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Old 12-01-2013, 09:54 AM   #1
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Need Help.

Hello there,

I just got my new 2014 Wrangler unlimited Rubicon and I would like to replace the front bumper, add a winch and oil pan skid plate,
I will also want to lift the rig so I can fit 37" tires,

please send me your best recommendation to which product I should get and where is the best place to buy,

thank you in advance to all your help,

looking forward to join this lovely family named Jeep.

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Old 12-01-2013, 09:59 AM   #2
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A fairly open ended question there. What is your end goal for your rig and what's your budget? That ought to get us pointed in the right direction in regards to appropriate suggestions.

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Old 12-01-2013, 10:11 AM   #3
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overall budget is about $3000-5000 top for all,
this is my daily ride but I want to go play on weekends and make sure it can go anywhere and stay safe all around,

what do think about this winch/bumper combo?
Quadratec Q-Series Winch with Smittybilt XRC M.O.D. Front Bumper with Full Width Endcaps and Center Hoop Bull Bar

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Old 12-01-2013, 10:12 AM   #4
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or this for a oil pan skid plate:
M.O.R.E. Oil Pan & Transmission Skid Plate

For 07-14 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK

Quadratec Part No: 12590.1204
Manufacturer Part No: JKOPSP
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:24 AM   #6
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You'll get opinions about bumpers and winches I'm sure, but let's talk about fitting those 37's.

I'm of the opinion that you should lift your jeep as little as possible to fit the tires you want. The more you lift your jeep, the more it throws off your suspension geometry, which may not be a big deal for you on the road, but will adversely affect you off-road. It's true that one can cope with some of these issues with adjustable control arms, but the closer you keep the geometry to stock, the better, unless you're down for redesigning your suspension geometry.

The jk's wheel wells are massive, and you should take advantage of them. Throw some flat fenders or metalcloak tube fenders on there and a small lift. I know a non-lifted jeep doesn't look as cool, but it is definitely safer all-around.

You may also want to think about welding some gussets on you front axle c's to reinforce them carrying those big tires.
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:59 AM   #7
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In terms of winches, I'd recommend warn or engo, but only because those are the two I've had experience with, haven't had trouble from either.

Front bumpers, get whatever floats your boat, that choice is a bit more personal taste than anything else.

Any oil pan skid is better than none at all

btw, be aware that, depending on how hard you run your rig off road, c gussets may be the bare minimum of axle upgrades you'll want to do with 37's.
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Oh, and good places to buy from, check out all the forum vendors, typically you can call for the best deals: Jeep Wrangler Forum - Jeep Wrangler Owners Community

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