3 Lift with adjustable control arms
4 Serious steering upgrade
5 Armor (bumpers first)
I did not list a winch because I don't wheel alone. What fun would that be. 2 linked rigs with locks can out pull most winches and it's more fun, safer, a ton cheaper, and does not put a 600 amp drag on your electrical system not to mention the weight savings. Hard core rock crawling is a different story ofcourse.