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Options for the height challenged

Lifting a Wrangler and improving steering for off road and on road performance

Spring-over and High-Steer KitNeed a little extra room to fit those 35 inch tires?  Body lift and spring lift not enough?  So, the decision is down to coil conversion or spring over.  Worried about bump steer and axle wrap?

For the YJ, there is now an option - a spring over lift from Rubicon Express, High Steer System from Terraflex, and a Skyjacker 5th Link.

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YJ Fuel Injection Performance Kit

K&N Fuel Injection Performance KitThe box said “horsepower guaranteed”.  And, more important, it was CARB approved.  Finally, an air intake system for the pre-1997 Jeep Wrangler that was certified as emissions legal in California.  The air intake kit was K&N Fuel Injection Performance Kit for the 1991-1995 Jeep Wrangler with the 4.0L engine.

Murphy (if anything can go wrong, it will go wrong) and I are old acquaintances. I figured I had an afternoon and a Jeep (Just Enough Extra Parts).  Time to find some more horsepower.

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JKS/Currie 1" Lift Motor Mount

By: Jeff Yokomura - 2/2001

Courtesy of JKS Manufacturing

This project started off like many others. "What if we could raise the engine a inch to gain some clearance and help out driveshaft angles?" Well, as it turned out it was easier said then done. The only one inch lift engine mounts on the market are for 4.0L YJ's and TJ's.

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Jeep - a never ending story: Tires and Wheels

Jeep - a never ending story: Tires and Wheels

So, today was the big test. After many modifications, the Lil’ Heep was ready for the big test. Or, maybe just another step in the pecking order of modifications.

To set the stage, what started as a basically stock 1994 Jeep Wrangler with over 100,000 miles had undergone numerous operations en-route to its current configuration. Now set with 4.56 gears, front and rear locker, 4 inch spring lift, 2 inch body lift, 4:1 transfer case, NV-4500 transmission, and several other after market modifications, the Lil’ Heep was set to hit the trails.

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4x4Wire Archive Jeep Technical Pages covering engines, transmissions, transfer cases, drivelines, axles, suspensions, lift kits, steering, electrical and more.

Jeep Tech Engines These Jeep engine pages cover stock Jeep engines, engine swaps, engine performance, and engine rebuilds. Jeep Transmissions The Jeep Technical transmission pages cover stock Jeep transmissions and transmission swaps in Jeep vehicles. Stock transmissions used in Jeeps from 1941 until present are covered in detail. There are articles about various transmission swaps using both automatic and manual transmissions. Jeep Transfercases The Jeep Technical Transfer Case pages cover stock transfer cases used in Jeeps from 1941 until the present and they cover transfer case upgrades. Low gear swaps in transfer cases and transfer case swaps are covered in great detail. Jeep Drive Shafts The Jeep Technical drive shaft pages feature articles about various drive shafts used in Jeep vehicles and basic information about drive shafts. Jeep Axles The Jeep Technical axle pages feature articles about stock Jeep axles and axle conversions and upgrades on Jeep vehicles. Various upgrades are covered including one piece axle swaps, full floating swaps, ring and pinion swaps, locker installations, etc. Jeep Wheels Jeep Tech Wheel pages are filled with information about wheels for your 4x4. Jeep Tires Jeep Tech Tire pages cover all aspects of tires for your Jeep. Jeep Suspension Jeep Technical suspension pages. These articles cover suspension aspects of your Jeep including lift kits, coil springs, leaf springs, 3/4 elliptical, 1/4 elliptical, and spring over axle conversions. Jeep Steering Jeep Tech steering pages cover various aspects of steering your Jeep. The good and bad of stock Ross and Saginaw steering set ups, steering conversions to power steering to save your digits, and drag link and tie rod configurations. Jeep Brakes The Jeep Technical brakes pages cover braking aspects of your Jeep including disk brake upgrades, master cylinder upgrades, power brake conversions, swing arm pedal conversions, dual cylinder upgrades, maintenance, and more. Jeep Frames The Jeep Technical frame pages are all about frames for Jeep vehicles. Jeeps used regular channel frames, boxed frames, and tube frames. Later Jeeps use a frameless uni-body construction in the XJ, ZJ, and WJ. Your frame might not be up to the task of hard use, especially if it is old. Frame boxing and gusseting can prevent frame cracks. Skid plates and cross members are also covered in the frame section. Jeep Bumpers JeepTech bumper pages cover reviews and theory of bumpers and tire carriers that are attached to bumpers. Choosing the right bumper for your Jeep depends on what you plan to do with your Jeep. Jeep Carriers and Rubicon Racks Jeep Tech tire carrier and rubicon rack pages. These articles cover all different types of tire carriers, rubicon racks, and other equipment carriers. Jeep Body Work Jeep Technical body pages are all about doing body work on your Jeep vehicle. The body pages cover tubs, hoods, fenders, grills, and windshield frames. Articles cover painting, fixing dents and rust, and prep work to make your Jeep look good. Body protection is also covered including corner and rocker panel protection. Jeep Fuel Systems Jeep Technical Fuel System pages cover various aspects of the fuel system of your Jeep including fuel tanks, fuel lines, emission systems, fuel return systems, carburetors, and fuel injection systems. Jeep Electrical Jeep Technical electrical pages. These articles cover electronic aspects of your Jeep including batteries, starters, ignitions, wiring, lighting, computers, gauges, CBs, radios, and more. Jeep Interiors The Jeep Technical interior pages cover aspects of the interior of your Jeep including seats, seat belts, roll cages, consoles, bed liners, carpeting, sound proofing, heaters, cooling, and more. Jeep Winches Jeep Tech winch pages cover winches, winch mounts, and winch accessories. All types of winches are covered including PTO, electric, and hydraulic. Most of the content is purely technical, but some coverage of winch techniques are available. Jeep Tools Jeep Tech Tools pages are filled with information about tools that can help you build your Jeep and keep it running. This section also covers recovery tools and products that help you on the trail.

 

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