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Unread 08-13-2012, 06:17 PM   #1
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New Jeep owner, Where to start?

Hello! I just bought my very first jeep 2 weeks ago. It is a 2012 wrangler unlimited Altitude edition. I put a 2.5 inch suspension lift on it already, also a K&N air filter only. Any suggestions on the next step? I was thinking a magnaflow exhaust and then a grill guard followed by lights. Need some suggestions on places to buy and any other advice would be great! Thanks!

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Unread 08-13-2012, 07:09 PM   #2
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See if it's not too late to return the K&N.

As far as what's next, that depends on what your goal is.
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Unread 08-13-2012, 08:47 PM   #3
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What's wrong with the K&N? My goal is to do moderate off roading. Be able to do car camping in the mountains and go through occasional pretty rough terrain but I'm not specifically looking to go rock crawling or crazy hard off roading where I'll snap axles and what not.
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Unread 08-14-2012, 06:34 AM   #4
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K&N are known to not filter as well as a normal paper filter, allowing tiny bits of dust and junk into your engine.

Your needs sound relatively tame. Jeeps are very capable in stock form, and you've already added 2.5 of lift for extra ground / tire clearance. Have you added larger tires? (Fill out your profile!) I'd leave it as is, wheel it and see what needs improvement.
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Unread 08-14-2012, 07:31 AM   #5
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No I still have the stock 31" all terrains on it right now. I was going to leave those on until they were worn down and then upgrade them. I joined the forum yesterday so I'll have to fill out my profile sometime today. Thanks for all of your help!
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Unread 08-14-2012, 07:35 AM   #6
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Buy new rims and tires and sell those to get a lot of your money back from the purchase of the new ones. Many ppl will buy those to upgrade their base model
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Unread 08-14-2012, 07:39 AM   #7
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Didn't think of that, that's a good idea. I like the stock rims on the altitude though. It came with black rims. Will larger tires fit on the stock wheel? Maybe 33"
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Unread 08-14-2012, 08:30 AM   #8
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Check out the build threads and the photos. See what you like and don't like.
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Unread 08-14-2012, 01:21 PM   #9
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Didn't think of that, that's a good idea. I like the stock rims on the altitude though. It came with black rims. Will larger tires fit on the stock wheel? Maybe 33"
Yes 33 will fit 35 will fit to. You just may have to run wheel spacers if you want to keep your wheels
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Unread 08-14-2012, 07:15 PM   #10
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sounds good, thanks for the help guys
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Unread 08-15-2012, 09:43 PM   #11
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I'd second going for the bigger tires. And siderails and bumpers to fit your needs.
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Unread 08-17-2012, 05:36 PM   #12
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A friend of mine today suggested I get an additional 1.5-2 inch body lift on top of the suspension lift to fit 35's. How bout that in stead of buying a new 4inch suspension lift
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Unread 08-22-2012, 07:45 PM   #13
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what you need to do it just drive it
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