Modification 
&
 Maintenance Schedule

Presentation Order: Latest Mods First | Oldest Mods First | Alphabetical by Item (You are there)

Jeep 3/18/06 at Beaver Hole - Click to Enlarge Jeep - As delivered November 2000
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When I first bought my Jeep, I knew there were hundreds of things I could do to it to improve its performance.  I saw that people often make changes several times before they get it "right".   It seemed clear that I wanted to avoid doing the more expensive modifications until I was sure I knew what I wanted, and knew what solutions best met my needs.  This is a list of nearly everything I did with my Jeep, starting from the purchase.

 

I saved the best and most expensive changes for last.  My feeling was that it would take me some time to find out what the Jeep was capable of doing, and to decide which products if any would offer meaningful improvements.  Since some of the things I did affected my needs, I feel that I was fortunate to save some changes for later. 

 

I should mention that I didn't do anything for the sole purpose of appearance.  My modifications were done strictly to enhance off-road performance and convenience.  I made every attempt to perform these modifications with aesthetics in mind, but function was the primary goal.   I strove to preserve good road manners and with this constraint have not made significant modifications (beyond that necessary for weight reasons) to the drive train and suspension.  Eventually I did opt to install Detroit lockers which did compromise road handling somewhat, but to the great benefit of my off-road activities.  At the same time I installed heavier axles and 4.56 gears, for a better crawl ratio and better performance with larger tires.

 

Many of the things I did could be done at any time based on individual needs and preferences.  Budget can be a significant factor in vehicle modifications since some things are quite expensive.   This page documents my experience.  The individual sections characterize the reasons for the modification, how to do it, and impressions about the success.

 

Some of the modifications I made are very small, but add to the spectrum of information available to me and my passengers.  I felt it was important to have as much knowledge of my surroundings as possible.  If my budget allowed, I would probably add a Police/Fire scanner, Satellite communication, and even a dedicated on-board computer.  But there are practical limits, not to mention budgetary reality.

 

While anyone with a Jeep will tell you that it is never "done", I feel that I have reached a point with my Jeep where there is little in the way of major modification left to be done.  I may refine some of the changes, and make adjustments to meet changing needs, but the Jeep is largely configured the way it currently suits me.  Beyond that....?

 

What's your position in the Jeep Wave pecking order?  Check the original facts at http://jeeptalk.org or download this Excel Spread sheet to precisely calculate your scores! (Right click the link and select "Save As..." to save and run on from your hard drive - requires MS Excel to run (sold separately...)

 

 

Item Write-up Description Write-Up Manufacturer Order Here
1999 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L 5-speed Front, with License Plate Chrysler Jeep Jeep
accelerator cable 4854 137 Accelerator Cable Chrysler MoPar  
accessory drive idler pulleys 4792 112 Idler Pulley Chrysler MoPar  
Add-a-Trunk Maintenance   Well Nut replacement      
air compressor Truck Air Interdynamics Truck Air Model HD-275 Compressor interdynamics interdynamics
air tank 2.5 gallon Viair 2.5 Gallon Air Tank Viair  
alternator 200 amp Mean Green 200 Amp Alternator Mean Green Mean Green
American flag small Jeep with Flag Wal*Mart  
axles, rear Super-35 Super 35 and Detroit NoSlip Superior Axle and Gear
Quadratec
axle, rear Dana 44 Dana 44 Housing Shape MoPar MoPar  
Axle, front tube seals   Super Axle Seals Quadratec Part 52420.900 Alloy USA

 

aluminum            black           red

bar pin eliminator 9603 J.K.S. Bar Pin Eliminators J.K.S. Manufacturing J.K.S. Manufacturing  
ball joints   Lower Ball Joint - Side View      
battery Red Top Optima Red Top Optima
belts, service 5301 0150   MoPar MoPar  
bike rack Performance XPORT Freeloader 4 Bike Hitch Rack with 1 1/4 inch Foot Detail of Hitch Adapter and pins Performance Bicycle Performance Bicycle
bike rack hitch lock   Detail of Hitch Adapter and pins Allen  
bow saw 24" bow Bow Saw Sears Sears
bow saw 16" bow and hack Bow Saw Kmart KMART
brakes, service   Bad Rotor with Grooves MoPar MoPar  
brakes, service   Pads and Rotors NAPA Napa Logo
brakes, service   Shoe retainer MoPar MoPar  
brakes, service bent shoe Shoe retainer MoPar MoPar  
brakes, service failed wheel cylinder Brake Adjustment MoPar MoPar  
brakes, disc 004354420 Teraflex Disc Brake Kit for Jeep Teraflex Teraflex Logo  
bumper, front Garvin Wilderness Garvin Wilderness Front Bumper Garvin Garvin Wilderness Jeep Bumpers
bumper, rear heavy duty Rear Bumper Comp4x4 Comp 4x4  
bumper, rear, frame tie-in FTB0001 Heavy Duty Rear Bumper Frame Tie In Mounting Bracket Comp4x4 Comp 4x4  
camera Sony MVCCD400 CD Mavica

