What's up old timers? I'm looking at getting into a YJ in the near future so naturally I had a few questions. I'm sure a lot of this could be found by searching, but frankly I'm lazy, and since I'll be web wheeling with y'all in the future this can double as an intro post.
So I've got a pretty built JK that doesn't see the road much any more, mostly due to the comp stickies I'm running. Swapping some one tons in, linking the rear, fuel cell, and atlas are all happening over the next few months while we're covered in snow....moral of the story is the JK is pretty much going to be trailered and beat like it owes me money. Thus the quest for another jeep. Something that will function as a moderate trail rig and something fun to drive around town.
I'll be looking to pick up something fairly low miles and low rust, preferably something that hasnt been wheeled and modified. Tall order I know, mostly focusing my search down south.
Now for the Q&A
Q1: What are the WMS - WMS dimensions on the stock axles?
I'm planning on taking the D44's out of my JK and putting them under the YJ. They're already geared to 4.88, lockers, chromo shafts, ect, I can still use the bead locks that I currently run. Pretty much just have to fab a drag link and weld on some spring over plates. The only concern I have is the JK's are 65" axles...worried they'll be a bit too wide.
Q2: I'm looking to run 33x12.50's, probably just some MT/R K's. A spring over job when I swap my axles will net me just over 3" of lift. Should that be sufficient to clear the tires with good articulation? Should I look at some lifted springs also, maybe just add a bit of a body lift too?
Q3: Spring rates. I'm not planning on adding a ton of sprung weight, basically just a solid flat belly skid, some boat side sliders, and 1310 driveshafts, maybe some rear corners. My gut reaction is to go with a softer spring. Outside of street driving, going to be a lot of fire roads and light to moderate rock crawling. Pretty much all low speed stuff. Thoughts?
Q4: Any thoughts on the general build plan? Think of anything I'm leaving out? Hate my accent?
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