Saturday, March 08, 2008


Today, I took a break from my usually artsy stuff to do real man's work (insert grunt sounds here).

Not long ago I purchased a new jeep... well, new to me. A 2006 with 8,400 miles. A good deal but it was lacking the style and manliness my other jeep had.

For example, my other jeep had a lift and 17 inch tires. My new jeep only has 16 inch tires. I inquired at the dealership as to the cost of adding the extra inches... $2,300... I'm trying to live with my less manly tires.

So in order to raise my jeeps manliness, without deflating my wallet, I ordered parts online and they arrived today. So this afternoon, using my new tools I installed my new parts.

Here are the results:

This is my new jeep before installing the new manly bumper.

and this is after with the new manly bumper installed. I think it looks pretty cool. Ooohhh, Aaahhh...

this is my jeep before adding the side steps.

and this is after with the side steps installed. I would like to point out that although the front bumper was pure vanity, the side steps are not. Though I do think they look cool, they are actually quite functional for the shorter riders.


C.R. Evers said...

Hey! those do look good. Adds a lot of character to the jeep.
Very manly! :0)

Anonymous said...

I like the additions, I am more impressed with your manly ability to put them on. That makes you the man, you could have went the girly way and had them installed for you. Ha Ha

Anonymous said...

Usually I prefer to buy auto parts for my jeep at lowest prices from 4Wheel Parts store.....!