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post #1 of 6 Old 04-24-2004, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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advice on mods

Daily driver some lite offroad (but you never know Tellico is only 2 hrs away) 98TJ Would like some advise on some mods I am planning to do

1 Lift kit Am looking at either the RE7003 3.5 Skyjacker 4 in single flex or Teraflex kit. Are these ok for daily driving use? No body lift wanted.Will the t case drop kit be fine or do I need to go ahead with the SYE and new shaft.Probably will run no bigger than 33's for a while.It is a 3.73 gear with stock d35 and d30 diffs.

2 Already have AirMax kit with TB spacer.I read an article that said if you grind out the spirals and the throttle body top you see an increase of HP.Anyone tried it?

3.Looking at the Borlja cat back unless one of the others is better.

3. JET stage 2 chip with thermostat.

4. New coil,wires,plugs high output (any reccomendations accepted)
I want the HP and torque to offset the gearing for bigger tires that will come in the future if possible. Do not want to drop in the money if I am on the wrong track, I have read alot and you info has been good. I had an 81 CJ, was much different.

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post #2 of 6 Old 04-24-2004, 02:23 PM
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The Tera 4" will likely give you more like 5" as my 3" is almost 4". With that the T-case drop may not work and you will need the SYE. It is good for DD but maybe a little firm.

As for getting back the stock performance with bigger tires, skip all that other stuff and save up to regear. That's the only real way to go.
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post #3 of 6 Old 04-24-2004, 02:41 PM
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I'll toss in my opinion on a few things...

first, TB spacer (appears you already have it)...completely useless on fuel injected motor...but not really gonna hurt anything...however, smoothing out the TB will make a nice upgrade and provide with better throttle response...

JET Chips are crap...I've dyno tested one on a Dodge Truck...lost 1RWHP and gained 3RWTQ...definitely not worth the $250 or so it costs...on top of that, I actually had the salesman tell me there was NO WAY he'd put the Stage II on his personal vehicle...it's that much of a piece of junk...

I'd recommend the RE 3.5"...the RE7003 is a great kit...

exhaust...buy what you like by the sounds...NONE of them will give you a good HP/$ or MPG/$ ratio...so buy the one you like the sound of, and if you gain .2MPG or 1.5HP, it'll be like a bonus...Borla, Banks and Gibson all make cat-back kits...

buy the cap/rotor from NAPA (NAPA/Echlin brand)...and get some Champion Truck Plugs (I "believe" they're part 4412, the stock replacement)...you'll be happy...

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post #4 of 6 Old 04-24-2004, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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man thanks for the advise on the chip I was going to drop the coin on it.I was really up for the Sky lift but the RE just tugs at my hart so I think that its the 1 (plus upgradeable) Anyone use the demon setup or buy the bigger throttle body (62mm) Im in Asheville Can you believe Rivers goin to SD Eli is a baby.
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man thanks for the advise on the chip I was going to drop the coin on it.I was really up for the Sky lift but the RE just tugs at my hart so I think that its the 1 (plus upgradeable) Anyone use the demon setup or buy the bigger throttle body (62mm) Im in Asheville Can you believe Rivers goin to SD Eli is a baby.
I was a little surprised that he went that high...not that I don't think it was a GREAT pick...just that the "projections" had him around 11th to Pittsburgh and a few others...not sure if I'll be able to pull for SD or not, but I will watch...

I haven't swapped the TB on my Jeep, but I did change mine on the Dodge Ram I had. I bought one from Dan at www.thefastman.com and was VERY satisfied with customer service and quality. When I bought the TJ, I checked with him, and he lists the TB for the 4.0L on his website...if I ever decide to drop the $$ on a TB, that's where I'll get it from...

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post #6 of 6 Old 04-24-2004, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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He has a weird style but I think the dude is nails.I will check out the site and see what's on sale (haha)no chip means 260 bucks to spend on something else yahooooooo
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