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post #1 of 39 Old 08-22-2010, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Top 3 must have JK mods?

I've got a '10 Sahara 2dr, manual - stock across the boards. I'm looking for everyone's thoughts on what to do right away before joining a local club and getting into the trails? Thanks for your help....

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post #2 of 39 Old 08-22-2010, 04:43 PM
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Wheel spacers if you plan on keep the stock rims.

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Wheel spacers if you plan on keep the stock rims.
Not trying to hijack thread just curious as to why wheel spacers?
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first and foremost, you should find out if your club requires you to bring anything ie, recovery gear, cb radio, trail flag...
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Not trying to hijack thread just curious as to why wheel spacers?
If you put don't put spacers on the stock rims with larger tires they will rub. And Your sway links will rub too after you lift it.

I think spacers even make a stock JK look good, it sets the tires out where they should be.Gets rid of the mail man jeep effect.

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first and foremost, you should find out if your club requires you to bring anything ie, recovery gear, cb radio, trail flag...
Yeah - I'm working on that list now....but it doesn't comment on any vehicle specific mods - list is more like CB, fire extinguisher, spare tire...etc.
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Well I'd make sure you had good recovery points. I don't think you wanna get your jeep pulled out by it's axle.

Also what type of terrain?
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It all depends on what you are going to use it for. There is no universal "Top 3" list.

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]Well I'd make sure you had good recovery points. [/B] I don't think you wanna get your jeep pulled out by it's axle.

Also what type of terrain?
Most clubs require this......^^

I also agree, no top three, more like top 100.....especially if you count all the little things. Straps, winch, jack, tools(this is easily a 50) and it goes on...

Just start....

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You guys make a great point...Let me elaborate and see if it helps narrow it down. This Jeep is going to be my every day vehicle, but I'd like to be able to double it as a fun weekend trail type car. I don't have specific terrain in mind yet - but last week I went riding through sand dunes and trails and it was awesome....I guess i've got the itch now...just not sure where to start. *Regarding recovery points - I've got what came stock...2 off the front bumber and 1 off the rear.
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evap canister relocation kit, diff covers, and a oil pan skid plate. If you dont ride with a group then a winch would be my next mod.

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evap canister relocation kit, diff covers, and a oil pan skid plate. If you dont ride with a group then a winch would be my next mod.
If he's doing sand and trails, I don't think the armor will help much, especially in the sand.
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first and foremost most clubs require:

front and rear recovery points
cb radio
tow strap (no metal hooks)

after that, put together a recovery/trail tool kit.

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You guys make a great point...Let me elaborate and see if it helps narrow it down. This Jeep is going to be my every day vehicle, but I'd like to be able to double it as a fun weekend trail type car. I don't have specific terrain in mind yet - but last week I went riding through sand dunes and trails and it was awesome....I guess i've got the itch now...just not sure where to start. *Regarding recovery points - I've got what came stock...2 off the front bumber and 1 off the rear.
I go back to my original post. See what the club wants you to have and take it from there. Jeeps are capable out of the box. Go wheeling and see what you think you need. Maybe seat covers and mats if you "really need" to purchase something.
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If he's doing sand and trails, I don't think the armor will help much, especially in the sand.
Sand was just where it started for me...I Live in the midwest now, so my beach exposure will be limited to summer vacation....I guess I don't really have any one type of terrain in mind....too new to have a real clue, but now i'm itching to learn and ride.
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