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Unread 08-02-2010, 08:55 AM   #1
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advice on a TJ project

im in the process of getting an 01 wrangler sport. its completely stock right now...but not for long haha. i plan on lifting it and putting on some 33" tires soon. what name would you recommend from the tires to wheels to suspension? this one is going to see some trails. (im aiming to get the best bang for the buck as im on a budget too)
also, what would you suggest for audio components (for the future)?

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Unread 08-02-2010, 08:59 AM   #2
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1997-2006 Jeep TJ/LJ 3.75" Suspension Lift Kits by Rough Country **Free Shipping**
Thats what my first thought would be.
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Unread 08-02-2010, 09:04 AM   #3
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As for tires, I have some Interco's M/Ts (31x10.5) and I love them. I have cragar wheels ($40 each). As for bang for your buck, they're probably the best way to go. I don't get to hit trails often, because my TJ is my DD, but my tires have ripped me out of some 'qustionable' situations.
You'll get a lot of debate about 'best lift'. My suggestion is to use the search function and research the crap out of every possibility and wait for a promo. I know that RC still offers 10% off Jeepforum members and you could get their 3.75" combo lift (2.5" suspension and 1.25" body...that will clear 33s for you and you shouldn't need a SYE or new drive shaft) I personally have a RE 2"BB and just picked up a RC 1.25" BL. Not quite enough to run 33"s but if I bumpstop correctly I should be fine
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Unread 08-02-2010, 09:57 AM   #4
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Welcome to JF, I hope you can snag that TJ and start wheelin! What are the specs on it? I know you don't 'own' it yet, but filling in your profile would help us help you. I can't remember off the top of my head if all Sports have 44s or not... I think they do?

I recommend you do a lot of research here before buying anything, there is a ton of good information. Head over to the audio section of the forum for speaker recommendations. And if your planning on 33s, plan on an aftermarket rear bumper/tire carrier to support the extra weight.
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Unread 08-02-2010, 03:32 PM   #5
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thanks for everyones advice so far. all i know is that it has 3.07 axle ratio. will a 4" lift need any other alterations other than the actual suspension? im talking in terms of transmission, etc. im not a new to jeeps, i had a 00 sport for its whole life from factory to tree but i am new to mods.
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Unread 08-02-2010, 04:22 PM   #6
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thanks for everyones advice so far. all i know is that it has 3.07 axle ratio. will a 4" lift need any other alterations other than the actual suspension? im talking in terms of transmission, etc. im not a new to jeeps, i had a 00 sport for its whole life from factory to tree but i am new to mods.
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3.07 axle ratio and 33" tires is not a good combination.
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Unread 08-02-2010, 05:19 PM   #7
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It would be good to consider a few safety items also.
Fire ext., first aid kit, strap, a hi-lift jack and bolt in cage.
Enjoy round two.

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Unread 08-02-2010, 05:29 PM   #8
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3.07 axle ratio and 33" tires is not a good combination.
It's a 4.0, it will be fine. Not the best, but it will be work.

OP, if you have a d35 I don't suggest regearing, if you have a d44 and have some money to spend go 4.88s.
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Unread 08-02-2010, 06:09 PM   #9
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I tried 3.07's and 33's, it was terrible. It was extremely hard to maintain speed and that thing sucked gas. If you are dead set on 33's and wheeling it hard i would look around for one that had a dana 44 in the rear it will save you a lot of head aches down the road. You might be able to run down an older rubicon i have seen some pretty good deals on some lately and they will go lots of places right out of the box. Just something to think about before you start a project.

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Unread 08-03-2010, 12:29 PM   #10
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so what do you all suggest? 3.73? 4.10?
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Unread 08-03-2010, 06:49 PM   #11
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so what do you all suggest? 3.73? 4.10?
What transmission?
Manual = 4:88 or 4:56
Automatic = 4:10
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Unread 08-03-2010, 08:48 PM   #12
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5 speed. i heard of this shop called Appalachian Offroad Inc. its in westminster md. anyone have experience with them? im thinking of having them do the regearing.
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Unread 08-06-2010, 02:39 PM   #13
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so i got the jeep and im paying off it now. the tires have low tread so ill be replacing them within the year. i was thinking of going with a 2 inch body lift and 33" for now. any thoughts? i know that a 4" and regearing to 4.56 or 4.88 would be the ideal situation but im short on money for the time being.
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Unread 08-06-2010, 04:11 PM   #14
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33s and just a 2in body lift isn't enough. Unless you extend the bump stops like crazy which will leave you with no flex and a crappy ride. As for budget I netted a little more than 3inches off my lift that consisted of 2.25 bb in rear, 3in BDS springs up front, and skyjacker hydros for shocks. The whole deal including some used quick discos for the front was less than $350. I can post a pic if you want to know the looks of a lift like that
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Unread 08-06-2010, 04:42 PM   #15
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If you are hoping to save up and do a 4" in the future I'd say don't Body Lift it... just do a BB for now instead.
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