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post #91 of 712 Old 10-05-2011, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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I sold the 05 OEM top that I bought not long ago. It was fine enough, just not what I wanted.

I will be ordering a new soft top solution tomorrow! Pretty excited.

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The Trektop NX is officially ordered. Should be here in 4-5 business days. I ordered it from Joe with Quadratec. He is a member on another Jeep forum and gave me free shipping on my order. The best part is it was the very last one in stock.

edit - top will be at the house tomorrow! the other bracket and mount I ordered should be there today.
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post #93 of 712 Old 10-13-2011, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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I just ordered a set of quick disconnects from Rough Country. The plan is to ultimately run a Currie Antirock, but that won't come along until after I get the 3" coils. These will suit my needs well for the time being; plus, they will be useful when I do get the lift coils where I won't have to get the Antirock immediately.

The RC design is similar to the Rubicon Express Gen II discos, but RC uses a 'tie-rod' style joint at the top of the link instead of the 'heim' style joint that RE uses. The reviews are good on them and for the undisclosed price I paid for them....well, way better than a set of homemade discos.

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The Bracketron dash bracket and phone mount came in yesterday. I understand these are not super exciting to most, but I am thrilled to have a secure, visible, functional mount for my Evo.


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The top arrived today.....on my neighbor's front porch.

I got it all unpackaged and so far everything looks good. I will start installing it tomorrow after I finish sanding that dang table and get it ready for new stain.


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I love the Bracketron stuff, that's how I mount my ipod in my jeep.

BTW, did that top come with door surrounds?
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Got the Bracketron bracket and phone mount installed.....intense work. Hahaha. Very simple mod, but it is great for me.

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Laid the windows out in the sun to loosen up.



Installed the actual top portion and let it sit in the sun




Installing the windows was fun. Even after sitting in the sun, it is TIGHT. It is a good tight though.
The top looks great and is super quiet. So far, I am very impressed with it. Even in safari mode, there was not any flapping and it stays pretty tight.

Of course I washed it right after taking pics


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I love the Bracketron stuff, that's how I mount my ipod in my jeep.

BTW, did that top come with door surrounds?
The Trektop NX comes with door surrounds, factory header, tailgate bar with brackets, stiffening bar over the driver's seat, canvas, and windows.
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post #100 of 712 Old 10-25-2011, 07:53 AM Thread Starter
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I installed the Rough Country sway bar disconnects yesterday. I like them quite a bit. The design is good and the function is great. The install was a breeze.
The only thing I have concern about is why the upper 'tie rod' style joint does not have a grease zirk. It seems like it should have one for general service.
After previously running the JKS Quicker Discos on a previous TJ, I can't say I would buy them again over these from RC...especially not for the price. I will need to put some miles on them before I can say completely.




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Oh yeah, I ordered a new sub today! I am pretty excited. I enjoy stereos and electronics in general, so this is always fun for me.
I ordered a JL Audio 10w0v2-4.


I ran a 10w0 for a several years, but somehow during the move into the new house, something put a fat hole in the woofer. I have been using an old P.O.S. Sony Explode sub to hold me over, and it has been doing a terrible job at that.
I run a 2-channel amp bridged to 300w, so the 10w0v2 is a great match. The 10w0v2 is actually last year's model (the v3 is out now), but this one has the same specs and is basically the same thing. I believe they did make some changes with the v3, but this one was considerably cheaper ($70 shipped) and I am good with that.
I picked up a sheet of 3/4" MDF to build the enclosure. I am building the enclosure into a 'trunk' to fit behind the back seat. I have some special plans for it, but we'll see how far I take it.
At some point, I might build the in-seat rear seat enclosure to completely open up that back space, but I do like the idea of having locked storage back there....limited as it will be with the enclosure taking up a good amount of that space.
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post #103 of 712 Old 10-27-2011, 06:21 AM
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Only 100k?

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Haha....probably not since it ran on 35s for a good amount of miles. The odo has not been accurate since then. If I was going to have any concern, it should've been several miles ago.

It had 74k or 77k on it when I bought it a year and a half ago.


To celebrate 100k miles.....I'm shopping for new seats today! Leaning (litterally in my factory seat) toward the Corbeau Baja RS recliner seats and a Corbeau seat cover for the rear.

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Nice choice on seats. Those are the ones I'm jonesin' for... but ya gotta factor in bracketry pricing. Hopefully THAT won't interfere with your Tuffy seat drawer.

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