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Old 03-13-2012, 01:59 AM   #1
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Okay, lets have some fun...

I pretty much have my list picked out, but I'd like to see what you guys can come up with as well. Let's say you have right around $5000 to play around with to spend on a 2012 Crush JKU Sport. What would or could you do with it? I'm looking for at least a decent lift and tires, but bumpers/rails/tops/etc would be cool too.

Here's a link to my window sticker to show you what I'm working with currently. The only things I've done to it so far are 13" shorty antenna and added some pretty sweet looking vinyl decals over the warning labels on the sun visors. Give me your best list!

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I'd like to see what you guys can come up with as well. Let's say you have right around $5000 to play around with to spend on a 2012 Crush JKU Sport. What would or could you do with it?
To what end?

Your answer seems to suggest that a "decent lift and tires, but bumpers/rails/tops/etc would be cool too" solves the question.

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1,000 old man emo 2.5 ( lift 3") installed

1,250 a set of 315/75R17 Kumho mt plus 100 install

1000 on an ARB Sahara bar plus install ( if I had to guess 3hours labour) so say 240
340 superchips programmer ( well worth it)
40 drop in k&n filter ( as Mach a big difference believe it or not
700 safari snorkel installed
550 magna flow cat-back exhaust plus 1 hour labour 80

All adds up $53000

And you got yourself a killer jeep
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1,000 old man emo 2.5 ( lift 3") installed

1,250 a set of 315/75R17 Kumho mt plus 100 install

1000 on an ARB Sahara bar plus install ( if I had to guess 3hours labour) so say 240
340 superchips programmer ( well worth it)
40 drop in k&n filter ( as Mach a big difference believe it or not
700 safari snorkel installed
550 magna flow cat-back exhaust plus 1 hour labour 80

All adds up $53000

And you got yourself a killer jeep
Now he needs a snorkel? These threads are as mystifying to me as the, "What color do I like?"
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I would say 5000 dollars could buy you a better team then Bama... Would ya believe me?!

Vegas with an engine block heater!?
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Okay, here's said list that I mentioned before. Looking like a 1-2 month timeframe before everything is installed. What would you add/change to my setup? Am I forgetting anything that should come before any of this?

Lift Kit
Fender Flares
Rock Sliders
Front Bumper
Rear Bumper/Tire Carrier
Winch?
Wheels
Tires
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Old 03-13-2012, 02:29 AM   #7
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I would say 5000 dollars could buy you a better team then Bama... Would ya believe me?!

Vegas with an engine block heater!?
Eh, in the USAF and there's a good chance I'll end up in Alaska at some point in my career. Never know man haha... ROLL TIDE
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No offense... but those rims are.... *puke*. go to 16's or maybe 15's.

Depends on your job... Here in Germany it got to -7 and we did not have engine block heaters on our 60K's.
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Now he needs a snorkel? These threads are as mystifying to me as the, "What color do I like?"
Well I live in south Florida a snorkel is a must.

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Besides it looks good, and so killer.

Never under p estimate a good sounding car,
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No offense... but those rims are.... *puke*. go to 16's or maybe 15's.

Depends on your job... Here in Germany it got to -7 and we did not have engine block heaters on our 60K's.
The wheels are ok orange and black go well, but I would stick to a simpler pattern
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And I forgot to add don't waste money on a cheap lift
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Old Man Emu suspension is pretty good from what I read.
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The wheels are ok orange and black go well, but I would stick to a simpler pattern
These?
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Old Man Emu suspension is pretty good from what I read.
In my opinion ( and I don't wanna sound like a d**k) but I have owned and raced many trucks with many lifts there is only on other kit I would buy over the old man emu, that would be iron man.

Old man emu has not impaired my highway driving at all,
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I have these

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But a simple pattern looks good won't go out of style, and if to many people have its not as noticeable


And yes I do prefer the second set, should look good.
You could also just paint your rims save the cash.

The only reason I got these rims is cause I bought it second hand and had chrome rims.
Who puts chrome on a jeep
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here's said list that I mentioned before.
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To what end?

Your answer seems to suggest that a "decent lift and tires, but bumpers/rails/tops/etc would be cool too" solves the question.
+1
I understand people want their Jeeps to be liked by others, but it is his Jeep and he should get what he wants, not what everyone else wants. If the question was "is this item any good or better than something else", I'd understand it.

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1,000 old man emo 2.5 ( lift 3") installed

1,250 a set of 315/75R17 Kumho mt plus 100 install

1000 on an ARB Sahara bar plus install ( if I had to guess 3hours labour) so say 240
340 superchips programmer ( well worth it)
40 drop in k&n filter ( as Mach a big difference believe it or not
700 safari snorkel installed
550 magna flow cat-back exhaust plus 1 hour labour 80

All adds up $53000

And you got yourself a killer jeep
The OP has a 2012, so a programmer is not available for it. I also think you meant to say $5300.

