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post #1 of 16 Old 01-05-2016, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
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I bought my first jeep ever, 2015 2door JK, and now have no idea what to do. Funds are limited for upgrades at this time. I am totally lost but love to tinker any DIY modifications or upgrades would be appreciated. Also any products that I could buy to make it my own and the best place to purchase said products.
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post #2 of 16 Old 01-05-2016, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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All stock, want to make it my own
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post #5 of 16 Old 01-05-2016, 10:56 AM
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Tires...they will be a big expense but it's all a Jeep really needs.

Those things that are currently on there are only good enough to get the Jeep from the factory to the dealer and out the door. They do nothing to support a Jeep's capabilities and I'd venture to say they are actually dangerous on wet roads. They're just crappy tires all around.

You can mod the bumpers and fenders at little to no cost. Use the search function.

Other money considerations...
- Quality seat covers can do a lot towards personalization and seat protection.
- Some reasonably priced sliders, like ACE, perform a couple functions...protection for your rockers and as a step. Combine those with some GraBars.
(I put color-coordinated 3M safety(grip) tape on my rockers and door sill to keep from scuffing up those areas when climbing in and out).

Might as well relocate the brake booster from between the front frame rails. There are kits but they simply amount to a bracket and some wire...DIY stuff. You'll likely need to do it if/when you go for a winch bumper.
The OEM bumper can be modified for a winch, kit or DIY, depending on your fabrication skills.

Oh, yeah. Welcome!
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post #6 of 16 Old 01-05-2016, 11:11 AM
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Welcome and have fun with it for a while then you'll think of what you want
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post #7 of 16 Old 01-05-2016, 11:16 AM
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Welcome!

x2 drive it as it is, save for better tires or even a set of Rubicon or Willy's take-offs.

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post #8 of 16 Old 01-05-2016, 12:27 PM
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unless you plan on serious rock crawling, you can handle the vast majority of terrain with just some better tires. but if you're like most of us, you'll soon be doing a lot more modifications than that.

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x2 drive it as it is, save for better tires or even a set of Rubicon or Willy's take-offs.
This!
...I find them cheap on Craigslist all the time. I'm trying to convince my Samurai buddy to buy some 17" wheels because these are the cheapest 32" tires around.
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post #10 of 16 Old 01-05-2016, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the the info. I will try not to bother y'all too much, I haven't been excited about tinkering with my car since high school. It is overwhelming all the different accessories and mods available. I see you guys have some nice rides, looks like you put a lot of thought and time in modifying your jeeps. They all look real nice
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x2 drive it as it is, save for better tires or even a set of Rubicon or Willy's take-offs.
x3 its hard to make the jeep your own when you don't even know it yet. Lots of show off threads and diy mod threads if you simply search.

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Stickers... you need stickers. A Jeep without stickers is a sad Jeep.

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post #13 of 16 Old 01-05-2016, 11:33 PM
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Wheel it as it is. I had mine bone stock for 2 years before I made any upgrades.
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post #14 of 16 Old 01-06-2016, 06:24 PM
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Sweet clean ride! Welcome and glad to have you here in the forums.
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post #15 of 16 Old 01-08-2016, 12:09 AM
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Welcome to JKO. I have a Spider Shade for a 2 door that I'll donate. They are great if you ever plan on taking that hard top off. PM me if interested.

08 2Door Red Rubicon. Rock Krawler 5.5 Longarm Coilover, Polly rear Coilovers. AEV hood & wheels, 37"KM2s, JE Reel 1350 shafts, 5.38 Yukon gears, Superior axles, Shrockworks stubby, Fab Fours rear, sPod, Rebel Offroad brakes, Warn winch and lots more.

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post #16 of 16 Old 01-09-2016, 11:46 PM
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Tires FTW!
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