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  • MEET & GREET YA

    Hey Out There!! New To O.com . Have Been In Doc For What Seems Forever, Good To See Feedback On All Le & Insight. Also Great To Blow Off Steam On Many Topics Especially Humorous Ones!! Leave A Light On For Ya !!
    READY, AIM...OH! THAT'S GONNA LEAVE A SCAR !!

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    Welcome to O.com. I'm assuming you either have a jeep or like jeeps. Hope you mean Wranglers or the old CJ's.

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    • #3
      i just boughta 2004 wrangler unlimited in March, it's awesome , learning to have some fun with it. I also have a 95 camaro with the LT1 vette engine, haven't taken it out yet this summer, seems to be neglected!! Not bad for a girl, huh? The jeep came with a hard & soft top only 14000. miles. Whoever had it prior kept it cherry, although it's auto. but i love it!! It'll be great this winter in the NH weather, I travel back roads to work & work 3-11 shift so it's hairy being out there that time of night on the way home. Would like some input on the jeep, would be helpful kinda a virgin in the jeep sense!!
      READY, AIM...OH! THAT'S GONNA LEAVE A SCAR !!

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      • #4
        Nice rides I have a 97 Wrangler sport I bought it new and I love it. Mine is also an auto (tired of shifting gears). Did you do anything to your jeep, and what kind of info do you want. I also have a little Nissan to get me to and from work. Be careful on back roads in the snow. If its icy or snowy keep it 4wd. Last year I was traveling down a major highway after a snow storm (took the jeep) well the road was cleared so I took it out of 4wd. I hit a patch of ice at about 60 and the rear end just let loose. I was able to regain control but very scary. It was at 4 am (working midnights at the time took off a little early), so there were no other cars on the road thank god. I guess EVOC instructor did his job In 4wd though jeeps are unstopable.

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        • #5
          Hey! I would like to know if it would be a good idea to lift it a few inches maybe put 31 in. wheels on it. It's kinda low so i would like more clearance. Some guys i work with have jeeps that are lifted 4 in. with 33 wheels & want to help me out but what mileage would i get & would it be too top heavy? It's a v6 by the way, gas is still 3 bucks & up that's one reason why the camaro 's still in storage, plus my ex thought he was a great mechanic & put 363 racing gears in the camaro{ without consulting me} & the speedometer is off about 8 miles, gotta have that fixed plus 2 new tires, burned the rears , one of many reasons he's an ex.. Anyway not to get off the subject, tips on 4 wheeling, pros & cons. The front of the jeep has a custom cover i was told so you don't get brush caught in the radiator? Plus it came with a roof rack [thule] & custom side steps & brand new wrangler tires, blacked out windows cd player ect. I x-cty. ski in the winter so it's well equipped fro skis , kayaks & such. I'm not a zipperhead when it comes to driving in the winter like some who forget how to drive in the first snowstorm but would like to experience going thru high drifts without getting stuck & hearing the flack from my buds !! I'm sure the winters you have are brutal but all in all i like the 4 seasons, wouldn't live down south if ya paid me , although have been to Daytona & Orlando twice in the past 2 yrs. for a vaca.in February. Was cool but not to live there.
          READY, AIM...OH! THAT'S GONNA LEAVE A SCAR !!

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          • #6
            Welcome, I have a 95 YJ myself. You will get sucked into it majorly, if not all ready.

            Hook up with a local group around you and learn. It's a great reliever of stress and to me it's so much fun to sit down on a day off or weekend off and work on it.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by jeepsta311
              Hey! I would like to know if it would be a good idea to lift it a few inches maybe put 31 in. wheels on it. It's kinda low so i would like more clearance. Some guys i work with have jeeps that are lifted 4 in. with 33 wheels & want to help me out but what mileage would i get & would it be too top heavy? It's a v6 by the way, gas is still 3 bucks & up that's one reason why the camaro 's still in storage, plus my ex thought he was a great mechanic & put 363 racing gears in the camaro{ without consulting me} & the speedometer is off about 8 miles, gotta have that fixed plus 2 new tires, burned the rears , one of many reasons he's an ex.. Anyway not to get off the subject, tips on 4 wheeling, pros & cons. The front of the jeep has a custom cover i was told so you don't get brush caught in the radiator? Plus it came with a roof rack [thule] & custom side steps & brand new wrangler tires, blacked out windows cd player ect. I x-cty. ski in the winter so it's well equipped fro skis , kayaks & such. I'm not a zipperhead when it comes to driving in the winter like some who forget how to drive in the first snowstorm but would like to experience going thru high drifts without getting stuck & hearing the flack from my buds !! I'm sure the winters you have are brutal but all in all i like the 4 seasons, wouldn't live down south if ya paid me , although have been to Daytona & Orlando twice in the past 2 yrs. for a vaca.in February. Was cool but not to live there.
              PM if you have any questions. But here goes a few answers for you. 31"s will fit on your stock wrangler. There will be slight rubbing issues when you turn but you can either get different backspacing rims or put a few washers on and be good to go. Flex will be decreased without a lift though. Maybe look into a 1" body lift. Inexpensive and not hard to install. Ultimately you will want a lift though. 3.5-4.5" will be fine unless you get into it big time.

