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Old 03-03-2011, 10:00 PM   #1
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Not a rock crawler...

2 part question:

1. For a new LJ owner who is not going to be 4 wheeling hard (ie. dirt roads to trail heads for hiking and fishing) and using as a daily driver w/ some road trips, what suspension upgrades would you recommend for my Jeep, if any? Not looking to put bigger tires on, or a lift...

2. Same question, for a Rubicon...

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Old 03-03-2011, 10:02 PM   #2
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cummmon dont be shy wheel um hard

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Old 03-03-2011, 10:10 PM   #3
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Just leave it stock. Stock wrangler are very capable. Just throw some all terrains on it if you're real worried.
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:21 PM   #4

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Don't buy a rubicon if your not gona wheel it, waste of money unless you just want the "I have a rubi" or "just incase" feeling.... haha anyways suspension upgrade? welll if you dont want a lift all you can do is get new stock springs/shocks. or upgrade shocks.
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:23 PM   #5
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my 97 tj 2.5L 5speed is almost bone stock and still gets wheeled.... would love to upgrade more just not in that place rate now.... have at it..... some A/T tires would be a good starting point
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:42 AM   #6
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Thanks, I kinda figured for what I plan on stock would work. I'm thinking of upgraded shocks/steering stabilizer, maybe new springs. The only other thing might be a BB 1 inch, but really not necessary...It is important for it to drive well on the highway getting to those dirt roads, so anything that can help/hurt there?

Any thoughts on tire size?
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:58 AM   #7
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I bought my rubicon from a guy that used it on fireroads and it had no trail damage. I was stoked! You don't need a rubicon, any 4wd vehicle will work for you. Jeeps ride rough and get low mpg. Maybe get a tacoma if you want it to ride nice on the freeway too. You don't need a single mod for minor trails.
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