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Unread 12-13-2012, 11:21 PM   #1
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Sorry if this has been done.

I searched but saw nothing like this.

I've been thinking that I'd like to make my Jeep look, drive, and feel as new as possible.

Maybe with enough information, i could turn this into a well written sticky and help tons of people.

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Unread 12-14-2012, 03:36 AM   #2
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You are thinking in the wrong direction. Get some skid plates and lockers then try to make it look as beat as possible. That's the Jeep way!!!
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Unread 12-14-2012, 03:58 AM   #3
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correction : ''thats the way some go''

i have a jeep i dont want to beat fix up to be like new with modern stuff and leave near stock, i also have plans for a 7'' lift sand/snow rig that has lots of goodies

point ; do what you want
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Unread 12-14-2012, 09:00 AM   #4
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I searched but saw nothing like this.

I've been thinking that I'd like to make my Jeep look, drive, and feel as new as possible.

Maybe with enough information, i could turn this into a well written sticky and help tons of people.
start with replacing all the consumables on the jeep; bushings, tie rods, brakes bearings etc. replace all the fluids in everything as well, diffs, tcase, tranny etc. give it a good tune up new plugs, wires, etc. all that good stuff.
give it a really good cleaning as well.

but........................ its still an older vehicle; it won't be new or drive new.

i agree with technohead, make it run good and flog on it lol
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Unread 12-14-2012, 10:44 AM   #5
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16 new control arm bushings, new trackbars, new tie rod ends and new drag link, new brakes, new bearings if they seem to need replacing, new shocks, new steering gear box if yours is getting real sloppy, all new fluids, seafoam the engine, new ujoints....

Seems like a waste of money to me, I agree with what techno says, but that's what I would replace if I was trying to make it feel new.
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Unread 12-14-2012, 11:24 AM   #6
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i plan do to do something similar, just not (must drive like new)

there is a local shop in my neck of the woods, the guys running the shop have been doing suspension for 30 years or so, and they know what to look for. plan is to get the jeep driving as good as it can without replacing everything (as not everything needs replacement)

but i do want it to not have sloppy steering, bearing noise, worn out shocks, and some of the bushings need to be replaced, so i'll start there and we'll see. doing a build/list anyways, might help some
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Unread 12-19-2012, 11:34 AM   #7
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This is kind of the direction I have been going with my fixes. I no longer live near mountains so I am looking for that smooth, "newish" drive feel. Got a lot of bushings to replace.
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