Can you give me some feed back on my current mod plan? - Page 2 - JeepForum.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #16 of 52 Old 04-21-2010, 07:59 AM
mattman8706
Web Wheeler
 
mattman8706's Avatar
2009 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Lawrence, KS
Posts: 4,557
Quote:
Originally Posted by lotus03 View Post
Anyone know anything about Fabtech 5 Crawler System?

looks wild
that lift is a lot of money.

I had a friend that ran a fabtech lift on his truck and he hated it (and spent a ton of money on it)


If you want radius arms I would suggest rubicon express. They are tried and true and the price is a little bit easier to swallow.

mattman8706 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #17 of 52 Old 04-21-2010, 08:10 AM
N2rock
Registered User
 
N2rock's Avatar
2007 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Sugar Land, TX
Posts: 7,078
Quote:
Originally Posted by lotus03 View Post

1) Mickey Thompson Sidebiter Wheels - size 17x9 has 4.5 back spacing
2) Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ Radial 5290 - LT305/70R18 - 35X12.50R18 - 12.2 section width - load range E
or Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ Radial 5275 - LT315/70R17 - 35X12.50R17 - 11.9 section width - load range D
Just pointing out (and you may have already noticed)- the first tire size you listed is for an 18" wheel. The 2nd size is for a 17" wheel. The wheel you listed in #1 is a 17".

35" with 5.13 gears, automatic, is what I'm running now. I originally had 4.10 gears- it wasn't horrible. And I waited a full year before re-gearing. But now that I am re-geared, I recommend it.

for details and info on our JK's, check out http://n2rock.com

His: '07 Unlimited X, Jeep Green, Hardtop, auto, 5.13, 2.5" RC lift and too many mods to list

Hers: '08 X Red Rock, soft top, auto. Bunch of mods

Quote:
Originally Posted by tlgraham View Post
If you made a snuggy out of a Shamwow, ....would you have to get up off the couch to pee?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deepskyy View Post
At this point if Obama tried to move a little to the right, he would trip over Stalin's corpse.
N2rock is offline  
post #18 of 52 Old 04-21-2010, 08:30 AM
juiceparn
Registered User
2007 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Quincy, IL
Posts: 733
Go do some wheeling stock! You never know how well you'll do stock until you try. "wheeling" is a subjective term and means many different things to many different people. You may end up wanting to do more than you think now or if you're like me, you're mod list may shrink once you realize what your Jeep can do already. I wanted to lock both axles and go an inch higher for lift but I haven't needed either for 95% of the wheeling I do. A simple BB and some bigger tires for clearance (especially the 4 door) can take you places older open diff jeeps just couldn't get. The BLD is an amazing feature and can be a great poor man's locker if you learn how to use it. My point is , go find out the weaknesses of YOUR jeep, doing the wheeling YOU do. Like these guys have said over and over buy what you want or need 1 time and do it right.

07 JK 4DR 3.5" Rubicon Express, C gussets, Front XHD stubby, winch, Taboo Customs rear bumper with tire carrier, Taboo Customs Rock sliders.
juiceparn is offline  
post #19 of 52 Old 04-21-2010, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
lotus03
Registered User
2009 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 75
I've been researching pretty hard and even pulled a couple all nighters. My head is gonna explode...I read that Off Road Evolution is coming out with the EVO Enforcer Suspension System. It's a basic suspension system with 3.5″ of lift. It has King shocks and might be a sweet way to start the process for me. I can do this lift and then put on the 35's and wheels and re gear to 5.13 and I've been reading that with a 3.5 inch lift I'll need a new rear driveshaft also. Naturally have to determine how that MBRP muffler fits in there too. I can picture the Jeep in my head looking all nice and performing well.
lotus03 is offline  
post #20 of 52 Old 04-22-2010, 01:35 AM
No_Return
Registered User
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,127
If you are really worried about clearing the Garage door just Move. OK I'm Just Kidding.

Flat Fenders and 33" MT tires and Optional .75" - 1.5" leveling kit up front is starting to become a popular option and if that won't fit under your door WOW it must be under 6'-2".

In all of your mods I did not see any mention for Skid Plates / armor. I'd make ROCK Rails #1 before anything else including tires. Only cost $200 - $700 and will save you several thousand in Body damage. Mine have taken several hard hits and so far still look almost new.

