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lsu60driver 01-26-2012 09:56 PM

Noob Upgrades
 
Ok, I have searched throughout this forum and another popular one. I just bought a 12' JKU with a few optional factory upgrades. This is my first Wrangler and besides going bonkers on the lift, tires, wheels (which I plan to do - just not yet) I want a few simple upgrades. I primarily need advice on headlights/foglights and maybe some additional lighting. A lot of guys recommend Deltas but I want to make sure it's completely street legal and a big improvement. I have no desire to have blue colored lights or anything that looks "cool." I simply want a drastic improvement to the stock headlights and something easy, although I'm not opposed to wiring changes.

In addition, any advice on simple fender flare option. The stock ones are a little TOO much plastic for me. Any other quick or easy upgrades would be appreciated. I absolutely love the Jeep/ community that comes with it. Please to club me like a baby seal for posting such a common thread! :hide:

Ltblue 01-26-2012 10:13 PM

when i brought mine(since i live in the city) i brought a hood lock, lock gas cap, lug locks, and gas door cover.. then i change my headlights to 6000k crystal white HID's. I'm going to do the fog lights same color soon too maybe this week. Oh and i also tinted my windows so noone could see what i had inside :confused: Hope that help

New2012JEEP 01-26-2012 10:15 PM

I am buying the white out Rallye's, woohooo. Apparently filter out stray white light

MTH 01-26-2012 10:26 PM

Look up Daniel Stern Lighting or Rallylights. :thumb:

kbwwolf 01-26-2012 10:34 PM

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Originally Posted by lsu60driver (Post 1965301)
I primarily need advice on headlights/foglights and maybe some additional lighting. A lot of guys recommend Deltas but I want to make sure it's completely street legal and a big improvement. I have no desire to have blue colored lights or anything that looks "cool." I simply want a drastic improvement to the stock headlights and something easy, although I'm not opposed to wiring changes.

In addition, any advice on simple fender flare option. The stock ones are a little TOO much plastic for me. Any other quick or easy upgrades would be appreciated. I absolutely love the Jeep/ community that comes with it. Please to club me like a baby seal for posting such a common thread! :hide:

The Deltas are crap. The best bang for your buck is Rallylights. There are also LED versions available, but they're REALLY expensive ($250 and more for a single light).

Whip through the three threads below, to get a better idea of the Rallylights. Pay special attention to the posts by Hilldweller and Krutj, our resident lighting poobahs.

Rallylight/Hella headlight upgrade install
2011 Headlight upgrade
Just installed Philips Xtreme 80+ Bulbs

kbwwolf 01-26-2012 10:35 PM

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Originally Posted by MTH (Post 1965404)
Look up Daniel Stern Lighting or Rallylights. :thumb:

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MTH 01-26-2012 10:36 PM

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Originally Posted by kbwwolf

:nonono:

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kbwwolf 01-26-2012 10:37 PM

And here's a link to the site that sells the Rallylights. You'll need harnesses as well, I believe...that info's in the earlier links I sent you.

Susquehanna MotorSports - High Performance Vehicle Lighting and Competition Accessories

lsu60driver 01-26-2012 10:46 PM

Thanks for the responses thus far! Very cool you guys aren't bashing my brains for such a common thread. Just a noob trying to get into the Jeep addiction. So far I've gotten a locking gas cap (probably just a placebo for me) Gorilla locking lugs, K&N air filter. My agenda right now is headlights, fenders, and maybe some interior additions before I go for the lift/tires/wheels. I plan on dropping some coin around the summer time on the big stuff so be prepared for another noob post! :facepalm:

kjeeper10 01-26-2012 10:49 PM

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kbwwolf 01-26-2012 10:55 PM

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As for the fender flares, there are a lot of options out there, from unpainted aluminum ($$) to the popular flat Bushwackers ($$). Lol...you'll find out shortly that all Jeep stuff is ($$).

I went with the Bushwacker flatties. Installation was hideously tedious. Think I spent around 7 hours, total, putting them on. Personally, I think they look great. Some probably don't agree.

Some fenders will look good painted; others probably oughta stay their original color.

You'll have to decide on what you like. Just like with bumpers...all pretty much subjective.

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Here are some links to various types of fenders.

10918-07 - Bushwacker Flat Style Flares for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited JK 4 Door - Quadratec

Bushwacker Pocket Style Fender Flares in OEM Style Matte Black Finish for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited JK 4 Door - Quadratec

Warrior Jeep Front & Rear Tube Fender for Jeep Wrangler JK & Unlimited JK from Morris 4x4 Center

Xenon Flat Fender Style Flare Kit for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited JK 4 Door - Quadratec

GenRight Tube Fenders for Jeep JK


Oh, and love the "baby seal" line. Me and my brothers used to drop that one on my mom all the time. Enjoy! :thumb:

Ltblue 01-26-2012 10:57 PM

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Originally Posted by lsu60driver (Post 1965464)
Thanks for the responses thus far! Very cool you guys aren't bashing my brains for such a common thread. Just a noob trying to get into the Jeep addiction. So far I've gotten a locking gas cap (probably just a placebo for me) Gorilla locking lugs, K&N air filter. My agenda right now is headlights, fenders, and maybe some interior additions before I go for the lift/tires/wheels. I plan on dropping some coin around the summer time on the big stuff so be prepared for another noob post! :facepalm:

oh yeah i also change my air filter to K&N, also got Mopar floor mats, Weathertech side window reflectors, and tail light guard..i can't believe i forgot about those

kbwwolf 01-26-2012 11:01 PM

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Originally Posted by MTH (Post 1965440)
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 1965471)
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Forget about it. :D


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