I'd put my money in the best suspension that I could afford. It will be the foundation for your Jeep. Your daily ride quality, onroad/offroad performance, long term reliability, and safety will depend on the suspension. Any money that is left over should go to larger tires and things that improve the performance of your Jeep. Everything else that you want is for looks and should be a lower priority.
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I'd put my money in the best suspension that I could afford. It will be the foundation for your Jeep. Your daily ride quality, onroad/offroad performance, long term reliability, and safety will depend on the suspension. Any money that is left over should go to larger tires and things that improve the performance of your Jeep. Everything else that you want is for looks and should be a lower priority.
^^^ This.

A lift is not the place to go cheap.
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Like others have said, its your ride, so do with it what you want.

That being said, this is what I would do:

If I planned on mainly street duty and occasional offroading:
Teraflex 2.5" coil lift kit with Bilsteins = $775
15" or 16" wheels = $600 or so
33" Duratacs = $1000-$1250
ACE rails with Rubi takeoffs = $450-$500
ACE rear bumper with tire carrier = $700
JCR Dagger stubby with stinger = $550
Procal (maybe) = $150

This leaves you with a few bucks for possibly lower control arms, trackbars, grab handles, floor mats/liners, etc.

Now, if it was going to see more offroad duty than that, I would look into the Rock Krawler 3.5" Max Flex system, regear to 4.88 or 5.13, 35" tires, sleeves gussets. That would pretty much drain the budget, so the bumpers, rails, etc would have to wait.
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just get wheels/tires and lift and then go from there. your preferences and mind will change non-stop, how do I know that? because that's how I am and everyone after...rarely do we see something the first time and just go with it. so by saying you can literally make a list and just slap everything on isn't going to happen. Wheels/tires + lift and then everything else will fall in place with plenty of time.
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In my opinion ( and I don't wanna sound like a d**k) but I have owned and raced many trucks with many lifts there is only on other kit I would buy over the old man emu, that would be iron man.

Old man emu has not impaired my highway driving at all,
Ive also run the OME setup on prior Jeeps (ZJ) and it was top notch (springs, shocks and SS). Rode REALLY nice, 100xs better than stock, and handled itself real well off road too.
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Original Poster,

Why do you want a lift kit?

Just for looks or are you going to put it to off road use?
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Why do you want a lift kit?

Just for looks or are you going to put it to off road use?
If if the lift is just for looks he will still be driving it even if it just on road which is why he need a good lift a budget lift will impair his on road abilities, if you go cheap on your life you'll just waste your money and add an unneeded risk to your daily life.
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I understand people want their Jeeps to be liked by others, but it is his Jeep and he should get what he wants, not what everyone else wants. If the question was "is this item any good or better than something else", I'd understand it.

The OP has a 2012, so a programmer is not available for it. I also think you meant to say $5300.

I'd put my money in the best suspension that I could afford. It will be the foundation for your Jeep. Your daily ride quality, onroad/offroad performance, long term reliability, and safety will depend on the suspension. Any money that is left over should go to larger tires and things that improve the performance of your Jeep. Everything else that you want is for looks and should be a lower priority.
Yep I thing (53000) would be a bit much.

And I guess he will have to wait for a programmer
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Okay, here's said list that I mentioned before. Looking like a 1-2 month timeframe before everything is installed. What would you add/change to my setup? Am I forgetting anything that should come before any of this?

Lift Kit
Fender Flares
Rock Sliders
Front Bumper
Rear Bumper/Tire Carrier
Winch?
Wheels
Tires
I'll say this as nicely as possible....but step away from 4wp and other 'cookie cutter' crap. That list is just full of Chinese crap. Before you go and waste $5k on parts you'll replace after you learn a few things, take the time to educate yourself. There's MUCH better stuff out there....and there's a lot more to building a quality rig than what you know right now.
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I'll say this as nicely as possible....but step away from 4wp and other 'cookie cutter' crap. That list is just full of Chinese crap. Before you go and waste $5k on parts you'll replace after you learn a few things, take the time to educate yourself. There's MUCH better stuff out there....and there's a lot more to building a quality rig than what you know right now.
I concur.

Do your home work ask for feedback that's what the forums are for.
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I concur.

Do your home work ask for feedback that's what the forums are for.
Example the Chinese made American sold rugged ridge life.
Rather buy http://www.quadratec.com/products/16...googlemerchant
For the difference and have a peace of mind
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Old Man Umu long travel suspension
Detriot Eaton TrueTrac LSD front
Detriot Eaton LSD or selectable locker rear
ABR bull bar
10K winch
Off road lights
Sliders
Rubicon take off BFG MT tires and wheels
Recovery gear
CB

Ultimate sleeper. Looks stock, goes anywhere.
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Old Man Umu long travel suspension
Detriot Eaton TrueTrac LSD front
Detriot Eaton LSD or selectable locker rear
ABR bull bar
10K winch
Off road lights
Sliders
Rubicon take off BFG MT tires and wheels
Recovery gear
CB

Ultimate sleeper. Looks stock, goes anywhere.
I like your taste put if I see that thing pull it far from a sleeper

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