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Old 01-21-2014, 10:58 PM   #1
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Well, I figured I would start a build thread of my 2011 JKU Sport. I got it in October of 2012 and was bone stock.

Mods will be coming slowly as I am not mechanical skills at all, so I have to save up for anything big needed for the Jeep.
I'm looking to get a lift and thinking somewhere in the 2.5" range with either 33's or 35's. Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated.

Here is the day I got her:
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:07 PM   #2
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My first Mod was to add some side bars. I found them pretty cheap on 4wd and pulled the trigger on them. This was something I was able to put on myself as it only required putting some nuts and bolts on it.
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Old 01-22-2014, 12:03 AM   #3
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If you're planning on doing any crawling I'd definitely say 35s. 33's on an unlimited leave a lot to be wanted. I guess it depends on what you're wanting from the jeep. Good luck with your build
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Old 01-22-2014, 10:39 AM   #4
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I don't plan on doing any major rock climbing, just some trails, a little mud and any snow I can find. I would like to get into more major wheeling, but I'm afraid I'll break something on the Jeep and have no idea how to fix it and that would lead me to paying some shop an absurd amount to fix it.

I do want the bad ass look that Jeeps can have and would like knowing that I can get into and out of most situations if need be.
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Old 01-22-2014, 10:42 AM   #5
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I wanted to get black wheels when I got the Jeep, but figured I would hold off until I got new tires. Then I discovered the wonderful world of Plasti Dip.

I probably used about 2-3 cans for my five wheels and man was it easy to use. I left my tires on the Jeep and just taped off the valve stems and put plastic over the break rotors to keep the dip off them.

I dipped them about 8 months ago and it has help up great. Haven't had to do any touch up work and there have been no chips whatsoever. I also did my Jeep emblem a couple months later.
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:13 AM   #6
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I don't plan on doing any major rock climbing, just some trails, a little mud and any snow I can find. I would like to get into more major wheeling, but I'm afraid I'll break something on the Jeep and have no idea how to fix it and that would lead me to paying some shop an absurd amount to fix it. I do want the bad ass look that Jeeps can have and would like knowing that I can get into and out of most situations if need be.
I'd still say some 315 duratracs would work great for you. 35s really fill the wheel wells more than 33s.
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Old 01-22-2014, 07:06 PM   #7
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I think you may be right. I was looking at the 315's and they are pretty sweet.
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Old 01-22-2014, 07:17 PM   #8
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Had a little project yesterday adding the gutter grills and blacking out my front end with Plasti Dip.

I came out better then I thought it would. Maybe down the road if I still like it I may go the bedline route.
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