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Old 08-13-2014, 09:26 PM   #121
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I love the front bumper
Heck yeah man! Sweet! You can buy 3 of those for what those big fancy ones cost. I'd rather put my money into something that's really gonna make a difference.

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Old 08-14-2014, 09:51 PM   #122
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Thanks guys! My GC is the Trans Am of Jeeps! LOL

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Old 08-15-2014, 12:08 PM   #123
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I've had my bone stock '06 LJ Rubi for two years now. I absolutely love it just the way it is. I figured I'd let it tell me what it needed and so far it hasn't needed anything. Of course, I don't ever go anywhere for the sole purpose of off-roading. I use my Jeep to get me into the backcountry so I can hike, climb, camp, fish, etc. It's been over some very rough terrain, but never a trail that's made for heavily modified Jeeps and dedicated rock crawlers.

I may add a winch, because a winch isn't something you want to need before you buy it. You definitely want it there the first time you need it.

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Old 08-16-2014, 08:31 AM   #124
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Sounds like you've got a nice Jeep malligator. All my past Jeeps I've heavily modified, but I have to say I'm pretty amazed at what my stock Jeep will do before I drop money hand over fist in mods.
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Old 08-17-2014, 06:05 PM   #125
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Lawless, I"ve owned performance cars and rock crawlers. . At 56, I've had a ball. Time to stop putting money into the grave fund !!!! Sgtrudz
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Old 08-17-2014, 07:27 PM   #126
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Lawless, I"ve owned performance cars and rock crawlers. . At 56, I've had a ball. Time to stop putting money into the grave fund !!!! Sgtrudz
I agree man. I've done it all as well at 41. Sometimes the challenge of running stock is fun. It's definitely a change for sure.
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Old 08-17-2014, 08:06 PM   #127
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Have an 02 TJ sport, DD, completely stock, running 30x9.5 tires, and have had it for over a year and a half and only just recently decided on planning to tweak it a little. Stock TJs are great I just think you have to have the right tires so they don't sit too low....although some buddies at work pick on me for whippin a girl jeep because it's not lifted ha
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:18 PM   #128
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....although some buddies at work pick on me for whippin a girl jeep because it's not lifted ha
They're just jealous
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:29 PM   #129
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They're just jealous
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:40 PM   #130
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I love mine stock but might add a 2inch lift. I have 31's now but otherwise it is completely stock.
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:41 PM   #131
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I've wheeled my Jeep stock (with the exception of 31" tires) for 8 years before I could afford to upgrade. Those times made for great and fun Jeep memories .
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Old 08-19-2014, 12:58 PM   #132
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I've wheeled my Jeep stock (with the exception of 31" tires) for 8 years before I could afford to upgrade. Those times made for great and fun Jeep memories .
You hit the nail right on the head!
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:21 AM   #133
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Not lifted--yet.

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By stock I mean not lifted and fitted with huge tires. I love other things like light bars, aftermarket bumpers, winches, etc. While a good lift and tires can make a jeep look pretty solid, I seem to prefer jeeps that aren't lifted. It seems like everyone on this forum either has or wants a lift on their jeep. Maybe alot of you do need it. But for me with the jeep as a DD and only offroad maybe 5% of the time, stock is great. I don't do any rock crawling but I can do some decent offroading. And I get decent gas mileage and a nice ride.
I guess if your into rock crawling it makes sense to go with a lift. But if your not offroading most of the time, why deal with a lift? I don't mean any offense to anybody I'm just curious.
I think jeeps with a moderate lift and normal-size but aggressive tires are really cool looking, and have considered lifting mine. Just haven't gotten around to it, yet. I don't rock-crawl, and seldom go off-road very often (my thing is snow)--it's a purely subjective aesthetic thing with me. I can't explain it. Maybe it comes from a matchbox toy I had as a kid.

But the radical lifts with the cartoon tires just make laugh. I have to wonder about their owners, who I am pretty sure are invariably good ol' boys, and not all of them even go off-road. They're just in it for the tough guy image.

To each to each his or her own, I guess. "Ours is not to reason why..."

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Old 08-29-2014, 08:00 AM   #134
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I think jeeps with a moderate lift and normal-size but aggressive tires are really cool looking, and have considered lifting mine.
I feel the same way and the reason why I haven't lifted mine yet. Stock it gets me through winter blizzards and through the sand on the beach in the summer. However, I love the way my Jeep looks in the summer (no top or doors), but when I put the hard top on in the fall, it makes the Jeep look smaller. That's the only reason I'm considering maybe a 2"BB
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I think jeeps with a moderate lift and normal-size but aggressive tires are really cool looking, and have considered lifting mine. Just haven't gotten around to it, yet. I don't rock-crawl, and seldom go off-road very often (my thing is snow)--it's a purely subjective aesthetic thing with me. I can't explain it. Maybe it comes from a matchbox toy I had as a kid.

But the radical lifts with the cartoon tires just make laugh. I have to wonder about their owners, who I am pretty sure are invariably good ol' boys, and not all of them even go off-road. They're just in it for the tough guy image.

To each to each his or her own, I guess. "Ours is not to reason why..."

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that is the cool thing about jeeps. unless they are rockin flashy aftermarket rims there aren't too many wranglers that lift and big tire just to look 'tough'. Definitely not like the truck community.
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that is the cool thing about jeeps. unless they are rockin flashy aftermarket rims there aren't too many wranglers that lift and big tire just to look 'tough'. Definitely not like the truck community.
I see what you mean, and I stand corrected. I meant no offense to actual off-roaders and rock crawlers!
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Old 12-24-2014, 11:10 AM   #138
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JKs look like they have a 2-3" stock so the 01' TJ I got looked puny next to my wife's 13' JKU so I went with 2" BB and Zone shocks and used 32" BFGs it looks nice now and with the dana 30/44 3.73 geared axles stock it still has plenty of power for a daily driver along with my 98' 5.9L ZJ I go back and forth between them...hope to get my 6.0L 1 ton YJ some street and offroad use come in Spring...Hard to get a Jeep setup to do it all so nice to have a cheaper beater herd to run with
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Old 12-24-2014, 11:28 AM   #139
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JKs look like they have a 2-3" stock so the 01' TJ I got looked puny next to my wife's 13' JKU...
Don't confuse "lift" with fatty fat fatness.
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Old 12-28-2014, 06:56 PM   #140
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I like stock Jeeps. They're cute when they're that age
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Old 12-28-2014, 07:43 PM   #141
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Old 01-12-2017, 02:54 PM   #142
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I've seen some "stock" TJs that really have me considering my next steps. I'm running a 2" BB with 33" tires that make it almost stock but really need to upgrade springs, shocks & tires. I like this look.
That looks kinda familiar...

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Old 01-13-2017, 02:47 AM   #145
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If I didn't love them I would have gotten a JK
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Old 01-13-2017, 10:49 AM   #146
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I am thinking of a 2" lift, will I need to do anything with the front or rear trac bars or pinion angles?
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I am thinking of a 2" lift, will I need to do anything with the front or rear trac bars or pinion angles?
Nope and maybe. You MIGHT get slight vibrations or might not. You will find out after you lift it.
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Old 01-13-2017, 04:41 PM   #148
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I can't get past the look of any stock Wrangler, to me they look top-heavy & awkward, like a Corvette would look if you put Prius wheels/tires on it. This vehicle more than any other I can think of screams out lift me up & fatten my base.

But to each his own, whatever you like the best is the best there is

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