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Unread 09-24-2010, 11:45 AM   #1
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Planned mods - any expert comments?

Well having had my 10 Sahara 2 door for 3 weeks I've finally decided on my first list of mods. I'm new to the JK life so would be interested in any thoughts from the experts if you think that I'm being stoopid. It's a six speed with the 3.73 and limited slip.

Mopar black sill guards
Mopar black fuel door
Delta quad bar headlights
Real Wheels light guards - tail, side, signal
Rugged Ridge modular winch mount bumper, standard ends and hoop.
Warn M8000
Teraflex 1" Coil spacers (to offset the winch / bumper)
PIAA 520 SMR lights
MBRP 409 cat back exhaust
Superchips Flashpaq
Volant CAI (yes, I know, but with a flashpaq and exhaust, it stands a better chance of helping)
Pro Comp 7031 16x8 wheels
BFG T/A KOs 285/75/R16 (D load rating)
Mopar slush mats

Decided not to do a lift just yet as the Jeep is brand new.

Couple of quick questions on the winch - anyone know whether I can mount the solenoid to the winch with the light hoop in place on the bumper, or alternately if I can mount anywhere in hte engine bay without replacing cables?

The car is my DD, will need to do some fairly serious back road driving in winter weather and will see some light wheeling.

So what do you think - do I get a passing grade for my first set of JK mods?

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Unread 09-24-2010, 12:51 PM   #2
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Hey man you should look a metalcloak bumpers. They are sick looking, indestructible and made in the U.S
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Unread 09-24-2010, 01:04 PM   #3
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Welcome....

The only item that may need adjustment is the headlights, you will get a better bang for your buck here:Daniel Stern Lighting Consultancy and Supply

I mounted my solenoid box remotely on my last Jeep, you will need to extend the wiring.(but it looks better imo)
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Unread 09-24-2010, 02:16 PM   #4
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x2 on the Daniel Stern Lighting...put them in mine and they are great
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Unread 09-24-2010, 02:30 PM   #5
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It all looks fine except for the MBRP 409 cat back exhaust and Volant CAI. If it were me I wouldn’t waste my money on those products. Just drive somewhat aggressively for a few thousand miles (around 3000 to be exact) and your engine will get magically more powerful. It’s the little engine that could/can. Just be patient and you’ll see.
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Unread 09-24-2010, 06:31 PM   #6
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It all looks fine except for the MBRP 409 cat back exhaust and Volant CAI. If it were me I wouldn’t waste my money on those products. Just drive somewhat aggressively for a few thousand miles (around 3000 to be exact) and your engine will get magically more powerful. It’s the little engine that could/can. Just be patient and you’ll see.
I believe it! Got 4300 on her now and it seemed like one day (probably around 3K) she just decided to run better. Mileage is better, power seems better...maybe just me! YMMV
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Unread 09-24-2010, 06:42 PM   #7
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I don’t think it’s just you. Most people will agree that that’s what happens. I know for a fact it happened to mine. Too bad it just doesn’t drive like that right off the lot.
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Unread 09-24-2010, 07:09 PM   #8
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I wish mine drove better now than it did when new...but I have modded the heck out of it without changing gears so...that probably explains it...got a flashpaq today, so maybe that will help...

to the OP, I personally would not waste money on the CAI, from everything I have read it doesn't do much...however, if you like it, it is your Jeep

I have a slightly differing opinion on the MBRP exhaust, I believe RIPP Mods, who makes a supercharger for the JK, says that exhaust is the only one that make any appreciable power gains on the stock motor and that is why they recommend it for their S/C kit...I think they have dyno charts to prove it, but I am not sure...they are sponsors on another aboard I am a member of...but you can google 'em...
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Unread 09-24-2010, 07:31 PM   #9
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Thanks for the comments guys. I e-mailed Daniel Stern and already got an extremely helpful reply back - amazing customer service, never mind the helpful advice. He's also pointing me away from the PIAAs, so may have some better options there as well. Looks like I am restricted to the factory wiring as I have a Canadian vehicle and need to run DRLs, but will still end up with a better product.

I am fairly local to MBRP up here in Canada and have seen (and heard) a few of their installs. I've read some good reviews and seen some good dyno results (although we all know that ain't real world), and heck - it sounds good so I'm fairly sold on that . I will need to reprogram for the larger tires so have an excuse to buy the Flashpaq, and I figured that if I am doing exhaust and computer then the CAI will make the largest difference that it's going to - I do agree that it's almost pointless on its own. Volant seems to be the best of the bunch in terms of quality so for the sake of a little more.... Haven't heard a Volant / MBRP combo so if anyone does have that sound anywhere I would be interested - rumble is good, whine not so much!

The wife has had her JKU for nearly three years and all it's cost me is a custom spare tire cover, I've had mine three weeks and suddenly I'm another $5k in the hole - I think I'm going to like this JK thing
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Unread 09-24-2010, 07:35 PM   #10
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Thanks for the comments guys. I e-mailed Daniel Stern and already got an extremely helpful reply back - amazing customer service, never mind the helpful advice. He's also pointing me away from the PIAAs, so may have some better options there as well. Looks like I am restricted to the factory wiring as I have a Canadian vehicle and need to run DRLs, but will still end up with a better product.

I am fairly local to MBRP up here in Canada and have seen (and heard) a few of their installs. I've read some good reviews and seen some good dyno results (although we all know that ain't real world), and heck - it sounds good so I'm fairly sold on that . I will need to reprogram for the larger tires so have an excuse to buy the Flashpaq, and I figured that if I am doing exhaust and computer then the CAI will make the largest difference that it's going to - I do agree that it's almost pointless on its own. Volant seems to be the best of the bunch in terms of quality so for the sake of a little more.... Haven't heard a Volant / MBRP combo so if anyone does have that sound anywhere I would be interested - rumble is good, whine not so much!

The wife has had her JKU for nearly three years and all it's cost me is a custom spare tire cover, I've had mine three weeks and suddenly I'm another $5k in the hole - I think I'm going to like this JK thing
Ahh...you have caught the mod bug....

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Unread 09-24-2010, 08:02 PM   #11
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Unread 09-25-2010, 06:57 PM   #12
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Take a look at the 2007-2010 Jeep JK 2.5" Suspension Lift Kit with shock relocation brackets by Rough Country for Price: $139.95, it is just a coil spacer lift that includes shock mount move, but will give that baby a nice level strong stance for cheap. You don't need shocks or have to move drive shaft or anything else. If your doing a spacer raise anyway, why not do a spacer raise that will give you the most lift and performance w/o any modification? Another option is the Leveling Kit by Teraflex by 4wd that gives you 2 inches in the front, and one in the back, but doesn't relocate shocks, but again is just a spacer lift that will give you more lift w/o any other mods. The difference being that rough country one is about the same, but puts in the shock mount extender for free basically. I honestly think you will be more happy with your choice, the jeep will look a lot stouter just with that inch.

Go talk to your local dealership before you mess with air intake or exhaust or adding a chip. I know they aren't supposed too but that can mess with your warranty. Just go down there and ask about it.

This is the 4wd teraflex 2 inchs in front 1 rear, the rough country one even looks a little better.



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