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Old December 1st, 2004, 10:26 PM
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Fun question

Ok, Let's say I have a little under $1000 to spend on my 90. It is completely stock save the roof rack and is great mechanical condition. What upgrade shall I buy Help me out.
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Old December 1st, 2004, 10:36 PM
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what are your plans for it? you gonna wheel it? I think rear lamp guards would be my first "mod". once you start spending you cant stop enjoy.
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Old December 1st, 2004, 11:17 PM
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Hmmmm, tough call.

Seriously though, I think you should ask a far more important question first. And be as specific as possible.

"What do you want to do with your truck?"

For me, I want an expedition type vehicle. I'm not as concerned with rock-crawling and mudding as I am with going places and seeing things. This means I will be favoring things like storage, lighting, and self sufficiency over tire size and articulation.

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Old December 2nd, 2004, 07:30 AM
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Snorkel and diff guards!
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Old December 2nd, 2004, 08:18 AM
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Old December 2nd, 2004, 04:33 PM
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It is my main vehicle not a weekend "toy" but I do wheel it in the mud pretty frequently I suppose. No rockcrawling though no rocks to crawl down here. I bought the truck with brand new bfg at's so I am hesitent to change the rubber. It came with the genuine tail lamp gaurds.
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Old December 2nd, 2004, 05:01 PM
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I'm thinking under carriage pro! Steering guard, Xfer guard, etc...

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Old December 2nd, 2004, 05:47 PM
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Shop Manual and recovery equipment is my recommendation (I'm such a prude).

Save your money for when it breaks, cause it's gonna. That or check out pics of people's rigs on this site and see what you like. No two are the same.
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Old December 2nd, 2004, 06:59 PM
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Got the manual- Very good choice and mine is a 97 I don't think they make consoles for auto's. What about getting my chassis coated? Anybody done that
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Old December 2nd, 2004, 07:16 PM
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yeah, Diff guards and skid plates are a good choice no matter what kind of wheeling you do. Maybe a pair of ARB's, but that would run over $1,000 and negligible use while on the highway.


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Old December 2nd, 2004, 07:24 PM
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Under carriage guards or preventative maintanence:
I myself am looking for a rack - but a grand just does not cut it these days. Ode to be rich $$ (I got familiy).
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Old December 2nd, 2004, 08:19 PM
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Waxoyl works well for undercarriage. Why spend the money? Keep it clean and mud free and you'll be OK. Waxoyl holds up fairly well and is cheap. The LT solution would be a galv frame.

Undercarriage protection. No rocks here either, but i dinged my front diff. So I would say Rovertracks Steering upgrades, sewer caps, and trailing arms. Keith's service is top notch and he knows his stuff.

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Old December 2nd, 2004, 09:40 PM
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Old December 2nd, 2004, 10:06 PM
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Get a "genuine" POWERED BY LAND ROVER sticker.

Oh, and MikeH, your underhood picture looks like a snake orgy.
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Old December 2nd, 2004, 11:38 PM
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Russell, if you're not worried about rocks, then I'd lower the priority on the protection. Troy Smith's bed storage boxes are bomber. ($300/pr, I think) Stereo/speakers ($500) Badger bikini ($200-ish?)
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Old December 3rd, 2004, 01:39 AM
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I liked the idea of saving it for the next thing that breaks, then you have the money to fix it right instead of band-aiding it. And trust me, something WILL break.
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Old December 3rd, 2004, 12:27 PM
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jate rings and a strap for starters, diff guard, steering guard then sliders. if you can drive over it you can be pulled over it. my .02$
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Old December 4th, 2004, 11:50 AM
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Winch and recovery gear if you wheel it.
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Old December 14th, 2004, 12:11 PM
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Proper recovery points front and rear, and some shackles & straps, a hi-lift, some waffle boards and a spade.
Self recovery, the keep fit way
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