              I think you said that you have side steps. Depends on what kind they are, but on a trail they will get hit or torn off if not careful. Same goes for lights you may add aftermarket.

              Like I said, feel free to PM me if you have any other questions. Also, check out www.jeepforum.com for lots of information. www.pirate4x4.com has some nice rigs, more on the hardcore side of things though. HTH
              Last edited by YJ95; 09-15-2005, 12:23 PM.

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              • #8
                Welcome from Texas. Enjoy the forum, have fun and stay safe.

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                • #9
                  welcome aboard and happy posting
                  THE OTHER PLACE...A Forum to get away to

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                  I am the one you want and what you want is so unreal--M.M.

                  When all of your wishes are granted, many of your dreams will be destroyed--M.M.

                  Art may imitate life, but life imitates TV--Ani Difranco

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jeepsta311
                    Hey! I would like to know if it would be a good idea to lift it a few inches maybe put 31 in. wheels on it. It's kinda low so i would like more clearance. Some guys i work with have jeeps that are lifted 4 in. with 33 wheels & want to help me out but what mileage would i get & would it be too top heavy? It's a v6 by the way, gas is still 3 bucks & up that's one reason why the camaro 's still in storage, plus my ex thought he was a great mechanic & put 363 racing gears in the camaro{ without consulting me} & the speedometer is off about 8 miles, gotta have that fixed plus 2 new tires, burned the rears , one of many reasons he's an ex.. Anyway not to get off the subject, tips on 4 wheeling, pros & cons. The front of the jeep has a custom cover i was told so you don't get brush caught in the radiator? Plus it came with a roof rack [thule] & custom side steps & brand new wrangler tires, blacked out windows cd player ect. I x-cty. ski in the winter so it's well equipped fro skis , kayaks & such. I'm not a zipperhead when it comes to driving in the winter like some who forget how to drive in the first snowstorm but would like to experience going thru high drifts without getting stuck & hearing the flack from my buds !! I'm sure the winters you have are brutal but all in all i like the 4 seasons, wouldn't live down south if ya paid me , although have been to Daytona & Orlando twice in the past 2 yrs. for a vaca.in February. Was cool but not to live there.
                    I agree with YJ. I have basically the same setup your friends do. I have 33's with a 4" lift (sounds common) If you go with 31's lift it up at least a little. Gas milage does go down If your not gonna do any heavy four wheelin don't worry about gear ratio and all. Good luck pm me or email me (in my profile) if ya want to talk about the other stuff.

                    Hey YJ real Jeep's have round headlights

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by backinblue
                      Hey YJ real Jeep's have round headlights
                      Haha, no, real Jeeps have leaf springs.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by YJ95
                        Haha, no, real Jeeps have leaf springs.
                        Good one, got any pics? I'm trying upload or whatever some pics of mine from a digital camera. Kinda new to that technology ha.

                        What do ya think about the rubicon's are they worth the extra $. Are there enough mods for them? I used to be really up on all that stuff, but it kind of fell to the wayside when I got hired. I'm looking to buy a new Jeep later this year.

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                        • #13
                          Eh, to me they aren't worth the extra money. Yes, they are great vehicles, but I could get a 95 or so, like mine, and put half of that money for a new Rubi into the YJ/TJ and have a more capable rig. Then again if you're into having the warranty for a few years then maybe a new Rubi is a possibilty. I believe Chrysler will honor the warranty up to a 4" lift, not 100% sure though.

                          I don't have any current pics. All I have is one from when I bought it stock. I'll take a few pics soon and get them to ya, I've got to finish wiring the lights by the windshield sometime this weekend, then I'll take some.

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                          • #14
                            Also I see you're in PA. Been to Paragon before? I don't know where you live if it's close or not. I've got I think 2 people heading up there next weekend for a run. Very nice trail.

                            http://www.paragonap.com/p_gallery.htm
                            Last edited by YJ95; 09-16-2005, 11:36 AM.

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                            • #15
                              I've been there a few times. Awesome trail. Thanks for the info. on the rubi's I think I'll probably just get a new TJ, that's what I was gonna get anyway. Then the work begins Think I might go a little higher with this one and do some serious work on well, everything. Make it a real off road machine.

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