It only takes getting stuck on a (rock, tree stump, high centered on hard dirt etc) ONCE to seriously funk up your body and ruin your day, week, month.

Tires & Wheels Lift Kits ... Listen to N2ROCK and MATTMAN... They have both tried a lot of stuff and have Nice Jeeps.

My Rubicon is mostly Stock for now only because until I break or wear out something I tend not to replace it. Call me a cheepskate.

One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes a revolution in order to establish a dictatorship. - Orwell
No_Return is offline  
post #21 of 52 Old 04-22-2010, 01:55 AM Thread Starter
lotus03
Registered User
2009 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 75
thanks... I appreciate everyones comments
lotus03 is offline  
post #22 of 52 Old 04-22-2010, 06:47 AM Thread Starter
lotus03
Registered User
2009 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 75
My "living" first phase mod plan updated

for my stock 2009 2 door JK (s package) deepwater blue with 6000 miles.

1) EVO Enforcer Suspension System - this is basic suspension with 3.5 inch lift

2) Mickey Thompson Sidebiter Wheels - size 17x9 has 4.5 back spacing

3) Nitto trail grappler 35x12.50R17LT E 121Q 205-730 21.0 34.84 13.19 8.5-(10.0)-11.0 3195@65 596

4) MBRP exhaust S5518 Black off road tail pipe, muffler before axle

5) re-gear from 3.73 to 5.13 purchase Front and Rear Gears & Overhaul Kit Package

6) install rear drive shaft

Not sure if I need/should get:

A) JKS adjustable trackbars front & rear
B) JKS quick discos Front
C) front & rear lower control arms

Rock On!
lotus03 is offline  
post #23 of 52 Old 04-22-2010, 07:41 AM
N2rock
Registered User
 
N2rock's Avatar
2007 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Sugar Land, TX
Posts: 7,078
Comment about the driveshafts. The front driveshaft typically needs replaced before the front. If you think about it, the front is the shorter driveshaft. So as you lift, it is the one that gets the worst angle. Not saying that you won't need to replace the rear, it just won't be as critical as the front. I know guys that have done 3.5" lift and not need to replace the rear.

for details and info on our JK's, check out http://n2rock.com

His: '07 Unlimited X, Jeep Green, Hardtop, auto, 5.13, 2.5" RC lift and too many mods to list

Hers: '08 X Red Rock, soft top, auto. Bunch of mods

Quote:
Originally Posted by tlgraham View Post
If you made a snuggy out of a Shamwow, ....would you have to get up off the couch to pee?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deepskyy View Post
At this point if Obama tried to move a little to the right, he would trip over Stalin's corpse.
N2rock is offline  
post #24 of 52 Old 04-23-2010, 05:22 AM Thread Starter
lotus03
Registered User
2009 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 75
noticed that there isnt a general consensus on the 2dr - one vendor told me that rear drive shaft is recommended

also control arms is all over the map - it may be best just to get all of them and not worry about the debate anymore
lotus03 is offline  
post #25 of 52 Old 04-23-2010, 07:33 AM
N2rock
Registered User
 
N2rock's Avatar
2007 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Sugar Land, TX
Posts: 7,078
Quote:
Originally Posted by lotus03 View Post
noticed that there isnt a general consensus on the 2dr - one vendor told me that rear drive shaft is recommended

also control arms is all over the map - it may be best just to get all of them and not worry about the debate anymore
That would definitely be "doing it right the first time, no questions". If budget is not an issue, I would definitely just do it all at once and never think twice about it.

for details and info on our JK's, check out http://n2rock.com

His: '07 Unlimited X, Jeep Green, Hardtop, auto, 5.13, 2.5" RC lift and too many mods to list

Hers: '08 X Red Rock, soft top, auto. Bunch of mods

Quote:
Originally Posted by tlgraham View Post
If you made a snuggy out of a Shamwow, ....would you have to get up off the couch to pee?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deepskyy View Post
At this point if Obama tried to move a little to the right, he would trip over Stalin's corpse.
N2rock is offline  
post #26 of 52 Old 04-23-2010, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
lotus03
Registered User
2009 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 75
thanks a lot

should I ask my mechanic of choice if they warranty their work - for example the re-gear
lotus03 is offline  
post #27 of 52 Old 04-23-2010, 09:44 AM
N2rock
Registered User
 
