Just bought her a few days ago, 83k miles, 5 spd. The previous owner installed some cool things on it:
4" lift, with a 3" body lift (which I'm removing soon)
XRC rear bumper/tire carrier
35" BF Goodrich tires
Thanks, yea I don't know why the previous guy would put the 3" BL on it, but going to drop to 31 or 33 tires, and remove the body lift. I also gotta sand off some rust on the floor pan, but nothing difficult. It's my first Jeep, so it's been a blast so far
You wouldn't by chance know if he changed out the gears running those 35s would you? Might want to check that. If it has the D44 rear end , it should have 3.73 gears if he didn't change them. Which hopefully he did.
If your finding that 5th gear is worthless at 65 ( pushing about 1860 RPMs ) then you may still have 3.73s in there which going to 31s will work ( that's what I currently have )
If youre pushing ~2200 RPMs at 65 , 5th gear you may have 4.56s in there.
Don't know if you know any of that, so FWIW.
"And then one day you find
Ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run
You missed the starting gun"
Life shouldn't be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather, to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly shouting....