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Unread 01-10-2008, 08:05 PM   #9226
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went wheelin'

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Unread 01-10-2008, 08:50 PM   #9227
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Bds

When i got into this obsession, i had no idea what i was doing (still dont). Your BDS lift is the first ive seen other then mine, makes me feel like i actually dot something thats decent
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Unread 01-10-2008, 09:30 PM   #9228
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started to highline my jeep


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Unread 01-11-2008, 08:07 AM   #9229
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Nothing special. I replaced a headlight. I'll be checking all the fluids a bit later today.
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Unread 01-11-2008, 05:50 PM   #9230
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Got the LJ back from the shop with the new RE 5.5" Long arm installed!!!
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Unread 01-11-2008, 06:07 PM   #9231
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Installed new entry guards to protect my tub sills from scuffs...
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Unread 01-11-2008, 06:30 PM   #9232
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I took it to the Bar for Cars aka the gas station. I make it a daily stop after work. about $12 a day to work and back.
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Unread 01-11-2008, 09:17 PM   #9233
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I finished wiring up the LED turn signals and markers after the tube fender install.
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Unread 01-11-2008, 09:17 PM   #9234
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Mounted, plumbed and wired my compressor under the hood.





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Unread 01-11-2008, 09:52 PM   #9235
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Unread 01-11-2008, 11:26 PM   #9236
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Mounted, plumbed and wired my compressor under the hood.
looks nice, why did you run the hose into the air box? this is my n00b question of the week
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Unread 01-11-2008, 11:37 PM   #9237
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looks nice, why did you run the hose into the air box? this is my n00b question of the week
Thats the low pressure intake for the compressor. I figured rather than use the crappy foam filter and plastic assembly that came with it I would use the Jeep's filter.
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Unread 01-11-2008, 11:44 PM   #9238
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I bought it

I didn't know much of anything about Jeeps except that I wanted one. I do landscape photography, and everything in America that is worth shooting that no one else has shot before lies down a dirt somewhere, and I'd just about worn out my old '93 Mazda pickup going where only a fool would go in one. The day it almost tumbled down the side of a mountain because it didn't have four wheel drive made me think Jeep, Jeep. This seed of a thought eventually sprouted into a full blown obsession over the next 8 months.

All I did for my Wrangler today was sign the papers and drive it home...but what a day. After three weeks of haggling and test driving it happened, I found the Wrangler just perfect for me. A clean '04, shiny black with black soft top, chrome bumpers, step down panels, and the big tires, brand new tires, sitting in the corner of a lot where no Wrangler had been been seen before. I knew because I had checked every dealership in Las Cruces on a daily basis now for 21 days. This was a new face, for sure.

A quick glance inside revealed it did not have the hated automatic transmission, hated by me because very painfully I had backed away from two previous deals only because the vehicles were automatic versus standard. The test drive was awesome. Not one strange sound. Good cold air for those 100 degree New Mexico days. A bit boat-like at highway speeds because it had been lifted a bit to make room for the big tires, but, hey, this was my jeep. When you finally find it, you know. That put me at the mercy of the dealership, of course, but since I had been on my way to sign papers on a different deal that was already approved, I was in a pretty strong position to bargain them down to a reasonable price --- a better deal, in fact, than I had been on my way to sign on an '03.

So I bought it and drove it home. Then I drove it down Baylor Canyon Road, a graded dirt road that runs in front of the mountains near here, killed it, and had a smoke under the moonlight realizing this was the best vehicle I ever bought. I'd been cruising along comfortably between 15-25 mph over ground the pickup had to take at 5-15 mph. I'd engaged the 4wd and driven on the sandy shoulder of the road. I even went about 1/4 of a mile down a little road I'm not sure was really even a road, maybe just a little arroyo, turned around and gotten back with no sweat. What a machine...

So, hello, I'm sure I'll have a lot of questions along the way, and perhaps eventually will be able to contribute back, although I suspect that part will be a long time coming considering the experience I'm seeing on this forum.

I'm already wondering what is the best kind of auxiliary lights to put on the front bumper. When I was going down the arroyo more light was definitely needed. Well, here we go...

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Unread 01-12-2008, 12:14 AM   #9239
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I didn't know much of anything about Jeeps except that I wanted one. I do landscape photography, and everything in America that is worth shooting that no one else has shot before lies down a dirt somewhere, and I'd just about worn out my old '93 Mazda pickup going where only a fool would go in one. The day it almost tumbled down the side of a mountain because it didn't have four wheel drive made me think Jeep, Jeep. This seed of a thought eventually sprouted into a full blown obsession over the next 8 months.

All I did for my Wrangler today was sign the papers and drive it home...but what a day. After three weeks of haggling and test driving it happened, I found the Wrangler just perfect for me. A clean '04, shiny black with black soft top, chrome bumpers, step down panels, and the big tires, brand new tires, sitting in the corner of a lot where no Wrangler had been been seen before. I knew because I had checked every dealership in Las Cruces on a daily basis now for 21 days. This was a new face, for sure.

A quick glance inside revealed it did not have the hated automatic transmission, hated by me because very painfully I had backed away from two previous deals only because the vehicles were automatic versus standard. The test drive was awesome. Not one strange sound. Good cold air for those 100 degree New Mexico days. A bit boat-like at highway speeds because it had been lifted a bit to make room for the big tires, but, hey, this was my jeep. When you finally find it, you know. That put me at the mercy of the dealership, of course, but since I had been on my way to sign papers on a different deal that was already approved, I was in a pretty strong position to bargain them down to a reasonable price --- a better deal, in fact, than I had been on my way to sign on an '03.

So I bought it and drove it home. Then I drove it down Baylor Canyon Road, a graded dirt road that runs in front of the mountains near here, killed it, and had a smoke under the moonlight realizing this was the best vehicle I ever bought. I'd been cruising along comfortably between 15-25 mph over ground the pickup had to take at 5-15 mph. I'd engaged the 4wd and driven on the sandy shoulder of the road. I even went about 1/4 of a mile down a little road I'm not sure was really even a road, maybe just a little arroyo, turned around and gotten back with no sweat. What a machine...

So, hello, I'm sure I'll have a lot of questions along the way, and perhaps eventually will be able to contribute back, although I suspect that part will be a long time coming considering the experience I'm seeing on this forum.

I'm already wondering what is the best kind of auxiliary lights to put on the front bumper. When I was going down the arroyo more light was definitely needed. Well, here we go...
Welcome to JF! You've officially entered the almighty Jeep world. And it is safe to say, in this specific thread, that you made the right choice going with a Wrangler.
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Unread 01-12-2008, 12:33 AM   #9240
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Thats the low pressure intake for the compressor. I figured rather than use the crappy foam filter and plastic assembly that came with it I would use the Jeep's filter.
Brilliant!!!
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