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Tstarz 05-29-2013 09:56 AM

First time wrangler owner
 
Hello all,

Ive recently picked up my first wrangler. Got myself a 92 YJ. I was always in to cars but finally made the switch. I dont have a lot of experience with lifts and all the ins and outs of off road performance. Im looking to build my jeep but get everything solidified on it first. Ive been fixing it up nonstop since I bought it with basic and much needed parts. Im looking to lift it slightly this summer before I get in to some serious suspension work and tires over the winter. I want a slight lift just to set it off and make it ride a little higher. I was considering a 1.25" body lift. Is that even worth the time? I appreciate all feedback and look forward to becoming a member of the jeep community! (Especially in NEPA)

XTRyan 05-29-2013 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Tstarz (Post 3804013)
Hello all,

Ive recently picked up my first wrangler. Got myself a 92 YJ. I was always in to cars but finally made the switch. I dont have a lot of experience with lifts and all the ins and outs of off road performance. Im looking to build my jeep but get everything solidified on it first. Ive been fixing it up nonstop since I bought it with basic and much needed parts. Im looking to lift it slightly this summer before I get in to some serious suspension work and tires over the winter. I want a slight lift just to set it off and make it ride a little higher. I was considering a 1.25" body lift. Is that even worth the time? I appreciate all feedback and look forward to becoming a member of the jeep community! (Especially in NEPA)

Welcome to the Forum and congrats on the new Jeep! It all comes down to how you plan on using the Jeep. If you want to do some decent wheeling at Rausch Creek or Anthracite Off Road Park, then a suspension lift and 33's will work great for you.

If you just want the Jeep to look good and still ride good on the road, then the body lift and 31" tires will be a great option for you. You'll still be able to hit some mild trails and then be able to drive it to work every day.

Let me know what you plan on using the Jeep for and I'll gladly help out!

-Zach

Tstarz 05-29-2013 11:59 AM

Its not my daily driver but it does see a lot.of road miles on the weekend. For now im just trying to do some minor things to.get a feel for it. I do take on some more mild trails but will be building it for something more over the winter. Wasnt sure if i should look.in to some danas and clutch work now, or wait till I build it up bigger.

XTRyan 05-30-2013 09:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Tstarz (Post 3804421)
Its not my daily driver but it does see a lot.of road miles on the weekend. For now im just trying to do some minor things to.get a feel for it. I do take on some more mild trails but will be building it for something more over the winter. Wasnt sure if i should look.in to some danas and clutch work now, or wait till I build it up bigger.

Like I had said, if you're not planning on any hardcore wheelin' then the small 1" body lift and 31" tires will be great. I ran 31's on the stock suspension on my YJ before I lifted it and was really happy with it. It ran good and still allowed me to get good fuel economy and hit some mild trails.

-Zach

strikt9 06-01-2013 03:21 AM

Save time and money now = build bigger, more fun later.
All the upgrades I have in to my axles, I could have afforded pro-rocks by now.
Do it once the right way for what ever style your going for, then your done with it.
Do a little research on anything (large upgrade) before you dive in.
And welcome to the jeep world!

jeremyx28 06-11-2013 10:08 AM

Where you at in NEPA? I'm in peckville, just outside of Scranton...always looking for company on the trails.

Tstarz 06-11-2013 02:41 PM

Off of main ave north scranton area. Trying to learn more about the wrangler/off road community in the area. Only been to the place behind panera so far. Im running stock except for some nice tires so I havent gotten in to anything too crazy or been to many places. Looking to start building it though and excited to get in to it.

93on37s 09-12-2013 07:56 PM

Just got my first jeep!
 
Just bought a 93 wrangler with a lift nd 37s on it. Like the whole jeep community thing nd how helpful people are with questions. I'm just outside of Harrisburg are there trails around here?


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