Originally Posted by Scarecrow
So I've had my 2010 JK sport for almost 2 years now... I thought it would be a good time to have some fun with it.
The thing is. I'm not a car person. I can turn it on and drive it but I can't even change my own oil (I'm gonna learn though next changing). I barely know how to use jumper cables... I want to learn how to pimp it up
Everything right now is still stock except I do have elemental doors but I never put em on (I took the doors off last summer and didn't even bother putting the elemental doors on)
I'm not made of money but I can spend a little bit
It's gonna be getting wet and muddy here soon so playing in the mud sounds fun. I was looking at lifts and new tires... but I'm not sure what to get...
Oh and where do you find these jeep trails I read about? Like I know I couldn't do squat in mine right now but maybe someday it'd be able to tackle some easy ones.
Two years and you're not sure how to put it in 4wd yet? You, my friend, are overdue
Like you, I was never mechanically inclined, at least in an automotive sense. But I've decided that I'm going to install all my mods myself, and do my own maintenance. I'd prefer to take a proactive stance when it comes to keeping my Jeep in good shape...having to take it to a mechanic when something fails is reactive.
Not the way I wanna do things.
You have Element doors and have never put them on?
Right now, I have a garage full of accessories (and a pile in a spare bedroom, as well) waiting for my Jeep to be delivered. I can't wait to put that stuff on it!
It sounds like you're at least thinking
about taking it offroad.
If playing in the mud sounds fun, like you say, then you probably will want, at the least, some better tires.
As for knowing what to buy...hell, I spent weeks researching tires / wheels / lifts before I ever made a decision. I did research online, asked questions here on the forum, made phone calls to various manufacturers...I burned through a couple of small pocket notebooks on that topic alone.
In the end, you have to decide what you
want to do with your Jeep. If you're not sure (which is what it sounds like to me), then take Daggo's advice and join an off-road club.
That'll at least give you numerous points of reference.
As for the Lange Quick Mirrors you bought...I've found that one of the benefits of being a member of WF is that you can almost always find out how a product works, or doesn't work, simply by asking in a post.
Good luck, and have fun!