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Old 09-03-2012, 10:29 PM
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So the TSX needed more lift...

Sold my TSX to another AZ member up in NY.

My wife surprisingly ok'ed this purchase, so I quickly jumped on it. Unfortunately, I had to special order a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport S and it took exactly 5 weeks to be shipped. It was a long and painful wait, especially since I was ordering parts each day and I didn't have a car for a week. Delivery date was missed twice as well

Picked it up Thursday night and drove home with the top down. As a first time Jeep owner, it was pretty amazing. Love the improvements with the 2013.

Here are the specs:

24S Package
Auto
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3.73 Rear Axle
Front Side Air Bags
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Right before dropping it off at the shop the next day to get my wheels and lift installed.

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33" Duratracs
1.5" Teraflex Performance Leveling Kit
OME Shocks
AntennaX shorty

Just installed some ACE rock sliders and probably getting the front windows tinted tomorrow. I'll post updated pictures tomorrow.

I still have a LoD shorty front bumper with bull bar that I'm trying to install this weekend. Along with 2 pairs of Hella FF 500 driving lights for the windshield and bumper.
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Oooooohhh, that looks like a potential source of lots of fun. Congrats.
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those wheels are pretty awesome. looks good!
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I like the US flag stickers.


And its crazy how much a slight lift and new tires/wheels can change the look of the Jeep.
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Interior shots?

The lift and wheels & tires look great.
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Congratulations. Those wheels look great.

I owned a 1999 Wrangler before my first TSX. It was a fun vehicle.
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Thanks everyone!

I'll post pictures of the interior and the rock sliders later this afternoon.

Unfortunately, the windows won't be tinted until this weekend.
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Awesome. Saw one in exact same color few days ago in Fayetteville NC. Looked pretty bad ass
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Dude NICE!!!

I really like the Crush color on the jeeps, its the same as Header Orange that was offered as a special order color on the 2011 Challengers.

I also really like the bright metallic green they have.

Enjoy it!
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nice car!

i thought the TSX had superior ground clearance
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nice car!

i thought the TSX had superior ground clearance
You're confused; the TSX has superior cd, especially the shape of its mirrors.
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My wife has a 4 door Wrangler (red) and loves it....
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did not think I was going to like the color, but come the last picture, I loved it. Nice grab.
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Love it!! Congrats

We were between the Orange and Black ourselves... got a good deal on black. It's a great 3rd vehicle... we're having a blast in it. Welcome to the club and enjoy yours! Be warned though, you can drop a ton of money very quickly. The Jeep catalog from 4wd.com is like 500+ pages!!

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Attached Thumbnails So the TSX needed more lift...-jeepnew1.jpg   So the TSX needed more lift...-jeepnew2a.jpg  

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All show? Is that bad boy going to see the trail soon
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Dude NICE!!!

I really like the Crush color on the jeeps, its the same as Header Orange that was offered as a special order color on the 2011 Challengers.

I also really like the bright metallic green they have.

Enjoy it!
Thanks!

I was torn between Dozer, Gecko, and Crush. And all of those colors were sold out around my area for the 2012. So I'm really glad I got ordered it for the 2013.

There's a number of new colors coming out soon on the later allotments of Wranglers. Commando Green/Dune/Lobster Red are the colors that people on the Wrangler forums are waiting on.

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My wife has a 4 door Wrangler (red) and loves it....
Nice, what year and specs?

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Love it!! Congrats

We were between the Orange and Black ourselves... got a good deal on black. It's a great 3rd vehicle... we're having a blast in it. Welcome to the club and enjoy yours! Be warned though, you can drop a ton of money very quickly. The Jeep catalog from 4wd.com is like 500+ pages!!

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That's a great looking JK. What have you done to it?

Haha, I already dropped a lot of money. I've been supporting the JK-Forum/WranglerForum sponsors/vendors for the past month.

I really want to pick up some Bushwacker Fender Flares and my wife really wants the Bestop Trektop. I think I'm going to slow down after AEV releases the ProCal for the 2013s and wait until later the winter for the other toys.

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All show? Is that bad boy going to see the trail soon
Oh definitely, just waiting to finish everything up and hit up George Washington Forest with a couple of buddies.

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Interior Shots






-New seats with the 2013

Updated pic with the rock sliders

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Someone on my challenger forum just got a gecko green one:

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Congrats! Love the top on the JKs, interior looks good too.
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That's a great looking JK. What have you done to it?

Haha, I already dropped a lot of money. I've been supporting the JK-Forum/WranglerForum sponsors/vendors for the past month.

I really want to pick up some Bushwacker Fender Flares and my wife really wants the Bestop Trektop. I think I'm going to slow down after AEV releases the ProCal for the 2013s and wait until later the winter for the other toys.
Yeah, it's crazy. I was on the forum immediately myself. It has a 4" Rough Country lift, 17" Fuel Wheels with Goodyear Duratrac tires. We actually had 35" on there originally, but the ride was too rough and it was a dog, so we put 285's on and did the Superchip Flashpaq and it's like a different truck. My wife really wants the fender flares (it's actually her weekend vehicle), but we're holding off for now.
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Yeah, it's crazy. I was on the forum immediately myself. It has a 4" Rough Country lift, 17" Fuel Wheels with Goodyear Duratrac tires. We actually had 35" on there originally, but the ride was too rough and it was a dog, so we put 285's on and did the Superchip Flashpaq and it's like a different truck. My wife really wants the fender flares (it's actually her weekend vehicle), but we're holding off for now.
Nice.

I really like the Poison Spyder and Bushwacker flares. Really need to resist the urge to buy.

http://shop.poisonspyder.com/Jeep-JK...Armor-s/96.htm

Flat style - http://www.bushwacker.com/fender.asp...&search=Search
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Sweet ride. Jeep certainly has improved their interiors over the years.
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Sweet ride. Jeep certainly has improved their interiors over the years.
Thanks, definitely surprised with the quality (even for a Wrangler) and the amount of features the newer JKs have.
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New LoD shorty bumper with skid plate. Weighs 41lbs compared to the stock 44.

Gotta make an order for spacers for my D-rings. And then probably a rugged ridge a-pillar switch for my Hellas



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Damn dude, nice! Love the new Wranglers?
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Didnt know if I liked that shorty bumper at first or not leaving but its definitely growing on me!
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Damn dude, nice! Love the new Wranglers?
Thanks, how's the G?

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Didnt know if I liked that shorty bumper at first or not leaving but its definitely growing on me!
Yeah, I didn't like them at first, but they definitely grew on me. It looks better in person than in pics.
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Thanks, how's the G?



Yeah, I didn't like them at first, but they definitely grew on me. It looks better in person than in pics.
Love it.

Never driven a car that makes me this happy Hope your car does that for you as well!
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Shorty bumper looks great!! We keep going back and forth with which one to get... but I like that one! Thanks for the pic...
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Shorty bumper looks great!! We keep going back and forth with which one to get... but I like that one! Thanks for the pic...
Thanks! I was torn between the Poison Spyder Brawler Lite and this LoD Armour Lite. The price and low weight helped me make the decision, but,
I really wanted the Brawler Lite because of the aggressive look. It ended up being much more after getting quotes to powder coat it.

What did you end up going with your switches for your lights?
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^ Just some rocker/toggle switches by the steering column. Light bar has two switches (one turns on the outer two, other turns on the middle 3), and the spots are on one... so three total...
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