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Unread 08-17-2009, 07:29 PM   #1
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first mods???

when you got your jeep what was the first mod that you would/did make performance wise? i just bought mine and im curious as to what i should be looking for to set money into.

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Unread 08-17-2009, 08:33 PM   #2
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Well preformance is a loose term, do you mean for off road use or for more power as in HP
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Unread 08-17-2009, 09:36 PM   #3
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Best thing I can think of is the lift and tires. Improved ground clearence. After that some recovery gear and recovery points so you can unstick yourself and others
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Unread 08-17-2009, 09:40 PM   #4
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Unread 08-17-2009, 10:58 PM   #5
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I am going to have to go with bomberjeep on this one
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Unread 08-17-2009, 11:07 PM   #6
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your lift......................
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Unread 08-18-2009, 11:35 AM   #7
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Unread 08-18-2009, 11:53 AM   #8
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I did some cheap, but necessary, mods.

-I took the milk jugs off the bumper, then used a metal grinder to grind about 3 inches off each side (free)
-Added recovery points to front and rear ($25)
-took out the carpet, bc if you ride with the top down alot, you will inevitably end up wet. (free)
-replaced stock wheels and tires (used for $350)

As for future mods

-armor will be my next investment (you can spend lots on this, ill probably spend around $400)
-small, but substantial lift by next year($300)
-eventually a winch
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Unread 08-18-2009, 01:35 PM   #9
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armor
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Unread 08-18-2009, 02:47 PM   #10
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Well first mod performance wise was i put two hella 500 driving lights up front. Much better for night driving. Next will be my lift and tires. The actual first thing i did to my jeep was lose the milk jugs. Then cragars, then i ripped the carpet out and raptored it
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Unread 08-18-2009, 02:50 PM   #11
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I'm with Austin...first thing I did was lose the milk jugs. Next I ripped out the carpet and herculined the tub. Future mods will include Hella 500's and new tires.
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Unread 08-18-2009, 04:13 PM   #12
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Well preformance is a loose term, do you mean for off road use or for more power as in HP
sorry plumber i did mean offroad wise...so far the previous owner left me with a 3" body lift 33" tires two daylighters up front and two tow/recovery hooks on the front bumper
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Unread 08-18-2009, 04:16 PM   #13
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Sounds pretty good already...
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Unread 08-18-2009, 07:56 PM   #14
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I'd say it depends on the shape of the rig. My "mods" are focused on the leaks and any other maintenance type stuff for right now. When I can trust it 100% then I will start on the fun stuff. I did pull the front bumper, cut 5" off each end with an angle cut and box the ends. My cost $0.
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Unread 08-18-2009, 08:43 PM   #15
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That much body lift is scary, for a look and safety stand point. But each to their own. I did the Rubicon Locker mod, first, but I would say armor things that factory didn't like, the oil/transmission pan, and steering box. Then lift and tires for added ground clearance, small body lift 1.25" or so, for tummy tuck skids.
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