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s3nsfan 03-24-2011 01:49 PM

First Mod
 
So seeing as I'm a new jeep owner I'm not really sure what would be the most ideal mod first off. I'm either thinking the exhaust or that god forsaken wimpy horn.

Anyone have any suggestions. If you think exhaust can you maybe give me an idea of muffler that will give the jeep a nice raspy sound. Looking at either a gibson or borla unless anyone else has better suggestions.

thanks,

danieldlg_13 03-24-2011 01:55 PM

Someone mentioned their PIAA Sport 400/500 horns and that they are great for getting someone's attention when needed. Try that first, real fast,easy and cheap.

Grog 03-24-2011 02:25 PM

Some good early mods

Rubber floor mats
Grab handles
Daystar Hood Wranglers

A lot of the mods depend on what sort of wheelin you plan to do IMO

s3nsfan 03-24-2011 02:32 PM

Rubber mats nice idea. The 2011 come with grab handle accessories for the door rails above the passenger and driver seats.
I will look at getting the hood wranglers.

Also thanks for the info on the horn
Newbie question is it really difficult to switch out?

danieldlg_13 03-24-2011 02:42 PM

I believe those are plug and play, not 100% sure. Someone else chime in on this.
Also, you can get grab handles for the rear seat passengers. I purchased Quadretec floor matts, they were a bit cheaper and still durable. I would suggest waiting or not getting on the exhaust. Put it into other things... i.e. Budget Boost (BB), fender flares (not tube flares unless you want to cut your factory fenders), rims and/or tires, brush guard/side bars/rear bumper, fire extinguisher (just in case), head unit/amps/speakers...
It could go on, but these are simple mods

Grog 03-24-2011 02:52 PM

If you go offroad - tow straps, quick disconnects, first aid kit, cb radio

s3nsfan 03-24-2011 02:57 PM

My brother in law pointed me to hella

I'm looking at this horn

Supertone Kit High-Tone/Low-Tone, 24 V, 375/500 Hz with Bracket

s3nsfan 03-24-2011 02:59 PM

I was looking at a BB (maybe 2") would that keep me from having to upgrade the driveshaft or would that still require an upgrade. The 2011 came with 6 speakers + sub so I'm happy with the sound for now.
I'll get the tow straps, already have a first aid kit. Also the grab handles (my bad) are all 3 so I'm good there.
Looking at a bumper guard as well

Thanks for all the ideas MUCH appreciated

techflork 03-24-2011 03:06 PM

I'd ditch the bumper but that's just me. Get a cool looking one it'll really make your jeep stand out. But whatever floats your boat. My first upgrade was the bumper and some fog lights. I'm working on a winch, radio, speakers, and possibly even my own snorkel if i feel like it. I'm just getting into all this, use the spring and summer to figure out what kinda wheelin you're into and go from there. upgrades are always better in the warm weather :D

s3nsfan 03-24-2011 03:10 PM

Sorry for the newbie questions but what are quick disconnects

danieldlg_13 03-24-2011 03:17 PM

Its for your sway bar, but thats only if you are doing some heavier off road stuff. You will be fine if you just go through some mud and hills.

Hella is good, I haven't heard the way they sound. You can also add lights on your windshield or light bar. If you are only doing 2" then you won't need to do anything else. Usually the kit will come with what is needed.

Grog 03-24-2011 04:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danieldlg_13 (Post 1135989)
Its for your sway bar, but thats only if you are doing some heavier off road stuff. You will be fine if you just go through some mud and hills.

Hella is good, I haven't heard the way they sound. You can also add lights on your windshield or light bar. If you are only doing 2" then you won't need to do anything else. Usually the kit will come with what is needed.

if you disconnect the swaybar, you greatly increase the offroad performance of a stock JK. Short of lifts and tires you can get a big gain with this relatively simple upgrade

danieldlg_13 03-24-2011 04:19 PM

But is he goinh through terrain like in your avatar or just mud and sand? If the latter, then he really doesn't need it. He can save that money for other things.

fenrir 03-24-2011 04:41 PM

so speaking mods...what are the best sites besides quadratec to find parts at?

bamajeeper 03-24-2011 04:52 PM

my first mod was to put a section of molded pipe insulation between front winshield and dash to keep from losing stuff people put on top of dashboard. It cost a couple of dollars and will save you a bunch of headaches.

MbRich 03-24-2011 04:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fenrir
so speaking mods...what are the best sites besides quadratec to find parts at?

www.4wd.com
www.jcwhitney.com
And my favorite: www.jeep4x4center.com

danieldlg_13 03-24-2011 04:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bamajeeper (Post 1136158)
my first mod was to put a section of molded pipe insulation between front winshield and dash to keep from losing stuff people put on top of dashboard. It cost a couple of dollars and will save you a bunch of headaches.

:thumb:

fenrir 03-24-2011 05:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bamajeeper (Post 1136158)
my first mod was to put a section of molded pipe insulation between front winshield and dash to keep from losing stuff people put on top of dashboard. It cost a couple of dollars and will save you a bunch of headaches.

one of the best headach releivers ever....hate when crap falls in there then starts rattilin

Grog 03-24-2011 07:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danieldlg_13 (Post 1136107)
But is he goinh through terrain like in your avatar or just mud and sand? If the latter, then he really doesn't need it. He can save that money for other things.

True. Here in the Ozarks we have lots of rocks and not a lot of sand. Depends on what his trails look like.

ncossey 03-24-2011 09:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grog

True. Here in the Ozarks we have lots of rocks and not a lot of sand. Depends on what his trails look like.

True that.

TheDoc 03-25-2011 02:51 AM

Another noob question?

What is a hood wrangler?


Thanks,
Nick

repauli1 03-25-2011 05:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bamajeeper
my first mod was to put a section of molded pipe insulation between front winshield and dash to keep from losing stuff people put on top of dashboard. It cost a couple of dollars and will save you a bunch of headaches.

Excellent tip I always have papers flying around, thanks,

MbRich 03-25-2011 07:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheDoc
Another noob question?

What is a hood wrangler?

Thanks,
Nick

Well it's not a jeep that rides on your hood :)
It's a replacement hood catch insert - those two latches on the side of your hood have soft rubber inside - hood wranglers replace the soft rubber with a harder one to reduce hood flutter

This is for the JK: http://www.quadratec.com/products/16053_510.htm

s3nsfan 03-25-2011 08:12 AM

Thanks for all the ideas and suggestions. To be honest, I don't even know WHERE Ill find trails yet. Just found so far one site for 4x4ing in my area.

Quick question, for mud small hills & sand would I be ok for stock for a while till I decide WHAT it is i want out of my new '11 jk?

fenrir 03-25-2011 03:16 PM

stock should work ok for a wile just remember its stock and dont try anything to crazy....of corse part of owning a jeep is that stock is never enough but untill you decide what rout your going with it its probably better to stay factory so you dont have to replace things you thought you wanted

fanofnd 03-25-2011 03:43 PM

Exhaust. Corsa db Raspy w/out the drone. My first mod was a Volant CAI. Probably a waste of coin but I personally love it.

jadampowell 03-25-2011 03:55 PM

Here's a link to PIAA installation....also 4wd.com is a good site

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/pia...tos-85005.html


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