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Unread 11-18-2012, 02:30 PM   #1
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99 TJ, What to do?

I'll be taking delivery of this jeep in the middle of next month. I am in the process of selling things including my current car to put the money together. It's a 99 TJ as the title say it has what appears to be a 3" teraflex lift, the tire are brand new 33/12.50 coopers, it has a 4.0L , auto with a K&N CAI. It has three additional tops, a hard top stand, inside jack mount, roof rack, a rack above the spare and various other accessories. It has an Dana 44 in the rear and a 30 (I assume) up front. The bumpers are custom and need some TLC. There is no immediate need to do anything to the Jeep that I can see. I will put a snorkel on it in the spring because I love them and they are the cleanest place to grab air. I live in Germany and work for the Army so there is no rock and very few trails in my future even then I would not build it as a trail machine. I love expedition type vehicles G-wagons, Range Rovers and their ilk and would like to build an American version of those. What would you do next if this were your Jeep?

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Unread 11-18-2012, 02:36 PM   #2
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Looks good. I'd put some off-road lights on it and make sure you have a descent sound system. Personally I like black rims too, so I'd probably paint them. Other than that, looks and sounds like you're set for now. Good luck.
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Unread 11-18-2012, 02:38 PM   #3
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Sell it and buy a manual
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Unread 11-18-2012, 02:39 PM   #4
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Yea, I can't decide how much I like the silver wheels either powder coating is cheap and easy but a pain to get off if I don't like the result
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Unread 11-18-2012, 02:41 PM   #5
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Sell it and buy a manual
Jeeps are hard to come by and über expensive here. I'm good with an automatic for now I haven't had one sine the mid 90's
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Unread 01-16-2013, 01:13 PM   #6
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New Seats

So I got these seats (plus the rear) off ebay out of a ZJ. According to the internet they are a drop in replacement for TJ seats. As you can see they are power, for those of you that have done this how do you rung power and what connector do you need. I'd also be great if someone could point me to the pin out if there is not connector I can pick up.
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Unread 03-28-2013, 01:32 AM   #7
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Hi Chris, there are a few trails in Germany. Where are you from? Have you seen the german Jeep-Forum? Go to jcd-Forum.de and you'll find a lot Jeep-Fans there ;-)

If you need some "help" write a pm ;-)

When you work at the Army, why don't you ship all the cheap parts with the Army to Germany? ;-)
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Unread 03-30-2013, 03:12 PM   #8
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Hi Chris, there are a few trails in Germany. Where are you from? Have you seen the german Jeep-Forum? Go to jcd-Forum.de and you'll find a lot Jeep-Fans there ;-)

If you need some "help" write a pm ;-)

When you work at the Army, why don't you ship all the cheap parts with the Army to Germany? ;-)

Not all companies will ship to an APO particularly when the weight starts to increase. I do order small stuff from the States and I think I found an ebay seller that will ship odd armor here but….

I live in near Ansbach, but work in Stuttgart. I've heard there is ORV by the french border and I'm assuming there are accessible trails in Czech but I don't know any of this for sure.

Thanks for the lead on the Jeep forum it'll help me in my continued pursuit of written German
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Unread 03-30-2013, 04:00 PM   #9
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Hey Chris, did you mount the ZJ-seats in your TJ? Do they fit? I think they would be a little bit too thick or not?

Okay, the shipping from the US to Germany is really expensive if the weight is high

Yes, there are two ORV near the french boarder. Next month is free driving in "Eisenberg", thats near Kaiserslautern where's a US-Base aswell. Maybee you've got the chance to contact other US-Jeeper in Germany aswell. ;-)
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Unread 03-30-2013, 04:46 PM   #10
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Hey Chris, did you mount the ZJ-seats in your TJ? Do they fit? I think they would be a little bit too thick or not?

Okay, the shipping from the US to Germany is really expensive if the weight is high

Yes, there are two ORV near the french boarder. Next month is free driving in "Eisenberg", thats near Kaiserslautern where's a US-Base aswell. Maybee you've got the chance to contact other US-Jeeper in Germany aswell. ;-)
I haven't played with them yet..

It's really expensive anyway. I've been here 9 years or so there are things I will use the German system of and things I'l use the American system for. Shipping outside the EU is something I use the Americans for, Groceries on the other hand come from the Germans.

There is an American off road club in Kaiserslautern, the have a Facebook page so I keep up with them a bit some are even active here.
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Unread 05-17-2013, 03:36 AM   #11
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So I got the Jeep stuck last night, the money that was going to be spent on lockers will now go to a winch first..It was no fun to find someone to pull me out at 10PM in the rain. The tires filled up and wouldn't clear I couldn't pay for traction. The STT's are not mud tires that's for sure.
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Unread 05-18-2013, 07:52 AM   #12
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Yes, winches are good, especially wheeling alone. Wish I had one too.

Also, might want to hurry and at least get that mud off your soft top. I waited a week after mudding before I washed mine and now I can't get it out of the top. Gonna check JF, because I believe I read once one someone getting it out of theirs.
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