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post #1 of 10 Old 07-15-2008, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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Just got a JK

I just got a 08 4door black JK X and now it needs to be trail ready. what are somethings i need to watch out for? Iv had a few jeeps in the past and they seem so simple but this one has way to may options that i can go with. I just want to build it to be a bad ass jeep.


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post #2 of 10 Old 07-15-2008, 11:38 AM
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Welcome! give us some stats and we can help you out. Auto, manual, rear locker, ect. Where abouts are you located? Check the regional forum for trail rides.


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post #3 of 10 Old 07-15-2008, 11:43 AM
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Welcome. Lift and tires would be my first thing. I went with a 3 inch but wish I had gone 4. Have fun with it.
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post #4 of 10 Old 07-15-2008, 11:57 AM
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also, what do you want to do with your rig? For me a good trail, rock rig is my goal. Not crazy rock crawling though. I figure 2.5" BB, 33" tires when the 32's wear out, front and rear Rugged Ridge bumpers, a winch, some skids and diff covers. Got a while before I start this process but one day right?


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post #5 of 10 Old 07-15-2008, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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ok so maybe i should of said more lol. i know i want 37's on her unless i find some pics of one on 35's and i swaping the axles for the rubicon axles. Its a 4 door auto and basicly i want it to be able to go to the rubicon, and pismo with no problems. i want arb lockers front and rear and i know i'll have to change the gears out cuz of the tire size.


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post #6 of 10 Old 07-15-2008, 01:46 PM
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Well thatís a good wish list. This is what I would do, everyone will have their own opinion though: swap to Rubicon axles, they have E-lockers so donít worry with ARB's unless you want them, Re-gear to 5.13's, 4" lift, new drive shafts that use the OE flange so you can use the stockers as "get you home" spares, front (stubby) and rear bumpers and a winch with synthetic rope, rocker protection, oil pan skid, diff guards, relocate or skid the evap canister and then get new rims and 37's. O and I probably would toss on flat fenders....

And then my girlfriend would kick me out


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post #7 of 10 Old 07-15-2008, 02:50 PM
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2.5" Spacer lift on 35" tires



4" Tuff Country lift on 37" tires



The next one I do will have 3" lift on 35" tires...should be lifted soon.
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post #8 of 10 Old 07-15-2008, 03:43 PM
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Quote:
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i know i want 37's
Here's mine on 37's, along with the bulk of what was done to it:

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thanks Phil that helps a lot.


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post #10 of 10 Old 11-06-2008, 08:12 PM
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How is the jeep coming? 37"s for sure and around 5" of lift.
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