I just recently purchased a 98tj. i was told by the seller that it has a 4" procomp. this may or may not be true. it has 33 bfg all terrains, which are actually only measuring to around 31.5. But clears these tires pretty easily.
i have some smittybily tube fenders, w 3" flare; front and rear, on the way in the mail!!!i know i will definatelly clear 35s with these fenders on. My question is, wil i fit 37s??
I would really like to put some 37 goodyear mtrs if i can fit them. i am trying to gather some info to see if i need to order 35s and 456 gears, or if i can go with the 37s and 488???
also if i can fit the 37s. what else will i need to do? i have an 8.8 w an artec industries truss and install kit, in the shop ready for asembly. so i can still put some extra angle on the pinion, cus the truss and stuff is not yet welded in place. will i also need a slip yoke elim?? or cv drive shaft??
i would like any info to help me in this assembly .
i have the 6 cyl manual. it has the long arm lift. i bought an 8.8 and a nice truss from artec industries. all brakes are the highest grade offered, w machined rotors too. what else will be needed for braking?
i have not got the slip yoke elim, or cv drive shaft, but have looked into them, and its on the list.
i was looking at adjustable track bars too. would it be beneficial to get front and rear??
I believe the limitations on the Dana 30 is 4:88's... this gear is perfect for 35's, 5 speed manual behind a 4.0.
Axle upgrades are going to happen... which way you go.... up to you. bigger, chromoly shafts for the front and a regear to 4:88's with a selectable locker ( ARB or OX is what I recommend since I am going that route)
Your 8.8 is a good axle... I really can't say in the way of upgrades as I have done little research on them to date.
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will the 4.88 w the 35s still be a good gearing for street driving?? or is that just a good trail gear?? i was thinking 456 would be for the 35s....
Go right to 4.88 which is ideal (!) for the 4.0/35"/5-speed combination. I ran my TJ like that for years and was thankful I had the 4.88 gearing every day I drove it. Most of its time was spent on the highway where the RPMs were just right to handle that big & heavy of a tire.
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to my house. never really poked around, because it was already a done deal online. any way. i knew it had long arm lift. but its also got adjustable rear uppers, and a SYE and CV drive shaft already!!!!!!
Go right to 4.88 which is ideal (!) for the 4.0/35"/5-speed combination. I ran my TJ like that for years and was thankful I had the 4.88 gearing every day I drove it. Most of its time was spent on the highway where the RPMs were just right to handle that big & heavy of a tire
I run 4.88 with my 37" Nitto Mud Grapplers and i too travel the highway a ton. I'm thankful everyday i went with those gears. She's at home on the highway as she is the trail. You'll be happy you did.