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sand flea 03-12-2012 02:19 PM

should i lift or get newer jeep
 
I have a 1997 tj sport, with 122000 miles . runs great looks good also.
I just dont know if i should spend the money to get it lifted, with the age on it?:banghead:

Gouch_07_X 03-12-2012 02:25 PM

Buy anew jeep and lift both!! Haha
Buyin new or not you can't go wrong with either option

Grateful Parrot 03-12-2012 02:27 PM

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Originally Posted by sand flea (Post 2131912)
I have a 1997 tj sport, with 122000 miles . runs great looks good also.
I just dont know if i should spend the money to get it lifted, with the age on it?:banghead:

No. Because your not going to find anyone on this site with an older rig..like a CJ spend the money to lift such an old vehicle.

Colin 03-12-2012 02:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Grateful Parrot

No. Because your not going to find anyone on this site with an older rig..like a CJ spend the money to lift such an old vehicle.

I know plenty of people with yj's and older tj's who still lift them with over 100,xxx miles. My 2003 already has 135xxx and I lifted it just 10,000 miles ago.

XJ Knight 03-12-2012 02:32 PM

The jeeps just broken in at 122K.. Up to you but Jeeps older then yours are bought and lifted all the time.. A 97 TJ with that low of miles is far far far from being done

02Prove 03-12-2012 02:36 PM

Keep it... Build it... Jeep it... This should be your new mantra!

Dextreme 03-12-2012 02:37 PM

I think the main thing to consider is how long you intend to keep it. If you have your heart set on a newer Jeep, then keep the '97 as is. If you are going to hang on to it for more than a few years...modify it.

Just try to keep it mind that a $8000 Jeep is still only worth ~$8000 if you dump $2K into it in modifications. ;)

wvhillbilly 03-12-2012 02:39 PM

i say buy a new lifted jeep ahhaha

Grateful Parrot 03-12-2012 02:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Colin (Post 2131950)
I know plenty of people with yj's and older tj's who still lift them with over 100,xxx miles. My 2003 already has 135xxx and I lifted it just 10,000 miles ago.

Swoosh!!!!:doh:

sand flea 03-12-2012 02:51 PM

ok so lift it . now the question is 33 or 35 and how much lift?
will 35 take to much power?

XJ Knight 03-12-2012 02:54 PM

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Originally Posted by sand flea (Post 2132009)
ok so lift it . now the question is 33 or 35 and how much lift?
will 35 take to much power?

What rear axle do you have? and yes you will loose power going to 33's and be a total dog once you get to 35's if you don't regear

02Prove 03-12-2012 02:54 PM

Auto or Manual 4 or 6 cyl... if you have 3.07 gears you will feel underpowered with either.

If you have a 6 cyl manual it won't be too terrible with 33s but you will feel the difference.

Imped 03-12-2012 02:55 PM

Research, research and more research. There's way, way more to it than "lifting it and throwing on some meats."

sand flea 03-12-2012 03:07 PM

6 cyl Manual w/ stock gears

Dextreme 03-12-2012 03:20 PM

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Originally Posted by sand flea (Post 2132009)
ok so lift it . now the question is 33 or 35 and how much lift?
will 35 take to much power?

Determine your budget first. Also ask yourself, "Will any of the terrain I intend to go on, require the clearance and floation of 35's?" (deep ruts, snow, mud, big bolders, etc) If so, usually if the terrain requires 35's just to get through, then it also going to require strong and reliable parts to support the rotational mass and strain of the 35's.


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