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02-13-2013 10:28 AM
PStov98TJ Put the top down!
It was November so I was a little cold but I live in Mississippi so our November is still pretty much fall, which isn't much cooler than summer.
02-13-2013 08:31 AM
DetroitRodeo Within the first two weeks, tore out carpet, LineXed entire interior/exterior, changed my interior from khaki to black, installed superbright LEDs in dash, Bedlined mirrors, fenders, bumpers and rocker guards.
02-13-2013 08:20 AM
Duckquackers Replaced the radio with a marine grade and took the top off and replaced that as well. I bought it on a Tuesday morning replaced said items midday then wheeled it that night.
02-13-2013 08:16 AM
EricsRubi Nothing worse than wanting to take a trip back to the po's house and beating him to the point he pays to fix the tranny
02-13-2013 07:36 AM
elclipo
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Originally Posted by EricsRubi View Post
Ouch
Tell me about it. Worked great then one day BAM! stuck in second.

Long story short second and third gear, synchros, and bearings. Together they ate the main shaft.

Since then I haven't done anything to it but I just got my new Sway Bar links yesterday so those will go on this weekend
02-13-2013 07:30 AM
WatchUr6 went Jeepin' in the Pine Barrens... well the next day anyway
02-13-2013 07:15 AM
EricsRubi
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Originally Posted by elclipo
Drove it for 3 days then had the transmission rebuilt.
Ouch
02-13-2013 04:44 AM
elclipo Drove it for 3 days then had the transmission rebuilt.
02-13-2013 01:54 AM
Noish Oh and replaced all speakers also. I also need a Bazooka Tube for it next
02-13-2013 01:53 AM
Noish I first got my 2000 with 89k miles I replaced all fluids with synthetic and bought rims, some 33x12.50s and a zone 4.25" combo lift. That weekend I went on a 26hour hellish experience lifting the Jeep in 110* direct sunlight on a driveway over a two day period and swore never again.
Next ill either do sound dampening on the hard top or buy a soft top. Probably soft top and buy dampening right before next winter
02-13-2013 01:18 AM
gianniblaise Replaced all brake likes. Fixed exhaust leaks. Removed milk jugs. Sold my 1990 bronco. All in the first week.
02-13-2013 01:06 AM
Neltronic
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Originally Posted by cmoens View Post
viperx6x9x. It took longer to find my ratchet and socket in my tool bag than to change out the plugs.
X2 just changed mine for the first time. Ridiculously easy.
02-13-2013 12:11 AM
JeepMan740 The side steps were taken off first thing! Next is going to probably be removing the carpet and heading to Line-X to get me some "custom carpet"
02-13-2013 12:05 AM
EricsRubi When i first got mine a few months ago, i had some leaks fixed,fluids changed, put a new trail rated sticker on, removed milk jugs, put in sweet leds in the interior, got some custom paracord handles, swapped in new head unit, put in hella ecode housings with 70/65w osram bulbs, and a few more...
02-12-2013 09:56 PM
rednickTJ plasti dipped my wheels then the next day gave it a good mud bath
02-12-2013 09:49 PM
44MB I changed the engine oil/filter and removed the Airaid air filter and installed an OEM airbox and WIX air filter.
02-12-2013 08:48 PM
KCs02 jeep Took a few pics and then took my family on a drive. Shortly after that I upgraded all the speakers. Love my TJ!
02-09-2013 08:17 AM
MBeshada Removed the hard top and put on the soft top.
02-09-2013 05:11 AM
Jacqui First mod? Ripped the milk jugs off and plasti dipped the grille. Cheap and easy.
02-08-2013 09:18 PM
CWest22 What part of idaho are you in?
02-08-2013 08:25 PM
Goobs63 Pulled the fuse for the dome light.
02-08-2013 07:58 PM
DaWrangler It's my VERY FIRST JeeP !! Drove it home 100 miles from purchase, not knowing what to expect on the way home, crossed fingers & toes, everything cramped up so I un-crossed them. There were no maintenance records available. Before the purchase, (I checked the fluids, the brakes worked, wondered if the tranny is shifitng OK, 4WD shifted ok, are the lug nuts tightened, will it pass emissions, It didn't have any leaks when I looked underneath but is it leaking now? Made it home, parked it in the drive way, went into da garage and got a frosty beer, got back in the drivers seat, cracked it open and high fived the steering wheel! I'm officially hooked! I did not realize what I have been missing.....
02-08-2013 12:42 PM
ndtravis17 Changed the fluids
02-08-2013 12:37 PM
tylermats Changed that damn oil
02-08-2013 09:39 AM
tightlines KC lights on the front bumper.
02-05-2013 06:58 PM
paul65k
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Originally Posted by Dextreme
I replaced all the fluids and checked the condition of the differentials.
Exactly.......also had them put it on the rack for me and went over it with the mechanic to make sure the Tie rod ends were OK as well as looking for the obvious things we could see from under there....Sure made me feel better about the Jeep after doing that and seeing that everything was in good shape
02-05-2013 06:47 PM
Some Farkin Guy
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Originally Posted by Bustedstuff View Post
That's the first thing I did, too.

Take the top off, put on some tunes and go cruising.
You can always tell when somebody gets thier first Jeep. You couldn't punch the smile off my face once I got the top off for the first time.

After changing all the fluids, I did a lot of cheap or free mods. Removed side steps, milk jugs, fender flare extensions, and carpet. Bedlined the bumpers, fog light housings, and all the chrome parts I could find. Got a new shift knob. Wired a switch into the fusebox to disable the door light switches for easy doorless operation. Replaced the stock radio with a nice kenwood unit.

From there the upgrades just got more expensive, but the Jeep just keeps getting better.
02-05-2013 05:36 PM
nemo get to pass Virginia State Inspection...
02-05-2013 04:31 PM
viperx6x9x Whatever the hubcaps were doing on there, I am glad they are gone. Hubcaps look dumb on any vehicle.
02-05-2013 04:01 PM
LomanGT Removed the plastic hubcaps that mirrored the stock rims, but were made to look like fake chrome.

Let that sink in for a minute.


Hubcabs.

Plastic.

On a Jeep.





Hubcaps.
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