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Old 01-24-2011, 12:34 AM   #1
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What would you do right now with $1k?

Hey,

So I just sold my car, and I've got about $1k of it that I want to put into my Jeep, the rest is for bills, oh joy...

I've got a HUGE list of upgrades that I want to get for my Jeep, but they are almost all interdependant on eachother I.E., the winch and the lights need the bumper, the tires and wheels need the lift, and the lift needs the driveshaft and more money...

So I've got a dilemma as you can see, and I figured I'd see if you guys can help me out of it.

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If you had $1,000 right now, and a stock 2007 JK Wrangler Rubicon, what would you get for it?

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Old 01-24-2011, 01:01 AM   #2
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I am in the same boat right now..minus the sweet Jeep (mine=02 TJ Sport) I would go with the lift and driveshaft. You should be able to find a combo deal on a site somewhere for less than 1000. And if anybody says anything about how your Jeep is lifted with stock tires, say "where's your Jeep?!" and if they have a Jeep, they most likely won't make fun of another Jeep owner..that's just what i'd do.

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Old 01-24-2011, 01:21 AM   #3
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Wow, does such a thing as a lift and driveshaft combo exist for under $1,000? I'll have to do some looking into that.

The other thing is that I'd rather buy once than buy now, and upgrade it again in a year, and again in another year and so on until I have what I want, it just doesn't seem like a smart way to spend money to me. What I've been thinking about for a lift is a 3"-5" long arm lift with great geometry. As great as it would be to get a lift, I don't think I can get that for $1k, I would love to be wrong about that though! =)

Thanks for the input! =)
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armor, skid plates, etc. things to keep the important bits protected.
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Old 01-24-2011, 02:00 AM   #5
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In your opinion what would be the most important bits that I should first focus on? And do you have a suggestion of what brand might be best to go with?

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the evap canister seems to be a spot lots of people are armoring up, and the engine transmission is always a good idea IMO. im a fan of skidrow, but there are many other good companies. come normal operating hours, more jk people will be online to chime in. i have also heard wonderful things about poison spyder.
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Old 01-24-2011, 02:28 AM   #7
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Oh yeah, now that you mention it I have heard that the evap canister seems to be a problem spot. I'll definitely look into prices on armor, it hadn't even crossed my mind. =p Thanks!
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I would go with the Zone Offroad 3" coil kit and then contact this vendor (Discount Tire) for a set of tires shipped for free. You may not be able to pay off all those bills though!

Let me know if you want a price to your door on the lift! Good luck with your dilemma! Edit: There are also relocation kits out there instead of skids. Rock Hard 4x4 parts has one. A little more expensive but it is out of the way.

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i would invest in pork bellies.
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:36 AM   #11
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I just LUV piggy pops! Oh...and pertaining to addon's for jeep...yep...what the others said!
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Lift it, then save up for tires.
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:46 AM   #13
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Bumper and lights or Bumper and winch
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If you had $1,000 right now, and a stock 2007 JK Wrangler Rubicon, what would you get for it?
CB and antenna, 2.5" lift to get my belly off the ground (no driveshafts immediately necessary with that size lift), diff covers to protect my pumpkins, and an evap canister skid or relocation kit. And if there's anything left, an oil pan skid.
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If you get a smaller lift (not sure what you want ) but a 2 1/2" would mean you wouldn't need a new drive train and other expensive suspension parts and that lift will easily get 35" tires with plenty of room and 37" if you get new fenders or cut the flares as many do. Not to mention that a 2 1/2" lift is a lot cheaper and you can use that to get some additional armor or other needed items for off roading. Of course you can get a new bumper and winch well within that budget to but the lift does offer you choices.
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My 2.5" lift cost $99 bucks-RC steel spacers and shock extenders-

I didn't use the shock extenders, but you could-then you've got over $800 bucks for "other" stuff--

If you stay with 33" tires, you'll not have any clearance/fender/bumper/axle/diff, gear/pinch seam problems-

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Old 01-24-2011, 12:18 PM   #17
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So I'm liking the lift idea more and more. What is the maximum lift I can get without having to worry about getting a new driveshaft/drivetrain and such? I've heard 2.5" but could I get away with that 3" zone off-road suspension mentioned earlier?

I like the CB and antenna idea. I'm looking into doing some SAR (Search And Rescue) stuff around here and they require VHF (Very High Frequency) radios. Are CB's and VHF's the same thing, or could they be used as the same thing? Is there a brand that is better than the others? I've heard and used Cobra before, but if there is something better I'd be up for that.

Thanks for all the input guys, I appreciate the help.
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If you had a Unlimited other then maybe a couple extenders you could go to a 3" with no problems but on the 2 door 2 1/2" is really the limit without having to worry about driveshaft related issues and other issues. I got a 2 1/4" on mine and was amazed at the difference. I don't think you would even notice the difference between a 2 1/2 and a 3" other then the money you will save on the 2 1/2".
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Old 01-24-2011, 04:17 PM   #19
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Alright, so 2 1/2 it is. Thanks for the info! =)

I'm also going to Utah with a few friends and need to be able to store some cargo during the trip. I'm thinking that a roof rack might be a good idea so that I could throw some gear up top. I've been looking at the warrior products safari sport rack, but I'm not convinced yet. Anyone have any suggestions for a good roof rack by chance?
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Lift it. To handle the additional weight of future mods. I was going to lift mine first, but an accident gave me the opportunity to change my bumpers. Now I'm saving for a lift to handle the increased weight.
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Old 01-24-2011, 04:25 PM   #21
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Coke and hookers. $1000 ought to get you a good enough time you'll never forget!
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A good roof rack will just about use up your 1k (or more, esp for a 4-door). I have the largest Kargo Master rack with Congo cage (for a 2010 JKU) and it came in at around $900 w/ mounting brackets for the cage and one for a shovel. Beautiful rack, and I use it a lot esp for camping. Keep in mind this adds a lot of weight and additionaI noise, so only get it if you're gonna use it. I don't
rockcrawl or cross rivers, just overlanding on no more than a #3 trail rating on my 33's so I don't really need a lift (yet!)....get what you are going to need and use first and the I'm sure the guys & gals on here will give you amazing advice (especially how to spend! lol) I'm sure all of us can drop 8-10k on our rides with no problem.
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1000.00 ain't what it used to be.
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This won't be a popular answer, but you asked: I would keep it stock and put the $1000 bucks in my gas tank
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This won't be a popular answer, but you asked: I would keep it stock and put the $1000 bucks in my gas tank
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Add 3 bills to it and throw on the Clayton 4 1/2" lift

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