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Unread 05-02-2013, 12:57 PM   #1
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Just bought my first wrangler here is a pic

It's a 1994 with a 2.5l..just a fun toy and gonna be using it as a daily driver

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Unread 05-02-2013, 12:59 PM   #2
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Wow, really clean body. I'm assuming from the vegetation that you're down south somewhere.

Just scrolled back up to look at it again --- Holy Shackles! Those things are LONG!!!
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Unread 05-02-2013, 01:09 PM   #3
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Holy shackle lift batman....
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Unread 05-02-2013, 01:09 PM   #4
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Ya this is my first jeep and I think I got it for a good price. And from what I believe are shackles it's the thing that looks like leaf springs correct that are connected to my bumper?
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wow nice looking YJ
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Ya this is my first jeep and I think I got it for a good price. And from what I believe are shackles it's the thing that looks like leaf springs correct that are connected to my bumper?
Yup. The shackles connect the leaf springs to the frame. There is a static mount behind the front tires (and in front of the rear tires) and a flexible mount in front of the front tires (and behind the rear tires). Yours are WAY longer than stock, that's how the previous owner got the lift they did.

Long shackles can produce some really freaky affects at highway speed.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 01:26 PM   #7
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Does having them longer really do anything for just lift it a little bit
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Unread 05-02-2013, 01:31 PM   #8
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I paid 3500 for this one and it has 160k on it. It has some new things that they had done this week. It seems to almost grind when I downshift into second but not when I go from 1st to 2nd kinda weird. He said its a jeep and they do that.
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Does having them longer really do anything for just lift it a little bit
The longer your shackles are the more it rolls your axle forward, thus loosing Caster. You need caster to track straight and have responsive steering. Ask me how I know

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I paid 3500 for this one and it has 160k on it. It has some new things that they had done this week. It seems to almost grind when I downshift into second but not when I go from 1st to 2nd kinda weird. He said its a jeep and they do that.
Im not a transmission guy but Jeeps don't "just do that"
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I had the 2.5 and 5-speed in my last YJ. They don't "just do that". It could be low on fluid. The shifter could be hitting on the tub due to the lift thus interfering with normal operation. There are several things that could cause that issue, but rest assured, it's not "a Jeep thing".
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So the longer they the the better the steering. What kind of mpg will I be erring anyways with the 2.5. I should problem do a tuneup on it also huh
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So with this 2nd gear issue it could just be low on fuid. It will grind if I'm going kinda fast down shifting but I I'm going slow and own shift it doesn't grind. Any suggestions
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So the longer they the the better the steering.
The same, only backwards. Losing caster will hurt your steering ability. There are many ways to lift a Jeep, shackles, springs, body. Each one has their uses, benefits and potential detractions. Go too far with any one of them, or combination, and bad things can happen if not properly compensated for.

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So with this 2nd gear issue it could just be low on fuid. It will grind if I'm going kinda fast down shifting but I I'm going slow and own shift it doesn't grind. Any suggestions
Check your fluid first. Low fluid level will cause grinding and difficulty shifting. What transmission do you have? AX-5 or AX-15? Get a Haynes or Chilton's manual and look at the maintenance for the manual transmission. There's a fill plug and a drain plug. Identification of each, proper fluid, and fill level are explained in the manual. For the AX-5, I used 10W-30 (after a complete draining of what was there) and filled it to the edge of the fill hole.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 02:15 PM   #14
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See I don't know which transmission I have or even how to tell which one it is.
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The shifting issue sounds like second gear synchros may be going out... Have you tried double clutching when downshifting to second?

Replacing the fluid will certainly help. Get a manual and make sure replacing fluids is one of the top priorities on your list

Obviously start with the easy things first. Routine maintenance, etc. Once you finish those, go a little deeper if you still have the grinding problem.
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