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Old 09-13-2009, 04:11 PM   #1
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newbie here, gotta a question

i just purchased a 91 wrangler, dont know much about them but i have a couple questions...
first questions is when i shake the rear wheels, there is about a 1/8 inch play in it... and it clanks a little if ya shake it... is this normal? is this just axle play?

2nd question is i would like to go to a 31 or 33s on it... is there a cheap way to lift it without doing any suspention, basically i wanna just stay stock suspention right now.. i may hit a little mud here and there and do a little trail riding but nothing extreme... if so could ya recommend what i need?

and the last one is, i have a rear end leak coming from the pinion seal... How hard is it to change the seal?
again i am new to this so any help will be greatly appritiated...
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welcome to the forum

you can run 31's without spending much money, but not 33's. i don't like body lifts but thats an option for ya. i'd rather see shackles before body lifts on a yj.

the play in the rear axle sounds normal, its the gap for the c clip, as long as you have no growling or whining noises i wouldn't worry.

the pinion seal is not hard but there's a couple important tips, and the right socket is needed. 1 1/8 on most i think.

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Old 09-13-2009, 04:43 PM   #3
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cool thanks for the info! what would i need to lift it for 31s?
also there is no grinding or whining comeing from it... so id say its normal, i will just have to keep an eye on it...
again thanks for the infro i appritiate it....
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31's sometimes fit with no lift, but it depends on how the sprigs are. longer shackles is the most common first small mod to a yj. keep your original shackles for later though.
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so what would be best lift to use? would the longer shackels be my best bet? would i need to change the leaf springs or anything? or would it be better to get a whole lift kit? i know nothing about lifts it is all new to me, so any help on this subject will be greatly appritiated...

also is there a trick to find out what seal i need for the pinion... ive noticed that there are different rear ends and different seal...
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You have a dana 30 front and dana 35 rear axle. If I recall you will want a new nut and crush sleeve.. I think that is what is called...and of course the seal.
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Old 09-14-2009, 12:24 PM   #7
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new nut yes, crush sleeve no.
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cool, thatnk for your help!! anyone have any suggestions on a lift??? im wanting something cheap but looks good and pretty easy to do??
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now i have heard that 2.5 inch lifts are the cheapest route because u don't have to install sye kit. but in the long run u'r probably going to want to get that anyway. but for cheap that's what i would do and its still not really cheap.
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thanks... what about lift shackels... ive seen these and was wondering how well they hold up?
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well the only time i ever saw one it had flattened the springs out completely. and made me not want to get one ever. but if ur springs are in good shape then maybe,but if ur going to spend the money save for new springs. because shackles in the end just are not worth it unless u need small amounts of clearance for bigger tires.
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Old 09-16-2009, 09:48 AM   #12
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ok cool, i was wanting to replace my springs anyways, so i guess i will save up for a 2.5 inch lift.. do ya know where i can get them at pretty reasonable... and does the kits have everything i need?
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Well a good quality kit like the 2-1/2" RE (Rubicon Express) is a complete kit with everything you need including shocks is almost $800.
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but its money well spent and u will never have to replace those springs until u get the itch to go bigger
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thanks for the help i appritiate it... ive seen the rought contry kits for 449.00 looks to have everything with it as well, anyone have any luck with them?
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just read the lift review sticky it can give u more ideas
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Yet another Newbie w/ a ?

So I'm thinking of buying a 2006 Wrangler SE. Just want it for daily use and the occasional dirt road but no rock crawling or scaling up the side of a bldg for me. It's as basic as you can get. If I were to modify it or add aftermarket things to it such as tires, etc, any advice as to the basic upgrades to purchase? Are these SE's decent for around town?

Also, any advice for a decent stereo/radio that I'll actually be able to hear w/ the top down. If these are idiotic, pardon my ignorance as I'm new to the game. Cheers.

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