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Unread 01-05-2012, 05:51 PM   #1
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1991 YJ possible mods

I have a stock 1991 YJ with 56,000 miles, just bought it the other week, this is my first car and first Jeep in the family!

I want to put a 2" or 2.5" lift, with 32" tires on 16" rims,

If i do this.. will there be enough torque to possibly take this offroad or would anyone recommend not doing this mod at all

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Unread 01-05-2012, 06:07 PM   #2
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wow 56,000 miles? IT hasn't even been broke in yet. You sure it's not 156,000 miles?

Which engine do you have? Just to give you an idea I have a 4" lift and 33" tires (15" rims with 33x12.5x15 tires) and my engine is the 2.5L 4 banger and its got plenty of torque in 4-low to get me through anything. I hang in there just fine with the guys running the 4.0L.

I would recommend it! Get a larger lift and go with bigger tires if your spending the money.
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Unread 01-05-2012, 06:13 PM   #3
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i was SOA with 35x14x15 boggers and had a 2.5l in 4 low there was plenty of torque and i kept up just fine with i6's and v8's..

If you dont mind going slow and having to be in 4low to go up steep obstacles youll be just fine
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Unread 01-05-2012, 06:16 PM   #4
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Nope, its 56,000 the person who sold it only drove to work which was 5 miles down the road and she owned 3 other cars, so i got it for $3300!

yeah its the 2.5L 4 banger. so if i do go through with the lift and 32" tires i should be fine with the torque and output of power would be the same?
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Unread 01-05-2012, 06:22 PM   #5
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is it an automatic or a manual? either way you shouldnt see to much of a difference what size is on it now? 30's?
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Unread 01-05-2012, 06:23 PM   #6
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welcome to the forum! if you fill out your profile info it will help us answer your questions faster
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Unread 01-05-2012, 06:26 PM   #7
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its a manual, with 30's yeah
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Unread 01-05-2012, 06:33 PM   #8
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Welcome, post some pics!
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Unread 01-05-2012, 08:16 PM   #9
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Hi welcome to the YJ forum, you've just found one of the best jeep sites anywhere!

Mine is almost like yours, I have a 1991 with manual transmission, 31" tires with 15" rims. Its does just fine for offroad or around town. Its the only vehicle I have, love it in the snow up here!

It doesn't have a lot of power on the highway tho, be ready for that. The 4-cylinder was never a power house, just a steady work-horse. Makes it kind of hairy on the highway sometimes like when you have to merge. For everything else its OK.

The jeep you got is a *great* first car and first jeep! the 4-cylinder is dirt simple and fairly cheap to fix up. Its also known to be indestructible. Lots of guys here have more than 200,000 miles on theirs. Some of them have over 300,000 miles. You did good!
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Unread 01-05-2012, 08:25 PM   #10
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i ran a 2.5 for 4 years with 33's and then 35's. although ur probably has 4;10 gears mine had 3;55 from po swapping them out. you will do fine, it was a little slow picking up speed but its worth it. my buddys running 5;13's with 38 tsl with d60 ft &rr with a 2.5
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Unread 01-05-2012, 08:38 PM   #11
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I have a 91 YJ also and LOVE it. The first wrangler I rode in was a Bone Stock YJ 4banger with 31x10.5x15 tires (maybe this kid had some 1" shackles) but he hung in with my friends toyota truck lifted and on 35" baja claws.
I have had many older jeeps until landing with my YJ. I would just get some 31's if you are gonna be mostly driving on roads and some offroad action. By the time those tires are starting to look a little wore out you will definitely be ready for bigger stuff because you can't just drive one of these, there are way too many mods that can be done and you will find yourself wanting to do them all.
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Unread 01-05-2012, 09:38 PM   #12
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I run a 3.5" lift with 5/8" shackles on 33s...it has gone everywhere I have pointed it with stock gears, transmission, transfer case, and axles. I also have the 6cyl 4.0L but know many guys I run with have the 2.5L and ride my *** through the trails. Just no what your options are before you buy lift/tires! Look past the price tag into what else the lift offers (I.E. warranties and reviews) I run a BDS kit with military wrapped springs and they give you a lifetime warranty that allows you to get any replacement parts to the kit for free and no questions asked. Again just know your options and have fun!
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Unread 01-05-2012, 10:12 PM   #13
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Teralow TC mod should square you away offroad.
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