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Old June 19th, 2014, 01:53 PM   #1
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im looking to start my build on my 2014 sahara and ive heard you should do everything all at once.. what exactly does this include or is this not exactly true? just the lift, tires, and wheels? or absolutely everything??

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Old June 19th, 2014, 02:38 PM   #2
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Everything depends on what you want to do. Can start with a lift and wheels/tires and go from there. Bumpers, various skids, winches and so on. The only limit is your bank account.
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suspension lift, tires/wheels are the first thing I wanted to do next summer. then front bumper and winch as soon after as possible. probably all I will do until I get that bad boy paid off haha
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My .02. Get a winch, tow points, recovery gear. Wheel the snot out of it stock for a year or two. Then maybe slight lift, little larger tires, a locker as you still wheel it as much as you can. Then when she is paid off if you still want to "build it up", do it all at once. Gets you experience, seat time, and good at picking a line.
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would you suggest just rougher tires for a little better traction, I haven't gotten stuck yet but seems like it could happen fairly quickly
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Old June 19th, 2014, 05:46 PM   #6
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What's it have on for tires right now? If you do what @lgottler says (which is probably what most of us would end up doing) look into the parts for sale forum. There are always a few guys that have jk take offs of rims and tires. BFG mud terrains and an extra set of rims to trash for a very good price.
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My .02. Get a winch, tow points, recovery gear. Wheel the snot out of it stock for a year or two. Then maybe slight lift, little larger tires, a locker as you still wheel it as much as you can. Then when she is paid off if you still want to "build it up", do it all at once. Gets you experience, seat time, and good at picking a line.

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except I would add front axle gusset and sleeve before you start getting too crazy
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They are the stock tires that came on it off the lot, street tread. Belle tire told me i need 18" wheel or larger to fit so i think it may be hard to come by but ill give it a try!
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Bridgestones?? Well, take a look for yourself and see if you have enough clearance at the brake calipers for 17 inch rims. Shouldn't be a problem at all.
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Bridgestones, correct
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Aren't the rubicon wheels 17s?
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Wrambler you are correct! And i just read on the weangler forum that the stock rubi's fit on the stock Sahara, so all 17" should work for me! Thanks everyone, if you know of anyone selling used wheels/tires i can use for muddin let me know!
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I'd suggest not buying a winch and focus on adding recovery points. Most winches I see on daily driven jeeps seldom get used and just get beaten by the elements.
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Can you send me a link to some good recovery equipment. As you know I am new to this
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I have a set of stock 17" JK wheels and Hankook Dynapro ATM 255/75R17 tires that do pretty well in the mud. Set of 4 up for sale. Also have the original spare (17" wheel with the stock JK X tire - basically street tread). If you're interested send me a PM. Also working on my JK build right now.
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Can you send me a link to some good recovery equipment. As you know I am new to this
First thing would be a recovery strap, 3" wide minimum ABSOULTLY NO BUILT IN HOOKS OR METAL RINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get a strap that is all fabric/leather. The built in hooks and rings can very easily KILL someone if something goes wrong. http://www.quadratec.com/products/92109_2100.htm

Next would be a winch bumper up front with d-ring tabs and a good solid bumper with D-rind tabs out back. http://www.jcroffroad.com/category/JKBmp.html

Winch, 8-9000lb (you really get what you pay for in this category) you may not need a $1200 Warn but you definitely don't want a $300 Harbor freight deal.

Good pair of Leather gloves

Remember, even the most built up bad ass rig will get stuck and will need all this basic gear.
Someone else feel free to continue this list
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After a winch a good recovery gear kit with a tree saver d rings and snatch block
Or buy this right off the bat cuz they often come with a strap and https://www.google.com/search?q=warn...02565539098080
This us the kit I have but I would shop around
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