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Unread 07-08-2014, 05:35 PM   #1
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The "I do everything with it" TJ Jeep

Been planning on making this thread...
This is a RHD Jeep, that is my DD, AND is used on a mail route. It gets its share of abuse. I am also on a budget to build it, but would like to make what I do high quality stuff. So, it will likely be a VERY slow build. I also have to use it during the day for work on a mail route, so the work can't take the Jeep off the road for long periods of time. A Jeep with VERY tough constraints, if you will.
Also taking ideas on what to put on it!

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Unread 07-08-2014, 05:38 PM   #2
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First things first, when spring came, I got a soft top for it. Also installed mudcakes for this pic!
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Unread 07-08-2014, 05:41 PM   #3
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Next step, speakers. One of the front ones blew, so I went for those first. Went with 5.25" Pioneer 3-ways. Kinda brighter, but WAY better than having one blown.
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Unread 07-09-2014, 12:12 AM   #4
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Subscribed! Excited to see what you have planned for this!
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Unread 07-10-2014, 02:40 PM   #5
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Been planning the whole sound system; the rest of it will have to hold off for now. Gotta fix a transmission issue, then next mod will be a transmission cooler/thermostat. Jeez, I think I might need that ASAP...
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Unread 09-14-2014, 11:30 AM   #6
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Had to add a metal plate to my hard top. Work requires a strobe light on the roof. I don't want to permanently mount the strobe, and the strobe has a good magnet
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Unread 09-14-2014, 11:31 AM   #7
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Added grab handles
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Unread 09-14-2014, 11:34 AM   #8
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Put 6.5" speakers in the sound bar. It was a bit of a pain, since I removed the "step" as well. Luckily, these speakers came with an adapter for a different vehicle that I could use to hold them in.
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Unread 09-14-2014, 11:39 AM   #9
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Also, found out it needed a new transmission. Ugh, wasn't happy to spend that on it, but we had to.
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Unread 09-16-2014, 11:25 AM   #10
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What happened with the transmission that you needed to replace it?
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Unread 09-17-2014, 02:18 PM   #11
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It was getting stuck into the infamous P1776 "limp mode" code frequently. The transmission fluid was also starting to smell burnt. Had it looked at, and they said it needed replaced, although I feel that's a bit of a cop-out.
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Unread 09-17-2014, 06:32 PM   #12
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Yeah, I recently sold my beloved XJ because I was told it needed a $300 Transmission repair, which I didnt have the money for, or time. If I had the time, I would have done it myself. Such as shame... Is it at least running like new?
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Unread 09-17-2014, 09:04 PM   #13
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Would love to see what you do with this jeep. If you lift is and put big tires on it we need to see a picture of it while it's delivering the mail. Now that's a mail carrier I would LOVE to see!
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Unread 09-17-2014, 09:09 PM   #14
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Starting to consider a 2"-ish lift for 32" tires...if I go too big, I won't be able to reach boxes!
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Unread 09-17-2014, 10:10 PM   #15
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Taking the doors off would fix that.
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