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Old 03-05-2007, 06:43 PM   #1
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upgrades for $100 or less.........

What are some significant upgrades that would cost less than $100? Upgrades that someone will a little mechanical skills could do. Might even involve some welding or fabricating.

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what kind of upgrade do you mean?

something that improves the offroad capabilities?
or something that makes the jeep look better?
car-radio and sound improvement?

what things do you already have in your jeep? pics...?

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what kind of upgrade do you mean?

something that improves the offroad capabilities?
or something that makes the jeep look better?
car-radio and sound improvement?

what things do you already have in your jeep? pics...?
suspension, performance, lift, etc.,
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Old 03-05-2007, 10:35 PM   #4
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Good luck. I can hardly change all my fluids, plugs and wires for that.
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Good luck. I can hardly change all my fluids, plugs and wires for that.
So this is a rich mans game?
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Maybe some greasable shackles....
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Old 03-06-2007, 07:46 AM   #7
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ok......are there any fairly cheap do it yourself tips/tricks that a weekend mechanic could do? Or does everything cost an arm and a leg?
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You are only limited by your imagination. You can fab up some bumpers and rocker panels. Maybe work on a roll cage. As far as suspension, you are going to spend some money to do things correctly. Even with a shackle lift you will need new shocks, which puts you way ovet the $100 mark. You could always put that $100 away until you can find it some friends and get yourself a good lift.
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So this is a rich mans game?
You have been told what Jeep means haven't you...
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well you could get....steering box skid, tow hooks, body lift, MML, bar pin elimnators, adjustable trackbar, sway bar disconnects...theres a bunch of things you can get for under $100...not sure if this is the kind of list your looking for but those are just a few.
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A high lift
Off road lights
do it yourself window tint kit
speakers
Possibly a headunit
etc....

Their are many things you can do for under a $100...
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So this is a rich mans game?
Sort of. A fool and his money are soon parted, they say. My jeep is mostly stock because I don't like to part with my money. Everything is expensive when it comes to jeep upgrades and it is true that it takes a load of cash to keep perform routine maintenance.

disclaimer: I am not callin' anyone a fool. If you are offended, then you spend more money than you can afford.
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What about SOA?

I did a spring over on my Sammy for $0

Cut the perches off with a cut off wheel and welded them back on top, cut and lengthened the steering linkage, etc. I rode it and wheel'd it like that for a few weeks before adding shocks, driveshaft spacers, bigger motor, rebuilt tranny,.....

Point is, once you start moddin' it, you're gonna spend more $ than you ever intended to.
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well you could get....steering box skid, tow hooks, body lift, MML, bar pin elimnators, adjustable trackbar, sway bar disconnects...theres a bunch of things you can get for under $100...not sure if this is the kind of list your looking for but those are just a few.
Nah, just take your sway bars and trac bar and throw them in the trash. or sell them for scrap and actually make money improving your off road performance.
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You want to blow some money??? Get yourself a 4-wheel drive hardware catalog or Quadratec catalog. Then start flipping through it and see how many pages you have dog-eared. I started out light and now look at me....wanting to do full width axles and play on some real rocks out @ Moab. Once you start, you can't stop!!!! Good luck!!
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Nah, just take your sway bars and trac bar and throw them in the trash. or sell them for scrap and actually make money improving your off road performance.
but i don't wanna feel like im in a boat when im on the street.
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Sway bar quick disconects.
Muffler - ebay
Custom intake - ebay
Bodylift
Rope for recovery
Air pump to inflate and then pump up tires afterwards
Wheel spacers to get your tires further apart making ur rig harder to flip and more stable. - ebay
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Air pump to inflate and then pump up tires afterwards
Wouldn't your tires be over full?
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I allways get those confused underinflate and inflate.. i allways think inflate is not enough and the for too much was something with over or something of that kind
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deflate(lower) and inflate(raise)
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but i don't wanna feel like im in a boat when im on the street.
You drive a TJ BigJeep. Throwing away your sway bars might be a problem. Us YJ guys can't tell they are gone. I think DC just put them on there so they could say that the Jeeps were less likely to roll over on the street. They have been building leaf sprung vehicles for years without the need for sway bars.
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Bodylift
Rope for recovery
Do not get rope for recovery, get a Recovery strap.
This is what can happen if you use rope: http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...7/CIMG0714.jpg




I'd get a bodylift.

Or if you have a welder you can buy metal make a custom bumper or sliders, etc...
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You drive a TJ BigJeep. Throwing away your sway bars might be a problem. Us YJ guys can't tell they are gone. I think DC just put them on there so they could say that the Jeeps were less likely to roll over on the street. They have been building leaf sprung vehicles for years without the need for sway bars.
removing the swaybars on a TJ makes the on road handling very bad. on a YJ it´s only a very small effect. you can also removethe track bar. with leaf springs you don´t need it.
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Do not get rope for recovery, get a Recovery strap.This is what can happen if you use rope: http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...7/CIMG0714.jpg
with looped ends - no metal hooks
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with looped ends - no metal hooks
yeah i wouldve had a big head-ache if it had metal hooks
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some steel brake lines
they cost less than 75 $
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a set of offroad lights
that must be a cheap set.
lights in a good quality (like from hella) cost much more.

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