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Old 08-24-2010, 11:59 PM   #1
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New YJ owner. i just got a 94' 4x4

Any one have good advice for me on good upgrades or anything i should know about this jeep?

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Old 08-25-2010, 12:57 AM   #2
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If you hunt around these forums, you will find a wealth of info about things to look for in a jeep, especially for new owners.

I can tell you a bit just off hand...on "things to know"

Check your fluids.
FIGHT THE RUST!
Jeeps tend to be abused, don't be afraid to get elbow deep.
Jeeps will keep their value if you keep up with them.


Upgrades:
List your info in your profile/forum signature to help other users identify what kind of machine you have.
Figure out what you intend to do with your machine, if it's just a Daily Driver, treat it as such. If it's a toy used for climbing mountains treat it as such.
The more the users here know about your machine, the more we can fantasize about how to frankenstein it.

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Old 08-25-2010, 12:59 AM   #3
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Awesome thanks! thats what ive been doin for a while. im just crusing round of the forums but i have a 94' 4x4 yj... if that helps any.
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Awesome thanks! thats what ive been doin for a while. im just crusing round of the forums but i have a 94' 4x4 yj... if that helps any.
4 cylinder engine? 6 cylinder engine? Auto (shrugs) Manual Tranny? Give us some juicy details on your machine, if you have trouble identifying some of the basics of your Jeep, Let someone know. The more ya know the better off you'll be =)
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:06 AM   #5
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Oh yeah, sorry bout that. its a 4 banger, 5-speed. came with hard and soft top. new clutch. black on silver chrome rimes. im not enritely shure what kind they are. they look like.... they're silver and have bout like 5 holes all around them. im assuming its the stock rims. it also has 98,000 miles. it also has a brand new sound bar and a sub in the back. no carpet is in the jeep at the moment. and the only defect is that the hood has sun damage. got the whole jeep for 4,000.
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:29 AM   #6
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Oh yeah, sorry bout that. its a 4 banger, 5-speed. came with hard and soft top. new clutch. black on silver chrome rimes. im not enritely shure what kind they are. they look like.... they're silver and have bout like 5 holes all around them. im assuming its the stock rims. it also has 98,000 miles. it also has a brand new sound bar and a sub in the back. no carpet is in the jeep at the moment. and the only defect is that the hood has sun damage. got the whole jeep for 4,000.
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Like I said duder, add that to your profile or add it to your signature..

