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When most people get a Jeep 4×4 the first thing they want to do is modify it. They are in such a rush to make it look cool or to take it off roading that they often make some mistakes along the way. This usually comes from inexperience and a lack of knowledge. The best thing to do is learn about all the modifications and what they entail before you do anything. To help you out, here are the top five mistakes that are made by new Jeep owners that you should avoid.

  1. Making decisions too quickly is the number one mistake that people make. It is recommended that you wait six months to a year before doing any modifications to your Jeep. Consider after that amount of time what your primary use of the vehicle is. If it is off roading, then you can make modifications that are appropriate for that use.
  2. Getting in over your head. Make small modifications first. Do things that accessorize your vehicle rather than changing the way the vehicle performs. This includes small projects like adding a come along so you can get yourself out of sticky situations while off roading. These smaller modifications are much less expensive and will start you off on your path to modifications nicely.
  3. Not getting enough information before making Jeep modifications. You should get information from all types of people who have already been there. Ask people what modifications they made to their Jeep, and why they did it. This will give you some insight as to what modifications are appropriate.
  4. Sacrificing quality for cost is another major mistake. Many people want to make a lot of modifications at once, and they don’t really have the budget for it. So they cut costs and by doing so, cut quality. You want the best quality in your modifications if they are going to help your Jeep perform like you want it to. You also want the modification to be durable and not require a lot of maintenance.
  5. Finally, many people do not understand the full effects of making modifications to their vehicle. For example, putting a lift kit on your Jeep means that you must put bigger tires on your Jeep, which leads to gear issues that must be addressed with further modifications. Understand the full impact of what you want to do, and what modifications go hand in hand.

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What type of Terrain do you think this tire would be good for?

As every experienced off-roader knows, not all off-road tires are created equally. Depending on the conditions of the terrain you will be driving on, having the appropriate tires is crucial. For instance, you wouldn’t go mudding using ice tires, which is why knowing which tire is appropriate is important.

In choosing off tires for your vehicle there are some things that should be taken into consideration. First you will want to compare tire sizes and choose the tire that is suitable to the load they will be carrying.

Next, you will want to look at the tread pattern and sidewall rubber compounds, this will give you an idea as to the strength of the tire and how they will respond to different terrains.

You will also want to take into consideration the floatation capabilities of the tire in soft underfoot conditions as well as how the tire will wear during use. These are all factors that should be taken into consideration when choosing a set of off-road tires.

Another thing to consider is the tread pattern of the tire. There are many different treads to choose from depending on the terrain. Street tread patterns are mainly designed to be driven in town and on the highway. They should not be used in the world of off-roading.

The next design is all terrain; these tires offer the driver a balance between highway and off road. They can be used in dry, powdery snow and they also perform well on ice and mud but are not sufficient for use in heavy wet snows.

Mud terrain tread patterns offer the best grip in sand, dirt, rocks and snow. This pattern does quite well in wet snow and mud. Special treads are more common among off-roaders who drive in heavy mud.

The terrain and temperature conditions can also have an impact on the tires you have chosen. If the terrain is too hot, then the tire may become damaged rather easily by not having the proper pressure for the terrain.

Cold weather also poses some possible complications, if the weather is too cold for the tire you are using the rubber may become stiff and crack. Knowing the terrain and weather conditions of the trail you will be driving on will help you choose the proper tire for the situation.

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Rugged Ridge Hardware Kit for Replacement Fender Flares, fits 1955-86 Jeep CJ


Many Jeep owners who enjoy taking their Jeep off road want to have tires that are oversized. Sometimes they get lift kits and add the larger tires and sometimes they simply want to add larger, wider tires that have better tread so that they get better grip on slippery trails or over rough, rocky terrain. The problem is that many Jeeps are not made for to accommodate those kinds of tires. That’s where Jeep fender flares come in.

Jeep fender flares allow you to have tires that are much larger and wider than traditional tires. The flares are usually in the same style as the Jeep you are adding them too, and most of them are very easy to install. In fact, some of them are so easy that you literally just snap them into place! Fender flares are designed more for those who like to take their Jeeps off road, especially for those drivers who want to have the aggressive crawler look for events such as rock crawling. Or just to make people think they participate in rock crawling, as these fender flares will look good on any Jeep and can make even a small town Jeep look tough.

Many fender flares are made of urethane, which is extremely tough and nearly unbreakable. This is perfect for rock crawling or whatever else you want to do with your Jeep. Narrower Jeep fender flares give your Jeep a more aggressive look, while the higher they are the larger diameter tire you can safely have on your Jeep. It’s a great way ensure that your Jeep will have the clearance you need when you go off roading or when you have to deal with a lot of high speed bumps at the local mall.

There are various designs you can choose from. The narrow flat panel design ensures your Jeep looks aggressive while the step down design looks more rugged than aggressive. Another style that will make your Jeep look rugged is the tubular flat panel design. You can add running lights to your Jeep fender flares and mud flaps are great for when you’re on the highway. You can find them that easily remove for going off road. There are various colors of fender flares available to match your Jeep. Just decide what style you would like and match them by model and year.

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Watch as these Army Guys Strip a “Jeep” to The Bone and Rebuild Her in 4 Minutes/They Drive In and Drive away.This Is Something you Might Not have ever seen Before,Halifax Downtown July 2009.

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Strapless Bikini Top for Jeep 1980-83 CJ5 Black only

Can I get a count on you Jeepers that love to ride with your top off and feel the breeze? I bet that would be the majority of you. It gives you the similar freedom feel of that when riding a motorcycle, the wind on your face (wear a helmet of course for safety!). Now, how many of you enjoy running your Jeep in the winter without your Jeep top on? Not as many of you, I am sure, except for maybe a select few of extremists that are really reincarnated polar bears!

While it is great to feel the wind beneath your wings while you are riding with your Jeep top off, there are times it is just necessary to cover up. It is still just as much fun, just a whole lot more comfortable!

From the reddening glare of the sun to the downpours of rain, or bitter cold air, snow and sleet, from time to time you’ll need a little protection for your delicate areas like you, your leather interior, dash and floorboards.

Sun continuously beating down on your seats can turn them once comfortable pads to dull, cracked, and wrinkled seats (not so comfortable especially when running with shorts on!. Face it, being caught in a rain downpour is simply no fun as far as clean up! Cold air makes things brittle and crack and well, is just less than a pleasant driving condition not to mention being snowed on or worse yet, being caught in sleet! Whether it’s the thunderclouds overhead, beating down sun, or the winter blues a Jeep bikini top is the perfect solution to transform and protect.

While the stock hard top is great for winter months, it’s hardly conducive to a summer road trip up the coast or off-roading in the mountain air. A Jeep soft top and Jeep bikini top protects you from the glare of the sun that would otherwise burn you to a crisp or the occasional shower that would leave you soaked.

Designed specifically to your vehicle’s make, model, and year, each Jeep bikini top is easy to put on or take off with quick-release fasteners that detach and reattach. And you can get them in a wide array of colors to complement or accent your Jeep and styles. Check them out on XtremeTerrain. There are some great deals to be had!

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Today’s Jeep suspensions are the result of 60 years of engineering and experience. In its stock form, a modern Jeep with an experienced driver is capable of some very cool maneuvers. Eventually, though, tire envy sets in and you find yourself dreaming of the rocks you could have conquered if you only had the right equipment. Fortunately, aftermarket suspension kits are available to fit any Jeep and nearly any set of priorities. One popular modification you could make is the addition of long-arm lift kits, which allow your vehicle to accommodate larger tires while offering a more comfortable ride for the live cargo. . (Read Full Articles Here)


Suspension Lift Kits

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