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Late summer 2014, I woke up and thought, I want a Jeep. Crazy thing is, it's never before crossed my mind.
Hell, I didn't even no the difference between the models. But the anvil color, sweet. Two hours later I owned a jeep.
A few hours after that I was driving around, no top, no doors and no shirt. I was in love!


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No thanks to WF, I've become obsessed with modifying. But how? My background is in design and fine woodworking, so I'm not a complete idiot when it comes to tools and such. I own a shop and make a fair living doing what I love, but I know nothing about mechanical and car electronics.
I've always been the jack ass that tightens bolts to tight. Lmao. No worries, I know own a torque wrench.
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WF is Fantastic! The forum has not only provided the answers to my "newbe" questions but has shown me all the cool possibilities. So, with the help from you,
the "but how?" is only a key stroke away. Realizing this, I too can be part of the jeep experience. Thank you WF.

I've been doing less complicated mods. Taking time to learn and experience the jeeps stock capabilities, sound advice I've taken from WF.
Also, this has given me time to purchase things like a floor jack, jack stands and other tools.


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The first thing I did was install relocation brackets for the mirrors.


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Then I mounted 1.5" wheel spacers. The wider stance rids the "mail truck" looking type jeep. Amen.


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The sound system needed help. Feeling confident I replaced the role bar and dash speakers. I swapped out the factory sub with a Pioneer.

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I even bought a soldering kit and accomplished the 2 buck tweeter mod.


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I covered the inner walls of the speaker boxes with aluminum peel and seal.


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I robbed the fibers from the dogs bed.
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I stuffed the speaker holes just like RubiconSS and Pressurized suggested. The wife was amazed.
 

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I'm hooked in a big bad way.


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My dog was not happy. She's touchy about her bed. Lol

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And WHERE is the post about your new stock of cleaning supplies?!? :rant::rant::rant:

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And WHERE is the post about your new stock of cleaning supplies?!? :rant::rant::rant: :D
lmao....hehehe. It's coming. Im trying to catch up. It's amazing how nice the 303 protectant works on the soft top. It looks new. The cleaner works great too. Thanks again Star For the great advice. image-2945072239.jpg
 

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Sorry, couldn't help myself!

Looks good so far! :)
 

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I under coated with fluid film because Kjeeper said so. Now the garage and much of my home smells like a crayons factory. Fricking messy!

I purchased slush and cargo mats. I stuck on door entry guards.

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As most newbes do, I researched cold air intakes and exhaust systems. I realize there is little gain to be had, but some rumble would be nice.
No mini-van here. So, I installed a K&N intake. NO NEED TO FLAME ME! Besides, I accomplished the install.
For a couple bucks I put a dry air bag over the cone filter.


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Not letting down the neighbors, I attached the loudest exhaust I could find, a Gibson dual exhaust.
Now Grouchy sounds damn healthy.


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Converting gutter screen into a grill screen was fun. The mod can be done with metal or plastic screen. The plastic is easier to work with. I think metal will endure longer and it feels heavy duty. I used the black metal, 3' long pieces. I payed $3.00 for each piece. It takes 4. I got them at Home Depot.
A pair of yellow handled (strait cut) metal snips works great for cutting.


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You'll need zip ties and zip tie exterior anchors from the electrical department.
The anchors are "peel and stick" and strong. Some people remove the tape and attach with epoxy. I'm glad I didn't because I had to move some.


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Last month the Grouch had her hind quarters crunched.


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Not bad but bad enough to justify a new steel bumper.
EVO is releasing a new rear bumper at the end of this month. It looks killer.
I've already ordered one. It comes as bare steel.
Painting and mounting will be my next project.
 
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