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Unread 07-01-2008, 11:25 PM   #16
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Yeah...they are a little step in price. I like the idea of having the storage out of the way. I have plenty of gear to put in all those pockets.

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Unread 09-02-2008, 12:16 PM   #17
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Well, time for a little update. I finally came home for vacation and had a chance to get my hands on my Jeep. I installed the center console, Smitybuilt GEAR seat covers, Alpine CD player with iPod controller, and a sound bar. Put a ton of miles driving around town and a few trips to the mountains. Didn't get a chance to do any real wheeling yet though.

The center console is very wide. It barely fit in between the seats. When you lift the passenger seat up it is a real pain to put back down, as the seat belt buckle gets trapped on the way back down. Also, the screws that are used to attach the arm rest cover thing that open to the storage really suck. I ripped them out after about two minutes. I replaced them with some longer screws and it works out fine.

The sound bar is ok. It helps out at lower speeds with the sound turned up, I'll have to replace the dash speakers later. I might get that little pod that sits down by the shifter.

I also had the pacesetter headers and exhaust put on. Sounds pretty good for a 4 banger. I may have lost some bottom end torque, but not so much that I noticed.

That's all for this trip home. I just put it back storage until next year.

Next trip I absolutely have to replace the leaf springs. They are flat....not settled a little...they are flat. Any flatter and they would start to bow down. Right now the plan is an OME lift. I'll also have to get some new tires. I'm thinking some 32" BFG MT.

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Unread 09-03-2008, 11:29 AM   #18
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Thought I'd throw up some pics I took of the GEAR seat covers. I love them. Very handy. I forgot to take pics of the center console, but you can see it a little in some of the pics.









Just another shot of the Jeep.



This is about the most action the Jeep saw while I was home.


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Unread 02-25-2009, 07:15 PM   #19
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Got my jeepfourm.com sticker in the mail yesterday. I'll put it on when I come home this summer.

Been doing a lot of reading and thinking. The current plan, one that changes almost daily, is to order a 4" Rough Country lift and a set of BFG MT KM2 33X12.5X15 on a set of 15X8 Soft 8s in black. I love how those look on a white Jeep. I'll use my current rims for a set of ATs for winter driving.

That's the major change, some of the minor changes will be a Superwinch EPi9.0, some spot lights and fog lights, a set of rock sliders, hurc the tub, speaker upgrades, and set of full steal doors and a hard top (if I can find one in the area or someone willing to ship). I should have all this ordered and waiting to install buy the time I come home this summer for vaca. Then I just have to find a garage, some tools, and some extra hands to help me put it all together. If I can't get it done this summer, I'll be back for good this fall and will have plenty of time to do it then.

I can't wait!!!!
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Unread 02-26-2009, 05:33 PM   #20
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Good plan and choices!!!!
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Unread 03-14-2009, 08:42 PM   #21
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I just ordered a pair of Hella 500 driving lights, Hella 500 fog lights, windshield mounts, and a set of rock sliders. Working on getting as much of the little things I can under the wifes radar right now. Hopefully around June I'll be getting my lift and new wheels and tires. Gotta send some e-mails to see what kind of deal the local tire shop can get me. I'd rather put money back into my town than a bigger retail store.
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Unread 06-05-2009, 10:49 AM   #22
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You should take off the bra, unless the front end is sagging.
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Unread 06-27-2009, 02:46 PM   #23
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Small update....I ordered my RC 4" lift last week and a set of (5) 33" Mickey Thompson MTZ, a set of "CJ" style mirrors to mount on the windshield frame so I can go doorless. I also a set of 6X9 sound wedges and some speakers. Also, some eBay H4 headlights. That's all I can think of right now. Probably buy an amp for the 6X9s and a CB setup this week. I'll be home in a few weeks and I'll update with pics and such during and after install. I'm just really excited right now thinking about all the stuff I'll have to keep me busy.

I changed my plans a little as I do almost everyday. I'm not going to get the soft 8s, but rather keep the rims I have now. The winch will come a little later. So...hopefully I'll be updating in about three weeks with a more complete Jeep.
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Unread 07-21-2009, 08:02 PM   #24
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Well...I finally had the chance to get some work done to the Jeep while home on vacation. I installed (well had a shop install my tools are in storage) my 4" Rough Country lift with 2.2 upgraded shocks and steering stabilizer with a set of 33 KM2. The Jeep had a 2" body lift and maybe a 1" shackle lift already. Kept them both for now. No vibes, and runs pretty good. Still drives like a Jeep, but a lot smother than the flat stock springs. The spare will be in on Thursday. I also installed a pair of rock rails, Hella Driving lights on the windshield mounts, replaced the speakers in the sound bar and the dash. I'm having a set of light tabs welding onto the front bumper for a set of Hella fog lights. What else....oh, put my jeepforum.com sticker on and a few others. Took the bra off as other suggested. That's all I can think of right now. I also bought a Springfield Armory XD-40 to take along with me.

Here are some picks...















EEK!!!



Center Console (it's a really tight fight)







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Unread 08-21-2009, 03:02 PM   #25
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Marine cover for the cd player will not fit on the YJ dash. I tried : (
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Unread 08-21-2009, 03:10 PM   #26
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Marine cover for the cd player will not fit on the YJ dash. I tried : (

Now that I have my new head unit in, I see it will not fit. I can't even detach the faceplate on it right now. I have to trim the dash a little just to make it work right.
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Unread 08-29-2009, 04:12 PM   #27
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Does anyone know where I can find the diagram to wire your fog lights with a three way switch? I've been searching around, and can't find what I want. I know it's on here, as I've seen it a few times. Basically, I want my fog light switch to have three positions. Off, on, and on only when my brights are on. This way, I can just hit the brights and have my fogs on, and if a car is coming turn the brights off and the fogs will turn off at the same time.

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Unread 11-03-2009, 09:51 AM   #28
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Well....even though I don't get a lot of traffic on this thread I figure I'd post a few updates. I'm back from my overseas job and have had some time to give my Jeep some love. Here are some pics I took last night.

Fog lights mounted up.



New soft top, spare tire, and NM sticker



Sitting in front of the house....I just sort of like this pic.



A little flexing. Still had the front sway bar connected.


Took the track bars off last week. Everyone talks about how they don't notice, but I did. Granted I have to drive up and down rough twisty back roads just to get to town. It's a lot looser, but softer so it's a give and take. I just have to pay extra attention when driving.

I was having issues with the driving lights on the windshield. There was a ring of light around the edge of the lights. It was really bright and would shine back into the cab. Really put a strain on my eyes. I wrapped some black electrical tape around the edge, and that worked out great. I know the tape probably won't last very long, but at least I know how to fix the problem.


I didn't take a pic, but I also bought a set of these....



These things are beefy. I really like them. No other big plans right now. Gotta find a new job here in the states before I spend anymore money on it.

Thanks for looking....
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Unread 11-03-2009, 10:16 AM   #29
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Looks really good

How do you like the GEAR covers now that you've had them for a while?
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Unread 11-03-2009, 12:14 PM   #30
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I love them. Got tons of junk stuffed in them and still have room for more. Tools, first aide, blankets, etc.. They are pricey, but the functionality and storage was worth it.
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