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Old 07-06-2012, 09:00 PM   #1
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Ideas for a beach rig.

I haven't begun to mod my 2012 JKU, but I know that when I do I opt for mods that lend themselves to beach and lake trips. I know some mods are good for everything, but do any of you know of mods especially useful for the beach or a day at the lake?

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Old 07-06-2012, 09:03 PM   #2
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To be perfectly honest, there is nothing you need to do in order to drive a Wrangler on the beach. There are some useful items to have such as tire deflators and an air compressor, as well as the proper recovery gear, but those aren't "mods".

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Old 07-06-2012, 09:04 PM   #3
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To be perfectly honest, there is nothing you need to do in order to drive a Wrangler on the beach. There are some useful items to have such as tire deflators and an air compressor, as well as the proper recovery gear, but those aren't "mods".
Would agree. Maybe a roof rack for your coolers and beach gear...
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4" lift and 37s will get through the mall safely

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Old 07-06-2012, 09:07 PM   #5
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Would agree. Maybe a roof rack for your coolers and beach gear...
I forgot about that. I use a HF hitch mount cargo rack.
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:58 PM   #6
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Yeah I guess mods was the wrong term to use. I should have said accessories? I intend to do the usual, tires wheels, modest lift. I'm beach ready now but I know there are some things that folks like to roll w/ when heading to the water.
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I should have said accessories? I'm beach ready now but I know there are some things that folks like to roll w/ when heading to the water.
Bikini clad passenger(s)?
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Bikini clad passenger(s)?
Indeed.
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:59 PM   #9
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Maybe grab those brightly colored Jeep towels for the seat?
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:18 AM   #10
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Those towels are definitely handy and I use them myself. Helps protect the seats from the sun as well as keeping them cool/clean. Helps with sweat too, so your cloth stays dryer.

Also, could you be more specific? What do you plan on doing at the beach? Just drive on sand? There's a lot of accessory options. Here's just some ideas:

Line X the hell out of your rig. Salty air/water will surely contribute to rust and pitting FAST on your rig. I'd undercoat and line x my tub if I were regularly going to drive on the beach.
Heavy duty floor mats
Kayak rack for sea kayaks
Bike racks (hitch mounted, Thule trailer, or tire rack mounted depending on how many bikes)
Surfboard rack
Surf Rod mount on the front bumper, surf rods, bait and tackle
Bottle cap wall mount style opener mounted to your Jeep for err...umm...soda!
Spidershade, safari nets
Soda can rollbar holders
On board air and tire deflators
Fire extinguisher if you have bonfires
First Aid kit
Upgraded speakers/sound system and a healthy collection of reggae music, Jimmy Buffett, etc.
Coronas on ice
Lime
A hottie or two
A dog or two
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Those towels are definitely handy and I use them myself. Helps protect the seats from the sun as well as keeping them cool/clean. Helps with sweat too, so your cloth stays dryer.

Also, could you be more specific? What do you plan on doing at the beach? Just drive on sand? There's a lot of accessory options. Here's just some ideas:

Line X the hell out of your rig. Salty air/water will surely contribute to rust and pitting FAST on your rig. I'd undercoat and line x my tub if I were regularly going to drive on the beach.
Heavy duty floor mats
Kayak rack for sea kayaks
Bike racks (hitch mounted, Thule trailer, or tire rack mounted depending on how many bikes)
Surfboard rack
Surf Rod mount on the front bumper, surf rods, bait and tackle
Bottle cap wall mount style opener mounted to your Jeep for err...umm...soda!
Spidershade, safari nets
Soda can rollbar holders
On board air and tire deflators
Fire extinguisher if you have bonfires
First Aid kit
Upgraded speakers/sound system and a healthy collection of reggae music, Jimmy Buffett, etc.
Coronas on ice
Lime
A hottie or two
A dog or two
You're welcome!
Damn nice list!
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:36 AM   #13
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Those towels are definitely handy and I use them myself. Helps protect the seats from the sun as well as keeping them cool/clean. Helps with sweat too, so your cloth stays dryer.

Also, could you be more specific? What do you plan on doing at the beach? Just drive on sand? There's a lot of accessory options. Here's just some ideas:

Line X the hell out of your rig. Salty air/water will surely contribute to rust and pitting FAST on your rig. I'd undercoat and line x my tub if I were regularly going to drive on the beach.
Heavy duty floor mats
Kayak rack for sea kayaks
Bike racks (hitch mounted, Thule trailer, or tire rack mounted depending on how many bikes)
Surfboard rack
Surf Rod mount on the front bumper, surf rods, bait and tackle
Bottle cap wall mount style opener mounted to your Jeep for err...umm...soda!
Spidershade, safari nets
Soda can rollbar holders
On board air and tire deflators
Fire extinguisher if you have bonfires
First Aid kit
Upgraded speakers/sound system and a healthy collection of reggae music, Jimmy Buffett, etc.
Coronas on ice
Lime
A hottie or two
A dog or two
You're welcome!
Well played sir!
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Old 07-07-2012, 06:05 PM   #14
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They make these plastic things to put down in front of the tire for getting through snow and sand. Can't remember what they're called. Helps with traction. Can anyone help?
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They make these plastic things to put down in front of the tire for getting through snow and sand. Can't remember what they're called. Helps with traction. Can anyone help?

Spike strips work great for airing down your tires for traction. Especially when your in a hurry. If you dont have spike strips handy find a parking garage and drive backwards through the exit. Those steel spikes will work in a pinch.
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mflint are you talking about MAXTRAX boards
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:44 AM   #18
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I think so. I've seen people that live in snowy climates have them for recovery gear even in cars. Pretty handy.

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