Join Date: Aug 2000
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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions
Well i can't decide what to do with my jeep.
Plan A is to get a beater and try and make it a good trail rig and i would have about $1000 to spend for the truck and the build up but i already have a set of 32" sx's and a winch to put on it along with some other little stuff form my tj. I would then get my TJ back to daily driver status which would involve re-building the dana 30, putting some 32" muds i have lying around on it, fix some little leaks and other issues the tj has.
Plan B is to keep building up my tj, it currentally has a 2" spacer lift, 32" sx's, massive trimming up front, mini spooled 8.8, winch, and some other little stuff. The dana 30 needs all new bearings and seals so i think i would ditch the dana 30 and swap a waggy d44 in up front. By the time the dana 44 was ready to go up front i'd have enough $$ to finish it. I would swap in a late model waggy d44, build my own brackets and then proabaly slap in some 4.56's, get some 6 lug 15x8's from the junk yard, get some adapters to run 6 lug wheels out back and if the money allowed put a lock right up front along with manual hubs (i don't see a major problem running drive flanges if i'm open up front). Only problem i see running 4.56's is to go 65 mph i'd be some where about 3200 rpms because i don't have over drive and 60mph would be at about 2900 rpms. My tj would still be my daily driver but i only drive about 5 miles round trip to and from school every day and usually that's the only time i drive my tj right now. After the d44 was in up front i'd be real tempted to pick up a cheep daily driver to use every day.
Keep in mind when I wheel i wheel hard and push my jeep to the limit every time i go out, i blew a 297 joint running 32" sx's up front but my joint wasn't in the greatest shape so that probably contributed to the breakage. I've started to build up my tj already so i'm real tempted to just continue with the build up. Also keep in mind this jeep has to be drivien to the trails and back because the $$ for a tow rig just doesn't exist right now.