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ntlwndrsrlost 02-20-2012 04:49 PM

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?

mhaines 02-20-2012 04:58 PM

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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

kbwwolf 02-20-2012 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by mhaines (Post 2053919)
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. :thumb:


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Originally Posted by mhaines (Post 2053919)
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. :)

mhaines 02-20-2012 06:17 PM

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.

ntlwndrsrlost 02-21-2012 01:08 PM

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.

ntlwndrsrlost 02-21-2012 01:09 PM

As for the quote/nickname I am a bit of a zenist and it describes my lifestyle pretty well

mhaines 02-21-2012 02:51 PM

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.

ntlwndrsrlost 02-23-2012 06:58 PM

It is getting pretty crazy here lately...anyway, which lift kit would yall suggest for 2.5-3.5inch lift?

mhaines 02-23-2012 07:24 PM

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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 :)

Jon70 01-12-2013 12:52 PM

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.


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