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Old 06-21-2007, 07:18 PM   #1
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best move cost effitive upgrades for a yj

Hey everyone im new to the forum and new to jeeps, but im well aquinted to working with cars and driving about the woods(i get to run a logging skidder) I was wondering what everyone would sugest fer my first upgrades. I would like to get rid of the open diffs but i dont wanna sink money into the little axles. im considering a SOA, and mayb the high steering. i plan on a winch as soon as i can find a nice deal on one. but any suggestions please let me hear um. and if you ever want a real off road machine climb in a skidder and run some trees over

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hey fellow PA jeeper! Welcome to WF.

I wouldn't spend the money on a winch right off the bat. You might not even need it, depending on what you're going to do with your Jeep. Skidplates however are always a good investment. So is a good tow strap. Run it for a bit, see what you need and then go from there. No sense in wasting money if you don't need to, and besides there will be plenty of things that you will just HAVE to get soon enough.

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Old 06-21-2007, 08:39 PM   #3
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If you go SOA, take into account you'll need an SYE and CV Driveshaft. And with an SOA, you'll end up with like 4-5" lift and will prolly be wanting to run 33" or bigger tires. And with tires that big, you'll need to take it easy on the pedal otherwise you'll need to upgrade the axles.

What I'd reccomend is this:

Go with a 2-2.5" suspension lift which uses new spring packs, and get a 1" body lift. This will be enough for 32-33" tires and wont require much else. You wont need an SYE or upgraded axles yet.
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Old 06-22-2007, 11:28 AM   #4
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I don't know if I entirely agree AZTJ. Why put parts on that you will want to get rid of later. If you want to go SOA, then save up and do your research until you have everythig you need to get it done right. Skidders are fun, I haven't driven one in a while. I sit in front of a computer or a machine all day. I miss working in the woods, although this job is much safer.
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Old 06-22-2007, 04:55 PM   #5
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yeah the winch is something for the future or if i find a real nice deal. Im not big on body lifts, i think i`ll lean more toward suspensoin Im planning on goin to carlise for the truck show see if i can get some ideas.
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