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Unread 08-26-2010, 08:54 AM   #31
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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.
There are dunes close to St Louis?

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Unread 08-26-2010, 09:02 AM   #32
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Does anyone know where I can find a detailed list of what comes stock on the '10 Sahara? The web site just lists the basic features....I'm going to do my homework to understand what all of these add-ons can offer, but would love to know what I'm upgrading from...or adding to.
I found a link on Jeeps website that you can email them with your VIN and they will send you the build sheet. I thought I was running 3.07 gears and found out they where 3.73, not too shabby
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Unread 08-26-2010, 11:11 AM   #33
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What exactly are you looking for?

The biggest issue for a Sahara would be the tires. They come with a more timid Street type all terrain tire. If you want an example of what not to do, find the thread where a Dad's son get stuck in the mud and asks for help. To go on more serious terrrain you will want a more aggressive tire.
I have to agree with Vin on this one. My Sahara has the 18" rims. If you wanna save some $$ in the future get the smaller rims. The number of choices have increased for the 18"'s but the $$ are much more.
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Unread 08-27-2010, 04:48 PM   #34
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There are dunes close to St Louis?
haha...no...i drove out to the Outer Banks, NC.
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Unread 08-27-2010, 05:00 PM   #35
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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.
Agree with Warlord, Oil Pan is very exposed. Same with evap canister. Also recovery gear and fire extinguisher is a must

Cant go wrong with Zip ties and Duct tape either - not really a mod, but itll come in handy
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Unread 08-27-2010, 05:39 PM   #36
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I have to agree with Vin on this one. My Sahara has the 18" rims. If you wanna save some $$ in the future get the smaller rims. The number of choices have increased for the 18"'s but the $$ are much more.
You can find 18" for $$? I thought they were more like $$$...
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Unread 02-19-2013, 07:34 PM   #37
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Wassup guys, I just got a 2013 wrangler sport and I'm new to the jeep world. I want to start slow with the mods because of money. I wanted to get some ideas from you all on what I should do to get that beefier look and feel from my jeep without breaking the bank. In the future I will be doing more serious mods, but now starting small. Plan on using it as my daily driver and some small trail runs.
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Unread 02-20-2013, 01:11 PM   #38
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Do nothing to the Jeep. Just go and keep an eye out for tips, suggestions and what works in your environs.


No need to go out right away buying 35" rubber, 4" lift and giant chrome wheels.


Personally, I know that the Sahara comes stock with front & rear recovery points so, no need to buy anything there. Second of all, they also have those 18" Duelers? Those can be aired down to 18-25lb.

Since you have an X / Sport, having elementary & basic recovery gear is sufficient for now.

So, if anything; buy some decent latch-down straps to secure your cooler, toolboxes & gear etc. Buy a decent snatch rope if you get stuck (you probably will), buy a decent CB (I use the Cobra 75) because it's nice to know what's going on once you get into the sticks and you can't see.

Ask questions and certainly ask for help and advise from guys who are veterans and know their stuff and not the "yeehaw, extreeeeme!!!" jackwads. Those guys will get you into their trouble. (do a few Jeep events and you'll locate those dudes right away. Typically ending in crushed axles, roll overs, late night dark recovery operations, beer fights, drunk girlfriends blah blah.) Be safe, Tread Lightly and be a steward of the trail.

Speaking of that: Buy a litter kit & a spill kit. Clean up beer cans/bottles and trash from the woods. We all have to be better stewards of the forest or these "enlightened know-it-all nannies" will take our forest usage away.


Just go out there. You will realize that your stock Sport Jeep (especially if a guy has a Sahara with 3:73 gears and Trak-Loc) is more capable that you are.
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Unread 02-21-2013, 12:57 PM   #39
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A lot of people are suggesting things that I would say are good to get as you get more experienced.

As you are 1) just starting out and 2) wheeling with experienced people, then realistically you don't need a winch, a recovery kit (apart from a pair of gloves which is a good idea regardless), etc...the experienced folks in the group already have all of that. We have experienced jeepers in our club that forego getting a winch because so many others have it that they'd rather spend the money on something they know they will use.

The things you can't "borrow":

More aggressive tires...the stock tires are going to be your biggest weakness.
As others have said - an evaporation cannister skid plate. The location is just too exposed.

After that, hit the trails and see what you think. You may decide that you'd rather been a mall crawler rather than rock, and will want to adjust your plans accordingly. A good group of wheelers should be looking out for you - choosing trails that aren't going to tear up your vehicle and will be fun.
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