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post #31 of 41 Old 08-24-2010, 08:57 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?).
A winch.... If you do any off roading! A winch will get you out of trouble, that all the other mod's will get you into.


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post #32 of 41 Old 08-24-2010, 09:01 AM
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do you play on rocks or in the mud? does it see a lot of highway use? ask yourself what the most beneficial thing I can do to my jeep for what I do...

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Get a couple of lockers. One in the front and one in the back. EZ Lockers or Lock Rites or Aussies. Shouldn't be much more than $500. By FAR the best mod. Doesn't make your Jeep look any cooler though.
thats not true hes going to look super cool going places his friends cant hahaha

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post #34 of 41 Old 08-24-2010, 09:27 AM
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Here is my recommendation.

1. SYE and CV Driveshaft will help you get rid of your transfer case drop. You would need adjustable upper CA's if you don't already have them.

or...

2. Aussie Locker for Front Axle and Rock Sliders. You won't notice the locker in 2WD and you don't really have to worry about performance in snow.


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post #35 of 41 Old 08-25-2010, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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Id love lockers but im hesitant due to the fact that im sitting on stock 30/35s and 33's. And why will I need adjustable UCA's if im getting the sye/cv?

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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 #36 of 41 Old 08-25-2010, 07:32 PM
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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.
You're on 33's, open front & back according to your profile. Do you do any wheelin'? If so, build your rig to the trails you use. Some say do the things you "can't see" to make it more trail worthy. Others encourage armor/protection. The right answer for you depends on what you do with it, or what you plan on doing with it.

I'm with MrBlaine on this one and would add, save the money until you KNOW what you want/need. If that cash is burning a hole in your pocket, I can put the fire out... Save the money & get some seat time...
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post #37 of 41 Old 08-25-2010, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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I play in the mud alot, but now that my buddys got a Jeep, we'll be hitting some rocks.

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post #38 of 41 Old 08-25-2010, 08:09 PM
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I play in the mud alot, but now that my buddys got a Jeep, we'll be hitting some rocks.
A Currie Anti-Rock will turn your jeep into an offroading monster.
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post #39 of 41 Old 08-25-2010, 08:24 PM
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And why will I need adjustable UCA's if im getting the sye/cv?
You need at least adjustable rear uppers with a SYE/CV because the rear axle pinion has to be rotated up to be parallel with the driveshaft. You need to be able to lengthen the rear upper arms to do that.
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post #40 of 41 Old 08-25-2010, 09:00 PM
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wow some good info and ideas here to get me itching to spend a little more money.

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post #41 of 41 Old 08-25-2010, 09:07 PM
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replace the rear with a d44 or 8.8
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