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Unread 01-01-2013, 07:42 PM   #1
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So what next? opinions!

allright guys, right now im deployed to afghanistan and im slowly buying parts online and having them sent to my house in AZ (my wife hates me lol). Anyways so far this is what i have and what ive bought

Have-
2004 TJ Rubicon
2 inch old man emu lift
bushwacker cutouts (HATE THEM)
random knick knacks

Bought-
RockHard 4x4 front and rear bumper/ tire carrier
RockHard4x4 Heavy duty frame tie in kit for Tire carrier
Metalcloak Front Arched fenders
Smittybilt molly seat covers
Poison Spyder Dana 44 Dif covers

now, im looking to build a Low CG Jeep crawler and money is coming in at a steady pace(Being deployed). what do yall think is next??

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Unread 01-01-2013, 07:49 PM   #2
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What size tires you have?
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Unread 01-01-2013, 08:08 PM   #3
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MetalCloak rear fenders to match the front would be a good choice. A winch would never hurt. You basically have to take it out and see what problems you run into, that will dictate your mods from where you are now.
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Unread 01-01-2013, 08:15 PM   #4
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285/75 tires, and the rear flares were planned. i was also looking to put 35's on it and 4.88s with a 3.5" lift of some sort. not sure what other "classy" stuff to do before i repaint it
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Unread 01-01-2013, 08:20 PM   #5
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285/75 tires, and the rear flares were planned. i was also looking to put 35's on it and 4.88s with a 3.5" lift of some sort. not sure what other "classy" stuff to do before i repaint it
You could throw a body lift on, stay around 3" of lift, and get the rear fenders and fit 35s nicely
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Unread 01-01-2013, 08:43 PM   #6
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Long answer: 3.5", 35s, and stock fenders might be tight. I would recommend seat time. Most importantly, it is you butt that will be in there, yourself in control, only you will be able to know what you need next. If you slap the lift and tires on, and you feel that you are draging your belly everywhere, then you might need some armor. If you get the 35s and 4.88 and find out you love the new power on the trail and you start getting trail crazy, you might need a cage... For all you know, the current set up will be the exact thing you want. After all, it has more lower of a center of gravity. There is no how to build a jeep book currently otherwise this forum would be useless.

Short answer: winch and gas and friends with same

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Unread 01-02-2013, 12:25 AM   #7
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Long answer: 3.5", 35s, and stock fenders might be tight. I would recommend seat time. Most importantly, it is you butt that will be in there, yourself in control, only you will be able to know what you need next. If you slap the lift and tires on, and you feel that you are draging your belly everywhere, then you might need some armor. If you get the 35s and 4.88 and find out you love the new power on the trail and you start getting trail crazy, you might need a cage... For all you know, the current set up will be the exact thing you want. After all, it has more lower of a center of gravity. There is no how to build a jeep book currently otherwise this forum would be useless.

Short answer: winch and gas and friends with same

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Unread 01-02-2013, 02:41 AM   #8
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Haha! I was in the same boat as you! I got back about 6 months ago but I'm stationed in Germany so parts from 2 years here and 1 there have caused a huge pile of parts to form back in the states! I have a short couple of months here and then my build will start! Stay safe man!
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