Right on, Barry!
and yes, they can be removed, but they actually do a decent job blowing your rear window clean, you may want to just keep it. And they won't interfere with your roof rack
edit: hey look, 3-wheel Ben's old 100 is still available http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/3475545224.html
but seriously, what are you looking for? You going 99 with the rear locker and 4-speed? or all in with the 2003+ with A-Trac, 5 speed & vvti? It's one or the other, IMHO...