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Old 02-20-2013, 10:05 PM   #1
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Newbie here, need some help!

I just sold my 2006 dodge ram 3500 Cummins and picked up a 1999 jeep wrangler sport.

Jeep doesn't ride to horrible it has a 2.5 lift, 33s, 5 speed

I ordered 4 new shocks and a new steering stabilizer to start...

The steering feels a little loose, I am going to order all new ball joints and tie rods just for a piece of mind and hopefully to snug things up.

Can anyone give me any tips or pointers to help keep the longevity of this jeep?

Thanks

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Old 02-20-2013, 10:10 PM   #2
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Put a 1.25" bl with 1" mml on it to make those 33's fit and flex better on the trail.
And regular fluid changes. TJs are very sturdy vehicles if you treat them right.

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Old 02-20-2013, 10:11 PM   #3
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Put a 1.25" bl with 1" mml on it to make those 33's fit and flex better on the trail.
And regular fluid changes. TJs are very sturdy vehicles if you treat them right.
Are those wheel spacers?
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:14 PM   #4
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Nooo... BL = Body Lift. MML = Motor Mount Lift. Body lift will help with stuffing the tires up in the wheel wells. Mml will help with driveline angles.
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Nooo... BL = Body Lift. MML = Motor Mount Lift. Body lift will help with stuffing the tires up in the wheel wells. Mml will help with driveline angles.
Ah, alright!

The trans/case does have the lowering spacers in between the skid plate and the frame. The jeep will rarely go off road.

I will have the oil and diff fluids changed out probably the fuel filter and the air filter
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:21 PM   #6
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Well if you never leave pavement them the 33's are ok with just a 2.5" lift. But if you do any wheelin I'd be careful with just that lift. And if you do a mml you can take that tcase drop out.
Just curious, what shocks are you ordering for it?
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:48 PM   #7
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you can offroad lightly with 2.5in lift, you cant flex it out a lot, but you should be fine with a 2.5in lift and 33s, especially if youre not going to wheel it much.
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:03 AM   #8
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This is true. I have flexed my jeep with 33's and a 2.5" OME lift on top of a ~1' tall cement bump by my house and didn't hit my fenders. But just be careful if you do hit the trails.

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