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Old 10-17-2010, 06:00 AM   #1
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JK Owners- Top 10 mods / first mods you did

Kinda a two sided question for this crowd!

Since there are so many new JK owners here as well as seasoned owners I'd like to hear as a new owner what were the first mods you did, and as a seasoned JK owner what are your top 10 mods?

I'll start:
As a new owner I did.
Grab Handles
rubber floor mats
CB radio
Daystar dash panel
new rockers with steps (the gf is short!)

Once my Jeep grew up it got what I thought were priority items:
Winch bumper
skid plate kit
lift
tires
OBA
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CB
Fab Fours front & rear bumpers
4" Lift
Rims/Tires (35's)
Winch
5.13 Gears
Detroit Locker in the rear, leaving the front open for now.
Swapped hard top for soft top

Haven't decided what to do next, thinking the Tuffy rear security deck since I usually have my laptop on me and hate leaving it in the Jeep ever since putting on the soft top.
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:38 AM   #3
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these are the first few things I did to my jk.
tints
Rubber floor mats
rugged ridge dash organizer
mopar door guards and fuel door
Stubby antenea
recovery gear/tool bag
k and n drop in filter
mopar hood lock (stops flutter)

After all the interior mods I moved onto bumpers, lift, winch, and tires
now I continue as the list never ends
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:40 AM   #4
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as a new owner (2dr rubi)

-rollcage rr hilift mount
-benchmark oilpan skid
-ps evap skid

in the works...
-custom front and rear bumpers
-putting together my own lift kit (mix of jks & ome)
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:40 AM   #5
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1st 10 mods (in no particular order):

-RE 3.5" lift
-35" Mickey Thompson Baja ATZs
-16" ProComp Sereis 96 Wheels
-Detroit TrueTrack Limited Slips
-Alloy USA 5.13 gears
-Rubber floor/cargo mats
-Daystar dash panel
-Safari Straps grab handles
-Blacked out decals
-Stonehenge series rock rails


Personal top 10 (acquired to date):
-PSC bumpers (waiting on Rockbrawler rear)
-RE 3.5" lift
-35" Mickey Thompson Baja ATZs
-Alloy USA 5.13 gears
-Superwinch EPi 9.0 (on the way)
-ORH Wolf top
-PSC Bombshell diff covers
-Lightforce 170 Strykers
-Alpine stereo and Bazooka subwoofer
-PSC evap skid


Most anticipated future mods:

-PSC crusher flares
-PSC body armor
-PSC rocker knockers
-PSC crusher corners/lights
-PSC full skid plates (PLEASE MAKE THESE!!! ...at least the oil pan)
-Viking Offroad synthetic winchline
-Viking Offroad recovery kit
-HiLift jack
-FAT pack
-ARB or Eaton lockers


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Old 10-17-2010, 09:19 AM   #6
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ooo lets see if i can remember...

1 added stock tow hooks (base x)

2 rubi rims and tires

3 removed the carpets

4 relocated mirror

5 TF 2.5" BB

6 CB radio

7 OR-FAB stinger

8 35x12.5x15 BFG KM2's (sold rubi tires) and chopped flares

9 OR-FAB rock rails and side armor

10 OME heavy duty springs and long travel shocks

....need more than 10 to finish haha AEV snorkel, winch, safari straps, more armor, etc.

My top/favorite mods would be the ORF stinger rock rails and armor. The OME lift, BFG KM2s, and the AEV snorkel

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Old 10-17-2010, 09:20 AM   #7
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I've got a few over 10 so here they all are:
added a hitch and front tow hooks
smitty src rockers
Evap and SS relocate from woods
some cheap CL Rubi takeoff MT's
Safari top and duster
Then the little interior things like grabhandles, mats, extinguisher and flashlight holders.
2.5" BB with some rubi springs and JKS adj track bar
TF- quickdiscos
wheel spacers
added a takeoff fog bumper and wired fog lights
winch, highlift and other recovery gear
Soft top (cause I got a smokin deal on it)
CB and antenna
Safari straps for the dogs
drop in afe air filter

Thats about all I need/want for now. Sure I have a wish list as long as anyone else...but its all wishes... maybe when I win the lottery

The things I'm going to change are I'm trying to sell my safari top/since I now have the soft top, and install some heated seats... a little extra comfort factor since we tend to take some long drives. When my tires are worn out I'm pretty sure I'm going to go to a 33", and when the kids get a little bigger I'll probably get rid of the smitty rockers and just get some rubi takeoffs as I bang the smittys around alot. I'm also going to be working with some friends to build some LCA skids and front half gas tank skids. They've done three so far and have turned out well- so that'll be well needed protection for cheap. So all these things are cheap DIY or a trade so the $$ expense isn't as much.

