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Old 07-01-2012, 02:57 PM   #1
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Newb who needs ideas

Im new to the jeep scene and bout a completely stock 2003 jeep wrangler sport 4.0 the only thing added was the whole inside is rhino lined. i have about 5 grand to spend so any ideas on lifts tires ext would be awesome.!

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Old 07-01-2012, 03:02 PM   #2
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Being new save your money and research for a while. Look here and at other Jeeps then decide what you want or need. In the end you will be happier and won't have to redo mistakes you made because you listened to someone else.

Maybe buy a few small items like a spiderweb shade etc... But lifts, wheels, tires are a long term commitment!

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Old 07-01-2012, 03:19 PM   #3
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What lift/ tires would you suggest I like the look of 33x12.50 with a 4 inch lift
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Old 07-01-2012, 03:26 PM   #4
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What lift/ tires would you suggest I like the look of 33x12.50 with a 4 inch lift
That's what I have. I have Old Man Emu but be prepared to spend a lot of you budget there. I also like rubicon Express they are priced pretty good. I personally would avoid rough county, super lift, pro comp and skyjacker but that me..to much negative on hem bu others love them!
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Old 07-01-2012, 03:31 PM   #5
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You can stretch your 5k if you take your time and do your research. Don't rush.....do it right the first time this site will help you slot trust me. Good luck .
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Old 07-01-2012, 03:35 PM   #6
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Ya I'm not in a big rush and I know everyone has their opinions on what lift is the best and I am trying to avoid the cheaper lifts. I'd rather spend the money to do it right then just for instant gratification
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Old 07-01-2012, 05:40 PM   #7
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also am i better off installing it myself i don't have much mechanic skills but i do have a few buddies that have been doing lifts and such i just want it done right but also want some hands on experience. how hard of a project is it for a beginner
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Old 07-01-2012, 05:54 PM   #8
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What others are trying to tell you here is in your best interest. You can't just slap 4" of lift and 33X12.5s on and be on your way. A lift that size is going to require more modifications than just the lift itself. Going from a 9 or 10.5 to a 12.5 tire is also qoing to require more than just changing your tires and wheels. Do yourself a favor and listen to these guys. Once you decide what you want to go with, we will be happy to help you out in any way we can. This forum has a great lift review thread that tells you everything you need to know.

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Old 07-01-2012, 05:57 PM   #9
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what type of suspension should i start out with then as a beginner?
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:01 PM   #10
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I'm looking for a lift I can do myself and have some fun with it will be a daily driver but I want to get hands on
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:13 PM   #11
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Look into BDS. Reasonable price, awesome warranty and very good quality!
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:19 PM   #12
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What seize like I said I want something simple that I can do but also I don't wana out grow it to fast is a 4 inch to big to start with
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:42 PM   #13
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lets say i go with that what all do i need after that do i have to lengthen my drive shafts? i know id have to get it re geared for bigger tires
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:54 AM   #14
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search for "TJ 4in Lift" and im sure youll be able to find threads to start reading and researching
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:40 AM   #15
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I'd like to see more speed holes being installed in the Wranglers. I believe that people often overlook this totally FREE mod.

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well personally, spicing up the looks of your TJ for under $30 or so is easy with a few cans of spray paint, some time, and a lot of newspaper. I've painted my fender flares, the wheels, tinted the tail lights and turn signals, repainted the bumper, and blacked out the front grille
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Put your money in the bank and take the Jeep out and wheel it like it is for awhile.
Join a local Jeep club, make friends in the sport while you get to know your rig.

THEN after you start seeing what will work the best for you and learn some about your Jeep, you'll be able to make an informed decision.

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