Yes im a newbie...not only to your site but to the JK world. Historically I get carried away with modding my vehicles, from a 1200 hp 07 dodge cummins truck to a 850hp Shelby gt500. I now jumped into your world. I purchase a 09 unlimited. What is the first recommended mods. I want it to look mean of course but realistically this is my daily driver and I don't get off road much (although I'm not against it) I'm not to concerned with money as I am with getting it fit the first time. It is a manual plain Jane kind of weak looking (at the moment) any and all help and opinions are appreciated
I don't want to lift it to high but they really look nice on 35's
How much "lift" is needed to put a 33?and how much for a 35?
it depends on what you want it to look like and how much extra you want to spend. some people dont lift at all and are cometely happy with 33's and some people regear and get flat/open fenders and go with 35's. i personally have a 2.5" pro comp lift and am getting some 33's
someone else posted this and it was helpful to me..
"35s with stock flares and a 2.5 lift will rub = might look ok to some but to most it's not functional and looks stuffed.
35s with stock flares and a 3.0 or 3.5 lift will not rub = looks great and functional.
33s with stock flares and a 2.5 will not rub = looks great and functional."
Welcome to WF. Every year my wife and I go to the PAJeeps All Breeds Jeep Show. www.pajeeps.com Last year was a little different for her because she new she was ordering a new JK before the year was out. She spent the show looking at other Jeeps and deciding what she liked and what she didn't. She used that information to decide how she wanted to build her JK. I suggest you do something similar, either in person or through pictures. All you will get here is suggestions of what everyone likes on their JK instead of what you would like yours to be.
"I've got two things in this world, my balls and my word and I don't break them for no one."
also...variables that have an effect on whether you get 33s vs 35s are if you have an manual/auto if you have a 3.21/3.73 gear 3.8/3.6L disclaimer: this information is what i have interpreted to be true based on readings from this forum a manual, 3.6L with either gears would be able to "handle" 35's depending on how hilly your area is and depending on how much giddy your willing to give up unless you have a 3.73 or better gear ratio auto, 3.8L with 3.21 would "boggle down" unless it is regeared/rechipped
I tried the vin page but it wouldn't come up for me. I love the jeep. In impressed with the ride. It has no balls but in used to a lot more so it will have to do (I'm trying not to tie up another 75g in a build) so I need tires and a lift now.
The vin is 1j4ga39199l737082 if anyone can tell me what gear ratio I have that would be great.
Any quick or simple tricks to getting more from the engine? Exhaust do anything? Programmer? Etc...
welcome to the coolest wrangler forum on the interweb.
trust me there are people here that will guide you in helping you make your jeep just what you want it to be...and help you spend copious amounts of money...
my advice is read...drive it...read some more...and drive it some more...it will tell you what it wants...
This and STICKERS. Lots of stickers.
Newbies Mandatory First Jeep Mod...
Get it naked, get it dirty and play with it!
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