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Unread 01-11-2013, 01:11 PM   #1
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My '03 Wrangler

First time Wrangler owner. Picked it up the 3rd of this month. 03 model 4.0, auto, air etc. New top and tires. No big plans yet.



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Unread 01-11-2013, 02:14 PM   #2
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Congrats! Looks like a good one to start with!
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Unread 03-28-2013, 10:58 AM   #3
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Did a little speaker upgrade. I picked up some Polk DB651's and DB5251's.



Rear pods. Pioneers with no grills.



Splicing the wires.



Poly-fill.



Installed.



Compared to the old.



Front speakers. The old pioneers.



I picked up some adapters from Nalin MFG



Installed.



Another angle showing poly-filled foam cups.



Tweeter mounts.



Sound is a lot better. Next is the head unit.
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Unread 04-17-2013, 03:49 PM   #4
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Picked up some Kentol mirror movers and some Rampage adjustable door straps from Morris 4X4.



Mirrors are good and stable, but like everyone says, the passenger side mirror is pretty much useless with the door on.



I'm new to the Wrangler world, but honestly I don't know how they sell any of these. they look like Fido's a$$.



Really? There's nothing better? $57?



These will definitely be coming off in the fall, I noticed a YJ that had mirrors that bolted on to the two lower bolts of the windshield bracket. Will these fit on the TJ's?
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Unread 04-17-2013, 04:57 PM   #5
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Love that color! You're right, those mirror relocators suck! Hopefully someone will chime in with a better idea. Nice job on the stereo upgrade. Throw some power at those bad boys and it will really wake up the sound system!
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Unread 04-17-2013, 05:39 PM   #6
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Thanks. The head unit etc. is coming, but trying to save my dollars to paint the MJ money pit.

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Love that color! You're right, those mirror relocators suck! Hopefully someone will chime in with a better idea. Nice job on the stereo upgrade. Throw some power at those bad boys and it will really wake up the sound system!
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Unread 04-18-2013, 09:21 PM   #7
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I'm running 31's now, will 32's fit will a 1" or 1.5" body lift?
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Unread 04-18-2013, 09:33 PM   #8
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Nice looking TJ , and a 1" body lift with bumpstops will let you run 32s .
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Unread 05-07-2014, 07:48 PM   #9
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Been driving the TJ pretty much as is over the winter. Spring started out with some jack-a$$ cutting my top.



Purchased a Bestop replace a top in black in stead of the khaki. I like the black better. Pulled and resprayed the flares in Kyrlon semi gloss black.



Purchased a Rubicon Express 2" BB with shocks and borrowed the MJ wheels. 265/75R16 Nitto Terra Grapplers on 16x7 Soft 8's.



Topless.



I pulled the roll bar covers out and redyed them with Dupli Colors spray dye. Turned out pretty good I think.



The 265/75R16 spare just did fit. The tits on the tire are barely rubbing the top of the bumper.



More later...
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Unread 07-01-2015, 09:27 PM   #10
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Added a 1.25 JKS body lift and new wheels and tires. 15 x 8's with 3.75 BS Black Rock soft 8's with 33' Hankook MT's. I had planned on doing a 3-3.5 inch spring lift to replace the 2 inch spacers along with the body lift and tires, but my funds got tight. Maybe later this summer.



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