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Old 02-16-2010, 10:25 PM   #1
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What would you do to my YJ?

okay, i have a 1987 YJ 4.2L I6 5 speed. i have 2.5 inch BDS lift and 33 inch dayton timberline A/Ts. It is my daily driver and Im in high school on a somewhat tight budget.. Im just looking for any and every suggestion anyone has..? what would you do in my situation? thanks.

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Old 02-16-2010, 10:35 PM   #2
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Really depends upon what you want to do with it. The 2-1/2" lift with 33's leaves you no room to flex. For 33's you need a 4" lift. With the 4.2 you have potential carb challenges. So again what are you trying to accomplish?

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Old 02-16-2010, 10:38 PM   #3
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Fill the tank all the way full of gas, throw in a sleeping bag and some beer. (what? He's how old? My bad!) SODA POP, and go drive.

Maybe put on some stickers from the horrible death metal bands you no doubt listen to.

What else do you want?
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:39 PM   #4
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Save your money and buy a 4" lift.
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:45 PM   #5
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:57 PM   #6
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Being in the same boat as you; here's what I would do. Nutter bypass(it'll help a lot), team rush ignition upgrade, save up for a better carb( weber or mc2100), then a 4.0 head swap and keep your carb to make it simple and cheaper. Then when that's done pray to god your tranny doesn't take a shit. Then maybe put a 1or 2 inch body lift on to give you some room around those 33's.
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:27 AM   #7
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Sell It to me for next to nothing and buy a Volvo!
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I'd get some 31's so you get more flex
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junk yard efi setup off of a Cherokee like a 96. make a huge difference.
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Old 02-18-2010, 12:38 AM   #10
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just drive it be happy and save your cash as long as you can... the jeep will take it eventually
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:34 AM   #11
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just keep up on it and save what money you can, wait til you are out of school and on your way then build the snot out of it!!
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:39 AM   #12
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trade it in for something with round headlights....... j/k.
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well assuming that its bone stock i would get some front tow hooks and a real rear bumper with some d rings. next a bigger lift for that puppy those 33's must be cramped under that thing. and if for some reason iu still have cash (funny right) look into some armor
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Put bumpers and a winch on it, then drive the heck out of it until you figure out what you want to do.
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there are a lot of simple, free or cheap mods you can do if you have the right tools that are totally rad. Trimming or removing fender flares, trimming bumpers, removing plastic milk jugs from the bumpers, painting headlight besels, painting rims, painting grill. Having a welder and some know-how opens up a whole new world too, as there are thousands of jeep parts that are easy as hell to make - rock sliders, bumpers, grill guards, roof racks, tube fenders, light rails, shovel and axe mounts, things of that sort. This first thing i did when i got mine is recovery equipment. Making the rig easy to get unstuch is super important. youll have more fun offroading because youll have more confidence and if you do get stuck it wont be a huge ordeal. Tow hooks are like 15 bucks, get a strap for sure. i got a hi lift, you can use them as a winch if you have a couple straps and they look so badass mounted on the rollbar or bumper.
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Old 02-19-2010, 03:26 AM   #16
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oh yeah and removing track bars helps a lot, gives you kike 30% more flex, a smoother ride and softer handling, although bumpsteer becomes an issue

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