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Old 03-14-2014, 07:33 AM   #1
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Operation Bad Azz Girl Jeep - Game On!

Well bonus time is here and time to grow up the girl Jeep! Someone actually called it a virgin Jeep lol!!!!!!!

I have taken it out, I have scratched it, I have clunked things, I have decorated the interior with 5 pounds of Sonoran desert dust (lol!). I have climbed, crawled, gotten a little muddy (not much mud here in the desert generally) and even swam a little bit. I have also rode copilot a few runs in a big boy Jeep and seen what it could do - of course unsurprisingly it did pretty much well everything better than my stock girl Jeep.

So now that the bonus funds are in and accounted for, my Jeep is going to begin its transformation. The objective: to be able to run moderate trails with a lot more piece of mind. I will never be "hard core" or play with the big boys and have no plan to slam my Jeep into obstacles that are one step short of impossible. I still may end up taking different lines than folks with even bigger tires and lifts. I just want to have fun and know that I have some more metal and bigger rubber under me as I run over stuff lol. (And of course working a lot on that driver skill part too!). I will start with what I "need", then advance to what I "want" (like safari straps!) later. Function before form.

I have gained tons and tons of info from this forum! And for folks deciding what they want to do, perhaps the MOST valuable of that information was folks telling me to take it out and play with it stock first to learn what I need! DO NOT underestimate the value in that for a moment!

So tonite is a dedicated bad azz girl Jeep planning session to lay my path forward and see just how much of my wallet I can empty. And I have a helper who actually knows what he is doing lol-unlike me. We will plan pieces parts and all the steps to get me there. Then start throwing money at it!

And for newbies, I am not doing it just because I "can" - I am doing it so my Jeep can do what it needs to do better and safer! It has spoken-I have listened.

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Old 03-14-2014, 07:39 AM   #2
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Good luck! Look forward to reading how it goes. 😃

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Haha!! I love it!! I am in the same boat. Have the funds.. Just figuring out what I need or want. Tires was a must.. Good luck!!
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Old 03-14-2014, 08:48 AM   #4
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Good luck! Look forward to reading how it goes. 😃
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Haha!! I love it!! I am in the same boat. Have the funds.. Just figuring out what I need or want. Tires was a must.. Good luck!!
Another lady Jeeper! We can grow our virgin Jeeps into Jeep sluts! LOL I believe my first focus will be tires, lift, flat fenders and rear bumper/tire carrier. But will see tonite! I am thinking 35s, Metalcloak flat overland fenders and perhaps RK Max Travel lift. No idea on bumper/tire carrier or specific tires/wheels yet. Maybe some armor once I get my heep up and get a better idea how its belly has fared.
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Old 03-14-2014, 09:02 AM   #5
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Congrats on wheeling your Jeep and taking your time deciding what you wanted to do and where you wanted to take the Jeep build.
Your list has some good parts that will serve you well. Remember on wheels make sure they have 4 1/2" backspacing.
Look forward in seeing the mod pics.
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I went with Poison Spyder front and rear bumpers. Their approach and descent angles are awesome, made in the US and look fantastic (yes looks matter ).

I did a TF tire carrier because a rattling carrier bugs the hell out of me - maybe I'm OCD.

For shoes I did Nitto trail grapplers and an AEV lift. Best lift I've had.

I'm installing Poison Spyder fenders this week and I'll post pics.

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Can't take it with you when you go, so might as well enjoy it to the full extent now! Post lots of pictures as move along in the process.

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I went with 33' gen grabbers. Got a great deal on discount tire direct. 5 Wheels and tires 2000 shipped. I will also be doing a lift. Not sure what but it will happen. No fenders here. I will do the front and rear bumpers. Found a few I like. Just trying to spread the rest of my jeep budget.. So ready for this cold weather to go AWAY!! I did also do nerf bars. Took me forever to do the pass side but only 45 to do drivers. LOL!!
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I went with 33' gen grabbers. Got a great deal on discount tire direct. 5 Wheels and tires 2000 shipped. I will also be doing a lift. Not sure what but it will happen. No fenders here. I will do the front and rear bumpers. Found a few I like. Just trying to spread the rest of my jeep budget.. So ready for this cold weather to go AWAY!! I did also do nerf bars. Took me forever to do the pass side but only 45 to do drivers. LOL!!
Congrats! Pics or it didnt happen!
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Well bonus time is here and time to grow up the girl Jeep! Someone actually called it a virgin Jeep lol!!!!!!!

