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Old 06-11-2011, 12:45 AM   #1
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Dad just gave me $600 for graduating college. I'm getting a light bar with 4 lights. I'll have about $150 left over. What should I get?

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Old 06-11-2011, 12:51 AM   #2
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Gas for offroad trips.. Either that or save it and take that plus what ever you get for your truck and upgrade your rear axle if you have a D35.. Then Regear... After that Skid Plates.. Skid Plates.. And more Skid Plates.. If ya still got money after all that or if you already have a upgraded rear axle and/or a full set of skid, then it would be time to look at lockers..

Maybe with that 150 set a bit aside for the beer fund.. can't ever have enough money for booze

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Old 06-11-2011, 01:05 AM   #3
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I meant something cheaper. Lol
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Old 06-11-2011, 01:17 AM   #4
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Cheaper then gas or beer.. Ohh I know.. How hard to do offroad your jeep.. Like what kind of trails are you doing right now?
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Old 06-11-2011, 01:36 AM   #5
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The street. Not allowed off road til later this year. Just bought jeep last month
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Old 06-11-2011, 01:46 AM   #7
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I think last guy installed brand new sound bar.
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Send the light bar back. Buy a welder & angle grinder with the $600 and start learning how to use em. You can build a light bar, skid plates, etc with your new skills & welder.
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Dad just gave me $600 for graduating college. I'm getting a light bar with 4 lights. I'll have about $150 left over. What should I get?
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Old 06-11-2011, 09:31 AM   #10
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Save the 350 on the light bar and put the 600 for armor under the Jeep. The lights will be just for looks and wont last long if you do take it offroad. The armor cant be seen but will help your Jeep last longer.
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Uh. I'm actually on Externship from college. Working 40 hours a week for free so u can be quiet. Didn't ask what I needed. I asked what the jeep needed.
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Old 06-11-2011, 10:26 AM   #14
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Uh. I'm actually on Externship from college. Working 40 hours a week for free so u can be quiet. Didn't ask what I needed. I asked what the jeep needed.
She was only joking, didn't mean to offend you. We all joke around here don't take it too hard.

I would suggest, if you are set on spending it, to get something that will make the jeep your own. start some small projects, etc.
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The street. Not allowed off road til later this year. Just bought jeep last month
Deposit on your own place?
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Uh. I'm actually on Externship from college. Working 40 hours a week for free so u can be quiet. Didn't ask what I needed. I asked what the jeep needed.
Did you get you MBA at Villanova?
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I sure wouldn't spend $450 on a light bar and lights. Tell us more about your Jeep and what type of offroading you plan to do later. You can't use the lights on the lightbar on the street anyway.
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He has a sound bar. With "6 or 7 inches" of lift and 33's, I would use that money on bigger rubber...
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With "6 or 7 inches" of lift and 33's, I would use that money on bigger rubber...
Going bigger than his current 33" will then produce the need to regear both axles to a lower ratio at a cost of $1100 or so, not to mention the need to beef up his steering system or at least his tie rod for that big of a tire. And I sure dunno what kind of 35" tire you could buy and install four of for only $600.
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lol jerry is 2 for 2 on good points in his posts
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I recommend some torx bits for 3/8 drive and a torque wrench. Maybe a bikini top?
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Dad just gave me $600 for graduating college. I'm getting a light bar with 4 lights. I'll have about $150 left over. What should I get?
A savings account.
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Old 06-11-2011, 01:24 PM   #24
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Here is what I got. NHL regulation size hockey puck shift knob. Light bar with 4 lights. Tow straps. Cb radio and dual 5 foot antennas. Good or no?
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Seriously. The only reason I have windshield mounted KC's Is cuz I got em for x mas. The only time they get used is when were trying to stack wood for a beach bonfire. They do look raw though.
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My dad wants me to have light bar. I also like the look. The 5 foot antenna will not be hooked up. Just for looks.
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[snip] And I sure dunno what kind of 35" tire you could buy and install four of for only $600.
Or even 5 of them!

I got a great quote on 18s (wheels/tires) from DTO for $2k ...
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I'd say +1 on skipping the light bar - upgrade your stock headlamps and fogs to Delta's and add a couple of external lamps if you want a lot of light outside. little things inside make a difference as well - i added a center console pad, armrests, sling pouches over the front doors, a dash tray, and sweet aluminum billet knobs all for about $150. I'm also adding a couple of map lights inside for about $20 to satisfy the 'cave' effect inside - I can shoot you links to these parts if you want... my upgraded Delta lights cost around $300 for both lamps and fogs and put out a much better flood. I'm also considering two hood mounted external H3s which will be more than enough light.

You can the entire list above for less than $600 and leave a little in your pocket to seed the next wish list...

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