So long, and thanks for all the fish
- Mar 6, 2005
- Motor City, Michigan
- 13 Ford Mustang GT, 17 Ford Fiesta ST
Started making a list of things I need to buy and/or keep in the Jeep for my various escapades. I have very limited experience with this so some input from more seasoned offroaders would be welcome.
1. 8ft' safety whip flag (PO included mount).
2. Tow hook for rear hitch receiver (to be pulled out of mud pits).
3. Tow straps
4. Hi-lift jack (need to check if the bottle jack I got from the PO can deal with the lift)
5. Wrench for front sway bar disconnect links (possibly upgrade to quick disconnects in the future)
8. Dashcam (duh)
I'm thinking those are the bare essentials, but I may be missing something crucial. I'm not including anything major like a steel front bumper or a winch for now.
Couldn't tell from the photos, but does it have front recovery points? Most 4x4 clubs won't let you attend runs without them. They're easy to install, just make sure you get the factory-style hooks with backing plates that sandwich the uniframe rails.
Looks like an aftermarket Hella horn.
Yeah, definitely a Hella horn.
Yeah, I don't think I have tow points on the front unless they're hidden behind the bumper (the PO said he would remove is when he went dune running). One of my local ORV parks doesn't require tow points, but after nearly getting stuck in my ex's XJ, I wouldn't like to venture in without them - though I do have a D-ring shackle in my rear hitch receiver.
Thanks to some tips from /r/CherokeeXJ, I'm now eyeing this bad boy for my birthday, which would solve the tow point dilemma.
Just ordered everything I need to reupholster the headliner in the Jeep.
Going with this material :lol:
I think I ordered too much.... unless I plan to reupholster a limo.
I guess everything is going to be getting the bear treatment. From sunvisors to center console :lol:
Haha, so much win! I like how you also did the soundbar to match.
Now give it fuzzy ears.
I need to do the same thing. Got any of that fabric left over? XD
Also, lucky you with that sound bar. Those are hugely desirable and expensive on the aftermarket.
So it seemed a lot when I ordered it and unfolded the material, but thanks to all my screw ups, I actually don't have that much left. I had to redo the visors twice each to get the parting lines just right, and I accidentally cut away too much when I was doing the soundbar so I had to rip off the fabric and redo that too.
And I didn't realize the soundbars were that desirable? Every XJ I looked at had one so I didn't even realize they were optional. Good thing I
ruinedmade mine more desirable with the bears if I did want to sell it :lol: