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Old 09-03-2012, 05:33 PM
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A little money to spend

I know there are a million threads about great first mods, but after searching I have narrowed down my choices and wanted some of your opinions.

My Jeep is an 08 with a 2" bds lift and 33's. I very rarely go offroad and it is a daily driver.

As of now, I have about $1000 to play with and am trying to decide what to buy. My choices now are:

1. Truck lite headlights
2. Ace bumpers
3. Bedlining the interior
4. Tuffy locking console
5. Bestop trektop nx

I also have talked to local shop about going with a 3.5" lift, 37's, 5.38 gears with all needed parts and install for $5000.

So basically I was just hoping y'all could give me some advice on what I should do. If there is anything that you think I should add, please post it. Also any pictures of the mods would be great! Also, I'm considering just holding on to the money until I can do the bigger lift.

Thanks in advance!

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I don't tell anyone how to spend their money, but I wouldn't spend $5k on parts that allow for better off-roading if I stayed on pavement all the time.

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I figured that would be one of the first responses. It's not so much that I don't want to offroad it, it's more that I just don't have the time right now. I agree though, now isn't the best time to spend the money on the lift and things because it'll be 2 years before my schedule opens up enough to allow for a lot of offroad fun.

One thing I forgot to mention however is that I have taken all of the carpet out of it and it gets rained on pretty frequently, so the bedliner is still pretty high on the list.
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:59 PM   #4
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I vote bumpers.
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I like the bumper idea a lot. I also am thinking about a set of rock rails. Mainly for my wife to use as a step, plus the added protection would be nice.
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I would go for the bumpers as well. Wait till you can get actual usage on the lift and tires. I wouldn't think that the interior bedline would be too expensive, were you talking about doing it yourself? or a shop? Either way, could prolly get both bumpers and the bedline done and not be too much more out of pocket.
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I would like to do the bed lining myself, but I've never done it before, so it would probably take me forever. Out of all of the companies making bedliner it seems like monstaliner is pretty popular for Jeeps.
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So far as far as the bumpers go, I'm thinking about ace's stubby front with a stinger, rock rails, and as far as the rear bumper goes, should I spend the extra $200 to get the tire carrier?
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I'm in love with the ACE rear bumper and carrier since they're integrated as one setup in with the tailgate. It's one motion to open the tailgate and carrier.
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That would be nice, plus if I go with bigger tires in the future, it'll be ready for it.
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A few people have the rear bumper/carrier from ACE already, I'm still waiting on mine. At the 6wk mark waiting and I can't wait for it to get here. There are a few threads, or look at ACE ENGINEERING Facebook page, they got rear ended in their JK with the rear bumper/carrier installed, a broken light and some scratches for them, the truck that hit them, well, my guess is it's totaled, but don't quote me on that. That's sealed the deal for me.
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I remember seeing that thread somewhere. You have a good point, the bumpers really would help considering my daily commute has some heavy traffic with very stupid drivers.
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Well, after getting some quotes on the bumpers and rock sliders, it seems like they will be out of my price range. For everything shipped, it'll run $1600-1700.
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Did you check with Jason at Krawl Offroad?? Maybe just get the bumpers for now, save up for the sliders or some other combination of the three. But definitely check w/ Jason.
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I would go for the bumpers (be prepared for a loooong wait). I so want to bedline mine...
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If you were thinking about holding the money until you had enough for the lift and tires, why not hold it for the bumpers and rails.

I think that's the route I would go.
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Definitely contact Jason at Krawl Off-Road. I went through him to order my RK lift. Tell him what you had in mind and see what he can do. Call on the phone for immediate results if you need to.
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I called Jason and he got the price down to $1690 shipped. If I got the bumpers only it would definitely help the cost. If I don't get the tire carrier for the rear, that will save another $200, but I don't know if I want to do that.
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If you were thinking about holding the money until you had enough for the lift and tires, why not hold it for the bumpers and rails.

I think that's the route I would go.
I think I may do this. Thanks for the advice.

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