Hi, new to the forum, been a lurker for awhile. I really enjoy what I have learned. I just got a new job. Planning on buying a new jk unlimited rubicon, with my parents financial help of course
. I just want to build a jeep how I want it. I probably won't hit very much dirt, mostly pavement. But I love the look of 38s and I really love the look of 40s! If I could run 40's on the Dana 44s I will, is that possible? Or what do they require along the lines of being "built up"? Also, how much lift would I need, I want to keep the stock fenders because I like the way they look with the addictive desert designs stealth fighter bumper with the side covers. I'll also be getting the ADD side steps and rear bumper with tire mount. But that's the easy stuff. I'll probably supercharge it on e I can afford it. Hopefully someday after I finish school, and I enlist I will be able to Afford a hemi or cummins swap. Who knows? Lol but back to the pentistar, what else should I need? Sorry for being such a noobie. And please don't hate on me wanting a mall crawler. It's my money, so who cares
. It will put a smile on my face. And the girls too!
thanks for any input y'all might have. I appreciate it
Please don't take offense, but...
You are looking at doing a HELL of a lot to a rig that you don't even own yet. Always cool to be proactive although I personally think that you are in no way ready to consider 40's on your soon-to-be JKU Rubicon. CAN
all of this that you are asking about be done? Sure.. with some modifications and a big hit to the wallet ( if done correctly). But SHOULD
you? I sure as hell don't think so.
Fuck chicks that wanna ride in your Jeep or on your dick just because you're driving something lifted on 40's. They rarely swallow anyway. A true Jeep-chick would be SO much more awesome... BUT you have to be a true Jeep-guy and you are FAR from that at this point.
IF you are able to secure this vehicle for yourself... a brand spanking new Jeep JK Unlimited Rubicon Edition, then at that point... DAMN! Sure... Drive it all around the mall while cranking up some kinda hip-hop "look at me and my sunglasses and you better know that I am wearing shoes and underwear that fucking Michael Jordan himself would be jealous of"
shit. But seriously... don't.
Take this Jeep and appreciate the hell out of the fact that you have such a great platform to work with. Drive it... Hell, drive the FUCK out of it. Meet some other true Jeepers in your area and maybe even attend a meet-n-greet. Take that Jeep off-road... I mean it's a fucking Rubicon. Get if dirty as shit. See how it feels to wind up crawling over boulders and through mud and pure nature ( legally of course). Learn more about the Jeep and about the lifestyle. Continue to research lifts, tires, etc while you continue to enjoy the Jeep pure-ass stock.
At that point you may decide that you really DO just want to have a pimped-out poser looking rig that all the stuck-up bitches and bar skanks will flock to as you pull up at the frat-parties and local cool-scene hangouts, but don't even think about that shit yet and at MOST... don't just decide to throw a set of 40's ( that would be 4-DEEZ if I was cool) under that rig and go on your merry way.
I would get that bitch paid off or paid down and then begin looking at maybe doing some mild mods... nice set of wheels ( non-pimp/ non-wanna be rich-kid/ non-wanna be Anglo American gangsta), a decent but mild lift, and some nice AT's or MT's in a 35" to 37" size.
Tons of shit out there to choose from as far as tires, wheels, lifts, etc... but do it smart and don't jump the gun. Enjoy your Jeep and learn about it. Most important thing in your life should be the MAD respect that you better damn well have towards your parents for helping you out with this... as well as your education, your enlistment, and your future. Take small steps, man. Don't make expensive mistakes, and don't wind up with a shit-brick that you hate to drive because it's half-finished, sucks down CRAZY gas, and feels weird or scary to drive above 45mph on the highway. Oh yea... hot chicks HATE to die too, so watch out for DW.
Good luck and welcome aboard. Post pics of your JK when you get it.