N2rock's Avatar
2007 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Sugar Land, TX
Posts: 7,078
Quote:
Originally Posted by lotus03 View Post
thanks a lot

should I ask my mechanic of choice if they warranty their work - for example the re-gear
Re-gearing. Most shops will only warranty for the length that the gear manufacturer warrants the gears. And the gear manufacturers typically do like 60 or 90 days on the gears. The shops typically won't warranty beyond that because if the gear fails (from a manufacturer defect) beyond that period, then the shop is stuck footing the bill for new gears.

for details and info on our JK's, check out http://n2rock.com

His: '07 Unlimited X, Jeep Green, Hardtop, auto, 5.13, 2.5" RC lift and too many mods to list

Hers: '08 X Red Rock, soft top, auto. Bunch of mods

Quote:
Originally Posted by tlgraham View Post
If you made a snuggy out of a Shamwow, ....would you have to get up off the couch to pee?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deepskyy View Post
At this point if Obama tried to move a little to the right, he would trip over Stalin's corpse.
N2rock is offline  
post #28 of 52 Old 04-23-2010, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
lotus03
Registered User
2009 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 75
My "living" first phase mod plan updated

stock 2009 2 door JK (s package) deepwater blue with 6000 miles.

1) EVO Enforcer 2.5 (w/ 2.5" Diameter EVO SPEC King Remote Reservoir Shocks)(this is 3.5" lift)

a) EVO Plush Coils combined with EVO SPEC 2.5" with Reservoir Shocks
b) Front Adjustable Lower Control Arms
c) Rear Roll Center correction trackbar bracket
d) Brake line Extensions
e) Front and Rear Bump stop Extension


2) Keep Stock wheels - 17"x7.5" - coat & paint them

3) Nitto trail grappler 35x12.50R17LT E 121Q 205-730 21.0 34.84 13.19 8.5-(10.0)-11.0 3195@65 596

4) MBRP exhaust S5518 Black off road tail pipe, muffler before axle

5) re-gear from 3.73 to 5.13 – purchase Front and Rear Gears & Overhaul Kit Package

6) JKS rear upper control arms

7) JKS adjustable trackbars Front

8) JKS Rear Trackbar Brace

9) Tom Woods 1310 front & rear drive shafts (considering)

10) Spidertrax spacers (possibly..need to confirm)

Rock On!

Last edited by lotus03; 04-23-2010 at 02:12 PM. Reason: newbie
lotus03 is offline  
post #29 of 52 Old 04-23-2010, 01:43 PM
N2rock
Registered User
 
N2rock's Avatar
2007 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Sugar Land, TX
Posts: 7,078
pretty sweet grocery list there! I would be happy with that

for details and info on our JK's, check out http://n2rock.com

His: '07 Unlimited X, Jeep Green, Hardtop, auto, 5.13, 2.5" RC lift and too many mods to list

Hers: '08 X Red Rock, soft top, auto. Bunch of mods

Quote:
Originally Posted by tlgraham View Post
If you made a snuggy out of a Shamwow, ....would you have to get up off the couch to pee?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deepskyy View Post
At this point if Obama tried to move a little to the right, he would trip over Stalin's corpse.
N2rock is offline  
post #30 of 52 Old 04-23-2010, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
lotus03
Registered User
2009 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 75
thanks man

forgot about spacers cause im gonna use the stock wheels

Last edited by lotus03; 04-23-2010 at 02:48 PM.
lotus03 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Feed Back Please on Pro Comp Tires 33x12.50 ROADDOG516 YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 2 09-12-2009 11:58 PM
Feed back on Long Arm kits jayburd8 JK Wrangler Technical Forum 6 02-03-2009 05:17 PM
Crazy Lifts I want one and need feed back XJ Rocker TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 46 05-03-2008 11:49 AM
I might buy a YJ need feed back 99wjman YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 8 07-04-2006 04:05 AM
Any body done this that has feed back 87YJerryRig YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 4 09-22-2004 11:16 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome