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Unread 08-19-2011, 06:59 PM   #1
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How would you set up these Rigs?

I got a phone call a little while ago from a buddy of mine who just picked up a 91 YJ. He told me that he wants to turn the 91 into crawler or for trails, and his 89 YJ into a mudder. Then he proceeded to ask if I knew what engine, transmission, t-case, lift size, axle's, rims and tires he should get for both vehicles. Mind you, both YJ's are stock and equipped with the 2.5L and 5 speed transmission. He also stated that money isn't a problem that he wants the best.(I told him that it would be when he was done with both builds, but we will see how it goes..)But he also said that he wants to stick with Mopar for the engine and trans, and Dana for the axles. So I gave him my answer, but I just thought I would ask you guys and see what you think.

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Unread 08-19-2011, 07:31 PM   #2
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Mopar 318 (5.2 Magnum) in both. NV 3550 trans. Atlas transfer case. D44 axles with 4.88's and OX lockers front and rear. Both jeeps same drivetrain, just different tires and suspension.
You can mail-order the whole thing from Quadratec except for the engines.
Let's see how deep his wallet is.
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Unread 08-19-2011, 08:16 PM   #3
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all depends on what he wants for set ups... he needs to decide what he wants and we can help more from that.
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Unread 08-19-2011, 08:36 PM   #4
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More specifics would help. Planned tire size, how hard he plans to wheel em, does he have a heavy foot, stuff like that would help. As far as the dana 40s never heard of em. Did you mean dana 44. If money is now object I would go with dana 60's front and rear or 60 front and 14 bolt rear. Engine, trans, and transfer combo sounds good though.
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Unread 08-19-2011, 08:41 PM   #5
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Mopar 318 (5.2 Magnum) in both. NV 3550 trans. Atlas transfer case. D40 axles with 4.88's and OX lockers front and rear. Both jeeps same drivetrain, just different tires and suspension.
You can mail-order the whole thing from Quadratec except for the engines.
Let's see how deep his wallet is.
What is a D40 AXLES???? Do you mean dana 44??

318 5.2 magnum....X2 Atlas tc..X2

Shop around Quadratec is over priced on most things.

Crawler dana 60s front and rear,lock the rear, stretch front and rear, tube fenders front, comp cut rear, BOGGERS, full cage, sliders (posion spider)...

Mudder..Dana 60rear dana 44 front,boggers,tsl?(either one really) soa,sye,locke the rear....

These are just suggestions.
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Unread 08-19-2011, 09:07 PM   #6
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My mistake yeah I meant the D44
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Unread 08-19-2011, 09:56 PM   #7
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How can we suggest anything with out knowing what size tire he is going to want to run?
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Unread 08-20-2011, 07:51 AM   #8
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How can we suggest anything with out knowing what size tire he is going to want to run?
^^^ X2. I'm not into mudding but I imagine it takes some fair midrange and top-end HP. But the main thing is, what size tires? I'm not into mudding, but I see a LOT of guys around here with full-size rigs. They all put 6" lift and 38" Swampers.

Far as crawling goes I really wouldn't know, but maybe jeepinmichgyuy knows about tires for crawlling.

We need to know what tires to use in order to tell what suspension to use.

I recommended the same drivetrain for both because that way he only needs to keep one set of spare parts for both - and also he's going to need the low-end torque for crawling, and the high-end HP for mudding. The 5.2 Magnum can do that. Also, the Atlas case is offered with different gears - it has either a real deep gear for crawling, or a regular gear for mudding. So the "crawler model" goes into the crawler, the regular model goes into the mudder. That way he can use identical axles on both rigs. I think it would be a good all-around compromise.

What do you think of that idea?

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Unread 08-23-2011, 05:26 PM   #9
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How can we suggest anything with out knowing what size tire he is going to want to run?
Tire size for the crawler 39's, for the mudder 37's

As to how hard he plans on wheeling em, easy at first, until he gets used to it then pretty heavy for both. Does he have a heavy foot. Not really, but he has his moments when he can.

If you guys have any more questions please let me know

Thanks for all the help
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Unread 08-23-2011, 05:31 PM   #10
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For the mudder
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HP60, RCVs, spool, ect...
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Unread 08-24-2011, 03:47 PM   #11
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