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Old 06-15-2014, 09:55 PM   #1
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What are some cheap mods I could do to my lifted 90 YJ?

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Old 06-15-2014, 11:19 PM   #2
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That's kind of hard to answer.. I think my cheapest mod is a free jack in the box antenna ball What do you do with your jeep? Are you a rock crawler, mud bogger, run light trails or perhaps keep it on the street? Post up what you'd like your jeep to to better and you'll get all kinds of suggestions. In my experience, cheap mods often open a can of worms for not so cheap mods

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Old 06-16-2014, 12:08 AM   #3
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That's kind of hard to answer.. I think my cheapest mod is a free jack in the box antenna ball What do you do with your jeep? Are you a rock crawler, mud bogger, run light trails or perhaps keep it on the street? Post up what you'd like your jeep to to better and you'll get all kinds of suggestions. In my experience, cheap mods often open a can of worms for not so cheap mods
I mud, and run trails.
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:15 AM   #4
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That's a question you need to ask yourself. What's your spending limit? What's your main goal? Is it a daily driver, or a play toy? The best answer I could give you is figure out what you want to do with it then research this forum. There's a thread for fun, cheap, creative mods under the tj threads but pretty sure everyone with all models have chimed in.
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:39 AM   #5
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That's a question you need to ask yourself. What's your spending limit? What's your main goal? Is it a daily driver, or a play toy? The best answer I could give you is figure out what you want to do with it then research this forum. There's a thread for fun, cheap, creative mods under the tj threads but pretty sure everyone with all models have chimed in.
Thank you and it's my daily driver and play toy!
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Old 06-17-2014, 08:00 PM   #6
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Rip out the carpet and some kind of bed liner,
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Old 06-17-2014, 09:50 PM   #7
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Lights and lots of them different shapes colors brightnesses cheap and can personalize to what you want.
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Old 06-18-2014, 02:00 PM   #8
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Thanks for the ideas guys!
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:53 PM   #9
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on board air compressors are a cool mod. Can air down on the trails and back up when you hit pavement, or plug a flat tire instead of trying to change to a spare on the trail.
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:54 PM   #10
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And they look nice in your engine bay where the stock jack sits.
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Old 06-19-2014, 01:12 AM   #11
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Take off the track bars, build/buy sway bar disconnects, rip out the fender liners and undercoat it (great rust prevention), trim the flares. There are so many mods to do to these things.
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Take off the track bars, build/buy sway bar disconnects, rip out the fender liners and undercoat it (great rust prevention), trim the flares. There are so many mods to do to these things.
How should I go about building disconnects?
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Old 06-20-2014, 10:09 AM   #13
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I cut the links in half, and put pipe in between the ends. Then drilled a hole on each end to put the pins through.

Looked like these.

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Old 06-20-2014, 01:12 PM   #14
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Sweet I will have to try that! Thank you!
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Old 06-20-2014, 01:38 PM   #15
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Sway bar discos are an awesome mod to keep stable on road and flex better off road, and that is a very typical way to do it. Keep in mind you want the pipe clearance tight so you don't bend it while connected. I personally went with the rough country discos with new mounts under the spring packs. I like these because it provides a place to mount the sway bar out of the way when disconnected. It will cost more than you piecing parts together on you own, and a little more work, but worth it imo.

http://www.roughcountry.com/sway-bar...ects-1109.html
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Unless you are SOA, then these won't work
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Old 06-20-2014, 05:35 PM   #17
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I kind of like how those rc ones works. My jks ones were a pita to connect unless on perfectly level ground. Took them out after 2 trips.
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Same deal with the RC ones. Just have a buddy lean on one side of the jeep while you hook it back up
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Old 06-20-2014, 08:04 PM   #19
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I agree they can be a pain, but worth it if you want a good ride on road. I actually decided to just take off the sway bar after a while.
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I made a dome light out of one of those lights with a headband. I had to change the band some and wrapped it around the rollbar.
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I think the body roll is part of the deal. Makes you go oh yeah this is a jeep.
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Old 06-21-2014, 01:49 AM   #22
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I think the body roll is part of the deal. Makes you go oh yeah this is a jeep.
I agree and the more lift you have, the more roll you'll have. That said, you'll be thankful you have your sway bar installed if you have to avoid an accident. For example a deer runs out in front of you and you have to swerve left, then back right again at 50mph. The sway bar will help keep you level and not roll over. Especially if you have gotten rid of your track bars (like most of us YJ people have). If it isn't really driven on the road or at speed then no worries, but mine is daily driven at 65mph, so that's why I got the best discos I could get.

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