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  • bamatazzbamatazz Posts: 311
    NOO dont take that shiny new jeep in the woods it will get dirty..
      cant belive u wanna take a beautiful vehicle in dirty forrest Ewwww SHAME..
      Im kidding dude. Enjoy that jeep however u want, thats what makes them FUN.
      

    KEEP JEEPIN
    BAMA!!
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    I have to concur with twylie. The only real benefit of an electric fan is that you can switch it off while fording deep water.
  • kelleyokelleyo Posts: 182
    I will probably stay with the clutch fan.
  • I haven't heard anything about black diamond lifts. Personally, I had the skyjacker 4" lift with 33's and it was just the right size. 3" will clear everything, but you may rub if you are off road very much. You should be able to get your flares painted at any local body shop. Just stop in and talk to someone about it. One thing you may want to consider is wider flares. If you are going to have 33x12.50 tires, they may stick out 3-4" past the factory flares (depending on your wheel offset) and get a lot of mud or water inside the Jeep, even on road. I had the warn 6" trail flares.
  • mtngalmtngal Posts: 1,911
    You brought up an interesting point. I always thought that if your tires were wider than your flares you had to have mud flaps to cover the extra width. Is that true or am I mis-informed (I don't know where I got this idea).
  • Some states do have that law, but it usually isn't enforced.
  • leafchildleafchild Posts: 24
    You're right about the home prices being reasonable in your area compared to where I'm at. But that's thinking WAY ahead. :) As I said before, I'll take it one step at a time.
  • leafchildleafchild Posts: 24
    I just received my info packet for the jamboree today. I'm so excited!!! Can't wait.

    One of the things they highly recommend that participants bring is a CB radio. Any recommendations as far as which one?? Since I have no experience with this stuff I have no clue. Oh, and do I also need to get antennas and cables?? If it's not kosher to name specifics, please drop me an e-mail (listed under my profile). Thanx.
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    If your only purpose for the CB is for "wheelin'," you don't need to get too fancy. All you want is to be able to communicate Jeep to Jeep, so you don't need a lot of range.

    I got the cheap CB that the Walmarts around here carry. It's a Maxon, and it only cost about $35. You will also need an antenna and some coax.

    The whole deal shouldn't cost more than about $65 to $70.

    A CB is almost a necessity for wheelin'. You need to be able to communicate with others in the group on the trail.

    There are various methods that people use to mount the antenna and the CB itself.

    I took off those plastic bumper corners on my Jeep, and I reamed out one of the holes that the screws went through that hold the bumper corner on. This is where I mounted my antenna. I did this on the right side of the rear bumper.

    Tom

    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • mtngalmtngal Posts: 1,911
    Quite a while ago someone here (was it you, Tom, or someone else - I'm thinking someone else) posted a link to where they put up photos of their CB unit. I thought it was really cool - the unit was small, they put it next to the gear shift so it was hidden, and then only had the mike visible (with a hook on the dash for it). Does anyone remember what I'm talking about?
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    That wasn't me, cause I have an overhead rack for my CB.

    The rack was about $100, so I have more money invested in the rack than I do in the CB, coax, and antenna together.

    The rack is nice, but it is sure not necessary to have one of them.

    Tom

    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • shill3shill3 Posts: 124
    How about a portable unit. I may be imagining things, but I thought that I had seen one. It looked like a heavy duty walkie-talkie. The advantage is that you can take it with you when you leave the Jeep to hike or bike or could easily lock it up if you had a lock box in the back.
  • jeepheadjeephead Posts: 49
    A few years back, a couple of my brothers picked up portable CBs. They were pretty nice handhelds, and were under $80. They also got external antennas and plugs for the cigarette lighter. Once they had them all connected, you couldn't tell the difference between that and a permanent install (reception-wise). They worked great for road trips, but they now use the handheld FRS walkie-talkies. They have enough range to talk back and forth when on the road, and are smaller and easier to use.

    Jeephead
  • bamatazzbamatazz Posts: 311
    I have the portable CB for my JEEP. The Cobra 75 WXST. The cb is in the handset & its very easy to install. There is a perfect place to mount the mic under & right of the steering wheel.
    And ive mounted the antenna bracket behind the spare tire. I purchased mine from cobra website it was refurbished. It is very easy to remove or to place out of site.

