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Melonbob 04-12-2010 09:10 PM

New Rubicon....what to do first
 
So we just picked up our first jeep, an 08 Rubicon Unlimited. Now I'm wondering what the first thing I wanna do to this baby will be. Any advice? The truck will be our daily driver, so a little extra oomph would be nice, and we are hoping to find a local jeep club for a little playtime.

Vanimal00000 04-12-2010 09:15 PM

maybe a 2" BB (budget boost) and some 33's, unless it's done already.

Melonbob 04-12-2010 09:40 PM

It has stock MT 255's, but they still have about 2/3 tread on them, so I probably won't do a lift until I wear em down a bit more. Does intake/exhaust make any difference?

thaduke2003 04-12-2010 10:55 PM

Intake and exhaust make a LITTLE difference. Instead of just throwing parts at it, however, what are you trying to achieve?
Are you looking to improve performance on-road only? Or what?

I'll recommend two things to ANY driver- Superchips programmer- improved performance (a bit) and improved fuel economy (1-2 MPG for most). Also, a good, sturdy set of diff covers if you plan to wheel it. Beyond that, it totally depends on what you plan to do- Mark W.

DANIMAL 04-13-2010 04:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Melonbob (Post 596762)
So we just picked up our first jeep, an 08 Rubicon Unlimited. Now I'm wondering what the first thing I wanna do to this baby will be. Any advice? The truck will be our daily driver, so a little extra oomph would be nice, and we are hoping to find a local jeep club for a little playtime.

The best thing to do is to take pics of it to share with us. Then just drive it around and enjoy it. I picked mine up a couple of days ago. I already have the itch to mod it, I just don't have the $$ to scratch that itch.
Looking at this picture...it needs: lift, black wheels, bigger tires, soft top, different bumpers,.........

The list is endless.
http://inlinethumb50.webshots.com/20...600x600Q85.jpg

JDsDream 04-13-2010 05:52 AM

The first thing I would do is to take it out to play. Get a feel for it and what it can do as is. Is your "Jeep" going to be on road only or are you planning on wheeling it off road? Do a little research, this forum is a great place to start. There is a thread on "mods you regret" that is also a great source of wisdom.

OH and post some pics.

Melonbob 04-13-2010 06:56 PM

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I will be posting as soon as I can! The vehicle was bought and is being shipped here for me, so I don't even have it yet! lol! But I'm out of the bush on tuesday, and I should have it by then. For now, heres the one pic I have of it....

Melonbob 04-13-2010 06:58 PM

As far as what I plan on doing with it, as I said in the original post, it will be a daily driver, and hopefully a bit of playing off road if I can hook up with a local gang to play with. Primarily booting around town though

thaduke2003 04-14-2010 10:36 AM

I mean, do you want more flex for rocks, more power to get up and go on the highway, or what? Wheel it and drive it a while, and see what you need before you sink $$$ into it- Mark W.


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