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1toughxj
July 12th, 2006, 20:52
Just wanted to get some opinion on what upgrade would be more appropriate. I am considering getting a front winch and new front bumper or upgrade my t-case to a Stak 4x4 2 or 3 speed unit. What would be more worthwhile?

Ben
2001 XJ

fizassist
July 12th, 2006, 21:25
(1) This belongs in Modified Tech.

(2) What do you want to do with your Jeep?

CanMan
July 12th, 2006, 22:07
Id go with recovery first. So winch and front bumper would be my choice.

GrayT
July 12th, 2006, 22:17
Recovery for sure. You WILL get stuck. Before I had recovery points I had to hook up a strap onto my "frame" and try to get pulled out that way.

It was pretty ghetto...

dmillion
July 13th, 2006, 08:05
Without knowing what you've already done it's impossible to know, although I would generally agree with those who say recovery should come first.

On the other hand, I've seen plenty of XJs with a lift, big tires, a winch, and NO TOW POINTS!!! To me, if you do that, you might as well hang a sign on your Jeep that says, "I'm a moron who wants to look macho, but doesn't have the first clue about off-roading!!!"

So, first and foremost, have you got good, solid, tow points front and rear? Then, have you got a tow strap, shovel, tool kit, a few spares, and a first-aid kit that you carry inside your Jeep? Without these things you're getting way ahead of yourself even THINKING about a winch or new transfer case!

GrayT
July 13th, 2006, 11:15
Without knowing what you've already done it's impossible to know, although I would generally agree with those who say recovery should come first.

On the other hand, I've seen plenty of XJs with a lift, big tires, a winch, and NO TOW POINTS!!! To me, if you do that, you might as well hang a sign on your Jeep that says, "I'm a moron who wants to look macho, but doesn't have the first clue about off-roading!!!"

So, first and foremost, have you got good, solid, tow points front and rear? Then, have you got a tow strap, shovel, tool kit, a few spares, and a first-aid kit that you carry inside your Jeep? Without these things you're getting way ahead of yourself even THINKING about a winch or new transfer case!

By a few spares I hope you're talking about spare parts, and not spare tires. Could be miscontrued several ways. Just clearing it up! :)