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Old 04-03-2011, 11:54 PM   #1
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Hello, I need some info/advice from people that know Jeeps. I had gotten my daughter a 1999 Cherokee, which she decided to sell and get a 1997 Wrangler TJ SE. Now she moved to Nashville and left me the Wrangler to sell. I just don't know if the Jeep is worth me keeping here in Colorado, since it's a 2.5 L with 33" tires??? I don't have any personal experiences with Jeeps, so just wanted to see what other peeps thoughts were.

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Old 04-04-2011, 12:06 AM   #3
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It won't have any power with those tires but you have two option to get power back...sell the wheels and tires and get stock to put on, or regear the axles. nice looking Jeep.
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nice looking jeep but you wont make it very far here in colorado. you might make it up some lighter trails during the summer but if theres any snow your done for. but theres a few upgrades you could add to get a little power. the trail jammer kit says it will give u 20% more hp but thats not true i would say that it gave me a few extra hps and it cost about 650 for the 4 liter kit im not sure about the 2.5 liter. if you live in the springs or are close to the springs go to the 4 wheel drive store on acadamy and fountain. or the predator 4x4 parts store off of nevada its about a mile down the road from austin bluffs pkwy/ garden of the gods rd.... both stores will be able to really help you out
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I'm in Aurora, CO and I've been on some 4x4 trails with my '06 Tacoma, and my dirt bikes. Do you think the 4cyl TJ can make it on Moderate Rated trails?
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It's mostly stock, with a 4" lift and bigger tires. Does have skid plates and Sliders.
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I guess my big concern would be how long the axles last. D30 frt, D35 rr
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I have D30 -D35. I have put it through some Hard situations " rocks n hills ".
If you are going to trek back roads with the occasional hard climb or bounce it of a rock or two. I think it will do fine. If you are going to hammer your jeep. Bring friends and tools.... I'm the last of my group with the D35
I have always found a way around the "bad trails" and it was always faster. But Sometimes I do hit the hard ones and do get lucky I guess I am going to upgrade to a D44. Soon.
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:23 AM   #9
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Oh. By the way you can upgrade to a D44 and keep the D30 in front. D30 will do ok even locked
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i think the 4 cylinder will do ok on moderate rated trails but everyones ratings are a little different. so it just depends on the persons perspective of a moderate. i have an inline 6 tj and it does good it will struggle alittle on steep hills with snow on them but not enough to worry about it. i think you will be fine. just go with a friend or get a nice winch you should be good then

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