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Old 08-17-2010, 11:08 PM   #1
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First modification to a Wrangler '10?

Question for all the experienced jeepers out there :what would you say is the first mod to be made to a stock jk '10 if I want to start taking it off-road? I've been reading that skidplates are step 1, but I'm not sure if I should be considering some else prior to that..
Any pointer is appreciated!

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Old 08-17-2010, 11:53 PM   #2
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depends on what kind of offroading...If you will be running some dirt trails and mudding, skids plates would be somewhere down the line in my book.. Unless you were looking to do serious offroading

I just got my JK and my first major mods will be my rims and tires.. Something simple like some cragar soft 8's with 33's


Other than that I have done simple mods.. Tints, Modded grill, and added some other MOPAR parts via the Mopar Bucks program


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Old 08-18-2010, 04:47 AM   #3
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armor.

get yourself a strong, front bumper that can take a hit, and is equipped with some tow shackles. that way if you run into sh*t or get stuck, you're covered. you can't go wrong with an oil pan skid plate either.

wheel that thing stock for awhile. that'll give you an idea of the tire size you'll want, and any lift needed.
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A stock wrangler really doesn't need a lift and tires to be trail ready but the extra confidence and sweet appearance make it a favorite of any wheeler. The tow hooks are almost a requirement and also get a snatch strap. It's like a giant rubber band type tow strap. I have a 95 YJ 4cyl that pulls out chevy monster trucks when I use my snatch strap. It's pretty cool when a full-size pick-up guy sees your little wrangler snatch him out of a shallow pond.
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Add a transmission cooler, cost about $50.00
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Old 08-18-2010, 06:15 AM   #6
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Add a transmission cooler, cost about $50.00
oh yeah I forgot about that. excellent modification for any automatic JK.
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:57 AM   #7
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lift, tires and rims!!!
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Old 08-18-2010, 09:24 AM   #8
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All kinds of mods, but you don't say what model it is and what it's got now, so


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Question for all the experienced jeepers out there :what would you say is the first mod to be made to a stock jk '10 if I want to start taking it off-road? I've been reading that skidplates are step 1, but I'm not sure if I should be considering some else prior to that..
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Anything.. whatever you want. People usually start by packing the biggest set of tires you can get under a stock suspension then go from there.
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Old 08-18-2010, 09:34 AM   #10
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First mod is essential and possily the easiest one you will ever do. Drill a 3/8 inch hole in the very bottom of each plastic side view mirror. This prevents the damn dripping that never stops after you wash it and prevent rusting of the door hinges.
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X2 on the mirror mod...1/8 holes here...works like a champ!!
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First mod is essential and possily the easiest one you will ever do. Drill a 3/8 inch hole in the very bottom of each plastic side view mirror. This prevents the damn dripping that never stops after you wash it and prevent rusting of the door hinges.


do you have a pic of the exact location....I was wondeing what those spot on my door were


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I am at work and can't post pictures with my phone, but search for the thread titled "leaky mirrors" and there are some photos there. Just find the lowest point on the mirror and drill a small hole there. The inside of the mirror is hollow, don't go in too far.
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Old 08-18-2010, 11:42 AM   #14
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Tires and wheels are a large investment and with all the choices available and little or no offroad driving how are you going to choose what type of tire will suit the type of offroad surface you will be doing the most of? I like rocky trails and hills plus I only go through mud to get to what I like. You on the other hand might find that you love mudding, 2 different types of tires. 1st is to make yourself towable and gain experiance in what you like to do. As has been said get a good bumper and think ahead as to weather you want a winch or tow hitch. If rocky trails are in your future start armoring the heck out of it. Welcome to the insanity and enjoy being owned by a Jeep. lol
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Old 08-18-2010, 12:35 PM   #15
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Add a transmission cooler, cost about $50.00
have any of the JK-2010 had any cooling problems out there, anyone knows? I know a lot of 07 and 08 had them but what about 2010?
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do you have a pic of the exact location....I was wondeing what those spot on my door were


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check the pic of my mirrors here

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/lea...ors-57312.html
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My first mod was to the horn. I added a Fiamm high note to the stock Fiamm low note. It's much better now.
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Wow thank you so much for all your feedback. Definitely I'll start with a front bumper ,a plate for the oil pan and some other undercarriage protection. Later on, I guess the second phase will involve changing rims and tires. About the hole in the mirror..what a great piece of advice
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