    KEEP JEEPIN
    BAMA
  • denver8denver8 Posts: 42
    If you get one of the portable CB radios you will still need an external antenna. I bought a nice portable one from Radio shack for around $100. In the mountains of Colorado I found that the reception is lousy when the other vehicles go over a hill. On the flats and open highway the reception was surpisingly good. I am adding an external antenna this spring.
  • jptjjptj Posts: 53
    I live in an area that CB's are still frequently used. I have the Cobia classic 29 in the TJ, radio shack CB's in the truck and car and a 75wxst in the wife CJ and they all work well if you have the radio / antenna tuned (SWR).
    When I am on travel for work I use a hand held cobia 38wxst with the small whip and I have no problem communicating with others. All CB's have the same output power ( 4 watts) some just have more whistles and bells.
    Have a Great Day Walt
  • Finally got a wrangler!! Its a 2003 Sport with flame red exterior and the black interior, dual tops, a/c, canyon wheels, and cd player. Picked it up at NW Jeep, thanks to Gred Lund! Amazing car, the car is ten times better than i ever thought it could be!
  • nolid5nolid5 Posts: 148
    Congratulations!!!
  • div2div2 Posts: 2,580
    I picked up the May issue of the Brit car magazine Top Gear today. It has a terrific article about how a modded(3" lift, BFG Mud-Terrains, air lockers, etc.)TJ and a Land Rover Defender 90 traversed 60 miles of swampy peat bogs in the Scottish Highlands. Great pictures and a great story.
    I also made an Easter gift run to ToysRUs and saw that they still carry several R/C TJs made by Nikko. The scales are from 1/24 to 1/10 and they come in Red and Black with tan interiors. Stick-on decals simulate mud spatters. The little devils are not particularly accurate scale models, but they are pretty neat nonetheless. Prices run from $10-$100. I was tempted to pick a couple of the smaller ones up, but my office already has close to 100 model cars on display and shelf space is getting REALLY tight. At least I have several versions of the Matchbox TJ-and div Jr. has his Power Wheels Jeep Enforcer. I'll keep hunting; I'm sure there are more Wrangler toys and models to be found.
  • xairxair Posts: 13
    Hi everyone, just ordered a new Rubicon last week. Don't have a build date yet. Anyone else ordered one? About how long did it take?

    Thanks,
    Xair
  • leafchildleafchild Posts: 24
    Wow. Thank y'all for the comments/suggestions regarding my CB radio question. Looks like I'll have some thinking to do over the weekend, including a run to Fry's and Radio Shack.
  • leafchildleafchild Posts: 24
    Okay, so here's my next stupid novice question....What is the difference between rock rails v.s. rocker guards v.s. nerf bars? And are these items compatible with side steps? I'm a real shortie, so I do prefer to have something to help hoist myself into the vehicle. I don't mind having to take the steps off when I do go places where I might potentially crack them, but on a day to day basis I do want to keep them.
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    Sorry to hear that you are "vertically challenged." :)

    You have the right idea. Be careful that whatever you get is something that can be taken off for wheelin' or is designed so that it will not get ripped off on the trail.

    I just went with the Sun Performance rocker guards, since I did not need a step of any kind.

    I think 4X Doctor makes some rocker guards with a step built into them. Their design is such that the steps will not be a problem on the trails.

    Tom

    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    Welcome to both of you!

    Glad you are so thrilled with your new Jeep, Oregon. They truly are amazing!

    X, congrats on the Rubicon order! How are you ever gonna survive the wait???

    Tom

    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    Well, I guess it's just me and old Ross Allen for today. I was unable to arrange to meet up with anyone for Turkey Bay today, so I will just drive down there and see if I can find someone to hook up with once I get there.

    I'm batting about .500 when I do this. About half the time, I drive 70 miles to get to TB and then find no one to hook up with for the trails. Maybe I'll have good luck today.

    When I am by myself, I just pretty much stick to the main trail and the simpler side trails. Don't want to get momma's little fool in trouble with no one there to help. I DO have the winch now, but, still, it's not a good idea to do anything very risky without another Jeep or two along.

    Wish me luck!

    Tom and Ross Allen

    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • xairxair Posts: 13
    Not sure how I am going to make it! It has not even been a week yet and it's already killing me. I ride through just about every jeep dealer I come to, and look at the jeeps every chance I get. Although somehow I think that is making it worse.... I hope it does not take as long as the salesman said he told me 8 to 10 weeks on a Rubicon. Man I hope not. Oh well the price I had to pay to get one exactly the way I wanted.

    Xair
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    Good luck today, People! Just as I got to Turkey Bay, some members of a Jeep club were unloading their Jeeps and getting ready to hit the trails.

    I sort of "invited myself along." :)

    They were really nice folks and let me tag along with them.

    Got some pics of today's action in the gallery at Gill's place.

    There's a pic of a Jeep on its side (Not Thelma Jane, thank God).

    http://itsajeep.org

    Tom and Ross Allen

    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • Welcome to the board! I have a 2003 Sport ordered and my order date was 3/21. It looks like my delivery date is going to be May 8 or 9, so that's about 7 weeks. I have heard that Rubicon orders are taking closer to 10 weeks, but hopefully that is not the case. What color did you order? Mine is light khaki metallic. Keep us updated!!
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    Hey, just wanted to invite all of you newbies to come to Gills for some Jeep chatting.

    A bunch of us regulars here in Wrangler at Edmunds also go to a real nice little non commercial Jeep site owned by a guy in Alabama named Gill.

    There's a great chat room there, and some of us are in there about every night. There's also a photo galley there.

    Come check it out sometime.

    http://itsajeep.org

    Tom

    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • xairxair Posts: 13
    2001wrangler, I ordered a Silver one. I really like the light khaki metallic as well. I saw a really nice one at the Route 2003 event in Raleigh a couple of weeks ago. Let me know when you get yours, hopefully mine won't be to far behind....
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