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Old 07-04-2013, 06:44 PM   #1
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I am now an owner of my first jeep and excited about it it's a 94 can't wait to get home and start getting my hands dirty fixing it and making it better. Anyone have any suggestions on good modifications to make to it?

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Old 07-04-2013, 07:35 PM   #2
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CHECK FOR RUST!!! 4.0 or 2.5? I'd make sure it runs good first then add a suspension lift and bigger tires.

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Old 07-04-2013, 07:53 PM   #3
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Ya already had my father in law check it for rust and everything body is in great condition needs only little things and its only a 2.5 how big of a lift should I go?
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let see some pictures on this site we are picture crazy
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:56 PM   #5
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let see some pictures on this site we are picture crazy
X2. Sounds like a good deal.
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:50 PM   #6
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This is all the pics my wife sent me so far I'm currently deployed so I won't get to do any work on it till I come back but will try and get more pics from my wife
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:36 PM   #7
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looks like a great start and now the fun will begin have with it
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:39 PM   #8
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This is all the pics my wife sent me so far I'm currently deployed so I won't get to do any work on it till I come back but will try and get more pics from my wife
Three different deployments in this ownership of this YJ. I hated being able to think about it but not see it.
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:42 PM   #9
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Three different deployments in this ownership of this YJ. I hated being able to think about it but not see it.
Oh I hate it too I just want to sit in the yard and make it the way I want it when ever I want it but at least it gives me one more thing to come home to.
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Oh I hate it too I just want to sit in the yard and make it the way I want it when ever I want it but at least it gives me one more thing to come home to.
In all seriousness, check out junkyards and see if there's some old YJs laying around... Maybe find yourself a 4.0 that isn't seized up? they're pretty cheap at places like that from what I hear? Haha
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In all seriousness, check out junkyards and see if there's some old YJs laying around... Maybe find yourself a 4.0 that isn't seized up? they're pretty cheap at places like that from what I hear? Haha
I will keep that in mind. And maybe ill find a hard top in decent condition. Since I'm in upstate NY I'm gonna need one.
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I will keep that in mind. And maybe ill find a hard top in decent condition. Since I'm in upstate NY I'm gonna need one.
Oh hell yeah. Those are expensive. Find one that's beat to hell. If the windows are intact and it fits your jeep well, buy it and fix it up. $300 with a little work vs. a whole lot more $$$ if its in good condition
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Oh hell yeah. Those are expensive. Find one that's beat to hell. If the windows are intact and it fits your jeep well, buy it and fix it up. $300 with a little work vs. a whole lot more $$$ if its in good condition
Ya I will most likely do that since that seems like the cheaper way to go. Now trying to find a junk yard in upstate NY in my area.
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with the 2.5 the most I would go is a 4 inch with 33s. that way you don't have to change gearing and you will still have some power. then tear out the interior and rhino line the floor to help prevent any future rust.
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I didn't even thin about rhino lining the dloor thanks and ya didn't think I should lift it to high with a 2,5 in there
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with the 2.5 the most I would go is a 4 inch with 33s. that way you don't have to change gearing and you will still have some power. then tear out the interior and rhino line the floor to help prevent any future rust.
The part about "will still have some power" is true. Emphasis on the "some"!! It will look better with 33's. drive and perform better on 31's. just my HO.
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Old 07-05-2013, 06:10 PM   #17
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I might go with the 31's for now untill I get the 4.0 put in then put either 33's or 35's on
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I might go with the 31's for now untill I get the 4.0 put in then put either 33's or 35's on
Yeah if you drop a 4.0 in there you should be set for anything. Make sure you have the right tranny in there and all that beforehand
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Ya I know that one but what one would do pretty decent looking to make it standard again I guess someone converted it to auto
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Ya I know that one but what one would do pretty decent looking to make it standard again I guess someone converted it to auto
Ugh... Who in their right mind?.. Anyway just go take a look around craigslist and see if someone's parting out a YJ? Shouldn't be that hard to find in your area
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:18 PM   #21
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Oh! And YJs got that crazy suspension like the old CJs. If you lift it big, maybe think about wheel spacers so you don't roll it? Don't know exactly how lifts work so Im not the one to talk I guess. Just food for thought haha
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I've got a 94 with a 2.5. Has a 3 inch lift on 33's, I'm pretty happy with it. But like they said I wouldn't go any bigger than that because I can feel the loss of power, it's not huge but enough to tell a difference.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:46 PM   #23
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How would a 3 inch lift with 31's look anyone know got a kinda short wife (only 4'10")
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Same here but grab handles and rock sliders for a step do wonders.
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:26 AM   #25
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What type of tires would you reccomend my wife is talking about buying all terrain tires
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What type of tires would you reccomend my wife is talking about buying all terrain tires
31' GoodYear or BFGoodrich. That's what I'm looking at and I only have a 2 inch lift.
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General grabber at2. I love my 31s. They have great grip in snow and in the dirt
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it will be cheaper in the long run if you take your time and decide exactly what you want..then you can just do it one time..

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