4.. They make the whole jeep look 100 times better and in addition I also got a chrome cover for the grill... I think it look so much better than it did when I bought it... Take a look on line and see if you like the way they look also in my profile picture they are on the wheels.. It might make more bearable till you can buy some new wheels...
Thanks! I will check them out! I like how they look on yours!
07-06-2011 10:15 AM
jeep2011mass
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Originally Posted by Mango-Jeepin View Post
I just picked up my Jeep in April and I've noticed all the same things that you have. My husband accidentally had to stop too fast and it skipped a bit and it was a good reminder to him that you have to drive a Jeep different. I love the sunrider top especially with our New England random weather! My stock wheels are my only pet peeve right now. I can't wait to be able to afford to upgrade.
One thing I also hated my stock wheels so I was told about wheel skins.. They match the existing wheels so you can't tell they are covers.. They only came in chrome.. I just typed in 2011 Jeep wrangler wheel skins and they are popped up.. They were about 60 dollars for a set of 4.. They make the whole jeep look 100 times better and in addition I also got a chrome cover for the grill... I think it look so much better than it did when I bought it... Take a look on line and see if you like the way they look also in my profile picture they are on the wheels.. It might make more bearable till you can buy some new wheels...
07-06-2011 10:11 AM
jeep2011mass
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Originally Posted by JDsDream View Post
The psi listed on the door is for when you have your Jeep loaded to the maximum weight capacity. I don't know of anyone that goes by that number on a Wrangler, my BMW - yes, my wrangler - no way. It is completely safe to run them much lower than the "suggested" psi. It will make a world of difference in not only the ride, but the handling as well. Take them down until you get the feel you want and you will notice that a lot of those noises will disappear as well.

Almost forgot...Yes you can remove your side windows with the sunrider open.
Thank you so much for the information... I am going to try it...
07-06-2011 06:30 AM
JDsDream
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Originally Posted by jeep2011mass View Post
Thank you so much,
One question, Even thou the sticker on the door says cold pressure should b e set to 35psi is still safe to drop them down to 30ish ?? I have the bottom line Wranger with the stock alum wheels.. Didn't know if I can go that low on them.
The psi listed on the door is for when you have your Jeep loaded to the maximum weight capacity. I don't know of anyone that goes by that number on a Wrangler, my BMW - yes, my wrangler - no way. It is completely safe to run them much lower than the "suggested" psi. It will make a world of difference in not only the ride, but the handling as well. Take them down until you get the feel you want and you will notice that a lot of those noises will disappear as well.

Almost forgot...Yes you can remove your side windows with the sunrider open.
07-06-2011 06:29 AM
Mango-Jeepin I just picked up my Jeep in April and I've noticed all the same things that you have. My husband accidentally had to stop too fast and it skipped a bit and it was a good reminder to him that you have to drive a Jeep different. I love the sunrider top especially with our New England random weather! My stock wheels are my only pet peeve right now. I can't wait to be able to afford to upgrade.
07-06-2011 06:23 AM
Mango-Jeepin
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Welcome to the Forum

1) The first thing I would check is tire pressure. Drop the pressure to around 29-30 psi and see if that helps. For some strange reason dealerships tend to over-inflate and it does cause a rougher ride. When off-roading, you will want to drop the pressure even lower. Just make sure to air back up before hitting the pavement.

2) Your stock jeep is trail worthy right off the showroom floor. Modifications are not necessary for the trail. Take it out and give it a try. You may find that you want to add as your experience grows.

3) If you want to travel highway speeds with the sunrider open, remove the rear window first. If you don't allow the air to pass through it's like driving with a drag chute attached to your jeep.

4) Many owners rely solely on the soft top year round. These things have amazing heaters and you won't freeze. One word of sdvice though, never scrape your plastic windows. Allow the heater to take care of any frost issues.

I hope this helps allieviate you concerns.
3) sunrider and rear window - Oh that is such a great idea!!! Thanks!!!
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