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billybedford 01-15-2013 01:53 PM

what should I do to my jeep first
 
Just bought my first jeep. 2010 rescue green jeep wrangler unlimited sport. Need advice on what running boards to put on, and what trailer hitch to install. Also what size tire can I put on my 17 inch rims that's good for off roaring but still good for snow and ice. Also what is the largest tire I can put on without a lift kit? Looking at cargo liners also, any recommendations? Any advice is appreciated. And what cargo top has anyone found to be the best? Thanks.

Buddhacon 01-15-2013 01:58 PM

ACE Rock Sliders, it acts as protection and step bar

if stock height you can run 33" tires you may get a lil rubbing should be fine for light wheeling and daily driver, if you want some more wheeling time then upgrade to at least a 2.5" lift so that way you will be able to clear some bigger obstacles without wacking your fenders.

Tires maybe 285/65/17 would look nice or even 295/65/17

dawhitesJKU 01-15-2013 02:01 PM

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/ter...jk-202639.html

Daniel_M 01-16-2013 08:42 AM

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Originally Posted by billybedford (Post 3232126)
Just bought my first jeep. 2010 rescue green jeep wrangler unlimited sport. Need advice on what running boards to put on, and what trailer hitch to install. Also what size tire can I put on my 17 inch rims that's good for off roaring but still good for snow and ice. Also what is the largest tire I can put on without a lift kit? Looking at cargo liners also, any recommendations? Any advice is appreciated. And what cargo top has anyone found to be the best? Thanks.

I say some Rubicon Rock Rails from craigslist paird with ACE Rock Rails.
You can put a 33" tire with no lift and if your wheels are the OEM 17's, then you will need wheel spacers. It isn't the size of the tire that is better in snow/ice than others, it is the tread pattern. Typically an A/T will perform better than a M/T. If you do a lot of foul weather driving then I suggest the Falken Wildpeak/Rocky Mountain or Goodyear Duratrac/Safari TSR. These are all A/T and the Duratrac/TSR are way more aggressive looking than the Wildpeak. As for Cargo liners, Husky, Weather Tech or Quadratec, all good. Cargo top? I assume you mean a roof rack/cargo rack? Gobi, Garvin, Kongo etc. A lot of guys run these, they are pricey.

-Dan

KG_Strummer 01-16-2013 09:23 AM

^+1 Rubi rock rails and Ace rock sliders! You'll rip running boards to pieces if you decide to hit a trail. The Ace rock rails are simple to install and are nearly indestructible. Plus, if you get some black 3M tread tape (available at any hardware store) you can have a really nice non-slip surface to double as a "running board"

KrawlOff-Road.com 01-16-2013 12:50 PM

You know, we just picked up a bone stock JKU this past weekend. We also have our 2dr that is built rather well. The one MAJOR thing I miss about our 2dr on our 4dr is the Sliders! I honestly didnt think that I would that much. So, the first thing I would do is put some of those on there!

ACE Engineering JK 4Dr. Rock Sliders

For tires, I would look at some 285/70/17 Goodyear Duratracs. Great tire for the snow and DDing around town.

Let us know if we can help!

-Jason

billybedford 01-17-2013 05:37 PM

thanks for the info, I will investigate all of your suggestions and let u know what I end up getting/follow up with more questions.

kbwwolf 01-17-2013 06:53 PM

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Originally Posted by billybedford (Post 3232126)
Also what is the largest tire I can put on without a lift kit?

Largest tire on stock JK? Here's your answer!

billybedford 01-21-2013 07:53 PM

Thanks Wolf. Lookin at the duratracs or the BF Goodrich km2's, or KO's.

billybedford 01-30-2013 09:23 AM

Installed new hidden hitch, and used it to haul my motorcycle. Also installed day star dash. Can't wait to get new tires, and some new bumpers as soon as I have the money, then Rick sliders and rails. thanks guys.

billybedford 03-07-2013 09:18 AM

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new smittybuilt seat covers and tailgate unit

DIY07 03-07-2013 10:43 AM

I am wanting to get the smitty built tailgate packs also. What bags did it come with or did you have to get your own.

billybedford 03-08-2013 07:53 AM

the tailgate comes with two bags, the seat covers come with 6 bags. I drilled and tapped my tailgate with 1/2" long 10-24 stainless screws, because I read on the forum that the screws they give you are crap. Overall I am happy with this product. originally interested in the tailgate only which was like 160$ on quadratech. but if u buy the seat covers for 100 a piece you get the tailgate free. so I spent 200 to get all three.


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