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Old 02-02-2012, 11:06 AM   #1
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Do you guys ever worry about handling issues when modding? I don't want to ruin my jeep when I start in with the mods. I will be using it as a semi dd.

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Old 02-02-2012, 05:18 PM   #2
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i don't really worry. if you put good stuff on your jeep it's road manners will get better or stay the same not get worse.

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Old 02-02-2012, 06:26 PM   #3
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i don't really worry. if you put good stuff on your jeep it's road manners will get better or stay the same not get worse.
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Do your homework. Don't buy cheap crap...especially when it comes to a lift. Try not to mix & match too much, though if you know what you're doing that can work out fine.

Learn your Jeep. Best way to do that is by installing your mods yourself. If you're not mechanically inclined, use the forum to find some local Jeepers who can help you out with advice, toos, a place to work...

People do it all the time. There's a gang on NC guys with JK's who've been helping each other on their Jeeps for awhile now, spreading the knowledge.

My Jeep with a 3" lift and 35's handles better, and is more stable in corners, than it was stock. Hard to believe, I know. But stock it used to roll a lot in corners...wouldn't say I could do a power turn in it, but it tracks a lot tighter now.
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I eventually want an OME lift when the new wears off. I try to do as much of my own work as possible. I am mechanically inclined enough to cause damage...
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Dont got to big.. the big reason i got rid of my old Apex was it was really tiring and stressful to drive on the pavement..
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Old 02-05-2012, 03:27 PM   #6
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Looked long and hard at lifts before deciding on a 4 1/2 RE LA. Installed it with 35s on my 05 Rubi. Been running it 3 years and love it. Drives as good as stock and great on rocks. Not a DD driver.
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Learn your Jeep. Best way to do that is by installing your mods yourself. If you're not mechanically inclined, use the forum to find some local Jeepers who can help you out with advice, toos, a place to work...
I agree, A lot of jeepers are willing to give a hand when it is needed (one of the great things about Jeep) and if you do mods yourself, you will feel accomplished. Its a learning process and the more your dig into it the more you will be hooked
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I agree, A lot of jeepers are willing to give a hand when it is needed (one of the great things about Jeep) and if you do mods yourself, you will feel accomplished. Its a learning process and the more your dig into it the more you will be hooked
x2! I hooked up with a local club and one of the members not only offered to help me with the install, we did it as his place which turned out to be almost as good as taking to a mechanic garage. Since then, been out wheeling with him as well. Point is, modding is a great opportunity to meet some fellow enthusiasts and make a few new friends along the way as well.

For mine, I did some mix and match and wound up with somewhere between 2-2.5" of lift and the car absolutely rides better than stock in every way.

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