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Unread 07-11-2013, 08:40 AM   #1
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My First Jeep

Alright, so about a week ago I traded up from my 2001 jetta 1.8t to my 1999 XJ 4.0 w/ 118 on the clock. I loved my jetta, it was one fast little car, but that just gets me in trouble.
Went from this
to this



So far I've repainted the bumper caps, removed door trim, and installed a pioneer head unit.

Plans:
Finish audio(speakers, sub)
3'' RC lift
31/10.5/15 or 16
Full exhaust w/ headers
CAI or Snorkel
Re tint
Pull carpet, spray rhino liner

I cant go to big being that its my daily, and dont want to completely kill my mpg. Let me know what you think, any website/stores to get parts? Recommended brands/shops?
Thanks

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Unread 07-11-2013, 10:02 AM   #2
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Looks good man welcome to the forum and nice rig btw I like the blue
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Unread 07-11-2013, 10:13 AM   #3
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Looks good man welcome to the forum and nice rig btw I like the blue
Thanks! its actually amethyst(purple), ill have some better pics up when i figure out how to upload from my comp.
I just got banned from my jetta forum for telling a mod to stop complaining, ever since i traded my jetta away theyve been hating
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Unread 07-11-2013, 10:20 AM   #4
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ya I could see how they would act upset, but hey that dosnt matter anymore you have a jeep!
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Unread 07-11-2013, 10:24 AM   #5
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Welcome to the Jeep family!

Good luck with the upgrades! Keep us updated throughout the process.
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Unread 07-11-2013, 11:05 AM   #6
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Nice looking jeep. Welcome to the obsession
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Unread 07-11-2013, 11:16 AM   #7
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Haha Thanks, Ill just drive over the mods bug. And ill forsure keep up with this as a build thread. Is it just google chrome or can you not upload pics directly from your comp?
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Unread 07-11-2013, 11:17 AM   #8
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Unread 07-11-2013, 12:19 PM   #9
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Is there any flood lights you recommend. I was thinking like a 30'' led bar from ebay
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Unread 07-11-2013, 12:34 PM   #10
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Is there any flood lights you recommend. I was thinking like a 30'' led bar from ebay
Welcome man. Looks good. There is a company on Amazon called tuff LED. They have a lot of good reviews and good prices. They are located in Colorado so shipping should be quick.
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Unread 07-11-2013, 12:40 PM   #11
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ive been looking at a combination between these two(not led):

http://www.amazon.com/KC-HiLiTES-735...ites+5%22x7%22

http://www.amazon.com/KC-HiLiTES-740...ange+Kit+-+740

I like that they are rectangular I like the look better I think it fits with the lines of the jeep, im weird lol, I will mount these on the on top somehow maybe roof rack maybe another way
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Unread 07-11-2013, 12:58 PM   #12
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ive been looking at a combination between these two(not led):

http://www.amazon.com/KC-HiLiTES-735...ites+5%22x7%22

http://www.amazon.com/KC-HiLiTES-740...ange+Kit+-+740

I like that they are rectangular I like the look better I think it fits with the lines of the jeep, im weird lol, I will mount these on the on top somehow maybe roof rack maybe another way
But deer cant see led
Im thinking a 30'' light bar up front, and two small one in the rear
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Unread 07-11-2013, 01:35 PM   #13
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But deer cant see led
Im thinking a 30'' light bar up front, and two small one in the rear
hmm didn't know that.... very interesting.... might change my mind but at this point my exhaust noise would scare them lol
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Unread 07-11-2013, 01:52 PM   #14
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hmm didn't know that.... very interesting.... might change my mind but at this point my exhaust noise would scare them lol
Where do you hunt? But its funny, the trucks that creep up all quietly spook them, but the last couple of times I've gone we've taken some noise makers and they didnt mind it, it actually made them stop and see what it was. One was a 2010 silverado with flowmasters, and the other was a 6.0turbo diesel 250
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Unread 07-11-2013, 01:54 PM   #15
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wow nice, Ive hunted outside Ruidoso, and in the Jemez but no Luck in either, went for antelope outside wagon mound, and got one
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