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Rodney1T1 05-11-2013 11:13 PM

First time Jeep Owner in Rome HELP!
1- looking to lift new 2013 JKU Freedom Edition 2 1/2", what is best way?
2. Like to hook up with group to break her in properly and safely.
3. Need front and rear bumper with winch.

Really excited and can't wait to get some 4 wheelin in!

Rodney1T1 05-11-2013 11:15 PM

Oh, also looking into buying a roof top tent...good or bad idea?

big-daddy-dumas 05-12-2013 07:34 AM

teraflex lifts seem to work well, you want the one with springs and shocks,

roof top tents look great, but i have never seen 1 in person

Rodney1T1 05-12-2013 06:45 PM

Appreciate the input

MosesTJ 05-13-2013 03:57 AM

How much are you looking to spend is probably the first question. What size tires are you going to run?

Rodney1T1 05-13-2013 11:14 PM

Looking at getting 35's and spend around 5k. Was also told would be cheaper to do 3" instead of 2 1/2 is this true? And I am a firm believer that you get what you for.

jandaso 05-14-2013 09:42 AM

on 5 tires depending which one you get you are going to spend around 1500+ easily .... plues you need wheels (rims) ... winch also depending on what you get you are going to spend 400+ (recommend engo front bumper and rear bumper is also a 600+ investment there... man it really depends on what you get ... 5k will get you all of that IMO do good research ... if you see something you like check reviews ..... if you decide to go Smittybilt XRC bumpers , tera flex short arms lift kit, warn winch plus some KM2 .... mmm i dont think 5K will be enough specially if you are getting someone else to install all of that.

kappaknight 05-14-2013 12:01 PM

I'd wheel with a group a few times before doing mods. You'll know what you need, and what the group can provide if you go a few times - this will help you prioritize your mods.

cleveland99 05-14-2013 12:07 PM

Oh the wise words of kappa will not only sooth your offroad madness but guide you to true jeeping enlightenment

01TJ60 05-14-2013 12:48 PM

Are you looking to do the work yourself or us an installer?

Rodney1T1 05-14-2013 09:06 PM

Was planning on having someone do the lift and getting tires and rims online. Kappa what your suggesting sounds I need to find some people to hook up with and learn from them. Really looking forward to getting out and hitting the trail and making new friends.

MosesTJ 05-15-2013 05:48 AM

We are riding Saturday at 10am. And I think there is a ride Sunday.

Rodney1T1 05-16-2013 04:51 PM

Working night shift will see how I feel, where y'all meeting at? And should I get a CB.

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