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so ive decided to set a goal, take the jeep to moab for my college graduation, this gives me 4 years to get it all ready,this will most likely be slow moving.

axles:
teraflex sleeve and gusset kit
electronic or air locker up front and a mechanical in the rear.
5 13 gears will be perfect for 35s and good for 37s if i make that jump.


Wheels and tires:
35" mt's on stock 17s maybe a set of beadlocks

suspension:
rock krawler 3.5 x factor long arm
bilsteins or rrd shocks

armor:
bar added to rubicon rails
poison spyder rocker armor
full rear crusher corners, psc or rror,
front quarterpanel armor,custom.
flares-psc or custom
rockhard or river raider skid system
roll cage. either a poly performance kit or custom.

Bumpers:
front. something minmal but with good protection. dont want to cut the frame rails. grill hoop and stinger for sure
rear. same deal i havent decided on what i want to do there either,

accesories:
marathon seat covers ordering in a few weeks
an air system
tube doors
bikini top

other:
axle shafts(brand tbd)
tatton drive shafts (f&r)

anything i might be missing?

my jeep so far:
teraflex bb
33s
rubi rails
aev snorkle
rampage front bumper
spal fan
xrc 8 winch
cb
 

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I could never build a jeep on my college schedule. My goal was to graduate in 4 years and that didn't happen.

Too much beer and girls and not enough school.

Going to Moab sounds good, I got a free trip to Iraq!
 

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No disrespect, but a 4 YEAR build? You will likely change your mind on things about 50 times between now and then.

Don't be so worried about making a list. Just build it as money allows. You could do Moab now and still have a great time.
 

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ill be home for two years of my college so all i have to pay for is my jeep.
im sure i could go to moab now and have fun. but i dont have the money to.
i hope it doesnt take me 4 years to get it there lol. it just gives me that long too lol.
im basically wanting make it where i can flop the jeep without it hurting it.
 

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ill be home for two years of my college so all i have to pay for is my jeep.
im sure i could go to moab now and have fun. but i dont have the money to.
i hope it doesnt take me 4 years to get it there lol. it just gives me that long too lol.
im basically wanting make it where i can flop the jeep without it hurting it.
Well you're going to want to get a full custom cage that ties into the frame then...thats gonna cost some $$$
 

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Well you're going to want to get a full custom cage that ties into the frame then...thats gonna cost some $$$
Hate to say it....but yea. I agree.

Corey- If you really think you're going to be able to keep the JK for a long time to come....than I would seriously think about saving back some funds for a better cage. Even just a trail cage like Rockhard.....to add onto the OEM bars. I would do that regardless of Moab. Hell.....you're young, you will have passengers at times, etc. Just a hwy roll-over can cause the OEM cage to cave. I know you know all this......just sayin', man. Protect yourself soon if you are gonna keep it.

Like oz97tj said- you're gonna change your mind a Brazilian x. Just think also.....how much new stuff will hit the scene in the next 4 yrs.

I like the list- but I thought you already did something w/ the f or r bumper (?). Maybe it was somethin else- dunno. Unless you are going to plan to move to Utah or Colo or somethin, than I sure don't think you need BL's anytime soon. Even aired down in the sand/ mud, I don't imagine you're going down to 5-6 psi......dunno. I just think for a lot of commuting/ dd, that you could spend money elsewhere.

If you hook up with your Espanol teacher, then ask her to buy ya' all these Jeep mods. Teachers get paid big bux to put up with y'all's crap. :) jk
 

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Lucky for him PSC should have their new full cage to market soon..:D

Great list Corey. Though you may change your mind on the specifics, having the list still helps keep you focused and provides a "big picture" of what you want. This way you can pick and choose as the $$$ comes available.

Just try to pick your mods carefully so that you are not back tracking. I always like to start with the mechanics first when possible as they can often keep you out of trouble, thus requiring you to start on the cosmetic stuff.

Unless you are Hitmoney and just have a favorite spot you like to rub up against ...:D...Sorry D, I can't resist.:beer:
 

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im basically wanting make it where i can flop the jeep without it hurting it.

There is a thick line between a nice rig that goes off road, or a trail/beat to shit rig. Be sure you want to cross that with a $25,000+ rig
 

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I say put on that hockey helmet they make you wear and head straight for Moab!:thefinger:











Kidding, but really, nice list and all, but a Moab experience could be had for very little money. Don't wait 4+ years for it!
Bring a tent, some tools, and a mountain bike, and you're good-to-go. Take the easy trails, enjoy the scenery, ride the Slick Rock Bike Trail, Hike the Arches, eat at the cheaper places, etc...
Trust me, that would be an epic life experience you would not regret.:)
 

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I say put on that hockey helmet they make you wear and head straight for Moab!:thefinger:











Kidding, but really, nice list and all, but a Moab experience could be had for very little money. Don't wait 4+ years for it!
Bring a tent, some tools, and a mountain bike, and you're good-to-go. Take the easy trails, enjoy the scenery, ride the Slick Rock Bike Trail, Hike the Arches, eat at the cheaper places, etc...
Trust me, that would be an epic life experience you would not regret.:)
x2...it's a drive but if you save up and plan for it (maybe use some graduation $), it's something you could do sooner than 4 years from now.
 

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There is a thick line between a nice rig that goes off road, or a trail/beat to shit rig. Be sure you want to cross that with a $25,000+ rig
This is one of the best lines I've read on this site yet. I went from trail riding and wanting things I though were helpful to smashing bumpers, skid plates and damaging my Jeep to the point where "it dont matter anymore" in the course of a few weeks. I'm now having my buddy build a bumper for me around a winch because I put my current bumper into my grille. I also got the RR skid system and will be doing the complete RK steering upgrade in the next few weeks as well. The things I though were important arent, you need to be able to take abuse and not easily break things. If you want to really wheel hard your gonna have alot of growing pains and some of them cost alot of money. Do yourself a favor and stay away form some of the cheaper mass produced after market parts for your JK, you will be glad you did.
 

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Kidding, but really, nice list and all, but a Moab experience could be had for very little money. Don't wait 4+ years for it!
Bring a tent, some tools, and a mountain bike, and you're good-to-go. Take the easy trails, enjoy the scenery, ride the Slick Rock Bike Trail, Hike the Arches, eat at the cheaper places, etc...
Trust me, that would be an epic life experience you would not regret.:)
I actually agree with Co4Lo on this. My first visit to Moab was with a 3" lifted TJ Sport on 33's (no other significant mods) and simply because I hooked up with a great group of people and had a great spotter, I had a great time for a whole week that I was there with little to no trouble.

It wasn't until they told me that I couldn't go the last day on Pritchett Canyon because I didn't have lockers, that my rig's set-up came into question as far as being capable. Back then I had a little more disposable income, so I made a "little" fix and still think that was the best 5k I spent to make the trail ride by 9am.
 

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who knows what parts will be out in the next 4 years. look how far the aftermarket has come since 07. 4 more years...going to be some cool stuff out there. no 2 dr ps corners though :thefinger:
 

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who knows what parts will be out in the next 4 years. look how far the aftermarket has come since 07. 4 more years...going to be some cool stuff out there. no 2 dr ps corners though :thefinger:
No shit. I'm 1 month from giving up on owning a set. After July I'll go another route.
 

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I say blow off school and the jeep build. If I were you I'd get a used moror home and a monkey. Then drive all around the country drinking lots of beer.

You list is a good baseline. One project at a time, that's how I'm doing it.
 
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