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11-29-2011 11:29 PM
TJspeed
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Originally Posted by jeepwayoflife View Post
Thanks for all the help and compliments everyone! what a great community on here! I think I will ask for emergency accessories like a tow strap and tree saver and stuff this holiday season. And my grandpa paid for it, but I pay insurance, and insurance is about $3000 a year. I have worked for him every summer for the last few years, so this was kind of my payment.
Awsome i hear ya im 20 and this is my first jeep to and i wouldnt have it if wasnt for my grandpa as well. "co-signed on the loan".
11-29-2011 11:22 PM
cocdieselkev "I'm leaning toward teraflex TJ Vss shocks. Anyone have them?"

I've got them on my 2001 TJ. Before I installed them I had stock shocks but the ride is amazing on the road, and off road its nice as well, I would highly recommend them. They look nice as well.
11-29-2011 07:49 PM
jeepwayoflife Thanks for all the help and compliments everyone! what a great community on here! I think I will ask for emergency accessories like a tow strap and tree saver and stuff this holiday season. And my grandpa paid for it, but I pay insurance, and insurance is about $3000 a year. I have worked for him every summer for the last few years, so this was kind of my payment.
11-29-2011 03:09 PM
TJspeed Wow nice jeep! who paid for it?
11-29-2011 08:56 AM
StrangerWrangler Q.Do you like water?.....A. Snorkel
Q.Do you like mud?....A. Pressure Washer
Q.Do you like rocks?...A. Tummy Tuck
Q.Do you like hills?.....A. Better Tires
Q.Do you like helping?...A. Tow Straps
Q.Do you like watching?....A. Friends
Q.Do you like the mall?.....A. New Ride

Just get out there an have fun buddy your rig sounds to be more then capable off the road...Be Safe
11-28-2011 09:09 PM
ou812 The cost of good 31's almost meets the regear cost,I'd regear to 4:56,It would be a beast plus you could always use 4:56 with bigger tires.

I have 31's now,I plan on 33-34" soon with a regear

however 3:73's are perfect for 31"s
11-28-2011 08:56 PM
jeepwayoflife You know, around town its pretty darn good. Fast pickup and it was my first time learning to drive a stick and I have never stalled it on the street, just in a few parkinglots on the highway its lacking. Was on highway 5 where limit is 70 MPH and I could only get to 70 downhill in 5th. Impossible to make it up any hill in 5th for me. If I could offord it I would change gears, but don't have the cash. My next tires will be 31" though.
11-28-2011 02:42 PM
thecheezman Hows it ride with 3.73 gears and 33s? Does it feel like its lacking power?
11-28-2011 01:36 PM
s3nt3nc3d With 33's and frequent off-roading...I'd stock up on a spare axle shaft or two for that Dana 35. I'm all for off-roading...but just remember that when you off-road your vehicle, you will break stuff. So make sure you can afford to fix your daily driver before you take it off road. Also remember mud is a real killer on bearings, seals, metal components, etc. The best thing you can do if you're gonna mud it...is wash the mud off as soon as you get home. One thing I've heard that helps...setup a lawn sprinkler underneath the Jeep and let it run for half hour or so to rinse the undercarriage off well.
11-28-2011 07:03 AM
Buddy B Congrats on your jeep, nice rig. Go slow, it let's others admire it with envy.... To Soften your ride, have you tried to air down some, and do you have front disconnects? That will definitely give you a better trail ride regardless of the type shocks you have...
11-28-2011 04:52 AM
CritaKill
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Originally Posted by jeepwayoflife View Post
Hey everyone! Just turned 16 and just got my first jeep! Pictures are in my profile! Anyway, I was wondering what I NEED to upgrade. I was thinking lights and new shocks because i have the $30 skyjacker ones right now. Current stuff is: 2002 Wrangler X
3.5" lift, skyjacker
Custom bumpers, front and back
Engo 9000lb winch
3.73 gears
33" Pro Comp Mud tires with Simulated beadlocks
Dana 35 rear and Dana 30 front
New speakers all around, but stock subwoofer

I have taken it on a few trails and some snow and mud and it did great, just a bouncy ride going fast through fire roads and stuff. Would new shocks help the bouncyness? Thank you!
I gotta say, your Jeep is really nice, all around. Major compliments. Seems as though we're on the same mission - in pursuit of the perfect Jeep. My jeep is very similar. Wanted to ask you how the hell you made that front bumper because it's JAMMIN'! I've seen a lot of front bumpers, and I must say that's the nicest one I've seen. Looking at the Hanson 52" basic w/ the stock fog light locations, realistically.
11-27-2011 10:27 AM
jeepwayoflife Yep im a pretty lucky guy thanks for all the help everyone. I am gonna look into lights and shocks to ask for a Christmas gift. Thanks again!!
11-27-2011 10:03 AM
04tjgirl WOW! Really nice Jeep! I wish I could have gotten something like that when I was 16...jealous! Very sweet jeep though...take care of it and enjoy it!
11-26-2011 11:46 PM
Lbailey21 im 16 and get offended when people call my jeep a car. a car doesnt have 4x4, 5" lift on 33s, and tears down mud!
11-26-2011 09:25 PM
ou812 whatever shocks you buy,buy them for the proper suspension lift size

if you have 3.5" total lift meaning a 2" suspension lift plus a 1.5" body lift you need shocks for a 2" lift not for a 3.5" lift

before buying anything please ask about it,some upgrades need other mods done for that part to work.

