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Old 01-26-2014, 09:34 AM   #1
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What would make me slightly 'meaner' looking?

When I plasti-dipped the grill, my wife said it looked 'cute'... Not exactly what I was going for. Oh well.

Any suggestions on the next cosmetic addition to my new baby? (I'm thinking tires, but not quite ready to replace these and spend $1,000+ unless I'm talked into it...

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Old 01-26-2014, 09:36 AM   #2
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Tires are one of the biggest changes you can make as far as looks and ability.

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What tires have now? Makes all the difference.
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Old 01-26-2014, 09:39 AM   #4
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Stock 225's on the 16" steel wheels...always wanted BFG AT's on my '97 and never got them. Had the Discount Tire guy roll one out and set next to my Jeep last week. Definitely looks much bigger and more aggressive...but $1,048 better is what I'm trying to decide.
Looked at 265/75/16, and from what I gather here, would fit the stock 16" wheels without problem, and would require no lift, etc.
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Old 01-26-2014, 09:40 AM   #5
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You pretty much have street tires on there now. Pull and sell on craig's list. Get something meaty - even if you just switch to stock Rubicon Tires (often cheaper on Craig's List) - it will make your Jeep look more aggressive! Many times folks that upgrade their Rubicon tires, sell the wheels an tires all at once. You end up getting the wheels for almost free an just pay for the tires. I've used stock Rubicon tires for 3 years an they are great. A fairly inexpensive upgrade.

Your Grill looks great - I've thought of that too. Not cute :-)
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The difference between weak and lame and badass and droppin' panties
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Old 01-26-2014, 09:48 AM   #7
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There are some Rubicon wheels and tires on Craigslist now, and several sets in the recent past. How annoying are the Mud Terrain tires on the highway? Any issues with my stock gears, etc.?
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The difference between weak and lame and badass and droppin' panties
*SIDEBAR, 3rd pic looks like you really need an adjustable trac bar, driver tire sticks out looks like 2" over the passenger.


EDIT, NEVER MIND GOT MY IPAD AND NOE CAN SEE BIGGER, STILL STOCK ON THAT SIDE. SORRY AND NOW BACK TO REGULAR PROGRAMMING...
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Old 01-26-2014, 09:50 AM   #9
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*SIDEBAR, 3rd pic looks like you really need an adjustable trac bar, driver tire sticks out looks like 2" over the passenger.
That was halfway through the tire/wheel install. Passenger side was the stock tires and driver is the new.
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Old 01-26-2014, 10:01 AM   #10
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What would make me slightly 'meaner' looking?
Some facial hair, shave your head, maybe some tattoos.
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Hit the gym and work on chest and arms.......
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Hit the gym and work on chest and arms.......
You forgot legs...never skip leg day...
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I have both chicken legs and chest...advice noted!
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Old 01-26-2014, 10:21 AM   #14
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You definately need tires and a lift to make an appreciable difference. My wife and daughters thought it was cute for a while also. Take a look at my signature and I will tell you it isn't cute looking anymore with that stuff on it. Pony up about 5K and that makes it look badass. Now you will need another 5 to 10 K over time depending on how mean you really want to get. Keep researchiing, you will learn here.
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4 Somalis standing in the back of your rig manning a heavy machine gun
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Old 01-26-2014, 10:25 AM   #16
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A big set of balls hanging off the back. Some tend to think it looks tough (it just looks inbred) so worth a try. On a serious note, all you need are mud tires like Rubicon takeoffs. They are not very loud, and are a lot tougher.
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Old 01-26-2014, 10:25 AM   #17
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Get a "daggo66" decal and put it on your Jeep!


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Old 01-26-2014, 10:30 AM   #18
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A machine gun turret! That is the solution.

Or tires, fenders, some rails maybe, a less floppy antenna, and....A LOT OF MUD! Bet the family doesn't think it is so "cute" anymore when it is caked in 3 inches of solid mud front to rear!
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Old 01-26-2014, 10:31 AM   #19
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Get a "daggo66" decal on put it on your Jeep.


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Old 01-26-2014, 10:32 AM   #20
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Sorry to say this, but the number one thing is tires. Even the stock Rubicon wheels look much better. When I got my bigger tires, I sold my brand new Rubicon set to a friend with a sport. He had standard "road wheels" as I call them and WOW did the Rubicon wheels make it look so much better.
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i'd say its the steel wheels that make it look cute to me. even if you put larger tires on those wheels it would still look rather cute. you need a wheel and tire combo. like others said rubicon take offs are plentiful. a factory wheel and anything larger than a 225 would be a great help to your cosmetics. you'll loose some pep out of the jeep with larger meats but nothing too crazy. its all relative. there might countless people on here running 33's or 35s on stock gearing.
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Old 01-26-2014, 10:47 AM   #22
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I was going to say wheel spacers but you really need more aggressive looking tires. What gears do you have? 285-70-17's would look great with new wheels or spacers if you have stock wheels.
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It's a bone-stock Sport with air conditioning...with Rubicon take-offs, I'm guessing any performance, power loss would be fairly minimal, correct?
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:04 AM   #24
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How about some trail pin-striping?

A bit of advise....don't modify your Jeep based on what other people think, especially your wife

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Old 01-26-2014, 11:08 AM   #25
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That thing is screaming for some 33s and rims.Help me !!!!
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:33 AM   #26
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If I might add my $0.02
The jeep is yours, not ours. Sometimes it takes alot of money to finally get to what you want. I agree with what everyone here has said about wheels and tires. The single biggest appearance difference you can make is at the 4 corners. I have seen non lifted sports that look good with a little meatier tire and wheel. I went from stock Rubicon to 35's and believe me... There's no lack of power. Not that you're going that big. Find yourself a combo you can afford and go with it. Remember tires are temporary. You'll have to get new ones again. Good luck in making your jeep yours.
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Old 01-26-2014, 01:22 PM   #27
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I see your tow hooks are painted red. I always had a thing for painting my tow hooks to match the color of the vehicle.

I think one mod that makes jeeps look meaner that isn't too expensive is some pillar lights. If you just want cosmetic you don't have to wire them up lol
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Old 01-26-2014, 01:54 PM   #28
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I would sell the rim/tires and get some rubicon take-offs for about ~ 1000 and then purchase some rubicon rocker take-off. You shouldn't spend more than ~1k for all that badASS !!!! [with selling your stuff]
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Tires STAT!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-26-2014, 02:19 PM   #30
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Totally agree on the tires and wheels advice. I finally upgraded from stock rubicon wheel/tires. Have all 5 (from 2013 rubi) with 20,000 miles on them if you're interested. Agree too with the "tires are temporary" quote. Just do what you can afford and what looks cool to YOU. You won't regret it, and you can always do something different later on down the road. Also, your plain Jeep is still a Jeep, which is a hell of a lot tougher looking than some cheezey sedan. Just take it off road and have fun. That alone usually satisfies me for a while.

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