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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-10-2004, 07:49 PM
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First Jeep

i just bought my first Jeep and i am new to the board. i am rather short on dough and ny tips to improve my 1995 Wrangler Rio Grande would be helpfull.


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Welcome to the BBS. Please read the "read this first" post and fill out your profile. You will get great information here from lots of great people. Stick around and learn, so you can pass the info on to others.
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Welcome, from my 2 years of experience with my 95 YJ, the phrases short on cash, and Jeep, don't go together. My first mod was my lift then tires then New Top then better Rims, then KCs then.....well u see the idea.
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#1 upgrade (and it's free) is the "Driver's Seat Insert" upgrade (see also: Steering Wheel Actuator).

Find someone who know how to wheel, "Tread Lightly", and practice trail etiquette and learn, learn, learn. Nothing changes a Jeep like the person driving it.

After that, like was said above, nothing's cheap on a Jeep. But what kind of mods do you want to do? Wheeling? Cosmetics? Streetability?
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i have to agree with mox and whompbig jeep, they are definetly not a cheap thing to own. my first mod, like mox's was a lift and tires, then i just kept spending. hide your check book now, because believe me, you'll only want to spend spend spend. I have a 95 too and it's great, hope you love yours like i love mine

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Don't let these guys scaire you.
There's some of us on here that like to see how cheaply we can get by. lol
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good luck with your new purchase. If you plan on wheeling it the 1st mods i would suggest are tow hooks, a cb, and getting the wheeling essientals like a tow strap, fire extingusher, hi-lift jack and 1st aid kit and safely mounting them in your jeep. There's nothing like being out on the trail with a jeep on 35's that stuck up to the axles and doesn't have tow hooks. After those basic mods i'd say start wheeling. Once you get experiance wheeling it will give you an idea what kinds of wheeling you like and how you think you should build your jeep. I know if i opened up a quadratec and just started ordering parts before i started wheeling my jeep would be built completely "wrong" compared to how i want it built now after i've gotten some experiance.

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If you want more power, try swapping a 4.0L throttle body on there with a spacer. Used throttle bodies can be had for around $50, and a spacer can be had for about the same. When you do the swap, remove the little "lip" that will be left in the intake manifold. I've heard of 24 HP gains on new jeeps with just this swap alone. I haven't done it myself, but I plan to shortly. If I got only 10HP out of my '92 4-banger for $100, I would be pretty darn happy.

Check out the 4 Bangers United web site. They are a site dedicated to the 4 cylinder Jeeps. Lots of useful info there if you want to do a performance rebuild too.
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1. Since the words First Mod came up,
2. I though I'd
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3. For ANY SWB Jeeper,
4. The first mod should be simple,
5. A properly configured/installed roll-cage.
6. Wheeling/driving ain't too fun,
7. If you, or your passenger's dead...
8. It kinda gives a new meaning User Name:[*] SilentDan


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