your on the right track and this is the best Wrangler based forum with the nicest group.
11-26-2011 09:14 PM
snowman555 Your jeep sounds amazing. Im really jealous.
11-26-2011 09:12 PM
ou812 Under Cover Fabworks, LLC - undercoverfab.com - Main Page
Rokmen - Off Road

they have nice skids
11-26-2011 09:12 PM
jeepwayoflife Ok. Yea I went through the mud slow at first to make sure it was ok, then went through 10-15 mph later after I knew it was ok. And no worries, by going fast on fire roads i mean 25-35 mph, nothing crazy. thanks for the info, Im leaning toward teraflex TJ Vss shocks. Anyone have them?

TJ Vss Shock Absorbers (all 4)
11-26-2011 09:09 PM
InvertChaos Hey there! Well figure out what is holding you back or what you think would be worth it to you. Going fast breaks stuff pretty quickly IMO. It also depends on your budget. Maybe some racing type shocks?

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Originally Posted by jeepwayoflife
Fixed it!
I was thinking about skids too. I went trough a big mud hole this weekend and covered my engine in mud. Who makes good skids?
Skid row makes a great engine/transmission skid but its mainly to protect from rocks. Be careful flying though mud holes unless you know how deep they are.
11-26-2011 09:00 PM
ou812
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Fixed it!
I was thinking about skids too. I went trough a big mud hole this weekend and covered my engine in mud. Who makes good skids?
skids dont stop mud,its just the nature of offroading
the skids protect your engine oilpan from getting busted up,theres also power steering gearbox skids.

Your best friend here will be spending time using the search function or google
keep asking questions but research first.

Your best option is to learn to wheel what you have.Not saying that you dont know how to offroad but learning when to gas it and when to give up can save you money.Look at youtube,there are plenty idiots tearing up Jeeps simply cause they dont know any better.

The most common vid to look up is "dana 35" or "how to break a dana 35"
a dana 35 is your back axle,you will see on youtube that acting a fool or just not knowing can cost money.Like trying to climb a hill almost vertical with a Jeep on a stock axle with a full locker isnt a good idea
11-26-2011 09:00 PM
Irongrave its only a car if you race it.

if you like go fast style wheeling hard to beat a good set of air bumps and remote res shocks
Your only 16 so I don't recommend doing much "go fast" style wheeling just yet, note look up King of the Hammers.


I highly suggest getting OME shocks they are very good on the road and trail. They are some of the better DD and wheeling shocks you can get
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11-26-2011 08:53 PM
jeepwayoflife
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Originally Posted by ou812 View Post
Your at the rigt place,before you catch heat......dont call it a car!

Im sure other will chime in on the shocks
riding on trails alot I'd suggest engine skids


Welcome To Jeep....the only way to live
Fixed it!
I was thinking about skids too. I went trough a big mud hole this weekend and covered my engine in mud. Who makes good skids?
11-26-2011 08:42 PM
NCJeepin Congrats on the Jeep! But why would you wanna go fast on fire roads? Usually going fast off road tears stuff up... but anyways, yes, to a certain extent, new high quality shocks will give you a smoother ride. And you don't really NEED to upgrade anything, just off road it and see what you actually need, if anything. I'd say a recovery strap would be a useful accessory!
11-26-2011 08:41 PM
ou812 Your at the rigt place,before you catch heat......dont call it a car!

Im sure other will chime in on the shocks
riding on trails alot I'd suggest engine skids


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11-26-2011 08:30 PM
jeepwayoflife
First JEEP! Need help with upgrades!

Hey everyone! Just turned 16 and just got my first jeep! Pictures are in my profile! Anyway, I was wondering what I NEED to upgrade. I was thinking lights and new shocks because i have the $30 skyjacker ones right now. Current stuff is: 2002 Wrangler X
3.5" lift, skyjacker
Custom bumpers, front and back
Engo 9000lb winch
3.73 gears
33" Pro Comp Mud tires with Simulated beadlocks
Dana 35 rear and Dana 30 front
New speakers all around, but stock subwoofer

I have taken it on a few trails and some snow and mud and it did great, just a bouncy ride going fast through fire roads and stuff. Would new shocks help the bouncyness? Thank you!

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