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MDLeon 05-10-2013 03:25 PM

My New ToyJ
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To be honest guys this was somewhat of an impulse buy. The price was right and I was in dire need of a summer toy. I don't know as much as I would like to know about this Jeep and that's one of the reasons for the post. Help me out guys!
What I know;
3 inch susp
3 inch body
4.56 gears
Upgraded axle shafts
ARB Front and rear bumpers
8000# warn
37's Super Swamper IROK
4 cylinder 116,000 miles
I am the 3rd owner previous owner had no clue what he had.

I'm gonna have fun with it for a little while until I start breaking stuff which will be very soon I know due to the lack of upgrades in the driveline department.
Anyone have any clue what wheels these are, I'm going to want another one with for the spare

SuperTJ 05-10-2013 03:31 PM

Welcome! Can't help on the technical stuff but there are plenty of people on here who can.

98 tj sport 05-10-2013 03:32 PM

They are streetlock wheels I have them u can get them on desert rat that was the cheapest I found when I got them, my recomendations would be either ditch the body lift or cut it down to 1.25 or 1.5 and drop back to either 33s or 35s, which transmission do u have auto or manual, that would determine which size tire I would go to, honestly I would prolly cut the body lift down and go to 33s u could prolly get on a local forum and find someone that would give u a pretty penny for those tires, or even trade u some 33s and cash for them, that's just my opinion, and u would still be able to have plenty of fun with that setup, and congrats on the new to u jeep

Kota7x 05-10-2013 03:34 PM

Your first mod should be upgrading that steering linkage from those stock sticks to something beefier. Otherwise nice find.

PStov98TJ 05-10-2013 03:34 PM

Take that body lift out and put a 1.25"bl in and go to some 33's. 4.56 gears aren't near deep enough for 37's with a 4 cyl. Do you know if it have an sye/cv?

sinbob 05-10-2013 03:41 PM

Whoever the PO was looks like they did it right.
up graded shafts and gears to handle the 37's.
But, it has to be lacking in power to push them big tires with that 4 banger even with the gearing.
The only thing I would be very skeptical about is the 3" BL. That is a whole lot of strain to put on those bolts. Most on here don't recommend going over 1.25 BL. But with that said I have 1.75 BL

If I were you I would sell those Iroks, terrible tires, and drop back down to33's or 35's. Then drop the BL down to around 1.5 to 2 inches. The smaller tires will also be a bit easier on your steering, braking and ball joints.

Just my .02 cts

Technically speaking you have 2.5 lt motor, dana 30 frt, 35 rear axels

:thumb:Great find and welcome to the addiction

Now go on out and wheel it:dance:

MDLeon 05-10-2013 04:04 PM

PStov98tj- No idea about the sye/cv?
98 TJ sport - thanks on the wheels no idea how long that would have took the hard way.
I'm with everyone else about the smaller tires and ditching the big body lift.
The 37's are a little much and the 4 banger did struggle with it on the 3 hour drive through the mountains to get her home. I can get it up to 60 in 5th on flat ground 70 going downhill, lol.
I'm about to go get it muddy!!! Pics to come. . . .

GingerTJ 05-10-2013 04:26 PM

I have a 3" body lift and have not had any issues. Wouldn't recommend buying one. But on the other side. Has not hurt anything. I have a 2" SL on that rig also

PStov98TJ 05-10-2013 04:51 PM

People install 3" bl all the time without realizing what they're really doing and the effect it has on the jeep. Just because its for sale or another person does it doesn't mean it's the right thing necessarily. You may have not had bad results but I'd be willing to bet you're in the minority.

CountryBoyJeep 05-10-2013 05:11 PM

Eeek! 3" body lift!
I'd remove that if I were you.
Or at-least take it off and cut the spacers down to 1.25" or less with a good saw.
A little body lift can actually be a blessing sometimes.
I have a 1.25" body lift.

GoldenSahara00 05-10-2013 05:21 PM

Body Lift Good. Lots of body lift.... bad. 1.25 or less :thumb:

Jeep looks good. Definitely can improve some things. Keep the 37s, regear, remove most of the BL, hiline the fenders, and enjoy.

GingerTJ 05-10-2013 08:53 PM

Not worth the work to take out the body lift.. I'm gonna get a rubicon after college

98 tj sport 05-10-2013 09:33 PM


Originally Posted by GingerTJ (Post 3743076)
Not worth the work to take out the body lift.. I'm gonna get a rubicon after college

Its only 11 bolts then readjusting the linkages and such

jeepwayoflife 05-11-2013 02:11 AM

What rear axle is in the jeep? Even if the PO put 30spline shafts in a Dana 35 you are pushing it with a locker and are pretty much guaranteed to break your spider gears if its the stock carrier. As mentioned above, take out that 3" body lift, its simply too dangerous. A 1.25" body lift is a good height. Changing out the body lift is like $100 and a couple hours tops. You should be able to clear 35" tires with the 3" suspension lift and 1.25" body lift.

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