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Old 01-20-2009, 07:46 AM   #1
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first post!!! couple Q's

Whats up guys! just wanted to introduce myself and my Jeep. I just bought a yellow 2002 Wrangler X. Already has a front grill and KC roof lights.

Just wanted to know what the stock wheel size is? and if there is anything i should pay close attention to now that i have the car.

Im looking to eventually put a lift kit on it and bigger wheels and tires, but would first like to do some research on this forum.

thanks for the help guys~!

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Old 01-20-2009, 07:50 AM   #2
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first thing im going to do is fix my alignment. Is there anything i can do to tighten up steering. It feels a little loose or maybe im just used to really tight steering wheels.

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Old 01-20-2009, 07:53 AM   #3
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normally stock tires are 29-30s i believe.. my sahara came with 31s stock from the dealer (we bought it brand new back in the day)

the FIRST thing you need to make sure you do before you EVER wheel it offroad is to relocated the breather hose for your tranny.. it ends about 12'' off the tranny and the hose needs to be extended up into the engine compartment to where water is less likely to get in.. TRUST ME if you have an automatic tranny this will SAVE you a ton of money by keeping water out of your tranny

if you dont feel comfortable doing it, my tranny shop did it for free when they were fixing my tranny.. so im sure you could talk someone in your town into doing it for cheap
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niceee...does that breather hose apply for manual transmissions as well?

i looked at the tires and they are showing that i have 31's. so im thinking the previous owner upgraded the factory wheels.
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no the manual tranny is different.. im not really sure how to make the manual tranny waterproof.. i know after our last wheeling trip, my gfs dad had problems with his manual tranny after driving through the creek..

and its common for dealerships to put 31s on a jeep.. heck rubis come stock with em.. a wrangler doesnt look right until its sitting on 31s stock.. anything else makes it look too small =D
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i totally agree. i cant wait to make it bigger though haha. thanks for the help man
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Old 01-20-2009, 08:32 AM   #7
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welcome.. make sure you do your research before adding anything..

when planning out a lift, its always cheaper to plan on what you'll want in the future.. not what you can afford now to look cool.. (trust me on this, it'll save you $ down the road)

do your research on different shocks people run, the different kind of control arm joints for various kits (yes this is a big issue, flexibility and durability are the main concerns) and also if the kit comes as a whole or not..

if you know you dont wanna do anything TOO serious.. (anything over 33s will require a lot more work (bigger axles, different gear ratio, sye/new driveshaft for amount of lift required to fit anything bigger)

you can easily fit 33s on a simple 2'' budget boost and 1'' bodylift, many members on here run a setup similar to this.. my jeep is close to what a jeep with this setup is like, and it is VERY capable when offroading..
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You can get some accessory catalogs sent to you from these online retailers:
Jeep Parts, Jeep Accessories & Jeep Soft Tops From The Jeep Parts Experts - Quadratec

Jeep Parts, Jeep Accessories, and Jeep Tops by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware ? Your Jeep Parts Source

Catalogs can be a good place to start your research, as you will be able to see what's available to you.
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Old 01-20-2009, 08:52 AM   #9
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i also recommend

dpgoffroad.com
absoluteoffroadphx.com

a majority of the members on this board will vouch for both companies.. both guys are great to work with, and are an encyclopedia when it comes to offroading..

these guys wont sell you junk either, after ordering my first couple things from places like quadratec.com and 4wd.com, ill only buy from these 2 places.. extremely fast shipping, and great guys to work with
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I would also try to refrain from calling your Jeep a "car"
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thanks for the links guys they seem pretty good. As soon as im ready and have decided what i'll do, i'll make sure to keep you guys posted!
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welcome.. make sure you do your research before adding anything..

when planning out a lift, its always cheaper to plan on what you'll want in the future.. not what you can afford now to look cool.. (trust me on this, it'll save you $ down the road)

do your research on different shocks people run, the different kind of control arm joints for various kits (yes this is a big issue, flexibility and durability are the main concerns) and also if the kit comes as a whole or not..

