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Old 04-17-2007, 09:41 PM   #31
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Ain't nothing wrong with starting small, some would never start at all if they didn't
Well if I had to do it all over again I wish I had taken a full year before I ever dropped a dime on my rig. I would have done a lot of things differently.

Edit: But of course there's nothing wrong with small as long as you're 100% sure that's where you want to be in the long term.

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Old 04-17-2007, 09:48 PM   #32
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The only reason I started small was because I knew I couldn't put a full fledged lift on myself. I'm working my way up to understanding how and why it all works. In the long term, I don't have any idea where I want to be with it, but I'm going to do all the work myself, I know that.

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Old 04-17-2007, 09:54 PM   #33
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The only reason I started small was because I knew I couldn't put a full fledged lift on myself. I'm working my way up to understanding how and why it all works. In the long term, I don't have any idea where I want to be with it, but I'm going to do all the work myself, I know that.
Good for you. I, on the other hand, only wanted to pay someone once to put my lift on for me.
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Old 04-17-2007, 10:32 PM   #34
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Ain't nothing wrong with starting small, some would never start at all if they didn't
your just saying that because you haven't had your BB that long...wait until you have it a while JK...but i definitely should have went straight to 4"
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Old 04-17-2007, 10:40 PM   #35
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yeah, listen to the old timer with experience, terror.
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Old 04-17-2007, 10:45 PM   #36
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The best advice I could give anyone is to search out what they eventually want their jeep to be. Then work towards it. You will save all the headache I have.

I started with the BB, then the OME, then the BL, then the custom stretch, then the custom stretch past whatever reason complies with!!
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Old 04-17-2007, 11:13 PM   #37
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This is such an endless debate. You can throw a bunch of mods on a Jeep & put a newbie behind the wheel & look out.


Or you can grow with your Jeep,
......becoming a competent wheeler and having a better understanding of what direction you want to build your Jeep.
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Old 04-18-2007, 12:24 AM   #38
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I think I am glad I started with the BB. I wish I had 4 in and SYE and CV, but I would never be able to save and do it all at once, so I am pretty psyched about where I am and the money I have invested. I have 35 in BB, 65 in BL, 60 in MML, 130 in wheel spacers, 100 in tires and plan on selling my stock tires for 150 so I will have a total of 240 invested and running 33's. That's why I wanted to start small so I could do it without having to dump a bunch of cash in it at one time.
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Old 04-18-2007, 02:07 AM   #39
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The best advice I could give anyone is to search out what they eventually want their jeep to be. Then work towards it. You will save all the headache I have.

I started with the BB, then the OME, then the BL, then the custom stretch, then the custom stretch past whatever reason complies with!!
Ha, I just told BigJeep this exact same thing in a PM before I read the thread. I am in 115% agreement on this one. I wheeled mine stock for a year. Then lifted and on 35's for a year. Then locked etc....... I know my rig well and attribute it to the seat time of learning it.
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This is such an endless debate. You can throw a bunch of mods on a Jeep & put a newbie behind the wheel & look out.


Or you can grow with your Jeep,
......becoming a competent wheeler and having a better understanding of what direction you want to build your Jeep.
most of us can't afford to just drop 5-10 thousand on a well built rig. In the build up phase and saving phase that's the time I tell people to wheel their rig and get to know how stuff works. Last year we wheeled my wifes jeep completely stock. Now it is built up and she has some seat time on a stocker rig.

I completely agree with growing together. I do believe it is better to have a more capable rig than you are willing to push. If you push your rig passed its limits you either break stuff or roll your junk. I'm hoping my jeep will be more capable than I am ever willing to find out about.
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Old 04-18-2007, 11:34 AM   #41
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The Howell fuel injection has to be the best mod I have done. There is nothing better than a Jeep that actually idles. I remember one of my earllier wheeling adventures before the upgrade when I came down a rather steep gas line in neutral so I could keep the engine running. I only had my brakes to rely on, no low range because I had to keep it in neutral.

I am not really that happy with my Rough Country lift. The springs are really stiff. It was just like what was said before, I went with a less expensive product just to get some lift and bigger tires. Would I rather have a Rubicon Express or Skyjacker lift? Do I wish I would have saved a little more money until I could have got a better product? You betcha.
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I have heard tons of good stuff about RE but not really anything too impressive about sky"crapper" as I think I heard it called. Is it junk or does just no one use it much??
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Old 04-18-2007, 01:32 PM   #43
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Best: JKS front track bar. It fixed ALL of my steering issues with my ORO steering. Also, my headlight upgrade - best inexpensive mod everyone should do.

Worst: Tube fenders.
I thought you like your tube fenders Scout what happend? I want to put some on my Jeep.
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Old 04-18-2007, 01:35 PM   #44
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I thought you like your tube fenders Scout what happend? I want to put some on my Jeep.
It was a joke.
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Oh, cause I was gonna say I'll trade you fenders.
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as of now my viking top is my favorite

and my rear cargo area rack is the most useless (when not traveling long distances)
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I have heard tons of good stuff about RE but not really anything too impressive about sky"crapper" as I think I heard it called. Is it junk or does just no one use it much??
I like my skyjacker coils and shocks. Plus they were 300 bucks on ebay brand new for the set.

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