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post #1 of 32 Old 02-24-2014, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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new to jeeps

well im new to the jeep world as im a Toyota fan.. so my dad bought a 95 yj with a 4.0L 5 speed it has 112k miles. and is gonna use it as his hunting/ trail jeep for our camp..jeep has 1.5-2 inch body lift and 31s..and has a soft top.. the jeep barely flexes, the springs are flat with almost no arch in them.. it probably will get a plow for camp. so what are some easy and cheap upgrades for this to make it better in the woods..
thanks kyle.

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post #2 of 32 Old 02-24-2014, 09:26 PM
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Remove the front and rear Trac bars and front sway bar, best mod you could ever do for free! Here's a thread that explains it all. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/f...e-well-953630/ have fun with a lot more articulation!

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post #3 of 32 Old 02-25-2014, 06:55 AM Thread Starter
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alright thanks was looking at doing that
what are some other things I can do to it
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post #4 of 32 Old 02-25-2014, 09:31 AM
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Tires are your number one traction aid and auxiliary lights can be very convenient.

How many old threads actually convince *you* to read all 36 pages? http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/length-envy-build-thread-629700/
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post #5 of 32 Old 02-25-2014, 09:41 AM
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If you want a budget lift do a search for s10 bastard packs or waggy spring swap. Then you could drop the body lift if you want. Also jeep springs are nearly flat even when they're new lol

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post #6 of 32 Old 02-25-2014, 10:12 AM
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If you want a budget lift do a search for s10 bastard packs or waggy spring swap. Then you could drop the body lift if you want. Also jeep springs are nearly flat even when they're new lol
2nd this, get rid of the body lift, yes they are a cheap way to clear tires but turn our jeeps more top heavy than they have to be, they also don't look very good.

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post #7 of 32 Old 02-25-2014, 11:46 AM
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So you are saying that a body lift will make it more top heavy than a suspension lift? A small body lift is fine. The general consensus is 1.25" max.
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post #8 of 32 Old 02-25-2014, 11:49 AM
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So you are saying that a body lift will make it more top heavy than a suspension lift? A small body lift is fine. The general consensus is 1.25" max.
Op said he has 1.5 to 2" which is too tall for my liking

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post #9 of 32 Old 02-25-2014, 12:11 PM
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If he has one or the other no big deal, but couple inches suspension plus couple inches body is getting a bit much, especially since this will be a trail/hunting rig. Better to have more flex and ground clearance than body to tire clearance. Just my 2 cents. Also as an fyi if you get 4in or bigger lift you'll need slip yoke eliminator with new driveshaft and the stock rear axle is only good to about 33 in tire but some people get away with 35s as long as your not heavy footed and don't run a locker. There is a lot of info here if you just do some searches.

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post #10 of 32 Old 02-25-2014, 12:52 PM
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Camp...welcome to the best vehicle in the world. No more using that T word here. You are probably running the Manistee trails.
Trail needs:
Lighting upgrade
Winch
Because of the first 2 an alternator upgrade/mod(Cheap)
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post #11 of 32 Old 02-25-2014, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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this jeep is my dads and im new to them also were gonna use it as a hunting / side by side it has 2 kc lights up by the windshield, it just got 31 goodyear authority tires yesterday gonna take the sway bars out and maybe track bars. trying not to dump a lot of money into it just plain and simple no hard core wheeling for this jeep and we have my 89 Toyota with 33s for that
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post #12 of 32 Old 02-26-2014, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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well im going to be taking the sway bar and the trac bars of now
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post #13 of 32 Old 02-26-2014, 07:13 PM
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this jeep is my dads and im new to them also were gonna use it as a hunting / side by side it has 2 kc lights up by the windshield, it just got 31 goodyear authority tires yesterday gonna take the sway bars out and maybe track bars. trying not to dump a lot of money into it just plain and simple no hard core wheeling for this jeep and we have my 89 Toyota with 33s for that
Well if you take anything out take the Trac bars off first as they are pointless in a leaf spring design, you may want to keep the sway bar on because it actually does help on road, but not enough to be drastic so might as well take it off anyway. just my 2 cents

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post #14 of 32 Old 02-26-2014, 07:19 PM
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Campy what city do you live in? Are you in Marquette?
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post #15 of 32 Old 02-27-2014, 08:06 AM Thread Starter
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yup track bars are coming off and most likely sway bars also
yes im in marquette
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