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Unread 12-24-2008, 10:34 PM   #1
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My New 1995 YJ

This is my first Jeep, 1995 YJ with 3" suspension lift and 31x10.50's. I believe that it has all stock gears 307, with 4.0L 5-speed manual transmission. I will be using it daily to drive to work (20 miles one way) when it is not in my shop being worked on. I am new to the whole jeep mod program. Right now it seems to be in perfect working order, runs and drives great. What is the first thing I should be thinking of to get the RPMs up a little and also to make it so that I don't break the first time out. I don't understand much about things I can do to improve the flex, suspension tougness, off road handling while still maintaining something my wife can drive on the road occasionally. Any advice for a newby would be appreciated.

Also, how do I add pics to my post?? Can't seem to find the add button.

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Unread 12-24-2008, 10:45 PM   #2
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Just go easy on the skinney pedal and you wont break it. You have to be a member for 30 days and have a certain number of posts, but if you put the image tags around them, someone can quote your post and the pics will show up in their post. By getting the rpm's up i'm guessing you mean more horsepower? If thats the case just get a tune up, new cap, plugs, wires, rotor and air filter. If it's already lifted i'd start to armor it up.
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Unread 12-24-2008, 11:02 PM   #3
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Well that is one thing that I have actually already done, tune up, plugs, wires, filters, belt, cap etc.. It certainly helped, appeared it still had factory stuff with 80K miles. By RPM's I was referring to the gears and size tires taken a toll on it.

What is the scoop on lockers? Can I run a locker in the rear without running one in the front? I guess my concern in not taken away from the highway use. The first ditch I tried to cross in 4wd got the right front and the rear left spinning with no traction.

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Unread 12-24-2008, 11:05 PM   #4
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Just go easy on the skinney pedal and you wont break it. You have to be a member for 30 days and have a certain number of posts, but if you put the image tags around them, someone can quote your post and the pics will show up in their post. By getting the rpm's up i'm guessing you mean more horsepower? If thats the case just get a tune up, new cap, plugs, wires, rotor and air filter. If it's already lifted i'd start to armor it up.
x2, I have the same gears, engine, and transmission as you, and I have to say that a tune up has given me the best power increase. It sounds like you have a good dd/occasional offroader setup, maybe you could look into a set of sway bar disconnects and a extendable track bar for better suspension flex
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Unread 12-25-2008, 12:18 AM   #5
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You can run a locker in the rear without one in the front. Most people do. But if you still want to drive it on the highway and such i would suggest a selectable locker eg: ARB, OX, Auburn Ected.
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Unread 12-25-2008, 06:07 AM   #6
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Welcome to the fun! I bought the same rig as you, about two months ago. Love it! Enjoy your toy,

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Unread 12-25-2008, 06:33 AM   #7
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Welcome. And good luck with the Jeep

You do fine with the stock gearing... But if you don't have a SYE or CV style drive shaft you might want to put a TC drop (Transfer Case) drop If you have any vibrations, this well cut them out... But with a 3in lift you shouldn't have that much of a problem... You also might already have a TC drop...

But with the locker question, like stated above you can just put one in the rear... And you can have it locked in all the time if its in the rear... But it might put a lil wear on your rear end, my uncle runs his as a DD and his rear end has a locker in it and its been a few years now with it locked... And hes got the D35 which is what you should have... So you should be okay...

But good luck man, and if you have any questions just post em up
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Unread 12-25-2008, 06:35 AM   #8
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You can wheel a stock jeep just fine, people have done it for over 50 years. Don't get up in the money pit thing right off the bat. Just enjoy the jeep for awhile. It doesn't take a ton of money to wheel, just a good running jeep and some gas. 3:07's are too high, I don't even know why jeep put them in a wrangler. 4:10's is a good all around gear with your 31x10.50's and even up to a 33x12.50.
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Unread 12-25-2008, 06:50 AM   #9
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I would recommend the ausie locker (or any other lunch box type) in the front first if you just doing one, your jeep has an axle disconnect on the front axle so in 2H the locker is mechanically disconnected and you wont have any noticable driving difference from stock untill you put it in 4x4. I have the 3.07 on 31"s and while gutless in 5th it drives fine and I get about 18mpg average, over 20 highway. enjoy your new to you jeep
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Unread 12-25-2008, 07:08 AM   #10
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Post up a link to a picture on photobucket or cardomain and we will click free it for you. Congrats on the jeep.
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Unread 12-25-2008, 09:40 AM   #11
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JaikYJ, Sorry man, but you are speaking french on the "photobucket or cardiomain" where is this located and how is it done. I did get one loaded on the yj photo gallery but after I cut it down to the size it allowed me to upload it took a lot of the quality out of the pic. Assistance here would be nice also.

I bet yall get tired of the newbies!!!
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Unread 12-25-2008, 11:26 AM   #12
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Photo link, if someone would please do there thing to it.

http://www.jeepforum.com/gallery/data/4/jeep811.JPG

http://www.jeepforum.com/gallery/data/4/jeep616.JPG

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Unread 12-25-2008, 11:34 AM   #13
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That's a nice YJ.


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Unread 12-25-2008, 11:36 AM   #14
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Photo link, if someone would please do there thing to it.




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Unread 12-25-2008, 11:47 AM   #15
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Well that is one thing that I have actually already done, tune up, plugs, wires, filters, belt, cap etc.. It certainly helped, appeared it still had factory stuff with 80K miles. By RPM's I was referring to the gears and size tires taken a toll on it.

What is the scoop on lockers? Can I run a locker in the rear without running one in the front? I guess my concern in not taken away from the highway use. The first ditch I tried to cross in 4wd got the right front and the rear left spinning with no traction.

Thanks,
Yes you can run a locker in the rear and not the front, or a locker in the front and not in the rear, but if it were me, since it's your daily driver, run selectable lockers like ARB or ox. It only locks when you want it to, so it won't be chirping around and locking when you're driving. But if you're going to get a non selectable, put it up front. When the YJ is in 2wd the front drive shaft doesn't spin, so the locker won't lock unless you enguage 4wd, kinda like a selectable but not quite.

As for gears, if you have the money re-gearing is nice, but i'm not to familiar with reccomended gears on the 6cyl seeing as I have a 4 banger.
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