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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-15-2001, 12:42 AM
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TJ Mod\'s

I have a stock 2000 TJ 4.0 auto that I'm going to be modifying in the coming months.
It will also have to serve as my daily driver so no rock crawling (at least not for now),
But I would like to do some semi serious off-roading.

So far this is the order of the mods: (If you have any opinions or suggestions, please, I welcome any comments).

1. TeraFlex 3” lift S3T w/either Edelbrock or OME shocks (opinions welcome here)
2. 33 x 10.5 Tires MT or AT ???
3. AEV Rock Rails
4. Bulletproof FF7 & FF1R bumpers
5. Upgrading OEM skid plates.
6. Powertrax “No-Slip” Anyone have an opinion on Powertrax's" "No-Slip" for the Dana 35?
7. Ramsey Platinum 9000 winch.
8. Upgrade axels (After breaking the OEM’s pushing my luck)

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-15-2001, 01:22 AM
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Re: TJ Mod\'s

I have the powertrax in the backof my CJ-7 and I love it even up here in NY with the snow. I had never driven with a locker and when I put it I never even knew it was there. The thing is honestly a great thing. Since you aren't doing the rockcrawling like you said you don't need the absolute bulletproof detroit so the powertrax should be great for you.
The bulletproof bumpers are also an excellent shoice I am gettin them as soon as I get my tax return
Can't really comment on everything else but I know someone else will say it...ever thought about a full cage for all your wheeling?? Just a thought.
Just remember to have fun

post #3 of (permalink) Old 02-15-2001, 10:21 AM
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Re: TJ Mod\'s

you sound like you have a lot of money to spend, or you're not married.

The list looks pretty complete. The tire size is a great choice, and I'm thinking of going that way when I ware out my 31x10.50s. I would stick with the stock 15x8 Jeep wheels, assuming you have a Sport. The offset will keep 10.50s inside the fenders--just. I currently have a 2" ProComp suspension that sags under the weight of my winch and armour, so I'll be jacking it up another 1" in front and 1-3/4" in back (to make up for my trailer). That should give me plenty of clearance for 33x10.50s.

You might consider Rancho RS9000 shocks, as they can easily be tuned to your load-and-road conditions.

If you're going to put on rock rails, you might as well consider steel corners in back. You can get custom made corners at

MTs work better off road than ATs in almost all situations. One exception would be when climbing "slick rock," where you want as much rubber as possible on the ground. ATs will last longer and are quieter than MTs for mostly on-road operation.

Bulletproof FF7 & FF1R bumpers are a great choice, and will go on my rig when I get my wife to look the other way.

Upgrading OEM skid plates is a big plus. Jeep sells a great oil pan skid plate, for surprisingly less than off-road catalog sources. Tompkin makes an >excillent< gas can skid plate. It's the only Tompkin accessory I purchased that was worth a darn.

Have fun!


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