Nwgs Jeep'n Thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by nwgs, May 20, 2007.

  1. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    That's been my only gripe withy 07 JK. For the price I expected more. On my TJ everything made sense, because it cost around 18 grand less. I'm hearing about a 2014 Scrambler, but either way ill be trading in the 07 for a 12/13 this year.
  2. ducnek

    ducnek Satisfied customer

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    Soggy ride over the weekend, got stuck a dozen times, lost, mechanical problems, destroyed a strap, good times!

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  3. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    Is that the Qtec/ARB bumper on the front?
  4. ducnek

    ducnek Satisfied customer

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    Its the ARB Bull Bar.
  5. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    Ok, but that's the Quadratec Exclusive ARB Bull Bar and not the regular ARB right?

    I've been thinking about getting one but I'm not sure I like how they look on YJ's. Or at least their YJ. The ARB one is $$$ at $865. Even at $499, for the Exclusive, it's a lot.

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    Quadratec Exclusive ARB Bull Bar
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  6. terb

    terb Been here awhile

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    :clap....:ear
  7. ducnek

    ducnek Satisfied customer

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  8. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    No JK this ride?
  9. djb_rh

    djb_rh Been here awhile

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    I hit a deer with an ARB bull bar. Broke the lens of the hazard light, but nothing else. Had a LOT of fur on the bar above the hazard light, though, so I think there's a chance there might have been body damage to the fender had I NOT had that bar (and the "exclusive" doesn't).

    Otherwise? That "exclusive" bumper looks pretty good to me. Not going to be quite as strong if you "drop" the corner of that bumper on a rock, but if you don't do that much big rock crawling, that's not a big deal. I do like the idea of lower weight if it's not weight you need...


    --Donnie
  10. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo n/a

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    I just picked up 95 YJ Wrangler I4 with 5 speed and limited slip rear. Spent most of Sunday in the woods with my wife and dog having a great time prowling around. Very capable little unit.
  11. ducnek

    ducnek Satisfied customer

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    No, :cry I am having an intermittent problem with the ESP/ABS system that I can't quite pin down yet, so it's off of trail duty till I get that fixed.
  12. Beemer Bob

    Beemer Bob Long timer

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    I hit a deer on on Wed in my TJ. Doing about 65mph and hit on the right half of my Smitty built bumper. Not a mark except for the fur and fat.
  13. Range Motorsport

    Range Motorsport Junk collector

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    Sunday Night...
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  14. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    I have been contemplating the Edge systems “Trail Jammer” intake system for some time now of my 05 LJ and I was wondering If anyone has had direct experience with this product? I realize that my mileage probably won’t get any better and most likely will go down albeit slight but what kind of power increase can I expect? My LJ isn’t a daily driver most of the year so a marginal decrease in fuel economy isn’t a concern but I would like better performance especially at altitude on some of the passes around here.
  15. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    My current front bumper is clipped so it only extends a minimal amount past the frame. It maybe adds 1/2-1/4" to the overhang which I really like. Deer wouldn't be a problem with the height of the Jeep and the winch up front though. I go back and forth with wanting the ARB even though I don't really need it. I like the streamline look of the bumper though. I used to have a big and I mean big bull bar back in the 90's. I didn't like the weight and the overhang which is why I modified the stock bumper.
  16. Beemer Bob

    Beemer Bob Long timer

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    After going to the gun range at Frozen Camp we took the Camel Light road home.... It had thawed------

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  17. Tallbastid

    Tallbastid Let's get tropical

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    Smittybilt winch bit the dust today. Got stuck in the ct snow, pulled out the cable and nothing but clicks when I hit the button. Get what ya pay for I guess. I'm gonna take it apart this week and see if I can find the issue.
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    Krabill Long timer

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    I bought my '99 Cherokee brand new. It's been good to me. Only a couple simple issues in the last 15 years and 238,000 miles, but it was time for her to go :cry

    Traded her in on a 2013 4 door Unlimited :clap

    This is now my 4th Jeep.
  19. Speed King

    Speed King Long timer

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  20. RustySpokes

    RustySpokes Two-bit throttle bum

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    That dude is really short! :lol3