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KingZ 04-21-2013 09:57 PM

Suggestions for 1st mod.
 
I just got a stock 2010 Wrangler Unlimited. My wife just asked what I wanted for my Jeep for my birthday. I'm a newb so any suggestions for a first addition would be appreciated!

Crushed 04-21-2013 10:06 PM

Budget?

Jaker jk 04-21-2013 10:10 PM

Most people will say grab handles

But a picture or what you have already will help

Gowhitesox99 04-21-2013 10:10 PM

hey im getting a 2009 4 door sahara tomorrow and was wondering the same thing hahahaha , I just joined the board!

schiesz 04-21-2013 10:11 PM

What are your goals for the jeep? Kids? Dogs? What do you do on Weekends?

DaK 04-22-2013 07:33 AM

Know you asked about first mod but there is plenty to get before the first mod:

First Aid kit
Fire extinguisher

GPS-phones don't always have connectivity
Spiderwebshade- if you like to run with the top down/off
Cargo netting-Safari Straps- Indpendently owned, made in the USA, good stuff
CB- most run the cobra 75, small compact, easy to stow when done.
Tools and something to hold fluids such as oil, power steering fluid, anti-freeze
Tow strap
AIR COMPRESSOR-at first get a small one, Wal-mart, Viar, once you decide what you want to do with your tires, then on board air of some kind you don't want to be filling 35's with a plug in compressor, trust me, it sucks.
Flashlights AND HEADLAMPS be glad you had em both-extra batteries for each
Hi lift jack and jack pad- Yes even though your are stock. The stock jeep jack will NOT be of any use off road.

If you have all that, then rock rails would be the recommendation for first mod. Which ones depends on your use, look you are going for, and of course your budget.

MTNJeep 04-22-2013 07:39 AM

replace the headlights

Tagg 04-22-2013 07:54 AM

I agree on the Factory Headlight change out

Bluedog225 04-22-2013 07:59 AM

Good list. Thanks.

KingZ 04-22-2013 04:24 PM

Thanks for the suggestions!

Flynn 04-22-2013 07:29 PM

Floor mats, day one

Quadratec Exclusive 14254 0301 - Quadratec® Ultimate All Weather Front Floor Liners for 07-13 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

Rodsfootball 04-22-2013 08:32 PM

Get LED Headlights - you will love your jeep lots more at night. And it really is a big safety item.

KingZ 04-23-2013 12:08 AM

They were actually the first thing I got. lol

County98 04-23-2013 12:27 AM

Good list by DaK...but thats stuff you should have anyway, lol.

My first Mod was a set of ACE Sliders. Works as a step for the wife and I don't have to worry about someone opening their door into the side of my new Jeep!

Be safe, have fun!

Gowhitesox99 04-23-2013 12:42 AM

im not doing any off roading with my baby, shes for cruisin on nice days baby!!!

I like the mats, thats going on the list, just bought a bag for the front part of the hardtop.

What is this headlight swap you speak of? Can you link a brother?

DaK 04-23-2013 07:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gowhitesox99 (Post 3671048)
im not doing any off roading with my baby, shes for cruisin on nice days baby!!!

I like the mats, thats going on the list, just bought a bag for the front part of the hardtop.

What is this headlight swap you speak of? Can you link a brother?

As you are aware the stock lights on the JK just plain SUCK.

Here are some threads that will keep you busy for several days:
Off Road and External Lighting - Jeep Wrangler Forum

jkristie44 04-23-2013 09:54 AM

I am a big fan of having your first mod be a one off custom job fab'ed by yourself. Great way to learn the in's and out's of your jeep.

Maybe build your own CB antenna mount and plasti dip it.

KingZ 04-23-2013 09:59 AM

I'm thinking about a leveling kit so it sits a little higher & I can get some bigger tires when it comes time for new ones. Does a leveling kit diminish ride quality much?

HCFR-Halligan 04-23-2013 10:37 AM

Leveling kit seemed to improve the ride for mine. Weird. Used the terraflex budget kit

KingZ 04-23-2013 10:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HCFR-Halligan (Post 3672340)
Leveling kit seemed to improve the ride for mine. Weird. Used the terraflex budget kit

I was looking at that one too. Thank you.

Gowhitesox99 04-23-2013 11:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaK (Post 3671739)
As you are aware the stock lights on the JK just plain SUCK.

Here are some threads that will keep you busy for several days:
Off Road and External Lighting - Jeep Wrangler Forum

ok thanks!! Reading now, so much content here my head is exploding

LukeWesley 04-23-2013 11:25 AM

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enjerhoo 04-23-2013 02:30 PM

Blinker mod, Poly fill the speakers & DIY grill inserts

All together less than $25 for the wire, pillow, gutter guard, & JB Weld.

KingZ 04-23-2013 03:49 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Attachment 240099

Antenna_X 04-23-2013 08:25 PM

has anyone suggested short antenna...:punk:


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