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Discussion in 'Quitters' Club' started by jzeber, Jul 28, 2020.

  1. Nov 4, 2020
    jzeber

    jzeber Well-Known Member 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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    Brown Santa dropped off the new front bumper today. Install took less than an hour. I'll get a pic tomorrow.
     
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  2. Nov 5, 2020
    jzeber

    jzeber Well-Known Member 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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    I like the way it looks except for the powder coat. No more plastic ends to rip off!
    I'll see if I can get a better picture from straight on later when the light is better.
    Now need to wait for more funds for the rock sliders, rear bumper and diff guards.
     

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  3. Nov 5, 2020
    jzeber

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    Its growing on me.
     

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  4. Nov 5, 2020
    Fireball

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    I like it.
     
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  5. Nov 6, 2020
    bigjohn

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    Huh I was just looking at one very similar for the wife's tj. That's not a bad look at all!
     
  6. Nov 7, 2020
    jzeber

    jzeber Well-Known Member 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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    I like the bumper itself but not a huge fan of the powder coat. Otherwise very happy with it. Check out 4 WD hardware on ebay. Got it for $120 new. Morris pushed delivery to mid Dec. so I looked around and found that price. Odd since the 4WD website is $160
     
  7. Nov 7, 2020
    jzeber

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    Glenn

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    X2!
     
  9. Nov 17, 2020
    Muzikp

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    jzeber

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  11. Nov 20, 2020
    bigjohn

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    Ah bummer, I procrastinated ordering that bumper on ebay and it's up to $160 now:banghead:
     
  12. Nov 22, 2020
    Mr Vaughan

    Mr Vaughan Fly by the seat of your pants

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    Pain.
     
  13. Nov 25, 2020
    Posimoto

    Posimoto Hopeless JEEP Addict

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    Congratulations Jeff. You will be very happy you waited for the auto tranny. I'm helping a neighbor install a Rubicrawler next month. Hope we can wheel together next season.
     
  14. Nov 25, 2020
    jzeber

    jzeber Well-Known Member 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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    Thanks John
    Only been out once and didn't need to use the lockers. Going to take a little getting used to.
     
  15. Nov 26, 2020
    Posimoto

    Posimoto Hopeless JEEP Addict

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    You will find that the rear locker is also a limited slip that is pretty tight. That, coupled with the auto tranny makes for some great traction capabilities. I read through this thread and see you held out for the auto. Great looking Jeep. I have a neighbor who just went through the same search and ended up with a first year Rubicon with an auto. Way more manual tranny Rubicons out there. You scored!
     
  16. Nov 26, 2020
    jzeber

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    Thanks John
    4:1 t case too! Looking forward to getting it out and abusing it a little. It definitely rides better than my 71 and I don't need to shower after driving it:). My wife thinks it rides like a brick on wheels but likes it too.
     
  17. Dec 16, 2020
    Mr Vaughan

    Mr Vaughan Fly by the seat of your pants

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    i dont get the draw of an automatic. can someone explain it to me?
     
  18. Dec 16, 2020
    Boyink

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    Two feet. Two pedals.

    All in all just easier off-road, IMHO. Bump up to an obstacle, if you don't make it, let the Jeep roll back and then bump it a bit harder.

    Dunes are way easier with an auto (probably mud too). Could never downshift a stick while trying to climb the face of a dune. You'd just dig in. The auto handles it much better.

    More usable by the wife. She can drive a stick if necessary but it isn't "fun" for her. She'd never jump in my old CJs to go run an errand. She will with the auto in the TJ.

    Parades easier too. :) I inadvertently ended up closing out our local Christmas parade last Saturday. Just wanted some spectator photos for the paper but the police finale closed in behind me and I was stuck waving and saying Merry Christmas!
     
  19. Dec 16, 2020
    Mr Vaughan

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    no dunes really around here. you could just put it in low and try to get over the obstacle that way. autos are nice if you just want to cruise, but i like the idea of controlling what gear it's in, and therefore the ratio.
     
  20. Dec 16, 2020
    jzeber

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    I have a rare auto immune and a side effect is arthritis. After a weekend of shifting I could barely move my arm at the shoulder. I loved the SM 420 in my 71' but I ain't getting any younger.
     
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