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What is your favorite company for Mods and why?

I'm a new Jeep owner and all the different companies providing parts and mods can be very overwhelming. Extreme Terrain seems to be the most affordable, but I can only go off reviews. I am sure all you Jeepers have tried different brands and companies and have feedback for why you would or would not buy those mods again. What are your thoughts?
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Start looking around in the different sections and see what people are running. Or you can find what you like and post up to see if anyone is running that part. There are so many companies out there that lists for just one jeep can be very long.

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And different companies are better at different things. I love my Rough Country differential sliders for example - but you could not pay me to put a Rough Country spring lift on my rig. So it all depends.

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Are you looking for specific brands or vendors who rep a number of brands and products?

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try River City Offroad or Krawl Offroad. These guys are on the forum, you can call and talk to them, they wheel, and they will not dick you over. They rep lots of high quality brands.

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I'm a new Jeep owner and all the different companies providing parts and mods can be very overwhelming. Extreme Terrain seems to be the most affordable, but I can only go off reviews. I am sure all you Jeepers have tried different brands and companies and have feedback for why you would or would not buy those mods again. What are your thoughts?
I have the Extreme Terrain Barricade front bumper, Barricade sliders and the Raxiom lights. I would like to point out all are quality parts and super easy to install. That is the reason I picked them for the ease of install and price. So it all depends on what you are looking for.

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Ive fabbed most of my own but if I were to buy them from a vendor I really like the looks of EVO, Poison Spyder, Genright and LOD gear. Sorry I dont have nor know anyone who has extreme terrains stuff yet.
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I've had great experiences with EVO, Poly Performance and JCR, and have heard great things about Krawl Offroad. It just depends on what you want to do with your rig.
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Im a bit of an ARB fan boy, they make quality things. Do your research on the part your looking for. Ask if you cant find answers and then buy what YOU like. Its your jeep if you want to dress it out in chrome and low pros go for it.

The thing that works 95% of the time is you get what you pay for. The other 5% is where the research part helps.

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as far as a place to order from. I have been ordering from 4WD.com for years. I've had nothing but fantastic service from them they are on the site as well I believe. ordered wheels, bumpers, winch etc

like everyone said research your parts that you want than find the best deal on them.
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All good advice. Best words of wisdom, you really do get what you pay for. There are companies in this business that try to wet their beaks in all areas of the JK mod realm, then others that focus on specifics. IMHO, the latter will deliver the best performance long term.


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A much better question would be - "I am looking to do X to my JK, which companies have the best parts for this modification?"

There are a bunch of quality vendors who's parts are showcased throughout this site. Many of us don't just run with one company's gear but rather mix and match to suit a design aesthetic or specific performance goal. For example, my front bump is a VKS shorty, my sliders and rear bumper are JCR, my flares are Smittybilt steel flats, my swaybar is a Currie Anti-rock, etc... I researched quite a bit before I made the purchase and there was a reason behind why I picked each part.

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as far as a place to order from. I have been ordering from 4WD.com for years. I've had nothing but fantastic service from them they are on the site as well I believe. ordered wheels, bumpers, winch etc

like everyone said research your parts that you want than find the best deal on them.
Ordered tires from them since they were the only ones that supposedly had them in stock on Monday 3-30, as of today 4-2 they are still in CA. Looks like 3 day priority gets you two things..............jack and shit.
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I think I am like most seasoned wheelers here where I already know what I want when I order it. First I look for is do they have the part in stock ? can they ship right now,will they ship right now.Do they support what they sell, meaning do they make/ service the part ? Are they idiots or do they know what they are doing/saying ? It's all about service to me, then price. In other words, I would rather, as an example, buy my part from the manufacture in most cases, depending on price, and the part, then the guys who just sell them.
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Hey thanks for all the input. Noted: you get what you pay for, and different vendors excell at different parts depending on what I'm looking for. I definitely don't want to buy cheap and end up paying twice the cost when those parts break. I'll post picks as I go along and add mods to my jeep and then repost after a true wheelin experience.
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Not really sure what your looking for as far as a reference for a brand but I would tell you to call and talk to Marcus at River City Offroad. He won't try to sell you dyantrac axles if your not going to need them. Genuinely a good guy that will stand by his word and that goes a long ways now days.
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Not really sure what your looking for as far as a reference for a brand but I would tell you to call and talk to Marcus at River City Offroad. He won't try to sell you dyantrac axles if your not going to need them. Genuinely a good guy that will stand by his word and that goes a long ways now days.

Can't agree more. Marcus will take care of you for sure.


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what ever company gives me the best deal on what ever i'm looking for.

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There's no single brand for me. I determine what I need and then research the heck that part until I find the best part in my budget. It helps when I keep a realistic view of what I use my jeep for. For example my next purchase will be barricade rock sliders. They are on the cheaper side compared to most but everything iv read says they will accomplish my need. Protect my jeep during the light/moderate wheeling I get to do a few times a year and give my wife/kids a step to help them get in the jeep.
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I price shop all the time as none of these places are remotely close to me so not like I am supporting my home town shop (I don't have one or I would local shop has to order anything and usually longer wait as likes to make bulk orders). 2 places always end up getting my business. 4wd.com and northridge4x4. I have found that 4wd usually has the best prices and especially on teraflex products nobody can beat their prices period on teraflex (they supply everyone else I guess so hard to beat them) and Rancho products. NR has best prices on Rock Krawler products. Both have provided quick shipping on everything as well. for Rims it is hard to beat Discount tire direct if they have what you want. I actually prefer shopping in the used parts section of various forums and have had great luck that way.

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Sooner or later your going to want larger tires and a lift kit. There are plenty of places where you can cut corners and go with lower end gear and save some money but resist doing this on your suspension and steering systems; it's a false savings and it will just create headaches sooner or later.
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