That way you don't have to keep checking what you post for questions about what kind of machine you run. =)
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:45 AM   #7
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Change all the fluids, so you know whats in it,,,
Tranny
axles
Transfer case
Engine
Grease every zirk fitting you can find then look for more of them..lol
Those are not factory rims but sound like good rims.
What size tires are on it??
Any lift?
Any recovery added?
Stock bumpers?
These are things to learn about your jeep then you can decide what it is exactly you want to do with it as chensley said and then make a list of things it will take you to get there.. Then search for reviews on these items then do cost comparison shoping..Don't jump into this once you get the bug for upgrades with blinders on.. you will spend way more than you should if you do..
Like the old saying..." Measure twice and cut once"..
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:30 AM   #8
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Yeah, as far as i know. it has not lift and im pretty sure every thing is stock other then what i had metioned. ill be able to post more/ new info once i learn more about it. but thank you for the help. and ill be sure to grease all the fittings i can find.
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:46 AM   #9
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Awesome thanks! thats what ive been doin for a while. im just crusing round of the forums but i have a 94' 4x4 yj... if that helps any.
Anthony congrats on Square Lights and a James Bond style Gas Hole. The longer you have your jeep the more you realize how new it is! That's because you'll come to find out that mods are not a chore but more of a religion.....One you learn to practice safe modding, your happiness level will be higher than it already is, amazing as that sounds! Good luck!
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:36 PM   #10
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Yeah, i wanted that style. i like the square boxy jeep. im not much for the newer body styles. you own one?
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:37 PM   #11
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I'm actually going to pick it up tommarow so at this point i dont have it. but im making the transaction for it tommarow. so im just cruzing round on here. you said it has a small gas hole?
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Hes referring to it hiding behind the liscence plate,,James Bond style..Hidden gadgets..lol
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Old 08-25-2010, 03:38 PM   #13
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Oh well. XD hahah. shows how much i know....
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Old 08-25-2010, 03:44 PM   #14
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So to just ask a pretty broad question....... is my particular jeep of quality? or is one of those years...
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Old 08-25-2010, 03:49 PM   #15
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Good news is you got the external slave cylinder so if you ever have to replace it you dont have to drop the tranny.. Also you got the factory 4.10 gears..
The 95 is better do to the galvanized coating the tub gets, but you did good other than the 4 squirrels under the hood,,lol I have them too and push them hard..
as you get bigger tires the lack of hp will rear its ugly head on the highway but offroad its still a beast..
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Old 08-25-2010, 03:55 PM   #16
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Awesome, yeah i mainy got the 4 because of the gas milage... im not in any position to have the 6. i only have a part time job and still in school. so i figured the 4 would be best. and round where i live i dont need to go more then 60mph. as far as off road. i kinda had an idea that the four banger would be good because its weight.... thats what was running through my mind.
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Old 08-31-2010, 03:04 PM   #17
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Awesome, yeah i mainy got the 4 because of the gas milage... im not in any position to have the 6. i only have a part time job and still in school. so i figured the 4 would be best. and round where i live i dont need to go more then 60mph. as far as off road. i kinda had an idea that the four banger would be good because its weight.... thats what was running through my mind.
What UABYJ94 said, the larger the wheel, the regearing might be an option. My '94 YJ (see specs) does 75mph on highway flat so not too bad, just don't ask it to go up steep long inclines. It's more like 45-50mph embarassment. But I still turn heads!
I own a YJ, '94 like you if you're telling us your information correctly. The only things i've come across are the body (rear quarter panelling and body rockers/below doors), check for rusting around this age, it's like a fine wine, it has certain characteristics that define it. Also the 94 has smaller U Joints as compared to the '95 with stock bulkier U Joints. Not a big deal though, it's personal preference especially if you plan to do real off roading.
We pretty much drive bricks but I did learn that taking off my doors saves me 110 lbs of unnecessary weight when it's not going to rain!
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Yeah i made the typo and put a 94' i have a 95' and i have a question. this is my first stick ive ever had. and i can drive it pretty well. my question is i am getting BADDDDDDDDD gas milage. its a 4banger. and chould this be because i am shifting to high of an RPM? i have the problem of when im on a hill and then i need to release the clutch. and the the gas. 40% of the time i stall. i live in the north georiga moutian area. its like that every where. and this is also my first jeep. i was driving all day today. and i noticed that its not verry fast. it takes a long time for it to accelerate. are all the jeeps like mine like this? im trying to debate if its somthing im doing or of its just the nature of the truck. and i also have a mild exhaust leak. chould this cause the bad gas milage? it tends to backfire every time i let off the gas.
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Jeeps are never going to get good gas mileage. It's as aerodynamic as a brick they say. I have a 94 2.5L 5 speed and am lucky to get above 18mpg.
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Make sure you do all the wear and tear items and proper maintenance before you start modding/lifting/etc. You are going to want to know your jeep well so when you mod you know it has a strong base to work off of. This includes distributor cap,rotor,cables/spark plugs/all the oils as mentioned before by UABYJ94 and when you are changing the diff oils make a new gasket from RTV not hard/get under the jeep and check for rust issues/corrosion on the battery cables and battery port connections/condition of the catalytic converter/condition of the exhaust in general/grease all the ports (i still have to do this)/by a chiltons manual/learn/read/study

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Old 09-01-2010, 08:34 AM   #21
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I will tell you what all of the experienced wheelers told me when I was all geared up when I got my jeep and wanted to lift ,bigger tires, engine upgrades etc etc. Stay stock for awhile til you get the logistics of wheeling and learning your jeeps capabilities aswell as yours. The more you experience while running stock the better wheeler you will be when it does come time to upgrade. you will be truely amazed at just how capable your stock jeep is when it comes to hitting the trails..
I'm holding off til next summer to do any major upgrades with mine seeing as I just got it this past march and want to learn as much as possible about its capabilities how it is now. I am a decent wheeler but not an expert, I used to wheel mud all the time in NE MS. years ago and was very good at it with the vehicles I had, but running a smaller vehicle that is made for terrain is a learning experience for me and I'm loving it.
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Old 09-01-2010, 09:11 PM   #22
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Thank yall for the advice. i actually took the jeep off road today at a local trail. it did pretty well. but yep i mean there is a few mods done to it. KC lights front a rear bumber. running boards. ect. allterrain wide treads. but it did pretty good.
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Thank yall for the advice. i actually took the jeep off road today at a local trail. it did pretty well. but yep i mean there is a few mods done to it. KC lights front a rear bumber. running boards. ect. allterrain wide treads. but it did pretty good.
I would definately check the spark plugs and a healthy exhaust will help, not much because it's a 4 banger, but with a leak, anything will help! Your computer might be computing (O2 sensor) the leak in your exhaust where you backpressure should be consistent. The fix might pay for itself in time with greater gas mileage. Small things would be to have your alignment right and wheels inflated evenly, that means checking them more than you'd like. These are just some of my suggestions.....Good luck!

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