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Unread 04-24-2005, 10:30 PM   #1
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Well, I've got about $250 to spend on jeep stuff right now. Goals for the summer include stacking a 3" lift on top of my BB, Cragar rims (trying to decide between black and chrome) and 33x12.50s. If I can find a parts jeep, the 4wd swap would take priority, but so far that's been a no go. Any suggestions what I should do first? Do you absolutely need new lower control arms with ~5" of lift? And would that much lift on stock 5-spoke rims with 30x9.50s look goofy?

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Unread 04-25-2005, 01:22 AM   #2
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if you are 2wd wheeling I would make getting 4wd a priority. Sure I wheel in 2wd until I get stuck, then 4wd gets me out. I wouldn't suggest getting another 3 inches, at 5 inches you're gonna need more than LCAs, you're gonna need a track bar, SYE and driveshafts amoung other things.
take the 250 and pick up some skids or recovery stuff if you haven't got them, if you have, look into going 4wd.
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Unread 04-25-2005, 08:38 AM   #3
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If you dont want to go 4WD make sure to get a locker for that rear end. Then you might not need 4WD. Recovery parts are a must for any Jeep, 4WD or 2WD.
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Unread 04-25-2005, 08:48 AM   #4
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I would say beef up with skids, and upgrade to a dual diaphram, Master Cylinder for the brakes. The older ones are single diaphram, and it gets the job done stock, but even with 31's you'll want to upgrade to a 95+ for better braking.

If you plan on a pre runner set up, you can get away with a 2wd. A locker would be a nice upgrade, but a good one will run you about $300-400.

If you plan on any "technical" trails, at least a winch up front or a 4wd conversion.
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Unread 04-25-2005, 09:12 AM   #5
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I have some chrome soft 8's that I'll sell you! New are $44 from qtec. If you're close you can have them for $35 each
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Unread 04-25-2005, 09:19 AM   #6
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if you are 2wd wheeling I would make getting 4wd a priority. Sure I wheel in 2wd until I get stuck, then 4wd gets me out. I wouldn't suggest getting another 3 inches, at 5 inches you're gonna need more than LCAs, you're gonna need a track bar, SYE and driveshafts amoung other things.
take the 250 and pick up some skids or recovery stuff if you haven't got them, if you have, look into going 4wd.
Ditto. I needed an SYE/CV with my 3.5" RE lift (actually slightly more than 4" when installed since I got full packs). Plus, even with relocating the stock trackbar, my front tires about an inch uneven under the body; in other words, I now need a new adjustable track bar.

So, I'd really reconsider what you want to get. Make sure you have the cash to do everything right the FIRST time around.

Also, I'd try to get a locker for the rear; that will help you wheel a lot better since you are a 2WD.

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Unread 04-25-2005, 12:40 PM   #7
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Well, I've got recovery points front and rear. Skids might be coming soon, but by means of my own sweat, blood, and MIG wire. Locker is definately going in sometime in the future. The brake booster swap is a good idea, I might have to look into that one. I guess I probably should have phrased this thread different. Which 3 (lift, tires, wheels) should I do first? SYE wouldn't be necessary or even possible for me, being 2wd and all. Maybe a 1" x-member drop, and some shims. Probably will be going with the pre-runner setup, even if I convert to 4wd on down the road.


Oh, and asatxj, do those chrome 8's have center caps? What's the BS on them? And most importantly, will you ship to OK?
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Unread 04-25-2005, 12:46 PM   #8
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What brake booster would you reccomend?
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