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post #1 of 11 Old 06-28-2010, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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First jeep build

I've bought an 05 se 2.4l/6spd to play with I will be installing 4" rc series 2 lift, 2" bl, 4.88 gears, 35" mt baja claws, sye with driveshaft and rc x flex rear adj upper control arms, front and rear adj track bars, quick disconnects, HD tie rod, ext brake lines, 1" mml, lock right in rear.

What do you guys think of this for a beginners first jeep setup?

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post #2 of 11 Old 06-28-2010, 06:53 PM
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very good, now post pics when its done

but 2.4 L why not gotten a 4.0L ?

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I just got a good deal on the 2.4 and the jeep was in great shape with only 30,000 miles and I couldn't pass it up, but if I hold on to this one I plan on d44's front and rear and a motor/tranny swap eventually. But if you guys can think of anything else I might need to add please tell me. I also plan on buying the long arm upgrade for my kit and the other 3 sets of x flex control arms, and may I mention the guys at rc have been very helpfull and have great customer service.
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post #4 of 11 Old 06-28-2010, 07:18 PM
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I almost bought a Wrangler because I would of gotten a great deal even if it was a 4cyl but im glad I held out till I found a 6 cyl. Its a blast to drive!

It didn't seem that deep...

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post #5 of 11 Old 06-28-2010, 07:33 PM
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put that lock-rite in the front instead

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and a 1-1.25 bl would be fine too

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I looked for a smaller body lift and couldn't find one that would fit bc of the 6spd.
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I looked for a smaller body lift and couldn't find one that would fit bc of the 6spd.
This confuses me... Why won't a 1" fit?? I have a 1" on mine and it's a six speed.

Finally paid off...
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post #9 of 11 Old 06-28-2010, 09:56 PM
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I agree with putting the lock-rite in the front and also getting a 1" or 1.25" BL and mml(if you like to keep things tidy).

But thats a pretty good set-up you're going to run.

I too found a good deal on a 2.5l but held out for the 4.0... Going to follow your build.

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I may put a lock right in the front also, I just don't want to spend to much on the axles since I plan on upgrading in a few months and going to 5:13 gears and 36" or 37" tires if I have enough clearence.
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post #11 of 11 Old 06-29-2010, 07:11 PM
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if you are planning on upgrading again in a couple months, why not just wait and get it all done at once? save alot of money and time. i wouldnt waste money regearing just to do it again. but then again you might be able to sell your old axles for alittle extra $$. and about the body lift and the 6 speed. im no expert but a body lift only involves the body mounts with have nothing to do with the tranny. ive looked into a body lift before and never seen a company ask me what tranny i had. and if your set on the 2" i think i seen one for sale in the classifieds.

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