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Old 12-28-2010, 10:56 PM   #1
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Any ideas on what should be the first upgrade?

Hi all. Just bought my very first Wrangler. It is a 2007 Wrangler X. Just curious to what you all might think would be a good first upgrade. I already have some tires (Incubus Off Road).

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Old 12-29-2010, 07:16 AM   #2
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Are you already into significant off-roading, or are you just getting started?

Well, either way the answer should be the same: the best first mod is no mod. Instead of throwing money around in random directions to try to solve a problem that you haven't encountered yet, spend some time with your new Jeep and try to figure out where the weaknesses are, based on what you're doing with it. THEN start looking at modifications that will solve those problems.

Stock Jeeps are already extremely capable machines. You may find that you don't even NEED modifications for what you are planning to do with it.

That said, maybe a set of grab handles or a cart to hold your doors during the warmer months would be a good place to start.

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Old 12-29-2010, 05:08 PM   #3
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Thanks. That seems like a good thing to start off with. Can not wait for it to get warmer so I put to rest the top and doors!! Maybe I will look into upgrading some interior pieces to start.
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Definitely....I'm in Ocala fl, and i'm stock right now. All the advice i've gotten is off road stock for a bit. Get a good feel for your jeep stock. You'll be able to find out what you'll need as improvements, to help tackle the trails better.

Yes the jeep stock is very capable. This weekend a group of us jeepers are going to Hard Rock (Ocala) Sat 8th, probably be showing up right about 10am.

This will be my first real shot at offroading with my stock tj. Glad i'll have a bunch of seasoned guys there to help me out. Not counting the jeep trails out in ONF which weren't much of a challenge in the Salt Springs area
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My first three mods, which were personal preferance, were a new radio & speakers, a CB, and a cheap (~$20) pair of off-road lights (which have since been upgraded).
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Old 01-06-2011, 04:18 PM   #6
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My first upgrades were all interior. Rubber floor mats, radio, speakers, pulled drain plugs, pulled door-dome light fuse.
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Ive had my TJ for almost 3 years now and just recently began to mod it. Im interested in taking up welding, hopefully get enough skill to fabricate my own bumpers and roof rack. Get a bikini top for the warmer months. I dont know about where youre at, but Tampa is already perfect doors off/top down kind of weather.
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First install a flowsound muffler camaro, from Different Trend exhaust, with some double Texas tips.

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