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Old 01-07-2013, 06:37 PM   #31
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Armor: includes the tummy tuck and all that was required to make it work properly(1.25bl/mml, cable shifter) gas skid, Trail Cage, rock slders.. ect

Lockers: Even in a stock rig lockers make your rigs so much more capable.

Winch/and other self recovery gear: No brainer

Lift Kit/SYE: makes room for larger tires and if you life a jeep Tj you will need a SYE and CV drive shaft.

Quailty Tires: get the tires that best fit your needs.

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Old 01-07-2013, 06:48 PM   #32
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1. Tuffy Glovebox
2. Bestop Underseat drawer
3. Softopper
4. Door armrests (yes it was that important to add for me)
5. Duster, Windjammer, Bikini

(going to do the gas tank mod to up it to 20gal from 15 gal)

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Old 01-07-2013, 06:53 PM   #33
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rough country 4" x-flex lift
smittybilt front and rear tube fenders w/3" flare
33-12.50/15 cooper discoverer stt on black steel wheels
tom woods cv rear drive shaft
black headlight trim / did this one old school with steel wool and flat black paint
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:17 PM   #34
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:26 PM   #35
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Metalcloak arched fenders
tummy tuck (big job including alot of parts)
33" Mickey Thompson MTZ with prefered rims
everything in this thread http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/chea...ds-102868.html
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:32 PM   #36
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Wink the money pit, still cheaper than marriage

35" MTR Kevlars
RE 5.5" Long Arm lift w/ triangulated rear end
Nemesis Billy Rockers
High Rock front bumper with Warn M8000 winch
Trussed front axle, rotated knuckles
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:57 PM   #37
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My top 5 for a TJ
1. Warn 9500 Powerplant winch
2. Mount that winch on a good quality front bumper of your liking
3. Rocker panel protection (again... of your personal preference)
4. Rather than a suspension lift... go with new fenders to fit some larger diameter tires. (33" tires will get you most places)
5. Regear your diffs to work with the 33" tires -- Probably 4.56: 1
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:04 PM   #38
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When buying a used TJ, whether it be stock or not, these are the mods I found worked best to get the most wheeling enjoyment: (Not Necessarily in this order)

Mods:
1) Mud - Applied generously to all areas.
2) Hot Babe - To keep the passenger seat from getting Mod #1 on it.
3) Oil (10w-30) - A good amount always on hand.
4) Gas - Need a hell of a lot more of it than Mod #3. In fact buy a tanker truck, and just have it follow you around.
5) Tow Strap - With a wheeling buddy attached to the other end to pull you and Mod #2 out of Mod #1.

In short...Just go wheel the thing and have fun.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:40 PM   #39
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I dont have 5 but here is the best Mod I think you can do
-$300 front Aussie locker ( Makes vehicle 3 times more capable off road, dosn't affect on road performance, took 3 hours to put in myself, can still control the vehicle off road)
Its way way way better than ARB lockers
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:30 AM   #40
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I dont have 5 but here is the best Mod I think you can do
-$300 front Aussie locker ( Makes vehicle 3 times more capable off road, dosn't affect on road performance, took 3 hours to put in myself, can still control the vehicle off road)
Its way way way better than ARB lockers
this just made my head asplode.
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:43 AM   #41
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Great replies all-round. Appreciate.
Thanks for the funnies - life is not for the serious.
Some real hard-core modifications picked up.
Get the general feel start from the bottom up, iron and rubber.
Drowned my WJ in a river 3 months ago, idiot driver.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:42 AM   #42
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on my 98 tj , 4 cyl, 5 speed
1. 488 gears
2. 33x12.50x15 red letter general grabber tires
3. rock sliders
4. custom front bumper made from stock bumper, swag big hit rear bumper.
5. drop down tailgate from swag
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:20 AM   #43
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Dynatrac Trail 60 rear with ARB locker
4.56 gears
OME lift with 1 3/4" spacers and 1" Body Lift
35" Procomp Xterrains
Borla Headers with Flowmaster Super 44 Offroad muffler
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:02 PM   #44
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:17 PM   #45
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:20 AM   #46
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:34 PM   #47
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Lift Wheels Tires Bumpers Lights
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:49 PM   #48
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this just made my head asplode.
You're fixin' to replace that crappy ARB with a lunch box, aren't ya...
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:53 AM   #49
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Groundpounder Fab front and rear bumpers
Warn winch
Rokmen armor (steering oilpan transmission sliders gas tank)
Antirock
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:02 AM   #50
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Lift and front swaybar removal
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:03 AM   #51
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Dynatrac Trail 60 rear with ARB locker
4.56 gears
OME lift with 1 3/4" spacers and 1" Body Lift
35" Procomp Xterrains
Borla Headers with Flowmaster Super 44 Offroad muffler
If your going dynatrac 60 I wouldn't be running 35s haha
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:05 AM   #52
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this just made my head asplode.
Haha if you had arb in the front that must suck but they advertise it so so much that in Australia the only locker they know of is arb when it's like $3000 to get them RIP OFF
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:40 AM   #53
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Haha if you had arb in the front that must suck but they advertise it so so much that in Australia the only locker they know of is arb when it's like $3000 to get them RIP OFF
Incorrect, there is a company called tjm that is just as big in Australia that is currently breaking into the us market. They have been around longer than arb and it looks like many of arb's designs are based off of their designs, especially with bull bars. If you can find a dealer, check them out. Prices are low on a lot of their stuff as they are still trying to break into the us.
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Haha if you had arb in the front that must suck but they advertise it so so much that in Australia the only locker they know of is arb when it's like $3000 to get them RIP OFF
Actually I run Detroits front and rear, but to ever claim a lunchbox locker is better than a full case locker is just silly
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:13 AM   #55
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And to ever claim ARB's are nothing but excellent, high quality products is silly as well.

As for TJM, I've been checking them out for a while and am actually awaiting a quote on a rear diff. It looks like they're good guys, as well.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:42 AM   #56
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And to ever claim ARB's are nothing but excellent, high quality products is silly as well.

As for TJM, I've been checking them out for a while and am actually awaiting a quote on a rear diff. It looks like they're good guys, as well.
They are. Priced much more competitively as well.
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stick figure decal
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parking pass at mall
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oh wait this isnt a jk
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:40 PM   #58
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Actually I run Detroits front and rear, but to ever claim a lunchbox locker is better than a full case locker is just silly
I'm not saying that it not better than a Detroit locker I have alot of respect for a Detroit locker though if you are running tires no larger than 35s the Lunchbox locker is a heck lot cheaper and you can put it in yourself! If I had the money I would get a Detroit locker for the front and a arb for the back
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:35 PM   #59
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:20 PM   #60
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