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View Poll Results: Whats the best mod?
Tires 134 60.36%
Skid Plates 17 7.66%
Lift 51 22.97%
Locker 20 9.01%
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:37 PM   #21
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BFG!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:01 PM   #23
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Lift then tires. If you get tires now, and lift later, then youll have to buy tires again to fill in the lift. If you get a lift first, you only have to buy tires once.


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Old 04-17-2013, 03:03 PM   #24
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Lift then tires. If you get tires now, and lift later, then youll have to buy tires again to fill in the lift. If you get a lift first, you only have to buy tires once.


Just my .02
The general consensus is you need a lift to wheel, I've seen a stock truck do pretty damn good without a lift but with a decent set of tars'
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:05 PM   #25
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The general consensus is you need a lift to wheel, I've seen a stock truck do pretty damn good without a lift but with a decent set of tars'

truth.. ive had a pathfinder and 4 runner, plus my old taco.. none with lifts.. all went places that made most people bug. very capable trucks.
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:38 PM   #27
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get the tires. you can go down to walmart and get a set of mine $700 (or was it 750?) out the door in 265/75/16. then as long as you don't lift it 3+ inches, they still work well, look well imo. I ran factory height with these for a while. no issues. the damn exhaust crossover/ sliders are next on my list
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:28 PM   #28
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I got tires first, Duratracs in 265 75 16 flavor. Minor rub, but lost the flaps and all was good. Then came the lift....5100's at 2.5 and TSB springs. My plan was to get some kind of armor but priorities change. On my second set of tires now (Hercules Trail Diggers) and planning on some armor as my next mod.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:07 PM   #29
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i would go with tires depending on what kind of lift you want and how big of a tire you want to go with. with tires you can do some mild wheeling and get started, once you get more into it or go down harder trails i would go with a lift/armor.

next, if you have the tow package i would relocate the 7 pin connector, mine has been thru hell and back, i am surprised it still works.

for tires, i love my KM2s (265/75/16 at 38PSI) took some time to get used to the ride, i also don't commute in my truck.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:28 PM   #30
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My suggestions is to start with every diy mod on this forum first cuz theyre cheap and awesome then bug sheild, tint, 5100 lift and save up for tires when you wear down your current rubber. Happy modding
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:29 PM   #31
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tires.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:41 PM   #32
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bought my tires first then got the lift, however i wich i got the lift first i would have got bigger tires. thats my answer.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:12 PM   #34
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I went with armor... Sliders, then bumper, at last skid plates... They just help for protection...

If you want to improve offroad capabilities go with lift & tires... (If you do them at the same time, you can fit more rubber)
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:53 PM   #35
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tires.
tires.
tires.

did I mention tires?
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:02 AM   #36
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IMO

1)Sliders especially since you're stock height.
2)Lift
3)tires

In that order.
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:26 AM   #37
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I put 275/70r/17's on my stock suspension truck, breather mod to tackle water and mud, moved the trailer connection to the bumper. My truck does awesome off road, all stock, sort of.
Got 4XInovation sliders in the mail yesterday, wheels coming from Vin at SCS Performance... Once you start there's no stopping it seems.
Lift, UCA's, skids, bumpers, lockers and gears,... damn money pit.
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:31 AM   #38
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All other mods are 100% useless without tires so get the tires first.
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:13 AM   #39
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I would say locker but with a budget of $1k, definitely tires and recovery gear.
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Thanks everyone, looks like tires win! I plan on purchasing the 245/75-16 BFGs so I dont have to worry about rubbing at the extremes of the suspension travel. Next, I'll have to start saving my pennies for some skid plates/sliders. I like the absolute protection they offer.
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