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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-16-2003, 12:12 PM
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Required Upgrades

Hey All,

I'm new to the Jeep world, and have just purchased a stock 99 TJ.

What are the recommended upgrades / modifications and in what order of priority?

(Generally planning on street use, with some sumemr 4x4.)
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 10-16-2003, 12:26 PM
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!!!!!!!dont do it!!!!!!!!!!!!

wheel it like it is for awhile and enjoy it [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img].....once you start adding lift, tires, cage, ect. your never happy, and always have things to fix or change...... [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img]

but first get 3-4"s of lift, 32-33" tires, slip yoke elim. and have fun....after that you can go crazy with gears, lockers, winches, bumpers, ect....but just have fun like it is now

o yea, fill out your bio so we know what kind of rig you have...
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Go to the bank and get a line of credit while the rates are still good. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Go slow and think about what end result you want. Otherwise, you'll end up building it twice.
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Re: Required Upgrades

I'll throw another vote in for just enjoying it every step of the way, stock or not.

Just remember that the more you do to your rig, the more precautions you'll have to take, ie: major engine mods, you may want to think about a fire extinguisher, or recovery capabilities like front and rear tow hooks, etc.

It's all in what you want to do!
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just my .02

Before anything else put in better roll protection. A full custom cage, a front hoop and spreaders, even one of those bolt in sport bar cages. It's the kind of thing you never hope to need/use but there's no substitute when you do.

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Re: Required Upgrades

as far as absolutely required, i would say

1. front and rear tow points
2. fire extinguisher
3. familiarize yourself with methods of disabling the airbags

suggested for added safety/convenience

1. cage upgrade
2. cb
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I've said it before and i'll say it again.. Sway bar disconnects. Without a lift you may just want to build your own or you will by buying them again after you lift it. The TJ wheel's like crap without them.
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post #9 of (permalink) Old 10-26-2003, 06:22 AM
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Re: Required Upgrades

Make sure you have tow hooks, a full size spare, and a tow strap to keep in it. Then ad a cb. Just wheel it like it is. Your Jeep will tell you what it needs to fit your style and conditions. I'm wheeling mine stock and can tell you that my list of "wants" is not even close to the list I had before I wheeled it. I'm looking to start adding skids and tires (based on a rock tearing into my stock tire yesterday). It's a Jeep. It will do so much more than you would be led to believe.
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