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mherman727 02-03-2013 11:08 AM

Top 10 JK "Must Do's"
 
Hi all, i'm pretty new to the forum and have been doing some mod research for my new 2013 JKU, i found a ton of information and thought it would be useful to have a top 10 (or more with your support) "Must Do's" that are cheap, easy and make the Jeep experience that much better!

So on that note here are a few I think fit the spotlight:
1) Poly-fill the speaker boxs - huge difference, only cost some time and a pillow
2) Grease the door pin hinges - so they pop right off when the sun finally comes back out! some emery cloth can help smooth the process if you have some rust build up already.
3) K&N air filter - cost ~$50 instant boost of 3~5 mpg depending on driving habbits and rig (you can gain about 60 more miles per tank of fuel. the air filter will pay for itself in ~5 fill ups.
4) ...?

kbwwolf 02-03-2013 11:10 AM

Remove doors and top in summer. Free. :)

I've greased the door hinges, but haven't done either of the other two you listed.

Welcome to WF, by the way.

Raiderfan001 02-03-2013 11:17 AM

+3-5 MPG isn't going to happen. I saw maybe a 1-2 MPG gain after K&N filter + exhaust + Superchip


1) take it off road
2) get it dirty
3) repeat steps 1 and 2

Txrdstr 02-03-2013 11:36 AM

3-5 mpg gain with k&n? Where you getting these numbers?

Smokinjoe 02-03-2013 11:37 AM

4. Don't believe everything you read.

kappaknight 02-03-2013 11:37 AM

LOL @ the air filters being a must do. It's more like things you could do after you run out of everything else you could do to it.

The only must do's I've done are replacing the headlights and adding a security trunk. This is my DD so I had to have those two things. I think everything else falls under wants.

MrAugie 02-03-2013 11:54 AM

The must do's for me would be the leveling kit (Teraflex), $130 bucks cheap and improves the look times 10. Plus you can sell it when you have saved for a lift or decide to get one.

Narrow the front bumper, again 60 bucks cheap and ten times better look.

Just my >02

Chrimbler 02-03-2013 12:21 PM

1. Drive it in 2wd
2. Drive it in 4hi
3. Drive it in 4lo
4. Drive it uphill
5. Drive it downhill
6. Drive it in mud
7. Drive it on snow
8. Drive it over some rocks
9. Drive it to the mall
10. Drive it with the top down and doors off

MattJKU 02-03-2013 12:27 PM

Evap skid. First thing I did.

FLBum352 02-03-2013 12:29 PM

I thought getting laid in your Jeep was #1....well it was in mine anyways

gr8fulKID 02-03-2013 12:40 PM

remove the carpet and use it as a drop cloth while your bedlining the interior

Smokinjoe 02-03-2013 01:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FLBum352
I thought getting laid in your Jeep was #1....well it was in mine anyways

Oh how we loose sight of the basics. LOL

RoadiJeff 02-03-2013 01:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smokinjoe (Post 3315630)
4. Don't believe everything you read.

But I read it on the Internet so it must be true.

Billybaldin 02-03-2013 01:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mherman727 (Post 3315551)
Hi all, i'm pretty new to the forum and have been doing some mod research for my new 2013 JKU, i found a ton of information and thought it would be useful to have a top 10 (or more with your support) "Must Do's" that are cheap, easy and make the Jeep experience that much better!

So on that note here are a few I think fit the spotlight:
1) Poly-fill the speaker boxs - huge difference, only cost some time and a pillow
2) Grease the door pin hinges - so they pop right off when the sun finally comes back out! some emery cloth can help smooth the process if you have some rust build up already.
3) K&N air filter - cost ~$50 instant boost of 3~5 mpg depending on driving habbits and rig (you can gain about 60 more miles per tank of fuel. the air filter will pay for itself in ~5 fill ups.
4) ...?

Does changing the air filter really increase MPG?

RoadiJeff 02-03-2013 01:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Billybaldin (Post 3316008)
Does changing the air filter really increase MPG?

