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Old 10-28-2012, 07:04 AM   #31
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stock jeeps just look out of place
Out of what place?

Modified Jeeps are great so too are the stockers, for which all modified Jeeps were born from.

Stock Wrangler, stock canine, doesn't get much better:


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Old 10-28-2012, 07:23 AM   #32
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Mark thats one AWESOME picture !!!!! Postcard Quality !!!!

I love the look on my Sahara ( Forrest Green 98 ), I just love it, is tough enough, but pretty and smooth. The only thing I dont like is the position of the front signal lights, I wish they were on the grill, like the CJ, thats a detail I think Jeep should have kept on all Jeeps. Other than that, I like my TJ very much, and plan to keep it 100% factory except for taller tires with factory Jeep 17" wheels, but thats all.

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Old 10-28-2012, 07:45 AM   #33
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Yes Mark, that pic looks like a Jeep advertisement "Mans best friends...."
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:56 AM   #34
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Yes Mark, that pic looks like a Jeep advertisement "Mans best friends...."

Airtight, thats great and so true !!!
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:20 AM   #35
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Out of what place?

Modified Jeeps are great so too are the stockers, for which all modified Jeeps were born from.

Stock Wrangler, stock canine, doesn't get much better:

PRICELESS PIC!!! Love it!


I have to say... the only thing nice about a stock TJ is the fact that you are starting from ground zero..... throw money at it and watch it grow!!!

one year in one pic...



ok... now....




I do have to admit... in stock form.... they are VERY capable! I just don't like the 'stock look'... too low for me for what I love to do.


The one constant.... the more work you do to it.... the more work you HAVE to do to it.. lol

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Old 10-28-2012, 09:24 AM   #36
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Stock Jeeps look like clown cars. The longer they are, the worse it is.
hey now!
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:28 AM   #37
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PRICELESS PIC!!! Love it!

I have to say... the only thing nice about a stock TJ is the fact that you are starting from ground zero..... throw money at it and watch it grow!!!

one year in one pic...

ok... now....

I do have to admit... in stock form.... they are VERY capable! I just don't like the 'stock look'... too low for me for what I love to do.

The one constant.... the more work you do to it.... the more work you HAVE to do to it.. lol

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One thing I love about this forum is watching everyone's rigs evolve. Yours has definitely been one I've kept my eye on over the last year or so. Great looking TJ! I like the classic look of a stock Jeep, but I do think they should've come off the assembly line with the height/stance of the Rubicons.
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:03 AM   #39
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I liked the stock ride of my 04 TJ Sport. I wish I my current lift was as smooth.
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:09 AM   #40
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I liked the stock ride of my 04 TJ Sport. I wish I my current lift was as smooth.
Then you should have installed different springs and shocks. When done correctly it will ride better than stock.
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:20 AM   #41
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Then you should have installed different springs and shocks. When done correctly it will ride better than stock.
I have BDS springs and OME shocks. Any suggestions?
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:24 AM   #42
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My jeep is still relatively stock minus the bumper and header. Ditched the carpet cause the roof leaks blah blah but height wise I'm running 30's. I think 33's just look more natural, to me the jeep looks very low for an offroad runner. I think jeep should've made them handle 33's just fine. But who cares, I wave at all jeeps! they just don't wave back, even some of those heavily modified jerks 0.o
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:25 AM   #43
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I have BDS springs and OME shocks. Any suggestions?
Biltstein shocks? I hear those are the best shocks money can buy
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Biltstein shocks? I hear those are the best shocks money can buy
I considered Bilsteins but read they were a little stiff. I read so many good posts about the OME shocks. Maybe I'll give the Bilsteins a try and sell the OME shocks. However, I think it might be better to try different springs first. By the way, the stock Sachs HD has charged shocks rode pretty smooth.
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:04 AM   #45
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Biltstein shocks? I hear those are the best shocks money can buy
I didnt notice a difference. My 2000 ZR2 blazer came with Biltsteins stock. I have ranchos on my TJ now and theres no difference.
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:13 PM   #46
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Biltstein shocks? I hear those are the best shocks money can buy
I went with the complete OME kit springs shocks appropriate brackets and had a 4wd shop do the work...once again seat time versus wrench time....I have gotten MANY complements on the ride...and since I have added the BL and MML and switched to 33" x 12.50" Duratracs..IMO it rides as well as my '12 JK however performance is lacking compared to the JK but the ride itself is just as good...and works great off road.
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:17 PM   #47
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If I'm not next to a stock Jeep, most think I'm stock . It's all about proportions.