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Sony CD400 Mavica

Canon EOS 5d Mark II with Battery Grip BG-E6

SONY

Canon

SONY

 
cargo net 5' x 6', nylon web 91005 Cargo Net Garvin  Garvin Wilderness Roof Racks  
CB, Antenna Spring stainless steel Stainless Steel Antenna Spring      
CB, hand-held HCB 10C Maxon  Maxon
CB, hard-mounted 75 WX ST Cobra 75 WX ST Cobra  Cobra Electronics
CB, remote speaker Communications Extension Speaker 21-549B Auxillary CB Speaker Radio Shack  Radio Shack
CB, spare antenna storage tube   Antenna Storage Tube home-made    
cell phone, Hands-Free system I Retractable Self-Install Hands-free Car Kit - SYN9169 Hands-Free Speaker Phone Motorola  Motorola discontinued
cell phone, Hands-Free system II Motorola HF850 Bluetooth Deluxe Bluetooth Handsfree Controls Motorola Motorola  
clinometer Lev-O-Gage Lev-O-Gage Sun Company  Sun Company
compass 25 TDCLE Pro Elite Compass Brunton  Brunton  
crash damage   Damage to Number Plate and Holder      
d-shackles   McMaster-Carr McMaster Carr
differentials Service, Fluids   Bad Rotor with Grooves Grease 'N Go    
differentials Service, housing rebuild   Putting new housing up Adrenaline Offroad, LLC Adrenaline Offroad LLC  
doors, half   Warrior Products Door Warrior Products Warrior Products Logo
 

 

doors, panel storage space   Door Storage Wal*Mart  
covers, driving lights KC 5110 KC Light Cover KC KClogo_onBlue_sm.gif (2692 bytes)  
lights, driving 237 KC Daylighters KC KClogo_onBlue_sm.gif (2692 bytes)
lights, guards 7203 Stone Guards KC KClogo_onBlue_sm.gif (2692 bytes)
lights, guards   Headlight and Turn Signal/Indicator Guards Sun Performance Products  Sun Performance Products  
lights, guards, (restoration)   Turn Signal/Indicator Guards Sun Performance Products Sun Performance Products
lights, warning system home made Driving Lights Warning System Radio Shack Radio Shack see page for parts ordering
dome light shut-off   Basic Circuit home-made   see page for parts ordering
engine Service, Fluids   Bad Rotor with Grooves Grease 'N Go    
engine Service, Fluids   Castrol Logo home  
engine   Mitch installing some new Iron! MoPar MoPar  
exhaust manifold     MoPar MoPar  
fender flare refinishing Krylon Fusion Driver's Side Krylon Krylon
fender flares, Rubicon 82208136 Rubicon Flares MoPar MoPar  
fuel can rack custom fabrication Rear home built    
fuel filler door 75006 Billet Aluminum Gas Filler Door SmittyBilt SmittyBilt
fire extinguisher Recreational Fire Extinguisher
Model FE5G
Fire Extinguisher First Alert  First Alert
fire extinguisher holder   EK Motorsports Fire Extinguisher Holder EK Motorsports EK Motorsports
first aid kit Travel & Outdoors First Aid Kit (157 piece) Emergency Supplies    
GPS GPS 12 Garmin GPS12 Garmin  Garmin  
GPS GPS V GPS V Garmin Garmin
GPS GPSMap 76CSx MapGPS 76CSx Garmin Garmin
GPS Antenna Gilsson Gilsson Amplified GPS BNC Remote Antenna Gilsson Gilsson Technologies
GPS Antenna and updated mount Garmin GPSMap 76 CSx Antenna and Mount   Garmin
GPS Data Storage PalmOne m100 PalmOne M100 PalmOne Palm  
GPS Data Storage Mount RAM-HOL-PD3U RAM-HOL-PD3U RAM Mounts RAM Mounting Systems Inc.  
hard top hoist remove hard top Hard Top Hoist home-made   see page for parts ordering
hard top painting   Painted Hard Top 11/9/02 home-made  
hard top install   Hard Top Installed!      
headlight trim (painted black) paint Headlight Doors Painted Black Krylon Krylon
headlights (lamp replacement) H6024 Package GE General Electric (GE)
Hi-Lift jack 60" Hi-Lift 60 Inch Jack Hi-Lift Hi-LIft   
Hi-Lift jack, storage brackets 4XRAC (4x400) 4XRAC Hi-Lift  Hi-LIft  
Hi-Lift Jack, base Off-Road Base (ORB) Hi-Lift Jack Off-road Base Hi-Lift  Hi-LIft  
Hi-Lift Jack, jack rebuilding kit Fix It Kit (FK-1) Hi-Lift Jack Fix-it Kit Hi-Lift Hi-LIft
Hi-Lift jack, storage Jack Protector (JP 350) Jack Protector Hi-Lift  Hi-LIft
Hi-Lift Jack, winch kit Off-Road Kit Off-road Kit Hi-Lift Hi-LIft
Hi-Lift, Jack mounting and storage, Jack Guard Jack Guard Jackguard on Wilderness Expedition Roof Rack Polymer Products JackGuard.com  
Hi-Lift Maintenance       Hi-Lift Jack logo  
Hinge Pin Modification   Hinge Pin Shaving for easy Door removal with Roof Rack      
hood bumpers 55075590AB Hood Bumpers from the front MoPar MoPar  
hub, front wheel DAN43379 Old (Left) and New (Right) Hubs Spicer SPI_top_nav_r1_c5.gif (2004 bytes)
insect repellers B-C HEBG0N3 Bug Repellant Motorola Motorola  
limited slip differential, front True-Trac Super 35 and Detroit NoSlip Trac-Tech Trac-Tech  
locker, rear NoSlip Super 35 and Detroit NoSlip Trac-Tech Trac-Tech
maps Atlas and Gazetteers Navigational Aids DeLorme DeLorme
mirror adapters Billet Mirror Adapters BLK3001 Drivers Side Dixon Design and Development Dixon Design & Development  
mirror arm repaint   Painted    
number plate holder, roller fairlead mounted   Winch-mounted Numberplate Holder home-made  
number plate   4X4 ICON Returns! WV DMV WV DOT  
OBD II Code Reader OBD II AutoScanner CP 9135 cp9135b.jpg (3509 bytes) Actron actlogo.jpg (1708 bytes)
paint, rust repair POR-15 POR-15 Rust Treatment Restomotive
plug wires, plugs, cap, rotor   Wire Routing MoPar MoPar
rack, roof Wilderness Expedition Garvin Wilderness Rack Garvin  Garvin Wilderness Roof Racks
rack, restore   Kids and Jeep - Restore Rack Garvin Garvin Wilderness Roof Racks  
radiator MoPar Rebuilt Radiator MoPar MoPar  
radios, GMRS Cobra PR 3850 WX Cobra PR 3850 WX Cobra Cobra Electronics
rock crawler Nylint/Funrise Stacking Funrise Funrise  
rocker protection Heavy Duty Rocker Protection TJP007 Sun Performance Heavy Duty Rocker Protection Sun Performance Products  Sun Performance Products
shocks IAS

