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Old 06-16-2011, 07:06 PM
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cheap upgrades?

i have an 88 wrangler with a 4 banger 5 speed all stock except wheels and tires what are some cheap easy and possibly free upgrades i can do?

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Old 06-16-2011, 07:13 PM   #2
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You can go buy a bullet for like $0.50, and then bite it because upgrading these things ain't cheap!

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i have an 88 wrangler with a 4 banger 5 speed all stock except wheels and tires what are some cheap easy and possibly free upgrades i can do?
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If it's a new to you jeep, take care of any preventive maintenance first thing. Oil, plugs, wires, etc.
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Old 06-16-2011, 07:38 PM   #5
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You can do a lot of stuff to your Jeep for a reasonable price and a bit of creativity...as long as you are willing to put in the time and effort.

Example. My key ignition was starting to go, so for $35 and some brain storming I ended up with a push button start built into my grenade shifter knob. (pics coming soon, if my wife will bring the camera home)
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ill work on getting some pics. and any positive info is always helpfull
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not 100% sure on the stock springs but I think they have a long side and a short side from the center pin to the end. take them off the Jeep and install the short side into the shackle and the long side into the fixed mount. Should be good for at least a 2 or 3 inch stretch and its free. plus it makes the Jeep look better.
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Ammo boxes for storage are cheap and easy. Check any army supply store online or in your town for some boxes that fit on your rear wheel wells. These are inexpensive, cheap and provide a sealed storage area when the top is off.
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Swaybar and trac bars off, no bump stops, DIY bumpers, DIY rhino liner, DIY fender flare trim.

Like others said make it reliable first.
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I made a set of really good offroad lights for pretty cheap using implement light housings and aircraft landing gear bulbs
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already have an ammo box in it. ive got an idea on some bumpers. as for reliability its waited till me to start screwing up im slowly fixing things as they go out. i heard of an easy air tank by using a large tube bumper and a tap and dye.
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Something that's useful plus looks great, and is fairly inexpensive, are roll bar pads. You can buy a whole set that exactly fits your model. I added a set to mine and then it hit m..... the urge to fix my JEEP up! HaHa!
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any info or links for the lift mentioned earlier?
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how do i post pics on here?
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