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post #826 of 1979 Old 12-26-2011, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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I want a TJ. I'm hoping to be able to get one next year. I will see what happens. As you can see from my start date I have been thinking of owning a Jeep for a little while now.

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Jeesh, on the forum for 9 years without buying? I can't be on for 9 minutes without finding some new mod I'd like to do Your patience is admirable. Just don't let too much time slip by without doing what you want!

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post #827 of 1979 Old 12-26-2011, 11:12 PM
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Jeesh, on the forum for 9 years without buying? I can't be on for 9 minutes without finding some new mod I'd like to do Your patience is admirable. Just don't let too much time slip by without doing what you want!
During that time I quit a good job, started a business, a year and a half later I started another one while still running the first, shut both down a year and a half later, started working for someone in construction, the owner drove me nuts and I couldn't deal with it, bought my own excavator, got screwed on a few jobs by the same guy for $4500 whit would have been my dump truck down payment and so on and so on.

A lot of mess to clean up.

When I was about 20 I was in a car accident. I needed another car and wanted a Jeep. The problem was I didn't have money saved up at the time. Found a Jeep for $5000 with 2 sets of wheels and a hard and soft top. I never went to look at it because I was $3000 short.

Have wanted a Jeep for close to 20 years. Just haven't made the purchase yet. When my wife and I were still dating we test drove a Cherokee but she hated the color (I think it was green with the wood decal down the side which also wasn't my first choice) and we didn't buy it.

Years later I test drove a a Liberty Renegade that we wanted but dealer was playing games so we walked out and didn't even buy a new car.

We also test drove a TJ one time. The "sales guy" in his little leather vest took forever to find me a Jeep to test drive. Wanted to test drive the Rubicon, I think he couldn't find the keys for that. I also wanted to test one with the upgraded stereo to see if this was an option that was worth the money. He couldn't find the keys to that one. He brings me a sport and said it was the same as the Rubicon except for the hood decal and I think he mentioned tires or rims. I said your telling me its $4500 extra for tires and a hood decal. He said yes. I shook my head and didn't bother saying another word to him about it.

My kids think they are cool. They call it the car with the tire on the back (age 5 and 7) and think it would be cool to have one. The wife isn't as big of a fan of them. But I think it would be fun to do some mild wheeling as a family.

I'm really hoping to be able to pull things together in 2012 and pick one up.

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post #828 of 1979 Old 12-27-2011, 11:04 AM
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jeesh, on the forum for 9 years without buying? I can't be on for 9 minutes without finding some new mod i'd like to do Your patience is admirable. Just don't let too much time slip by without doing what you want!
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post #829 of 1979 Old 12-27-2011, 12:01 PM
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when you put the exhaust on post a video of it!
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post #830 of 1979 Old 12-27-2011, 01:48 PM
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Did you get your steering/wandering nailed down? I'd be putting my xmas money to my steering system if that was going happening to a vehicle of mine!
Looks like you get out and do alot more trails than I have this year than I've done in 7 yrs.. lol.. Keep it up!
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when you put the exhaust on post a video of it!

I absolutely will, but the exhaust won't be finished any time soon because I still need to buy a new top pipe and cat. For now my awesomely recognizable muffler/tail pipe less system with a gap between the header and top pipe makes for a great sound, and a pro look as its hung on the frame with bailing wire!!!


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Did you get your steering/wandering nailed down? I'd be putting my xmas money to my steering system if that was going happening to a vehicle of mine!
Looks like you get out and do alot more trails than I have this year than I've done in 7 yrs.. lol.. Keep it up!
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1) steering. It was *kind of* fixed by tightening the pinion nut at the top of the steering box, it took care of a lot of slop in my system. I won't say it fully cured it, but it certainly is much more polite on the highway than it was. Also I went around and cranked down every nut in the steering system. Tie rods, the drag link, stabilizer, etc. I'm much more trusting of it, and the last wheeling trip was a 1+ hour highway drive with no white-knuckling.

2) I've really been making an effort to get it out and wheel it at least once a month. Nice thing is that being a president of my Jeep club, I scout out the trails before we run them allowing me some fun time to wheel before bringing everyone along. I'm quite grateful to have a rig that gets to the trails and back and wheels well while I'm there!!
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post #832 of 1979 Old 12-27-2011, 10:28 PM
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Hahaha hey it could be worse. My brother held his exhaust on with a c clamp since July.
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post #833 of 1979 Old 12-29-2011, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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Frame tie-ins arrived today from BESRK in Virginia. The guy really lives up to his reputation on here. He mailed them out on Christmas Eve immediately after receiving my eBay payment. So all I need to do now is get some longer bolts for the rear bumper, which I believe are 5/16th inch, then paint these puppies and get them in.


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Frame tie-ins arrived today from BESRK in Virginia.
Awesome! I know my carrier flexed with skinny 32s (forget when I had the bike on it). I can't imagine what kind of stress a 35 must inflict.

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post #835 of 1979 Old 12-29-2011, 06:26 PM
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Awesome! I know my carrier flexed with skinny 32s (forget when I had the bike on it). I can't imagine what kind of stress a 35 must inflict.
Whoa.
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Awesome! I know my carrier flexed with skinny 32s (forget when I had the bike on it). I can't imagine what kind of stress a 35 must inflict.
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Whoa.
Geoff, scary thought! Mine had zero play with the 31 and only minimal with the 35 on it now. I will admit there were a few times 2 weeks ago wheeling that I was more concerned with my crossmember ripping off (and the bumper/tire assembly falling to the ground) than I was making it over the obstacle.

It'll just be nice to have some reassurance & towing/recovery ability.
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post #837 of 1979 Old 12-30-2011, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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I had the awesome guys (thanks bbweaver) in the Photoshop Request thread chop up my Jeep to have 3" flared tube fenders, just so I can get an idea as to whether or not it's something I'd like to do. One maintains the black look, the other is color matched to the Jeep's Chili Pepper Pearl...

What do you all think???




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post #838 of 1979 Old 12-30-2011, 01:12 PM
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I like the black, it offsets nicely with the Black hardtop.

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post #839 of 1979 Old 12-30-2011, 02:20 PM
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When I scrolled down I looked at the pic first and thought you installed new fenders! I like the black and it would look sweet on your ride.
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post #840 of 1979 Old 12-30-2011, 03:26 PM
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The black looks really good, goes well with the hardtop and rocker guards. It completes the look of the jeep

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