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I suppose I will chronicle the progression of our family's JK. I'm on a few other boards but haven't introduced myself here.

We purchased the 2007 JK just after thanksgiving as a replacement for my last jeep; a 2000 XJ. Now that I have it, I'm wondering why I didn't buy one sooner!:victory:

It is a 2007 JK Sahara in Rock Red color with a tan hard top. It is currently wearing General Grabber AT2 rubber on stock 18" wheels.

Goal:
I would like to build a simple yet comprehensive vehicle that can support me, my wife and 3 1/2 yr old daughter for between a weekend and a week.

Modifications so far:
Daystar Hood Wranglers
IPF E-code headlights with Silverstar Ultra H4 bulbs
Rugged Ridge XHD front bumper (modified to hold Hella Micro DE driving lights)
Grab Handles
Door sill protectors


Parts waiting for installation:
GOBI Ranger roof rack (On order from Alpha Expedition)
Cooltech Antenna kit
Cooltech tailgate strut
4 Hella 500FF for roof rack
Door sill protectors
cobra 75 WXST
Springtail MPAC console straddle
Springtail MPAC tailgate rack with STAT packs [B]Ordered[B]



Wish List:
Whytner 43Qt fridge
Mile Marker winch
LoD gen 2 rear bumper and carrier
Rotopax fuel and water tanks
2.5" Terraflex Lift
33" Goodyear Duratrac tires
Shrockworks rock sliders
LED rock lights
ARB recovery kit
Water Filtration
Shower kit
Comprehensive Adventure Medical kit - probably compile my own in the STAT bag
Steering stabilizer relocation kit
ARB onboard air kit / engine mount bracket

Ideas to add:
Seat covers w/pockets
12V outlet in back seat

Here is a picture of how it currently looks (Feb 2010):


Would love to hear input on anything I have (or don't have) listed.:coffeedrink:

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Welcome to JKO from Biglerville,PA.

Here is my JK on 35" Duratracs for now. See the For Sale section.

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Welcome from MD!

2007 Sahara Unlimited. Zone 3" lift. JKS adjustable front track bar, Fox steering stabalizer, Crown kevlar brake lines, MBRP grill guard w/PIAAs. pistol grip Hurst shifter. Spiderweb sun shade. Homemade "raingler" style rear and side nets. Flowmaster Super 40. Stock 17" wheels. 35" Nitto Trail Grapplers. DVD/Nav head unit. MBRP stubby w/ mm winch. PJ stubby rear.
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Be sure to check out the Northeast section for rides and get togethers!
Will do! Thanks!

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B2R: Where's Biglerville? I never heard of it. (I went to school at Shippensburg)

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B2R: Where's Biglerville? I never heard of it. (I went to school at Shippensburg)
8 Miles North of Gettysburg. Been here for years. Should have been sober when you went to Ship. Just kidding.

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8 Miles North of Gettysburg. Been here for years. Should have been sober when you went to Ship. Just kidding.
I Googled it. Looks like one of those dinky little towns you miss if you sneeze while driving through it. (j/k) I've been to Gettysburg many times but I always came via the southern route.

BTW, the only way to get through Ship is not to be sober.

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HAHA! Just like Dillsburg!

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HAHA! Just like Dillsburg!
Yep pretty quiet, only thing happening is when the Apple pickers get drunk and stab each other on the weekend.

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Hey! I'm from Dillsburg!
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Hi Ken,

I'm from Hershey too. Live 2 blocks from Duke's. I use to have a lifted yellow TJ that you probably saw around Hershey. I just picked up a 2 DR Islander two weeks ago. I do alot of work at my house in my Garage. If you ever need any help or want to go wheeling up at RC, let me know. Just send me a PM. Josh

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Hi Ken,

I'm from Hershey too. Live 2 blocks from Duke's. I use to have a lifted yellow TJ that you probably saw around Hershey. I just picked up a 2 DR Islander two weeks ago. I do alot of work at my house in my Garage. If you ever need any help or want to go wheeling up at RC, let me know. Just send me a PM. Josh
If it is dark blue or something like that, I think I saw it behind the Hershey Theater the other week. I'm sure I'll see you around.

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No its a black Islander. I'll say one thing, driving my new JK I wave to all wranglers and I only have at least two waves back at me since I got my Islander. Maybe once I lift it people will wave again.

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Welcome and congratulations! Nice list to start. Don't forget a fire extinguisher.

I admit, I am guilty of NOT waving at stock Jeeps--if I see a lift or a bumper, though, I will at least try to make eye contact.

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