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Just bought her a few days ago, 83k miles, 5 spd. The previous owner installed some cool things on it:
4" lift, with a 3" body lift (which I'm removing soon)
Rancho shocks
XRC rear bumper/tire carrier
35" BF Goodrich tires
 

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wow! '98 and only 83K miles!? Looks super clean. My '02 now has 97k miles. Hope you got a good deal.

Glad to see that you are tossing the 3" BL, doesn't look right at all.
 

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Thanks, yea I don't know why the previous guy would put the 3" BL on it, but going to drop to 31 or 33 tires, and remove the body lift. I also gotta sand off some rust on the floor pan, but nothing difficult. It's my first Jeep, so it's been a blast so far
 

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You wouldn't by chance know if he changed out the gears running those 35s would you? Might want to check that. If it has the D44 rear end , it should have 3.73 gears if he didn't change them. Which hopefully he did.

If your finding that 5th gear is worthless at 65 ( pushing about 1860 RPMs ) then you may still have 3.73s in there which going to 31s will work ( that's what I currently have )

If youre pushing ~2200 RPMs at 65 , 5th gear you may have 4.56s in there.

Don't know if you know any of that, so FWIW.
 

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Good point, thanks. On the highway at 55-60, I can stay in 4th gear at around 2100 rpm's, if I go to 5th, it drops to around 1800.
 

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It's a nice looking Jeep!
 
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