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Old 04-29-2013, 07:20 PM   #1
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Looking for a jeep and ten best mods for...

Hey everyone, as a couple of you may have noticed, I've been lurking for a couple of months. (Just can't get rid of the jeep itch). I am starting to look at jk's. (New) and have a couple ?'s. If your "playground" was mud what would be the best mods/things you would have or ordered or bought/modded. Around my neck of the woods there is plenty of mud and mild trails (family property) 12-18" Nothing major haha but zilch for crawling. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance

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Old 04-29-2013, 07:27 PM   #2
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Budget? I can put togher a $100, 000 dollar JK that would kick ass in the mud in my head. Only took me 45 seconds or so.

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Old 04-29-2013, 07:31 PM   #3
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Budget? I can put togher a $100, 000 dollar JK that would kick ass in the mud in my head. Only took me 45 seconds or so.
Lol. Let me put it this way. I can afford a 4 door rubi but am leaning towards a 2 door sport. I don't need a rubi or 4 dr but that's where I stand I would appreciate it morw if I built it
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For mud you want to keep it light. So you don't have to worry about bumpers and armor, snorkeling the intake and breathers is worth the time and efforts if you are going to hit the deeper stuff. You can also run a way smaller lift with a lot of bumpstops since you don't need a whole lot of up travel. You can do this to get bigger tires under you for less money. If you plan on going threw deep stuff then you want a big lift to get the cab higher off the ground so you have less water to come in on you. Of course you have to build your drive train up according to what size tires you are going to run.


Honestly building something for mud is really on the easiest and cheapest ways of building one so you can do a lot more with the same money you would spend on something that you were going to crawl with or go fast over rough terrian with.
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Well, if you are in the flat part of the US and it's just romping around in the mud, you just need momentum, lockers, decent mud tires and people to pull you out. Probably a snorkel too, in case you fall off in some deep water.

Mudding means lots of different things to different people. Around here, mudding means a used beater truck on lift blocks with 40s, a big v8 and open pipes. You gun it until you break stuff or bury it and become tractor bait. It also normally involves lots of underage drinking and post mudding trips to Sonic, dragging and dripping mud all the way so you can show off your carnage, sunburn and scantily clad yet chubby significant other. The winner is always the creepy 40-something year old dude who buys all the beer for the kids and is smart enough not to run open-open. He normally runs truck nuts and one-off mud tires he paid for with smurfing, scrap metal he "found" or his SSBI check. It was like that where I grew up too, lol.

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Are you planning on building something like this?


Joking aside, definitely listen to WatchThis, He gives great advice. Keep it light, start off by extending breather tubes and maybe a snorkel.
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Lol keep the advice coming. This is my current truck. I'm looking for a jeep because it makes a better DD and they will go where evet you point them.
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hi, i have a base model 4 door sport hard top a/c, auto and limited slip rear end with 3.73. i put 35-12.50x15" cooper stt's 10" wide fuel revolvers rough country 3.5" series 2 lift with adjustable trackbar. i could not be more happy it looks good performs great in the road and in the mud. bought the teraflex non hinged tire carrier for my spare tried some others wouldnt work due to the 3.75" backspacing of the wheels. i will prolly put an aussie locker up front next.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:10 PM   #10
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also led lights they are super bright and there all made by hand in china so the cheaper ebay lights are just as good as the rigids as long as they have the same specs. you can see a couple on my sons yj. i have a 40" just not installed yet.
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Lol keep the advice coming. This is my current truck. I'm looking for a jeep because it makes a better DD and they will go where evet you point them.
If your jeep goes where ever you point it you are not pointing it in the right direction to have fun. Well that's the way I am at least, allways looking for a challenge. I can have more fun in a less built rig on a mediocre trail then I could in a well built rig on the same trail.

A two door rubi with 4:10's a 6 inch lift or so with 40's would be a beast in the mud. Low range should be just about right for turning a set of 40/42 inch boggers with the lockers in. Wouldn't be very good on the highway though. That's just one way of doing it. You could also regear one without the 4:1 Tcase to fit your needs and add lockers at the same time. But then you are dealing with a smaller R&P.
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Well, if you are in the flat part of the US and it's just romping around in the mud, you just need momentum, lockers, decent mud tires and people to pull you out. Probably a snorkel too, in case you fall off in some deep water.

Mudding means lots of different things to different people. Around here, mudding means a used beater truck on lift blocks with 40s, a big v8 and open pipes. You gun it until you break stuff or bury it and become tractor bait. It also normally involves lots of underage drinking and post mudding trips to Sonic, dragging and dripping mud all the way so you can show off your carnage, sunburn and scantily clad yet chubby significant other. The winner is always the creepy 40-something year old dude who buys all the beer for the kids and is smart enough not to run open-open. He normally runs truck nuts and one-off mud tires he paid for with smurfing, scrap metal he "found" or his SSBI check. It was like that where I grew up too, lol.


That was a whole muddin' sociology lesson.......
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If your jeep goes where ever you point it you are not pointing it in the right direction to have fun. Well that's the way I am at least, allways looking for a challenge. I can have more fun in a less built rig on a mediocre trail then I could in a well built rig on the same trail.
That is a very good point. From what I can gather it would pretty much be a low COG but maintaing enough height to not get hung up. What kind of lockers would everyone recommend? Tires?. I'm trying to get a list gathered.

Thanks so far for the suggestions!!

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