I have taken it out, I have scratched it, I have clunked things, I have decorated the interior with 5 pounds of Sonoran desert dust (lol!). I have climbed, crawled, gotten a little muddy (not much mud here in the desert generally) and even swam a little bit. I have also rode copilot a few runs in a big boy Jeep and seen what it could do - of course unsurprisingly it did pretty much well everything better than my stock girl Jeep.

So now that the bonus funds are in and accounted for, my Jeep is going to begin its transformation. The objective: to be able to run moderate trails with a lot more piece of mind. I will never be "hard core" or play with the big boys and have no plan to slam my Jeep into obstacles that are one step short of impossible. I still may end up taking different lines than folks with even bigger tires and lifts. I just want to have fun and know that I have some more metal and bigger rubber under me as I run over stuff lol. (And of course working a lot on that driver skill part too!). I will start with what I "need", then advance to what I "want" (like safari straps!) later. Function before form.

I have gained tons and tons of info from this forum! And for folks deciding what they want to do, perhaps the MOST valuable of that information was folks telling me to take it out and play with it stock first to learn what I need! DO NOT underestimate the value in that for a moment!

So tonite is a dedicated bad azz girl Jeep planning session to lay my path forward and see just how much of my wallet I can empty. And I have a helper who actually knows what he is doing lol-unlike me. We will plan pieces parts and all the steps to get me there. Then start throwing money at it!

And for newbies, I am not doing it just because I "can" - I am doing it so my Jeep can do what it needs to do better and safer! It has spoken-I have listened.
One of my life long friends calls mine (nothing girly about it) a barbie jeep. lol
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Old 03-26-2014, 03:41 PM   #13
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My wife's rig.... and I built it for her. 4.5" Rubicon Express long arm lift. 37" Toyo MTs.


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Old 03-26-2014, 07:35 PM   #14
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Love this thread...I am all about the chick and her jeep
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:39 PM   #15
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A build for "moderate" trails is fairly easy to plan out.
Armor
Skids
Choose a lift
I always recommend new drive shafts
Tires and or wheels
Front axle reinforcements
Safety/recovery gear
And a winch if you so choose

Then you can get into things like chrome molly axles, gears, lockers, on board air, yada yada yada.

The big question is how much coin do you want to spend.
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:07 AM   #17
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A build for "moderate" trails is fairly easy to plan out.
Armor
Skids
Choose a lift
I always recommend new drive shafts
Tires and or wheels
Front axle reinforcements
Safety/recovery gear
And a winch if you so choose

Then you can get into things like chrome molly axles, gears, lockers, on board air, yada yada yada.

The big question is how much coin do you want to spend.
The things you listed are pretty much all on my list except a winch is a bit further down the road and had not considered driveshafts at 2.5-yet. I think step 1 is tires (35), wheels, truss and gusset, and lift. The MC Game Changer with 6pack is so tempting me lol. Budget is not an issue-I would rather do it right than do it twice. For phase 2 I will be gearing to 4.88 and locking the rear. I understand running 35s on 3.73 may be a bit of a dog but doable for around town and mild trails short term. Or I may just go for broke and tear the entire Jeep up and do it all at once. Still finalizing the plan.

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And to think one of my first posts to WF was "can I just stay stock and still do stuff without all kinds of mods" lol!

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My wife's rig.... and I built it for her. 4.5" Rubicon Express long arm lift. 37" Toyo MTs.
I would like to go 37s but dont want all the additional heartburn I understand comes with the bigger lifts. And my Sport front axle. But never say never!
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:32 AM   #18
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I will post pic's soon. Tires did happen and the nerf bars. Just waiting on lift kit..
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Mommymallcrawler, who are you going to use for putting on all the accessories. The only reason I ask is I am up North from you in Prescott. The Jeep Dealership up here are all Jeepers. The parts manager and accessories manager both own Jeeps and are part of our Jeep Club. Their prices have been as good as any of the other places and they back up what they do to your Jeep. I have had a ton of work done by them, but the best is my Mopar Stage III lift with 35's. Best riding Jeep and I have had and I have owned a few.

By the way, you should join our Jeep Club. We have many people from the Phoenix area in it and we usually go out twice a month, usually on Saturdays and have 20-30 Jeeps. It's a blast. And as you may know, Arizona has some incredible places to go off-roading. Here is the link of the club. It's free:

http://www.meetup.com/The-Off-Road-AZ-No-Club-Club/
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:34 AM   #21
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Just got my 4" lift kit for my bday What an awesome present I would have to say.. Now to find time to put on.. How are you coming along mommymallcrawler?
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