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Old 10-04-2007, 12:39 AM   #1
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Question Some quick newb questions

Hi, I'm new to the Jeep community, well I'm actually getting a 1993 Wrangler 2.5 soon. I'm very excited in getting my first wrangler so I wanted to ask some newb questions that might help me make the right decision.

1. The wrangler has 33" tires and a 3" lift. I'm trying to make this my daily driver and so highway miles will be included. Is the ride TOO rough with those tires and can I hit highway speeds with them?

2. I've been reading about this "Death Wobble" is it something common in Wranglers?

3. The Wrangler has 80K miles on it. will that last me about a year and a half of riding? est. 1,000 miles/month?

I've wanted a Wrangler for a VERY long time and I would greatly appreciate your help! Any suggestions as to anything else I should look for would be appreciated.

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Old 10-04-2007, 12:55 AM   #2
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what type of tires are they? I have a 3 1/2 inch lify and mine ride good as to the death wobble thingy I have never seen it in my Jeep but thats just my opinion!

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Old 10-04-2007, 01:44 AM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply. damn its late here! Anyways, I'm gonna go check out the Jeep tomorrow so I'll have the specs on it by tomorrow.
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Old 10-04-2007, 11:15 AM   #4
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You should find out if the gears were replaced when the larger tires were installed. That will answer the getting up to speed question. If it still has the stock gears it could be lacking a bit of its original power.
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Old 10-04-2007, 11:51 AM   #5
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And as long as it has been maintained properly you have a lot of life left in the 2.5 with 80k. Should be no problem to double that.
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Old 10-04-2007, 06:21 PM   #6
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Thanks again. If I find out that the gears were not changed how would I go on replacing the gears? Do I go to any mechanic or a Jeep specialist or is this something i can do myself?
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Old 10-04-2007, 06:26 PM   #7
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It should have 4.10s factory, 4.56 or 4.88s would be a better choice, then again its a Jeep how fast do you really want to go? I'd find a good shop in the area to do the re gear.
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Old 10-04-2007, 06:39 PM   #8
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You should find out if the gears were replaced when the larger tires were installed. That will answer the getting up to speed question. If it still has the stock gears it could be lacking a bit of its original power.
No lie.

The 2.5L will probably have 4.10:1 diffs as original, which helps with the bigger tires over a 3.xx:1, but if you don't have a manual tranny to work with to keep the RPM's up a little, it's gonna bog down. You'll know on the first test drive!

Highway speeds I can get to allllmmmooooosssstttt 80mph with the pedal romped to the floor. It's kinda like cruise control (which I don't have). And 5th...please. I need to scratch that off my shift knob. Great for long gently sloping downhill highways. Seriously, I can roll 70mph all day except for steep or long uphill grades, which require a downshift to keep the speed. If the tires are balanced correctly and in good shape, the ride should be great, for a Jeep, that is. The bumpity-bumps are part of what make a Wrangler fun!

Hope it works out! You'll hate yourself for waiting so long to get one, even though they can, I mean will, drive you CRAZY!!

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