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Old 11-04-2011, 10:57 AM   #1526
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What's the difference between a regular wrangler and the mw3 edition?
It comes in silver or black and is a package added on to a Rubicon. It's basically badging, hood, front and rear bumpers, and a spare tire cover. The black wheels, rock rails, and black fuel filler cap are an option for all Wranglers so even though it does come with the MW3 package, they are not exclusive to the package.

It's not an ugly setup, although I am not a fan of the extraneous badging. Jeep already bukkakes the Wrangler with the Jeep logo... they take it to the nth degree with the CoD and MW3 badging in this version.
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Old 11-04-2011, 04:49 PM   #1527
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I am looking for some shipping advice that is related to jeeps...


i found a buyer for my jku front and rear bestop element doors, enclosures and uppers. i will be shipping from MA 01830 to MD 20736. I can send them either to the guy's house or his buddies buisiness (a motorcycle shop). I am looking for the cheapest way to ship them. At a fedex store, the quoted around $30 per front door, $20 per rear door, and $20 for all four uppers packed into one box.

Does anyone know of a cheaper way to ship them... could they be shipped on a pallet to the business by a freight company? i have never tried to ship any way other than usps or fedex. ot seems to always have the best advice, so i figured i would ask you guys.

once this sale is finalized, i get to pick up some new tires.
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Old 11-04-2011, 05:03 PM   #1528
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I am looking for some shipping advice that is related to jeeps...


i found a buyer for my jku front and rear bestop element doors, enclosures and uppers. i will be shipping from MA 01830 to MD 20736. I can send them either to the guy's house or his buddies buisiness (a motorcycle shop). I am looking for the cheapest way to ship them. At a fedex store, the quoted around $30 per front door, $20 per rear door, and $20 for all four uppers packed into one box.

Does anyone know of a cheaper way to ship them... could they be shipped on a pallet to the business by a freight company? i have never tried to ship any way other than usps or fedex. ot seems to always have the best advice, so i figured i would ask you guys.

once this sale is finalized, i get to pick up some new tires.
call fedex freight or abf. it cost me $200 to ship a 450 lb motor from chicago to nashville through abf and $89 to ship a large trunk lid from minnesota to nashville. standard fedex charges are ridiculous.
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Old 11-04-2011, 05:08 PM   #1529
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I am looking for some shipping advice that is related to jeeps...


i found a buyer for my jku front and rear bestop element doors, enclosures and uppers. i will be shipping from MA 01830 to MD 20736. I can send them either to the guy's house or his buddies buisiness (a motorcycle shop). I am looking for the cheapest way to ship them. At a fedex store, the quoted around $30 per front door, $20 per rear door, and $20 for all four uppers packed into one box.

Does anyone know of a cheaper way to ship them... could they be shipped on a pallet to the business by a freight company? i have never tried to ship any way other than usps or fedex. ot seems to always have the best advice, so i figured i would ask you guys.

once this sale is finalized, i get to pick up some new tires.
Oooh, those are perty.
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Old 11-04-2011, 05:21 PM   #1530
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call fedex freight or abf. it cost me $200 to ship a 450 lb motor from chicago to nashville through abf and $89 to ship a large trunk lid from minnesota to nashville. standard fedex charges are ridiculous.
thanks... i figured there must be a better way than a fedex retail store

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Oooh, those are perty.
thanks, i liked them, but with another little one due in May, i will either be running doorless by myself, or full doors with the kids.

i bought the doors, bags and enclosures from someone off of jkforum for $500, the uppers cost me about the same. I am selling them for $1,100 shipped. as long as i can ship them for around $100, i will be happy. The cheaper i can ship them, the more i can spend on other stuff. the budget is tight, especially with the forecasted daycare payments for two kids.




i really liked the doors. they arn't as refined as factory doors, but then again, they are WAY cheaper. in a few years, i will try to find a deal on full soft doors. every once and a while they pop up for around $500 for all four doors on the various jeep forums.
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Old 11-04-2011, 05:54 PM   #1531
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call fedex freight or abf. it cost me $200 to ship a 450 lb motor from chicago to nashville through abf and $89 to ship a large trunk lid from minnesota to nashville. standard fedex charges are ridiculous.
i called fedex freight... using the buisiness discount for freight, it would be cheaper for me to ship separate packages through the fedex retail store.

i did an estimate on the abf site... $271.99 without any discounts.

looks like i won't be able to find a cheaper way to ship.
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Old 11-04-2011, 06:17 PM   #1532
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i called fedex freight... using the buisiness discount for freight, it would be cheaper for me to ship separate packages through the fedex retail store.

