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Where to start on off-road modification?

Discussion in 'Wrangler JK (2007-2017)' started by MaleMan, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. Aug 5, 2017 at 6:39 AM
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    MaleMan

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    I'm new to the Jeep forum and looking for some advice I bought an 09 Wrangler unlimited and am looking to make some "off road" modifications but don't know where to start? There's quite a bit of information so it could be a bit overwhelming… any advice would be appreciated
     
  2. Aug 5, 2017 at 7:05 AM
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    Rc Jeep

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    Lift wheels and tires is a good place to start, But also expensive.
     
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  3. Aug 5, 2017 at 7:32 AM
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    Welcome! Agree with RC Jeep's choice for starters and I would mention some protective armor.
     
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  4. Aug 5, 2017 at 7:55 AM
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    Welcome!
     
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  5. Aug 5, 2017 at 3:54 PM
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    I agree with RC. Look for other jeeps on the road. See one you like? Ask the owner what he did to it and duplicate that.
     
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  6. Aug 5, 2017 at 4:13 PM
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    To add to what the others said, What kind of off roading do you do? Whats your experience level?
     
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  7. Aug 6, 2017 at 3:36 AM
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    Howdy. I have a 2010 JK since new and here is my story. For a while I did no modifications as I wanted to see the Jeep's capability off road - I was amazed at what she would do. Most of my driving is mountain paved roads but did manage to scare myself off road a few times. So then I asked myself how much modification did I "need" in order to have sufficient off road capability, the answer was not much. Jeeps can do amazing stuff off road with no mods. Then I realized I was just going for look rather than improved capability. I looked at lift, wheels, tires, but then realized many other factors came into play like spare tire carrier upgrade, gear mod, computer adjustment, etc. More than I wanted to deal with. Finally I decided to go with wheel spacers and 33's tire size to give me a bit more aggressive look without a lot of expense. I'm no expert at this but as I did more research my opinion of what I wanted changed. The hardest thing for me was to decide on tire size. I thought a 2-3" lift would accommodate 35s but discovered you either need new wheels with more offset or wheel spacers. So went with 33's and 1.25" wheel spacer. Will post a pic when complete. Good luck.
     
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  8. Aug 6, 2017 at 7:49 AM
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    Welcome to the site Maleman.
    I can't say what's already been said here. If there's any other help you need. Just ask. A bunch of guys here very knowledgeable on alot of different subjects.
     

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