Edelbrock IAS

Edelbrock Edelbrock
skid plate, control arms Lower Control Arm Skid Plates D30-LCS Control Arm Skid Plates Skid Row Skid Row Automotive
skid plate, engine Engine Skid Plate TJ-ESP-6 Engine Skid Plate Skid Row  Skid Row Automotive
skid plate, gas tank Gas Tank Skid Plate TMS-1340-G Gas Tank Skid Plate Tomken  Tomken
skid plate, gas tank, Maintenance   Revised and Refinished Gas Tank Skid Plate Installed home-made    
skid plate, steering box Steering Box Skid Plate TMS-1210-FS Steering Box Skid Plate Tomken  Tomken
skid plate, transfer case Factory Skid Plate replacement Transfer Case Skid Plate Swap MoPar  
soft top factory top Black Soft Top MoPar
Quadratec
soft top sailcloth Rear Bestop Bestop
Quadratec
soft top bikini & header Bikini Top and Header Channel Bestop Bestop
Quadratec
 
soft top disconnects P033309 Softtop Disconnects OMIX-ADA OMIX-ADA Inc.
starter MG3210 Mean Green Gear Reduction Starter Mean Green Mean Green  
stereo receiver and CD Player Pioneer DEH-P77DH Pioneer DEH-P77DH Pioneer Electronics Pioneer Electronics
stereo, receiver aux input adapter   Pioneer CD RB10 IP-Bus input adapter 6/8/07   Pioneer Electronics

