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Old 06-01-2009, 01:22 AM   #1
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Hi, I have had my Jeep for 5 years. I rarely use it, for it has been in the shop so frequently. WELL...hopefully this summer, it will go better, the four wheel drive is finally up and running, so I can use it for what I bought it for. Four wheeling on the beach. I live at the beach, and this is just my joy ride, purely recreational. Now that the 4 wheel drive is working, my old dry rotted tires need to be replaced soon. I am saving money for new tires, and I dont know what I am going to get yet. I wish I could find some mud tires that would fit my rims for 500 or less. I just want off road tires, for that is all I really want it for. I dont know what size to get. I hope in here I get some feedback as to what size to get. I think I will go take a picture of her tomorrow, so I can post the before and after pictures as I make changes. How much does it cost to have a 2 inch body lift installed? I may do that this fall, or maybe next spring, as long as she keeps running ok with no other needs. I put a 97 transmission in her, entire brake system replaced, various other repairs I cant remember...I just know I was towed to the shop, and 400 bucks later she was running again (2 months ago)... I have installed, myself, a 170 watt Cobalt Orion Amp, with Rockford F Punch truck speakers, and a new (low end) reciever. I didnt go all out on my reciever because I am worried about theft. I can remove my speakers when not in use, but radio... my amp is removable as well, however, I think I am going to try to bolt it somwhere in my jeep (under pass seat?) any suggestions...out of site out of mind from quick stealing theives. Well that is all about my Jeep. I guess I'll post the only picture I have of it for now...but will add more later once I start modifying it.
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:50 AM   #2
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Good Morning. Hope you got your "bugs" worked out of that jeep. Mine is still pretty much stock, so I will let others address your lift and tire questions and so forth. There is alot of good info around here. Good place to "hang" too.


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Old 06-01-2009, 03:47 PM   #7
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Sux to hear about your troubles hopefuly all is good now. A body lift is cheep like a day star kit or something 4 wheel parts sells them,their cheep to install I priced one for about 160$ and I think it was the same to install.They are really easy to do your self,But if you really want to off road it a suspension lift is the way to go,better ride and more clearance then you can pick your tire size who ever you get them from will know what size to use when you tell them what you did to it.I had a 2" lift and ran 31x10.5x15 and it looked nice.I hear you about the tune's situation I dont use my top now so I went no amp and got a cheeper detachable face w a IPOD attach. in the glove box.Have a nice day ....welcome
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i agree on the body lift coment. and its not cheap when the body mount bolts break on a yj. you can fit a 30" tire stock. look into hankook mud tires, they are inexpensive, but decent. an inch or two of lift w/ 31" tires looks sweet to.

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Welcome, acousticangel, to the most outstanding Jeep Wrangler forum ever envisioned by the human mind! Glad to have you along for the ride. I'll be conducting a wedding for one of my former soccer players in Kill Devil Hills in October. Love the area! Both of my sons live in Wilmington near Topsail Island. Again, welcome!
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Old 06-04-2009, 05:54 AM   #12
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Thank you all, notes to some of you...

Thank you ALL so much for the warm welcome. I especially love all the input I was searching for concerning Tires Size, Lift Pricing, and Audio Security.
hmenker, when you come down here for the wedding will you be 4 wheeling? If so, they have closed much of our beaches. There is a little room left in Oregon Inlet (right before the bridge on the left if going south) and plenty of room in Corova Beach...Go up towards Duck, untill that road turns to sand, about 30 minutes past Duck. That is where the horses are. They come out more than they used to. I'll post a picture of them here. I have tons of pictures of the horses up there
Dave, I am totally going to mount my Amp under the rear seat! Thanks for the idea. I have a short Power line to my Battery, I just have to run a new one...I dont know how to make my own brackets for the boxes...I better figure something ty though....
Tarheel, get you a nice aluminum Rod Rack. I have one but havent installed it yet. I didnt know there was 4-wheeling in Topsail, maybe I can check that out someday
Jerry, ty for giving me an idea what the lift will cost, and all the other info. I really cant afford the suspension lift right now. I dont know if I can afford the body lift, for I have to save for 6 weeks just to get the tires. I am trying to decide now how to do this.

DO yall think I'll have better traction in the SAND with mud tires rather than All Terrain Tires? Our sand gets pretty deep (I can not afford new Rims, so they'd be R15)
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