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Old 03-08-2013, 01:20 PM   #1
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Help me plan my mods

I have done the cheap cosmetic changes and I'm ready to turn SLEIPNIR into the 8 legged steed from mythology. I live in AK, so studded tires are on ATM. They have to come off at the end of April. So I'm thinking rims and tires are first. I have $3k to start with and can dump about $400 per month for the next year into her. Thinking about doing rugged ridge (love everything they make so far) wheels with 33s to start. Not sure about suspension upgrade yet. Wat would you guys do next and in what order? Thanks!

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Old 03-08-2013, 02:30 PM   #2
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I'd skip 33s and go straight to 35s. it'll save you money in the long run...

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Old 03-08-2013, 04:12 PM   #3
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I have done the cheap cosmetic changes and I'm ready to turn SLEIPNIR into the 8 legged steed from mythology. I live in AK, so studded tires are on ATM. They have to come off at the end of April. So I'm thinking rims and tires are first. I have $3k to start with and can dump about $400 per month for the next year into her. Thinking about doing rugged ridge (love everything they make so far) wheels with 33s to start. Not sure about suspension upgrade yet. Wat would you guys do next and in what order? Thanks!
What will you be using the Jeep for mainly? Will it be a trail rig, or a weekend wheeler/daily driver? This is the biggest question that will determine how to build your Jeep.

If you are going to be running trails on the weekends and driving it to work everyday, go with some 35's and a mild 2.5"-3" lift and you will be set. If it will be seeing more street driving than trails, go with some 33's and maybe a 2" budget boost lift kit.

Rugged Ridge makes some awesome products, from bumpers to wheels, you can't go wrong with them!

If you have any questions about Rugged Ridge or just Jeeps in general send me a PM and I'll help you out!

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Old 03-08-2013, 04:26 PM   #4
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I'd skip 33s and go straight to 35s. it'll save you money in the long run...

^ This where I am at right now.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:01 PM   #5
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first off talk with the guys over at ace engineering. get there bumpers tire carrier rock rails and fenders. all their stuff looks amazing works amazing and is very reasonably priced.

Go with a warn winch. If you buy a cheap one youll be buying again i learned this the hard way.

Look into atx teflon coated wheels. There crazy easy to clean up and look pretty good. I would recomend bfg km2 tires and just go straight to 35s youll be getting them eventually guaranteed.

For a lift check out BDS Suspensions. High quality stuff and very complete kits, and a "no BS warranty" if you break it they replace it btw ace had the same kind of warranty.

If your into snorkels look into rugged ridge modular xhd snorkel. its pretty nifty to say the least.

Hope this helped out!
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:21 PM   #6
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Rock krawler 2.5 max travel, bilstein shocks, mb 15" wheels, bfg mud terrain km2s 35 12.5 15. little over 3 grand but thats my step 1.
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I figured they would call somebody in AK with 33" tires on a Jeep a tourist.
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Old 03-09-2013, 02:45 AM   #8
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Lol, thanks for the info guys. I guess 35 is the way to go. I guess suspension lift won't be able to wait then.

This is my DD. I am military and drive to post about 20 miles one way. Then 20 back. There aren't any beginner trails here really, can't tell how much I will off road until I'm set up for it. But I absolutely can't wait for it!

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