Originally Posted by Drew M
I think that at the very least there needs to be an Engine and Driveline Performance/Problems sub category as well as a Suspension sub-category.
There already are separate forums for those:
The only issue is that they're listed under "Off-Road Performance" (even the audio) on the main forums page, which might be confusing/misleading for newbies, so they might shy away when most of the stuff they're looking for is right there. I wouldn't change it though. If everyone would just use the friggin' search function, they'd find their subwoofer/tire size/wheels threads anyway...
Engines are a universal topic, b/c 'froaders are always looking for more tq/hp too, so there's already a sufficient sub-forum for everybody.
You won't find them discussing 22's in the suspension/tires forum, but they do discuss shocks, including on-road perf shocks.
And elsewhere, welding new spring perches is discussed for lifted vehicles... the same tech (slightly modified) applies to people who want to lower their XJs. At any rate, the street forum is redundant as far as most of the tech, I agree.
Practically, the street forum's only use is as an excuse to banish the non-lifted jeeps, plus a sort of firing line for 'froaders who occasionally want to 'lift' their ego by going in to start a bad thread about 22's.
Ideally, the only use for the street forum would be to collect very specific links/info/writeups that apply primarily to on-road or racing performance--like www.jeep4.0performance.4mg.com
(all of which have been posted over & over again on this forum already). Otherwise, just direct people to the other sub-forums, or to NAXJA or JU Speedfreaks.