Originally Posted by TJeep98
I bought a 98 TJ a couple weeks ago for $2500 from a friend of a friend. Got a great deal on it and Looking to put a little bit of money into it to make it look nasty. Its red with a hard top and currently has some black soft 8's with some beefy goodyear wrangler 235's on em. Thats about all thats not stock on it right now but being new to the wrangler scene (previous liberty owner) I was wondering what other jeep owners would suggest to upgrade on it first to give it a look that sets it apart from just another stock wrangler rompin' around. Thanks for any suggestion =]
Don't lift it yet. Drive it and see whats wrong with it first. Wheel it like it is, see what types of mods will be helpful for what you intend to do with the Jeep.
I wheeled for over 4 years on stock suspension and 31s. First major mods was a 1" MML/BL and a whole host of high clearance skid plates. Wheeled like that for a couple years until I gathered the parts necessary to lift it properly.
Most rush into the lift and big tires, and wonder what lift they need to make X tire size fit. Well, theres a whole lot more to it than that if you don't want the Jeep drive like a 30 year old Uhaul van.
Most forget about the other stuff that is unnoticed....gears, speedo, bumpstop extensions, brake upgrades, steering upgrades, track bars, brake lines, driveshafts & SYE, etc.
Save your money for 1 year. In the meantime - research. Search build threads, gather information. Then research and learn some more. Then search again. Then after you've researched a little bit more, decide what you
want to do with your