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Unread 10-12-2006, 05:54 PM   #1
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FORUM Project - 98 TJ Build from Scratch

Hi everyone.. just joined the club and need I am going to do something a little different. I'm going to leave the upgrade of my TJ to the Forum members.

CHALLENGE: Take my stock 1998 TJ 4.0L Sahara 5-speed-Manual, 30x9.5 BFG's A/T's, DANA 35 I believe, and make a bigger (tire), wider (tire) more rugged looking Jeep, but that I can maintain my on-road performace, mileage, acceleration, and power output.

BUDGET: As affordable as possible but with some play.

DRIVING HABITS:
Honestly, I want the rugged looks but I dont do any off-roading. Lots of distance driving (road).

QUESTIONS:
-Is there a difference in on-road performance (mileage) if I get BFG A/T's or a Michelin Raod truck tire? Looking at a 31x10.5???

I would sincerely appreciate feedback from any of you...
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Unread 10-12-2006, 07:23 PM   #2
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RE 1.75" BB (about $200)
31x10.5 BFG AT's (about $120 a piece)

And see how you like it. That's honestly about as big as you can go and still maintain stock on-road performace, mileage, acceleration, and power output. Anything else would probably be a waist of your money since you don't offroad anyway (and that's not meant to sound mean).
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Unread 10-12-2006, 07:26 PM   #3
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If you only want to run 31" tires, I would put a 2" Budget Boost on just for a little more room and I think it looks better, but you don't really have to.

I'm not sure which tires will give you better mileage.

Depending on your gearing you may not want to run larger than 31" tires anyway.
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Unread 10-12-2006, 10:31 PM   #4
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RE 1.75" BB (about $200)
31x10.5 BFG AT's (about $120 a piece)

And see how you like it. That's honestly about as big as you can go and still maintain stock on-road performace, mileage, acceleration, and power output. Anything else would probably be a waist of your money since you don't offroad anyway (and that's not meant to sound mean).
I would agree with that. a BB is about the only lift that will let you stay about stock as far as performance and ride.
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Unread 10-13-2006, 12:31 AM   #5
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Recommend Suspension?

I'm looking at replacing the suspension... a little soft after 8 years almost 9. Or shoud I just get a spacer and new shocks... I do'nt knwo if the springs shojld be replaced or not?
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Unread 10-13-2006, 04:11 PM   #6
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I'm looking at replacing the suspension... a little soft after 8 years almost 9. Or shoud I just get a spacer and new shocks... I do'nt knwo if the springs shojld be replaced or not?
i would replace the springs as they are probably sagging a bit.
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Unread 10-13-2006, 04:25 PM   #7
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If you want to replace your springs and want a nice ride get the OME 2.5" springs and shocks.
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Unread 10-14-2006, 11:19 AM   #8
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If you want to replace your springs and want a nice ride get the OME 2.5" springs and shocks.
Nice ride (I hear) and will get you to the height desired for the tires desired.
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resurrection!

so what ever happened to this????
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