alright, as you guys probably know im new to the whole JEEP scene and even wanting to go "wheelin" as most people call it. I was a go fast for 13 seconds kinda guy, but anyways im getting an XJ pretty soon and before i get it i just want to learn the basics, you guys can give any information you want but theres a few things i want to know...
alright, can someone give me a link or a rundown on lift kits, i heard 3" is a good size, with that could i fit 30 or 31's? I know nothing of what the kits are composed of or anything of the sort, any help would be really apreciated
thanks you guys, and its good to be here, lots of knowledgeable (is that a word ) people here :P
[SIZE=1]91 XJ Laredo
6.5" Rustys, RR Adj Trac Bar, RE Adj UCAs/LCAs, DT3000, M.O.R.E steering box brace, Rancho steering stabalizer, custom cone intake, Poweraid TB spacer, home-brew roof rack, lights everywhere, +10 HP Jeep Seatbelt pads, hole in the fender from previous snorkel, plus a lot more crap
Hey, welcome! Check out Rusty at www.rustysoffroad.com and RE at www.rubiconexpress.com for some good lift kits. RE is more expensive, but most everyone on here will tell you they are the superior brand. With a 3 inch lift, you can clear 31's with the right wheels. I'm sure somebody can tell you the exact backspacing, although the stock ones are probably OK. You will have the option of AAL or leaf packs in the rear, I think most will agree that leaf packs are the way to go.
1993 XJ Sport
235's and a few other little things.
Just something to go buy, obviously you could go a bit higher, but you would start rubbing, and possibly ruining sheetmetal/tires. As far as lift kits go Rustys, Rubicon Express, Skyjacker, Pro Comp, and Superlift seem to be the front runners. Personally, I have Rough Country coil springs, and they suit me just fine. But hey, to each his own.
As far as tires go, if you want All-Terrain...Goodyear MT/R seems to be the head honcho, although I run BFGoodrich AT-KO's, and haven't found a place where an MT/R would make it through something I wouldn't (trust me, we've tried). Mud-terrain, BFG Mud-Terrains are the only I would go with, and that's not just because I have the AT's. Procomp also has a good tire, and often has a "Buy 3 get 1 free" promo going. You'll see most of the good tires at www.4wheelparts.com, but they can be bought anywhere. Other mods such as an SYE (slip-yoke eliminator) and quick disconnects are things you'll want later on, after inchitis sets in (if you don't know what it is, you will). Gear ratio's, lockers, body armor, and power are just a few things you'll start to want after venturing off-road a few times. Welcome to the Jeep World, hope you brought your wallet
91 XJ Limited - RE 5.5" XD, 32x9.50 TSL's, 4.0 HO, disconnects, other good stuff
94 ZJ 5.2 Limited - 6.5" Teraflex lift, Clayton Long Arms, disconnects, 37x12.50 SSR's, Hummer Beadlocks, and more good stuff
one thing that must remain a staple in your diet of all things jeep, make sure you stay on the forum learning all you can from someone out there that always knows a little more than you! it never hurts to ask a question! find some friends too that enjoy the same sport of wheelin! it will make things more fun for you as least i would think so.