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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-07-2007, 12:56 PM
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Finally decided to buy another Jeep as I've missed my CJ7 since the day after I sold it. I've narrowed it down to a 2000-2003 TJ with the 4.0, 5 speed, and as stock as I can find. It won't be used as a daily driver but will see extended trips out of town. My initial thoughts for a lift is a 4" long arm (Rubicon, Terraflex) with 33" tires. Gearing and lockers will be installed/changed as well. The rest of the mods will be bolt-ons or cosmetic items.

I have no plans of going too radical on my off-road jaunts. Most of my trips will be to Death Valley and the Sedona area. However, I want something that can handle the Rubicon if I get a wild hair. Will 33"s be sufficient or should I go bigger? Any other ideas or feedback? Anything else I should look out for?

Again, it's not a daily driver and will be mainly a trail rig. I prefer not to trailer if I can help it so some decent road manners would be nice.

Thanks in advance for your input,

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I'd just buy an 04 rubicon with a RE 4.5" suspension, chromoly axle shafts front and rear, 4.88 gears and 37" MTR's with a 1" body lift.
this rig is rock solid dependable and will go anywhere.

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