|Today 10:34 PM|
My 50th Birthday Present from Me, today + a few!
A few months ago I realized I have never owned a Jeep...wanted one at 15, rented one in Maui for my 40th B-Day, drove my brothers. A few friends sold their bikes and bought Jeeps "with age comes a cage". Decided to gift myself one for my 50th.
Found this one: lady owned, high miles, rebuilt motor, mall cruiser, clean!
Bought it! Wife had a "melt-down" did not speak to me for 4 days...which gave me un-interrupted time to read mags, books & inter-web reviews, and to decide what I wanted to do. "it's better to beg for forgiveness, than ask for permission"
Bought all of this, and then some. My credit card bill was bigger than the wifes. She had melt-down #2 (more silent treatment) another good thing. Buddy, Neil and I spent 2 weekends and a few late nights, wrenching, fixing, cleaning, adjusting, wiring, greasing and hammering all of the above parts into place, and finished it just in time for the "Big Five-Ohhh!"
And here it is! Drives way nicer than it did when I got it, better road manners, clearances, steering, lighting, braking, shifting, exhaust tones, inside tunes, and recovery tools.
The wife finally went for a ride in it, more silent treatment! I hope she will get happy when a stack of 33's and some beadlocks are found surrounding the Christmas Tree.
Thanks for the help: Rob, Dirk, Roger, Neil and Ryan.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good ride!
|Today 08:15 PM|
|paratrooper34||Had a Banks stainless catback installed and put in some heavy rubber floor mats. Both from Quadratek. Next project is changing out the multi-function switch to get the fog lights running again.|
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|Today 01:37 PM|
ive got an SRC front bumper on mine, hit 3 deer so far not a dent. maybe im lucky
put disconnects on mine yesterday. now want to buy a better set, these are a little old. but they work
|Today 01:03 PM|
|srad600||I have Smitty F/R Src bumpers. My Jeep was involved in 3 accidents with them. One in which I was sitting still and got hit head on at 45. NO DAMAGE to my Jeep other than paint transfer.|
|Today 02:52 AM|
New DieHard Platinum batt and Smitty SRC bumper (I know... Smitty...)
Was hesitant about the bumper because I loathe cheap stuff... better to buy quality and cry once. But I actually had a good experience with the bumper despite the name being synonymous with cheap chinese junk. Install was easy and no misaligned holes (yay). I really wish someone else made a bumper that looked similar...
|Yesterday 11:37 PM|
|JeePeters||Replaced my factory 4x6" front speakers with 5.25" using the Nalin conversion kit for my '98 TJ. Actually, I'm lying, I did this yesterday. It was single digit temps though when doing it, and I installed them outdoors so I have just now thawed out which is why I am posting today.|
|Yesterday 11:31 PM|
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|Yesterday 11:10 PM|
|FloridaTJ||Wrapped it up in some lights|
|Yesterday 10:06 PM|
|Yesterday 09:08 PM|
|Yesterday 08:34 PM|
|j_strength||I replaced all the U joints.|
|Yesterday 08:20 PM|
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|Yesterday 06:54 PM|
|redrockerfan||Installed a new Bluetooth stereo in the jeep.|
|Yesterday 06:29 PM|
|Yesterday 06:29 PM|
Decorated it for the parade last night.
The wife dressed the big dog as am elf and walk the route. Good night
|Yesterday 05:54 PM|
Changed trans & transfer case fluid, changed the oil, installed new rear glass shocks, upgraded interior lights to LEDs, upgraded headlight wiring harness, new 100/80w H4 halogen bulbs. Oh yeah installed my new Spidertrax spacers too.
Was checking out what's involved in changing the RMS and found half the oil pan bolts less than finger tight. Tightened 'em up and decreased everything, that ought to slow the drips sown a little!
Last weekend I changed the fluid in both diffs and gave her a tune up. Purrs like a kitten now
So far I've installed XRC bumpers front & back, pocket flares, touched up the paint (still need to plasti dip the bezels, door handles, and mirrors)' relocated the mirrors, added tactical bags, seat covers, and Qtec floor liners to the inside. Replaced all 4 rotors with Black Magic parts, and added a Dynomax cat back exhaust.
I've had this rig less than two months and I will keep it for as long as I'm able to drive, or she still rolls, whichever comes last!!
|Yesterday 04:05 PM|
|Yesterday 03:44 PM|
Put on a proper rear bumper. Before and After.
Paramount Restyling Rock Crawler -51-0003 From Summit Racing
Cheap, but pretty good looking for the price.
|Yesterday 12:36 PM|
|Yesterday 12:22 PM|
Do you remember how long they took to arrive after you placed your order?
|Yesterday 10:18 AM|
|05unlimitededition||Finally installed my signal on my cloaks. Needed a lock washer and couldn't find one so I got creative. Thanks fat tire.|
|Yesterday 10:02 AM|
|justin89||Added new fenders silver on a black jeep only thing is my camera broke on my phone|
|12-07-2013 09:54 PM|
|srad600||Which flow master did you go with on what motor and how do you like it?|
|12-07-2013 09:43 PM|
|jeeptjrider||Put new shocks and a flowmaster|
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