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Unread 04-11-2010, 09:30 PM   #1
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First Jeep...95 Wrangler YJ and I'm looking for tips...

Looking for tips, guidance, advice..... Always wanted a jeep...now I have one and don't know where to start. I'm a mechanical novice and really need things dumbified and broken down for me.

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Unread 04-11-2010, 09:32 PM   #2
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If you want to wheel with it, make sure you get a Posi-Lok for the front end.
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Unread 04-11-2010, 09:32 PM   #3
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anything particular you are wanting to know?
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Unread 04-11-2010, 09:32 PM   #4
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search search search... welcome
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Unread 04-11-2010, 09:50 PM   #5
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Did you steal my jeep? haha

1st get a lift and ditch the huge shackles, they just mess up everything. What's the eye to eye measurement of those? I'm currently saving my pennies for a good lift.
2nd anything currently wrong? jeeps are kinda a if it an't broke don't fix it unless your bored and want something else to break. =)

and yeah what uni said! I've spent way to much time searching around =)
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Unread 04-11-2010, 10:06 PM   #6
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If you want to wheel with it, make sure you get a Posi-Lok for the front end.
Not necessary. Many other alternatives....

To the OP do your research and don't go off advice from just one person.
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Unread 04-11-2010, 10:10 PM   #7
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Welcome to the forum man, congrats on the Jeep. I would change all of my fluids, plugs, etc. first. After driving your YJ for a bit the things that need to be looked at will become real apparent.
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Unread 04-11-2010, 10:24 PM   #8
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Here's a tip, anything over 2.5 inches of suspension lift and you are highly advised to install a slip yoke/ cv driveshaft system, which is not cheap, then, consider if you want retain tires taller than 31's, you are dealing with a rear drive axle, a dana 35..which likes to break on special occasions. So, these are a few things to consider, an axle upgrade, and slip yoke over 2.5 inches of suspension lift, and re-gearing the axles too far beyond 31's. More opinions from Moonshine..
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Unread 04-11-2010, 10:49 PM   #9
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Best advice I would have is take it out and have some fun
even totally stock, these things are great vehicles, and when stuff breaks (and it WILL break), you get an excuse to upgrade.
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It seemed like a good idea at the time...
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Unread 04-11-2010, 10:55 PM   #10
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welcome, happy jeepin, read read read...........................
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Unread 04-11-2010, 11:40 PM   #11
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Unread 04-12-2010, 01:30 AM   #12
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If you want to wheel with it, make sure you get a Posi-Lok for the front end.
Eff that. Swap in a one piece shaft from a TJ or XJ and call it good.

OP, read here...http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/y...s-here-580536/

Before you start spending money, read as much as possible and learn from our mistakes. Its alot cheaper that way. Don't worry about trying to go big right out of the gate. That jeep just might suprise you by how capabile it really is. The first thing I would do is remove the front and rear trackbars and the front sway bar. That alone will get you a decent amount of flex and greatly improve the ride and off road capabilities without sacrificing safety. If you search around, you probably see JoeDillards infamous blue trash can.

Take care of any issues it has, and drive it. when your not driving it, read about it.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 11:26 AM   #13
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It's leaning

Just had the rear end re-done and about to turn it in to have the brakes replaced...

Now it's LEANING. The shocks on the right are fully extended and compressed on the left....any ideas on why this might be?
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Unread 04-12-2010, 11:33 AM   #14
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As the old saying goes, if it isn't broke, don't fix it. Just enjoy the jeep for a while, drive it, wheel it and then decide what improvements you need to make it more capable for what you want to do with it. We have folkes on here that do extreme rock crawling and folks that just do mild trail rideing and everything in between, one size doesn't fit all. If you just want to hit a trail once in awhile, you don't need dana 60's, both ends locked with 35 inch tires. So it's important to decide what you want from your jeep for the kind of wheeling you intend to do so as not to throw alot of money at it needlesly. I think any jeep could benift from a 2.5" lift, a good set of 31" tires, at least 4:10 gears and a lsd like the detroit true trac in the rear. As you get more experience and decide you what to get more hard core, then you can modify from there. More than likely the sugestions I have made will serve you well and give you a capable jeep, while still being highway friendly and very enjoyable without spending an arm and a leg. Don't over think it, you can spend alot of money on a jeep for parts you may not need. Take some time to get a feel for your jeep, enjoy it and go from there.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 01:15 PM   #15
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As the old saying goes, if it isn't broke, don't fix it. Just enjoy the jeep for a while, drive it, wheel it and then decide what improvements you need to make it more capable for what you want to do with it. We have folkes on here that do extreme rock crawling and folks that just do mild trail rideing and everything in between, one size doesn't fit all. If you just want to hit a trail once in awhile, you don't need dana 60's, both ends locked with 35 inch tires. So it's important to decide what you want from your jeep for the kind of wheeling you intend to do so as not to throw alot of money at it needlesly. I think any jeep could benift from a 2.5" lift, a good set of 31" tires, at least 4:10 gears and a lsd like the detroit true trac in the rear. As you get more experience and decide you what to get more hard core, then you can modify from there. More than likely the sugestions I have made will serve you well and give you a capable jeep, while still being highway friendly and very enjoyable without spending an arm and a leg. Don't over think it, you can spend alot of money on a jeep for parts you may not need. Take some time to get a feel for your jeep, enjoy it and go from there.
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