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Unread 06-03-2013, 12:11 PM   #1
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new jk owner any fun tips

im buying a 07 jk sahara its lifted it has 33k on it and was wondering a few things saw it has a 241 j t case was wondering if thats the 4-1 ratio also was wondering what gearing is in it and if its a limited slip rear ill post pics soon and i also was wondering what are some good upgrades that i need i already know about fixing the cheep hp 30 with sleeves and truss just looking for other lil tips to help im vary mechanically inclined iv custom made a tummy tuck for a yj and installed gear and rubi case so i know what im doing thanks in advace

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Unread 06-03-2013, 12:28 PM   #2
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Your t case is 2.72:1. Drive it for a while and see what you want to do with it. The type of driving you want to do will more or less let you know what mods to make.
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Unread 06-03-2013, 02:57 PM   #3
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Your t case is 2.72:1. Drive it for a while and see what you want to do with it. The type of driving you want to do will more or less let you know what mods to make.
well id like to do more wheeling i have a 97 grand cherokee now i didnt know if there was anything cheep and easy to do it already has a 3 or 4" lift on it so gears and tires would be one thing what are some good winch bumpers
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Unread 06-03-2013, 03:01 PM   #4
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You might want to check out the drive shafts. If the original owner didnt replace the drive shafts, you might blow a boot and have a nice 400+ bill in a couple months if you want to be fully functional again.
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Unread 06-03-2013, 03:10 PM   #5
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You might want to check out the drive shafts. If the original owner didnt replace the drive shafts, you might blow a boot and have a nice 400+ bill in a couple months if you want to be fully functional again.
that is somthing i saw what are my options there
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Unread 06-04-2013, 09:18 AM   #6
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any other good mods that i should do befor beating it off rocks
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Unread 06-04-2013, 10:19 AM   #7
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fwiw... I think (iirc) that 2007 Sahara's with tow pkg had 4:10 gearing. Your Sahara came with TrakLoc LSD in the rear (obviously a D44).
If it didn't come with the 4:10 than it certainly has the 3:73 in it.


The JKU has pretty decent factory oem armor/skid protection.

Before my first event (also have a 2008 JKU Sahara - 3:73, 6 spd, 33" rubber, TrakLoc rear lsd):

1 diff armor (warn)
2. Evap Canister Armor (SkidRow)
3. OilPan Armor (rancho red cover)
4. Smittybuild slide rails/armor
5. Mopar front winch bumper
6. Mopar rear metal bumper
7. Warn M8000 winch
8. ARB recovery gear (bunch of it and it's expensive stuff- tree saver, 4 D rings, 3 snatch blocks, 2 snatch straps, tow rope/chain, gloves, goggles)
9. Since I have a smaller 2.5" Teraflex lift, I still check the suspension torque at every oil change. Trackbar, Contol arms etc etc...
10. make sure you add the mopar additive to the rear differential!!!

Wheel it and have fun

oh... buy a decent CB! You don't want to be "that one guy." But, you probably already knew this stuff.
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Unread 06-04-2013, 11:40 AM   #8
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ok thanks for the help i dont think it has a tow package id like to do a exhaust since the one in it probley will get ripped off lol
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Unread 06-04-2013, 05:59 PM   #9
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ok thanks for the help i dont think it has a tow package id like to do a exhaust since the one in it probley will get ripped off lol
If you email Jeep with your VIN requesting your build sheet they will send it to you and you'll know everything inside from factory. Hope that helps!
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Unread 06-05-2013, 09:47 AM   #10
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thanks bud so how do i know what size lift is on my jeep it has 255/75/18s on it and they look really small lol
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dont stick your weinis in the airvents.
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im buying a 07 jk sahara its lifted it has 33k on it and was wondering a few things saw it has a 241 j t case was wondering if thats the 4-1 ratio also was wondering what gearing is in it and if its a limited slip rear ill post pics soon and i also was wondering what are some good upgrades that i need i already know about fixing the cheep hp 30 with sleeves and truss just looking for other lil tips to help im vary mechanically inclined iv custom made a tummy tuck for a yj and installed gear and rubi case so i know what im doing thanks in advace
you can tummy tuck a Jk too, you just have to rub its tummy more.
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