Hey everyone! I am new to the jeep community, I just purchased my 2000 Jeep Wrangler about a month ago, and just took it to the OHV park. I'm in love. It's a 4.0L sport I6, everything is completely bone stock. I'm looking to start upgrading and modding. My question is this: what are your "editors choice" mods? If you could go back and re do something what would you have done or used? Also, how do I start getting into group rides? I'm in California but I know there are group rides here.
Basically I'm looking for a starter guide haha. I don't want to be a dummy and lift it half a foot immediately. I need to start with the base and work up. Also if you have a particular area of expertise, can you go in depth into brand/variances/money savers/etc etc
My recommendation would be to be patient, find a set of used 30" all terrain or mud terrain tires, (biggest you can go for now) tires are the first upgrade bar none that you need if you are going off road. Drive it like this for as long as you can wait, in the mean time learn the fine capabilities of YOUR stock Jeep with decent off road tires, learn how to drive off road, learn the general rules, recovery methods, how to do maintenance, buy a manual, read it on the crapper, know the sounds and what to look for when things are wearing out, and do research of everything you plan on upgrading. You'll find that some of the modifications you could quite easily do yourself. Basically learn as much as you can so you make the best decisions and no regrets.