It can but there's a trade-off. A higher flowing filter can let more dirt in and eventually cost you more in engine repairs than the fractions of a mpg in fuel you're saving.

Debunking the K&N Myth Why OEM is Better

MikeK46 02-03-2013 01:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RoadiJeff (Post 3316017)
It can but there's a trade-off. A higher flowing filter can let more dirt in and eventually cost you more in engine repairs than the fractions of a mpg in fuel you're saving.

Debunking the K&N Myth Why OEM is Better

I wouldn't run a K&N if I often drove in dusty conditions, but otherwise it's fine. Mine is still completely clean @ 5000 miles.

Goofyjumper 02-03-2013 01:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FLBum352 (Post 3315814)
I thought getting laid in your Jeep was #1....well it was in mine anyways


^^^^ THIS ^^^^

Repeat as many times as necessary.

mtfisherim 02-03-2013 01:51 PM

RECOVERY POINTS if you wheel at all!!!!!!! (front and rear)

Cheap and will save a lot of headache down the road.

Agree with the leveling kit too.

mherman727 02-03-2013 02:13 PM

3-5 mpg was my experience on a 2010 JKU manual trans & stock, I had a hard time believing it myself. Tires, lift, and other mods would obviously affect this number. In my experience, it was a positive improvement…

panthermark 02-03-2013 02:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kappaknight (Post 3315635)
LOL @ the air filters being a must do. It's more like things you could do after you run out of everything else you could do to it.

The only must do's I've done are replacing the headlights and adding a security trunk. This is my DD so I had to have those two things. I think everything else falls under wants.

^This....

Safety and Security are "must do's"....everything else is a want.

ESP 02-03-2013 02:41 PM

Yanking out all the carpet was a must for me. The jeep is colder, louder, more uncomfortable, and hot under the feet sometimes now .

Just the way it should be. :D

chipmonk66gt 02-03-2013 02:45 PM

Plastidip something.

steed77 02-03-2013 02:47 PM

Bucket list...

MORE dead pedal
ACE sliders
Headlight upgrade (H4 bulb/housing change, H13 HID drop-in...eeek I said that)
Tuffy CC drawer and hood lock
QUALITY lift and shocks
wheels with proper offset

ranjr 02-03-2013 06:20 PM

If your 2013 is an auto, get some skids to protect the tranny cooler line under the transmission. It's in the open and vulnerable if you actually decide to take it offroad.

Joe Dirt 02-03-2013 06:28 PM

Get a few cheap things that will save you A$$ in a pinch.
1. Tow strap and tow points.
2. Flashlight
3. A jack that will work with your lift
4. Fire extinguisher
5. A knife
6. Tools
7. A first aid kit
8. Duct tape
9. A small shovel
10. Matches

These things are cheap but can same your life.

Chunks 02-03-2013 06:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chipmonk66gt (Post 3316260)
Plastidip something.

Plastidip nothing....Ick..

benjamin.allen 02-03-2013 06:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe Dirt (Post 3316860)
Get a few cheap things that will save you A$$ in a pinch.
1. Tow strap and tow points.
2. Flashlight
3. A jack that will work with your lift
4. Fire extinguisher
5. A knife
6. Tools
7. A first aid kit
8. Duct tape
9. A small shovel
10. Matches

These things are cheap but can same your life.

Agreed

XJtoJK 02-03-2013 08:23 PM

This is what I did, not in order of importance just not super pricey mods
1. DIY grill
2. 35% Tint
3. Maglight
4. Tuffy hood lock/Gates locking gas cap (I street park in Chicago)
5. Ace rock sliders and spare tire delete/license plate mount
6. Teraflex 2.5" Budget Boost

...next is wheels and tires once the salt washes away

kurtz265 02-03-2013 10:30 PM

Rails

Duckquackers 02-03-2013 10:35 PM

First thing is too get my Jeep in next is hit the back roads and test the springs.


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