if you know you don't wanna do anything TOO serious.. (anything over 33s will require a lot more work (bigger axles, different gear ratio, sye/new driveshaft for amount of lift required to fit anything bigger)

you can easily fit 33s on a simple 2'' budget boost and 1'' bodylift, many members on here run a setup similar to this.. my jeep is close to what a jeep with this setup is like, and it is VERY capable when offroading..
I am assuming you had to get your tranny rebuilt due to getting water in it while wheeling, anyway what did yours do?What symptoms did it show.I done the same and wonder if you lost yours right away or if it gradually went out?I got water in mine to the point the fluid looked like Pepto Bismo and before I even got out of the trails the trans went into limp mode(stuck in 2nd gear) but did get me home.So I flushed it with over $130 worth of ATF+4 http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/muddy-water-23562.html http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/i-th...ion-23267.html Anyway those links are the story and So far so good.I am still driving it.It was sticking and wouldn't shift down into first at full stops but all the shift pattern is back to normal and no slipping at all the only problem I am having now with it is I get a shudder about 3 out of 5 times while taking off from a dead stop it feels like it is hanging a little in between gears from 1st and second. other than that it is as it was before.Did you have any of this or just go straight out???
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Another place to look at is Red Rock 4x4 Jason really knows his stuff. Red Rock 4x4 - Jeep Lift Kits, 4x4 Parts, & Accessories

MoA where is the hose i didn't even see it when I was under there today. I could just be blind though. lol
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hey guys thanks for all the help.

Is there anything that can help my steering feel more firm and precise? it feel a little loose.
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well i cant help you with your steerin but i can tell you ur vehicle is no car its a jeep or tj or wrangler lol welcome to forum
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hey guys thanks for all the help.

Is there anything that can help my steering feel more firm and precise? it feel a little loose.
Check your steering box. Most jeeps have a little play in the steering wheel. They arent exactly designed to cut the wheel at 50 and make a hairpin turn.
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I am assuming you had to get your tranny rebuilt due to getting water in it while wheeling, anyway what did yours do?What symptoms did it show.I done the same and wonder if you lost yours right away or if it gradually went out?I got water in mine to the point the fluid looked like Pepto Bismo and before I even got out of the trails the trans went into limp mode(stuck in 2nd gear) but did get me home.So I flushed it with over $130 worth of ATF+4 http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/muddy-water-23562.html http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/i-th...ion-23267.html Anyway those links are the story and So far so good.I am still driving it.It was sticking and wouldn't shift down into first at full stops but all the shift pattern is back to normal and no slipping at all the only problem I am having now with it is I get a shudder about 3 out of 5 times while taking off from a dead stop it feels like it is hanging a little in between gears from 1st and second. other than that it is as it was before.Did you have any of this or just go straight out???
actually.. ive taken my jeep in deep water when it was stock (a kid in highschool) and didnt even think about it.. around the time i lifted it (2 summers ago) my tranny started to slip in 1st.. i took it to the badlands, first time at a real offroad park, and i know i flooded it lol... it slipped a little on the way home, it slowly went out over the next week.. it finally went out when i was driving it to the shop to get looked at..

they rebuilt it, i did an axle swap and didnt drive it, took it offroading the last time and the tranny pump went out on me, so they rebuilt it again (within 300 miles) because they figured my old pump would work fine.. im assuming it was the reason my tranny went bad to begin with
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actually.. ive taken my jeep in deep water when it was stock (a kid in highschool) and didnt even think about it.. around the time i lifted it (2 summers ago) my tranny started to slip in 1st.. i took it to the badlands, first time at a real offroad park, and i know i flooded it lol... it slipped a little on the way home, it slowly went out over the next week.. it finally went out when i was driving it to the shop to get looked at..

they rebuilt it, i did an axle swap and didnt drive it, took it offroading the last time and the tranny pump went out on me, so they rebuilt it again (within 300 miles) because they figured my old pump would work fine.. im assuming it was the reason my tranny went bad to begin with
I would say you are right about the pump being the down fall.I am going to drive mine until it fails.Mine pulls fine with no slipping what so ever it wasn't shifting down to first on its own at first but now that has straightened up and the only problem I am haveing now is it will shudder after taking off from a stop.It is like from 1st to 2nd it goes in between gears for a second then it makes a kind of thunk noise and then it is fine.It only does this about 3 out of 10 stops.
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I would say you are right about the pump being the down fall.I am going to drive mine until it fails.Mine pulls fine with no slipping what so ever it wasn't shifting down to first on its own at first but now that has straightened up and the only problem I am haveing now is it will shudder after taking off from a stop.It is like from 1st to 2nd it goes in between gears for a second then it makes a kind of thunk noise and then it is fine.It only does this about 3 out of 10 stops.
heh.. give it some time.. it took my jeep about 8k miles for it to go out

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