1991 YJ Jeep Wrangler Z06
My Goal: To build an extreme dual purpose rig that can tackle the most technical woods trails and mud holes while still being a competent 1/4 mile stoplight racer.
Feedback and suggestions welcome.
Engine: 2004 Corvette Z06 405 HP (underrated)
Bought from an insurance company with just 8K miles in excellent cond
Bargain at just 4,600 with title and mileage verification.
FRONT AXLE: Rebuilt Dana 44 from wagoner with nitro axles + ujoints, Aussie lockers + 2" spacer
REAR AXLE: undecided, looking for best bang for the buck that can take over 400 hp beatings on the road while pushing 37" tires. Possibly a Ford 9" (open to suggestion)
Transmission: undecided, leaning to a new T56 6 speed Magnum from the dodge viper. Needs to be a fast shifting transmission NO 3 second delay between gears SM240/SM456 here!! (made that mistake once
) Second choice would be possibly the NV4500.
Paint Options: Pumpkin metallic orange like seen on some lambos or neon srt4/ Signature WRX medium metalic blue/ Metallic Midnight purple
Body: CJ front grill, CJ hood, round flush mount LED brake lights, newer wide style fender flairs.
6.5 Rocky Road SOA kit + 3" body
Yet to buy 36-38" mudders
Looking to minimize the power robbing effect the big tires will have on my acceleration onroad. My idea is stick with the lightest tire/rim combo possible similar to the Jeep lower 40 with very large lightweight rims to minimize rubber weight. Also looking to go only 10.5" wide in front and 12 in the rear to reduce drag.
Saftey: Extensive roll cage built onto stock roll bars
Passenger and Driver leather racing seats with 4 point harness
Brakes: 2003 Ford F550 HydroBoost brake system MC+BB with retrofit mounting bracket to YJ firewall and pedal.
Electrical: Autometer phantom full guage set with tac and gps speedometer. Wideband A/F Ratio monitor, 150 watt KC Daylighters window mount P and D side
Frame completely sanded down & sealed from rust, coated with gloss black non texture bedliner paint.
Underbody has been cleaned & wirebrushed and professionally undercoated
Engine bay sprayed with black bed liner paint
Interior floors have been covered and sealed in bedliner with brand new black carpeting overtop.
Dual exhaust from headers into Y pipe with electric cut out then single 3" exhaust ran to the rear. Mid system has magnaflow 3" muffler and high flow cat with no tools quick disconnect V band flanges on each side to quickly replace with test pipe out to magnaflow muffler when desired.
Much more to come... including progress pics exc.
PROJECT IS 30% COMPLETE. ENGINE IS NOT INSTALLED YET AND STILL NEED TO FIGURE OUT DRIVETRAIN. Z06 Wranger is expected to be on the road within the next 3 months.