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Unread 08-22-2012, 03:54 PM   #1
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Advice on next mod.

Ok guys. Here's the rig. Say you have about 350 bucks to spend, what is one of the first mods you do to it? Doesn't matter if it's cosmetic, useful or just plain dumb lol. Here are a few specs for the build as of right now. Don't be too harsh on me. I've only owned it about 2 months and i know it still needs quite a bit of work.

Specs: Front D30 - Rear D35 - 4.10 gears - 5 speed - 2.5L - 33x12.5's - 15x10 wheels - 4 inch RC lift - HD steering kit -

That's all I can think of at the moment. I have been considering the Currie Anti-Rock, or an Aussie Locker. What are your opinions on which of these to do first as well?

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Unread 08-22-2012, 04:40 PM   #2
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anti-rock is a great upgrade and will be on your jeep for the rest of its life
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Unread 08-22-2012, 04:43 PM   #3
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Save your money until you can afford 4.88s.
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Unread 08-22-2012, 04:46 PM   #4
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I would save your 350 or so, wait till you have some more cash and get rid of the turdyfive.
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Unread 08-22-2012, 05:36 PM   #5
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I'm with long tooth. Just got rid of my 35, and I'm breathing easier.
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Unread 08-22-2012, 05:43 PM   #6
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I would do maintenance, fluid changes, tune up, bushings, brakes , etc. since you just got her.
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Unread 08-22-2012, 05:45 PM   #7
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should be able to get a 4.10 8.8 with the brackets for around $350
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Unread 08-22-2012, 05:45 PM   #8
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junkyard Ford Explorer 8.8 with 4.10s & LSD (~$100) and a bracket kit ($225), and half a tank of gasoline ($25).
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Unread 08-22-2012, 05:58 PM   #9
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Put some skids underneath and wheel it.

What you want to do after that will be evident.
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Unread 08-22-2012, 06:06 PM   #10
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You guys are probably right, wheeling isn't fun when you're constantly worried about a fragile as glass rear end. Now to motivate myself and find time to pull the rear end out. She's my DD, just traded a beat up 99 mustang gt for her. It's an 01 with only 50,000 miles so I'm thinking I got a pretty decent deal
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Unread 08-22-2012, 06:07 PM   #11
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Both of the things you listed would be nice. Also if you saved a little more and did a good winch setup that could save you later.
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Unread 08-22-2012, 06:24 PM   #12
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I'll agree with anyone who said, more armor. You don't need it, until you really need it, and then if you don't have it...just ask my recently creased rocker panel. Very minor, but still...rocker guards just went to the top of my list.
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Unread 08-22-2012, 06:25 PM   #13
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I personally think a winch is one of the best investments any offroader can make. Regardless of how built you are, at some point you will get stuck. But I don't think $350 will buy one that is of decent quality.
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Unread 08-22-2012, 07:28 PM   #14
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Do you have a Factory Service Manual (FSM)?...
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