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Unread 02-11-2008, 05:04 PM   #1
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Since we have a worst mods, how about absolute best mods ever put on!!

I was just curious about some of the best mods you ever put on. Not complete builds but what did you put on that just made you grin ear to ear? Lockers, quick disconnects, tires, winches, stuff like that. I think the worst mods help us stay away from things that are junk and not worthwhile, but lets see what direction we should look. Thanks all.

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Unread 02-11-2008, 05:14 PM   #2
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Ok, I'll kick this off...

1) Converting the OE Dana 35c rear axle to a Dana 44
2) Converting from front and rear Detroit Truetracs to a rear Detroit Locker and front No-Slip locker
3) Converting from the 5-speed AX-15 transmission to the 32RH automatic transmission
4) On-board air York-based compressor system
5) Hand throttle

All of those, except for the recently completed transmission conversion, were done years ago yet they still make me grin from ear to ear.

I shouldn't leave out converting the front axleshafts and hubs to Warn's hardened chromolly axleshafts and manual hubs, and the Alloy USA chromolly rear D44 axleshafts which help the TJ axles survive the rocks. Other stuff like the RE 4.5" long-arm suspension is great but it's the first four items that made a huge impact on everything and makes me grin every day about them.
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Unread 02-11-2008, 05:25 PM   #3
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I've done a lot of armor, CrMo shafts, etc., but this one gave me the most peace of mind, since my sons are often riding with me:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/rear-seat-headrest-mod-write-up-418613/
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Unread 02-11-2008, 05:28 PM   #4
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My hand throttle has been one of the most useful mods I've done to my TJ

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Love 'em and leave 'em, eh? Once she was beloved, now she doesn't even make the top five

BTW, I love my hand throttle. Lifts will come and go, axles will be swapped, but I will never forget my little lever.
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Unread 02-11-2008, 05:32 PM   #5
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Getting a safari top.
Lockers.
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1) Flat transfer case skid combined with engine skid.
2) Rockers

Would be my bumper but I hit the deer 3 weeks too early.
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Unread 02-11-2008, 05:36 PM   #7
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Winch.

But not for the obvious reasons, there have been many times on an outing that the group may of had to turn back because we were not certain that the entire group could make it back over a section of the trail if we went down it (like a steep decent on a slick surface with no bypass on the way in, meaning we would have to come up on the way out). Some sections of trail you cannot just use a towstrap to pull someone up. With the winch we can confidently push further, and if a Jeep cannot make it, I have the winch as insurance. It only takes one real use to pay for itself.
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Unread 02-11-2008, 05:50 PM   #8
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Love 'em and leave 'em, eh? Once she was beloved, now she doesn't even make the top five

BTW, I love my hand throttle. Lifts will come and go, axles will be swapped, but I will never forget my little lever.
Oops yeah thanks, that was a serious brain fart on my part... it's now in the top five where it belongs. I had to remove it to install the new auto tranny but it's going back in soon.
Yep it'll be still useful even with an auto tranny.
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Unread 02-11-2008, 05:53 PM   #9
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My trusty mile marker winch, i have used it at least 200 times never failed.
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Lockers, I've been able to go farther and tackle more obsticles. for peace of mind it's been the rockhard4x4 cage
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Unread 02-11-2008, 06:34 PM   #11
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I'm new so... Headlight Bezels!
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Unread 02-11-2008, 06:45 PM   #12
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Mjstranz which mile marker winch do you have? Have you ever had and voltage or heat issues with it. I want to get a winch and their pricing is attractive.

Jerry Your rig sounds like one hell of a purpose built monster. I have not seen anyone use a hand throttle in person, it sounds pretty cool though.

Thanks for the posts guys.
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Unread 02-11-2008, 06:47 PM   #13
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Currie HP9's, awesome strength and my drive lines love me for them.
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Unread 02-11-2008, 06:52 PM   #14
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I'm new so... Headlight Bezels!
theres nothing wrong with headlight bezels, i got em too, but by far my best mod is my halogen reverse lights, followed by the clutch kill switch, simple, easy, and it pays for it self in the longrun
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not much still a newbie, but i would have to say that the best mod so far is my BB and BL making room for my 33's BFG M/T that will be getting next week.
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