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Old 05-01-2008, 10:46 AM   #1
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Keep it Stock

How many folks like them just the way they are? I am not plainning on doing anything. Of course I'm not into hardcore rockclimbing or mudding. As it is my only vehicle, I will prob. jeep it as street friendly as possible. Although some beach riding and light worksite duties will occur.

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Old 05-01-2008, 11:27 AM   #2
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I'm staying mostly stock for now and staying with 31's.

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Old 05-01-2008, 11:33 AM   #3
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There's nothing wrong with a stock Jeep. Actually some of the best riding and best driving Jeeps out there are bone stock.
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if there is any consilation i dont go off-roading but i still like to make it look unique
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What is this word you speak of.....this "stock".....what does this word mean?

j/k......enjoy your Jeep any way you want. That's what Jeeping is all about.

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i see a lot of stock jeeps where i live. nothing at all wrong with stock. it's all about personal preference. as long as you're driving a jeep, you're okay in my book
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Old 05-01-2008, 04:08 PM   #7
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Mine is all stock too. I use my jeep as my daily driver also, and my only off roading i do in North Dakota is a trip accross a stubble field, or through a wooded trail in northern Minnesota. Also even with it stock its the best 4 wheel drive i ever owned for getting through the snow.
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Old 05-01-2008, 04:08 PM   #8
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as long as ur driving a jeep and wave ur ok
u missed the last part :-P
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Old 05-01-2008, 06:46 PM   #9
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Jeeps are cool how ever they look or what you do to change them. Mine is like a hobby and I get a kick of adding stuff to it. Bottom line is if you feel good driving it that is all that matters.
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Old 05-01-2008, 06:51 PM   #10
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Wonder how many wished they didn't mod their Jeep..... or how many are not going to mod their Jeep with fuel prices running out of control.....

My TJ is mostly stock and I plan on leaving it that way. A few changes but the biggest change is a 1" BL.... nothing more planned.
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Old 05-01-2008, 07:08 PM   #11
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1992 i got my first YJ.it had 30x9.5x15 tires. then 1999 i bough my first TJ. i also installed 30x9.5x15 tires. only 5% more tire diameter than stock is street legal here for low money.

but i always wished i had the money for installing some 33s and some lift. IMO the YJ and TJ stock tires look too small.

after i earned some money I bought my 2nd TJ in 2006. and then i began to install one mod after the other.
now i have 35s and 6.5" of lift and IMO it looks like a YJ/TJ shoulkd look when you buy it new at the dealer.

i┤d like to know why they installed this small tires on a stock wrangler, the old CJs came with bigger ones.

with the OME suspension it does nearly handle like stock. the only disadvantage is the fuel consumption. but i only drive 4k - 5k mils a year, that┤s why it doesn┤t matter for me.


on my trips to the US i noticed that 32-35" tires seem to be "normal" on a TJ in the states. here 31-32" are really big andn there are only few jeeps in the whole country with street legal 35s.
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Old 05-01-2008, 07:53 PM   #12
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I think the coolest thing would be a club of off-roaders whose cars/Jeeps were all totally stock.
Modding up is cool n all, but I can see the appeal of seeing how much you can do with a bone stock Jeep.
Some guys I used to know used to race rental cars for this reason lol
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:04 PM   #13
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stock is fine..

but i love my modded jeep and i love modding it and would never go back to stock
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:35 PM   #14
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My list of mods is extremely mild... all i want is 2" and 31's. Other than that.. stock is ok for me.
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Old 05-02-2008, 06:37 AM   #15
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My 99 is stock and I use this for my DD, but I feel like I am sitting on the ground. I get 18.5 MPG and it handles good. But there is nothing like driving a modified Jeep on 35's. Now that spring is here I will be driving the 06 a lot more.
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Old 05-02-2008, 06:51 AM   #16
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ive got 4" of spring and 2"bl w/31's and i still get over 17mpg! ive just always liked the lifted bigger tire look for a 4x4. i dont try to kill the lil bugger--just enjoy the belly laugh that comes with throwin mud!. my intentions were to buy it and resell it. a buddy talked me into buying it fer 1/2 what it was worth. 3-4 months go by and i wouldnt sell it fer twice what i paid(maybe a hummer and a smile might help!)
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Old 05-02-2008, 12:07 PM   #17
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How many folks like them just the way they are? I am not plainning on doing anything. Of course I'm not into hardcore rockclimbing or mudding. As it is my only vehicle, I will prob. jeep it as street friendly as possible. Although some beach riding and light worksite duties will occur.
Actually, I've been driving mostly stock since 1998 and it's soooo much fun! Recently I've installed a 2" BDS lift to fit 31's but still - for the most part, stock. Both diffs are open so I learned early on, how well a proper line is. Skill, finesse and a light petal make for a great partnership with your Jeep
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Old 05-02-2008, 03:23 PM   #18
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I like the modified stock look, with all the modified capabilities....this is my 04' Sport

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Old 05-02-2008, 04:00 PM   #19
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ya know when I had my 2'' spacer lift with current 32'' tires.. it rode very nice, and no vibes.. now I got the 3.5 re with sye and shaft.. I still get slight harmonic vibes at 45-55.. It rode really nice with the spacer lift.. almost stock and it still looked nice..

however offroad is a world of a difference.. I like the fact I can do things with the full lift I could not do with the spacer lift.. so both is all goo to whatever suits you.. it your jeep.. but you stockers always forget to WAVE!!!!
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I think distortedtj plans on leaving his stock..I keep tellin him to lift it but he keeps avoiding the subject. I think he's just scared to modify his.
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Old 05-02-2008, 04:11 PM   #21
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Ya know..stock...Whne the parts counter guy says "we don't have that in stock" right now
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Old 05-03-2008, 10:14 PM   #22
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I have a stock 98 Sport with 30" tires. I took it off road and I was really impressed with the things I drove over. Maybe I was just lucky or maybe I have low expectations, but it was fun. It's kind of refreshing reading a thread about enjoying a stock setup; there's a whole lot of bigger/better/stronger threads. Variety is good.
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Old 05-04-2008, 10:43 AM   #23
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Wonder how many wished they didn't mod their Jeep.....
Depends on how they modded. my first mods addressed stuff like gears and axles, steering and heavyduty diff covers. It still looked completely stock but was killer on the trails (for a stock suspension jeep). The lift and big tires didn't get put on until much later.
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Old 05-07-2008, 08:19 AM   #24
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Mine is stock...or as I got it used. It has a 2" lift. I like the stock look, I would love a overhead cargo rack one day. Those look really cool to me. and prolly add a couple of low profile lights to it.
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I actually think stock is more unique when it comes to jeeps. Seems like every one I see on the road is lifted with 33 in tires. And they all seem to have one of three types of wheels.
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Old 05-07-2008, 10:42 AM   #26
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Mine still stock ,and really each time that I hit the trails my Jeep it really performs very well to be stock, I surprised with the obstacles that i went thru last time.
I want to get some 31"s and some 1.5 bb and thats it.
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Old 05-07-2008, 10:48 AM   #27
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I think stock will handle most practical off road use. You would have to just look for things to get stuck in/on.
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Old 05-07-2008, 11:01 AM   #28
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My rubi is stock. I had the lights and cb and stuff on it, and I liked the "modified stock" look, but I took it all off. I really like the way it rides and feels stock, and my Rubi is more than capable enough for the farm duties in WV the way it is. No need in dealing with the BS at the dealer about it being modified, or when trying to sell it.
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Old 05-07-2008, 11:20 AM   #29
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We were all stock ...once....That is before the "mod virus" started to spread.

Once the virus started to spread, it was too late....

In my case I became infected with a retro from of the mod virus.... my original infection was 20 years ago and now it's come back in a much more virulent form:

It's called "Retro-Mod Jeepus Costa Me A Lota...." it's highly infectious.
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You can ask MR C about that Virus as well he got infected pretty bad!!!

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