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4" Foundation Series Kit for 1997-2006 Wrangler TJ by Iron Rock Off Road

4" Foundation Series Kit for 1997-2006 Wrangler TJ by Iron Rock Off Road

When people think of off-roading one of the first vehicles that come to mind is the Jeep Wrangler.  Modifying and upgrading your Wrangler can be an ongoing process in making it perform better while also becoming the ultimate off-road vehicle.  There are many different aspects that can be modified and improved in order to create the best off-roading vehicle possible, there are so many that beginners may begin to feel overwhelmed by all of the options available to them.  To help make the process easier on you, we are going to offer you some of the most common upgrades that should be made first.

The first thing you should do is to lift your Jeep, this can be done either by taking it to a mechanic who has experience working with off-road vehicles, or if you are mechanically inclined you can perform the lift on your own.  There are two types of lift kits to choose from, suspension lifts or body lifts.  A body lift is used to raise the body of your Jeep while leaving the suspension in its original position.  A suspension lift is used to add a higher suspension system to your Jeep.  Jeep lift kits are designed to provide your Jeep with more ground clearance and to make your vehicle more manageable on the off-road trails.

After you have chosen and installed a lift kit, the next modification you should make is to your tires.  In order for your vehicle to perform at its best while off-roading you should choose a set of tires that will provide you with the traction and performance necessary to enjoy your time on the trails.  Once you lift your Jeep the stock tires will look a little out of place, this is why you should purchase a set of larger tires that will improve your stability on the trails as well as making your vehicle look even better.

The next modification that many off-roaders add is a winch.  If you are planning to spend a lot of time on the trails it is likely that you may become stuck.  Installing a winch on your Jeep will allow you to pull yourself out of tricky situation.  A winch also comes in handy if any of your friends should become stuck, you will be able to help them.  Having your own winch can save you hours of waiting for someone else to come along and help you.  These are only a few of the most common upgrades that off-roaders make to their vehicles; if you are a beginner these are great places to begin your modifications.

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Old and New Ladder Bar


A ladder bar is a type of suspension unit that is installed on 4X4’s to prevent wheel hop on vehicles that have a coil spring. When installed the ladder bar is attached to the rear of the vehicle at the spring perch and is then attached to the chassis in front of the rear tires. When the driver steps on the gas and the vehicle the accelerator is pushed and the tires begin to gain traction. If you have a ladder installed it will prevent the rear tires from hopping up off the pavement. Wheel hopping has been shown to cause damage to the rear end, axles, body and chassis if a ladder bar is not installed.

When installed in an off-road vehicle, a ladder bar is used to provide better traction. By preventing the rear end of the vehicle and the front axle from rotating the 4X4 becomes more stable in situations where poor traction is experienced. The installation of a ladder bar also upgrades the braking system of the vehicle by limiting the amount of slop that a wrapped up axle produces.

The length and placement of the ladder bar controls the vehicles center point. The center point is an imaginary line which runs from the rear axle to the center of the chassis where the top and bottom control arms intersect. By moving the center point closer to the actual center of the vehicle, traction is improved because more downward pressure is placed on the tires. If the ladder bar is placed in a shortened area, the moving of the center will reduce the amount of traction on the vehicle. Placement of the ladder bar is crucial when used in an off-road vehicle, proper placement insures that the suspension will provide better traction and reduce the amount of slipping.

The ladder bar got its name from the design that was chosen. It is constructed of two long bars with several small bars placed in between. The end result is a design that resembles a ladder. A ladder bar tends to be wider at the rear and continues to get smaller as it goes up. A ladder bar is attached to the existing suspension system using helm joints and grade eight bolts. The decision to install a ladder bar is one that only the owner of the vehicle can make; it is up to you to decide if a ladder bar should be installed.

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Front Tubular Bumper Shiny Black Without Hoop For Jeep CJ And Wrangler

Front Tubular Bumper Shiny Black Without Hoop For Jeep CJ And Wrangler


Many beginner off-roaders think that simply by purchasing a 4 x 4 they are ready to hit the trails and take on some rough terrain. What they don’t know is that without adding the proper off-roading accessories, they may unknowingly cause serious damage to their vehicle. Off-roading accessories have been designed to protect your vehicle while you are off-roading. Installing the proper equipment can make your off-roading experience all the more fun while also keeping you safe.

Many vehicles that come straight off the show room floor were designed for use primarily in cities and not on rough terrain. By adding a suspension lift kit to your vehicle you will be rewarded with improved ground clearance. This will provide you with added height to your vehicle and allow you to easily drive over any larger obstacles that other vehicles couldn’t attempt. A lift kit is designed to give you the extra clearance needed on many trails and prevents any damage from occurring to the underside of your vehicle.

Adding shocks that were designed primarily for off-road use will improve your vehicle’s performance. Shocks are designed to control the motion of your vehicle while keeping it from bouncing all over the place on a particularly bumpy trail. There are some things to take into consideration when choosing the appropriate shocks for your vehicle, you will want to choose a model that provides you with the maximum propelling force applied to the load, the speed at which you will travelling and the conditions of the terrain you will be primarily driving on will help you choose a shock that is suited for those requirements.

Adding an after-market bumper to your vehicle is also recommended. Many stock bumpers do not offer the level of protection that is required by off-roading vehicles. Because of the sometimes dense and rough terrain, having a bumper that offers protection to your radiator and engine is optimal. A proper off-roading bumper will protect your engine from being gorged by a tree limb or an outcropping of rocks. The last thing you want to experience while on the trails is a punctured radiator.
These are only a few of the many accessories that are available to customize your off-roading vehicle. If you are not sure of what parts you will need, explain to an expert the conditions of the areas you will driving in and you will be directed to the proper equipment.

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