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Old 12-08-2012, 01:27 PM   #1
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What should I do to it?

I want to know some semi inexpensive things that will increase ability as well as looks.... It already has a 2 inch suspension lift...... Body lift???? Undercoat??? Undercoat inside so I can run carpet less????? Any feed back would be much appreciated....... Would like you to also include difficulty level as well as expected time to do it.... Thanks again
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:33 PM   #2
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If you plan on wheeling how about a winch or some rock sliders

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Old 12-08-2012, 01:50 PM   #3
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Would I need a new bumper for winch???? Or could I mount to existing?? How much am I looking at altogether??? What are benefits of rock sliders
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Would I need a new bumper for winch???? Or could I mount to existing?? How much am I looking at altogether??? What are benefits of rock sliders
You don't need a new bumper, you can just use a winch mount.If you plan on wheeling where there are rocks and trees, rock sliders will stop body damage. They mount to the body right above where your steps are, Those steps would come off.

The total price depends on the quality you buy. Do you have a budget for this stuff?

You have a pretty clean TJ, I would take the chrome tube bumpers off personally.
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:00 PM   #5
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I am really trying to keep it as cheap as possible without sacrificing to much...... I mean will my steps do a ok job of protection so I could invest in a better winch??
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I am really trying to keep it as cheap as possible without sacrificing to much...... I mean will my steps do a ok job of protection so I could invest in a better winch??
No, if anything your steps could make it worse if they crunched up into the body. Most of the time they just get torn off.

How hard do you plan on wheeling it? No need in buying $500 rock sliders if you're doing moderate trails but I always recommend buying a high quality winch regardless.
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those steps will not give you any protection. they look like they are plastic. If you are going to keep those bumpers, I would bedline them, they would look much better black.

for mods, it depends on what type of wheeling you plan on doing.
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I really don't plan on wheeling that hard.... If so it will be mostly sand/mud gravel.... And what's your opinion
On body lifts????? What about undercutting???? How about bed linering the inside for easy cleaning after wheeling???
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I really don't plan on wheeling that hard.... If so it will be mostly sand/mud gravel.... And what's your opinion
On body lifts????? What about undercutting???? How about bed linering the inside for easy cleaning after wheeling???
Rugged ridge has a 8.5k winch for under $300, it a quality winch too

Body lift 1.25" max

Bedliner is the best thing you can do next to waterproof seats, to the interior

CB radio

The steps offer alittle protection but not much, they did keep a rock from hitting my rocker pannel but I didnt have the weight of the jeep on it.
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:07 PM   #10
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Should I have a winch with just doing moderate trails???? Also will the 2 inch suspension lift be enough to give my Jeep enough clearance with my 33's???? Are wheel spacers ok to give more back spaCing or should I just wait and get new rims?
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Should I have a winch with just doing moderate trails???? Also will the 2 inch suspension lift be enough to give my Jeep enough clearance with my 33's???? Are wheel spacers ok to give more back spaCing or should I just wait and get new rims?
A winch is always a good idea, just incase. A 2in lift is enough for street use, add a 1.25 body lift and 1"motor mount lift for offroad use. Wheel spacers are ok but its always best to run new rims with a shallower BS.
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:22 PM   #12
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Will I have to Change anything else???? I.e. gas filler????? Does motor mount lift come with body lift kit????? How hard will it be to do?
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You gotta get a motor mount lift separate!!! They run from $50-100!!!! It's an easy install!!! You could shorten up your bump stops an inch after you install the body lift!!!!
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Will I have to Change anything else???? I.e. gas filler????? Does motor mount lift come with body lift kit????? How hard will it be to do?
Do you have a dana 44 or dana 35 rear end?
Gas filler is fine, just remember to unbolt it before the lift.
No the mml does not come with a bl
You can get it done in a evening, but i suggest do it over a weekend.
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You gotta get a motor mount lift separate!!! They run from $50-100!!!! It's an easy install!!! You could shorten up your bump stops an inch after you install the body lift!!!!
Thats if your shocks, springs, and tires will allow it
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:53 PM   #16
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How do I tell Wether or not I need a engine lift? ???? And what r the required tools to do a body lift???
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Or how do u tell what rear end u have?
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And what's u guys view on performance and gas saving chips???? What kind or gas mileage should I be expecting???? With and without a chip???? Any other gas saving tips????
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And what's u guys view on performance and gas saving chips???? What kind or gas mileage should I be expecting???? With and without a chip???? Any other gas saving tips????
There is no such thing as gas savings when you drive a tj. Don't waste your money on chips for anything they dint work. The only thing you can do for better mileage is keep up with you maintenance.
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How do I tell Wether or not I need a engine lift? ???? And what r the required tools to do a body lift???
Motor mount lift is recommended when adding a body lift so you wont have to mod the fan shroud. A simple socket set w/ extensions, torque wrench, and a good floor jack

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Or how do u tell what rear end u have?
If the diff is oval shaped with a rubber fill plug then its a dana 35
If the diff is a rectangular oval shape with a metal fill plug then its a dana 44

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And what's u guys view on performance and gas saving chips???? What kind or gas mileage should I be expecting???? With and without a chip???? Any other gas saving tips????
Dont waste your time and money with chips or cold air intakes.
Run a good drop in filter, keep the rpm's between 1800 and 2700, and make sure your gearing matches your tire size.

Avg stock mpg anywhere from 15-19, with 33s and stock gears anywhere from 13-18mpg
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Ok good.... If I decided to just mood fan shroud is that only required mood for a 2 inch body lift???
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Ok good.... If I decided to just mood fan shroud is that only required mood for a 2 inch body lift???
If you do a BL and MML no changes are needed. Dont go over 1.25" on the BL. If you do just the BL then you have to mod the shroud and possibly the tc and tranny linkage.
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If you do a BL and MML no changes are needed. Dont go over 1.25" on the BL. If you do just the BL then you have to mod the shroud and possibly the tc and tranny linkage.
X2 and with a 2bl then you also have to extend the gas fill tube

1.25bl max, anything over and your looking at a head ache to do and it hurts your cog
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Alright thanks guys appreciate it.... Any suggestions on brand of lifts or r they all about the same?
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Myself I wouldn't do any of those things till you make sure all your steering parts were sound, good brake's and suspension .
What year is it and how many miles on it.
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It got a new steering gearbox and new tie rods ends and new shock for steering. It is a 2000 with 111000 miles...... And people were saying they would paint the chrome or bed liner it..... How would I go about this..... Can I js directly spray over?
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It got a new steering gearbox and new tie rods ends and new shock for steering. It is a 2000 with 111000 miles...... And people were saying they would paint the chrome or bed liner it..... How would I go about this..... Can I js directly spray over?
Yes you can spray over it like it is, but if your gonna do it permanently take some sand paper to the chrome, the paint will stick better
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If I do not scuff it up will the Bed liner stick to where it's not gonna look like Crap???? And if I decided I did not like it would there be a way the strip it off without damaging chrome?
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If I do not scuff it up will the Bed liner stick to where it's not gonna look like Crap???? And if I decided I did not like it would there be a way the strip it off without damaging chrome?
If you dont know if your gonna like it or not, use plasti dip first
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I think I will so I'll js scuff it up and all....... What do u think about doing the same thing to the kc light and the inside of headlight????? If anyone had any pictures of a bed linnered bumper I would appreciate it

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