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Unread 12-19-2012, 09:23 PM   #1
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A LITTLE Jeep JKU Build up!

Ok so i am 17 and got a jeep from my parents(totally awesome), I love my jeep and really would trade it for another car. My dad bought it new in 2009 for my sister when she turned 17 and now that i am driving we got her a new car and i got the jeep. My dad plows with it(boss plow) and for plowing he decided he wanted a little beefy'er suspension and a leveling kit to get rid of the plow. He put a 2.5 skyjacker leveling kit on it and put on new skyjacker shocks to support the plow. Now that I have it, I just got a Gibson dual metalisha exhuast(not on yet) from Quadratec for a early gift and have procomp 7031 rims and Pro Comp Xtreme All Terrain 35's coming next week that i payed for myself. I love my jeep and already have a Airaid intake, Quadratec Mats(total must have), and LED truck lites on it. I have been slowly trying to mod it so it looks badass but still performs like a daily driver. I am only 17 so any input or advice would be awesome.

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Unread 12-19-2012, 09:28 PM   #2
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Heres some photos-
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Also added some led's. just something fun and inexpensive to do.

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Unread 12-20-2012, 07:36 AM   #3
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looks good congrats on the jeep. just remember to have fun doing all the mods you plan to do because that is half the fun of owning a jeep.

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Unread 12-20-2012, 08:13 AM   #4
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Great looking Jeep and at 17 to boot, all I had was a used 66 GTO (wish I still had it) that a mother-in-law helped pay for me. Looking forward to seeing how your Jeep progresses.
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Congrats on the Jeep, heck i had an old VW bug back then. Like the interior lights. What did you tie them into?
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Unread 12-20-2012, 09:03 AM   #6
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Congrats on the Jeep, heck i had an old VW bug back then. Like the interior lights. What did you tie them into?
Wired to a daystar rocker switch on my switch panel which is wired to my battery. Really easy to do and really cheap.
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Unread 12-20-2012, 11:54 AM   #7
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think with 35"s you will need a regear. You know what gears it has now?
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think with 35"s you will need a regear. You know what gears it has now?
I was thinking i wa going to but I honestly dont know what my gears are. How can i find out?
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if it has open difs. lift a rear tire count the times it takes . mark the tire at 12 oclock. by hand turn the drive line and count the turns it takes to make the tire go around one time. example about 3 turns of the d/l 3:21 almost 4 turns 3:73

BE VERY SURE TO DO THIS SAFELY.
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if it has open difs. lift a rear tire count the times it takes . mark the tire at 12 oclock. by hand turn the drive line and count the turns it takes to make the tire go around one time. example about 3 turns of the d/l 3:21 almost 4 turns 3:73

BE VERY SURE TO DO THIS SAFELY.
My dad believes it has a 3:73.
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My dad believes it has a 3:73.
most people find that with a stick about 4:88 is a good gearing. After you put then on you will have to see if its going to work for you. 35"s are a rather large step in pre 012.
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very nice jeep, great to see a fellow teenager! and one close by at that. any advice needed just ask us. for gearing id go 4.56 or 4.88. gearing is either 3.21 or 3.73 for a sport. if its 3.73 it should be livable until the regear
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If you need to find out anything about your Jeep, like what gears you have, all you have to do is call a dealership, talk to the service department and ask them to look up your VIN. It' will tell them ecxaclty what you have.


Just on point, LED's..... Let's just say I can tell your 17.
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If you need to find out anything about your Jeep, like what gears you have, all you have to do is call a dealership, talk to the service department and ask them to look up your VIN. It' will tell them ecxaclty what you have.

Just on point, LED's..... Let's just say I can tell your 17.
Ahahahahahaha yea. Its a cheap mod.
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Unread 12-21-2012, 09:24 AM   #15
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The blue makes my eyes hurt..... I can tell I'm getting older haha

With those 35s I would consider regearing as others said. If you intend to wheel a lot lockers for the differentials could be a good choice as well (can be done same time as regear). These are not cheap mods and if you aren't familiar with differential replacement I would have it done. Drivetrain is one area you don't want to just slap it together and go with it.

Otherwise you got the lift and tires on the way: Everything else would depend on your taste in looks and how you intend to offroad.

I totally saw your first picture and thought you wre talking about the ATV
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