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Old 05-27-2010, 10:45 AM   #31
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Okay that sounds like good info! Now the front and back axle's have to match right?
Gear ratoi wise yeas they have to match.

What gears to do have as of now...usually they are 4:10 in a stock 4 banger.


I know in my part of the country there are a ton of 8.8 axles out there in that ratio.....from a Ford Explorers.



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Old 05-27-2010, 10:50 AM   #32
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I have no idea I got my jeep apx 4 months ago first one! its a 97

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Old 05-27-2010, 10:58 AM   #33
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You can find the axle ratio by the VIN#....Do you have a service manual or Jeep dealer can tell you what ratio it is if ya give them the VIN.



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Old 05-27-2010, 11:01 AM   #34
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Not around here I will be moving close to Ft Smith AR in 4-6 weeks I know there are places there!
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Old 05-27-2010, 04:47 PM   #35
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New plugs and plug wires made a big difference for my 4-banger from a performance standpoint.
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Old 05-27-2010, 11:05 PM   #36
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You shouldnt have to regear until you are ready to get what you want. I have a 93 yj 2.5 (with the stock 4.11 gears - yours should be the same) with front locker and welded STOCK rearend runnin 34 x 10.50 on an 8 inch wheel with no problems at all. I get about 50 to 60 easy on the highway (never see 5th gear). I am a big time heavy trail rider (almost every weekend) and havent had any trouble. I do plan to do the 8.8 switch by next summer. I think you should be ok as long as you watch your u joints & just dont do stupid stuff like power stalls on the street.
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Old 12-29-2010, 12:41 AM   #37
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Been a while since I have posted but I just got a new top with tinted windows and a sound bar to for Christmas. Hopefully I can get pictures on here by the end of the weekend.
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:46 PM   #38
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Ok, got the new top on with the tinted windows, sound bar and a new set of rims with 33x12.5x15 Mickey Thompson Baja Claws and I have to say I didn't realize how much difference it would make in the overall apperance of the Jeep. I put everything on and steped back and it looked like a whole new Jeep!

I was worried about the tires because everyone told me I wouldn't use 5th gear again and I wouldn't get over 55 mph and I am glad they were wrong. On the Highway it tops out in 5th gear at around 72 to 75 mph.

I have to admit that going from 30 inch all-terrains to 33 inch mudders is a major improvement on the road and in the woods. I actually idled through the mud holes instead of hooking up a running start.

I am hoping to have time to get the pictures on here by the end of the week.
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Old 01-23-2011, 06:05 PM   #39
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Ok got a couple of after pictures with the new tires and wheels and the new top with tinted windows. A couple of them still have the old windows in because I was heading into the woods and didnt want to scratch them.






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Looking good man!
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Yeah it's looking good
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:06 AM   #44
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New Exhaust went on this weekend! Wow what a difference, runs better, sounds alot better and there aren't a bunch of fumes flowing into the cab!

I am hoping to get a new center console ordered this week that locks and has a slot for the cd player. I am going to fill the radio slot in the dash with a spot for toggle switches and I am thinking about redoing the bedliner inside the Jeep, the Liner that is in already is starting to look rough and worn through in some places.
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Looking good. What kind of exhaust did you put on?
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:14 AM   #46
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Awesome deal, keep us posted as you make changes.
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Got lucky yesterday, a friend of mines dad had some take off rims and a factory back bumper he wanted gone. The rims look just like the ones I have on there but they are 20 years newer is the only upside for the time being. I tore off the homemade pipe bumper on it yesterday and put the factory bumper on. Who would have ever thought that a factory bumper would make it look so much better. I will try to post pictures after church.
Are those rims off a 2004?
are they 15 x 8 ?
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:04 PM   #49
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sweet yj love a red jeep.looks real good just one suggestion make a plate to go across the back to cover up the body lift will look 100 times better then the gap you have now.
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