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Old 04-05-2012, 07:21 AM   #1
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So I started tearing my 2009 Suzuki King Quad four wheeler down to put the snorkel kit on her. You can see my 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport S in the background with the Rubicon tires stacked beside it . I'm just too much of a chicken to do major mods on my Jeep. I don't trust myself to do a good job.... Maybe Ill get more confident with this and start some major things? I'd really like to do a lift but nothing extravagant. My spare set of rims are being powder coated then they go on with the Rubicon tires.

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Old 04-05-2012, 07:46 AM   #2
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Nothing wrong with a mostly-stock Rubicon.

But if you WANT to do mods – but haven't yet out of fear of scratches, messing something up, whatever – I'd say buy a pair of ACE rock rails and install em, stat. That'll force you to grind the washers on your Jeep's body mounts, which might then inspire you to put on a lift, which will probably make you think, "Hmm. My tires are too puny...", which would, of course, lead to new wheels, and perhaps get you thinking about new bumpers that could certainly benefit from a shiny new winch, and maybe some lights for night-time trail running, and onboard air, which would make an sPOD handy...

See? Easy.

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Nothing wrong with a mostly-stock Rubicon.

But if you WANT to do mods – but haven't yet out of fear of scratches, messing something up, whatever – I'd say buy a pair of ACE rock rails and install em, stat. That'll force you to grind the washers on your Jeep's body mounts, which might then inspire you to put on a lift, which will probably make you think, "Hmm. My tires are too puny...", which would, of course, lead to new wheels, and perhaps get you thinking about new bumpers that could certainly benefit from a shiny new winch, and maybe some lights for night-time trail running, and onboard air, which would make an sPOD handy...

See? Easy.
Sounds like one of those new DirecTV commercials...
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:27 AM   #4
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So I started tearing my 2009 Suzuki King Quad four wheeler down to put the snorkel kit on her. You can see my 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport S in the background with the Rubicon tires stacked beside it . I'm just too much of a chicken to do major mods on my Jeep. I don't trust myself to do a good job.... Maybe Ill get more confident with this and start some major things? I'd really like to do a lift but nothing extravagant. My spare set of rims are being powder coated then they go on with the Rubicon tires.
awesome. used to be big on atv's until I realized there were bigger versions of them with badges that read "jeep"

do you race atv's as well or just trail ride for fun? live on a farm or in the woods? you must be planning on "treading" some deep water! in for pics.
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Nothing wrong with a mostly-stock Rubicon.

But if you WANT to do mods – but haven't yet out of fear of scratches, messing something up, whatever – I'd say buy a pair of ACE rock rails and install em, stat. That'll force you to grind the washers on your Jeep's body mounts, which might then inspire you to put on a lift, which will probably make you think, "Hmm. My tires are too puny...", which would, of course, lead to new wheels, and perhaps get you thinking about new bumpers that could certainly benefit from a shiny new winch, and maybe some lights for night-time trail running, and onboard air, which would make an sPOD handy...

See? Easy.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:51 AM   #6
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Or be like me and take the hard way out. Start doing them, learn your lesson, go back under knowing a better way to do it.
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I paid a shop to install my lift but they let me stay in the garage and watch. They even pointed things out to me as they went. So for the price I got both an installation AND an education.
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Another option: look for jeep clubs or check the local sections of forums. You can usually find Jeepers willing to help you. Get an install party going. It may just cost you beer and pizza.
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:57 PM   #9
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Nice garage!

I'd give anything for that much space, my garage is big enough to fit my Jeep and that's about it.

Had a friend a few years ago (killed in '09) who wanted to sell me his all original '66 Porsche 911 and the only reason I didn't buy it was because I didn't have anywhere to put it.

If only...
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:44 PM   #10
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I have another bay behind me I do love it but people love to try to fill it with stuff
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I have another bay behind me I do love it but people love to try to fill it with stuff
So true. I have some good space in my garage. Cleared it out for my Jeep last August, it "magically" filled up with stuff again.
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:06 AM   #12
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For an ATV I get into some deep water but I live in town but own 20 Acres of woods with a creek and I go to the "Badlands" off road park but not the bad lands everyone is thinking of. Its in Attica, Indiana. Some deep holes from jeepers can creep up on you and it makes going through water in the ATV dangerous. I noticed some water has gotten into my CVT inlet when I took the factory snorkel off I can see the water lines... Lol.... so this is more a safety measure. On another note I started sanding my rims down on the rubicon tires. I decided to paint them black with Rustoleum bedliner. I will post pics and start a thread on that. Hopefully the weather holds and I can do that this weekend.

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