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Old 03-11-2011, 06:07 PM   #1
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I am trying to figure out what model my jeep is. Is it a sport or X or unlimited or what it is a 2004 Willys edition but I know that is mostly just a cosmetics thing I am just curious if anyone could help me with this. Also I am thinking about getting a 2-2.5" budget boost so that I can put 32s or 33s on my wheels. does anyone have a suggestion on a particular brand for this I dont do any serious offroading mostly just driving down the beach so I dont need to go real high and this is my daily driver thanks for all your help.

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If it has lockers from the factory, if it is longer than average tjs is an unlimited, not sure about noticeable differences between the sport and the x other than the sport has the option for the D44 rear axle.

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if its a willys edition then i think its an X with a willys package, POSSIBLY a sport but i dont think they made willys unlimiteds..as far as the budget boost goes,doesnt really matter what brand for the spacers, they're pretty much the same but shocks is where you'd want to worry about brand, 32s should be ideal with a 2.25 BB but 33s are POSSIBLE, infernogirl has 33s on her BB im sure she'll chime in once she see's this..i have the Rough country 2.5" lift which came with the 2.2 performance shocks and so far i love um, many people will bash RC though lol
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:43 PM   #4
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oh and 31x10.50s are gonna be the biggest tire you can run on those stock wheels
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Oh also I have the RC 3.75" which is a combo of the 2.5" suspension lift and 1.25" of body lift with the new shocks and fit 33's comfortably.

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Old 03-11-2011, 09:55 PM   #6
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if its a willys edition then i think its an X with a willys package, POSSIBLY a sport but i dont think they made willys unlimiteds..as far as the budget boost goes,doesnt really matter what brand for the spacers, they're pretty much the same but shocks is where you'd want to worry about brand, 32s should be ideal with a 2.25 BB but 33s are POSSIBLE, infernogirl has 33s on her BB im sure she'll chime in once she see's this..i have the Rough country 2.5" lift which came with the 2.2 performance shocks and so far i love um, many people will bash RC though lol

Thanks for the answers. Alright I guess Ill go with it being an X I found another thread on here saying the same thing. As far as the lift I dont really want to mess with the suspension to much since this is my DD and I dont know that much about that sort of thing I am going to look into a suspension lift just to cover all my bases I would really like to go up to 33s but If its more affordable to do the BB then I might have to settle for 32s.
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Old 03-11-2011, 11:20 PM   #7
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oh and 31x10.50s are gonna be the biggest tire you can run on those stock wheels
What would be your reason for saying this?
Unless they are the steely dans he will be fine running bigger. I know several people that are running 32-33/12.50 on the stock wheels. Only limiting factor would be the width if there are the steel ones and they are like 6.5" wide.
I am not sure of the width of the steel ones as I have never had them nor know anyone that does to measure them.

As for tire size with a BB, 31's would be fine and shouldn't cause you any problems. I would go with 33's on it myself. I think 33's would look really good on it with that lift.
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Before you pull the trigger on 33's check your axle gearing. You don't want to be running 33's on 3.08's

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Old 03-12-2011, 07:12 AM   #9
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Before you pull the trigger on 33's check your axle gearing. You don't want to be running 33's on 3.08's

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Now thats something I havent thought of I guess what your saying is if Im at 3.08 I should regear. I read somewhere that the willys edition had the option of a Dana 44 I guess Ill go look and see what I have. How much would regearing cost?
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Now thats something I havent thought of I guess what your saying is if Im at 3.08 I should regear. I read somewhere that the willys edition had the option of a Dana 44 I guess Ill go look and see what I have. How much would regearing cost?
I have factory 3.73's and am running 33's and can't say that I can recommend it for too long. I guess I was just spoiled with the power I had but I can definitely feel a loss. I can't even imagine what it would be like with 3.08's or with the 4cyl. I'm going to regear to 4.56's as soon as I have the funds. I've read it runs from $1200-1800 depending on labor rate.

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I just went and looked under my jeep and I do have the dana 35 rear and it looks like a 30 in the front but how do I know what its geared at?
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On the back of the differential, there should be a metal tag with the gearing number. If you can't find that, jack up the jeep and mark both driveshaft and tire and count the number of driveshaft revolutions per one tire rotation.

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If the tag is too corroded to read and you have a Chrysler/jeep dealer nearby, they can print off a build sheet with all you ever wanted to know about your jeep. Being a D35 I would guess its 3.08's. However I think some jeeps in certain years are equipped with 3.51's I think.

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never heard of 3.08s and 3.51s on tjs, ive heard 3.07 and 3.73..if its a 35 rear and 30 front id say its 3.73s...and merckchop, you cant run anything wider than a 10.50 tire on stock wheels because the will rub the top of the rear spring mounts..the stocks are prob 15x7s
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3.07's close enough. And I think it was 3.55's not 3.51's that were offered on some jeeps. I'm not sure what years though. Idk what I was thinking.

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I am trying to figure out what model my jeep is. Is it a sport or X or unlimited or what it is a 2004 Willys edition but I know that is mostly just a cosmetics thing I am just curious if anyone could help me with this. Also I am thinking about getting a 2-2.5" budget boost so that I can put 32s or 33s on my wheels. does anyone have a suggestion on a particular brand for this I dont do any serious offroading mostly just driving down the beach so I dont need to go real high and this is my daily driver thanks for all your help.
willys edition and things of that sort are usually dealer specials for sale purposes. i would ck you vin with one of the web pages that will tell you all about what your vin can say about your jeep.

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