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Old 08-01-2012, 08:27 PM   #1
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NEWB questions on future build

Alright guys i have been reading around the forum for the past few weeks and have made a few decisions and i am looking for some advise on if they will all work and what I am missing and/or need.

I am looking at a 2012 Wrangler 2dr. I plan to get one with steel wheels a three piece hard top and 3.21 gears. I hope to have the parts ready to go when i pick up the Jeep and start the mods right away. This is what i am planning so far.

Lift: Teraflex 4" LCG long arm

Shocks: Blistein 5100 front and back

Wheels: 16" Black (have a few ideas haven't decided exactly. suggestions?)

Tires: GY Duratrac 35's

Driveshaft front and rear: Tom Woods Custom

Front Bumper: JCR Mid Width Prerunner with Full Sink (winch mount)

Rear Bumper: JCR Jk Rear tire Carrier bumper Deluxe W/built in lights

Rock Sliders: JCR Stage 2

Winch: Warn M8000-S

Soft top: Bestop Trek top

Gears upgrade: 4.10 (should i go lower if i decide to put 37's on later)

I am in NEPA and not real sure what type of wheeling I will be doing for sure. This will be mostly a toy however my work does take me off road at times but i have to travel up to an hour or so to get to these spots so I want to be able to drive the rig on the road as well.

I hope you guys will take a look and give me any advice that will help me put together a great machine. I am willing to spend some money at this point I want to do things right up front and not have to go back and redo things because i missed something.

Thanks in advance for your help. Look forward to getting out there with you guys soon.


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Old 08-01-2012, 09:32 PM   #2
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Great lift. We're running that on our four door and it gave around 5" of lift...

You will need front and rear drive shafts.

Don't buy 16" Wheels. It's an uncommon size and the rubber is expensive. More of a standard is 17's especially if you're considering 37s...

Don't buy 35's now if you can get 37's. Trust me...

I'd go 4.88's. Especially seeing 37s in your future.

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Old 08-01-2012, 09:33 PM   #3
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Teraflex 4" LCG Long Arm

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Old 08-02-2012, 06:28 AM   #4
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Thanks Pluke that is the type of info i was hoping for. Great looking Ride. I am so ready to get mine built and out on the trail.
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:48 AM   #5
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Did you put the lift on yourself? If so was it very difficult?
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:09 AM   #6
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X2 for what Pluke said. Gears are a must from 3.21. I had that with the 6spd and it sucked even with 32" tires. I have 4.88 now with 315/70 16s and it is perfect. Folks say 4.88 for manual and 5.13 for autos, so check that out.

I got my rims and tires off CLs at a great price. I like my Mickey Thompson Classic II, but the black ones look great and are not that expensive. Pretty much any black rim looks good, I just like the ones with holes instead of spokes.

Overall sounds like your jeep will be pretty darn capable. Is NEPA North East PA? I am in Jersey just across the river from Trenton.
08 JKU, 3" TF lift with Bilstein 5100s, Banks Monster with Ram Air, 4.88 G2 Gears w/ Diff Covers
315/75/16 GY MTRs on MT Classic II, Pure Jeep Rock Guards, Rought Country stubby bumper with Engo 10K winch
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:49 AM   #7
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Thanks sounds like i will go with the 4.88 I want the Manual. I will also look at CLs not sure which Rims i want yet but hope to make a decision soon.

I hope so I am really looking forward to getting it into the garage then on the road.

Yeah I am in Milford PA it is right at the try state NJ , NY, PA about two hours or so from Trenton maybe 2.5

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