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.
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?
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.
Let's see some pics.
junk yard efi setup off of a Cherokee like a 96. make a huge difference.
94 yj, 4" procomp lift, 3" body lift, sliders, cshr corners, d44 e locker rear swap, 35" bfg at's, 4.10 gears, crown 7 layer brake lines, jks discos, jks track bar disco, 97cherokee 4.0 swap.
next up twizted soa full widths. 14bolt and dana44
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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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its a jeep thing u wouldn't understand
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.