Starting off i want to say i am a working teenager, and will be opening my own business soon! So i'm on a tight budget of around 700 dollars cash. lol and yes I'm 17 but i still get Christmas shhhh don't tell no ones. :P I've tossed up tons of idea's in my head, some realistic, some very unrealistic even if i was an adult with a awesome paying full time job lol, and here's what I've come up with so tell me what you guys think, make suggestions, and help me with better ideas and what not!
CoverKing front seat covers - $149.99
CoverKing back seat cover - $119.99
Black Headlight Bezels - ???
Black Powercoating for rims - ???
adding in for you guys, my jeep is already set up decently for my off-road needs, I'm really looking for "style" or looks upgrades. The BL is so my 33" will fit better and my the jeeps stance will look better, the covers will make my interior soooooooo much better, and when the tops off it will help make my jeep eye candy. the headlight bezels will effect looks aswell, but i cant seem to find them on the web, so i might just DIY paint them, and the rims i want to get powder coated black.
So what do you guys think? What color seat covers should i do? red/black? black/black?
P.S I want MT tires, but i mean my tires have like 95% tread left, and if i just wait my father will buy me the new ones when i need them. no sense in wasting good tires and money for new ones when i don't need them.
******Edit: if i powder coat, ill get the White letters IN *****
Pic for reference:
35x12.50 R15 Pro Comp Xtreme MT : 4.56 Gears
1.25" JKS Bodylift : 4" Zone Offroad Suspension
Super35 Kit w/ ARB locker : Super 44 Flowmasters
Superwinch 9,000lbs. winch : ARB On Board Air
I drove the 33" Baja Claw radials on my old YJ, and so far these Kumhos are much better (at least on the street.. I haven't wheeled them yet). They are definitely more quiet than the bajas, and have much more rain traction. They also seem to ride a bit more smoothly as well. It also looks like they are a little cheaper too.
Instead of a 1" body lift and 1" taller motor mounts, I'd instead go for a 2" budget suspension lift that consists of spring spacers and taller shocks. A 2" budget boost is also very easily installed and it won't cause transfer case and transmission shifting problems like a body lift can. That'll fit into your budget nicely. For seat covers, I'd go all black.
For black headlight bezels, paint 'em... $5 for a can of Rustoleum rattle can paint. Wheels? I wouldn't touch that aluminum color, that provides a nice contrast against your paint color. Plus if you offroad, the scratches won't show like they will if you anodize or paint your wheels black.
Good to have you here, it sounds like you're a pretty squared away 17 year old!
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also check out craigs list or ebay and look for a set of Rubicon springs there stiffer than regular wrangler springs and if you have the same springs from 99 on ur wrangler they probably sagged expecially if ya have a hard top. the Rubicon springs will give you about 1"-1.5" of lift. thats what i did and i gained about 1.25" for $50 on craigs list. right now i have a RE 2"BB (there actually 1.75 spacers) 2"BL and Rubicon springs have 5" total. on 32"s but i just found some 5x33" BFG M/Ts on craigs for $375 with 80% tread sooo im jumping on that next week.
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Tight, okay now i'm stoked lol, see, i wanted 2" of BB then 2" of body lift, but i can just get the JKS 1.25" and then get the Rubicon springs and make up the ground with the springs, keeping the body lift to a minimum and getting 4" of lift! sickkkkk
4wd.com has better pricing for the parts I'm ordering
and as far as the body lift and motor mounts. i got my body lift from Zone Offroad. But i got the 2". Great company and the customer service is awesome. the good thing about there body lifts are 1. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BUY MML. they come with a bracket to relocate your steering linkage, and your fan shroud about 95% of the other kits dont take that into consideration. SO YOU DONT NEED TO LIFT YOUR MOTOR. 2. it includes your shifter linkage relocation bracket that most other kits do not provide. just something to think about
i got my tj when i was 17 too lol im 21 now and im still a little kid whenever i do something to it lol. but i also do a lotttt of research on products before i buy anything. and zone off road is awesome. i know what its like to use dads CC when Christmas rolls around lol i got these for Christmas the year after i got my jeep. but becides christmas and bday i buy it all thats y i try to find good products for a great price
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