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post #1 of 14 Old 07-07-2008, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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eh full top VS. full width irons

well it has been raining like crazy here today which is really weird for el paso and it sucked cause the only protection i have is a little wee bikini top and no doors. and i dont know if i should put the spring over on hold and buy a full bestop supertop with doors and all the goodies. i already have 400 bucks set aside for axles which is enough for me to get either d44s or a d44 and a 12 bolt but i need another 150 if i want d60s. but then a full top is only gonna be like another 100 or so bucks more thats counting shipping. but i just dont know what to do cause it has been kinda rainy here the past two weeks or so and i will need one for winter anyways. i need advice please

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post #2 of 14 Old 07-07-2008, 11:01 PM
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When I was in the Navy, stationed in DC and lived in Viriginia I rode 8 months of the year with just a Bikini top and soft doors. During the hot months I stacked the doors behind the seat if it started to rain just slap them on. When it got cold, slap them on and crank the heat, didn;\'t have aproblem either way

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I say go drivetrain first!! is this a DD? and like above on my first CJ I only had soft doors and a bikinni top (I then got a windjammer) and it was MORE than fine for the 4 years I drove it like that.

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yea its a daily driver. but either way i want a full bestop supertop with doors but i really want to get that drivetrain perfect. i dont know aahh. i hate decisions. why cant the government give jeepers money. oh wait they do you have to join the military. then you drive BIG jeeps hah. stupid money.
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yea its a daily driver. but either way i want a full bestop supertop with doors but i really want to get that drivetrain perfect. i dont know aahh. i hate decisions. why cant the government give jeepers money. oh wait they do you have to join the military. then you drive BIG jeeps hah. stupid money.
yeah I hear you. my $$ from my 6 months in Afghanistan went to LOTS of jeep parts (4.88's and OX lockers front and rear) so thanks for paying for my Jeep parts EVERYONE My Jeep and I appriciate it (I'm not sure if the wide does though J/K)

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post #6 of 14 Old 07-10-2008, 10:26 AM
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Hey neato- Where are you finding d60's for $550?
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post #7 of 14 Old 07-10-2008, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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84 jeep john that aint a cool thing to say. but well i understand everyone in my fam is military or government. no politicians. politicians are losers. haha. i can get RREEEAAAALLLLLYYYYYY cheap parts from dealerships, a local off-road shop and the junkyards. i do A LOT of business with them. thanks to my dad though he was lliterally a pioneer in the 70's and 80's. cause back then it was vans. they were the jeep down here. and he used to put solid axles on them and take them to sema and sell them. build custom lifts for stuff. well but back then most all lifts were custom. there werent a lot of suspension people. so hes all their good friends. i can get most stuff for less then jobber price. (dealer price)
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post #8 of 14 Old 07-10-2008, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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just kidding john haha...anyways i am going to go the man way first DRIVETRAIN whoop whoop. but i still dont know which axle combination i want yet. its either gonna be d44-d44,d44-gm12,d44-gm14,d44-d60,d44-ford9,ford9-d60 to piss people off, ford9-ford9. d60-d60,d60-d70. OH THE POSSIBILITIES OF A AWESOME RIG.
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You looking at doing rock crawlings? If not D44's should handle any rough trails you can hit, just my .02

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a little. see here in ep. a lot of guys go to the warehouses and play around at the loading docks and the stairs. its fun just to mess around. but yea i am. the chile challenge is in the next city, las cruces nm well really dona ana county. same thing. im actually also gonna be a trail guide possibly for a really good local shop. so if i need it i might want it.
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[QUOTE=neatocj;5436499]84 jeep john that aint a cool thing to say. but well i understand everyone in my fam is military or government. no politicians. politicians are losers. haha. QUOTE]

ah well I WAS thanking EVERYONE cause your tax dollars do pay MY wages.

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just kidding john haha...OH THE POSSIBILITIES OF A AWESOME RIG.
I take it you understood what I was getting at? Cause I am proud to be in the military (hell I DD a CJ HA HA) NOW GO GET THOSE AXLES and put them on TOPLESS

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post #12 of 14 Old 07-11-2008, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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oh yea i understand. haha. well actually this weekend im going to tackle my 17 gallon rci auxillary tank. my cj only has a 10 gallon. so it is gonna have 27. lots o money. its goin under my rear seat. but im gonna remove it.
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post #14 of 14 Old 07-12-2008, 12:12 AM Thread Starter
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hey besrk whats you location. im gonna go and steal that beautiful bohemoth.....no seriously i am. haha just kidding....or am i. haha 22 years at that rate was it about a year a tire.
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