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    Longer range handheld options

    That's what I would do. I held off on doing it for too long. The test really is easy. I took a class and self studied a bit, my wife spent a couple hours doing practice tests and we both got 34/35. We're used to substantially harder tests (FINRA securities exams) and originally went into it...
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    Longer range handheld options

    Two InReach units can talk to each other without cell coverage. It's slow, but it works. Radio range is very line of sight dependent. More power won't necessarily do anything for you.
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    OG build (pic heavy)

    I believe the lower were Rubicon Express Super Ride adjustables. Factory uppers in the front, RE adjustable uppers in the rear. It was a long time ago though, so not 100% sure I'm remembering right. I wouldn't get too hung up on lockers, especially if you still have the 35 in the back...
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    my experience with GMRS so far

    I got mine within a few days, maybe a week, tops. Don't exactly remember, but it was not long.
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    OG build (pic heavy)

    Yup, the upper mounts cracked on the unibody, one of them tore almost completely off. I was on 33's and short arms at the time, but did have a spooled rear so I'm sure that accelerated the damage. The square tube on my Clayton's has held up just fine, been on my ZJ for almost 15 years.
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    need some help deciding on a 2m/70cm radio

    Thanks for the pic, that's what I assumed it would look like but I appreciate the confirmation.
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    OG build (pic heavy)

    I ripped 3 of the 4 UCA mounts off my ZJ before going to long arms, and my ZJ is still rust free 15 years after ripping them off so rust is definitely not to blame. You can repair the mounts, but they usually just crack again. I put Clayton's Long Arms on my ZJ back in '06 and haven't had any...
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    need some help deciding on a 2m/70cm radio

    I've looked high and low online for a pic of how it looks with the names displayed and haven't seen one. Would you mind snapping a pic of it and posting it? I'm a bit picky when it comes to displays like that. Thanks!
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    need some help deciding on a 2m/70cm radio

    I've been playing around with the 5100 and really enjoy it. Put a Tram 1180 on the roof of the house and everything is working great. Having used the 5100 now though, the display is a bit large for any of my vehicle installs, so my plan is to just use it as a base unit in the house. The 2730...
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    need some help deciding on a 2m/70cm radio

    Of course. Given the number of GMRS radios I already own, I certainly don't need another.
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    OG build (pic heavy)

    Love a good ZJ build. One of the best looking front bumpers I've seen on a ZJ too. With that much rust, what kind of shape are your unibody side control arm mounts in? They are prone to cracking and ripping off even on a rust free vehicle.
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    need some help deciding on a 2m/70cm radio

    Snagged that 5100. Only been playing with it for a little bit so far. Does way more than I will ever utilize, happy with it so far. Just need to figure out where it will permanently reside. Appears the mars/cap may have already been done on it as well as it tx's on GMRS.
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    need some help deciding on a 2m/70cm radio

    Might end up buying a used 5100 off Craigslist tonight. If that falls through, kinda back to square one on either the 2730, 5100, or something else.
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    Drawer system for 98 Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ - HELP

    Don't think I've ever seen one made specifically for ZJs. As with many things ZJ, sometimes you just have to build it yourself.
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    need some help deciding on a 2m/70cm radio

    Both my wife and I got our tech licenses a couple weeks back and I'm looking for something more than the BFF8HP Baofeng's we've got. There's enough 70cm repeaters in my area that I want a dual band unit, and I really like the idea of the remote display units as well. For now, I just want one...
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