Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Jeep Discussions > General Jeep Discussion > New Jeep Owner Seeking best upgrades

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Thread: New Jeep Owner Seeking best upgrades Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
01-12-2013 01:52 PM
Jon70 mhaines giving you good info, but unless you are in an area that allows you to do significant off road time, I find that 33's are great for mostly road and with 3.5 lift will allow you to get pretty crazy when wheeling. I will add a thanks to you for your service.
02-23-2012 08:24 PM
mhaines
Quote:
Originally Posted by ntlwndrsrlost
It is getting pretty crazy here lately...anyway, which lift kit would yall suggest for 2.5-3.5inch lift?
Well, you can run a 2.5" and 35s with flat flares or 3.5" and 35s with factory flares (maybe some trimming), and you'll want some rims with decent backspacing.
If you look at my avatar, that's 4.5" on 315/70/17 (35") duratracs with pocket flares, set up thinking I might go 37s

Copilot not included
02-23-2012 07:58 PM
ntlwndrsrlost It is getting pretty crazy here lately...anyway, which lift kit would yall suggest for 2.5-3.5inch lift?
02-21-2012 03:51 PM
mhaines Well thanks for doin what you do! May it be done safely

Take a look at build threads to give you an idea of what different lifts/tires/flares/slider combos will look like. Once you get a vision of what you want it to look like, the build list becomes easier. This and others like this are great places to get ideas and feedback from. People are usually upfront about product reviews (opinions), which is helpful.
02-21-2012 02:09 PM
ntlwndrsrlost As for the quote/nickname I am a bit of a zenist and it describes my lifestyle pretty well
02-21-2012 02:08 PM
ntlwndrsrlost Very sorry all, as you can tell I am new at this. I will be using as DD with weekend pure joy. Not trying to get too crazy but I am a outdoorsy guy who likes getting crazy every once and a while. I have a manual, which I am assuming has the stock 3:58 gear ratio. I purchased it through a trusted family friend who is a dealer, but I am currently deployed in Afgahnistan and have not actually seen/driven it yet. Just trying to get a head start on things so in a month or so I can hit the ground running.
02-20-2012 07:17 PM
mhaines Yes, sometimes I miss the obvious

Welcome and congrats on the new addiction.... I mean Jeep

This is a great place find help, info, and friends to wheel with/wrench with.
02-20-2012 06:58 PM
kbwwolf
Quote:
Originally Posted by mhaines View Post
It all depends on what you want to do with it or want it to look like. Daily driver with light trail duty? DD with weekend bashings or just pure toy. If you know that up front, then you will save headaches and money, been there done that
Do you have an auto or manual? What gears are in it now? How big of tires/lift do you want?
Well said, mhaines.


Quote:
Originally Posted by mhaines View Post
All things to think about before getting started
And to tell us before we can answer any of your questions, "Not all who wanders is lost". Sounds like an Ojibwa name.

Welcome to WF.
02-20-2012 05:58 PM
mhaines
Quote:
Originally Posted by ntlwndrsrlost
I have recently bought a 2007 4D JKU with 50k miles. I will be upgrading the tires, intake, chip, and exhaust first. Does this sound like the right order of priorities? I think getting rid of pie cutters is most def first then I think I will need to increase performance. What size tires/rims would look best and still fit? Spacers are an option also. As far as intake and exhaust what products work best with this model? Also should I consider regear? Is there anything important I am missing?
It all depends on what you want to do with it or want it to look like. Daily driver with light trail duty? DD with weekend bashings or just pure toy. If you know that up front, then you will save headaches and money, been there done that
Do you have an auto or manual? What gears are in it now? How big of tires/lift do you want?
All things to think about before getting started
02-20-2012 05:49 PM
ntlwndrsrlost
New Jeep Owner Seeking best upgrades

I have recently bought a 2007 4D JKU with 50k miles. I will be upgrading the tires, intake, chip, and exhaust first. Does this sound like the right order of priorities? I think getting rid of pie cutters is most def first then I think I will need to increase performance. What size tires/rims would look best and still fit? Spacers are an option also. As far as intake and exhaust what products work best with this model? Also should I consider regear? Is there anything important I am missing?

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:35 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC