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post #1 of 14 Old 05-07-2012, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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Proud new owener!!!...What should i do to my jeep first?!

Hey y'all! Im a very proud fairly new owner of a 2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (i got it in september) and have a birthday coming up...What should I do first to make my new Jeep badass?!? Lifts? Accessories? Lights? Whatever...you tell me!!

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post #2 of 14 Old 05-07-2012, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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Hey y'all! Im a very proud fairly new owner of a 2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (i got it in september) and have a birthday coming up...What should I do first to make my new Jeep badass?!? Lifts? Accessories? Lights? Whatever...you tell me!!
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post #3 of 14 Old 05-07-2012, 08:16 PM
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That's a good question. Lift is important, but you'll want to do tires too. The first thing you'll tear off on a rock are the running board rockers, so some rocker protection is also a great idea. Bumpers, winch. In fact I think that's where is spend my money. Bumper and winch. And remember, Just Empty Every Pocket.
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post #4 of 14 Old 05-07-2012, 08:36 PM
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Wheel it.
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post #5 of 14 Old 05-07-2012, 09:25 PM
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Don't know your experience level and don't want to offend but we need to know a little more about your jeep. gears it has, are the rims stock steelies or does it have some kind of rim on it already. i agree with the bumper/ winch/ tow recovery points. get out and wheel it and go from there, although too many people try to forge water or climb over rocks without the right gear so (again i don't know your skill level) just go with people who are sensible and you'll have a much better time in the long run.
also, where are you located? a group i'm with does runs around here all the time and you'd be welcome to join us.
hope this helps
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Thanks guys! I am pretty low on the experience totem pole...but I'm excited for more!!! The jeep is just stock Unlimited Sport edition...so not much special going on there

And I am in the area, Portland-ish!
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post #7 of 14 Old 05-08-2012, 07:25 AM
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Slow deliberate movements will get you a lot further on the trail. Did you hear about the C.O.R.E event in Monroe this Saturday? Sounds like it would be a bit of a drive for you but it's an open event.

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post #8 of 14 Old 05-17-2012, 09:00 PM
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Armor!
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post #9 of 14 Old 05-19-2012, 03:46 PM
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Evap canister protection first as I almost ripped mine off the first time. Then I would say tires and wheel it and see what else you need.
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post #10 of 14 Old 05-19-2012, 03:50 PM
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Evap canister protection first as I almost ripped mine off the first time.
and this, I have seen it damaged the first time off the trail, too
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post #11 of 14 Old 05-19-2012, 08:21 PM
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really depends on budget as to what u want to do also, and kind of trails your want to run armor and lift and always good and recovery

and what is your end result for your jeep how much lift and stuff do u want
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post #12 of 14 Old 05-19-2012, 11:47 PM
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Evap canister protection first as I almost ripped mine off the first time. Then I would say tires and wheel it and see what else you need.
Oh yes you need to go out and buy a skip plate for twice the price of the item you are going to protect.

Yep you can rip the whole Evap Canister out of the jeep while out of the trail and the damm check engine light on the dash with be very distracting as you DRIVE the jeep to the dealership parts dept to spend 50 bucks on a new Evap canister

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post #13 of 14 Old 06-14-2012, 12:45 PM
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Here's what I did in this order- Lift,sye/drive lines, wheels and tires, gears, armor/winch and then a soft top/bikini/cargo net. Took me about 6 months to get all these things added , most of my tax refund was used! Now it's ready for summer fun! -->2004 wrangler TJ
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post #14 of 14 Old 06-18-2012, 10:58 AM
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Wheel it.
Great advice .

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Thanks guys! I am pretty low on the experience totem pole...but I'm excited for more!!! The jeep is just stock Unlimited Sport edition...so not much special going on there

And I am in the area, Portland-ish!
Jeeps are very capable straight off the factory floor. I'd recommend to get to know your Jeep, its characteristics and limitations. When I was stock, I would often follow built rigs around TSF/Browns Camp. In my own experience, I've made it through single black diamond trails just by finesse and picking the right line. After some time and experience, you'll discover which direction to throw your money at the Jeep .

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