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Old 01-18-2011, 05:35 PM   #1
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any suggestions?

ive recently purchased a 1998 wrangler and am in the process of fixing it up, its got around 120k miles on the body and a partially new motor with about 5k on the new 4 cylinder engine, ive already fixed up some of the body work and repainted the truck, as of now ive ordered 32 inch BFgoodrich mud terrain km2 tires, RCX black steel wheel by rough country, 6 inch all terrain fender flare kit, PIAA fog lights, hella vision head lights, and black headlight bezels. im on a somewhat tight budget and im looking for some suggestions on what i should purchase next...i would have bought a 4 inch lift but i found out that my 4 cylindar engine would be too bogged down by the kit so a lift is out of the picture, other then that im game for mostly anything. thanks!
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Well its not the lift that will give it trouble... its the tires you throw under the lift.

if you don't have a lift on it and are running 32s you will have rubbing somewhere.

best thing to check is the gearing ratio.

the 32s are going to wear on the 4cyl.

lifts aren't out of the question... get a 2.5 inch suspension lift for your 32s. if you're comfortable with the driving conditions with 32s right now, the lift won't change anything.

furthermore, a 1.25 body lift and coil spacers could get you a 3.25 lift.

even if you don't put a lift on it- replacing the suspension is a good place to go next on a 98 with those miles.
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I would ASSUME you're diffs are already geared at 4.10, which would be okay with 32s. It won't be lime driving on stock 29s, but very drivable.

32s will rub though, and you're not going to have any flex.
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