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bderlan 04-23-2008 09:08 PM

starting mods
 
ri ght now im looking at a 2000 wrangler sport 6 cylinder 5 speed,ive wanted one for so long and have found a good price.i am just wondering what are a few good starting mods.

thanks,
bderlan

Scout 04-23-2008 09:23 PM

How do you plan on using it? Offroad any? Daily driver? Trail rig?

bderlan 04-23-2008 09:27 PM

its gonna be used on the road but it will see a good bit of off-roading

MoA 04-23-2008 09:37 PM

if your wanting to lift it.. id start off with a jks 1.25'' bl with 1'' mml.. (fit 32s with proper bumpstops)

if you want 33s just add a 2'' bb on top of the bl.. (i recommend a Rubicon Express bb with RE monotube shocks)

3.25'' of lift for around 450.. (a lot of people run this lift or similar lift)

also if you dont already have fog lights.. 2 on the bumper and get some windshield mounts and put 2 on them too..

it'll look pretty nice

[TheYJGuy] 04-23-2008 11:02 PM

I second the budget boost idea, but I'm whole heartedly against ANY body lifts. Its really a matter of personal preference though.

MoA 04-24-2008 02:20 AM

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Originally Posted by The_YJGuy88 (Post 221934)
I second the budget boost idea, but I'm whole heartedly against ANY body lifts. Its really a matter of personal preference though.

i was against them too.. but a 1'' bl isnt easily noticeable.. also its a benefit because most tummy tucks require a bl as well as a sye.. the bl grew on me.. and now its one of the first things id do if i got a new jeep.. the mml helps with driveline angles and the bl a cheap 1'' of extra tire clearance..

[TheYJGuy] 04-24-2008 03:40 AM

Thats true, but I hate how it affects the shifter. I think the shifters are 2" too short anyway. Add another inch, and then you need the extension. I'm just OCD about shit like that though. Its just preference.

MoA 04-24-2008 10:01 AM

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Originally Posted by The_YJGuy88 (Post 222002)
Thats true, but I hate how it affects the shifter. I think the shifters are 2" too short anyway. Add another inch, and then you need the extension. I'm just OCD about shit like that though. Its just preference.

in a manual ive heard of problems shifting.. trip had a problem with his and so did my gfs dad.. trip runs 2'' and my gfs dad runs 3'' of bl..

like i said.. i wouldnt recommend anything above 1'' except the jks bl.. which is only 1.25''

i run the jks one with a mml and i have no problem what so even with any linkage. i didnt even need the linkage bracket for my tc because i did the mml.. i have an auto tho

Triple88a 04-24-2008 10:14 AM

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Originally Posted by MoA (Post 222067)
in a manual ive heard of problems shifting.. trip had a problem with his and so did my gfs dad.. trip runs 2'' and my gfs dad runs 3'' of bl..

I installed a short shifter and solved all my shifting problems. I have 1" tcase drop and 2" bl so thats 3" shorter. I got a 3" extension and now my shifter is back where it started from.


I've heard very good reviews of the 3" Rustys kit. its 460
http://rustysoffroad.com/mm5/merchan...ode=sus_tj_kit

you can also add the "+ package"for another 150 that includes a 1" mml and 1" bl for the total of 4" of lift which will be great to run 33s


Do it right the first time man, saves you money later. I'm currently in the process of trying to return my RC lift kit because of many problems.

MoA 04-24-2008 11:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Triple88a (Post 222070)
I installed a short shifter and solved all my shifting problems. I have 1" tcase drop and 2" bl so thats 3" shorter. I got a 3" extension and now my shifter is back where it started from.


I've heard very good reviews of the 3" Rustys kit. its 460
http://rustysoffroad.com/mm5/merchan...ode=sus_tj_kit

you can also add the "+ package"for another 150 that includes a 1" mml and 1" bl for the total of 4" of lift which will be great to run 33s


Do it right the first time man, saves you money later. I'm currently in the process of trying to return my RC lift kit because of many problems.

heh i knew you'd explain your shift linkage.. thats y i didnt =p

and trip.. didn't people warn you about how bad the RC lifts were??

what problems have you been having? you cant say its the shocks since you replaced them.. are the coils too soft? i hate my procomp coils because they are soft as shit..

chiro2736 04-24-2008 04:20 PM

I would go with 2 front fog lights as well! The factory lights suck! On a personal note I would replace the worn fenders with new ones, If your going offroading in hills or rocks put a new gas tank skid plate on before off roading, it will save you some money in the long run! Protect those vulnerable parts, before you risk it!!! Then move to the lift and tires!!!

But this is all an opinion... Jeeps are built not bought!!! So your build will be particular to you!!!
Remember to have fun!!!:punk:

-John

MoA 04-24-2008 04:34 PM

i agree with chiro on the skid plates.. armor is always a must when wanting to offroad..

as far as replacing the stock fog lights.. i wish i woulda never given mine away.. if you already have some.. get some windshield mounted ones and keep the stock ones on the bumper


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