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Old 10-20-2013, 08:18 PM   #1
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Checking out a yj tomorrow

Hey guys im checking out a yj tomorrow with the 4.0l 6 and the 5 speed along with 4.56 gears in stock axles with air lockers. It has 33s and a small lift along with smitty built front and rear bumpers. I had a 97 SE tj and was less than impressed with the 2.5l 4 cyl although it did have the 5 speed. I want to know if the power will be there in the yj which only has 80k miles. Thanks for the help!

Think we can make it...
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:24 PM   #2
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Power should be good with the regear that Dana 30 might be a ticking time bomb depending on abuse both past and future.

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Old 10-20-2013, 10:24 PM   #3

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The front 30 will be fine unless you get plum crazy with it. The rear 35 on the other hand will be the problem. If you plan on rock crawling or doing mud bogs, be prepared for failures. If you plan on daily driving it & doing some lite trails on the weekend, you should be fine. Just remember to take it easy. The Dana/AMC 35 was in no way intended to be stuft with air lockers & 33" tires.

I agree with what Thomas S said. If it's been beat on by the PO, you could be in for problems. One of the first things I look at on a Jeep is the under belly. If the TC skid plate is beat all to hell & dented up, you know its been wheeled.
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:50 AM   #4
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EDIT: I meant dana 35. I was in bed watching the Colts Broncos game and must have been distracted.
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