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10-14-2010 05:42 PM
cman I just bought a 1995 with a 2.5, 5 speed, checked the milage today, got 240 miles on the odometer, put in 14 gallons for 17 mpg. Running new 265 / 75r / 15's for tires, no lift.
10-14-2010 05:05 PM
wasomma
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Originally Posted by wranglerYJnewb View Post
how do you get 22mpg??? i can't seem to get over 16mpg....i have cleaned out the fuel system, throttle body etc
I get about 20mpg, 22 sounds high but def can be done especially with a 2.5
10-14-2010 04:59 PM
YJman Okay sounds good Thanks man
10-14-2010 02:33 PM
Ibuildembig That's pretty normal honestly...I wouldn't sweat it
10-14-2010 02:10 PM
YJman Okay. Because in front, my suspension has about a half inch of travel then the bump stops hit each other. But with the SOA it may not be so bad hopefully..
10-12-2010 10:54 PM
Ibuildembig Most of the stock springs appear to be flat, I would try um and see how it goes
10-12-2010 09:05 PM
YJman
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Originally Posted by Ibuildembig View Post
I could drive down one of the worst washboarded roads out here with an open cup of coffee and never spill a drop But honestly its gonna depend on how good your stock springs are
Sweet my stock springs in front are almost flat lol. The rear ones still have some life in them but the fronts are basically shot. Should I buy new springs all around or leave them?
10-11-2010 10:46 PM
Ibuildembig I could drive down one of the worst washboarded roads out here with an open cup of coffee and never spill a drop But honestly its gonna depend on how good your stock springs are
10-11-2010 09:46 PM
YJman Alright sounds good. How's the highway ride with 33's? Does the Jeep tend to wander left and right a lot or does it track straight?
10-11-2010 02:28 AM
wranglerYJnewb
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Originally Posted by FNjeep View Post
Running 35's SOA lift and 4.44 gears - no problems. I get to around 65mph in 4th gear and travel at 70mph on flat roads in 5th gear - 2.5 engine at 22 miles per gallon.

Hills do slow me down, but I just shift down and my rig does the job.

2 inch body lift.
how do you get 22mpg??? i can't seem to get over 16mpg....i have cleaned out the fuel system, throttle body etc
10-10-2010 08:27 PM
FNjeep Oops Ibuildembig: It's 4.88 gears. Good catch.
10-10-2010 10:53 AM
Tjeep im not much of a YJ guy but on tj's 33's and 4 inch lift are as safe as can be.
10-10-2010 09:52 AM
Ibuildembig 4.44 gears?
10-09-2010 10:43 PM
FNjeep Running 35's SOA lift and 4.44 gears - no problems. I get to around 65mph in 4th gear and travel at 70mph on flat roads in 5th gear - 2.5 engine at 22 miles per gallon.

Hills do slow me down, but I just shift down and my rig does the job.

2 inch body lift.
10-09-2010 10:02 AM
YJman
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Originally Posted by Ibuildembig View Post
You can make a tcase drop with some steel from you local steeyard. I sold my jeep that was on 33's, but my brother in law has one and I will see what I can find for ya
Thats a good idea. My school's shop class that I'm in has a bunch of metal that I can use.

And oh okay thanks a lot.
10-09-2010 09:02 AM
Ibuildembig You can make a tcase drop with some steel from you local steeyard. I sold my jeep that was on 33's, but my brother in law has one and I will see what I can find for ya
10-09-2010 08:28 AM
YJman Okay I'll take a look on ebay. I also found a kit on quadratec.

How do this transfer case drop look? I'd really feel safer with a 1.5" drop but I can't seem to find one

So I found a 1.25 inch drop:
Daystar 1.25 Inch Transfer Case Drop Kit 1987-04 Jeep YJ,TJ

And a 1 inch drop:
Rustys Offroad: Transfer Case Drop Kit (TJ 97-02/ YJ)

Which one do you think would be my best bet?

And Ibuildembig, do you have anymore pictures of your Jeep? I'd like to see what your Jeep looks like from the side with those 33's
10-08-2010 11:54 PM
Ibuildembig Yes 1-1.5 inch box steel works just fine for a T-case drop
10-08-2010 10:26 PM
Outlawmack Look on eBay for the soa lift. It's a bolt on complete kit with everything you need for $480 plus $81 shipping
10-08-2010 09:39 PM
YJman
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Originally Posted by Ibuildembig View Post
Hmmm could be a problem....I hear they make a bolt on kit now

You can run the stock gears on 33's, its just gonna rob some power...what year and engine do you have?
Wait do you know where I can find one of those bolt on kits? And you said you don't use a SYE? What about a transfer case drop?

And what are the pros and cons of doing an SOA vs a regular lift?
10-08-2010 08:19 PM
YJman Oh they do?

I have a 92 YJ with the 4.0.
10-08-2010 08:07 PM
Ibuildembig Hmmm could be a problem....I hear they make a bolt on kit now

You can run the stock gears on 33's, its just gonna rob some power...what year and engine do you have?
10-08-2010 05:12 PM
YJman So with an SOA you get like 5.5 inches of lift? I think I'll still do an SOA in the future though. I do really like how you don't need after market springs to achieve lift and to give you more ground clearance, but I don't even have a welder lol.

And okay thanks for explaining this. So with stock hearing, 31's would be good? How about 32s?
10-08-2010 04:25 PM
Ibuildembig On the road mostly is still way better with an SOA, the ride is 10 fold better than any aftermarket spring

What he means about 5th gear is when your increase tire size but not increase gear ratio, it takes alot more power to achieve the same speed, and virtually making 5th gear useless.
10-08-2010 04:05 PM
YJman
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Originally Posted by VolForce View Post
You can run a 4" lift with 33's, you will notice a loss of some umph in it,it all depends on what gears you have. 5th gear will probably be useless for ya. You probably have a Dana 35 axle so 33 is the largest tire I would consider.

Now when you say 5th gear would be useless, what do you mean?

And I really would like an SOA but I'll be on the road mostly and don't really need an SOA. And some day in the future I plan to put a plow on my Jeep.
10-07-2010 04:58 PM
Ibuildembig I don't use SYE's on my spring overs....never had a problem. If you have access to a welder you can do a SOA for about 500 bucks.
10-07-2010 04:56 PM
YJman Oh okay so I think I'll stick with 31's. And I'll do a 2.5 inch lift with a half inch shackle lift? Because I'd like a 3 inch lift and greaseable shackles so this is the best combo I could think of.

I wish I could do SOA but I'm getting my license in about a month and a half and right after that I need to get a job. And I don't have the money to buy a slip yoke eliminator on top of all the stuff that I already need to buy lol.
10-07-2010 04:09 PM
AOR ^^^ Good answer!
10-07-2010 03:10 PM
Ibuildembig My YJ formula I always use is SOA 5.5" and 33's.
10-07-2010 02:55 PM
VolForce You can run a 4" lift with 33's, you will notice a loss of some umph in it,it all depends on what gears you have. 5th gear will probably be useless for ya. You probably have a Dana 35 axle so 33 is the largest tire I would consider.
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