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Unread 07-14-2010, 12:21 PM   #16
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im a complete rookie lol, im not sure which axle i have or my rear gear ratio lol....how do i go about finding that out....sorry about my lack of knowledge haha
I'm as new as you around here.... just a few more yrs of living under my belt!
Plate (between two bolts) on the rear pumpkin cover, or..........
Go to dealer Parts Dept, with VIN #, and ask for a "Build Sheet". Free and it wil list all factory parts/options installed on your TJ. Handy to have!

Plate on my axle reads... "3 07 5993-1". That's a 3.07 gear ratio.
Other row of #'s is for different info.

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Unread 07-14-2010, 12:53 PM   #17
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im a complete rookie lol, im not sure which axle i have or my rear gear ratio lol....how do i go about finding that out....sorry about my lack of knowledge haha
See the Boot Camp Thread linked in my sig? click that.

lucky for you the 6-speed manual has pretty close, deep gearing, so you wont notice the tire size change near as much as an auto.
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Unread 07-14-2010, 03:25 PM   #18
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im a complete rookie lol, im not sure which axle i have or my rear gear ratio lol....how do i go about finding that out....sorry about my lack of knowledge haha
look at your front axle on the left side of the differential cover. there should be a tag between the two center bolts, well on mine it is anyways.

oh and as for light offroading, what i'm doing is getting the 2.5 rc lift with 31x10.5 bfg ats. im getting it all done next week.
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Unread 07-14-2010, 10:10 PM   #19
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You can find your rear axle type online, just do some research on your type of Jeep. Mines a Rocky Mountain Ed so it came stock with a dana 44 rear axle so I had no problem getting the 4 in lift and running 33's
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Unread 07-14-2010, 10:26 PM   #20
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A little effort with search and reading the FAQs goes a long way.

Short answer: 33s are gonna cost to do right, because you'll need to regear... and then do it again when you go to 35s.

Wheel it as is, add some armor, look at a thousand builds, read why not just how they did it, and start putting stupid amounts of cash away each month... then build a balanced machine all at once.
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Unread 07-14-2010, 11:35 PM   #21
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I have the Rough County 2.5 inch lift, and love it. That life also give you 200 more dollars to play with
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Unread 07-14-2010, 11:45 PM   #22
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I have the Rough County 2.5 inch lift, and love it. That life also give you 200 more dollars to play with
Until you have to toss the shocks for being too stiff and add better ones...

I LIKE the progressive idea, if the spring rates are good for YOU, and cheap shocks tend to ride that way and be too stiff... but for the price, the RC 2.2 2 1/2 is a pretty fair start.
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Unread 07-15-2010, 12:02 AM   #23
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Until you have to toss the shocks for being too stiff and add better ones...

I LIKE the progressive idea, if the spring rates are good for YOU, and cheap shocks tend to ride that way and be too stiff... but for the price, the RC 2.2 2 1/2 is a pretty fair start.
yep. everyone is saying to replace the shocks with OME, or even skyjacker shocks. heck, i run stock replacement shocks in the rear.
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Unread 07-15-2010, 12:38 AM   #24
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My vote is a BB/1.25"BL and OME or Bilstein shocks. Get some swaybar disconnects if you can afford them. Just like someone stated earlier, keep and eye on the for sale section for cheap used parts. All the stuff youre looking for pops up quite often.
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Unread 07-15-2010, 09:21 AM   #25
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thanks alot guys for all the ideas! theres alot of good suggestions ill keep in mind
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Unread 07-15-2010, 10:25 PM   #26
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just outta curiosity, has anyone gone to rausch creek?
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Unread 07-15-2010, 10:29 PM   #27
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just outta curiosity, has anyone gone to rausch creek?
Yup. You'll want armor on the entire underbody, at a MINIMUM engine/oilpan skid, tank skid, rockers. After the first trip you'll find out what other armor/skids/plate welded to the bottom of stuff you'll want.

Raush is worth the drive.
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are there any trails that you can take a stock wrangler on? me and my buddies wanna go we both got stock jeeps...except he has 31's on his
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Unread 07-15-2010, 11:46 PM   #29
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are there any trails that you can take a stock wrangler on? me and my buddies wanna go we both got stock jeeps...except he has 31's on his
Trails range from green to blacks or whatever...greens are very mild. you could even run light light blues
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Unread 07-15-2010, 11:51 PM   #30
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Trails range from green to blacks or whatever...greens are very mild. you could even run light light blues
x2... x2... and Zack, I really want an invite to Flatlander's party/wheeling because I want to see your rig as well as Luckrider's up close... and I NEED to see Flatlander's build up close
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