Nice, what mods do you have?
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:19 PM   #48
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I have been asked if I have a low rider jeep, I say no it's just stock. The jeep feels like there missing something without a little lift.
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:47 PM   #49
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I probably should have bought the OME kit right from the bat! I would have saved money. Oh well, live and learn.


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I went with the complete OME kit springs shocks appropriate brackets and had a 4wd shop do the work...once again seat time versus wrench time....I have gotten MANY complements on the ride...and since I have added the BL and MML and switched to 33" x 12.50" Duratracs..IMO it rides as well as my '12 JK however performance is lacking compared to the JK but the ride itself is just as good...and works great off road.
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:24 PM   #50
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The tires just seem so small on a stock Wrangler... I think stock Rubicons look more proportional than non-Rubis, though. I like the look. Our LJ Rubi is stock for a couple more weeks, but then we're adding a small lift and slightly larger tires because it seems to improve the proportions even more. Other than the tire size, stock Jeeps look great to me. Because it's a Jeep! Can't go wrong with a Jeep... Unless you add eyelashes to the headlights, pepto bismol pink accents and 22" rims. That's another, rather tragic, story.
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:12 PM   #51
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:20 PM   #52
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:37 PM   #53
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I love all Wranglers...stock or not. I think I automatically like someone more if they drive a Wrangler. I have owned a YJ and a TJ, both of which allowed A LOT of fun for me in stock form. Buuuuutttt....the reason I love my Jeeps as much as I do is because I modify it.
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:28 AM   #54
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TJS2000 I like the look of stock jeeps as well. I always think its funny when people come up to me and say "man youre really gonna like that thing better when you get it lifted and a winch and some lights etc." I dont know why but I like the look of the stock bumpers without extra lights and stuff, and I like the stock soft top. Ive got tires that are a little larger than stock, but no lift or anything. The only mods I really want are a new sound system and maybe some armor for the underside, I like soft doors too, but otherwise I just want to replace the stock things when they wear out with as close as I can get to original. Its plenty capable for things I want to do with it like get around my pasture, to a fishing/picnic spot or to the mall.
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TJS2000 I like the look of stock jeeps as well. I always think its funny when people come up to me and say "man youre really gonna like that thing better when you get it lifted and a winch and some lights etc." I dont know why but I like the look of the stock bumpers without extra lights and stuff, and I like the stock soft top. Ive got tires that are a little larger than stock, but no lift or anything. The only mods I really want are a new sound system and maybe some armor for the underside, I like soft doors too, but otherwise I just want to replace the stock things when they wear out with as close as I can get to original. Its plenty capable for things I want to do with it like get around my pasture, to a fishing/picnic spot or to the mall.
Hey I'm not alone. Woohoo. To me stock reminds me if the Jeep Willys look which I love and one day hope to own.
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It does everything better now than it ever did stock, and that includes ride quality, steering, braking, and handling on the road. Stock Jeeps are nice for what they are and in many cases, are far superior to modified Jeeps. But do things correctly and focus on the right things, and there's plenty of room to improve upon a stock Jeep without compromising.
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I considered Bilsteins but read they were a little stiff. I read so many good posts about the OME shocks. Maybe I'll give the Bilsteins a try and sell the OME shocks. However, I think it might be better to try different springs first. By the way, the stock Sachs HD has charged shocks rode pretty smooth.
Your ride is much more dependent on shock selection vs. coil. I've experienced an equivalent if not better than stock ride with BDS coils and shocks and now I'm experiencing mirrored results with my OME coil and shock selection.
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I like the look of islandtj's jeep. Thats how I plan on keepin mine. mostly stock from the outside except for 31s, a winch, some off road lights. Nice and Clean!
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I like the look of islandtj's jeep. Thats how I plan on keepin mine. mostly stock from the outside except for 31s, a winch, some off road lights. Nice and Clean!
Yup. That's what I was thinking. Nothing wrong with super modded jeeps, they are bad ass, but I like the stock look. Plus watching a stock Jeep perform good offload is badass.

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