|06-13-2013 08:07 PM|
|Ellisa1029||Gotcha! Yeah I like that one to I just like te fact that I would be able to mount a winch and four lights! I am trying to find the right fender flare/ bumper combination|
|06-13-2013 07:48 PM|
|06-13-2013 07:28 PM|
Get 31 with aggressive tread.
Get some mean thick strong bumpers.
Mount some M240s
Lug spikes? Homemade bumper integrated flame thrower.
|06-13-2013 07:21 PM|
|06-13-2013 06:26 PM|
|Usnrubi143||or you could do this lol|
|06-12-2013 08:37 AM|
|mikemounlio||I have rims that stick out very far. I have never felt unstable in my jeep. I have changed the way i drive by about 10mph. I could pick that 10 back up and still not feel uneasy about corners. If you can go wider then do it ASAP.|
|06-11-2013 08:07 PM|
|06-11-2013 07:56 PM|
|06-11-2013 07:04 PM|
|06-11-2013 06:59 PM|
|jeffro1965||Lookin good! Be patient and take your time. It'll get there.|
|06-11-2013 05:19 PM|
I'm doing what I can with being a highschooler, and the only $ being whatever I can get from my dad. The bumpers weren't my choice, but they're better than stock. Got them for christmas this year to replace the dented front stock bumper from my wreck.
But here's the list:
New smittybilt bumpers
29" wrangler a/t radials
Plastidipped grill + angry eyes
Plastidipped hood cowl
Plastidipped factory chrome rims. I dont hate chrome but I really disliked these.
Plastidipped antenna and trail rated badge Removed rollbar padding. Definitely makes it more rugged.
Plan to trim flares and 2" bb
|06-11-2013 05:16 PM|
|06-11-2013 05:12 PM|
|06-11-2013 10:48 AM|
Looks can be deceiving. Does not have to look aggressive to be aggressive. Mine is simple, cheap, and works just fine for the 1, 2, 3, and a few 4 diamond trails I've been on.
2.5" lift, 31x10.5x15 tires on 15x8 rims. Trimmed flares, extended bumpstops, home built bumper, Engo winch, and Spartan front locker. Goes 90% of the places I want it to.
Playing with my son:
This is the only other pic I have of the way it's setup right now(minus the winch in this pic):
|06-11-2013 09:33 AM|
1. Cut the flares
2. 2" Budget boost
3. Trim down the front bumper to look like rock bumper
4. Ditch rear milk jugs
5. if you have plastic parts that are faded heat them back to black
6. cheapish winch and winch plate
7. Black plastidip parts to offset the color (unless its already black)
8. plastidip headlight rings
9. rims that stick out far
11. hood decal
12. ZORT decals
13. Flush rear tail light mod (or go to circle led tail lights)
14. front stinger if you find one cheap
15. relocate plate to bend around corner of tub
Just to name a few
|06-11-2013 09:07 AM|
|SPED74||this thread is realy helping me also guys, still not sure what way to go with mine yet either|
|06-11-2013 04:17 AM|
Mine are 32 11.5 15 with 2 1/4 spacers. $80 well spent to get it up off the tires.
|06-11-2013 04:03 AM|
|hdtwincam||Here's mine with a 2" lift and 31's.|
|06-11-2013 02:36 AM|
Here's mine pretty much as I bought it on 28" AT's
And now on 1.75" BB with 31" MTZ's. I bought new wheels as you can see but spacers will widen the stance and stop the 31's rubbing the control arms on full lock.
|06-11-2013 01:47 AM|
|TheBestCoast||2" coil spacers $50 and 5 used 33" 12.5" 15" BFG AT/TA tires for $375. Craigslist find for 5 mickey thompson classic 2 for $375.|
|06-10-2013 08:47 PM|
Hey I like mine with 30s
Tried 31 inch tires but made my 2in lift look like no lift.. 30 inch tires make it look higher plus better power and MPG
|06-10-2013 07:56 PM|
|Modestmar97tj||mgdmeyers - Thats a pretty sweet looking jeep!|
|06-10-2013 01:33 PM|
|ccmbch||2000 4cyl 4" zone suspension lift 31" Cooper Discoverer STT on Mickey Thompson side bitter 15" rims. Poison Spyder BFH front bumper with trail stinger Poison Spyder steering box skid. Windshield guard with light tabs 12000lb winch nerd bars and custom foot pegs.|
|06-10-2013 10:03 AM|
Reviving the thread...
this thread caught my eye on google so I figured I'd revive it and throw my two cents in...
Here's what I did:
*Front Stinger- $150 (craigslist)
*Rear bumper w/2" receiver- 150 (Ebay)
*Front/Rear D-Rings Painted Krylon Red- $20 D-rings/ $5 paint
*Steering Box, Radiator, Oil Pan, Tank Skids- around $300 (box and radiator were gifts)
*Air Vent Scoop (functional and cool looking)- $35
*Painted Headlight Bezels Black/Angry Eyes on headlights- $5 semigloss krylon can
*1.5" wheel spacers- $100
*2.5" RC lift- $100 used from a friend
*31x10.5 GY MTRs
I've done much more than that internally, but styling-wise, that has made it what it is.
|12-19-2012 09:10 PM|
-Take off the milk jugs on the front bumper (I'm doing this sometime soon)
-Take off the side step, with no lift its not really needed..
-If you get 31" tires you don't honestly need a lift but a 2"Budget boost would do the trick for a very reasonable price
-Then you could always trim the fenders to make your own flat fenders, done right it looks amazing, IMO.
-For the soft top I think the Rampage frameless looks pretty sick. If I'm not mistaken I think you can "transform" it into a safari top (one that covers the front and back seats I may be wrong though.)
Tools are always a good idea. I saw someone mention a fire extinguisher, thats a great investment.
I'm running the Rough Country 2.5" lift with Firestone Duratrac A/Ts. I would've gotten a more aggressive mud tire, but driving to school and home and what-not it would've been a waste of money.
|12-19-2012 08:55 PM|
I've got about 15k on them now with very minimal wear...
|12-19-2012 05:15 PM|
|12-19-2012 04:51 PM|
|AZDBack||I've read that frameless tops are more annoying taking up and down. My OEM top on my 06 LJ has already gotten hard, brittle, cracked, and so is in need of replacing. I want to take a risk on the Bestop Trektop, (like its looks and options), pricey so I'm looking for a price break. They seem to get a better rap than Rampage (would love some input there). I like the fastback look of the frameless and the elimination of the frame. I'm a newbie here so I'm looking for experienced input as well.|
|12-19-2012 04:41 PM|
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