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Old 11-15-2009, 12:37 PM   #1
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making a jeep durable

i know wranglers are very tough, but what can be done to make my jeep even more durable/indestructable? i lov my jeep so much i want it to last

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Old 11-15-2009, 12:38 PM   #2
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rocker guards, tube flares, bumpers, corner guards, and my favorite is the exo cage..



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Armor, armor, armor . . . protecting the sheet metal like jdub mentioned might look cool but protecting the underside of your Jeep will do way more to help get you thru the trail, and actually make your Jeep more durable . . . you can always cover up or replace the sheet metal with armor once you biff it, but dealing with a punctured oil pan or busting open a diff will make for a bad day on the trail. A good set of diff covers, front control arm bracket skids, Engine/Oil pan skid, steering box skid, Beefed up steering, diff sliders, etc will help you get off the trail more than any of the body stuff. A good set of rockers (check out Rokmen sliders or the GenRight miniboat sides) are worth their weight in gold . . . and are the only body armor you should need to get out there . . . when you crunch your fender or need room for bigger tires, then go to the tube fenders, etc.
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:00 PM   #4
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rocker guards, tube flares, bumpers, corner guards, and my favorite is the exo cage..


This is my new favorite JK (probably because it looks like a TJ!)!!! I love that Exo Cage...
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Well you can tear the rugs out and Rhinoline the floor pan to make the inside more durable. I haven't done it myself but quite a few people on here have. x2 for extra skids on the bottom to protect vital parts.
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:54 PM   #6
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How about regualar maintenance such as oil changes, and stuff of that nature.
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Old 11-15-2009, 04:11 PM   #7
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How about regualar maintenance such as oil changes, and stuff of that nature.
X2....maintain the heck out of what you have...change fluids and well used parts before you have to like belts, ball joints, u joints, shocks, seals etc...
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^^X2 plus the last thing I
would do is add anything that
you need to drill /cut in to the body
years down the road that will rust out
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How much does that rhino lining cost?
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How much does that rhino lining cost?
herculiner is pretty cheap...
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herculiner is pretty cheap...
about how much?? Rough estimate
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about how much?? Rough estimate
Hurculiner will run you around $100 However, there are a few different kinds of bed liners such as Duplicolor that you can get as low as $50 or $60. I have been working with the Duplicolor and have been very happy with it.

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thats really cool thats not bad at all.
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Old 11-16-2009, 05:36 AM   #14
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i know wranglers are very tough, but what can be done to make my jeep even more durable/indestructable? i lov my jeep so much i want it to last
I am with you on that, I love my jeep too. I wouldn't own any other vehicle. I Maintain my Jeep religiously. I keep a spreadsheet on a old notebook in my Garage to keep up with all of the oil changes, tune ups, gear lube change outs. etc.. Mine is a little 4 banger and that motor just keeps right on trucking. I put in some sea foam last month and barely any smoke came out, and this with a 174K, not bad. I fill it up at least twice a month with super and add a gas treatment to it. I have already replaced the Tranny, the Alternator, serpentine belt, Battery, shocks. just keep it running smooth and will have many miles with your TJ. Good Luck!
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1st, you don't need an exo cage.. those are for folks who A. run very hard trails. or B. who want to make everyone think they run hard trails when they are at the mall.

To keep your wrangler running well, as stated do the oil, diff, t-case changes, grease the zerks on the suspension. Keep out of mud if you can as it will be sucked into everyplace you don't want it. Add some rocker rails, engine or oil skid are not a bad idea. Over all don't flog it and it will last a long time. Perhaps most important, start a small cookie jar account for these types of things, that way when they do need done its not such a hit to the wallet.

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