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Old 10-12-2010, 09:51 PM
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my jeep and plans looking for advice

just got a new jeep wrangler 4dr jk sport black. The dealer put on rubicon rims and tires, side steps, and ordered a hard top as part of the deal.
1. paint rims black.... any suggestions on paint
2. lift kit nothing extreme for the look and the occasional off roading( vehicle still needs to handle well during everyday driving...... so im looking for suggestions on lift kits
3.i am looking into new front bumpers i like the road armor bumper with guard seen here Road Armor seems a bit pricey but looking for suggestions....
4. looking for anything that can just ease everyday driving interior/exterior.

Im a new jeep owner looking for suggestions/ items that have improved your time with your jeep.....

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Old 10-12-2010, 10:48 PM   #2
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1. Don't paint your wheels, it will most likely look like crap, and having them powdercoated is as expensive as buying a set of wheels.
2. 2 inch Coil Spacer lift and or Budget Boost lift (cheap, and won't effect ride quality negatively)(Some people believe that spacer lifts also get rid of some road noise and cab vibrations because it puts a barrier between your spring system and the chassis)
3. I highly recommend the Rugged Ridge XHD Bumper system, its fully customizable, cheap, and strong as hell. (I have it and absolutely love it)
4. Make sure you get cruise control in on the deal, have the dealer take care of any recalls or tsbs before you take delivery and also make them spray heavy amounts of water over the soft top to cheak for leaks that they need to fix. Also you can buy a liner for the hard top to reduce road and wind noise.
I also recommend satellite radio because its awesome.
Lastly, Take the top off atleast once a week and the doors while the weather is good and drive the piss outta it!

There are very few vehicles that can be defined as "made for offroad". Unfortunately, the Wrangler can definitely be defined as "made for offroad" by its inability to handle well on road
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The powdercoating option for the wheels all depends on how cheap you can get it done and if you plan on keeping stock size tires. I have heard of some places doing it for $50 a wheel. At that price it would be about the price of one of the aftermarket wheels I'm looking at. If you want bigger tires, I would get new wheels with 4.5 backspacing over painting the stock wheels and getting spacers. Other option, Sell the Stockies and buy new rims/tires.

There are several lift options that allow you to "upgrade" later. The Teraflex 3" system is what I will get when I get my Rubi. Gives you the option of upgrading to long arm system when you want/can afford to.

Good luck making it your own.
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X2 on powder coat. Lo al shop charges$ 65 per wheel.
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