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post #1 of 6 Old 03-08-2019, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone. Bought my first Wrangler, a 2016 jku Rubicon. Love the Jeep. Already done the bumpers, winch, cb, fender flares, and front fender liners. Looking at doing a 3.5 Metalcloak game changer lift with 37’s. Want to really get out there and start wheeling it.
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post #2 of 6 Old 03-09-2019, 05:22 AM
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Welcome to the best Jeep JK forum you could have landed on!


I concur with Gunny ; I always suggest that the vehicle be wheeled ( used for intended purpose) as it is acquired first & at-length . That way, you come to be familiar with it in that form ( stock in your case) and thus appreciate what it needs versus what you want; unless you have bottomless pockets and just want to throw moolah at it, which is fine too.

You'll be floored by what you can do with it just as FCA rolled it off the line, let alone a rubicon.


Either way, enjoy it and ask questions if you can't search and find them.



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post #4 of 6 Old 03-09-2019, 12:26 PM
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Welcome.

I don't know if that is what you meant, but I agree that there is no reason to wait until you have a lift and larger tires to get out on the trails. About two weeks after I bought my new 2014 Rubicon I was out at a local off-road place. About half way through the day my group was deep down a rough trail and we were all stopped and chatting. A couple other groups passed by and several of them commented on how new my Jeep looked and I said "well it is only two weeks old." They were surprised not only that I would take my new Jeep on the trails, but also how far back I was.

There was one tough hill climb that I didn't attempt (actually, only two people in our group did, and neither of them made it) because I didn't want to chance rolling my brand new debt-on-wheels. But other than that, I easily made it everywhere the rest of the group went that day.
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Wheel it! If you’re going to be replacing things anyway, might as well push it. Figure out where your priorities are for your Jeep.

Stock Jeeps can get through some crazy stuff.

The more you do, the more you are obligated to do. The lift and 37”s are going to make you get re-geared. It’ll drive without re-gearing but it’s s lot of pull on the engine and strain on the transmission.

That said, do what you want. Build that thing.

Jeeps are built not bought!

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