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Unread 04-23-2009, 08:52 PM   #1
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Starting a 99 WJ build.... Im a noob all the way need help!

First off I got a stock 99 WJ Limited 4.7 Quad-Trac II

I got this jeep back in 99 has 130000 miles... The boots came off the cv joints in the front and went to hell... So now Im going to need new axles ...
If Im going to do this might as well upgrade and lift it.... Other than the cv joints going bad the jeep is top notch... I got bout $2000 to spend on the lift,axles,tires for stock rims and whatever I need for it all to work well...
Would like to go as big as I can.... Where do I start?
Sorry guys but Im a noob to this and have no Idea

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Unread 04-23-2009, 09:01 PM   #2
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Why can't you replace the axle shafts instead of getting entirely new axles? Cause if 2K is your budget, axles will eat that up really quick.
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Unread 04-23-2009, 09:06 PM   #3
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If stick with stock I can get them for $80 from my brother-n-law... If that would be the best thing for me to do... I could drop up to $3000 but I think if I shoot for $2000.... Ill end up around $3Gs... I just want to do it right with the money I have to spend and not look back and say wish I would have done this....
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Unread 04-23-2009, 09:11 PM   #4
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How big of tires are you looking to run and is this going to wheeled or will it be just a mall crawler?
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Unread 04-23-2009, 09:19 PM   #5
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Were I live in Kentucky we have no mall... Im not wanting to lift it so it will look cool when I go to town.... It will be wheeled but still need it as a DD... Would like to get at least 33 under her if I can.... Im not going to be jumping her off rocks but need it for more off road
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BTW..... I am reading up on alot here just found the site... I know some of you will look over my post as Im sure people has asked this 1000 times.. but Im kinda in a rush because its my DD and now Im stuck bumming rides....
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With 2K, it will be hard to get a big enough lift to run 33s. If you wanted to commit 3K it would be a little less challenging but still would be close. You could do 32s and be around 2K with tires.

A problem that could arise is that you more than likely have a cv jointed drive shaft which will need to be swapped to a u-joint if you get a lift over 2.5". Do you know what style your front drive shaft it?

Honestly, if you limit is 3K and you want to lift it just replace the axles shafts. The Dana30 and Dana44a will hold up with 33s as long as you go easy with the skinny peddle offroad.
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Unread 04-23-2009, 09:32 PM   #8
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With 2K, it will be hard to get a big enough lift to run 33s. If you wanted to commit 3K it would be a little less challenging but still would be close. You could do 32s and be around 2K with tires.

A problem that could arise is that you more than likely have a cv jointed drive shaft which will need to be swapped to a u-joint if you get a lift over 2.5". Do you know what style your front drive shaft it?

Honestly, if you limit is 3K and you want to lift it just replace the axles shafts. The Dana30 and Dana44a will hold up with 33s as long as you go easy with the skinny peddle offroad.
I've been at 4.5" and stock CV for the last year. Who makes axle shafts for the 44a? I would be interested in that. Oh yeah, I've also had 33's with stock axles for the last year too. But to be safe upgrading them wouldn't be a bad idea.

I would go with something like this, http://www.ironrockoffroad.com/Merch..._Code=IR-W4CPK with 32's, or 33's if you don't mind trimming.
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I dont mind trimming... I really like that kit.... What should I do bout this axle problem? Stay with stock or what?
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I dont mind trimming... I really like that kit.... What should I do bout this axle problem? Stay with stock or what?
In my experience I haven't had any problems with a D30 front, D44a rear, and 33's. My axles are completely stock. Others may have had issues though.
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Unread 04-23-2009, 09:56 PM   #11
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Stay with stock or what?
i would. maybe put in some chromolies if you have the cash but if not i would just go down to napa and get some lifetime warranty ones.
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For 2k? hmmm

Iro 3" (http://www.ironrockoffroad.com/Merch...egory_Code=PFW)

Some 32" bighorns

Tow Hooks, rear hitch if you dont have one, sliders

All that plus an alignment should land you around 2K. That would make a pretty capable Wj
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For 2k? hmmm

Iro 3" (http://www.ironrockoffroad.com/Merch...egory_Code=PFW)

Some 32" bighorns

Tow Hooks, rear hitch if you dont have one, sliders

All that plus an alignment should land you around 2K. That would make a pretty capable Wj
That was my thoughts exactly.
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