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Old 03-28-2010, 02:56 PM   #1
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Hi ya'll! I just bought a 06 TJ I6 D30/35c, I am about to come back from Iraq... I am going to use it as my DD/WW.. I have about 5000 to spend on upgrades..Parts only ill be installing everything Im going to be using it on mud roads and hill climbs... NO ROCKS!!! but idk where to start... and im going to be doing alot of driving on the road.... like 300 miles every weekend so can't have ne thing that absolutly sucks doin 65-70... any suggestions? Thanks
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Old 03-28-2010, 03:30 PM   #2
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Hi. Welcome to WF and thank you for your overseas service!

If you like to do modification and daily drive your jeep you have loads of options you can do. Trick is building something off-road capable, yet still very street worthy.

The most common modifications and basic you'll see are upgraded tire size, a lift to fit the tire size, and some armor mods to protect the undercarriage. Everything revolves around the tire size you wish to run, then the dominoes fall from there.

A DD TJ that's going to be an explorer/mudder I suggest 33" tires, suspension lift, and regearing the differential to maintain good street performance. 4.10's are a nice ratio, if you already have that ratio you're set!

Any extra cash you have can be spent on anything you'd like. Beefing the axles, bumpers, skid plates, a's the limit. Just have fun! Check out some pics here and find things you'd like.

Good luck to you on your build up, and be sure to post up some pics of your own!

Yeah, I'd stop playing around with that. It looks expensive.
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Old 03-28-2010, 04:18 PM   #3

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5k eh?

1. 2-3" suspension lift, front and rear adj tract bars,mono tube shocks, control arms etc.
2. 1.25" body lift
3. shrockworks rocker protection
4. Gas tank skid
5. oil pan skid
6. 33x12.50 MT tires
7. 15x8 rims @3.75 back spacing
8. look for a junkyward rear tj dana 44 to replace the dana 35 at some point
9. bolt in or weld in front cage over the dash
10. should not need an SYE and new rear shaft but figure that in as well
11. CB.
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