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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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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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As many experienced Jeep off-roaders are aware, not all off road tires are created equally. With so many selections to choose from, it may be a bit overwhelming for anyone who is not as familiar with the different tire types. We are going to try and make it a little easier for the newbies to find the right type of tire for their adventures.

First of all, it is important to know what type of terrain you will be primarily using your tires on. If you are going to be driving your vehicle primarily in muddy terrain, you will want to choose a tire that was designed to be used in that situation, specifically one that has a tread design that was designed to be used on mud and dirt. It is also important to keep in mind that if you have a lift kit installed on your Jeep it will affect the size of the tires that you can use.

If you plan to use your Jeep on snow and ice, choosing a tire that features spikes will offer you better traction when you are on ice. You shouldn’t use these types of tires on the road; it can damage them and render them useless in some cases. Having tires that were designed to be used specifically in winter conditions will help to keep you safe and give you the stability that is needed on this type of terrain.

If you are just planning to use your vehicle for fun and drive it primarily on dirt and gravel, there are many tires to choose from. Depending on how rough the terrain is and what it consists of your tire needs will differ. If you are unsure of what type will best suit the needs of your outdoor adventure, it is best to consult with an expert in the field. They can tell you what you need and what will be the best fit for your situation. Having the right tire on your Jeep will help you get the most out of your off-roading experience.

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All I want for Christmas is…
by yours truly.. 😉

Every body at Jeep meets make fun of me
I have no jeep as they can see
I don’t know who to blame for this catastrophe
So my only wish this Christmas eve
is to be just like them.

All I want for Christmas is a big fat Jeep
with a 6 inch lift,
And 4 Swamper tires

Gee if I could only have
a sweet Hydraulic winch,
Some recovery gear,
a sweet lighting kit.
Gee oh gosh how happy I would be..

So Santa if you could be so kind
To deliver this to me
I’d be as happy as I could be
as you would see.

All I want for Christmas is a big fat jeep
tricked out and ready to play with friends
Gee oh gosh how happy I would be!

🙂

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When you are new to the world of off-roading there are some things you must know and have. Two top things are training and a good solid course in safety. Some may think these two things go hand in hand. If you are learning or being trained how to drive your Jeep or other off road vehicle on various terrains you would like to think you are learning safety along the way, however, that is not always the case. Seek out in the region you are in an off roading club or a driving safety class designated to off roading. Some off roading organizations have people who are more than happy to help you learn the ropes, and if you know of one of these people great! If not, there was a blog posted earlier of once such course designed just for off roaders. Learning the ins and outs of the various terrains you can come across off roading will make a huge difference in your experience off roading, safety, and the condition of your off roading vehicle after you exit the trails.

Along the lines of safety, every first timer and even old timer off roader should carry with them at all times a first aid kit, ample water in case of being stranded, fire extinguisher, flares, and blankets. Another wise thing to have installed in your off roading vehicle is a CB radio and to have more access to more radio frequencies, you may want to consider getting a ham radio operators license.

You will need a recovery strap (20,000 pound rated). A recovery strap is not a towrope! Tow points should be welded into the frame of your off roading vehicle if they do not already exist. The tow points should be done by a professional and rated GVW.

If you intend on off roading in your off road vehicle, switch out the highway tires with a good set of all terrain or mud terrain tires, depending on the terrain you intend playing on. Highway tires are designed for man made roadways, not mudding or rock climbing. Make sure you carry along with you a complete tire kit including a tire gauge, deflator, plug kit, hi-lift jack, air compressor, and tire iron and other necessary tools.

A winch and winch accessories is a great thing to have along with you! If not for your own personal use, you may just come across the time a fellow of roader may need a hand. Winch accessories are items like a tree strap, pulley, D-rings, and gloves.

Last but not least and should be in every vehicle, off roader or not, is a tool kit consisting of all the basics, but for the off roaders, throw a huge hammer in on the mix too! Use your head and leave prepared. It is better to be overly covered than caught with your pants down.

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When choosing the right tires for your Jeep there are a few things you will want to take into immediate attention – How you use your Jeep, How you intend to use your Jeep, and the types of terrain you will be using your Jeep on. The weather of your location can also play a factor in which tires are best for your Jeep, especially if you live in the northern states where you are guaranteed snow and ice.

Secondary factors to consider are how much driving you do and how much you can afford to spend on tires. If you have invested a lot of time and money on your Jeep to enhance its drivability in all terrains, then you will want to make sure the tires live up to the expectations you have of your Jeep.

It is a well-known fact that the bigger the tire you purchase the higher the price tag, so consider that as well when searching out the perfect tires for your Jeep. Granted, the bigger the tire you get the better traction you get as well as increased ground clearance. Increased ground clearance of course equals more trail obstacle you can conquer. The larger the tires the tougher you Jeep looks too, but the tougher it is on a wallet.

Get a good feel of what your Jeep is already capable of with its existing size tires and if you haven’t had a problem with the size in the past, more than likely you will be good by replacing them in identical size. However, if you have found yourself avoiding certain off road trails or types of off roading obstacle just because tires, then, if your wallet says its okay, then go for larger tires. Read the full description of the tires use to make sure it can handle the extremist terrain you would be driving in. If they can handle the extreme driving conditions, you know they will handle the normal. Click here “Jeep Tires” to see our full line of Jeep Tires.

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