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Unread 04-14-2013, 12:16 PM   #1501
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Jeeps looking great as always. Well I"m going to have to be replacing the valve body assembly on the tranny of Black Widow this weekend fun fun. I printed out the FSM for that bugger and it was almost 200 pages. It sucks with no overdrive and 4.56 gears I can only go about 50. Any more plans for Alice?
That does indeed suck. I have found out today that my stupid s*****built hood latches let the hood flutter unnervingly above 70mph. I wonder if I should swap them or if I should just add a hood lock.

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OMG! is that the box the top comes in Kate please take lots of pictures and keep the thread updated on the install process. It would be a great help to me as I have to do this soon.
Indeed it is. Andy and I both have the besttops. We were planning to install them this weekend - but my funds got very limited very quick. Plus it was cold and cloudy out.

I did end up being kidnapped and taken to lime rock to watch some drifting heats. Did see a few badass jks there. Not even going to lie. Then we romped in the mud a bit with the trucks and Alice and had our first bonfire of the year. It turned out to be a good night. Top install next weekend!

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Unread 04-15-2013, 07:49 AM   #1502
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WARNING!!!! Non-Jeep related post: but my buddy and I rolled into Worcester yesterday with Alice covered in mud from the bonfire the night before. (Where again- victory laps were done around a stuck Compass and Durango) Fighting off a hangover all day- battling whatever weather they are calling spring nowadays in a t-shirt waiting outside. The concert was absolutely fantastic. All 3 opening acts kicked *** and Parkway Drive blew it out of the water. I have never seen a crowd open up like that for a pit in my almost decade of going to metal concerts. There was a barrage, a constant onslaught of crowd surfers during certain songs. I got a little worse for wear. Bruised sternum and arms from being pushed into the barricade (bet your *** I got up front and stayed there), I took a boot to the face, and I think maybe teeth to the back of my head. I took a punch, I delt a punch - this guy deserved it.... it hurts to exist right now. It was just amazing.
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Unread 04-15-2013, 08:51 AM   #1503
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Wow. Remind me to never go to a metal concert.
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Unread 04-15-2013, 03:43 PM   #1504
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Picked up my stuff from the powdercoaters today. A bit more expensive than what I was expecting - but they look good. Keeping them wrapped up until the install so it will be a surprise unveiling.
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Unread 04-15-2013, 04:32 PM   #1505
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Picked up my stuff from the powdercoaters today. A bit more expensive than what I was expecting - but they look good. Keeping them wrapped up until the install so it will be a surprise unveiling.
No pics... what a tease!
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Unread 04-15-2013, 05:20 PM   #1506
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no pics... What a tease!


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Unread 04-15-2013, 06:04 PM   #1507
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Gonna look sick with the new stuff...... going from quadratec street status to actual wheeler getting rid of those tube steps. Chrome grille is growing on me.
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Chrome grille is growing on me.
Paint it black!
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what are those strange metal flappy things on the sides where you get in jeeps don't have those
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Unread 04-16-2013, 06:55 AM   #1511
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Gonna look sick with the new stuff...... going from quadratec street status to actual wheeler getting rid of those tube steps. Chrome grille is growing on me.
So excited

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Shhh... just let it happen

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what are those strange metal flappy things on the sides where you get in jeeps don't have those
Don't worry. They are being replaced soon. Very soon.
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Woke up to about 4 -6" of snow this morning. What the **** Colorado? Where was this 2 months ago?? Also, I finally got my TJ, which of course is the only Jeep in the parking lot where I live.
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Quick judgement call - took a day off work because I'm still a little beat up. Liz took a day of mourning because she knows people were injured in boston. We needed a day to be together but still wanted to be productive. I am at home depot. I have priced out things I need to get a good start on my own tool collection. Any basics a jeep owner should have - here is what I'm thinking and rough prices. Yay or nay?!

Hydraulic lift and 2 jack stands - $100
Good electric drill - $60
Fairly comprehensive wrench/socket/bit set - $70
Good torque wrench -$70
Torx socket set - not sold at home depot. Will need.

Too out of line expensive? Can I do better if I shop around? Anything else I need in a beginner hitting the ground running kit?
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Quick judgement call - took a day off work because I'm still a little beat up. Liz took a day of mourning because she knows people were injured in boston. We needed a day to be together but still wanted to be productive. I am at home depot. I have priced out things I need to get a good start on my own tool collection. Any basics a jeep owner should have - here is what I'm thinking and rough prices. Yay or nay?!

Hydraulic lift and 2 jack stands - $100
Good electric drill - $60
Fairly comprehensive wrench/socket/bit set - $70
Good torque wrench -$70
Torx socket set - not sold at home depot. Will need.

Too out of line expensive? Can I do better if I shop around? Anything else I need in a beginner hitting the ground running kit?
I was meaning the doors take em off no need for doors
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Unread 04-16-2013, 09:54 AM   #1515
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Torx socket set - not sold at home depot. Will need.
I just ordered this myself

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000N35JI2/..._26725410_item

I'm not sure about the prices on the rest because I inherited a lot of tools from my grandfather. Just make sure you get a lifetime warranty, I'd say.
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