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Unread 12-16-2013, 07:37 PM   #1
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Help upgrading my stock jeep wrangler.

I am an active duty service member and have just returned from a deployment where I saved $5000 to put towards my 2003 Jeep Wrangle X. Currently my jeep is stock minus a 5" short arm lift kit and a ram air intake. I would like to turn my jeep into a dual purpose trail jeep for the Southern California area. What parts do you all suggest I buy? Below is what I am thinking to buy, but I am open to advice as I am new to off roading.

Below is what I was thinking to buy:

1. Front and rear Dana 44 axles (used with trading in my stock axles) for $2000.
2. Slip joke eliminator $300.
3. Front and rear bumpers with oversized tire carrier $1000.
4. Side rock guards $300.
5. Cat back exhaust $300.
6. Steering stabilizer $250.
7. Larger tires with what's left.

We'll that about what I calculated for prices during a few internet searches I have done. I am planing to install all parts myself. Does this sound like a good start or am I doing it all wrong?

Gary

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Unread 12-16-2013, 10:23 PM   #2
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Sounds solid
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Unread 12-16-2013, 10:35 PM   #3
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Wheel it first to see what needs upgrading. There is an entire San Diego section to ask for some guys to come along and teach you a thing or two.
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Unread 12-17-2013, 11:34 AM   #4
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Thanks for the advice
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Unread 12-17-2013, 11:52 AM   #5
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$250 for a steering stabilizer?!?!?!

What size tires do you plan on running?
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Unread 12-18-2013, 09:20 AM   #6
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$250 is high, I am just over pricing to ensure I am within my budget.
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