First Jeep (YJ)
Whats up, this is kinda like my introduction post/ with a couple questions
I got my first wrangler a month or two ago and am in the process of rebuilding it. Ive been building drift cars (240sx's) since I got my license but recently have wanted to build something that wasn't a 240 and completely different than anything im used to. So basically its a 94 YJ with the inline 6 and a 5spd. the previous owner got it in 2012 with intents to fix it up and kinda lost interest or whatever so its been sitting. since I got it ive cut out and repaired all rust, rhino linered the floors, done all my basic new car maintenance, installed some new fender flares, & Painted gave the whole thing a fresh paint job with a sick cement gray (Same color of the trd FJ cruiser).
My whole plan with this thing is to build something that is pretty much bullet proof in the woods, but wont lose any drivability on the street. the car already has an unknown brand 2.5" lift and I installed some RC shocks ( old ones were totally blown out) my long term goal is id like to go up to a 4" lift on some 33s and swap in a ford 8.8 with a locker but as for right now im good with my height.
but first on my list I need to address the brakes and steering. my brake booster is broken and the price difference between the ABS & non ABS booster is crazy so I will be deleting ABS this weekend (witch is just one less thing to go wrong IMO) but my tie rods are shot so while im under it I wanted to address them.
so ive been doing a lot of research and haven't been able to find the answer im looking for im looking for a beefier tie rod that can withstand more abuse than the OEM one. (Im really big on overkill when I build a car) everything ive found online has the drag link attaching to the tie rod. (Rustys & extereme terrain? ) ive read that causes death wobble at high speeds. so I want to keep everything in the stock locations. any input would be great.