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post #1 of 13 Old 05-10-2014, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
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new guy here with 89 yj

Hey Guys!
Recently purchased an 89 yj 2.5 wrangler. I am new to the jeep world, been on the speed kick for a bit (03 cobra 600hp). I now need an offroad kick ...SHe has some mods, im at work so ill post up mod list a little later. Here to learn about them and enjoy her. i hope i posted in the right forum

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heres the cobra



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post #2 of 13 Old 05-10-2014, 03:22 PM
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Nice terminator

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post #3 of 13 Old 05-11-2014, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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Nice terminator
Thanks! She's my baby
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post #4 of 13 Old 05-11-2014, 12:43 PM
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looks a bit heavy for a 2.5... Ditch the hi-lift, get some bottle jacks, get that rack off (unless you really need it) and then lets do some wheeling!
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looks a bit heavy for a 2.5... Ditch the hi-lift, get some bottle jacks, get that rack off (unless you really need it) and then lets do some wheeling!
One high lift can't be much more than a bottle jack... Just need some wd40 to make it work smooth.

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post #6 of 13 Old 05-12-2014, 09:13 AM
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One high lift can't be much more than a bottle jack... Just need some wd40 to make it work smooth.
5 lbs to 45 lbs.A hi lift is horribly dangerous esp w/o ratchet strapping your suspension. Plus it's in one of the worst spots... For wheeling anyways. ..but who actually goes jeeping on here anyways?
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post #7 of 13 Old 05-12-2014, 09:57 AM
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Thanks! She's my baby
I bet. I love SN's. Def miss mine. Jeeps are cool too I guess.. lol

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post #8 of 13 Old 05-12-2014, 09:58 AM
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5 lbs to 45 lbs.A hi lift is horribly dangerous esp w/o ratchet strapping your suspension. Plus it's in one of the worst spots... For wheeling anyways. ..but who actually goes jeeping on here anyways?
I've only used my hi lift twice ever. Both times were terrifying. That being said, I still keep it in the back just in case, along with a bottle jack

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post #9 of 13 Old 05-12-2014, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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thanks guys! see thats the stuff i need to know. real world experience, she does need some power though lol.

off the top of my head mods:
limited slip diff with lockers
4.88 gears
33's
4 in lift
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post #10 of 13 Old 05-12-2014, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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looks a bit heavy for a 2.5... Ditch the hi-lift, get some bottle jacks, get that rack off (unless you really need it) and then lets do some wheeling!
yea i think ill keep the rack, im gonna use the jeep more for camping trips. i have a wife and daughter so i need to get some gear on there lol
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post #11 of 13 Old 05-12-2014, 12:48 PM
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no sense in getting rid of the rack then. Maybe take it off if you're going to be doing a weekend of wheeling. I keep the rack on my cherocar and quite honestly can't even feel it up there when there's nothing in/on it. You're might be a bit heavier though, but hard to tell. at any rate, 33s and 488s/locked will get you most anywhere you want/need to go. You'd be surprised. Keeping your center of gravity down low really helps though when you get into an off camber type situation.

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post #12 of 13 Old 05-12-2014, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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WOW!, i went to refuel today and my gas cap is missing....someone mustve really wanted it and knew about it, since its hidden behind the license plate.
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post #13 of 13 Old 05-12-2014, 01:35 PM
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must of been in Mission Valley... Only criminals live in Mission Valley
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