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post #1 of 27 Old 05-15-2013, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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newbie from uk

Hi everyone, been looking on here for a while & liked it! Got a 2000 wj 4.7 quadradrive with 2" BB planning a lot of mods this year.

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post #2 of 27 Old 05-15-2013, 02:28 PM
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Hi mate welcome to the forum, what mods you got planned
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post #3 of 27 Old 05-15-2013, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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Im about to order some black 'D' modular wheels in 8x16 with 3.75 backspace, thinking prob 265/70/16 tyres. Im in process of building a winch bumper & gonna cut out arches up to the flare line front & rear, re locate washer bottle,

Soon as funds allow id like to lift it properly with long arms but hard to find the bits in uk! I did the BB 2" to clear my 245/75/16 bf goodrich at's but theyre worn down now & I want to go bigger.

Just put a cherrybomb glasspack on & gutted cat. ( its lpg converted so no emissions test in uk)
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post #4 of 27 Old 05-24-2013, 02:47 AM
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Way to go Steve, sounds good, decently modified UK WJ's are a bit thin on the ground

Check out the Jeep Junkies club, they hold events over in Hereford which may be good for you.
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post #5 of 27 Old 05-24-2013, 06:50 AM
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Welcome...the more UK Jeepers the better as far as im concerned! But you are right in that getting bits in the UK can be difficult when it comes to mods. I import most of my bits from the US....when I find them with sensible shipping. Sound like you might be looking at some flares too with that wheel tyre combination....unless you have a friendly MOT man, tyres sticking out of the arches will be an instant fail!

If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got yourself an electrical problem!
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post #6 of 27 Old 05-24-2013, 07:46 AM
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Hi & welcome,I get lots of inspiration & problem solving from this forum.Are you making the winch bumper yourself?
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post #7 of 27 Old 05-24-2013, 08:38 AM
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Welcome. Glad to see some Jeeping on the other side of the pond. I bet a tank of fuel hurts you a bit more than it hurts me, and my last one was 72 USD.
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Welcome. Glad to see some Jeeping on the other side of the pond. I bet a tank of fuel hurts you a bit more than it hurts me, and my last one was 72 USD.
In my case 108 (UK) from nearly dry the other day...thats about $164 US!! Thats $9.64 per (proper size UK!)gallon or $8.00 per US gallon....and you guys wonder why we like our diesels in the UK!!!

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In my case 108 (UK) from nearly dry the other day...thats about $164 US!! Thats $9.64 per (proper size UK!)gallon or $8.00 per US gallon....and you guys wonder why we like our diesels in the UK!!!
Jesus tapdancing christ. I put 19.75 gallons worth of 93 octane in at about $3.66 per gallon. This will last about one week.

How long will that Cnote and a half worth of petrol last you?

I wish we could get more diesels here. You really can't find them except in 3/4 and 1 ton pickups. The only others are really from Mercedes, a couple BMW's, and a few VW's. Of course Jeep is releasing a diesel to the US next year, but its base price is 40 grand. I think Mazda might also be bringing one to the table.
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It's a diesel , although there is only a few pence difference between the cost of petrol and diesel...diesel being the more expensive due to the bloody tree loving, bunny hugging, hippies who make these decisions! I get about 500 miles on a full tank if I fill it to the top of the neck, run it to about 30 miles past zero miles range on the EVIC (like normal!) and don't have a lead foot!

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Thought you might appreciate this. Diesel in central NC is currently going for $3.55 per gallon. Later this year I will move to SC with my job and the cost of regular petrol near where my house will be is $3.08 per gallon.
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post #12 of 27 Old 05-29-2013, 08:59 AM
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Here in the UK we would like our fuel to be cheaper like the US, but last year I broke my wrist and needed surgery to get
it fixed with a plate and screws plus 2 days in hospital, which personally didn't cost me anything at the time as our health
service is paid for by the government from taxes. Did a google search for the cost in the US and came back with $20-30K !!!
So I'm happy to pay higher fuel bills knowing I wont be hit with medical bills like that for something simple like my wrist.
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post #13 of 27 Old 05-29-2013, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone, I got the D modulars on with 265/75/16 insa turbo dakars. Very pleased so far. Ive been looking into a rough country 4" lift as my bb is no longer enough!

Petrol is so expensive in uk but im also on lpg (61p a litre by me) so not tooo bad!
Hoping to get my roofrack & 4 roof lights on this wk. Having a custom winch mount made them im fabbing a 3mm alloy winch bumper over it as I work with alloy & its lighter than steel. Ive also cut out front arches & got rid of the flat faced part. Easy to do with a 1mm grinding disc & plastic edging strip, took a lot of steel out of inner arches too.
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Way to go Steve, sounds good, decently modified UK WJ's are a bit thin on the ground

Check out the Jeep Junkies club, they hold events over in Hereford which may be good for you.
Will do, thanx
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post #15 of 27 Old 05-29-2013, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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Jesus tapdancing christ. I put 19.75 gallons worth of 93 octane in at about $3.66 per gallon. This will last about one week.

How long will that Cnote and a half worth of petrol last you?

I wish we could get more diesels here. You really can't find them except in 3/4 and 1 ton pickups. The only others are really from Mercedes, a couple BMW's, and a few VW's. Of course Jeep is releasing a diesel to the US next year, but its base price is 40 grand. I think Mazda might also be bringing one to the table.
I get about 40 miles out of 20 of petrol in uk if im lucky & its got worse since the 265/75/16 mud tyres went on
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