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glwood's 2004 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

glwood

Jeep # 13
Supporting Member
Sep 16, 2016
6,356
Albuquerque, NM
Day one home
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Lost the rack & chrome nerf bars, got new 32" tires
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BB and Rancho shocks
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Top down, Body Armor rails, nets on,
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Jeep buds - Bailey and Ignacio
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OME suspension replaced the BB
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Dirtworx bumpers front & rear
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Trying to talk the Tacoma out of the carport
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mde8965

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Feb 22, 2018
491
Central Florida
Awesome ride and a nice build so far! Love the nets. Did you just do the 2" suspension lift or does tat include the BL too? You are making things hard on me. I just purchase some wheels (15x8) and I was all set to do 31x10.5 tires...but now seeing that, I am thinking 32" Maybe 11.5" wide. I will likely have a 2" lift (either the OME suspension lift or just a budget boost with ranchos for now)... As soon as I can get some decent pics of my new ride I am planning on starting my own build thread... Decisions, decisions

Congrats!
 
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glwood

glwood

Jeep # 13
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Sep 16, 2016
6,356
Albuquerque, NM
What brand is that rack? What did you think of the quality? Your rig definitely looks cleaner without it, I have to say. Dirtworx bumpers?
I do not know the brand of the rack, I did not see any markings. Could've been because I was in so much of a hurry to get rid of it. I traded the rack, nerf bars, and tires for the new tires at a local auto dealer who specializes in Jeeps.

Yes, Dirtworx.
 
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glwood

glwood

Jeep # 13
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Sep 16, 2016
6,356
Albuquerque, NM
Awesome ride and a nice build so far! Love the nets. Did you just do the 2" suspension lift or does tat include the BL too? You are making things hard on me. I just purchase some wheels (15x8) and I was all set to do 31x10.5 tires...but now seeing that, I am thinking 32" Maybe 11.5" wide. I will likely have a 2" lift (either the OME suspension lift or just a budget boost with ranchos for now)... As soon as I can get some decent pics of my new ride I am planning on starting my own build thread... Decisions, decisions. Congrats!
Thanks!

No body lift. 2" OME springs & shocks, + 3/4" poly spring spacers. I actually had a bit more lift from the BB, and the ride with the Ranchos was comparable.
 
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glwood

glwood

Jeep # 13
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Sep 16, 2016
6,356
Albuquerque, NM
Thanks! How do you like them? I worry a bit about a frame mounted rail/slider not offering enough protection for the tub, but I'm not going to generally be doing crazy rock crawling or wheeling. Reviews I see seem to be pretty positive but not glowing.
These mount where the body mounts bolt up, and are very sturdy. They do what I want, and I've been completely satisfied.
 
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glwood

glwood

Jeep # 13
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Sep 16, 2016
6,356
Albuquerque, NM
Can I get a link to wear you got those nets? Good looking jeep.
Thank you.

The net is the one piece wraparound from Jeepcargonet.com

http://www.jeepcargonet.com/2016-02-10-05-56-18/prod92-06

They were originally purchased for my 2012 JK, but I modified them to work with the TJ. They now are essentially identical to the TJ nets in the link above. The first photo on that page is misleading. The wraparound net does not go over the top. It just goes around the sides and back.
 

AtlWrangler99

TJ Enthusiast
Nov 13, 2017
137
Atlanta, GA, United States
Thank you.

The net is the one piece wraparound from Jeepcargonet.com

http://www.jeepcargonet.com/2016-02-10-05-56-18/prod92-06

They were originally purchased for my 2012 JK, but I modified them to work with the TJ. They now are essentially identical to the TJ nets in the link above. The first photo on that page is misleading. The wraparound net does not go over the top. It just goes around the sides and back.
The soft top can still close around it correct?
 
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glwood

glwood

Jeep # 13
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Sep 16, 2016
6,356
Albuquerque, NM
The soft top can still close around it correct?
Absolutely. I run those with the Spiderwebshade during the summer, top on and top off. Where it straps to the upright on the roll cage right behind the door, you just put that part of the net/strap on the inside of the soft top bows. If you zoom in on the photo above, you'll see what I mean. Or, see the last photo below in post #17.

My buddy who purchased my last TJ X runs his year round.
 
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glwood

glwood

Jeep # 13
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Sep 16, 2016
6,356
Albuquerque, NM
Summerized today. A lot of photos, but I figured I can post as many as I like on my own thread...:)

Hard top removal work site:
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The main removal tool:
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The cart and storage site:
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Backing in:
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Strapping up:
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Picking up:
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It's down and on the cart!
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Hard top covered and put away for the summer:
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On to the summer stuff...Spiderwebshade:
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Nets:
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And the sailcloth soft top, done!
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