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Old 12-29-2010, 10:30 AM
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Just bought a 1999 tj

bought my first TJ . I did quite a bit of reasearch and think i've got a pretty ok one. has some rust on the front fenders that I will get on right away. its a hard top now, but I'll be looking for a soft top for the summer. .it has a 4" lift and new bf goodwrench 33's. it seems very tight and is a quiet ride(not alot of tire noise) i put it through some turns and took it on the highway and cant get it to death wobble so i think its ok.
is there anything else to check or must do upgrades ???

we are moving to the Traverse city area in Michigan and i would love to find some trails to run.....any ideas ??


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Old 12-29-2010, 10:36 AM   #2
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Change the fluids and plugs and you're good to go! You bought a great year so congrats! It gets to be a lot of fun trying to figure out what your Jeep has left over from 1998 and what was revised for 2000. 1999 is like the bastard step-child of the past and the future Wrangler. But, I absolutely love mine and you don't have to deal with those horrible slider HVAC controls like the older ones.
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Welcome aboard. Sounds like a good jeep just change all the fluids.
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yep. first thing i did change out all the fluids never know how the PO treated her



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Thanix All !!! I find myself reading and staring at parts all day lol.....gues my big question is how to figure out what type of axles my jeep has. in one of the forums I read that if your front axle has a square plug that a ratchet head can fit into then you have Dana and if you have a plastic plug than you have stock axles.

I have no idea if this is correct. if you have any ideas for me please let me know. thanx

are there any trails close to detroit ??
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Welcome...

And the answer to what axles you have are here.... https://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/tj-l...ion-50307.html

All Factory Jeep TJ axles are Dana axles.
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thanx distorted , i read it right after i made that post. i think i might have the dana 35 rear end. is this still a usable drive or should i switch to dana 44 asap or ????
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thanx distorted , i read it right after i made that post. i think i might have the dana 35 rear end. is this still a usable drive or should i switch to dana 44 asap or ????
It is still a VERY usable drive. You can still put bigger tires on, you can still hit any trails in your area. You can still go wheeling and have a ton of fun.

At some point, in the future, if you really get into the activity, you might swap axles. Even then, only if you want really big tires plus the ability to "mistreat" your rig.

Go run some trails and have some fun getting it dirty before you start spending a ton of money modifying it. You may discover that you prefer the big adventurous back roads over severe rock crawling. Or you may discover the opposite, and you may need to modify your rig. The point is you need to discover it first.
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thanx, the ride is pretty good. after reading more it seems that the full traction lift (4") it has isnt the top of the line but it rides great and i dont seem to have the problems that people complain about such as noise and squeeking. it is a stifff ride for sure but not unbearable.
looking in front of the front springs there is what looks to be a quick release for the suspention. its a clevis pin that look like it stops the suspention from expanding.

Is this correct or might it be something else. I'm new so just trying to soak up as much info as I can get. I was thinking about taking it to jeepers creepers in wyandotte as they are pretty close to see what they think

thanx again, PBT
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Full Traction, in my experience, does not use greaseable joints, hence squeaking and the break down of the joints prematurely.
I believe what you are looking at is a quick release for the Sway bar. There should be a corresponding pin on the other side as well yes? They release the front suspension so it may flex over rough terrain. Sway bars are excellent for road travel in that it keeps the vehicle from rocking side to side on turns.
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yes they are on both sides. will there be pins in the back as well ? and are the hard to get back in when you are done off road ? thanx
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yes they are on both sides. will there be pins in the back as well ? and are the hard to get back in when you are done off road ? thanx
None in the back, at least shouldn't be. To put back in? Well, be on level ground and they should be very close to sliding back in. If not put the one on that is the lowest first. I find it is easier to put my knee under the bumper and raise the jeep up to connect the second one, if needed.

But look also for some place to put the swaybar connector arms, hopefully they placed a pin or so in which they can be held out of the way. A good shop would have done that.
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awsome, thanx. I'll take a look and play tomorrow.

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