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What to do next?

I won't bore you all with the details of my rig, as you can read my sig for that. I am looking for ideas on what to do next. I have about $1000 to spend right now and am considering the following ideas:

1. Locker, or limited slip differential since my truck has an open Diff right now.

2. 3" body lift

3. Upgrade the stock stereo and speakers

4. K&N air intake (instead of my drop-in with the airbox mod)

I do light offroading mostly on sand at our lovely california beaches, and my truck is my daily driver. I am leaning towards a limited slip differential, either the Eaton Posi or the Auburn Pro series limited slip. I am not sure if I can get the ECTED and installation for under $1000.

What would you guys do if it was your rig?
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you could do 1 2 and 4 or yo9u could do 2 and 4

i would do 1, 2 ,4
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Auburn ECTED and install it yourself! And then maybe a new headunit if you've got extra cash.
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Auburn ECTED and install it yourself! And then maybe a new headunit if you've got extra cash.
I am a mechanical retard. I pay people to change my oil.
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new stereo and air intake
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with 1k you could get a body lift and new tires.. that what i would do.. or a locker and a chip.. even though thats not on the list
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2,4 and a bama tuner or if you get a good deal 1 and a bama tuner
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nm if thats a body lift and you know how to install you could do all four
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new rear end, do what Griggs did, Auburn Ected in an 8.8 31 spline rear and re-gear. He used a lv2 rear I'm pretty sure, but if you can get ahold of one I'd get a Explorer8.8 so you get rear discs. Depending where you find your parts at you should be able to come in right around 1k.

knock that stuff ^ out before you get a body lift and want to go to bigger tires because you'll eventually need to regear anyway and while everyhting is being taken apart do everything.
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locker and a lift
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You could probably get the ECTED unit for 600, and then install would be 400 tops, probably in the 250 range. I'd definitely do that.
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I got ECTED quotes from two local shops, and they are both around $1100 installed. I live in the middle of nowhere, and everything is expensive here. My Westin Safari bar was $450 installed. That is ridiculous!!! I actually ended up doing it myself.

Am considering the ECTED still, or the Eaton E-Locker, both are around the same price, but that is a lot of money, so I am a little concerend about whether the additions will be worth it.

A head unit, and satellite reciever quoted from two local shops were between $500 and $600 installed, and that is with stock speakers.

Perhaps a Bama Tuner, and a K&N Intake would be my best bet?

I sure would like at least a Limited slip differential. Perhaps I will go with the Auburn Limited Slip, and the K&N. I probably could do without the Selectable locker.

I am confusing myself needless to say.
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I got ECTED quotes from two local shops, and they are both around $1100 installed. I live in the middle of nowhere, and everything is expensive here. My Westin Safari bar was $450 installed. That is ridiculous!!! I actually ended up doing it myself.

Am considering the ECTED still, or the Eaton E-Locker, both are around the same price, but that is a lot of money, so I am a little concerend about whether the additions will be worth it.

A head unit, and satellite reciever quoted from two local shops were between $500 and $600 installed, and that is with stock speakers.

Perhaps a Bama Tuner, and a K&N Intake would be my best bet?

I sure would like at least a Limited slip differential. Perhaps I will go with the Auburn Limited Slip, and the K&N. I probably could do without the Selectable locker.

I am confusing myself needless to say.
What headunit? If you order one from crutchfield it gives you everything you need to install it besides twist caps for the wires.
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To make a long story short...

what are twist caps?

Do you see what you are dealing with? I build computers, and engineer security systems for Nuclear plants and infrastructre. I have never had the opprotunity to learn to do anything automobile related. I don't even know how to get my old headunit out.
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i'd go with a body lift and tires
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