i did an estimate on the abf site... $271.99 without any discounts.

looks like i won't be able to find a cheaper way to ship.
Call abf. Their site quotes high. No way its less to ship a palleted motor vs some door skins.
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:18 PM   #1533
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check with usps...if you can put them in a big box and keep the total weight under 75 pounds it should be inexpensive with parcel post.
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:45 PM   #1534
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check with usps...if you can put them in a big box and keep the total weight under 75 pounds it should be inexpensive with parcel post.
The hot ticket will probably be to swipe an empty bicycle box from a bike stores dumpster and ship it all in that. I've never paid more than 100 to ship a bike, even a 29er.
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:56 PM   #1535
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The hot ticket will probably be to swipe an empty bicycle box from a bike stores dumpster and ship it all in that. I've never paid more than 100 to ship a bike, even a 29er.
That is correct. just make sure it isnt over 75 pounds or it starts going into freight and overweight item charges which are just stupid.
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:07 PM   #1536
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The hot ticket will probably be to swipe an empty bicycle box from a bike stores dumpster and ship it all in that. I've never paid more than 100 to ship a bike, even a 29er.
great idea... a bike box would be a perfect size to pack two doors. i have a box from a plasma tv, but i think the bike box might work better

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check with usps...if you can put them in a big box and keep the total weight under 75 pounds it should be inexpensive with parcel post.
i will definitely check out the usps prices. their rates are usually pretty good, so it will be worth my time to shop around.

thanks again for the input guys.
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:26 PM   #1537
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The hot ticket will probably be to swipe an empty bicycle box from a bike stores dumpster and ship it all in that. I've never paid more than 100 to ship a bike, even a 29er.
I paid $140 or so to ship a DH bike.

(We share the same birthday--tomorrow--btw.)
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:59 PM   #1538
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Embarking on a new journey with the CJ- Making it winter-ready! Last time I drove it during a snow storm it was a nerve wracking window freezing mess. Things I need to do:

Put my new windshield frame assembly together
Replace the master cylinder with a power booster unit
Replace the windshield washer tank/motor assembly
Do the Blazer heater motor upgrade and clean/seal the heater box
Add foam seals to the hardtop
Studded snow tires (Maybe!)

-Still spin out all the time due to the short wheelbase!
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:25 PM   #1539
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-Still spin out all the time due to the short wheelbase!



I don't drive in the snow so I've never heard of this. What effect does the wheelbase have?
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:38 PM   #1540
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In short, it takes less lateral force to rotate a shorter object than a longer one.
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:39 PM   #1541
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stability in the absence of traction. Jeep's are notoriously bad in the snow for all the reasons that make them good on tight trails

heck....power on oversteer in the rain in 2WD was easy in my TJ.
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:31 AM   #1542
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-Still spin out all the time due to the short wheelbase!

MUAAHAHAH I ususally flip the STAK into fornt wheel drive mode for light snow to stop this
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:37 AM   #1543
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Does anyone know of a cheaper way to ship them... could they be shipped on a pallet to the business by a freight company?
i dont care but i very very much want them.
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:54 AM   #1544
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forwardair.com - not doorstep to doorstep, but I paid $70 to ship a soft top from VA to AZ. They go by weight so four doors isn't going to move the needle much.
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:02 AM   #1545
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stability in the absence of traction. Jeep's are notoriously bad in the snow for all the reasons that make them good on tight trails

heck....power on oversteer in the rain in 2WD was easy in my TJ.
Yup- I was accelerating away from a stop and hit some black ice- a couple fishtails and all of a sudden I was looking back the way I came from the side of the opposite lane.

I'm gonna get a set of these and have them studded:



They're 265/75R15 which ends up being 30.7x10.5x15 (8" tread width)- close enough to the 31x10.5x15 that is on there for me.

I forgot one thing on my list- need to modify the rear bumper to attach to the frame rather than the rear crossmember so I can tow my snowmobile.

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Old 11-06-2011, 05:19 PM   #1546
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MUAAHAHAH I ususally flip the STAK into fornt wheel drive mode for light snow to stop this
If I ever get my CJ back on the road, I plan to modify the D300 to do exactly that for the same reason. 2wd on slippery surfaces is damn scary. My XJ is only slightly better. And that may only be my imagination.
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:19 AM   #1547
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Pulled the trigger on a 2012 Wranger today
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NICE!!! go get it dirty.
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Old 11-07-2011, 01:00 AM   #1549
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