Trying to calculate from what I can remember and its just over $2000 over the year we've had it.. damn it ads up fast, and I only did one thing at a time and all my own work.... Maybe this year I'll just pay down the loan that extra $2000.....
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Old 10-17-2010, 09:47 AM   #8
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i havent reached 10 mods yet. bumpers and winch will come this winter along with a few other misc things.

1. 3.5 RE lift
2. 35"km2's on black steelies
3. chopped flares and front bumper
4. scratches and dents
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Old 10-17-2010, 10:53 AM   #9
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I've definitely learned a lot by wheeling & researching in the last couple years and would approach my next build slightly differently. I fooled myself into thinking I'd wheel mostly in the Pines and wait to lift it for a couple years so I focused on armor & recovery to start.

My advice for newbies: Research a lot. Talk to a lot of people. Go wheel it stock & see how capable it is in basic form. Spend the $ and time and do it right the first time. Waiting is hard but worth it.

my first 10:
1. Husky floor mats
2. Armor Part 1: ARB diff covers & Rockhard Evap Skid
3. ARB front bumper
4. Warn Powerplant & recovery gear
5. CB
6. Armor Part 2: Rockhard skids (transmission/oil & transfer case)
7. OME lift
8. Tires & wheels
9. C-gussets
10. Front trackbar brace

Next time I think I'd do minimal armor, CB, lift, tires/wheels & gears.

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Old 10-17-2010, 11:06 AM   #10
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My first mod was a 3" lift, wheels, and tires.

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Old 10-17-2010, 11:08 AM   #11
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FIRST 10...
-Rugged Ridge Grab Handles
-Cobra 75 CB
-AEV Snorkel
-Recovery Gear (straps, shackles, gloves)
-Front Bumper (1st one of many)
-6" Teraflex LCG suspension
-37" Nitto Mud Grapplers
-ProComp wheels
-Rough Country dual steering stabilizer.
-Lightforce auxillary lights


pretty sure that was my first 10.


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-lift
-tires
-snorkel
-Lightforce auxillary lights
-Off Road Evolution Outlaw armor and tube fenders
-MileMarker Winch
-cutting shit off of my JK
-Shaffer's Offroad front stinger bumper
-CB
-Delta H4 Headlights
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Old 10-17-2010, 11:15 AM   #12
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New owner mods

ventvisors
bug/rock deflector
stubby bumper
12,500 lb winch
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Old 10-17-2010, 11:31 AM   #13
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1: turned mirror upside down;
2: 4" suspension lift;
3: Synthetic fluids & breather extensions all the way around;
4: Kongo Cage roof rack
5: Fab Four front bumper w/Hella 55w driving lights;
6: Warn XD9i winch
7: Safari Strap Full Ext warrior system;
8: Mr Hoodlift on front & rear;
9: KC Long range lights(pillar mounted);
10: sPOD switch system

Santa will be bringing 35"-37" tires for Christmas.
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Old 10-17-2010, 12:23 PM   #14
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i did
uniden 510 pro xl cb
safari straps grab handle package
teraflex 2.55 bb
tires 33"
front bumper
smittybuilt xrc8
hidx 7" lights on the a pillar
5lb fire extinguisher on cage
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Old 10-17-2010, 01:50 PM   #15
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Mine don't really aid off-roading but daily driving.

Misch door armrests
Mopar door sill entry guards
M.O.R.E. dead pedal [for auto]

Buying soon

Off-road lights
Tow strap
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Old 10-17-2010, 02:24 PM   #16
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First 10 in no order.

1. CB Radio
2. 3.5 RK lift kit with bilsteins
3. 33's bfg km2s
4. Smitty built xrc front bumper
5. 2 hella hids 4" lights
6. tabor 9k winch with
7. daystar top pannel
8. daystar switch panel
9. safari grab handles
10. synthetic line
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Old 10-17-2010, 02:43 PM   #17
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1. Rocksliders w/ steps
2. CB
3. Rear Bumper w/ tire swing
4. Roof Rack
5. Grab Handles
6. Safari Top
7. Safari Mirrors
8. Daystar Switch panel
9. Window and rack lights
10. Rear corners w/round LED tail and backup lights.

