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/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif When I got home this evening my moonguys/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gifwere all reading the CJ Daily Driver thread so I thought I would let them comment since they are BUILDING a Daily Driver, as in the SNOJEEP. A lot of good stuff has been posted as far as engine/transmission/transfer case/axles, so not much to add there, BUT.....my moonguys feel that there ARE creature comforts and so forth to upgrade. HIGH OUTPUT HEATER and AIR CONDITIONING are a must, and we even added an EXTRA FLOOR HEATER in the console riser to warm up our feet. EXTRA CIRCUITS WITH RELAYS for all sorts of stuff like the A/C of course, extra lamps, theft system, high-idle option, and radios. PLUS....you need nicer seats and a good console, and some real good soundproofing for the floor pans. Just make a list of every CJ shortcoming and eliminate them.......then you have a daily driver above the floorpans as well as below./wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif

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AMEN on the creature comforts, I however will more than likely just deal without AC. Heater yes, AC to costly and I live in NW Montana. If it gets 85 here people head inside and complain about the weather. They crack me up out here with their so-called "heat waves."
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I guess my lifestyle doesn't allow my Jeep to be a "daily driver" any more since I drive 123 miles everyday to work and back. Plus I have too many aches and pains for the beating they give. Probably from "the old days" when my daily driver was a 75 CJ5 renegade and I drove it 60 miles a day down one of those concrete highways with the tar strips every 25 feet. That was a very plush model, with Levi's denim seats, painted metal floor, the skinny plastic steering wheel that was about 2 feet across (manual steering), bias belted snow tires on the first aluminum wheels I ever saw. Oh yeah, one other thing......NO RADIO ! ! ! I used to run with a portable 8 TRACK / AM/FM radio (I still have it in my garage) nested in the passenger seat. I could hear it till I hit 60 MPH and then not until I hit the next speed zone..........

I sound like my old man talking about how they used to have to walk 30 miles to school barefoot in 6 feet of snow.........they were so poor they didn't even have dirt floors in the house. Had to hang from the window sills to keep from falling down into the basement...........

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Not only sound-proofing, but some insulation on the floor will really help to warm up your feet. A buddy of mine just threw down some old carpet scraps & it was amazing how much difference that made in his Jeep. Prior to that, if it was below freezing, there was no way your feet would ever warm up. With the carpet, we had to turn the heat down a notch 'cause we were getting too hot - too hot with a Jeep heater, can you believe that?/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif Okay, so it wasn't 20 below/wwwthreads_images/icons/blush.gif, but I think you get my drift./wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif

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