 

stereo, iPod   Apple
XM Receiver Delphi Roady XT Delphi Roady XT Car Kit Delphi Delphi Logo
steering box   Napa Power Steering Box 277601 (bottom) Napa Napa Online Logo
stereo speakers Infinity Reference Series Infinity Reference Series 505 CS Infinity Systems Infinity Systems  
stereo subwoofer Infinity Basslink Infinity Basslink Infinity Systems Infinity Systems
sticker, Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Off-Road Vehicle Permit DNR Sticker State of Maryland, DNR Maryland Department of Natural Resources  
stickers, Land Rover Recovery Team   Land Rover Recovery Team Mark Long    
stickers, OBX   OBX unknown    
stickers, Chrome Won't get you home   Chrome Won't Get You Home!      
stickers,4-Wheel Drive   4 Wheel Drive sticker   Antoine554design Antoine554design
stickers, WILLYS   Driver Side Hood Detail   Antoine554design Antoine554design
storage trunks Contico 1318 - 32" x 17" x 12.25" 23.5 GALLON LOCKER Cargo Cases Contico Contico  
suspension Heavy Duty Coils (front and rear) Old Man EMU Springs Old Man EMU Old Man EMU  
sway bar links "Quicker" Disconnects JKS "Quicker" Disconnects J.K.S. Manufacturing J.K.S. Manufacturing
tent Hillary 7 Person Sequoia 3 Room Dome tent Sears Sears  
thermometer Acu-Rite Digital Thermometer 00890W Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer Chaney Instrument Company Chaney Instrument Company
throttle control, remote HELP throttle cable Throttle Knob on dash Moto-Mite  
tie down loops shackle with screw pin Shackle in hardtop holes on sides of tub Lehigh Lehigh  
tire deflators Trailhead Automatic Tire Deflators TD001S - 8-20 PSI (silver) Oasis Offroad Manufacturing Oasis Off Road Mfg
tires, lug nuts factory lug nuts Spare Tire with five lug nuts MoPar  
tires, lug nuts McGard 64010 McGard 64010 Bulge 1/2-20 x 3/4 McGard McGard
tire, spare relocator Spare Tire Relocator TMH-0102-ST tmh-0102-st_48.gif (1991 bytes) Tomken  Tomken  
tires, TrXuS TrXuS M/S 31 x 10.50 x 15 Stuffed almost to bump stop Interco Interco Tire Corporation  
tires, Pirelli Scorpion A/T 30 x 9.50 x 15 Tires Pirelli Pirelli  
tires, temporary repair supplies Fix-A-Flat Fix-A-Flat Storage Pennzoil Pennzoil  
tires, Rotation lifetime rotate and balance guarantee with install of TrXuS tires Bad Rotor with Grooves Merchants Tire & Auto Centers Merchant's Tire & Auto Centers  
tires, valve stem repair install new valve stem Valve Stem - Click to Enlarge valve stem from Merchants Tire & Auto Centers Merchant's Tire & Auto Centers  
tool boxes Contico 7126BK - 26" x 9.75" x 4.625" - 26" TRUCK TOOL BOX (Home Depot SKU# 487743) Contico Truck Tool Box Roof Rack installation Contico  Contico  
tow hooks, front Front Tow Hooks 82202186 MoPar Front Tow Hooks MoPar MoPar
tow hooks, rear 10,000 lb two-bolt chrome tow hooks Rear Tow Hook Generic  
tow strap 2" x 20' nylon (2) Tow Strap and D-Rings      
trailer wiring harness   Wiring Harness    
training, CPR and First Aid Adult CPR Training   American Safety and Health Institute    
training, Off-Road Awareness Instructor Training Off-Road Awareness Instructor Training   United Four-Wheel Drive Association  United Four Wheel Drive Associations  
training, Off-Road Awareness training, Off-Road Awareness United Four-Wheel Drive Association  United Four Wheel Drive Associations  
transfer case service, Fluids   Bad Rotor with Grooves Grease 'N Go    
transmission service, Fluids   Bad Rotor with Grooves Grease 'N Go    
u-joints, front axle   U-Joints - The Problem is... Spicer SPI_top_nav_r1_c5.gif (2004 bytes)  
u-joints, front drive shaft   double cardan joint rebuilt with new centering yoke and centering ball Spicer SPI_top_nav_r1_c5.gif (2004 bytes)  
u-joints, rear drive shaft   Spicer U-Joint Spicer SPI_top_nav_r1_c5.gif (2004 bytes)  
u-joints, rear drive shaft   Spicer U-Joint Spicer SPI_top_nav_r1_c5.gif (2004 bytes)  
water cooler Elite 1 Gallon   Beverage Cooler 8-5/16" x 8-5/16" x 8-5/8" Igloo Cooler with tie-down Igloo igloo  
winch, mounting plate TMW-0924-V Tomken Winch Plate with mini brush guard Tomken  Tomken  
winch x8000i WARN x8000i WARN WARN
winch II 9.5ti WARN 9.5ti Winch WARN WARN
winch preventative Maintenance 9.5ti Winch Lubrication WARN WARN  
winch cover 74901 Neoprene Winch Cover PN 74901 Neoprene Winch Cover for WARN 9.5ti WARN WARN  
wiper motor   Wiper Motor R&R MoPar  

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