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Old 06-06-2013, 03:21 PM
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New 13' JK Mod Suggestions?

Just bought a new 13' Wrangler Sport Unlimited. This is my first jeep, and owned a car before. So a little new to the Jeep Experience. I plan on taking it out on the weekends and tearing up some mud. Just wondering if anyone has some suggestions as far as Suspension/tires goes. Looking real hard into the 33x12.5/R17 category. Pros/Cons
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Do NOTHING to it.

Enjoy it as is for awhile. Learn what it can and can't do, the go from there. (OK, maybe new tires...the SRA's are not all that great off-road).

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Do NOTHING to it.

Enjoy it as is for awhile. Learn what it can and can't do, the go from there. (OK, maybe new tires...the SRA's are not all that great off-road).
Exactly what he said.........
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I took my 2013 JK with SRAs off road and into mud a month into ownership. I'm proud to say that I didn't get stuck, but three of the heavily modded guys did. Two of them more than once. Yeah, they're not meant for mud, but if you know how to drive (experience with snow/ice helps), you'll probably be okay through some mud. The Jeep definitely looks better with different tires, though.

A good first and cheap mod is the 13" offroad Antenna. It's like $20 from AntennaX. Another cheap mod is pulling the stock stickers off. I've plasti-dipped my wheels, made/installed paracord grab handles, added some decals, and I just bought LED lights with windshield mounts that I'll put on in the next week or so. I also have plans to install a grille mesh guard soon as well. Jeeping on a budget here, but if you're not restricted and don't care about 14 MPG (some people do), get a lift, tires, cut the fenders, install new front/rear bumpers, and so forth.
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Do NOTHING to it.

Enjoy it as is for awhile. Learn what it can and can't do, the go from there. (OK, maybe new tires...the SRA's are not all that great off-road).
Yep, Enjoy it as it is for now. Get used to it, do your research and mod later on down the road.
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If YOU want to modify it then do it.

You would be surprised what just good tires will do. If you throw a leveling kit and some 33’s you will have a capable rig. Up to you man, but research the tar out of it. Don’t just jump in with whatever is cost effective. Buy once cry once.

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Do NOTHING to it.

Enjoy it as is for awhile. Learn what it can and can't do, the go from there. (OK, maybe new tires...the SRA's are not all that great off-road).
x3 Learn your rig before you make a bunch of changes, it's quite capable box stock.
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Do NOTHING to it.

Enjoy it as is for awhile. Learn what it can and can't do, the go from there. (OK, maybe new tires...the SRA's are not all that great off-road).
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Remove the top, get dirty, rinse, repeat.
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suggest taking it out with a group if possible, in case you need an assist

may want to let the terrain in your stomping grounds dictate the future modifications (example, rock crawling may require more armor while muddy, watery areas call for a snorkel or mud-specific tread, etc, etc.)

some basic recovery gear is always a good start

you may be shocked at how fast the "little things" add up and some of them are more urgent than the big ticket items like tires, wheels, lift, winch, etc.
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Alright. Yeah for now All im looking for is a set of Rubbers for it. Been doing some research because i wanna put a set of 33x12.5's under it. But from what I've heard Im gonna have to do atleast a leveling kit.
Another thing. What about the 2.5in Block lift. Thoughts/opinions on that?
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Alright. Yeah for now All im looking for is a set of Rubbers for it. Been doing some research because i wanna put a set of 33x12.5's under it. But from what I've heard Im gonna have to do atleast a leveling kit.
Another thing. What about the 2.5in Block lift. Thoughts/opinions on that?
You should do 35s they look way better IMO
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You should do 35s they look way better IMO
Whats the handling like on 35's?
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Whats the handling like on 35's?
Depending on the tire wall size you have to be careful of rousing corners bc of tire wall flex, also I noticed with a hard brake the jeep will sway
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Ok. Sweet. Thanks for all the feedback guys. I'm gonna look a little more into it.

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