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Old 01-31-2014, 07:22 PM   #1
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Post New kid on the block, Open for tips

I have recently purchased my first vehicle, '98 TJ Sport. I am looking to fill a long bucketlist for him and am looking for tips and advice on how to go about things. And please go easy on me as i do not have much knowledge on cars, i am female... doesn't seem to be the biggest trend but am very eager to learn as much as i can.

First i would like to know how to go about getting the right set of tires. The set that came with the vehicle are brand new but i am looking to go larger. 33's seem to be as large as i would go, i believe the ones that are current are 31in tall. But i am nervous if i go larger i will have to get my fenders flared or tube fenders, which i would not have a problem with, but them come the questions.... How do i do that? Would it be better to professionally have them installed or to do it myself? Are there better brands? Plastic like my stock fenders or should i go metal?

Then i would like to get a light bar. All the light bars i have seen on jeeps are those with hard tops, i have a soft top. Would this mess with the detaching and reattaching of the top?

I would appreciate any and all comments or tips... those are just my first two, technically three things on my forever filling list of wants for Sid.

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Old 01-31-2014, 07:27 PM   #2
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Question 1

How attached are you to your paycheck?

It really does come down to what you can afford.
To go with brand new 33's, you are already looking at well over a grand in just rubber.
Now, you probably will need a lift so, another $500 right there.
new brake lines, driveshaft, and all the other goodies that goes along with it.

My suggestion would be to keep the 31's. Good tires and a good driver will get that jeep pretty much anywhere.

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Because this is the newbie check-in area, you may not get the answers you are looking for. I suggest you check out this forum area and post your questions there, I think you'll get a better response.

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