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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-08-2009, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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ok, since I actually never actually said anything before

I am Phoenix, new to the board here, figured I should introduce myself actually

Drive a 90 YJ with a good amount of problems but its what ever, always gonna have some form of issue I mean come on its a Jeep

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oh well figured I would say hey and thanks for the help on the previous issue I had on my Jeep, don't have much to offer in terms of advice etc since im new to my jeep (8 months) and am still workin my own problems out. More to come and be posted im sure, mostly opinions and advice from now on though since I am looking to replace my front bumper and get a new lift kit thrown on some time soon.

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Nice intro. Welcome to the board! Glad we could help.

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Since you didn't ask . . .

[lecture] In your intro you mentioned a lift kit. Our standard advice given to everyone with a new Jeep is to not plan any significant modifications until getting completely familiar with the Jeep, its capabilities and the things you like to do with it. Your YJ and all of the SWB Jeeps are amazingly capable off-road vehicles right from the factory. Until you can comfortably and reliably reach its limits and have occasionally exceeded them it's wise to restrain your urge to do things to it. In the long run you'll be a better driver and have a better Jeep if you perfect your skills first in a stock Jeep, by which time you may decide that you don't need any expensive mods. I've had my CJ over 30 years and just a few months ago made my first mod to enhance off-road performance - a rear locker.

In the mean time you should stock up on some simpler items - basic tools, a few spare parts, first-aid kit, a good tow strap, Hi-Lift jack (not a knock-off), a full roll cage if you might get close to the edge, and a winch if you have a big pile of dollars. Those items will serve you well whether your Jeep remains mostly stock or eventually turns into a wild thing.
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Thanks for the advice! the reason i considered it is because i have a 2.5 shackle lift with stock springs and over extended shocks. On another note i have a hi lift and full roll cage my next step was a new front winch bumper, any advice on the bumper? Sorry for the large paragraph im using my phone right now
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Shackle lifts are not very desireable - good to get rid of them.

When looking at bumpers, keep in mind that stronger is better only to a point. It's easier to deal with a bent bumper than with a bent frame.

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Any recommendations for my lift situation and good bumper?
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Any recommendations for my lift situation and good bumper?
take it back to stock!!!

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