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Unread 01-24-2014, 11:41 AM   #1
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Major Jeep upgrades

I want to do some major upgrades to my jeep. I am talking about engine, transmission, drive shafts, and axles. I have a '99 jeep tj, I6. 5speed. One of the people I jeeped with had a CJ7 with a 383 stoker and dana 60s I am sure he had a different transmission.... what would be a good idea if i wanted to do things right in one go. but not quite that big

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Unread 01-24-2014, 12:13 PM   #2
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This an extremely vague question. What are you trying to accomplish?
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Unread 01-24-2014, 12:15 PM   #3
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This an extremely vague question. What are you trying to accomplish?
Isn't it obvious? Spending ungodly amounts of money.
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Unread 01-24-2014, 12:31 PM   #4
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You need to sit down and figure out specifically what you want to upgrade. There are an infinite number of ways you can proceed, but by breaking it down into individual goals and projects, we can actually help you.

Start by deciding what size tire you want to run. That will determine many things.
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Unread 01-24-2014, 12:32 PM   #5
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I am big on rock crawling and always trying to keep up with the next jeep and tackle the next place. but there is times where i need more torque/hp, clearance (such as lift and tires witch i know what i want there) but to get bigger tires i need to get more power.... i currently have 35s
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Unread 01-24-2014, 12:35 PM   #6
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How much lift?
How much power?
How big of tires?
What about wheelbase?
How much money ya got?

Try to be even slightly specific...
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Unread 01-24-2014, 12:43 PM   #7
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I have a feeling the first goal is to properly set the Jeep up to run 35s with a 4" spring lift. What axels do you have? What is your current gearing? What does your existing lift consist of? What control arms, track bars, driveshafts, etc, do you have? All of this matters.

For starters, completely fill in your profile with detailed information. It's time for you to learn about your Jeep.
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Unread 01-24-2014, 01:10 PM   #8
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I have a 4 1/2" long arm rough country lift with 35" tires. dana 30 front and dana 35 rear. I was thinking about getting a dana 44 rear and dana 30 HP front with either the 410 or 456 gear ratio. i want more power to turn somewhere around 40" tires (i am sure a bigger lift kit would be needed to clear the 40" tires). so wouldn't I need a bigger engine and a different transmission to handle the engine...? my transmission and drive shafts are stock. I am trying to get my jeep to the point I can tackle some major rock structures.
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Unread 01-24-2014, 01:13 PM   #9
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You're going to need to rethink a lotttttt of things before an engine when it comes to running 40's
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1. Go to Pirate4x4 classified and find/buy TJ on 40s with V8.
2. ???
3. Profit.
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Unread 01-24-2014, 01:38 PM   #11
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You need two things:

Education
Money

I don't know about the second one but it appears you've got a ways to go on the first one. Fortunately, you're on a good forum with excellent resources for learning.
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Unread 01-24-2014, 05:28 PM   #12
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I want to do some major upgrades to my jeep. I am talking about engine, transmission, drive shafts, and axles. I have a '99 jeep tj, I6. 5speed. One of the people I jeeped with had a CJ7 with a 383 stoker and dana 60s I am sure he had a different transmission.... what would be a good idea if i wanted to do things right in one go. but not quite that big
Where do you wheel at? Do you have a tow rig? A trailer? Going uber big makes all of the normal trails boring and you'll have to drive 5 times as far to find places to have fun, while your smaller tired buddies enjoy wheeling almost anywhere they go.
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