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Old 06-15-2013, 09:57 AM   #1
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This summer I plan to add some mods to my jeep, but being that my tires are still in good shape, I won't go bigger (yet). 33's or 35's are in my future next summer but until then I want to make my rig as built as possible on 31's. Right now I have a 2" bb, dana 30/44, 3.73 gears.
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:51 AM   #2
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Just sell your 31s on craigslist and track down a set of larger tires. The last two sets of tires for my jeeps were purchased via craigslist.

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Are you sure you have a D44? X model should come factory with the D35.
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:41 AM   #4
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Are you sure you have a D44? X model should come factory with the D35.
Yeah I swapped it last weekend lol... I hadn't peeled the sticker off yet when I took the pic
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:51 PM   #5
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Yeah I swapped it last weekend lol... I hadn't peeled the sticker off yet when I took the pic
You have a lot of trust in that jack
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:03 PM   #6
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The jeep is up on stands, the axle was the only thing on the jack
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:05 PM   #7
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So far I'm thinking about new bilstein 5100 shocks, a sye, the ucf no bl skid, as well as savvy rear upper control arms
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So far I'm thinking about new bilstein 5100 shocks, a sye, the ucf no bl skid, as well as savvy rear upper control arms
Thumbs up on bilstein 5100, nice shock for the wrangler!
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:57 PM   #9
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Thumbs up on bilstein 5100, nice shock for the wrangler!
Just got me some, haven't put them on yet but I have pushed my weight down on them a few times, already seems like a smooth riding shock with quick recovery.
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:20 PM   #10
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Just got me some, haven't put them on yet but I have pushed my weight down on them a few times, already seems like a smooth riding shock with quick recovery.
That's great to hear. I've heard nothing but good about them, and since anything would be an upgrade from skyjacker hydros I figured if go with them
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Yeah I swapped it last weekend lol... I hadn't peeled the sticker off yet when I took the pic
Leave the sticker on. Play the sleeper angle.
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:29 AM   #12
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Leave the sticker on. Play the sleeper angle.
Too late lol I took em off las week
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I think its time for lockers!
Front and Rear lockers will get you farther than most rigs with 35's
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:39 PM   #14
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I think its time for lockers!
Front and Rear lockers will get you farther than most rigs with 35's
Its tempting, only thing is if I want to go bigger on tires I would need to regear, and that would require me to buy another locker for the numerically higher gear ratio
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good point. are you sure you want 35's? You could go for lockers geared for 33's and have a S*** load of power for a little.. haha
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good point. are you sure you want 35's? You could go for lockers geared for 33's and have a S*** load of power for a little.. haha
I've been leaning more towards 33's for that exact reason
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Just put an auto locker up front and you'll be amazed.
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Just put an auto locker up front and you'll be amazed.
+1 on this
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:06 PM   #19
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I would love to only thing is I'm concerned how it will handle in 4wd in the snow
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Most the time you won't need 4 wheel drive in the snow. Most roads are cleared and if a Honda civic is doing alright. You will too. Lol
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You know what you may have just convinced me.
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:59 AM   #22
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How about bumpers and a winch. You'll need a bumper spare tire carrier if you go bigger tires.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:53 AM   #23
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maybe ditch the bb and put some springs in it, upgrade the steering yet?
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:17 PM   #24
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Another option to consider would be armor, specifically an engine skid.
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Another option to consider would be armor, specifically an engine skid.
X2 I was 4wheeing today when I got to a point where it was far too steep to reverse and I was stuck on a rock. I had to use my winch to pull myself over a large rock. As I drove over it, it put a big scratch all along my oil pan skid. $24 well spent! I bent the stock tie rod and scratched my axle up but made it over and used a tree and tow strap to unbend the tie rod.



There's a big hole behind the right rear tire that you can't see. If I backed up I was afraid the jeep would tip that way and flop on its left side. I tried to back up little bits and turn but kept slipping right back where I was. A Layer of dust over the rock made it slippery
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:55 AM   #26
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Ok so I just found a guy on craigslist willing to trade his 33x12.5 Mickey Thompson Baja claws for my 31" at's. I may not have time to do a body lift before I swap them do you think I will be fine for the ride home on the highway.
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Ok so I just found a guy on craigslist willing to trade his 33x12.5 Mickey Thompson Baja claws for my 31" at's. I may not have time to do a body lift before I swap them do you think I will be fine for the ride home on the highway.
I admit to doing it for one day before I installed my BL. I made it. I even tackled a bunch of speed bumps in slow motion.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:41 PM   #28
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Ive been working to come up with a list of mods to slowly build up my tj over the next two years. Here's my current list

AA SYE and TW driveshaft
Savvy Control Arms
UCF Tummy Tuck Skid
Bilstein Shocks
Warn VR8000
BDS 2" Springs
Metalcloak Arch Fenders
35's
Regear to 4.56
Front Antirock

Any opinions would be appreciated. Thanks
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Awesome our lists are very similar my additions are a D44 before moving up to 35s and I'll also be doing a steering upgrade.

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Ive been working to come up with a list of mods to slowly build up my tj over the next two years. Here's my current list

AA SYE and TW driveshaft
Savvy Control Arms
UCF Tummy Tuck Skid
Bilstein Shocks
Warn VR8000
BDS 2" Springs
Metalcloak Arch Fenders
35's
Regear to 4.56
Front Antirock

Any opinions would be appreciated. Thanks
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Awesome our lists are very similar my additions are a D44 before moving up to 35s and I'll also be doing a steering upgrade.
Already did a d44 swap, and I know a steering upgrade will have to fit in there somewhere

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