Originally Posted by jschilling
Hi, I have a 93 YJ, it is a 4cy and has a 5 speed manual transmission, that is basically stock and want to do some modifications to it. I know nothing about cars or installing and am going to have everything done by v3 Jeep Shop but i would like your alls opinion on the best way to get my jeep lifted and 33" tires but still have it able to go around 60-65 on the highway. My budget is around $2000-$2500. Sorry if this is a redundant question.
After all of this, it is pretty simple. It is all depending on how you are planning on driving it. Keep in mind the MB, the jeep that started all this, ran 60 hp, with around 105 lbs of torque with 4.88 rearends. When it went civi on us it stayed the same but ran 5.35 (?) rears. And all of this on 28 inch tire. Top end was around 60 mph. The weight of the machine was around 2300 lbs.
Now you have a base line.
You only need the lift to clear the tires. IMHO 33 are plenty big, but I don't drive over stumps.
Go to a website like http://www.grimmjeeper.com/gears.html
and plan on getting your highway speed at around your maximum torque using fourth gear. Fifth is for overdrive not pulling.
One-barrel carburetor : 105 hp at 5,000 and 132 lb·ft at 2,800
Throttle body injection (TBI) 117 hp at 5,000 and 135 lb·ft at 3,500
Multi-point fuel injection (MPFI) 120 hp at 5,250 and 139 lb·ft at 3,250
Off road you are going to be using low range so do the math for that one also. Maybe later you will want to do a 4 to 1 in the T case for more off road ability.
Your YJ is going to be running around 3000 lbs.
A one inch body lift will not cause too much trouble. Go over that and steering should be reworked. If you shackle lift or re-arch the springs too much (over an inch IMHO) you will have to start looking at drive line angles and lengths.
Keep in mind, everything is a system and if you change one part you will have to change others... sooner or later.
I get the feeling you want a nice looking jeep that will not cost you on the continuous repair plan. Therefor keep it simple and mild.