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post #1 of 28 Old 10-24-2011, 06:28 AM Thread Starter
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What to buy for my JKU sport?

OK, here is my issue and I like it! I have 2,000.00 to spend and I don't know what will be the best for my money?? I have a 2010 JKU sport with a BB lift.
It has done great for everything I have done so far. but it is a jeep and I can't leave it alone.
Like when my mother said I would get hairy palm if I don't quite playing with it and look at me now I never have to buy glove again Lol

1. Selectable lockers front and rear

2. Half doors w/windows and box lockers front and rear

3. Upgraded lift kit from my daystar puck lift

4. Upgrade to a d44 in the front and strengthen the front end

I will be doing all of these in the future but It will be a while before I have this kind of money again.

What should I do?
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post #2 of 28 Old 10-24-2011, 06:34 AM
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what kinda tires do you have? because 2k can get you a nice lift and then throw some more and get 35's or 37's!

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Same as previous post. What tires are you running?

Depending on that you may consider tire and lift upgrade.

If you are considering upgrading the front axle, then you aught to do lockers at the same time.

Depending on what you are running now, maybe re-gearing.

$2000 can also go a long way on starting (some combination of) armor, bumpers, winch, recovery gear.

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what kinda tires do you have? because 2k can get you a nice lift and then throw some more and get 35's or 37's!
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what kinda tires do you have? because 2k can get you a nice lift and then throw some more and get 35's or 37's!
This as well... again...

The BB lift will only get you so far and it looks like you are wanting to do some nice things to you JKU. The lift is a great starting point!

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I through a 3.5" lift and 37's on mine... Now I wanna get more flex and I am getting an rk lift but you'll see what possibilities you have! And $2k is a lot when you think about it! And if you can do the work yourself then you save the install money and can buy more!!! Haha


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I am running a 3" daystar lift with a 1" daystar body lift on 35X17 DC's. I have a more engine skid and a evo evap skid. I have regeared 5:13, chipped exhaust, air, front and read bumpers, rock rails and ect...

I would love to run 37's in the future and more flex. The doors are for weight because this thing is a pig in the sand and it is easier to see rock crawling.

Lockers would be nice because I push it on some rough spots crawling. I have learned to use my brakes very well but I worry one time it want be enough.

what to do? what to do?
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Wow I was picturing something different!!! Now it makes your choices a little different!


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definitely!! was not imagining that at all.

well if you're already at 35's i wouldn't do a locker in the front as you'd probably end up needing to upgrade that axle. so if it were me i would either upgrade the front axle or else upgrade your suspension and maybe throw in a rear locker. both of those things fit your budget pretty well.

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well if you're already at 35's i wouldn't do a locker in the front as you'd probably end up needing to upgrade that axle. so if it were me i would either upgrade the front axle or else upgrade your suspension and maybe throw in a rear locker. both of those things fit your budget pretty well.
Locker can be harder on u joints, however the power is split more evenly between the axles. Wheel spin (major cause of failure) is reduced. I wouldn't say it's flat out going to promote failure.


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I was also thinking a poison spyder cage??

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I was also thinking a poison spyder cage??
The Cage is often over looked and is a great added safty feature! BUT, if you were going to do this, now is the time. PSC has the free shipping on them that they or any vendor could help you get setup with!

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Go for gears, usually the last thing most people buy when it should be the first.
Only thing is it requires you to do some prior planning on where you want to be when your done
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The Cage is often over looked and is a great added safty feature! BUT, if you were going to do this, now is the time. PSC has the free shipping on them that they or any vendor could help you get setup with!

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Yes, I agree.... I ride with my wife, two kids and a dog. I have always worried about a roll over. They know what to do but I am still scared for there safty. I have seen picture of stock roll overs and do not like what I see without a cage.
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Go for gears, usually the last thing most people buy when it should be the first.
Only thing is it requires you to do some prior planning on where you want to be when your done
I have already installed new 5:13 gears. which is why I am thinking box lockers or wait till something gives and install everything new? I really should have installed lockers and gears at the same time but the money was not there and a really needed gears. My transmission was taking a beating with stock 3:73 and 35's.
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Sounds like you could do the cage and then still have enough for a decent coil lift! That way, you could nock out two things at once! Plus, you know how you would feel if something were to happen on the trail and you didnt have the added support of the cage...

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I agree with Jason. I would invest the money in a cage and Rock Krawler lift. You might go a bit over budget depending on what you do, but it's a wise investment.

Another option would be cage and driveshafts, or lift and driveshafts.

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I agree with Jason. I would invest the money in a cage and Rock Krawler lift. You might go a bit over budget depending on what you do, but it's a wise investment.

Another option would be cage and driveshafts, or lift and driveshafts.
I am looking at Rock Krawler for my lift kit for sure A drive shaft would not be a bad idea. My stock one is starting to leak anyways.
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What size lift are you looking to go with? You might still have some quality life left in your driveshaft now. BUT, if your going to go with a 3.5" or higher lift, then yeah look at the driveshaft.

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What size lift are you looking to go with? You might still have some quality life left in your driveshaft now. BUT, if your going to go with a 3.5" or higher lift, then yeah look at the driveshaft.

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I am running 3 now. so I am looking at the 3.5 RK lift with arms and bil. shocks. I also just did a daystar body lift. so I am thinking a shaft is a forsure?
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Okay yes. I didnt know that you were lifted that high! So, how about a cage, and driveshafts? If you roll your JK you would want the cage and if you brake a shaft on the trail, you would want to make it home!

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