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Old 05-14-2013, 11:52 AM   #1
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89 yj upgrades

Hello I have an 89 yj and its pretty much bone stock except for a set of bfg at's and I was wondering what upgrades you guys would reccomend getting first I was thinking lockers but I am new to this ( first car )

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Old 05-14-2013, 02:00 PM   #2
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What type of driving do you have planned?

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Old 05-14-2013, 03:08 PM   #3
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I think I'll like this thread. I'm kinda in the same boat as you. Except I've had mine for 20 years. I've got 31" tires and aftermarket polished aluminum wheels... other than that... pretty much stock. Looking forward to some ideas. BTW... nice taste for your first ride. Something you can pass along to your kids.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:52 PM   #4
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I would start simple before jumping to lockers. Buy a posi lock so you have a reliable 4wd. I would look into a lift size based off what tires you would like to run, regear if necessary. Alot of it depends on what you intend to do with it.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:10 AM   #5
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It has a posi lock and I am thinking a 2.5 lift with 31" tires
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:36 PM   #6
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:18 AM   #7
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Decide what you want your Jeep to do. Decide what size tires which will determine the lift. Then cruise the forum ad catalogs and put together a plan based on
1. Safety
2. Reliability and Performance
3. Bling for good looks

Here you can find all kind of questions on what you may want to do next and read all the info to make sure you are on the right track. Got a local Jeep club they is usually some hardcore folks that will tell you everything they have done and some of the lessons learned on what not to waste any time or money on. A slow and gradual build is the way. Plus you have to go and wheel it and determine when you have what you want in a JEEP. Have some fun.
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:39 PM   #9
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Bump still open to ideas
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Old 05-30-2013, 01:23 AM   #10
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Decide what you want your Jeep to do. Decide what size tires which will determine the lift. Then cruise the forum ad catalogs and put together a plan based on
1. Safety
2. Reliability and Performance
3. Bling for good looks

Here you can find all kind of questions on what you may want to do next and read all the info to make sure you are on the right track. Got a local Jeep club they is usually some hardcore folks that will tell you everything they have done and some of the lessons learned on what not to waste any time or money on. A slow and gradual build is the way. Plus you have to go and wheel it and determine when you have what you want in a JEEP. Have some fun.
^^^^This is prolly the best advice anyone on here could give you. That said lock your CAD and make sure everything is running perfectly the start planning your mods.
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:13 AM   #11
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Noob question but what's a CAD
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:22 AM   #12
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It's the stupid Center Axle Disconnect that Jeep put in the YJ.

Here's a good way to lock it.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f8/vacu...cs-127405.html
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:47 AM   #13
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someone is not going to hold your hand and tell you exactly what you should do to your new jeep, like it has been previously stated you need to use it and see what upgrades need to be done so the jeep will suit your needs.... or just do this

ls swap or cummins 4bt
dana 60s
4 link all around
coil overs
37 or 40's
beadlocks

get started, and goodluck
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:52 AM   #14
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someone is not going to hold your hand and tell you exactly what you should do to your new jeep, like it has been previously stated you need to use it and see what upgrades need to be done so the jeep will suit your needs.... or just do this

ls swap or cummins 4bt
dana 60s
4 link all around
coil overs
37 or 40's
beadlocks

get started, and goodluck
This guy has it right go use it as a jeep find out what it does first heck most stock jeeps can out wheel a new driver

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