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There are a number of modifications that many people want to make to their Jeep, either because they think it looks cool or because they heard someone else got one and it worked for them. However, there are just five modifications that every off roader needs on their Jeep before they take it to do some serious off roading.

  1. Winch. The winch is the single most important upgrade you will ever make to your Jeep. If you plan on going off roading with friends, a winch can keep them out of the ditch and on the road (or lack thereof). Everyone who goes off roading should have a winch to help out buddies on the same terrain. There are some situations that only a winch can get you out of. If a Jeep rolls a winch is the only way to salvage it. A winch could get you home, or get a buddy home, or tow a stranger home in the snow. You never know when it will come in handy.
  2. Choose appropriate Jeep tires for the type of off roading you will be doing. Keep in mind that if you get a tire much bigger than your stock tires you will have to retool the gear differential. This is not as expensive or difficult as it sounds, so don’t be worried. Also keep in mind that if you are getting a lift, you will need bigger tires for certain, so plan accordingly.
  3. The jeep lift is one of the first things all off roaders think to do to their Jeep, and rightly so. A lift increases clearance. This means you can drive over bigger stuff without getting stuck. It also means you can drive through some water sources without getting wet, such as a small creek. The type of lift you get will depend on the type of off roading you want to do. Choose carefully, as this is an expensive modification that you only want to do once.
  4. Rock rails come standard on the Rubicon model of Wrangler, but for any other Jeep you plan on taking off road this is a must have upgrade. It protects your vehicle from so many things, not just rocks. Heck, it will even protect your Jeep from people who open their door too wide. It also acts as an extra step, which is good if you got a lift and aren’t that tall.
  5. Differential lockers are also an important upgrade that comes standard on the Rubicon model. Lockers cause both wheels to spin identically, improving traction in low traction settings, such as snow, ice, or mud.

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There are many things to consider when purchasing a lift kit for your Jeep. First of all, which type would work best for your Jeep’s purpose, there is a body lift kit which is designed to increase the amount of space between the body and frame; then there is a suspension lift which increases suspension travel and ground clearance, which makes suspension lift kits ideal for those who are interested in taking their vehicle off-roading. The important to remember when choosing your lift kit is that the higher you lift your vehicle, the greater the chance of roll-over accidents.

When choosing a lift kit, if you’re not an experienced mechanic it may be best to have it professionally installed to insure that it is done correctly. The installation process involves a lot of work and time to under your Jeep. If you do not have experience in this area it may best to consult a professional to avoid any unintentional damage to your vehicle.

Once you have chosen the lift kit that is best suited for your Jeep, there are other important parts that will need to be improved as well. Your brake lines will more than likely need to be extended. Once your vehicle is lifted, the factory brake lines will need to be replaced with longer and stronger lines because the wheels are now further from the master cylinder.

If you are installing the kit yourself you will need to know if it is a toe-in or toe-out system. If it is a toe-in system the fronts of the tires on one axle will point towards the body of the vehicle, this design increases the straight-line stability of the vehicle. If it is a toe-out design the wheels are pointed towards the outside of the vehicle, this design will enable your vehicle to have a better response when cornering.

Choosing a lift kit for your Jeep is not only about finding the one that will give your vehicle the look you want, but there are also a lot of other parts that need to added and improved in order for your lift kit to work properly and be safe to drive. If you are unsure of what needs to be changed on your Jeep in order to install a lift kit, consult with a professional who is familiar with installing and the process of adding a lift kit to your vehicle.

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  1. The obvious – to be able to add bigger tires and increase ground clearance.
  2. Better off roading articulation and performance.
  3. The other obvious – to climb and run trails you were never able to before!
  4. To look cool of course!
  5. Too be able to look down on other vehicles along the roadways..
  6. Excuse to buy the new axles.
  7. To intimidate others both on and off the trails.
  8. No more need to jack your jeep up when cleaning undercarriage or making repairs.
  9. To be able to hit the deep bogs!!!
  10. To veer off the less than enthusiastic off roaders (Back seat drivers) from wanting to ride along with you.. They will be scared!
  11. To make the once impossible to possible!

That is just some reasons to add a lift kit to your Jeep. Feel free to add your reasons. Do you think it is possible to come up with 100 reasons?

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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)


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