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    Default Wanna Build TJ with 6 inch lift and 2-3 inch Body Lift

    Not to get all in your bizness but Why? Why would you need9 inches of lift? At that point you'd be lucky if Full width axles would keep you even partially stable!! What are you trying to accomplish? End result? Usage??

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    Its not much more then a mud jeep at the time. i don't climb rocks much. i do want to upgrade the danna axles in time, to give me a lower center of gravity. With the lift i want to clear some TSL's Maybe like 38's. But in the end its all for fun.
    Yall wanna see me do a big ass stunt?

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    right on man. do what you do. just let us know how the build goes.

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    Dont foreget, with that 4 banger, regear FIRST.

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    what size gears you think i need? i know i need gears but im unsure what is best.
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    Advising not trying to insult...
    I'm gonna go on a limb here and guess that you are new to jeeps? I think some of us old and crusty folks with jeep history should offer some insite before you jump all over the money pit. I'm gonna try and offer some of my thoughts so please don't take them as me "preaching"...I'm just basing it on 20ish years of jeeping and maybe 50 heeps??
    From your avitar your running a TJ? From the other post you running a 4cyl, right? Don't persue anything bigger than 35s. And even those will be a struggle for the 4 banger even with regearing. Then there is the axles. You have Dana axles now..a 30 up front and maybe a 35 in the rear? Could be the Chrysler 8.25 (better than the 35) or if yours is a Rubicon it would have the 44. Anyway, given the size and strength of the factory axles and the abuse of mudding ( I grew up in Georgia) you will be spending a lot of money fixing things. Regearing the factory axles is expensive and won't really get you any real strength.
    So what do I suggest? Its your jeep...you can build it moderatly to enjoy trails and the non-extreme mud holes without to much issue. But to play in the +35" tire realm your gonna be into the wallet pretty deep. 38s? With a 4cly?? I don't care how you gear it you will be very unhappy and out a lot of money. While the 4cly is a black sheep to most..I feel it is a decent engine in stock form. Just not very adept at handling the mods most make. Were it me and I was getting back into the mud running I would look for a second vehicle to build. A lot of mud is point and shoot. You need good go pedal and stout parts. Best bang for the buck is prob a Full Size Jeep. Get one cheap, nab a sawzall and make clearance for big tires! Too easy.
    I hope I don't sound like I'm putting down your wishes...I am just trying to steer you away from expensive mistakes many, including me, have made countless times...

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    The jeep is my project. I bought it to cut into it. Ive got allot of dreams for it. I know the 4 cyl doesn't push much power. Ive noticed. But i was thinking of a crate engine like a small diesel or even looking into a turbo from a SRT.

    My 2.4L
    •Displacement 148.2 cu. in. (2429 cu. cm)
    •Bore x Stroke 3.44 x 3.98 (88 x 101)
    •Valve System Belt-drive, DOHC, 16 valves, stamped-steel followers, hydraulic lash adjustment
    •Fuel Injection Sequential, multi-port electronic
    •Construction Cast-iron block, cast-iron bed plate, aluminum head, balance shafts
    •Compression Ratio 9.5:1

    SRT, turbo engine is Almost the same.
    •148.2 cu. in. (2429 cu. cm)
    •3.44 x 3.98 (87.5 x 101)
    •DOHC, four valves/cylinder, hydraulic end-pivot roller followers
    •Sequential, multi-port, electronic
    •Semi-permanent mold-aluminum block with cast-iron liners, cast-aluminum head
    •8.1:1

    I'm almost sure its possible. And if its geared correctly I should be pushing Sh*t tons of torque at the low RPM ranges. Should and would make 38'' tires a cake walk.
    SRT turbos are easy enough to come by.
    From what I've priced it would cost an easy $600.




    With a turbo my total weight of the vehicle will also be greatly reduced. And weight is important in my book. no matter what type of jeeper you are.
    Thanks for the help, i do see where your coming from.
    Last edited by millay123; 10-18-2010 at 21:02.
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    Yall wanna see me do a big ass stunt?

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    so awsome
    Last edited by millay123; 10-18-2010 at 21:58.
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    You want to run 38's on the stock axles?
    Gearing won't matter, your shafts will explode pulling out of the driveway.

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