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Old 06-07-2011, 09:15 AM   #1
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My First Aftermarket Purchase Should Be...

I drive my 2011 Wrangler Sport 2 Door as a daily driver, to and from work. Cruising top down doors off on the weekends to the beach and around the city.

Not off roading yet so the idea of lift kits and suspensions and what not, are not really interesting me, unless you can explain to me why.

What should my first purchase be for a aftermarket upgrade? and why?

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Old 06-07-2011, 09:34 AM   #2
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I put a CB and antenna in for my first mod so that I could go with a 4 wheeling club on outings. They required it so that all in the woods made it all out of the woods. Nobody gets left behind and the radio helps to insure that.

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Hmm.. a CB/Antenna mod isn't something that would be useful to me, seeing as how I won't be offroading in my Jeep anytime soon. Not going to join a Jeep club if I have no interest in doing the activities they're doing.

I was thinking along the lines of "easy" mods, like cold air intake, exhaust, maybe some body mods like bumper hood and winch? Unless others can point me in a direction that's better suited for my needs?
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Bumpers, SpiderWeb sunshade, bedlining, there are tons of things you can do.....
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:01 AM   #5
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Hmm.. a CB/Antenna mod isn't something that would be useful to me, seoeing as how I won't be offroading in my Jeep anytime soon. Not going to join a Jeep club if I have no interest in doing the activities they're doing.

I was thinking along the lines of "easy" mods, like cold air intake, exhaust, maybe some body mods like bumper hood and winch? Unless others can point me in a direction that's better suited for my needs?
Why would you need a winch if you're not going off-road? Just get what you want/need as you want or need it. If not leave it stock. There's nothing wrong with that.
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how about a for sale sign,.
its cheep and easy
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:09 AM   #7
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I say bumpers. I cant wait to replace the factory bumpers for something a llittle less "amature-ish" looking. Also agree with InfernoGirl on the Spiderweb...makes any jeep look Bad A$$, IMO.
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:18 AM   #8
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I drive my 2011 Wrangler Sport 2 Door as a daily driver, to and from work. Cruising top down doors off on the weekends to the beach and around the city.

Not off roading yet so the idea of lift kits and suspensions and what not, are not really interesting me, unless you can explain to me why.

What should my first purchase be for a aftermarket upgrade? and why?
If I was you and I was recently, my first purchases were new heavy duty floor mats so you easily vacuum all the sand up and mirror relocation brackets so you can actually still use mirrors with the doors off.

The next thing for comfort is a pad from quadratec to improve the height of the arm rest, I know you'll say well how much better can it be and I would just say try it and you'll be happy you did - Quadratec Exclusive 13107.51 - Quadratec® Logo Arm Rest Pad for 07-10 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

I haven't gotten very far as far as tweaking but you can knock those 3 things out easy and cheap. Enjoy it, I am.
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Old 06-07-2011, 03:13 PM   #9
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Mine's staying stock for a while. Top of the list is new floor mats and a cargo net so my dog stays where he belongs. Then maybe bumpers and a hard top if I need it, once I have the $$ saved.
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Old 06-07-2011, 07:41 PM   #10
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I just started touching my Jeep. Its been stock for almost three years now to the core.
Upgraded the stereo: Kenwood DDX DVD bluetooth receiver, Memphis Audio speakers in the bar, and an amp and sub in the back.
Drove the 16" wheels to the bone and replaced with a new stock set of 17" alloy rims and tires from a new Rubi owner who needed something bigger.
Cool spare tire cover. (had one from dealer which was named Courtesy and got tired of the 'Thats a cool loaner jokes')
Cab cover, so I can stop closing things up everytime it rains.
Wade automotive Skytop, basically a giant sunroof to keep a bit of the wind and UV off while still being open to the world.
I really want some sort of rubber slush mats to make trips to the beach, or dealing with snow and mud easier (two kids).
Hoping to see some more good ideas pop up here in the thread.
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Old 06-07-2011, 07:47 PM   #11
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I would make a plan based on your usage and go from there. Bumpers, lights, wheels/tires for the outside all look good whether you go off-road or not. I made a number of small mods inside just for aesthetics, although the AC inverter can be considered functional as well. Ask yourself things like 'Am I ok with the drivetrain, engine, mechanics, etc' 'am I ok with the wheels/tires' ? answers to those questions should give you a short list of where you want to start...
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:01 PM   #12
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Hah!
Forgot the last thing as I'm still working on it.
Got the stock bumpers from another Rubi owner who upgarded them and now have front tow hooks and cutouts for foglights.
Gonna start with the stock fog lights courtesy of an awesome forum member here and either stick with those or come back here with more questions.
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:06 PM   #13
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Cheap after market upgrade...DOOR SILL GAURDS...Look at your sills... you had her for about 3 months...Climbing in and out with work boots on, bet they are skuffed up by now!!
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:24 PM   #14
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My upgrades were pretty basic. Swapped out my 225/75r 16 stockers and steel wheels for new Firestones Destination ATs (245/70 16s) and new Ultra Maverick 16" black w/machined lip wheels, swapped out my clear vinyls for the Bestop tinted window kit (still gotta get the two back passenger windows tinted), and getting a remote start with alarm installed soon. I'd like to upgrade my speakers, too. Baby steps. I'm actually real happy with my jeep as is, the basic upgrades just add that much more.

Heres my JKU with the new tires/wheels. I hadn't put the tinted vinyls on yet.
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Really like the rims Netties...Looks good!!...I'm guessing he wants a few easy mods that wont brake his bank but still be good for his investment. New rims and tires aint cheap!!(as im sure you know)
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1st mods were tires,mirrors,foot pegs,floor mats, bar handles

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Hell, I got pull off 16 inch wheels and put studded winter tires on them. By the time I was done, I had spent over $1300.00. Of course at 32 inch diameter and ones that typically go on a truck of good size, tires ain't cheap. The TPMS stems cost more than the wheels. Wee gads. Ouch!
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Hell, I got pull off 16 inch wheels and put studded winter tires on them. By the time I was done, I had spent over $1300.00. Of course at 32 inch diameter and ones that typically go on a truck of good size, tires ain't cheap. The TPMS stems cost more than the wheels. Wee gads. Ouch!
I'd say go with the door sill guards and grab handles....Cheap but effective.
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Really like the rims Netties...Looks good!!...I'm guessing he wants a few easy mods that wont brake his bank but still be good for his investment. New rims and tires aint cheap!!(as im sure you know)
Thanks! I figured that's where I'd put my money bcz I knew I wouldn't be doing any other major modding. I paid around $1100 for 5 tires and 5 wheels. Tires made up The bulk of that cost. I got a pretty good deal on the wheels actually.

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