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fordfarmer91 06-26-2013 08:35 PM

New jeeper here. lookin for must haves
Hey this is my first jeep :2thumbsup: so I'm looking for advice to make my$1000 jeep fun. So far I've put a zone 4" lift, Eldorado mtz sport tires, I'm building a tube bumper now to hold my winch. ( plan on posting design for this later). But I've been playing around on the farm and noticed when I'm where I need 4wd its the wrong wheels. Do I need different axels or just weld up the diff. I'd like to go trail riding and the dunes mostly here in Michigan so any other mod ideas are appreciated.

dnuccio 06-26-2013 08:39 PM

what do you mean "its the wrong wheels"?

fordfarmer91 06-26-2013 08:45 PM

Only two wheels get power on awkward terrain expl. Driver front pass rear.

riot1987 06-26-2013 08:46 PM

get a locker

riot1987 06-26-2013 08:49 PM

You have open differentials from the sounds of it

fordfarmer91 06-26-2013 08:49 PM

What's a good locker on a budget?

riot1987 06-26-2013 08:56 PM

Im happy with my Aussie.

fordfarmer91 06-26-2013 09:09 PM

I'll look into them. Probably be my next task is the lockers. Any other deff mods for a trail rig?

riot1987 06-26-2013 09:48 PM

Good recovery points. I like having a backup light too. OBA set up is nice as well. Youll see the most benefit from lockers over much else though as far as capability goes in my opinion.

ZJfreek 06-26-2013 10:24 PM

A locker will make a stock jeep out wheel a lifted rig with no locker.

dnuccio 06-26-2013 10:29 PM

i would definately say recovery points are more important than lockers. JMO

ejschultz 06-27-2013 05:57 AM


Originally Posted by dnuccio (Post 15612378)
i would definately say recovery points are more important than lockers. JMO

I would definitely have to agree with this. One of the first things I did with my ZJ was find some OEM tow hooks and install them. My Aussie in my D44a really changed the off road performance of the vehicle though. With just the rear locked, I'm able to do things were far from possible in my ZJ before I locked it. I can't wait to see what it does when I talk the wife into a Detroit TrueTrac for the D30. :D

fordfarmer91 06-27-2013 06:01 AM

I had planned on welding D-rings to my bumper and build a different rear bumper to match the front with rings. Any fab kinda stuff I can do myself :D already have an abundance of steel and a welder at my farm

JackedLaredo 06-27-2013 07:50 AM

I wouldn't say it's a "must have", but replacing your rear Dana 35 with a Ford 8.8 is a common swap, and for good reason. The 35's are weak and if your going to wheel, you can expect it to break some time. 8.8's are a much stronger axle and have a good aftermarket following.

unabashedpraise 06-27-2013 08:07 AM

"New jeeper here. lookin for must haves"

Lots of time and money. Time to track down the gremlins in the jeep, and money to buy the parts to fix it.

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