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Old 04-04-2013, 12:36 AM   #1
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Off road mods

I just got my 97 tj and was wondering good mods for going off roading to help performance iff road and for some looks?

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Old 04-04-2013, 12:37 AM   #2
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You're not the first to ask this question. Try google. But what kinda stuff are you looking to get into offroad?

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Old 04-04-2013, 12:41 AM   #3
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Well I googled a list but a bunch of forums came up so I joined and climbing hills some rockiness not like full rock crawler but close
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:43 AM   #4
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Well I googled a list but a bunch of forums came up so I joined and climbing hills some rockiness not like full rock crawler but close
Ok. So google search many things. Maybe not all at once. Look up lift of x". Then go from there researching things you don't know about. I did all my research for my lift with never joining a forum.
But what size tires are you wanting to run? That plays a huge role? Do you have a budget? If so what are you looking to spend?
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:44 AM   #5
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Well... The most common are lift and tires.... That normally helps the off road performance...
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:47 AM   #6
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Well... The most common are lift and tires....
That made me literally laugh out loud haha. I appreciate sarcasm more than most
(And no that's not meant sarcastically. Just to clarify ha)
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:15 AM   #7
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That made me literally laugh out loud haha. I appreciate sarcasm more than most
(And no that's not meant sarcastically. Just to clarify ha)
I try to be nice with sarcasm. It can be hard to tell whats sarcasm and what isn't when in text. And most have thin skin.

But honestly quick disconnect front sway bar links will make a world of difference.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:15 AM   #8
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An inexpensive lunchbox locker in the front will, in many cases, be the difference in conquering an obstacle and sitting there waiting for someone to come help you past it.

And, of course, a winch is a Jeeper's insurance policy. I used the words "insurance policy" because, just like the one offered by the insurance company, the winch won't cover all of your problems.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:25 AM   #9
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disconnecting your sway bar (not really a mod unless you buy disconnects) lockers, more aggressive tires, Small lift, Some skids, a winch.

In order of effectiveness/$ IMO.
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I just got my 97 tj and was wondering good mods for going off roading to help performance iff road and for some looks?
I installed an oil pan skid to avoid busting the engine, among some other things you can see here.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:42 AM   #11
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The first thing you should do, in my opinion, is make sure that what you do already have is in top condition- bushings, steering and suspension components, fluids, belt, hoses, tune-up, etc. There's not an off-road "mod" in existance that will be of any value if your Jeep isn't reliable and leaves you stranded.
If you're already at this point, disregard my post and move forward.
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:00 AM   #12
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Thanks a lot haha I kinda figured the lift and tires

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