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Unread 03-15-2011, 03:00 AM   #1
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What new TJ?? So exciting!

Hey I'm here to ask your guy's advice! I rolled my lifted 1998 grand cherokee a few months ago doing donuts and after a lot of thought and deliberation I think I'm gonna stay with off-roading cars. The lure is just too strong! Anyway I have a budget of 10,000 and I'm in the San Francisco bay area and I was wondering what should I expect to be able to get my hands on? I was thinking like a 2001- 2003 X or sport with a lift and like 33" tires? Could i do better than this? Is it asking for too much? When I say better i mean maybe newer, bigger lift/tires, or just more modifications. Thanks!!

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Unread 03-15-2011, 03:07 AM   #2
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I don't think you need a wrangler if you like doing donuts
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Unread 03-15-2011, 12:30 PM   #3
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Yeahhhh I know. I think I've learned my lesson and grown up enough to realize my jeep is also my car haha even though it is a toy.
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Unread 03-15-2011, 04:39 PM   #4
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Check Craigslist in Sacramento. There are quite a few built rigs in Sac due to its proximity to the Rubicon.
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Unread 03-16-2011, 01:03 AM   #5
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yeah I actually found one that I love. Here it is, what do you think? Does it look like it has enough clearance, would it rub? It doesn't say how big the lift is, what do you experts think? It says it has 33" tires

http://www.cars.com/go/search/detail...9&aff=national

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Unread 03-16-2011, 01:27 AM   #6
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yeah I actually found one that I love. Here it is, what do you think? Does it look like it has enough clearance, would it rub? It doesn't say how big the lift is, what do you experts think? It says it has 33" tires




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Unread 03-16-2011, 12:08 PM   #7
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That jeep you are looking at has D35 rear axle and D30 front. great if you dont want to go any bigger than it is right now but if you ever wanted to go past 33" tires then you would need to upgrade. Learn from my mistake, hold out until you can afford a Rubicon (d44 axles), they can handle the 35" tires with no problems (and probably 37's given the right shafts and whatnot). I bought an '03 sport, had pretty lofty goals, and was pretty upset to find out that it could only handle 33's. I should have done my homework, axle swaps are pretty damn expensive.
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Unread 03-16-2011, 07:54 PM   #8
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Okay, thanks for that! Definitely will affect my decision. I won't do any upgrades to it though. I'd be happy with it the way it is with bug 33"s on it. Or will i notice any lagging on the freeway with only these axles?
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Unread 03-17-2011, 04:09 AM   #9
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The axles have nothing to do with the whether it's going to be slow in on the interstate, thats all in the gearing. The other nice things about a Rubicon is you can put 33s on with out a regear since they are already geared to 4.10. But with any other jeep the best your going to find is 3.73s. In which case given your are you will probably want to regear, which then leads to another problem sticking another $1200 in for a regear. Especially spending $600 on the rear D35 just to swap in out or upgrade it later and have to pay that cost again. So the best advice I can honestly give you is find one stock and work on it from there. Also a Jeep is never a CAR.
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Unread 03-17-2011, 05:42 PM   #10
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What kind of backspacing is on those wheels?
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Unread 03-18-2011, 12:14 AM   #11
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I have no clue what back spacing and i haven't seen it in person either yet. Not enough clearance between body and wheel?
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Unread 08-01-2011, 04:14 PM   #12
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Some body didnt have enough $$$ for a matching spare
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Unread 08-03-2011, 01:19 PM   #13
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Agreed, save more now spend less later
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