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post #1 of 41 Old 08-20-2010, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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Best upgrade $500?

What do you guys think is the best upgrade I can get for wheeling for around $500? I was thinkin sliders and a stinger, or a winch, maybe a sye/cv (need but does it improve anything?).


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[QUOTE =inglisleslie;11598716]we only care about 4BT...jeep is run by slow people now who like plastic everything [/QUOTE]
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post #2 of 41 Old 08-20-2010, 11:50 PM
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I would do the latter so you don't have to add it when you do a future lift.
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Latter? And i already have a 4in lift. I may just save up and get the RC LA upgrade.

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I'd suggest armoring up. Protect your rig, you won't be as nervous about breaking stuff, and you will push yourself and your rig harder and learn more. As the old saying goes, the most efficient performance booster is to tighten the nut behind the wheel! lol

Pick up some rock sliders for your rockers, a belly-up kit, engine skids, etcetera.

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rock sliders and a aussie front locker added protection and added traction

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post #7 of 41 Old 08-21-2010, 08:02 AM
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I agree.. Skid Row Off Road Engine/Trans Skid and Rock Sliders.. Maybe a little more than $500, but not by much.. Well worth that investment as I have seen what happens to oil pans without protection!!
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aussie locker $250, steering skid $50, 1 inch mml to hopefully get rid of your tcase drop $50, and if you dont have disco's get some jks quickers for $125.

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post #9 of 41 Old 08-21-2010, 08:28 AM
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What do you guys think is the best upgrade I can get for wheeling for around $500? I was thinkin sliders and a stinger, or a winch, maybe a sye/cv (need but does it improve anything?).
Keep the 500 in your pocket and add some to it for the eventuality of replacing some exhaust, control arms, driveshaft, and transfer case bits.

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post #10 of 41 Old 08-21-2010, 09:31 AM
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I love my currie steering, perhaps upgrade to that then save the rest of the cash towards you next project.

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Aussie front, then SYE.

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Cage first. It does not have to be a full custom competition ready cage but the stock sport bar sucks without some additional support.
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Cage first. It does not have to be a full custom competition ready cage but the stock sport bar sucks without some additional support.
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post #14 of 41 Old 08-21-2010, 10:55 AM
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I think it all depends on what you do with your jeep. I would say get rid of the T-case drop for sure(MML). Sway bar discos are also a plus and pretty cheap. You can do both of those for around $100. I'd use the rest for some sliders, or skids. But the SYE might not be a bad idea.
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post #15 of 41 Old 08-21-2010, 11:56 AM
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definitly get rid of the t-case drop. I would do an SYE/cv driveshaft and then next time you have money saved up go for a high clearance skid
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