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post #1 of 7 Old 02-18-2010, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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First jeep build on a budget

I have just purchased my first jeep. a 1990 Yj 4.2. i want to build a capable rig but still road worthy. But being a college student i really cant afford to be dumping a bunch of cash in it right now

i was thinking a 4 inch rough country suspension lift
maybe 1 inch shackles and 34" interco tsl's

what else should i consider and does this sound like a decent setup

Thanks for the advice

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post #2 of 7 Old 02-18-2010, 08:05 PM
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Are you considering changing gears or beefing up your rear axle, with the 34's who knows what will happen to it. Mine blew up with 33's and just driving on the street.

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post #3 of 7 Old 02-18-2010, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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i can get a ford 8.8 pretty cheap but i would need to swap out the 4 lugs for 5 lugs
i was gonna run on stocks until i break and eventually try the axle swap
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post #4 of 7 Old 02-18-2010, 08:23 PM
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I would research mods before you go out and get them and know what your jeep can take. With that much lift you will probably need a sye and cv driveshaft another 600$ or you might be able to get by on the t-case drop without drive line vibrations. Id recommend 33s at most for the stock axles the d35 can be weak might not be your case though, your also going to need new wheels or get backspace your current ones so you dont rub. Also depending on your current gears your jeep is going to be a dog with those tires without a gear change.

Starting to sound like a bunch of money right? Id start out with a smaller lift and tires if your tight on cash, a 2.5 inch lift can get you by on 31s and stock wheels with capability. You can get TJ flairs for more tire clearance too if you want.

Another good mod would be replace the stock carter carb if you still have it with a mc2100/2150, can be put together for less than 100$ and is a big improvement. I have an install link by me in my sig, very easy swap.

Oh and welcome to this forum, be prepared to spend most of your time here and under your jeep. Good choice on getting a yj!

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post #5 of 7 Old 02-18-2010, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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the guy i bought my jeep from said he has used the 4" rc and doesnt really have any problems. but i still have a couple of months before i start the build so i want to make sure i know everything i can
thanks for the advice
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post #6 of 7 Old 02-18-2010, 08:36 PM
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If your on a budget you might want to go with a RC 2.5, a 1 inch body lift, TJ flares, and mabe some trimming and you can fit 33s pretty good. If you dont like the body lift you can do like 5/8 boom shackles. With 4 inch you get into mabe needing an sye, and 34 tsl you would prob need to regear and step up the axles.

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post #7 of 7 Old 02-18-2010, 08:37 PM
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Yeah just lurk around the forum a bit and you will be surprised on how much use full info you will find. I started out 3 months ago when i bought my yj not knowing much and know i understand pretty much everything in my jeep. Mostly from running into problems haha.

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