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Old December 30th, 2012, 10:01 PM   #1
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Old December 30th, 2012, 10:08 PM   #2
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Nice Jeep! Excited to see the end product.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 01:23 PM   #3
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Default Im thinking ........any recomendations

Winch,teraflex lift,35 mtrs,wheel spacers,exhaust,maybe a chip,jcr sliders
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Old January 1st, 2013, 01:26 PM   #4
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i'm a die hard fan of teraflex. well worth the money IMO. as for power i'd say intake, exhaust, and chip and you should never need more than that.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 01:59 PM   #5
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Cant go wrong with terraflex, Rock Krawler, clayton, synergy/poly all top notch.

Most do the superchips programer.

If you plan to off road much CAI may be a bad idea.

Exhaust, IMO mbrp has the best sound but there are plenty of options too.

Do your research on sliders, I belive JCR are body mounted. Lots have had issues with major body damage due to this type. Frame is the beefiest option. But ACE a local company has some really nice non body mounted (body mount mounted) bolt on, or frame weld on. Best deal and lifetime warranty as well.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 01:59 PM   #6
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Oh and join jkowners.com if you have not yet.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 02:43 PM   #7
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no wheel spacers. get the correct fitment wheels

have fun with the build
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Old January 1st, 2013, 03:14 PM   #8
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Long as they are bolt on spacers, NOT slip on you will be fine.

I have ran them on three different vehicles and never had an issue.

Be sure and clean the entire hub mounting surface very well. Install with red loc tite and torque to spec, re-check the torque a couple times as well.

The "best" ones to buy are Hub and wheel centric. This will have a area machined out to fit the trucks hub the same as a OEM wheel would. Then it also has the truck side lip on the spacer so that the wheel fits the same way.

Then you have hub centric that only fit the truck that way and the wheel surface is flat.

And last are lug centric where it has a large center bore to fit multiple vehicles. And the spacer will again be flat.(just as an aftermarket wheel would fit)

When properly installed you wont have issues with any of them.

Spidertrax is the most well known spacer, but any reputable company will do. I would suggest the hub/wheel centric for the best fit though. But the cost will be slightly higher with them.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 05:43 PM   #9
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OR, get the correct fitment and do it right.

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Old January 1st, 2013, 06:16 PM   #10
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Gears!! You will want to change the gears if you drive it everyday. Wife has a 2008 JK with 35's had to put in new gears to make it work right. Put in 5.13 gears. Hers is an auto. It has been reprogramed, CAI and Exhaust. It gets 18 MPH on the highway with all of this done. May want to sleeve the Front Axle as well.
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With the 4:10 gears and the re-tune 35's were not bad at all. But now with my 37's I cant wait to get my 5:13's in.

And yes very wise investment would be at min some front axle C-gussets. Or better yet artic industries truss/gusset kit.
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 06:39 AM   #12
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Just wait until you do the 5.13 you will wish you did it with the 35s.
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35's, 4.10's and a 3.8 with a automatic sucks!!!!!!
The trans will not stay on OD at expressway speeds. Will not hold 75 mph without down shifting.

5.13's are the way to go.

Like stated above, Teraflex or Rock Krawler are very nice lifts, matched with 5100 Bilstein shocks for a great ride quality.

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Default ordered some parts,lift and

ordered 2 1/2 inch complete teraflex lift kit,and spider winch mount,im going to cut front bumper anyone do this yet (ends),thinking mtr tires 35????stock rims with poison spyder spacers????
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Do your research on sliders, I belive JCR are body mounted. Lots have had issues with major body damage due to this type. Frame is the beefiest option. But ACE a local company has some really nice non body mounted (body mount mounted) bolt on, or frame weld on. Best deal and lifetime warranty as well.
Jcr sliders mount to the body mounts as well as to the body.
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 10:11 PM   #20
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hey daddy-o i know you like them nice alumium rims but for real last time at rocks and valleys i seen a guy with 31s on alumium rims and the lug nuts pulled through the rim....im thinking u need some steellies....looks like maybe you can get a chip^.....and ive also been reading about the jk front axle sleeve alot and c gussets this may be something u wanna look into....and finally if i had your money i would throw mine away...
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