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Walters416 07-11-2013 09:50 AM

Cj5 upgrade...help?
 
I recently bought a 79 Cj-5 and I would like to make it into a rock crawler/show jeep. Can anyone help out with some upgrade advise? I already have a lift but that is it.

LS1CJ5 07-11-2013 07:08 PM

First thing I did to mine and all my new to me rides is get the maintenance done. Fix the safety stuff, get it reliable and fun to drive. A base line. That's if it's a daily driver and a toy. If it's just a toy. Then comes the roll cage, rims & tires more horse power, winch, stereo, speakers, lights, more lights....

Get a specific goal, make sure they don't conflict. Like hard core rock crawler and good gas mileage work commuter. Make a list, kind of price it out then go for it.

A Jeep is almost endless when it comes to upgrades.

LeePrather 07-11-2013 09:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Walters416
I recently bought a 79 Cj-5 and I would like to make it into a rock crawler/show jeep. Can anyone help out with some upgrade advise? I already have a lift but that is it.

A) just empty every pocket

CSP 07-11-2013 09:40 PM

Your average rock crawler that gets used in the rocks won't make much of a show vehicle. Mine looks pretty good from 20ft away, but then you start to see all of the scratches,dents, torn metal, etc.

Which do you really want, crawler or show pony?

lucdog 07-11-2013 09:58 PM

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Your average rock crawler that gets used in the rocks won't make much of a show vehicle. Mine looks pretty good from 20ft away, but then you start to see all of the scratches,dents, torn metal, etc.

Which do you really want, crawler or show pony?

I couldn't agree more.

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Moab 2010 caused by on its side.


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Numerous incidents with trees and rocks. BTW, that's my 81 yo dad in the passenger seat.

Bill

Walters416 07-12-2013 09:43 AM

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Originally Posted by LeePrather (Post 15668006)
A) just empty every pocket

I have this sticker on my dash!

Walters416 07-12-2013 09:47 AM

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Originally Posted by CSP (Post 15668019)
Your average rock crawler that gets used in the rocks won't make much of a show vehicle. Mine looks pretty good from 20ft away, but then you start to see all of the scratches,dents, torn metal, etc.

Which do you really want, crawler or show pony?

Something like this.

Walters416 07-12-2013 09:57 AM

But a nicer jeep ;-)

Walters416 07-12-2013 10:07 AM

I have it everything fixed up inside and out but I need bumpers and not sure what I have to do underneath to make it do what the jeep above is doing.


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