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b_c 11-26-2008 01:46 AM

jk mods - b_c
 
...been out of town training on a new erp system install. :brickwall

anyway, while i was gone some things i ordered off of ebay and the web came in...(i feel this is just the beginning)

http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/6...ize/myjeep.jpg


^mine. just about as stock as you can get:

2008 jk unlimited x-s
6spd
manual windows
manual locks
16" wheels w/ street crawlers (p225/75r16)
hardtop
a/c
cd player w/ aux input
d30/d44 w/ 3.21's

so on with the mods, eh?




mod 1: REAR TOW HOOK...if you notice in the list and pic above, i have no recovery points :thumbdown: ...with the kix i have, that would be just asking for trouble. :hahaha:

ebay ($20.51 total w/ shipping)
http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/6...e/img00398.jpg


mod 2: PHILIPS X-TREME POWER +80...i have a stigmatism. not a bad one, but it's hard for me to see without squinting to focus. hopefully these will help

suvlightsDOTcom ($51.00 total w/ shipping)
http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/6...e/img00399.jpg


they'll both be installed tomorrow, after i get back from picking up mod 3...here's a hint: it rhymes with moft top :laugh:


:2thumbsup:

b_c

b_c 11-26-2008 11:58 AM

you are looking at a proud owner of a NIB soft top for a 2008 jk unlimited...

...price paid $300 and 3hrs of my time, round trip. thanks tim and nancy :thumbsup: :tea::cheers2:


time to eat...install pics of the rear hook and lights after lunch. gonna shelve the soft top until next spring.

...also picked up something from my dad's dealership on the way home :shhh:

i'll fill ya'll in later.


b_c

N2rock 11-26-2008 12:02 PM

and so it begins!!!

Yeah, I started off with small mods. But the addiction quickly took over, and the dollars just flowed out of my pockets :laugh:

1222 11-26-2008 12:35 PM

Good start on the mods. $300 for a new soft-top. How did you manage that? It doesnít look like you have front tow points from the pic though. That would be another priority if youíre going to be off-roading. Very important. Good luck and have fun. :2thumbsup:

1222 11-26-2008 12:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by N2rock (Post 6071094)
and so it begins!!!

Yeah, I started off with small mods. But the addiction quickly took over, and the dollars just flowed out of my pockets :laugh:

Damm, itís a curse.:devil: I need to fix things around the house and should also be paying down my credit cards but instead my money goes to my Jeep. Oh, if I only had a brain. :2thumbsup:

SoCalJK 11-26-2008 02:37 PM

JEEP - Just Empty Every Pocket.

b_c 11-26-2008 03:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1222 (Post 6071306)
Good start on the mods. $300 for a new soft-top. How did you manage that? It doesn’t look like you have front tow points from the pic though. That would be another priority if you’re going to be off-roading. Very important. Good luck and have fun. :2thumbsup:


heheh...a little out of order, but what the hell...

mod 4: FRONT TOW HOOKS - see above ^ :cheers2::2thumbsup: ...this was that lil something something that i picked up from my dad earlier. i was able to get his discount

Dealership $58.58 (w/ tax)
http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/6...e/img00403.jpg


mod 3: NIB MOPAR SOFT TOP - this is a good story for this forum, b/c ya'll actually helped me find this. i was reading a post, can't remember the name and it mentioned something about craigslist selling used/new jeep parts for cheap. so i went to my local towns listings... and in the first few listings on the page saw a listing for a jeep soft top for a 2008 unlimited that was coming off a rubicon. i called the number and talked to a lady. i told her i was out of town in chicago, but would be very interested in giving her something in advance for her to hold it for me...nancy said she didn't need the soft top b/c her rubicon came with the dual top combo...said it had been sitting upstairs for half a year...and even though they do take their hard top off they never saw any use for the soft top. she refused any money down, but told me that she would take the listing off and hold it for me until i got back in town. these people, tim and nancy were top notch, and kept their word. :thumbsup: when i got there they showed me their motorcycles, their rubicon; i stood and talked to tim for a good hour about jeeps, places to go, careers (we're both in the oil patch), etc...good people.

anyway...got it all...(even the brackets that were pre-installed on their rubicon's roll bars in the back.

craigslist ($300, plus time and gas)
http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/6...e/img00402.jpg


going outside in a minute, any tips on headlight adjustment?


b_c

b_c 11-26-2008 04:29 PM

rear tow hook installed :)
 
installed the rear tow hook :cheers:

http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/6...e/img00407.jpg


as simple as tightening 3 18mm bolts...i torqued them to 50ft/lbs, just to make me feel good...

http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/6...e/img00406.jpg


b_c

DougieFresh 11-26-2008 05:01 PM

Congrats dude! The mod bug has officially bitten you... prepare for the worst! :) And you get points for being smart and getting recovery points first!

On a wheeling trip I was just on one of the rigs didn't have points and had to wrap a strap around the front axle to be winched up a couple obstacles:nono:

Keep the mods goin! :cheers2:

b_c 11-26-2008 05:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DougieFresh (Post 6072562)
Keep the mods goin! :cheers2:

...i'm trying. but ran into an obstacle. adjusting the lights was a cake...they weren't that bad. but to replace the bulbs, htf do you get to the back of the assembly? one side is all cluttered with power steering gear; the other side isn't so cluttered, but windshield washer-fluid assembly in the way. anyone have experience changing the lamps? how did you go about it? i ran out of light, so this mod will have to wait until tomorrow.

here's the adjustment:

got as close as possible and found my centers.
http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/6...e/img00410.jpg

backed up 25ft...notice they're a little low and not matching.
http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/6...e/img00411.jpg

used t15 drive to line them up to where the top of the beam just touched center line
http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/6...e/img00412.jpg


...so anyone know about the lamp replacement? what to do?


b_c

SoCalJK 11-26-2008 05:52 PM

Pull the 5 or 6 plastic screws that hold the grill on and then the whole grill complete with headlamps will drop forward and you can get to them. If they don't just screw out you can put a small knife or screwdriver under them and lever slightly while unscrewing.

b_c 11-26-2008 05:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SoCalJK (Post 6072754)
Pull the 5 or 6 plastic screws that hold the grill on and then the whole grill complete with headlamps will drop forward and you can get to them. If they don't just screw out you can put a small knife or screwdriver under them and lever slightly while unscrewing.

10-4...i'll try that. let me see if i can sneak out in a bit and do it with a flashlight. i'm dyin to see the +80's.


b_c

b_c 11-26-2008 09:09 PM

before
http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/6...e/img00412.jpg


after
http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/6...e/img00416.jpg

http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/6...e/img00417.jpg


gonna see what i can do to install those front hooks tomorrow...:cheers2:



b_c

BiGEN 11-26-2008 10:45 PM

wait till ur mods start costing over a grand.. lol.. it will happen.. its happened to me.. good luck with ur mods...

jeff408 11-26-2008 11:35 PM

Where did you get those headlights? They look like they work great.


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