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Old 03-04-2014, 12:30 PM   #1
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Talking What are some have to have mods!?

Okay, what are the best mods that everyone needs?! also what are your fav that make your jeep special.

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Old 03-04-2014, 12:34 PM   #2
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Simple..... tires and tires .

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Old 03-04-2014, 12:35 PM   #3
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:36 PM   #4
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I have started with what I thought I had to have. So Hitch was first. Ace Rock sliders were second since wife and kids needed a step.

Then it was a hoist and stuff to take the top off. With top off quickly realized I wanted a Tuffy trunk. Also got some mirrors for when doors are removed.

Few little things along the way. Clear side marker lights. New Rubicon decals in Flat Black. Front jeep emblem in black.

Next will probably be a grille.

Trying to make very informed decisions so I have no regrets on the path I take with it.
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:19 PM   #5
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i just have a small antena, inside door grills that say jeep and slush matts. but i have a black jeep so dont need that much
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:26 PM   #6
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The ones that make it personal to you and help it do what you want it to do or go where it needs to go.
^This...exactly...

Outside of maybe headlights, there are no universal "must have" mods. Every Wrangler and every owner is different. Mod based on how you will use the vehicle, not by what anyone else does or says.
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Drivers side dead pedal for an auto trans model.
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1. Drill rear view mirrors to avoid water spots and rust-$0

1.5. Flip rear view mirror for improved visibility. It is 1.5 cause I didn't like it but it's free to try and a ton of guys swear by it.

2. Grill mesh inserts- buy online for $150 or make for $18 and a few hours labor. Improves the look of any jeep imo. I've never changed my own oil and could make my own easily.

3. Security- Depending on what you want and your lifestyle this varies. You can go the whole 9 yards with locking hood latches, locking gas cap, underseat storage box and aftermarket alarm system. All I have is the Bestop Center Console lock box. I love it, it is a great place to leave valuables.

4. Torx T-50 (and other sizes if you have a hardtop)- to take off the doors- $1.99

Other than this go have fun with your jeep and see what you want!
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Old 03-04-2014, 03:48 PM   #10
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I got a bull bar and some off road lights, next up bigger tires. Just have FUN!
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Drivers side dead pedal for an auto trans model.
Where do I get this lol
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Guessing there is a how to thread on the mesh grill do it yourself
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Guessing there is a how to thread on the mesh grill do it yourself
Yes it's super easy. I did mine about a month ago, and so far so good. Right after I slopped glue all over it, I read the bottle of Gorrilla Glue. Said not good on plastic. Crap. Well, it seems to be ok so far.
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You can buy the grill mod for $45 too. After searching a few Home Depots and Ace's to no avail, I just did that instead.
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try Mountain Off-Road DP0709DS - M.O.R.E. Drivers Side Dead Pedal for 07-14 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK with Automatic Transmission - Quadratec

This is one of my favorite add-ons.

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Old 03-04-2014, 06:15 PM   #16
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First figure out what you need your jeep to do. Are you making an off road jeep better or are you making a mall crawler or looker jeep.
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Old 03-04-2014, 06:32 PM   #17
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Other than lift/tires/wheel, do the easy peasy ones:

Tint
Rear light guards
Mesh grill
Rock Lights
Under seat lock box
Maximus-3 Mag Light holder
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Old 03-04-2014, 07:41 PM   #18
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I did mesh grill for materials at lowes for 25.00, made my own headliners with foam board and headliner material for around 50.00, mad power hoist for hard too for around 150.00(electric hoist was 90.00 from harbor freight) did 2.4 " lift and added new 295-79-18 nitto tra grapplers, got 12000 lb winch, now need to get new bumper and install for winch to go on along with rear bumper...
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The ones that make it personal to you and help it do what you want it to do or go where it needs to go.
Agree. The fisrt thing I did was replace the rims to make it mine. My second mod will hopefully be skid plates to protect what is important.
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:44 PM   #20
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$54? Hell, I'll just nail a block of wood done there.
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Guessing there is a how to thread on the mesh grill do it yourself
I put this together when I made mine imgur: the simple image sharer
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I put this together when I made mine imgur: the simple image sharer
Thanks for sharing... So you only cut the gutter guard once? Or did you make multiple cuts be opening? Sorry for the highjack.
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1. Drill rear view mirrors to avoid water spots and rust-$0 1.5. Flip rear view mirror for improved visibility. It is 1.5 cause I didn't like it but it's free to try and a ton of guys swear by it. 2. Grill mesh inserts- buy online for $150 or make for $18 and a few hours labor. Improves the look of any jeep imo. I've never changed my own oil and could make my own easily. 3. Security- Depending on what you want and your lifestyle this varies. You can go the whole 9 yards with locking hood latches, locking gas cap, underseat storage box and aftermarket alarm system. All I have is the Bestop Center Console lock box. I love it, it is a great place to leave valuables. 4. Torx T-50 (and other sizes if you have a hardtop)- to take off the doors- $1.99 Other than this go have fun with your jeep and see what you want!
Is on point here!

So different for everyone for me it's anyway to improve mpg (lost cause) lol

Speakers (Cus stock ones are garbage)

And go soft top crazy for summer after thay
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^This...exactly...

Outside of maybe headlights, there are no universal "must have" mods. Every Wrangler and every owner is different. Mod based on how you will use the vehicle, not by what anyone else does or says.


I've been wanting new tires and rims. BUT, I realize the ones I have (stock) are fine and nothing is wrong with them. When they wear out, then I will change. I have tires and rims already. What I don't have is a winch, good rock sliders, a good winch bumper, and rear tire carrier. That is what I will upgrade. I also want to be able to carry gas cans, a shovel, and a jack on the rear. So, its about wants, priorities, and personalization.
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Tons to do on any budget...just get dirty. Make it yours and own it, but remember to take the time to do as much as you can on your own. As they say..."built not bought". Cheers!
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I did wheels and tires first, but I should have made a CB radio the first mod.
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Tons to do on any budget...just get dirty. Make it yours and own it, but remember to take the time to do as much as you can on your own. As they say..."built not bought". Cheers!
That grill is siiiiiiick.
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BTW, there is NO requirement on doing all or some of the work yourself. If you don't have the skills, don't have the time, don't have the space, don't have the tools, or don't have the desire, there is NOTHING wrong with having someone else do the work.

This is the U.S. of A. As long are you're not infringing upon the rights of others, do what you want.

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The first musthave mod are upgraded headlights. No other mods, not tires, not lifts, nothing, matters as much as good headlights. You cant use any other mods if you cant see anything.

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