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Re: Back from the dead ?
[img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] New job, new house, new Jeep = same ol' Scooby [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
I guess I cant complain too much bout the Jeep it's an 89 and everything I have had to replace is normal stuff that wears out. Radiator, Battery, tranny mount, motor mount, etc... It just seems something to have some type of sensor on my wallet, it only breaks when I don't really have any money to fix it right away
Right now there is a noise from the flex plate/ torque converter area. (I am praying it's not IN the tranny)
The short wheelbase is GREAT !!! but I'll tell you what I don't like about Jeeps, If you want to get serious with it, you cant really upgrade one thing at a time.
$: Jeeps come with little tires. So they need bigger tires. say 35"s Bigger tires need bigger wheels.
$$: so you need to buy 15X10's wheels
$$$: Bigger tires will require a lift, If you want to lift it right you must "spring over axle" but there is no point doing all this work with the stock axles because they will just break.
$$$$: so you must buy stronger axles like a 8.8 or d44 but those will have tall gears,
$$$$$: so you will need to re-gear them. Well if your already into the axle this is the time upgrade,
$$$$$$: so you have to buy Lockers. But this "short wheel base" now causes terrible angles on the very short rear drive.
$$$$$$$: so now you need a slip yoke eliminator so that you can get you drive shaft a few inches longer. But now your drive shaft will not work.
$$$$$$$$: so now you must buy a CV joint rear drive shaft.
Buy this time you realize, why they say Just Empty Every Pocket
The top upgrades to do to a Jeep, = Full width axles, chevy small block eng, chevy auto tranny, lengthen the wheel base. Then you realize you just spent $20K to turn a Jeep into a BLAZER [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]