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Old 02-22-2017, 03:00 AM
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"Just Enough Essential Parts"

I ordered my Jeep from the factory. Manual mirrors, windows, locks, and transmission; 3:21, air conditioning by-passed. Three piece hard top, Mopar Black Group: side steps, fuel door, and tail-light guards. I kept it simple because it's practical and inexpensive, and I have a mild build in mind. My knowledge of this vehicle is limited, but my goal is to learn, accomplish my goals, and share my experience with whom ever it may benefit.

The Wrangler has 20 miles on the odometer. 13 were racked up by the factory/dealer, the other 7 was my joy ride before they washed it and prepared it for a wax undercoat/body wax to prevent corrosion. I have about 35 minutes behind the wheel of a Wrangler so I plan to take time to introduce myself and gain experience before I upgrade/modify anything.

However, the idea of increasing the wheel diameter/width to 18x9 and upgrading the A/Ts might be the first step. I'd like to keep the wheel/tire assembly diameter and weight close to the manufacturers specifications because I don't want to the stress the vehicle. Considering the width of the new wheels, I think a particular wheel offset or spacers may be a good compromise for component arguments. I'll learn more when the time comes, but I'm open to suggestions.

I'm new to this, though I've always liked the idea of traveling uncommon roads/paths/trails for the scenery and leisure.

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After reading your OP, don't worry too much about "stressing the vehicle". These things are pretty tough and adding 33" tires is not going to create that big of an impact to wear and tear, but it will make your Jeep much more capable.
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That's encouraging. Capability and upsizing interests me lol I think it has 63 miles on it now; before I got home, I thought it was crazy to see the temperature was higher than the odometer. This is my first new vehicle. I decided to stop at a park on my way home and I pulled into a parking spot, then slowly put the front wheels to the curb and crawled the front end to the grass. When I left, I let it fall slowly from the curb to the pavement and it felt gentle as if it were nonchalant. I'm sure many Wranglers have seen much worse, but it was impressive lol
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