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post #1 of 10 Old 12-16-2002, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Everyone, please read :)

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


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post #2 of 10 Old 12-16-2002, 08:09 PM
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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.

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http://www.4wheelparts.com/Tirefitmentguide.asp

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.

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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

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welcome n00b check my site out, itll answer your q's....

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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.

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Welcome to the Jeep World, hope you brought your wallet.
lol, i like that quote

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Welcome aboard! The only advise I could give ya on wheelin is know the terrain. Take frequent stops and get out to look at it scope it out and work a plan of attack.

Start small and slow and go from there.

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Now that I look at it more, I do too. Maybe I'll get a decal or somethin made.

91 XJ Limited - RE 5.5" XD, 32x9.50 TSL's, 4.0 HO, disconnects, other good stuff

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lol, anyways.... how much did your tires run you guys? im lookin at 31's on a 3" lift... how would that be?

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post #10 of 10 Old 12-17-2002, 08:41 PM
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That's what I run on mine. Great fit, but you'll need extended brake lines if you want to disconnect the sway bars and realy let her flex.

Also the tires will more than likely rub on the LCA (lower control arms) at full turn. If you get a different offset for teh rims, this won't be as much of a problem.

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