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Just trying to gauge how our fellow jeepers are prioritizing mods and what then do they evolve to, so wonder:

What mods did you do so far and with what you've already got, what do you want next? Where do go from here....I know sky is the limit, but practically what would make sense to you do mod next?

Thanks in advance for sharing.
 

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Done: lift (mopar), stinger, winch, 12" light bar...

Next: 35's, 4.88, RIPP, HEMI (after I blow the motor).
 

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I started by covering just the basics, meaning the suspension, tires and wheels. But along with this, I made sure the drivetrain was strong enough to support what I wanted to do with the Jeep (back country exploring, often solo). So I ugraded to Pro Rock 60 axles w/ electric lockers, and Tom Wood driveshafts with beefy 1350 u-joints. You need a winch for back country exploring, so new bumpers, and a winch were added. Rocker panel protection and a spare tire carrier finished off the build.

Plans for the near future include an ARB twin air compressor under the hood with a M.O.R.E. mounting bracket, and dual Optima yellow top batteries, also with a M.O.R.E. mounting bracket.
 

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LOL! I happen to keep a list...

Definitely worth it:
BFG AT KO 265/75R16 Tires, $1,438.87 (should have got 285 or 33's though)
Bestop Soft top, $1,221.76
Rockhard Roll cage, $1100.00
Badland Winch, $418.23
Rockhard Winch plate, $169.99
Rubicon Takeoff Suspension, $149.99
Video system, $145.35
JKS Swaybar disconnects, $142.93
Runva Synthetic winch rope, $115.00
Rugged Ridge Receiver hitch, $50.79
Harbor Freight 20k snatch block, $29.95
3/4" clevis, $11.79
Aluminum fairlead, $16.95
Amazon Heated seat cover, $18.99
3" x 30' HF Recovery Strap, $34.99
2" x 6' HF "Tree Saver" Strap, $??.??

Kind of worth it:
DV8 Bumpers, $735.00
Rancho Differential skid plates, $288.56
Rugged Ridge Control arm skid plates, $103.99
Rugged Ridge Floor mats, $93.50
Winch Cable stopper, $16.33
DIY Hard top roof liner kit, $50.00?
HF "Recovery Kit" Tool Bag, $12.99
2nd snatch block, $21.44
Winch cover, $12.90
Roll of Velcro, $6.99
5/8" clevis, $8.57

Maybe worth it:
SuperChips TrailDash ECU programmer, $462.56
CB radio, $102.58 + $15.87
Inverter, $57.63
Air compressor, $42.89
Rugged Ridge Air filter, $30.77
Trailer hitch led brake lamp, $8.99
Zone Offroad Control arm cam locks, $13.80
Smittybilt Field jack, $39.99

Not really worth it:
Rugged Ridge Seat covers, $90.25 + $137
Pixel Window film, $30.00?
Hood decal, $29.95
Bestop Window storage, $62.99
Staun Tire deflators, $74.98
Soft top protectant, $27.36
Battery connector, $24.95
13" Antenna, $9.99
MOPAR Hitch plug, $9.55
Black Jeep badge, $10.72
Zipper cleaner, $16.65
Fancy Tire inflator, $9.96
Tool box, $12.86
1" straps, $4.28
LED tail lamps, $3.59

Wants:
4 x 33" Kenda Mud terrain tires + 15" ProComp Wheels, $580.00 + $243.91 = $823.91
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4 x 285/75R16" Kenda Mud terrain tires + 16" ProComp Wheels, $560.00 + $159.80 = $719.80
Eaton E-Lockers, $????.??
4.10 Gearing, $????.??
 

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Major stuff is in my signature, skid plates are next
 

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Major stuff so far is in my signature.

Next up:
Hydroassist steering
Tie rod
CV driveshafts
Rear bumper with tire carrier
 

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Mods so far:
3" Lift
37s
Artec
Bumpers
Winch
LEDs


Future:
D60/Sterling axles w/ 5.13, ARB & RCV
5.5" RK coilovers
Long Arms
38s
Probably upgrade Smitty bumpers & rails
Probably upgrade winch
 

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So far:
- 33" Duratrac tires w/ wheels that have 4.5" backspacing
- Stubby 10A/X front bumper w/ skid plate
- Maximus-3 Classic Hoop
- Quadratec class 2 tow hitch
- Cobra 75WSXT CB
- Rubi rails
- Ace rock sliders
- Rock Krawler 1.5" Expedition lift (plus adjustable front track bar)

Purchased but not yet installed:
- Evo skid plate system
- 10A/X rear bumper
- Replacement hitch receiver that'll work with the new bumper

To buy:
- Maybe new headlights... maybe.
- Maybe more skids.

I'm pretty happy with what I've got.
 

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WOW, impressive list...many great ideas...

one question...when you get the minimal lifts like 2" or something close to it with larger tires AND put on all this weight, don't the springs just start sagging in demanding a greater lift or something? Is there a way to know with what lift tire combo, how much weight can be added before needing another lift or what is the ideal weight tolerance for each lift or something like that?
 

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WOW, impressive list...many great ideas...

one question...when you get the minimal lifts like 2" or something close to it with larger tires AND put on all this weight, don't the springs just start sagging in demanding a greater lift or something? Is there a way to know with what lift tire combo, how much weight can be added before needing another lift or what is the ideal weight tolerance for each lift or something like that?
The 2-2.5 lifts would depend on the brand and springs/shocks they use. For example, when I upgraded to an AEV Front/ Rear Tire-Swing away and Warn 9500 winch the Jeep SANK!!! [ HORRIBLE drive ] it was pretty funny. But, then I upgraded to an AEV 2.5 lift and 33' tires and it leveled out and it raised. Now the stance looks stout and I'm happy with the suspension , etc..

The next upgrades will be light armor on the corners / underneath and upgrade breaking system to new rotors/pads and finally camping stuff like:
ARB fridge/slider , rear cargo system [drawers, etc..]
 
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