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Although it seems like you've got a pretty good solution to the problem already, I have to ask a stupid question...why not use the rear cupholders? What am I missing?
I don't think rear cupholders were added until '03 and mine's a '00. Also, I thought it was the job of Muppet Labs to overcomplexify everything?

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I don't think rear cupholders were added until '03 and mine's a '00. Also, I thought it was the job of Muppet Labs to overcomplexify everything?
Well, Damn The Man...we'll just have to overcomplexificate things and see what we can come up with!

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I am thinking about getting a fullsize 2 door cherokee and selling my wrangler. Any thoughts on this?

Also I have pulled my cowl twice to check for obstructions and haven't found any but I still get a pass side leak in the rain. Its frustrating to say the least. Now something I have noticed about it, it doesn't leak when it rains a little one day, but after a couple days of, on and off rain, it does leak. So I am thinking its something that has to accumulate rather than just get wet. Also I haven't noticed it during washing the jeep so there is another clue.

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I am thinking about getting a fullsize 2 door cherokee...
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...and selling my wrangler.
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Also I have pulled my cowl twice to check for obstructions and haven't found any but I still get a pass side leak in the rain. Its frustrating to say the least. Now something I have noticed about it, it doesn't leak when it rains a little one day, but after a couple days of, on and off rain, it does leak. So I am thinking its something that has to accumulate rather than just get wet. Also I haven't noticed it during washing the jeep so there is another clue.
Same sort of symptoms, here; if it rains enough I get a leak, but it doesn't happen from splashes or showers or washing or anything like that. This is why I, too, think it's a factor of water volume.

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Don't make me get creative in addressing this request...

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I am kinda stuck in the past and usually when I think of an engine swap for a vehicle I think "chevy 350"

However, my youngest brother has been pushing LS engines on me a lot. So seeing the low input, large returns on the LS engines has got the wheels in my head turning. I have noticed people are getting 400+ hp out of GM 6.0L's with just a cam intake/exhaust and a tune. In my book thats minimal effort for that kind of power. AND the availability of these engines has increased, so the cost is comparable to an old 350 swap.

Now I have delusions of grandeur, and the idea of having a 6.0L powered gladiator and a 6.0L or even 5.3L powered fullsize cherokee has me by the lower dangly parts.

My gladiator is white and is supposed to have the razor grill, the cherokee I'm trying to get is white and has the razor grill. I could have matching FSJ's..... Maybe I'm silly but the whole idea just excites me and further diminishes the appeal of my 4 cyl wrangler. (that needs a LOT to be what I want as well) I admit I would miss my wrangler if I do sell it however It would be nice to get out of a payment and have a little extra FSJ funds.

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I am kinda stuck in the past and usually when I think of an engine swap for a vehicle I think "chevy 350"

However, my youngest brother has been pushing LS engines on me a lot. So seeing the low input, large returns on the LS engines has got the wheels in my head turning. I have noticed people are getting 400+ hp out of GM 6.0L's with just a cam intake/exhaust and a tune. In my book thats minimal effort for that kind of power. AND the availability of these engines has increased, so the cost is comparable to an old 350 swap.

Now I have delusions of grandeur, and the idea of having a 6.0L powered gladiator and a 6.0L or even 5.3L powered fullsize cherokee has me by the lower dangly parts.

My gladiator is white and is supposed to have the razor grill, the cherokee I'm trying to get is white and has the razor grill. I could have matching FSJ's..... Maybe I'm silly but the whole idea just excites me and further diminishes the appeal of my 4 cyl wrangler. (that needs a LOT to be what I want as well) I admit I would miss my wrangler if I do sell it however It would be nice to get out of a payment and have a little extra FSJ funds.
One might also wish to note that they can get 400+ out of the 5.3 without a lot of work, and that the iron-blocked versions of that engine can be had for very little.

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I don't think rear cupholders were added until '03 and mine's a '00. Also, I thought it was the job of Muppet Labs to overcomplexify everything?
You could get a Tuffy console with a rear cup holder. Or I bet you could get their add on cup holder and make it work with the stock console.

http://www.tuffyproducts.com/p-139-r...ree-angle.aspx

Or if you can fab stuff make a similar add on cup holder of your own.
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I believe there's roll bar cup holders on amazon..

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This Weekend's Jeeping: We're headed to visit Annabelle's family, so updates will be intermittent. Hopefully the weather will be dry by the time I return, and the hood louver can be installed forthwith.

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I believe there's roll bar cup holders on amazon..
What About A Center Console From A Newer Tj?

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This Weekend's Jeeping: We're headed to visit Annabelle's family, so updates will be intermittent. Hopefully the weather will be dry by the time I return, and the hood louver can be installed forthwith.
Hopefully yours are as easy to get along with as mine . Otherwise you may want to sneak in a keg of Shiner .

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What About A Center Console From A Newer Tj?
It might work never put much thought into it haha. I always drink from bottles so I'll just put them in the center console.

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I am kinda stuck in the past and usually when I think of an engine swap for a vehicle I think "chevy 350"

However, my youngest brother has been pushing LS engines on me a lot. So seeing the low input, large returns on the LS engines has got the wheels in my head turning. I have noticed people are getting 400+ hp out of GM 6.0L's with just a cam intake/exhaust and a tune. In my book thats minimal effort for that kind of power. AND the availability of these engines has increased, so the cost is comparable to an old 350 swap.

Now I have delusions of grandeur, and the idea of having a 6.0L powered gladiator and a 6.0L or even 5.3L powered fullsize cherokee has me by the lower dangly parts.

My gladiator is white and is supposed to have the razor grill, the cherokee I'm trying to get is white and has the razor grill. I could have matching FSJ's..... Maybe I'm silly but the whole idea just excites me and further diminishes the appeal of my 4 cyl wrangler. (that needs a LOT to be what I want as well) I admit I would miss my wrangler if I do sell it however It would be nice to get out of a payment and have a little extra FSJ funds.
Well, your decisions to make at this point seem much more desirebale than my current debacle. Due to financial constraints I am seriously contemplating parting with the beloved TJ and aquiring a low dollar/high MPG Datsun 510, Chevy Luv, or equivilant. That would instantly put money in the bank and put and end to the wife's desire (read as "constant nagging") for a truck. Or, I can keep the Jeep and pay off the bills the hard way, like actually saving money...

Anyway, I've been away for a while. T-Shirt? What about bumper stickers?! I still haven't got mine!

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I don't think rear cupholders were added until '03 and mine's a '00. Also, I thought it was the job of Muppet Labs to overcomplexify everything?
i have an 02 with them but i also have an 02 that came with the 03-06 single washer nozzle on the hood so maybe that also was a transitioning item throughout the 2002's.


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Possible lead on an engine... details as/if they develop.

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