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Old 05-28-2012, 10:05 PM   #1
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Not yet an owner, need some advice please

Cheers everyone!

I almost bit at a brand new 2012 Unlimited with a 2" lift , 17" wheels, and Mickey Thompson's today, but backed out because I'm sure I could do better with those aftermarket mods for <$4000. Is it worth it to purchase dealer installed mods like this on a Jeep? I've never owned one, but I'm pretty sure the answer is a big fat "no".

For a 2" lift, what wheels and tires would you recommend for non-major off-roading (I live in AZ).

Any input is greatly appreciated as I'd like to head back down tomorrow to make a final deal with or without mods.

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Old 05-28-2012, 10:35 PM   #2
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Goof choice. You can put the same lift and tires on for much less.

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Old 05-28-2012, 10:36 PM   #3
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I would much rather do the mods myself. Installing mods yourself is half the fun. Good luck and you won't regret it. Look up threads on how much people paid for their jeep. Tell them to put the cheapest tires on their because you sound like you are going to just take them off soon.
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Goof choice. You can put the same lift and tires on for much less.


If you like to work on things then do it yourself - you'll get the lift, wheels and tires you want.
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I've been pricing out 17" Mickey Thompson's and those are gonna run you $1750 by themselves.

That leaves a lot of room for $2250.
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:51 PM   #6
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I can guarantee you are over paying big time if you get a new Jeep with an after market lift installed by a dealer. It will probably be at least twice what you would pay if you did it yourself after purchase. Don't let the dealer feed you BS that Chrysler will cover the aftermarket parts either.
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:33 PM   #7
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If you've never had a Jeep before, you'll be surprised and pleased at how off-road worthy it is in stock condition. There's such a huge market of choices that it takes considerable exposure to be able to decide just which IS the best for your particular needs.

Rim fashions are personal taste. I'm one of those who likes the stock rims just fine.

After driving my 08JK for 17 months, I haven't been in one single adventure yet that has required a lift, although the upgrade tires did earn their keep in a number of situations.

It's hard to judge what a mod is worth or whether it is of any particular advantage without a bit of off-road experience.

In any case, its your $$$ and welcome to the Jeeping Frenzy!!!
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You guys are awesome, thanks for such great replies. I'm glad now that I didn't bite, even though that jeep looked sex.

I'm handy with most things, but I'll have to see how much trouble I'll be getting into installing a lift myself. Any suggestions for the required parts?
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You guys are awesome, thanks for such great replies. I'm glad now that I didn't bite, even though that jeep looked sex.

I'm handy with most things, but I'll have to see how much trouble I'll be getting into installing a lift myself. Any suggestions for the required parts?
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...Any suggestions for the required parts?
There are plenty of kits.

Why not get the Jeep, take it off-road and then see if/where you need to make improvements? Lots of good wheeling out here in AZ.
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There are plenty of kits.

Why not get the Jeep, take it off-road and then see if/where you need to make improvements? Lots of good wheeling out here in AZ.
Yeah, I think I'm going to get the standard wheel/tires and go from there. No sense in getting the slightly larger ones if I'm going to swap them out anyway.

Thanks again for all of your replies. Hopefully this week I'll post stock pics ;P
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I saw a 12 Dozer Rubi with all the AEV trimmings.. nearly had a heart attack when I looked at the sticker.. $59K!!!! I'd much rather do the upgrades myself and save a ton.... plus you get exactly what you want.
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its up to you to determine the kind of wheeling you want to do for the cost of a lift you could add a winch and bumper setup that imho is more valuble to me than a lift I mostly hit trails and sometimes mud it but not often in mud mainly trails its your jeep do it your way all that matters is to have fun and I would not pay dealer rates on mods besides you got to figure the mods are going to cost you INTREST to for the next 5-6yrs way more costly to you then??? have fun and good luck Joe, 1 stock pic and 1 after a couple of mods
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Yeah, I think I'm going to get the standard wheel/tires and go from there. No sense in getting the slightly larger ones if I'm going to swap them out anyway.

Thanks again for all of your replies. Hopefully this week I'll post stock pics ;P
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its up to you to determine the kind of wheeling you want to do for the cost of a lift you could add a winch and bumper setup that imho is more valuble to me than a lift I mostly hit trails and sometimes mud it but not often in mud mainly trails its your jeep do it your way all that matters is to have fun and I would not pay dealer rates on mods besides you got to figure the mods are going to cost you INTREST to for the next 5-6yrs way more costly to you then??? have fun and good luck Joe, 1 stock pic and 1 after a couple of mods
Very nice! Thanks for the advice

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