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Bought a Jeep

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Farmboy666, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. Dec 31, 2018 at 9:05 AM
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    Farmboy666

    Farmboy666 [OP] Member

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    First Jeep, 03 TJ 2.4 5sp. Have had lots of cars, trucks and MC but first Jeep. Rented last yr in Moab and had fun. Needed something to tow behind the RV and a Jeep fit the bill. Owned it for a week and doing some small stuff, cleaning up some wiring and adding USB's , volt meter and small lights. New front bumper and winch next week.
     
  2. Dec 31, 2018 at 9:25 AM
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    Prerunner1982

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    Welcome from Oklahoma.
     
  3. Dec 31, 2018 at 9:47 AM
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    aggrex

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    Welcome! I like your plans for the TJ.
     
  4. Dec 31, 2018 at 10:27 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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    Welcome to the site!
     
  5. Dec 31, 2018 at 2:03 PM
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    TJ_abuser

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    2 inch lift, bumper and winch 33" mud claw
    Welcome from DFW
     
  6. Dec 31, 2018 at 4:35 PM
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    Farmboy666

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    2" body lift, Barricade front bumper, 32" BFG All Terrains.
    Thanks all, found a lot of interesting conversations already.
     
  7. Dec 31, 2018 at 11:18 PM
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    boondoc89

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    3 inch zone lift. Fox 2.0 shocks. 35 inch nitto ridge grapplers. Bushwacker flat fenders. No name steel bumpers front and back for now.
    Welcome from ohio! Post up a pic of your TJ. Let's see what you've already accomplished
     
  8. Jan 1, 2019 at 7:29 AM
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    Farmboy666

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    2" body lift, Barricade front bumper, 32" BFG All Terrains.
    IMG_7019.jpg

    Nothing out of the ordinary but a starting point.
     
  9. Jan 1, 2019 at 7:46 AM
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    aggrex

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    Custom hoop on the TJ looks like a great starting point
     
  10. Jan 5, 2019 at 10:49 AM
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    Jeep4Life

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    Welcome from Florida! Congrats on your Jeep!
     
  11. Jan 7, 2019 at 7:27 PM
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    Jeeper

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    nice one! welcome!
     
  12. Jan 8, 2019 at 5:56 PM
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    Farmboy666

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    2" body lift, Barricade front bumper, 32" BFG All Terrains.
    Added a front bumper and painted the fender flares
    .27340BF3-62E2-4B56-B662-32FE054FCD3C.jpg
     
  13. Jan 8, 2019 at 6:00 PM
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    boondoc89

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    3 inch zone lift. Fox 2.0 shocks. 35 inch nitto ridge grapplers. Bushwacker flat fenders. No name steel bumpers front and back for now.
    Man that looks sharp
     
  14. Jan 9, 2019 at 4:40 AM
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    TJ_abuser

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    Smittybilt? Looks like same front bumper I have
     
  15. Jan 9, 2019 at 5:03 AM
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    Farmboy666

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    Barricade Trail Force, seems OK, had to do a little grinding to line up the bottom holes.
     
  16. Jan 9, 2019 at 9:08 AM
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    boondoc89

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    Yea that's what brand of bumpers I got. They're Chinese but I've bashed mine off of a couple trees and they've held up pretty well so far. I had to drill new holes in mine so I could get the bolts to go in. Other than that I'm happy with them
     
  17. Jan 9, 2019 at 9:48 AM
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    Farmboy666

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    I was thinking about welding a plate under the winch mount to give a little more backbone but still winch shopping.
     
  18. Jan 9, 2019 at 10:03 AM
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    aggrex

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    Like the extra steel plate to bolster the bumper for the winch. Barricade bumpers look great but I would suggest preemptive rust preventative paint on the inner welds of the bumper.
     
  19. Jan 9, 2019 at 10:33 AM
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    Jeep4Life

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    Like your style, Looks a bit like mine.


    I'm also looking for winch to get in next year or so. Anyone have recommendations? Minimum load pounds(10k? 12k?) to be able to pull a 4door out of a jam if needed?
     
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  20. Jan 9, 2019 at 11:20 AM
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    TJ_abuser

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    2 inch lift, bumper and winch 33" mud claw
    Yep my bottom bolts were a issue also I fortunately got all mine started before I started torquing it down
     

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