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Old 09-30-2013, 05:57 PM   #1
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Just bought a Sahara

Thanks nwbronco for referring me over here. I just bought a new Sahara (my profile pic) and am hoping for the following:
1. What's mods should I absolutely jump on and do immediately?
2. What threads on here should I absolutely check out?

A little more info on my rig. This will predominately a city rig but I want it to look more off roady, even if it will barely be used there. I am thinking 2-3" lift, bigger wheels and tires, and a slant soft top, I really like the looks of those
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:31 PM   #2
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welcome to the forum. as far as mods go...there is a million different ways you can go. But I say drive it stock for a while until you figure out what YOU want to change/improve 1st.

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Old 09-30-2013, 06:47 PM   #3
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Being your in Seattle I'd be inclined to keep the hard top for the winter rain season, and use your soft top during the summer rain season

Personally you'll be better off with smaller wheels and larger tires in the long run as the tire costs for 18s is pretty high compared with the tire costs for 17s or 15s I've found. But if you insist 20s - well no comment. Many here go with 17s and a 33" tire like the duratrac with good results and you won't need a 3" lift, if you want 35" then you'll need that larger lift.

I do agree, get some miles on it and make sure all it working right before you go spending a lot of money. Since I bought mine used I'm waiting till my warranty is up, and I've got the money saved to do the lift and wheels/tires right and at the same time.
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:58 AM   #4
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Again, welcome to the list. And our group. You can gain what you are looking for fairly easy. The Jeep JK series is one of the easiest to do suspension work on. I just finished a guy put a 2.5" Rock Krawler lift, flat fenders, and 37" KM2's on his '07 JKU.

I have a slat back Trek Top NX classic on the back of mine. I have 3.5" Rubicon Express lift on mine. Running 37" Goodyear MTRs.

We have a couple of more JKs in the family.

Hope to see you on the trails soon.

Bob K.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:38 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info on the slant back soft top, that is definitely the soft top I want. Is that the most recommended slant back soft top? Any other contenders I should consider?
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