Just got my JK yesterday and I can't wait to make my first modifications. I'm just getting started. What are some good websites to order stuff from? I don't need the best quality stuff, but I'm looking for value - good stuff at a good price?
Initial things I'm looking for are
- taillight guards
- rubber mats
- cargo mats
- LED light upgrades
- drop hitch
- cleaning/care products
Quadratec and 4WheelParts are good places to start for ideas/options/etc...they may or may not have the best price, but if nothing else they are good for window shopping and narrowing down what you want to pick up.
4wd.com has a great selection. they may be affiliated with 4wp and smittybilt but they carry much more than the cookie cutter JK stuff. I can get anything from bolt on parts to individual Dana 60 internal components.
always check with forum vendors, I got my $1500 lift for $1100 shipped from RWS on the forum. I would much rather give money to small businesses, they always have better prices anyways.
Several of the forum vendors will give discounts or free shipping to members. Send them a PM or call them before you buy. They may give you the discount and take your order over the phone, or they may give you a coupon code to use at checkout online.
With jeep stuff it's DEFINITELY worth it to shop around.
2014 JKU FE - 'Celticon' - Hydro Blue Pearl - Auto - 3.73 - Premium Soft Top - TeraFlex 2.5" Lift w/Rancho 9000xl Shocks - 15" MBTKO/33" DuraTracs - ACE Rock Sliders/Cargo Basket - Rampage Recovery Bumper
My build thread: StarBrite's Celticon
Quadratec... Free shipping over $75. Ordered on Tuesday, received my shipment on Saturday. I like my Mopar slush mats, I got them from my dealership. I've also heard people like the quadratic mats too.
2011 JKU Sport: far from stock
2014 JKU Sport S: stock
I find it best to google the product and price around. All your venders are going to be pretty close in price. Sometimes the big guys like Amazon, Q-tec might do better on pricing. I've bought through. Northridge, Jason @ Krawl, Dan @ Rock raider, Marcus @ River city off road. Xtreme terrain, Q-tec, Morris, Amazon. Direct front TF and Synergy/Poly, MC. The list goes on
2007 Rubicon/Rock Krawler triple rate 2.5" coils/RK rear TB w/ a teraflex raised bracket/Rancho 9000 31/32XL shocks/Synergy flipped draglink,ball joints,tie rod /Hankook MT 315-75-16 on Level 8 ZX's/Rancho geo brackets/Ruff stuff uppers/Fox ATS stabilizer/Adams front DS/Artec front armor w/ Currie upper bushings/Rancho cat back exhaust.
I usually shop around and Google to find the best price. I do however like working with the forum venders and helpful people so ultimately I have bought all my larger items from Jason over at krawl-offroad. Most of the venders are willing to either price match or beat so I find the cheapest price I can online then email a few venders and say can you beat this?
2012 Crush JK Rubicon. Teraflex 2.5" coil w/fox shocks & 1" rear TF spacers. TF monster front and rear track bar. 315 75r16 duratracs on level 8 zx wheels. LOD armor lite mid w/engo 10000s. Lots of other goodies.
I use to use 4 wheel parts but after countless bad encounters with customer service I stopped using them. Now I only use Northridge 4x4 because their customer service is always excellent! Plus their shipping is crazy fast and they offer a discount for wranglerforum members.