05 X In Co

jcco Sep 9, 2020

  1. jcco

    jcco Test Drive Supporting Member

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    I was hoping to have something interesting with my X to talk about but I've been lurking too long and nothing's happening yet. I've had my 05 SE since 08 and it's sitting at about 230k miles. Retired it from dd duty at the beginning of winter and I had a plan to throw some tires on it, get the chains done, and fix the leaking axle seal last winter and take it out this summer to see what I need for further upgrades. None of that happened. Covid threw a wrench in the budget and the X has been lent out for more meaningful purposes since May. I'm over 2020 and all it's shiat. Have an awesome set of 285 Cooper Discoverer AT3s ready to mount when I get it back. They look great in my garage, though, and I can still smell them every time I open the door. Anyway, I'll be around soaking up knowledge until I get my X back and free up some funds. Glad this site is here, that other site seems to have lost its luster. Too bad because it is a gold mine of knowledge, but it looks like most of the contributors are over here now anyway. Glad to be on board!
     
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  2. Xterrorista

    Xterrorista Skid Plates Supporting Member

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    Howdy from an '07 in CO. There's several regulars around here from our area and lots of knowledge..
     
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  3. TerryD

    TerryD Total Tease Supporting Member

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    Welcome!

    Is it an automatic? Being an 05 I'm curious if you've ever changed the radiator. If you haven't, you're dammed lucky you haven't had SMOD yet!
     
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  4. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin Super Moderator

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    Welcome. Also in CO. Ask anything you need.
     
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  5. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Skid Plates Supporting Member

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    From one 05 owner to another ; Come on in and enjoy , I certainly have :)
     
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  6. maillet282

    maillet282 If you bleeding, Imma fix you Moderator Supporting Member

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    Welcome from a sandbox somewhere that isn’t home
     
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  7. Brunnie

    Brunnie First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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    Colorado Springs here. Welcome.
     
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  8. jcco

    jcco Test Drive Supporting Member

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    Thanks All! Yes it's an auto and it has a new Koyo Radiator a couple of years ago. I got over 10 years and 200k out of one of the worst offending radiators with no problems. Never had it bypassed. Just got lucky. Also replaced cats after reading about @jsexton 's motor eating itself on the other site and having had a P0430 for a while. Runs great now, but the list of small problems is long and like i said, I need to get timing chains done for peace of mind. Having trouble figuring out the budget for a 15 year old vehicle with this kind of mileage. That's why the plan was to throw tires on it, pull the steps and mud flaps off and see how it goes. It's due for suspension anyway, just need to figure out how much i need. I do have a set of the OE skids on it, but they offer minimal protection.
     
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  9. TerryD

    TerryD Total Tease Supporting Member

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    I've been running P4X skids on my S for a few years. They are better than nothing and if you're not doing rock gardens and pick decent lines, they work good. I've torn one gas tank skid loose but fixed it easily enough and replaced it when one came up cheap.

    The way I look at the budget is that I can keep making repairs and wheeling for a lot less than buying anything new and making payments. I've HAD to put a $100 t-case, $160 rear CV and $40 used alternator on it this year. That's much less than a years payments on a Rubicon. The performace upgrades and maintenance items I only partially count because you're going to mod anything you own eventually, right?
     
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  10. Brunnie

    Brunnie First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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    I've got the P4 skids on my S as well, better than nothing, I figure. Now when a couple of years have passed and some Broncos come up for sale.... WELLllllllllll.......... Just may have to see about one. ;) :D
     
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  11. jsexton

    jsexton Wheeling Supporting Member

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    less than a month of payments on a new rubicon.
     
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  12. jcco

    jcco Test Drive Supporting Member

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    Have to see how it plays out. I have a feeling they won't sell enough of them and they'll get a premium for a long time.
     
  13. jcco

    jcco Test Drive Supporting Member

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    ... even less than a payment on one of those RZRs. Amazing how many people have those things these days and you could get a nice X for that coin.
     
  14. CocoLoco74

    CocoLoco74 Test Drive

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    Glad you are here.
     
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  15. General_Tarfun

    General_Tarfun Need Bigger Tires Supporting Member

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    Welcome from Atlanta!
     
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