Nwgs Jeep'n Thread

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

  1. Daniii

    Daniii geezer Super Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2005
    Oddometer:
    38,801
    Location:
    Plano Tx
    SKT likes this.
  2. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2006
    Oddometer:
    15,462
    Location:
    Santa Barbara, Ca
    Or fake it

    :lol3
  3. SKT

    SKT Long timer

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Oddometer:
    6,862
    Location:
    Location
    32AD1DC2-0F07-4875-8965-66ED934EB5BB.jpeg
    headhunter and Rickjameswr like this.
  4. FloridaSteve

    FloridaSteve Long timer

    Joined:
    May 24, 2006
    Oddometer:
    2,100
    Location:
    Jacksonville Florida
    My "new to me" before and after pics on my 98. It was pretty "crusty" with spray on vinyl when I got it. Two weeks of steady peeling revealed a decent (but stressed) emerald green paint job. Still stripping away more crust from the interior etc.. but I'm quite a bit happier with the purchase now! before.jpg 20190917_124747.jpg 20190917_124747.jpg 20190917_124747.jpg
    jconli1 and Daniii like this.
  5. Zuber

    Zuber Zoob Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2004
    Oddometer:
    5,534
    Location:
    West of the West, Oregon
    That's like buying an old man's car with the clear vinyl seat covers.
  6. jconli1

    jconli1 from the land of pleasant living... Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2004
    Oddometer:
    268
    Location:
    North Bend, WA
    3000 miles on the holdover '18 JL so far, no surprises yet - still happy with the stock suspension and wheels, even. Just added some nets for the dogs, better seat covers, lights, and a RAM ball for the GPS.

    Figured I'd do a preemptive oil change, especially since the first handful are free. Plenty of dealers much closer to town, but the one with the best reputation was a little off the beaten path... took 5 different mountain passes, mostly off-pavement to get there and back. Fun day.

    Didn't get too many pics, but you get the idea.

    LRM_EXPORT_287640901170428_20190925_135137554.jpeg

    IMG_20190925_165538_403.jpg
    headhunter, Rickjameswr, pwh and 8 others like this.
  7. Carlo Muro

    Carlo Muro Herr Schadenfreude

    Joined:
    May 2, 2008
    Oddometer:
    3,943
    Location:
    MAGAstan
    Look, shops and especially dealers, don’t (won’t) do anything not on their factory supplied checklist. They don’t think outside the box. You can fix this yourself like I and a few other posters have shown. It will cost about $20 at Home Depot. Should you have to? Philosophically, no. But it’s 2019. Your dealer is likely an incompetent boob. You and a few others on here are acting like millennial snowflakes. Go buy a 4 Runner. You don’t deserve a Jeep.




    :hide
    Daniii likes this.
  8. soyanarchisto

    soyanarchisto Long timer Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Oddometer:
    6,241
    Location:
    Sunny PDX
    :photog
    Daniii likes this.
  9. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2006
    Oddometer:
    15,462
    Location:
    Santa Barbara, Ca
    Yeah, the climate that the dealerships have cultivated is not conducive to their techs doing good work - they seem to get by.

    Some of the stories that I have heard from dealerships are pretty brutal, even from the higher end ones.
  10. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2006
    Oddometer:
    15,462
    Location:
    Santa Barbara, Ca
    Holy hell - yeah, I got the idea

    :clap
  11. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2010
    Oddometer:
    37,135
    Location:
    WV
    :dunno
    20190923_130716.jpg
    Yooper_Bob likes this.
  12. Kevm

    Kevm Eternal Optimist

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2018
    Oddometer:
    3,189
    Location:
    Medford, NJ
  13. Daniii

    Daniii geezer Super Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2005
    Oddometer:
    38,801
    Location:
    Plano Tx
    Some day I'll see if the 4wd actually works on my Jeep.

    :hide
    straightrod likes this.
  14. SKT

    SKT Long timer

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Oddometer:
    6,862
    Location:
    Location
  15. soyanarchisto

    soyanarchisto Long timer Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Oddometer:
    6,241
    Location:
    Sunny PDX
    Anyone need or want the stock inner fenders and fender flares from a 2016 JKU? I replaced mine with metal aftermaket ones. Also have the stock indicator lights for the front fender (see photo). Free to a good home. If you want them shipped its on your dime.
    IMG_3303.jpg
  16. SKT

    SKT Long timer

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Oddometer:
    6,862
    Location:
    Location
  17. Daniii

    Daniii geezer Super Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2005
    Oddometer:
    38,801
    Location:
    Plano Tx
    The fenders on my 2003 TK were looking a bit sun frazzled. Bought some stuff to rejuvenate them. Must be good, it had a jeep on the bottle. :lol3 Instructions said to apply wait 5 minutes then wipe of excess. After several coats, still no excess to wipe. :bluduh But it looks a lot better. I thought it was green with grey trim. Turns out the trim is black. Who knew!
  18. SKT

    SKT Long timer

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Oddometer:
    6,862
    Location:
    Location
    5C4F14AE-9687-4352-9304-9E6A936728B2.jpeg
    Rickjameswr likes this.
  19. SKT

    SKT Long timer

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Oddometer:
    6,862
    Location:
    Location
  20. spagthorpe

    spagthorpe Long timer

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2002
    Oddometer:
    17,958
    Location:
    San Diego
    How was that to do? I was looking at them a while back when thinking about Metalcloak fenders.