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06-27-2011 09:02 AM
MTH
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Originally Posted by LaTuFu View Post
Will you be off roading a lot, or will this mostly be for looks?
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Originally Posted by jcollins View Post
Geez all these skid plates are outrageous. Are they all necessities
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Originally Posted by jcollins View Post
I prolly will be [offroading] alot..
You answered your own question.

Personally, the only skid I've done so far is the front skid. Next up are rock rails, an evap skid, and an oil pan skid. I'll probably get around to diff covers eventually. I have already installed a small lift.

Not having all the skids I want makes me pretty conservative with the things I'm willing to attempt offroad. But that's okay really--I get more time to learn some of the finer details.

For most folks, a Jeep is a "project." Unless you've budgeted your cash such that you've got a lot of money to go big right away, you're going to have to take it in stages. That means that your Jeep won't be "done" until long after you've started off roading and put a lot of miles on it.

The "experts" generally recommend protection (skids, etc.) first. Your JK has already come with some nice skid plates from the factory, but it's a good idea to cover some of the things they don't--after all, the Jeep is no good if it's broken.

In my estimation, most folks don't really follow that advice. Tires and lifts just look too good. It's up to you.
06-27-2011 08:41 AM
99Wrangler4x4 I say new tires and rims & a lift.
06-27-2011 08:40 AM
daggo66
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Originally Posted by jcollins View Post
Geez all these skid plates are outrageous. Are they all necessities
Only if you want to protect your Jeep from even more costly damage.
06-27-2011 08:34 AM
jcollins
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Originally Posted by daggo66
Armor. Rock sliders, evap skid, front skid, diff covers, oil pan skid.
Geez all these skid plates are outrageous. Are they all necessities
06-27-2011 07:45 AM
LaTuFu
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Originally Posted by jk'n View Post
@LaTuFu,
Your avatar is scaring me ...just thought you should know.
Common sense has that effect on some people.
06-27-2011 07:43 AM
jk'n It is a can shaped object that tends to get crushed without protecting it.
06-27-2011 07:41 AM
jk'n Sounds like the OP is looking for some of the lesser cost items to start picking at to make the jeep more off road worthy in which case I would start with some of the items that daggo is suggesting.

The one suggestion that I usually make here is to get together with some folks who go off road and see what it is like, possibly join a club. Once you have some experiences, you will begin to know what you will want.

My undercarriage and suspension is still stock. I put a winch on an OEM bumper winch plate and just got in an on board air system that I haven't installed yet.

@LaTuFu,
Your avatar is scaring me ...just thought you should know.
06-27-2011 07:37 AM
jcollins I prolly will be alot.. What is evap
06-27-2011 07:26 AM
LaTuFu Will you be off roading a lot, or will this mostly be for looks? Knowing what you're trying to accomplish is the first thing to nail down.

Welcome to the forums!
06-27-2011 07:24 AM
daggo66 Armor. Rock sliders, evap skid, front skid, diff covers, oil pan skid.
06-27-2011 07:22 AM
GREEN-MACHINE me i would start with a lift, then save and do lockers, gears, and last i would do bigger tires ,,, that is if you want to get that far into off roading.



the above statement is JMO and should not be used against me
06-27-2011 07:21 AM
jcollins
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Originally Posted by Outlaw Jeeper
evap skid or relocation if you're doing any kind of offroading.
I'm sorry I'm new to this what is that exactly
06-27-2011 07:19 AM
Outlaw Jeeper evap skid or relocation if you're doing any kind of offroading.
06-27-2011 07:14 AM
jcollins
What upgrade should i do first

I have a 2011 jk unlimited and wanna start off roaring but don't have alot of money what should I do first

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