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Old 01-13-2014, 04:25 PM   #1
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What to ask for.. What is a priority

I have an 08 jkur with a TF 2.5 bb w/ shocks and wheel spacers. I will be upgrading (at least) the tires to 35s maybe along with wheels but not sure on the wheel because money is a bit tight. My birthday is around the corner so my girlfriend want me to give her a list of thing of which she can choose from to buy for me (jeep parts).

I do go off road every once in a while through light/moderate trails
Realistically speaking i dont expect her to spend more than 300 maybe.. What should i be asking for?

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Unfortunatly $300 dont buy a lot of jeep goodies.
Maybe a lightbar for the front bumper and some cool off road lights.
Spyder web shade
Ace rock rails
Front bumper(not much for $300)
Gas door
Tail light guards

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Old 01-13-2014, 09:26 PM   #3
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Do you wheel alone? If so, a winch would be good (maybe you have one already).
Synthetic line if you have a winch with steel cable.
Tire carrier for that spare 35 (maybe she could go halvsies with you cuz you're likely looking at $600 at least for one depending on your bumper and carrier you like)
Fire extinguisher and roll bar mount.
Procal or something to adjust your speedometer, tire pressure, shift points etc. because of the bigger tires.
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You're not going to get a winch for $300, even if you go with the cheapest possible setup. You might get the winch for $300ish, but you won't be able to mount it. I paid about $700 for my winch and front bumper. Don't buy things you're going to replace later, that's silly. The stock bumper gives you no protection whatsoever.


If you turn to the dark side of brake caliper grinding and get 15 inch wheels, you'll probably save enough money on tires to basically get new cheap wheels. But they won't be as nice as the rubi wheels, but, are they really your style? The 08 rubis did have nice wheels though.


I paid around $300 for my windshield light bar and lights and wiring and all that crap.

I paid $150 for my superchips flashcal, which let me reprogram my speedo for my 33s. Cheaper than a speeding ticket because your speedometer is off.

You could get a trailer hitch for $100 or so. They're incredibly useful sometimes.

I have trailfx rock sliders, they were $300.
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:01 PM   #5
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Maybe ill ask for some gussets to protect the knuckles on the front axle and a procal or one of the other chips...

Whats the difference between the aev and superchips modifiers?

Im think in terms of usefull necessary things .. A tire carrier sure would be nice halfsies on a TF HD carrier would be nice
(Not that lights , winch , bumpers wont be necessary but they will come with time) i dont wheel alone as up here in MA its practically illegal to off road and best to wheel with a club that knows the land mostly private or in up in NH.
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superchips has an lcd screen, eldomi.
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Start with a Recovery strap and a CB.
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Old 01-14-2014, 09:36 AM   #8
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Already have recovery straps and a hitch D-ring .. A cb would b nice but there cheap enough that i can get it down the road or find a bargain on CL ebay or here
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never ask a girlfriend to get you jeep parts for your birthday....there are much better things to ask for lol.
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Old 01-14-2014, 09:45 AM   #10
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I have a lot of other things that shes given me (spoiled).. She ran out of ideaa and i want jeep parts lol
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Start with a Recovery strap and a CB.
This.

Or what I'm looking at now is the cargo tray that Ace just came out with (or similar). That's about $300 or so.
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Old 01-14-2014, 02:05 PM   #12
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Have a few things in mind...
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Old 01-14-2014, 11:21 PM   #13
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Have a few things in mind...
Oh come on! Why would you post that? You could atleast tell us.
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Old 01-15-2014, 01:22 PM   #14
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List includes..
Procal or flashcal
C gussets
TF HD hinge carrier
Front Psc brawler mid or lite bumper with bar
Psc 4dr rocker knockers
Bushwackers flat flares

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