Here's the quick run down, bought a stock 91 yj, (225k in the odometer) a few months back before I was deployed, it was in decent shape, the PO told me before I even looked at it "It starts, it runs, it drives... it just doesn't stop". Picked it up for 1k Well since then I've replaced all the braking components expect the lines, now she stops on a dime
But now to my thoughts/questions. I've spent most of my off time on here or looking at 4wd/quadratec.com, jp/4wheeler magazines and doing as much research as I can prior to heading back home and taking on my new addiction. But the more I look, read and think, the more confused I become about what to do.
Personally I don't see myself doing and boulder climbing, maybe a few small rocks if I can't get around them. I'm just more into slinging mud, the deeper the better, so I've heard
1. Now with the odom sitting high, should I go ahead and rebuild the trans and motor? Everything seems so be running (minus a high idle) and shifting fine, fluids seem good.
2. I've been looking at lift kit after lift kit, soa/sua, coil types, sye so on and so forth. I'm thinking along the lines of a 4-5" and putting some 35" shoes on her. But then I've read about the 8.8 swap if you go up to 35's, also axle upgrades along with the swap since you have it out. If I end up doing a swap or any type of upgrade I'll be (Selective) locking it.
I'm looking for recommendations, what has worked for you? Would you do something different?
Could someone kindly give me knowledge or a guiding light and send me on a path to a happy jeeper life?? Thank you in advance, and I look forward to reading what you all have to say! I think I may post up some pictures here in a bit of the 'Joop'