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Old 05-26-2010, 05:32 PM   #1
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I made a list

Ok so I have had my jeep for about a week and I decided to make a list of what I wanted on it, and since this is my second post or so I thought I would let everyone here with way more jeep experience educate me on the goods.

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Front bumper 404.95
Body Armor Rear Bumper w/ Swing Arm Post, 432.64

Extreme Rock Rail 332.27

Body Armor Recon Tail Light Guards 74.83

Body Armor Recon Front Trail Doors 274.12

Mirrors - for Body Armor Recon Trail Doors 95.14

Body Armor Recon Rear Trail Doors 266.50

Front Flat Winch Plate 99.47

Front Skid Plate 99.47

Body Armor Recon Base Roof Rack 540.81

Rear Center Mounted Brake Light w/ LED Light 72.95

Drake Off Road™ Hood Hold Downs
For 07-10 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK 129.99

07-10 Wrangler JK 4dr (Set of 4) - 9.5" Flat Style Flares 466.65

Warn PowerPlant™ Dual Force HP 9.5k Electric Winch 1269.70

Island Topper Black Diamond Rugged Ridge
2007-2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited JK 98.99

KCM XD797 Spy - Gloss Black Machined
tire not sure would be putting 33's on her thought.

I know its a lot of money and well a few over times and I'll have it this will be a project for me slow and easy... so everyone critic as needed..

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This only looks like a start

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^Agreed. That's round 1.
Also, may I make a case against the Powerplant? Years of experience tell me two things:
Winches break, and compressors break. Combining the two compounds the chances for failure of two important systems. Not to mention the cost of repair/replacement is huge. Because you know that sucker WILL break one day, and I'd hate for it to be the day you're STUCK and wheeling solo!
You can get another good Warn winch, AND an onboard air system separately for less than the cost of that. Plus, that way you're not putting quite so much weight way out on the nose of your rig. Mark W.
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I never did care for the roof racks on a soft top... just another step in taking the top down.. plus it blocks the view.
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Nice list - you know...if we want the economy to improve, just leave it to us Jeepers to buy all the goodies. hehe
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^Agreed. That's round 1.
Also, may I make a case against the Powerplant? Years of experience tell me two things:
Winches break, and compressors break. Combining the two compounds the chances for failure of two important systems. Not to mention the cost of repair/replacement is huge. Because you know that sucker WILL break one day, and I'd hate for it to be the day you're STUCK and wheeling solo!
You can get another good Warn winch, AND an onboard air system separately for less than the cost of that. Plus, that way you're not putting quite so much weight way out on the nose of your rig. Mark W.
What would be a better choice of winch and air compressor? I thought it was a nice idea to a all in one system. But I am a Super Newbee to jeeps so every little bit of information helps me build a really nice set up..
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Though Jeeps look really cool with a bunch of crap stuck all over them like they are going on a six month safari in the congo with no back up, it still boils down to doing one function. That function will depend on what type of terrain you want to enjoy with your Jeep. There is no need to spend a ton of $$$$$ on toys you will rarely use, if at all. The best thing to do is take your baby out and adapt things you will need right away like a set of simple tools and a tire plug kit then build up to the extra stuff. You certainly don't want to kick yourself later for having a super-duper winch when all you really needed to get out of a situation was a 50 cent philip screwdriver.

But, then again, that is just me thinking out loud.
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For a winch, if you're not using it constantly, a Mile Marker is a good idea. I got the PEC8 for ~$300 new, and the few times I've had to use it, it hasn't let me down- cold weather, rain, etc.
As for a compressor, check out the VIAIR line- they list complete kits by use- by tire size, mostly, or if it can run air tools. Their stuff lasts pretty well, and doesn't take a ton of space- Mark W.
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Mile Marker is a good idea. I got the PEC8 for ~$300 new,
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Though Jeeps look really cool with a bunch of crap stuck all over them like they are going on a six month safari in the congo with no back up, it still boils down to doing one function. That function will depend on what type of terrain you want to enjoy with your Jeep. There is no need to spend a ton of $$$$$ on toys you will rarely use, if at all. The best thing to do is take your baby out and adapt things you will need right away like a set of simple tools and a tire plug kit then build up to the extra stuff. You certainly don't want to kick yourself later for having a super-duper winch when all you really needed to get out of a situation was a 50 cent philip screwdriver.

But, then again, that is just me thinking out loud.


Does one of the 4x4 web site make a set up with all the tools I would need?
I haven't touched a bolt or nut on it yet did jeep use standard or metric?
If there is not tool kit for it what would be the best small tool kit to have just in case?
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The JK has almost all metric hardware. The main ones are 12, 14, 17, 18, 19, and 21mm. Get a good (not Autozone- Craftsman!) set of 3/8" drives, and a 1/2" drive breaker bar (18" or longer) for the bigger guys (17mm+). A good set of metric wrenches in the same sizes would also be a great idea. Also, a regular basic screw driver set, adjustable wrench (10, 12"), and a pry bar are always good. There are TONS of good resources for what to carry.
If you're just starting out, the 4WD Bible (check Amazon- Q-tec SAYS they stock it, but they lie- Amazon is cheaper by a mile anyway) has a solid list. You won't need EVERYTHING they mention, but nonetheless, it's a good idea to carry a lot of tools- better to have and not need, than to need and not have is the mantra on the wall in my shop Mark W.

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