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Old 09-04-2007, 09:38 PM
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I'm stuck, there are plenty of mods that i want to do to the KJ but i dunno what i want to do first, i have a few ideas but can right now afford only one of them. They are all under $300 decisions decisions. . .
1. Exhaust kit
2. Throttle body spacer
3. Rock Rails
4. More skid plates
5. Gear swap (thinking about 3.73)

If you have any suggestions or any other ideas other than those posted above let me know.
AND GETTING RID OF THE KJ IS NOT AN OPTION!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:42 AM
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I'm stuck, there are plenty of mods that i want to do to the KJ but i dunno what i want to do first, i have a few ideas but can right now afford only one of them. They are all under $300 decisions decisions. . .
1. Exhaust kit
2. Throttle body spacer
3. Rock Rails
4. More skid plates
5. Gear swap (thinking about 3.73)

If you have any suggestions or any other ideas other than those posted above let me know.
AND GETTING RID OF THE KJ IS NOT AN OPTION!!!!!!!!
First my 2 cent worth.
Rock Rails / Skid plates / Gears should all be at the top of the list.

Gears 4:10 or numerically higher for the street, 5:13 or higher for a trail only.
find one of the Gearing charts online to help you decide. (assuming at least a 33" tire.)

Exhaust kit will just get knocked off and beat up on trail. Waist of time.
Throttle body spaces. Saw a lot of the 4.0 with and without them. Never saw a differance on the trail.

I want to know where you are getting your gears and setup kits that you can do 2 axle's worth of Gears for under $300. A good estimate is $230 per axle for R&P and Setup kit. Then it still will cost you ~$400 per axle for a professional setup since you are driving it on the street.

I think Derik is even charging $200 for trail only setups now.

Just a few thoughts.
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:48 AM
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I'm with Dion on this one. I would go for the skid plates and rock rails first, then the gears. Dion is right on the cost issue as well.

Hey, where in San Diego are you? Looks like I might be out that way next week.
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Old 09-05-2007, 07:06 AM
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X3 on the above statements. Though you already had Rock Rails?

Food for thought on gears.
It may even be more for setup than stated above, as you don't have a solid front axle. Have you looked into gear options and prices for your KJ? What's available for it?
When you think about what gears you want you have to consider the following:
What are the stock gears, and for what stock tire size.
What tire size do you want to run?
Then you need to get the gears for that tires size to keep your KJ in the proper power band for on road use. Also put's your speedometer close to accurate.

AND WITH NEW GEARS, THIS IS THE TIME TO ADD LOCKERS.
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Hey, where in San Diego are you? Looks like I might be out that way next week.
He's at Point Loma Sub Base. He's got 32" tires on it. Rock Rails were mangled while I was driving it stock at Paragon. I was told the trails wouldn't be a problem for a stock Liberty.
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Rock Rails were mangled while I was driving it stock at Paragon.





Thanks for the advice, i was going to post the site where i found the cheap gears but they have since taken them down. . . so that one is out the window ,and a i agree if i did that i would then have to go with lockers or at least the limited slip. I am most likely going to go with the rock rails and a few more skids.
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