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post #1 of 31 Old 09-08-2011, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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If you had 3k to spend....

Okay i have a 1993 sahara, no lift with 31's. not sure how soon but i may be getting 3k to invest into my jeep to make it more "up to date".. just looking for ideas as to what to do?? the suspension has been narrowed down to two options either old man emu 2.5 or bds 2in. i just wanna fit 32's. also figured on a slip yoke eliminater and a cv shaft. just looking for other things that would make if more comfortable to take on longer trips and not have to worry if some 18 year old part is gonna break on me. maybe some ideas to upgrade steering parts or bushings, axles, any idea is welcome.. thanks guys


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post #2 of 31 Old 09-08-2011, 08:51 PM
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I would suggest a winch, but I'm guessing it won't be taken off road very much. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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Personally I'd be leaning towards a 3.5 inch lift if you are going with an sye
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I would suggest a winch, but I'm guessing it won't be taken off road very much. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Yes the jeep will be taken off road. I've had for over three years now and offroading/mudding used to be an every sunday event.

I have thought of that kit as well but it's going to be one of this two company's

93 Sahara 4.0, ax15, BDS 2 inch springs, MORE greasable 5/8hd shackles, Ford 8.8 rear, AA sye, Quigley cv shaft, 32" wrangler mtr with Kevlar
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Definitely go higher if you want to get the full benefit from the SYE and CV driveshaft. In your description, this jeep sounds more like a daily driver? If so, maybe re-gear to get better gas mileage at highway speeds. I know it shouldn't break with just 32's but you could consider swapping the rear axle out for an explorer 8.8. It'll get you disk brakes all the way around and more reliability.
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post #6 of 31 Old 09-08-2011, 09:10 PM
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Don't go that crazy with the 3000 bucks. You can cut the wheel wells open and put new flares in to give you some needed clearance.The other thing is redo the swaybar bushings, tie rod ends,ball joints. I used lift shackles in mine and I'm running 33's .You might even want to regear the axles with going with the bigger tires.
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post #7 of 31 Old 09-08-2011, 09:11 PM
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I would do an Axle swap also.

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post #8 of 31 Old 09-08-2011, 09:14 PM
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I will throw in a vote for keep your stock springs and go soa on 32's. Not sure that 3k would cover it...but, I don't think you'd regret doing it if its done right.
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post #9 of 31 Old 09-08-2011, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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The jeep is my DD. Soa with stock leafs isn't gonna happen cus my leafs are shot, fronts have negative arch right now. I thought about the 8.8 swap just would also have to rehear the front or find one already done. Maybe have alittle more then 3k to spend as well.

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post #10 of 31 Old 09-08-2011, 09:29 PM
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How bout,,,,,,, another jeep? I just picked up my 97 Tj for 3k. Can NEVER have too many jeeps ya' know. :0).

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Go with BDS. The difference between OME and BDS is too small. I have my 2" lift waiting in the garage for my TJ. Have fun with that 3k!

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3K to spend?? Get another YJ and use it as your project toy. You mentioned long trips for this one....leave it alone and buy a beast you can play with.
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Okay i have a 1993 sahara, no lift with 31's. not sure how soon but i may be getting 3k to invest into my jeep to make it more "up to date".. just looking for ideas as to what to do?? the suspension has been narrowed down to two options either old man emu 2.5 or bds 2in. i just wanna fit 32's. also figured on a slip yoke eliminater and a cv shaft. just looking for other things that would make if more comfortable to take on longer trips and not have to worry if some 18 year old part is gonna break on me. maybe some ideas to upgrade steering parts or bushings, axles, any idea is welcome.. thanks guys
Honestly, you're eating through that 3k pretty quick. BDS will run you around $600 if you piece it together.

$2400 left. 32" tires will run you around another $600 (depends on brand and I presume you'll get 5 and I also figure your rims will work...)

1800 left. YSE - $300. (though I dont think youll need one with just a 2" lift).

1500 left. An 8.8 rear (built to spec, ready to put in): ~$900 delivered.

~600 left to spend. New R&P for the front: $150 (presuming you do the install yourself)

~$450 left. $450 doesnt go a long way...just enough for a winch, but you need a winch bumper / plate.... so... yeah...
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3-4" LIFT , 30 spline front axles and front locker
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