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View Poll Results: what should i do
RE sye 3 12.50%
IRO SYE 3 12.50%
Bumpers from jcr stage 2 front and rear 11 45.83%
upgrade to an 8.25 5 20.83%
fix the body damage 2 8.33%
fix the interior nits and bits 0 0%
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post #1 of 17 Old 01-26-2010, 06:34 AM Thread Starter
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what to do

ok so in a couple of months i will be graduating from college and thinking about what o do to my jeep.

it has the 4.5 inch lift, upp and lower RE sf adjustable arms, adj trackbar. 33s, factory bumpstops -1. i have a completely aftermarket exhaust from the header back. i have jcrs upper quarter panel armor.


what i dont have

SYE should i go with the RE hack n tap or the IRO
should i get different bumpers. currently i have a prcomp one for a wrangler
should i get some mroe armor?
should i get the 8.25? currently been on 33s with the 35 for 2 years
or should i get a new paint job and some interior crap fixed?

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post #2 of 17 Old 01-26-2010, 01:06 PM
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How about some pics to help with our decision? Especially of that TJ bumper on there


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post #3 of 17 Old 01-26-2010, 02:16 PM
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Do you have driveline vibes now?

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post #4 of 17 Old 01-26-2010, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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the bumper is just a procomp lain style bumper. it really does not look bad. it might be this weekend when i get the pics up. wheather is really crappy here in indy.

i haveo nly slight driveline vibes. and it doesnt really seem to tear up u-joints
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post #5 of 17 Old 01-26-2010, 07:20 PM
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If you can't get a pic up of it on yours then post a link to one on a TJ or something at least.

So, vibes aren't too bad. Did you do a TC drop when you did your lift? Also, can you elaborate on the body damage and what you want to do to the interior? What are some of these "nits and bits"?


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post #6 of 17 Old 01-26-2010, 07:30 PM
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Yea +1 on pics. Also, what is the purpose of your ride? DD mainly for looks, wheeling/dd mix, trail rig? That could make a difference in what you should do first.

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Get the damn sye, you don't have to have any vides to be tearing your transfer case apart. You are fine with your d35, it'll do 33s locked and be fine. If you were going to upgrade the axle I'd do an 8.8, not a whole lot of work to make it fit.
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Get the damn sye, you don't have to have any vides to be tearing your transfer case apart. You are fine with your d35, it'll do 33s locked and be fine. If you were going to upgrade the axle I'd do an 8.8, not a whole lot of work to make it fit.
But has he even done a TC drop? That would be cheaper than an SYE wouldn't it? The items on the list aren't really $$ comperable either. Front and rear Bumpers, SYE, or some bits here and there fixed inside Hard to vote on that info


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the sye you can do for around 200 or less, and you don't have to lower any part of your vehicle.
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I vote 8.25 and the sye.

The 35 is the worst. Why not upgrade the entire rear driveline at once?

Both can be done using junkyard parts.

(Minus the sye you go with. You can get a new shaft from the yard.)

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Well if I had to make a decision it'd be work on your rear as srmitchell also said. Though i wouldn't go out and pull a 8.25, it'd be a d44 or a 8.8. gears and sye when money is there for it.

And why is body damage on the fix list

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Ok, so if the OP has some cash he can just go out to a JY and pick up the 8.8 and SYE and then use the wallet to pick up the bumpers


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Well if I had to make a decision it'd be work on your rear as srmitchell also said. Though i wouldn't go out and pull a 8.25, it'd be a d44 or a 8.8. gears and sye when money is there for it.

And why is body damage on the fix list
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^^^^^ NO ****!!! can you PM me some more of those


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post #15 of 17 Old 01-27-2010, 12:37 AM
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Bumpers all the way! My .02cents is that SYE is not needed Just make new drive shafts or get some made its cheaper if you wanna upgrade ur drive line you may as well get a d44/60


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