Going to look at a 1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ Rio Grande what else should I look for? - JeepForum.com
 
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post #1 of 9 Old 07-01-2010, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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Going to look at a 1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ Rio Grande what else should I look for?

I am looking at the below jeep.. anything else I should check for?

1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ Rio Grande

2.5L – 5 speed
Only 64,000 miles

4.5 Inch Rubicon Express Extreme Duty Lift Kit (1 year old) Rubicon Express 4.5" Extreme-Duty™ Suspension System for 87-95 Jeep® Wrangler YJ - Quadratec
2 inch body lift
35 inch Tires in good condition (4 + 1 brand new matching spare)
Slip Yoke Eliminator (SYE)
Sway Bar Disconnects
Front Custom Bumper
Rear Custom Bumper with tire carrier
Tuffy Center Console Tuffy 033-01 - Tuffy Stereo Security Console (10" Wide) for 76-90 Jeep CJ-5, CJ-7, CJ-8 Scrambler & Wrangler YJ - Quadratec
Warrior U-Bolt skid plates Warrior Products 1750 - Warrior Products Rear U-Bolt Skid Plates for 87-95 Jeep® Wrangler YJ - Quadratec
Warn Winch
ARB Snorkel ARB SS1000HF - ARB Safari Snorkel for 91-95 Jeep® Wrangler YJ with Fuel Injection - Quadratec
6 inch ARB Fender Flares
ARB Air Compressor (for lockers and filling tires)
Optima Red Top Battery
2 tops: Best Top Soft top (no leaks) and Best Top Bikini Top, Wind Jammer, tonneau cover
Brand new cat back exhaust
Front Axle -
ARB air locker ARB RD102/RD69 - ARB Air Locker Locking Differential for 27 Spline C Clip Dana 35 with 3.54 and Numerically Higher Gear Ratio - Quadratec
4.88 gear set (correctly geared for 35” tires)
Posi-Trac 4X4 Posi-Lok PSL920 - 4x4 Posi-Lok for Lifted 87-95 Jeep® Wrangler YJ & 84-91 Cherokee XJ, MJ - Quadratec
Rear Axle -
ARB air locker ARB RD102/RD69 - ARB Air Locker Locking Differential for 27 Spline C Clip Dana 35 with 3.54 and Numerically Higher Gear Ratio - Quadratec
4.88 gear set
WARN Floating Rear Axle Conversion with upgraded axle shafts

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post #2 of 9 Old 07-02-2010, 09:29 AM
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Well, it's really not geared correctly for 35's. But other then that it sounds good. Any pics?

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post #3 of 9 Old 07-02-2010, 09:50 AM
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Well, it's really not geared correctly for 35's. But other then that it sounds good. Any pics?

what's wrong with 4.88 for 35" tires?????
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post #4 of 9 Old 07-02-2010, 09:56 AM
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4.88's are the tallest gears that the Dana 30 housing will hold. This Jeep most likely has a 2.5l engine in which case, the 4.88's are as good as you will get without an axle swap.
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post #5 of 9 Old 07-03-2010, 08:41 AM
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Sounds like a lot of good stuff, the 4:88's may be a bit light but only you can tell. I know my Rio run's great with 4:88's but mine is on 33's. I would say drive it and then decide. You did not metion the price.

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post #6 of 9 Old 10-17-2010, 09:27 PM
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sounds like a lot of good stuff...i have a rio soa with 4:88 and was wondering how they'd do with 35s...let me know! how much anyways!?
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post #7 of 9 Old 10-18-2010, 04:53 AM
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The 4:88's are fine, but I would swap down to 33" tires to get the most out of the 2.5.

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post #8 of 9 Old 10-18-2010, 12:29 PM
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What worries me, since he didn't list an axle swap, is that he's running 35" tires on a locked D35. Even with the axle shaft upgrade that's begging for trouble. Other than that it sounds solid from what you've posted. A link to a CL ad or some pics would be nice though.
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post #9 of 9 Old 10-18-2010, 03:16 PM
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I have d30s locked and upgraded axles. 4.88s and 35s and havnt had a single problem yet. Terralow helps too. Not as low as id like it but bas low as I can go
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