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Unread 02-21-2012, 12:27 PM   #1
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I need advice!

I have a 2.5l yj. It's all stock. And I want it to look good. Who doesn't? But I'm thinking about taking a loan from my parents for $1000 and getting new tires and a lift. Will that be enough? Or should I go $1500? And any other Ideas I could do? Open to anything but keep the price down I'm 16

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Unread 02-21-2012, 12:32 PM   #2
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Tires are $700-800 for 31s and a good lift is going to be around the same.
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Unread 02-21-2012, 01:16 PM   #3
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Keep your eyes peeled for deals on Craigslist; you can usually get tires without spending a fortune.
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Unread 02-21-2012, 01:41 PM   #4
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I just dropped almost a grand on 4 32" KM2's (if your up-sizing your tires better figure on getting 5 new tires), wheels are $200ea and like was said earlier a lift is gonna be $500-$800 + labor.
better plan on spending about $3000. for tires (5), wheels (5), lift and labor.
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Unread 02-21-2012, 02:26 PM   #5
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I guess you should divulge whether you plan to install the lift yourself or pay to have someone to do it for you.
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Unread 02-21-2012, 02:34 PM   #6
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Personal opinion, don't take a loan to modify your rig, especially from your parents, IMHO never take a loan from family.

If you can't afford to cash flow your mods I'd hold off until you can, especially @ 16. Good financial habits start early. Besides, modding your Jeep will increase operating costs which just further compound your financial burden. If you're having trouble affording the mods, wait till the maintinence costs catch up to you (IE Ball joints, U-joints, possibly axle shafts, brakes, clutch, etc which all wear faster as a result of larger tires and lift).

Probably not the advice you're looking for but you did ask and its only worth what you paid for it. Its generated from a guy who did dumb stuff at your age though, so it is tested, FWIW.
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Unread 02-21-2012, 02:46 PM   #7
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^Good advice as always from JM.
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Unread 02-21-2012, 02:51 PM   #8
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Didn't I just answer this in another thread....

Don't rush it my man.

Save your money. Education and job should be priority one.

Good luck man.
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Unread 02-21-2012, 03:17 PM   #9
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Unread 02-21-2012, 03:39 PM   #10
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Go to treadwright for tires if looking to go cheap
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Unread 02-21-2012, 04:19 PM   #11
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Didn't I just answer this in another thread....

Don't rush it my man.

Save your money. Education and job should be priority one.

Good luck man.
X2. I think I chimed in on that thread as well. At least it isn't Rough Country week.
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Unread 02-21-2012, 04:37 PM   #12
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What are you crazy. If it runs good,enjoy it. If you want to look cool,get a better hair cut.
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Unread 02-21-2012, 04:53 PM   #13
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... At least it isn't Rough Country week, yet..
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Unread 02-21-2012, 04:58 PM   #14
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I tell ya, any Jeep looks "cool" especially when you have the top off. It does not need to be lifted to look good. In fact I strongly suggest you do not lift your Jeep if only for looks. You are only 16, no need to rush anything. I only dreamed of having a Jeep when I was 16. I am still "young" at 22 compared to a lot of people around here, but I worked my @$$ off for my Jeep and have enjoyed it and even wheeled the snot out of it stock. I am finally in a position to lift my Jeep and not have to cut corners. I am also doing it just to increase its ability off road first and for looks second.
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Unread 02-21-2012, 05:14 PM   #15
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I tell ya, any Jeep looks "cool" especially when you have the top off. It does not need to be lifted to look good. In fact I strongly suggest you do not lift your Jeep if only for looks. You are only 16, no need to rush anything. I only dreamed of having a Jeep when I was 16. I am still "young" at 22 compared to a lot of people around here, but I worked my @$$ off for my Jeep and have enjoyed it and even wheeled the snot out of it stock. I am finally in a position to lift my Jeep and not have to cut corners. I am also doing it just to increase its ability off road first and for looks second.
Hey!!!! What do you mean your young compared to alot of people around here. That sucks. Just wait. With age comes wisdome.
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