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Unread 06-05-2011, 11:42 PM   #1
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budget 1 ton YJ build...well kinda

what im starting with


91 YJ R.E. 2.5" springs, dana 30 w/ lockright, dana 44 w/ ox locker both have 4.88 gears.

the plan
dana 60
14 bolt
5.38s
rear 4 link w/ stock xj coils
xj springs flipped up front(for now)
shooting for 108" wheelbase
39-42" tires
22-24" belly hight
skid flat with the frame

put it on jacks




transmission crossmember

my stock skid was beat to crap


some heims and disc brake brackets

brakets on


picked up a 22 gal. fuel cell for $200

good bye leaf springs

14 bolt in and around 7" stretch



im working on the 4 link now. I'll post up some pics when its done

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Unread 06-05-2011, 11:51 PM   #2
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got an awesome start on that, going to be a beast of a rig! what kind of engine/transmission/transfer case are you going with to turn those big meats?
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Unread 06-06-2011, 07:17 AM   #3
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nice. I am looking forward to seeing how you make the rear xj coils work. I just put xj springs in up front. check out my build thread if you want to see how. simple really.
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Unread 06-06-2011, 12:53 PM   #4
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got an awesome start on that, going to be a beast of a rig! what kind of engine/transmission/transfer case are you going with to turn those big meats?
As of right now I will be running the stock 4.0,AX 15 and np 231 for the first run. After I will swap in a th350 and dana 300. The 4.0 is running strong with 160,000 miles on it might get a turbo and complete rebuild or maybe a V8

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nice. I am looking forward to seeing how you make the rear xj coils work. I just put xj springs in up front. check out my build thread if you want to see how. simple really.
Ya the xi coils will be fun..I might end up with air shocks if the xi coils give me to much lift..but the xi stuff is free take offs so I want to try and make them work.
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Unread 06-06-2011, 03:02 PM   #5
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how you planning on doing dana 60 in front? widen out spring mounts to fit axle or narrow axle to fit springs?

id like to narrow axle to fit springs so i can still fit on trailer and threw trails easily but not too fond of paying $200++++ for shortend axle shaft
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Unread 06-06-2011, 03:29 PM   #6
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how you planning on doing dana 60 in front? widen out spring mounts to fit axle or narrow axle to fit springs?

id like to narrow axle to fit springs so i can still fit on trailer and threw trails easily but not too fond of paying $200++++ for shortend axle shaft
It depends on what year I get. If I get a 78-79 it will pretty much just bolt up or if I get a mid 80's I will just outboard the springs.
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Unread 06-06-2011, 08:17 PM   #7
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Stock XJ springs in the back of mine, they work fine and I didn't limit there travel. I made them so they allways line back up and only once they didn't from jumping the Jeep.

Only ( old ) Pics I have, maybe more under my profile.







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Unread 06-08-2011, 09:16 PM   #8
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well i picked up 2 16" fox air shocks today for $450
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Unread 06-09-2011, 02:03 AM   #9
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mmmm shmexy
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Unread 06-18-2011, 07:51 PM   #10
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got myself a 94 jeep today. kinda crazy its got a 454 with 350 trans in it stock axles. 33" tsl frame is in awesome shape body is great just couple rust spots on doors.

my delema... obviously stock axles arnt gona hold up to that 454 for long.. are they worth putting heavy duty guts into? or am i better off narrowing my dana 60 and 14 bolt?
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Unread 07-20-2011, 10:04 PM   #11
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So your building this yj and the xj at the same time??

Everything goin on does not sound like much of a college budget to me!! Hahah
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Unread 07-25-2011, 01:58 PM   #12
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So your building this yj and the xj at the same time??

Everything goin on does not sound like much of a college budget to me!! Hahah
lol.. Im posting this build for my brother

made some progress

lower link mounts on the frame end. there 3/16 laminated with 3/16




upper link mount this will be sleeved with 1.5 .120 wall and gusseted all to hell and tied into the frame


mock up link


the stock crossmember is in the way of the uppers on the axle end, so i cut it off


but first i build a new one out off 1.5 .120 wall



4 link numbers
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Unread 07-25-2011, 02:29 PM   #13
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I thought my one ton build was a budget build as well They never seem to go that way.
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Unread 08-14-2011, 03:35 PM   #14
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Since we were waiting on a couple parts I finally talked my brother into re-doing his cage. He had a cage kit that didn't fit to well and had dead tubes everywhere. It works fine in a rockcrawler but I wouldn't trust in a roll at speed.

Old cage



Cut out the old cage



Bent the A pillar 20 degrees


A pillar mocked up


Got the dash bar and A pillar tube going across in


Started to add some triangulation in the roof. We still need to add a couple tubes
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Unread 08-14-2011, 03:43 PM   #15
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that improved cage looks good
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