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JeepYj88 08-02-2013 10:30 AM

New to jeeps
 
I just got my first jeep and I'm looking to do some work to it. I wanna lift it to get a little more clearance but not too much.. Was looking into the rough country 2.5 inch lift. Any suggestions on this and also if I do this what else should I do. Do I need a longer driveshaft if I'm only going up 2.5 inches. Any help would be great I've never done this before and would like all info I can get. Thank you

JeepYj88 08-06-2013 11:17 PM

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Here's a few pix of how it sits now. I think I scored a hell of a deal. Picked it up for 900 bucks. Not liking the diamond plate but that's just cosmetic. Engine runs good will be tearing it down and repainting the frame while it has no rot. Any suggestions as to what paint to use? A local guy suggested spray on Bedliner

Lithium Lotus 08-07-2013 12:07 AM

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JeepYj88 08-07-2013 07:09 PM

Thank a lot. Looking to get any info I can on these. I just switched over from imports

Theairhead 08-08-2013 02:47 AM

I'm really no expert on yjs. But I know rough country is just about bottom of the barrel for lifts. What's your budget? Zone has a good budget boost. I doubt you'll need a new driveshaft but I can't make promises. 95% sure though. Berliner inside and out would look mean. Do some searches. There's a couple of guys who did it themselves bed liner.

JeepYj88 08-08-2013 11:48 PM

Not really looking to spend a ton of money. Just wanna make it a toy for hunting and offroading occasionally. Don't rally have a set budget but not looking to go broke. Which I see can easily be done playing around with mods. I may take the time and do the frame in Bedliner and def the rear. But I dunno about the outside if the jeep. Lol.

JeepYj88 08-16-2013 07:16 AM

Thank for the info. May be going with skyjacker lift. And was thinking of using Bedliner on the inside floor. What are opinions of using Bedliner on the frame

Rockymountain 08-16-2013 08:58 PM

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Originally Posted by JeepYj88 (Post 4084712)
Thank for the info. May be going with skyjacker lift. And was thinking of using Bedliner on the inside floor. What are opinions of using Bedliner on the frame

I personally wouldn't do it, but can't give you any reasons why not.. because I don't know..:punk:

pig78 08-30-2013 12:43 AM

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Originally Posted by JeepYj88 (Post 4048620)
Here's a few pix of how it sits now. I think I scored a hell of a deal. Picked it up for 900 bucks. Not liking the diamond plate but that's just cosmetic. Engine runs good will be tearing it down and repainting the frame while it has no rot. Any suggestions as to what paint to use? A local guy suggested spray on Bedliner

First, $900!?!?!?!? I wish I could find that kind of deal around me!
Second, suspension mods are so affordable for Wranglers it's not even funny. You stay around 4" or less and you can get lifts from great companies gor under a thousand. Great thing about Jeeps.

JeepYj88 08-31-2013 12:13 AM

Yeah I was looking at maybe a 2 1/2 in lift and maybe 1 inch body lift. I found a few decently priced but not sure what I'm goin with yet. Still reading reviews while I tear her down to get ready for hunting season.

JeepYj88 08-31-2013 12:15 AM

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Here's some progress of the tear down. Just picked up half doors and a bikini top for 150. Hopefully that was a good deal. I know nothing about jeeps. Lol

Lithium Lotus 08-31-2013 10:50 PM

You will also want to get a free catalog from 4wd.com and quadratec.com

A lot of people bedline the interior floor. I would just use one that isn't very thick [texture wise] so that it doesn't hold in dirt. Duplicolor makes a spray-can bedliner that is pretty popular, but you will need a lot to do the whole interior tub.

And take a look at Rubicon Express lift kits if you haven't purchased one yet. They are affordable and durable.

You will want to upgrade your wheels and tires soon. Since you have a YJ, I would stick with aftermarket 15" steel wheels for several reasons. They are CHEAP. If you happen to destroy one offroad or hitting a big pothole, you can toss it and buy a new one. And tires for 15" wheels are also cheap.

You're probably itching to get some good off-road bumpers as well. You don't have to spend a fortune to get a good bumper. While Smittybilt does get knocked a lot for poor quality, their SRC bumpers are pretty good for the money.

Front Smittybilt Part 76740D - SRC Classic Rock Crawler Front Bumper with D-rings

Rear bumper with tire carrier Smittybilt Part 76651D - Classic Rock Crawler Rear/Tire Carrier Bumper with D-rings

If you're waiting to buy bumpers, 4wd.com runs specials about every other month where they sell bumper packages. The package includes front and rear bumpers with free rock rails. This can save you some money if you're willing to wait for the special.

And the best advice I can give you is to read read and read some more. There are thousands of posts in the General forum and YJ forum to help you fix, maintain and upgrade your Jeep. As with any vehicles, the more you read, the more you learn ;)

JeepYj88 09-01-2013 09:48 PM

Thank you for the advice I will take a look at those sites. I'm not in any hurry to build this thing so I don't mind waiting for a deal. Ill keep updating as I go along. Thanx again


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