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Unread 01-30-2016, 06:09 PM   #1
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ADVICE - What should I Empty Every Pocket into first.

Alright getting a 95 YJ in a few weeks. Want to get it ready to take my son out in a few small mud areas (since its not built at all, bone-stock). What should i invest in first?

Offroad recovery (winches, bumpers w/ towpoints, Lightbar, Tow straps, etc.)

Lift Kit (4" lift kit, SYE, CV Driveshaft)

From people who are long time Jeepers, what should i do first. I need your help. Guide me in my decision making. All help is greatly appreciated.

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Unread 01-30-2016, 06:38 PM   #2
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First step. Front and rear recovery points ,
Then lift tires wheels , 8.8 axle swap /regear lockers winch armor ........


And avoid mud unless you like stuff falling in your eyes every time to work on it for the next 20 years
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Unread 01-30-2016, 06:48 PM   #3
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First step. Front and rear recovery points ,
Then lift tires wheels , 8.8 axle swap /regear lockers winch armor ........


And avoid mud unless you like stuff falling in your eyes every time to work on it for the next 20 years
LOL i was just actually talking to a guy at work about the mud thing! He said the same thing. I said ill invest in a pressure washer. Even though thats my argument, i know the sad truth of it all is i will never get all that mud off, there is always some left.

This is exactly what i was wanting to know, i figured the way you said it would be the safe/smart route.
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This is exactly what i was wanting to know, i figured the way you said it would be the safe/smart route.
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LOL i was just actually talking to a guy at work about the mud thing! He said the same thing. I said ill invest in a pressure washer. Even though thats my argument, i know the sad truth of it all is i will never get all that mud off, there is always some left. This is exactly what i was wanting to know, i figured the way you said it would be the safe/smart route.

My first jeep was a TJ. I wheeled in mud it was always going through electronic parts and bearings. 2nd jeep was a XJ. Never wheeled it had it for 3 months 3rd jeep was a YJ. Started wheeling on rock. Never had issues. 4th Jeep was a WJ it was a DD. 5th Jeep Only sees rock and desert terrain no issues 6th jeep YJ. Sees only rock and desert terrain
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My first jeep was a TJ. I wheeled in mud it was always going through electronic parts and bearings. 2nd jeep was a XJ. Never wheeled it had it for 3 months 3rd jeep was a YJ. Started wheeling on rock. Never had issues. 4th Jeep was a WJ it was a DD. 5th Jeep Only sees rock and desert terrain no issues 6th jeep YJ. Sees only rock and desert terrain
Point taken. BTW... off topic but love "the smurf" Tom, big fan.
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Point taken. BTW... off topic but love "the smurf" Tom, big fan.
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Point taken. BTW... off topic but love "the smurf" Tom, big fan.
Thanks.
No problem.

And thank you, all of you for your wisdom experience and knowledge. Without your input I would be lost. Thanks for being my guiding light you guys.
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Probably the pineapple style WW2 grenade for your shifter. Makes your driving a bit more...explosive...
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Probably the pineapple style WW2 grenade for your shifter. Makes your driving a bit more...explosive...
Lol!
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Guys, don't forget he's in FL, where the only hill climb is an overpass for I-95.
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Guys, don't forget he's in FL, where the only hill climb is an overpass for I-95.
That's not true... We have ant-hills!!! LOL!

The closest thing we have to hills in FL is Ocala's LimeRock formation.
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That's not true... We have ant-hills!!! LOL! The closest thing we have to hills in FL is Ocala's LimeRock formation.
I haves couple little hills in Utah too
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Safety stuff, fire extinguisher, first aid kit, finish the cage, either the clamp on style or weld in but are better than the windhield.
Then as above, recovery points.
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Unread 02-01-2016, 11:03 AM   #15
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I would say, recovery gear first. Good tow hooks or shackle mounts front and rear and several recovery straps and shackles, and a highlight jack. Then wheel it with buddy's a few times before going much past that. A stock jeep is with decent tires is very capable offroad and you can have just as much fun. You can save some money by buying a "Farm Jack" and heavy duty straps from tractor supply vs big brand names one. They will last a pretty long time and cost half as much.

The important part is to get it on the trail and take your kid wheeling, then work on it together.
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