Next comes the front bumper, winch, lift, wheels, tires, snorkel, exhaust, hood vents, fenders... And whatever else comes to mind.
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Old 10-17-2010, 04:23 PM   #18
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1 - Grab handles
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3 - RallyLight H4 Headlight kit
4 - TF 2.5 Spring Lift w/ TF Disconnects & TF Trakbar
5 - New wheels (33" Duratrac on Dick Cepek Torque)
6 - LOD Mid width front bumper
7 - Mesh grill mod
8 - Cobra 75 w/ TF antenna mount
9 - Skid Row Evap and Engine skid
10 - Lightforce 170's

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2 - Rubicon fenders to replace the Sahara fenders I tore up this weekend

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Old 10-17-2010, 04:44 PM   #19
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Front panel door ding mod...
Torn boot on the driveshaft mod
Rockrashed the shit out of my wheels mod.

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Old 10-17-2010, 05:17 PM   #20
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hmmm...

This is everything, in order, although I dont know if I consider floor mats a "mod" and I dont know if I would do it this way next time..

1. floor mats
2. grab handles
3. cb
4. tow straps, tree saver, hi lift, etc.
5. seat covers
6. 3" lift
7. 35's
8. rear locker
9. front driveshaft
10. winch
11. HD tie rod
12. rear bumper tire carrier
13. stubby front bumper
14. sPod
15. Hella 500 windshield lights
16. front Sleeves and gussets
17. HD Adj. trackbar
18. ORE Rockstars

I really need some skid protection and gears... maybe next year.
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Kinda a two sided question for this crowd!

Since there are so many new JK owners here as well as seasoned owners I'd like to hear as a new owner what were the first mods you did, and as a seasoned JK owner what are your top 10 mods?

I'll start:
As a new owner I did.
Grab Handles
rubber floor mats
CB radio
Daystar dash panel
new rockers with steps (the gf is short!)

Once my Jeep grew up it got what I thought were priority items:
Winch bumper
skid plate kit
lift
tires
OBA
wait was that on JK #1 2 or 3?

mine 1st was unfortunately a bestop highrock bumper then bends when you use the "wench" on it but thats gone for a shockworks now

shockingly my 2nd was a River raider snorkel

then unfortunately a full craption "ultimate" 3in lift

grab handles

tuffy security drawer

cobra 75 cb

pure junk(jeep) rear tire carrier bumper

spal radiator fan

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just this week new clayton track bar to replace my full craption one

rock krawler tie rod

alloy outer axle seals

custom front driveshaft #3
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1. 2 1/2" teraflex suspension lift
2. Dynatrac Pro Rock 44 front axle
3. Motive Gear chromolly shafts
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5. 35" tires / KMC Addict wheels
6. Expedition One bumpers
7. Warn M8000 winch
8. Hothead headliners
9. Replaced OEM silver Rubicon and Wrangler decals with flat black decals
10. Evap relocation
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wait was that on JK #1 2 or 3?

mine 1st was unfortunately a bestop highrock bumper then bends when you use the "wench" on it but thats gone for a shockworks now

shockingly my 2nd was a River raider snorkel

then unfortunately a full craption "ultimate" 3in lift

grab handles

tuffy security drawer

cobra 75 cb

pure junk(jeep) rear tire carrier bumper

spal radiator fan

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just this week new clayton track bar to replace my full craption one

rock krawler tie rod

alloy outer axle seals

custom front driveshaft #3

make sure you raise your breathers.





btw 3rd driveshaft?
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make sure you raise your breathers.





btw 3rd driveshaft?
That funny! Does replacing your T-Case count too?......
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make sure you raise your breathers.





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That funny! Does replacing your T-Case count too?......
yeah first replacement shaft was coastline direct bolt in, it lasted just over a year, the double cardan joint broke on it causing tcase #1 to crack, new driveshaft built by local custom shop is made to long( of course I didnt know till to late) causes the double cardan to break again and AGAIN crack tcase, tcase # 3 from junky yard has leak after it was installed, get that one fixed by Awesome local shop here in NC, East coast gear supply, they also get new custom measured shaft built by a shop that knows what they are doing replaced track bar which takes care of my steering wheel shimmy and added some all important outer axle seals to keep mud, sand and water of of my axles

do my 7 radiator fans count too?
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